[INDOLOGY] Job Announcement: Stony Brook University, Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic Humanities

Andrew Nicholson andrew.nicholson at stonybrook.edu
Fri Feb 17 15:03:51 UTC 2023

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce a search for an endowed professor at Stony Brook
University, at the rank of full professor or advanced associate professor.
Please note that the application deadline is March 15, 2023. Applications
should be submitted through interfolio. (See below for a complete

Please direct inquiries about this position to the chair of this search,
Prof. S.N. Sridhar (s.sridhar at stonybrook.edu).

My apologies for any cross-postings.

With best wishes,


*Andrew J. Nicholson, Ph.D. *(he/him)
Associate Professor, Asian and Asian American Studies
Director, Minor in South Asian Studies
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5343  USA
(631) 632-4030
Virtual office hours meeting room: https://stonybrook.zoom.us/j/7495611341


*Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities*


Stony Brook, NY

*Open Date*

Feb 15, 2023


Mar 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Stony Brook
University invites applications and nominations for the Nirmal K. and
Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities, beginning
Fall 2023. 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 this appointment, we are looking for an outstanding
scholar in: art, aesthetics, classics, cultural anthropology, intellectual
history, languages, literatures, linguistics, theories of mind, or
religious studies.

The holder of the chair will provide intellectual leadership to the field;
complement the existing scholarship in the Asian and Asian American Studies
department and contribute to its mission, including the master’s and study
abroad programs; 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 actively contribute to the
mission of the Mattoo Center for India Studies and its robust engagement
with the public and the Indian American community.

The endowed Chair will hold the academic rank of tenured full professor in
the department of Asian and Asian American Studies and affiliation with
other appropriate departments. Advanced associate professors will also be
considered. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to research,
publication and program funding from the Mattoo Chair Endowment. Stony
Brook University is home to the Bishembarnath and Sheela Mattoo Center for
India Studies, a respected academic resource and community asset.

Required Qualifications:
- Ph.D. from a reputed university in art, aesthetics, Indic or South Asian
Studies, classics, cultural anthropology, intellectual history, languages
and cultural studies, literature, linguistics, psychology, religious
studies or related field
- A record of outstanding scholarship and high standing in the
international research community
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching is crucial for the success of our
undergraduate and graduate programs
- The candidate must have native or near-native proficiency in one of the
languages of South Asia and in a language relevant to the study of
classical India
- Potential to build India Studies program on campus
- Evidence of commitment to diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:
- Knowledge of Sanskrit
- Experience in working with archives of classical India; expertise in the
study of the global impact of classical India
- community outreach experience.
 Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit the following:

*a cover letter; *a curriculum vitae; *a teaching statement; *a sample of
scholarly work
*a statement of research program; *names of three referees (just names and
email addresses. We will contact them at the appropriate stage.)

* DEI Statement: a separate, one-page statement that addresses how your
teaching and scholarship demonstrates evidence of commitment to diversity
and inclusion.

Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

*Application Process*

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this
search. Link to apply:  apply.interfolio.com/121010

Inquiries or nominations should be directed to:

Professor S.N. Sridhar, Chair, Search Committee, and Director, Mattoo
Center for India Studies,

East 5350, Melville Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Email: s.sridhar at stonybrook.edu Phone: (631) 632-9742

Stony Brook university/SUNY is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
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