[INDOLOGY] call for applications for a tenure track faculty position in Sanskrit at the University of Californian, Berkeley
Alexander von Rospatt
rospatt at berkeley.edu
Thu Jul 22 15:18:18 UTC 2021
please take note of the call for applications for a tenure track faculty position in Sanskrit at the University of Californian, Berkeley, in the Department of South And Southeast Asian Studies (https://sseas.berkeley.edu/ <https://sseas.berkeley.edu/>). The application deadline is Sept 15, 2021, and the anticipated start day is July 1, 2022.
View this position online: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03070 <https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03070> and apply at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03070/apply <https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03070/apply>. I also copy details of the job advertisement below.
I would be grateful if you could spread the word and encourage eligible colleagues to apply.
Alexander von Rospatt
Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Group in Buddhist Studies, Director
University of California
7233 Dwinelle Hall # 2540
Berkeley, CA 94720-2540
Zoom room # 923 014 7373
Email: rospatt at berkeley.edu <mailto:rospatt at berkeley.edu>
The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Sanskrit Studies,
Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values of the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. We believe that our excellence can only be
fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share fully our commitment to these values. The Department seeks a highly qualified scholar of Sanskrit
Studies. The Department will consider applications from Sanskrit scholars working in any humanistic discipline or period, but it is especially interested in
expanding its research and teaching activities in non-Buddhist areas including poetics, epic studies, philosophy, ritual, architecture, grammar, or traditional law
and history. Knowledge of Prakrits such as Middle Indic, Apabhraṃśa, etc., or Dravidian or early modern Indian languages will be a further plus. Advanced
training and competence broadly in South Asian Studies encompassing specialization in literature and religion as well as cultural and intellectual history is a
Duties will include developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, supervising graduate students, coordination of the Sanskrit language
programs, supervision of graduate degree candidates, and participation in the administrative activities of the department and the University. For more
information about the Department, go to: http://sseas.berkeley.edu
The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates
who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.
For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a Ph.d or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Advanced literacy and proficiency in Sanskrit by the start date.
An ability to read Sanskrit across genres and to think and work across disciplines.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter - Including a statement of past and current research areas, fields of specialization and language competencies.
Statement of Research - A 1-2 page statement of your research record and plans for the future.
Statement of Teaching - A 1-page statement of your experience and philosophy of teaching.
Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including
information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and
inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
1 of 2 Writing Samples of Recent Scholarship - Published or unpublished; in English, 20-30 pages each.
2 of 2 Writing Samples of Recent Scholarship - Published or unpublished; in English, 20-30 pages each.
1 of 2 Sample Syllabi - For proposed Undergraduate and Graduate Courses ( excluding elementary and intermediate language instructional courses).
2 of 2 Sample Syllabi - For proposed Undergraduate and Graduate Courses ( excluding elementary and intermediate language instructional courses).
3-5 letters of reference required
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and nonacademic
staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to
advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete
University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
In searches when letters of reference are required 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 (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.
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