[INDOLOGY] Job Opening: Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic Humanities

Andrew Nicholson andrew.nicholson at stonybrook.edu
Wed Jul 13 12:36:55 UTC 2016

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I’d like to call your attention to a new job opening for an endowed
position at Stony Brook University, the Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic
Humanities. Click on the link below for details, and please feel free to to
notify others who might be interested. Inquiries about the position can be
sent via e-mail to me or to the search committee chair, S.N. Sridhar (
s.sridhar at stonybrook.edu).


The College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University invites
applications and nominations for the Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed
Chair in Classical Indic Humanities. The goal of the Mattoo Chair is to
advance research in and promote a better appreciation of the contributions
to human knowledge made by systems of knowledge having their origin or
major development in Classical India. For the inaugural appointment to the
Chair, we are looking for an outstanding scholar in the fields of art,
aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural
anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. The successful
candidate must be eligible for appointment with tenure as a full professor
at Stony Brook University.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History,
Philosophy, Sociology or related field. Outstanding scholarship in art,
aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural
anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. Must be tenurable in
one of the following departments: Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies,
History, Philosophy, or Sociology. Exemplary record of leadership and high
standing in the international research community.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching and in community outreach.

The holder of the chair will provide intellectual leadership to the field;
collaborate with campus academic units to design and implement initiatives
that will mainstream India Studies; pursue a research program resulting in
prestigious publications; teach graduate and undergraduate courses and
guide research scholars; organize conferences and lecture series; conduct
outreach programs; and contribute to the mission of the Mattoo Center and
its robust engagement with the public and the Indian American community.

The endowed professor will hold the academic rank of tenured professor in
an appropriate department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications
and experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to
research, publication and program funding from the Mattoo Endowment.

Stony Brook University is home to the Bishembarnath and Sheela Mattoo
Center for India Studies, a respected academic resource and community asset
with an endowment of $5 million.

The Employment Application form can be found here:

We will begin reviewing files on October 1, 2016. Inquiries or to nominate
an individual may be directed to the chair of the search committee,
Professor S.N. Sridhar, Chair of the Search Committee, at
s.sridhar at stonybrook.edu. Telephone: (631) 632-9742.

Andrew J. Nicholson
Associate Professor
Graduate Studies Director
Asian & Asian American Studies
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5343
(631) 632-4030

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