Position in Modern South Asian Studies
joerg.gengnagel at URZ.UNI-HEIDELBERG.DE
Tue Dec 6 03:36:39 EST 2005
The SOUTH ASIA INSTITUTE of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg
invites applications for the position of
Full Professor (W 3) in Modern South Asian Studies
(Languages and Literatures; 'Moderne Indologie')
(successor Prof. Dr. Monika Boehm-Tettelbach)
to begin April, 2007.
The South Asia Institute was founded in 1962 as an interdisciplinary
centre for research and teaching on South Asia. It is a central academic
institute at Heidelberg University, whose role is to advance
cross-cultural knowledge and understanding by combining the social
sciences with the humanities. As such, the Institute is the only one of
its kind in Germany. The Institute maintains close links with research
centres in Asia, Europe and America. Extensive field research is carried
out in South Asia, usually in cooperation with local scholars.
The disciplines represented at the SAI, i.e. Anthropology, Classical
Indology (Classical Languages and History of Religion), Development
Economics, Geography, History of South Asia, International Economics,
Modern South Asian Studies (Modern Languages and Literatures of South
Asia), Political Science, offer a wide range of curricula and subjects.
Applicants are expected to have experience and interest in
Further information about the South Asia Institute is available under:
· Applicants should have an advanced degree (e.g. a North American
PhD.), post-doctoral lecturing qualification ('Habilitation') or the
equivalent, as well as teaching experience. Candidates are expected to
fully represent the department of 'Moderne Indologie (Modern South Asian
Studies - Languages and Literatures)' in teaching both ongoing and
developing new courses of study at the South Asia Institute.
· Ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary
programmes and research teams.
· Candidates are expected to contribute to the development of research
and to maintain the international research position of the department -
in particular the development of a Hindi Database - and to be actively
involved in the various projects at the institute, for example the
Collaborative Research Centre 619 'Ritual Dynamics' (SFB 619
'Ritualdynamik). Furthermore, experience is required in field research
in South Asia along with the willingness to engage in close cooperation
with universities and academic institutions abroad, notably in South Asia.
The position is permanent. Candidates who have not served as a
University Professor will initially be appointed on a fixed-term
contract according to § 50 Paragraph 1 LHG (University Law of the
Federal State of Baden-Wuerttemberg), after which tenure may be granted
without the necessity of re-application. Exceptions may be made for
international or extra-university applicants.
The University of Heidelberg seeks to increase the number of qualified
women in teaching and research positions and strongly encourages
applications of women. Handicapped persons with equivalent
qualifications will be given preference.
Closing date is 31 January 2006. Applications should be sent to the
Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät
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