Postdoc: Vira-Shaiva Temples in Karnataka, Univ. of Manchester

Julia Hegewald julia.hegewald at MANCHESTER.AC.UK
Fri Oct 31 10:56:53 UTC 2008

Dear colleagues and friends,
I would like to draw your attention to a new postdoctoral research position
in my research team on Jainism in Karnataka at the University of Manchester.
Thank you for forwarding the information to anybody who might be interested.
With best wishes

University of Manchester
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Vira-Shaiva Temples in Karnataka)
(Ref: HUM/81253)
Salary £28,839 p.a.

The Emmy Noether Research Project on Jainism in Karnataka started in
February 2005 with a major award from the DFG (German Research Foundation).
It has been recently extended by three years, commencing in February 2009.
We are seeking an outstanding candidate for a post-doctoral position to work
with Dr Julia A. B. Hegewald, the head of the project. You should have a PhD
in a relevant subject area. ­ ideally South Asian art history, or a subject
area contiguous to it, with a demonstrated research interest in South India
and Shaivism and/or Jainism. You will be a key contributor to the joint
activities and outputs of the project. In addition, you will be expected to
pursue individual research leading to a number of published
chapters/articles during the tenor of the project. You will assist the head
of project in the organisation of a major international conference and be
responsible for the day-to-day administration of it. You will be involved in
the planning of group events, as well as the servicing of our webpage and
the editing of research publications emerging from the project.

The position is available from 1 June 2009 for 12  months in the first
instance, with the expectation of an extension for up to two years.

Informal enquiries
Dr Julia A. B. Hegewald
Email: julia.hegewald at
Application forms and further particulars are available from:
direct link:

And from:
direct link:
If you are unable to go online you can request a hard copy from:
Fiona Macmillan
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures, Samuel Alexander Building, The
University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL. Tel: 0161 275
Closing date for applications is 28 November 2008 and interviews are likely
to be held in the week beginning 26 January 2009.
Please quote ref: HUM/81253

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