Fwd: PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: Tamil position at University of Goettingen, Germany

Whitney Cox wc3 at SOAS.AC.UK
Sat May 14 15:41:06 UTC 2011

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From: Rupa Viswanath <rupa.viswanath at gmail.com>
Date: 13 May 2011 20:35
Subject: PLEASE CIRCULATE WIDELY: Tamil position at University of
Goettingen, Germany
To: "rupa.viswanath" <rupa.viswanath at gmail.com>

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the University of Goettingen is
seeking a Tamil Lecturer/ Research Fellow.  The full advertisement is
appended below, and is also attached should you prefer to forward it that
way.  Please direct any questions regarding the position to me--and
encourage candidates who might be unfamiliar with German academia to write
to me with any practical concerns as well.  I should also stress that the
deadline is quite soon (June 3rd).

Many thanks in advance for your help!

Rupa Viswanath

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-University
Göttingen is currently inviting applications for a

*Lecturer/ Research Fellow in Tamil.*

 The position will start on 01 Oct. 2011. We offer a two-year fixed-term
contract, with the possibility for renewal and/or permanent status
contingent upon the availability of funding.

Applications from scholars trained in any field of the humanities or social
sciences whose research has focused on Tamil literature broadly conceived
and/or Tamil-speaking populations will be given serious consideration. All
applicants must possess a PhD or equivalent by the start date of the
appointment, and must have prior experience teaching Tamil to non-native
speakers. The successful candidate will teach Tamil at several levels, and,
in addition, pursue a postdoctoral research project of his or her own
design. The teaching load is 12 hours per week.

The scholar will be based at the University of Göttingen, Dept. of Indology,
in Germany.

Applicants from all countries are encouraged. German is not required
initially, but the successful candidate will be required to acquire German
sufficient for teaching purposes within a reasonable time frame.

The full-time position (currently 39.8h per week) will provide the following
benefits: The monthly gross salary for the postdoctoral position (salary
scale TV-L E13) will range from € 3,000 – 3,400, commensurate with

Queries regarding the position may be addressed to Prof. Rupa Viswanath;
E-Mail: rviswan at uni-goettingen.de. For more information on CeMIS visit the
website at the University of Göttingen:

A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a 2-3 page
description of a research project, and two letters of reference, at least
one of which must address the applicant’s Tamil teaching abilities.
Application materials should be sent by e-mail to* **
ikaraku1 at uni-goettingen.de* <ikaraku1 at uni-goettingen.de>* *, with the
subject line “Tamil Position: Surname, Name”* no later than 03 June 2011.*

All information given will be handled confidentially and deleted after a
period of five months.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunity employer and places
particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified
women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with
equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Dr. Rupa Viswanath
Professor of Indian Religions
Centre for Modern Indian Studies
University of Gottingen
Waldweg 26
37073 Gottingen


Dr. Whitney Cox
Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia,
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG

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