[INDOLOGY] Assistant Professor (TT) in Islamicate South Asia, University of Chicago

Andrew Ollett andrew.ollett at gmail.com
Thu Jul 27 19:45:21 UTC 2023

Dear colleagues,

Please see the below posting for an Assistant Professorship (tenure-track)
in the study of Islamicate South Asia at the University of Chicago. The
posting is on Interfolio here: https://apply.interfolio.com/129027

I would appreciate it if you could share this announcement with colleagues
and students who you might think would be interested in applying. Please
feel free to write to me or to the Department of South Asian Languages and
Civilizations (salc at uchicago.edu) with any questions.



*Assistant Professor in Islamicate South Asia*

*Position Description*

The *Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations*
<https://salc.uchicago.edu/> at the University of Chicago invites
applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the
study of Islamicate South Asia to begin July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible
thereafter. Research expertise may be in any period between the tenth
century and 1947, and may focus on any region of South Asia, including


The successful candidate will demonstrate a wide-ranging familiarity with
Islamic textual traditions and be knowledgeable in the cultural history of
Islam in the subcontinent. Applicants are expected to have expertise in at
least one relevant South Asian language, such as Urdu, and a solid command
of Arabic and/or Persian. They will have an active research agenda leading
to publication in leading venues in their area of specialization, be able
to teach undergraduate and graduate level classes in English, and to teach
advanced reading classes in their language(s) of expertise. Candidates must
have completed all requirements for receipt of a PhD in a relevant field by
the start date of the appointment.

*Application Instructions*

Application materials must include:

·         a cover letter

·         a curriculum vitae

·         a research statement

·         a teaching statement

·         a writing sample (article/dissertation or book chapter)

·         the names and contact information for three recommenders

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the
University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at
*http://apply.interfolio.com/129027* <http://apply.interfolio.com/129027>. *All
applicant materials must be received by 11pm Central Time/Midnight Eastern
Time on* *October 25, 2023. *For questions about the position, please
contact *salc at uchicago.edu* <salc at uchicago.edu>. Position contingent on
final budgetary approval.

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