Search for Assistant Professor of Modern Hindi Literature and Cultures at UC Berkeley

Alexander von Rospatt rospatt at BERKELEY.EDU
Wed Oct 10 02:40:09 UTC 2012

Dear Colleagues,

Please take note of the below announcement for an Assistant Professor of Modern Hindi Literature and Cultures.

The announcement is also posted on the Departmental Website:

Applications close on 17 December 2012.

Kind regards,

Alexander von Rospatt
Alexander von Rospatt, Professor
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Director of the Group in Buddhist Studies 
University of California 
7233 Dwinelle Hall # 2540
Berkeley, CA 94720-2540

Assistant Professor of Modern Hindi Literature and Cultures 

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of Modern Hindi Literature and Cultures (tenuretrack). PhD by 31 December, 2012, is required. July 1, 2013, start date. The department will consider applications from scholars working in any discipline, genre or period, but is especially interested in expanding its research and teaching activities in the modern era (19th century to the present). Candidates are expected to have advanced literacy in Hindi, the capacity to work with original texts, and a record of publications that deals centrally with Hindi literature. Duties include teaching and developing graduate and undergraduate courses, co-ordination of Hindi language instruction, and supervision of graduate degree candidates. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the potential for intellectual innovation and exceptional promise in research and teaching.

Applications must include a statement of research plans and teaching interests, a CV (~ 3 pages), up to three significant writing samples (~ 30 pages each), and sample syllabi. Applicants must arrange for direct submission of three signed letters of recommendation. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: To apply, please go to the following link: Applications must be received by December 17, 2012. Applications may also be sent by mail to Chair, Hindi Search Committee, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, 7233 Dwinelle #2540, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2540, USA. 

The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates with a record that illustrates their commitment to supporting Berkeley’s plan for equity and inclusion [], and who express what their contributions would be. The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents (see for details).

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