[INDOLOGY] Job Posting: South Asian Religions (McGill University)

Hamsa Stainton hamsa.stainton at gmail.com
Sun Sep 11 14:20:08 UTC 2022

Dear colleagues,

I’m happy to share the job posting below for a tenure-track position in the
area of South Asian religions, with a focus on gender and/or sexuality, in
the School of Religious Studies at McGill University. The application
deadline is Nov. 1, 2022, for a start date of Aug. 1, 2023.

Best wishes,



Hamsa Stainton

Associate Professor

Chair, Graduate Admissions and Fellowships

School of Religious Studies

McGill University

Birks Building 307

(514) 398-3962

Pronouns: he/him


*Assistant Professor- Position in South Asian Religions, School of
Religious Studies *

The School of Religious Studies at McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
invites applications for a tenure-­track faculty position in the area of
South Asian Religions, with a focus on gender and/or sexuality, at the rank
of Assistant Professor. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be
considered at the rank of Associate.

*Position Description:*
We seek a dynamic colleague capable of expanding and enriching an already
strong program in Asian Religions at McGill who is prepared to teach at
undergraduate and graduate levels.

The appointment begins August 1, 2023.

*Job Duties: *

The candidate will also be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate
levels; to contribute to graduate seminars in theory and method offered by
the School of Religious Studies.

*Qualifications and Education Requirements:*
The candidate is expected to have received the PhD prior to appointment.

This position calls for specialization in the study of South Asian
Religions alongside substantive engagement with the wider fields of
Religious Studies, South Asian Studies, and Gender Studies, including
relevant theoretical and methodological approaches.

Preference will be given to candidates who have an excellent overall
research profile; research competence in at least two South Asian
languages, ideally, one modern and one classical; and the ability to teach
broad courses that cover South Asian religious traditions in interreligious
and regional perspectives.

*School of Religious Studies*

For further information about the School of Religious Studies, visit:

For more information on the study of Asian Religions at the School of
Religious Studies, visit:


*Job Type:*

Assistant Professor

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

*Posting Period:*

*Applications should be received by November 1, 2022 to guarantee full
consideration,* but will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted online through Workday, McGill’s employment


*Required Documents: *

Applicants should submit the following:

a letter of application (addressing qualifications, research, and teaching

a Curriculum Vitae; relevant teaching materials;

and one representative writing sample or scholarly publication.

*Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit three letters of
recommendation at the relevant stage of review. *


Inquiries may be addressed to Ms. F. Maniaci, Administrative Officer,
School of Religious Studies (francesca.maniaci at mcgill.ca), or to the chair
of the search committee, Prof. Hamsa Stainton (hamsa.stainton at mcgill.ca).

*McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its
community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and
encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women,
Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and
persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as
from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage
productively with diverse communities. *

*At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions,
methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and
encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact
both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as
government, communities, or industry. *

*McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g.,
family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions
or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected
productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This
information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the
candidate’s record. *

*McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of
designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the
equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by
striving for the implementation of universal design principles
transversally, across all facets of the University community, and
through accommodation policies and procedures
<https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/benefits/disabilities>. Persons with disabilities
who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application
process may contact, in confidence,* accessibilityrequest.hr at mcgill.ca.

*All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance
with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents
will be given priority.*
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