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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Lahore University of Management Sciences The Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences (MGSHSS) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) seeks a scholar of international relations for the Khurshid Hyder Chair. We welcome applicants at assistant, associate or full professor (Ph.D. required) with research and pedagogical expertise on international relations, broadly defined: conflict and security studies; diplomacy, international cooperation and international organizations; international or diplomatic history. Interested applicants should submit a copy of their current curriculum vitae and a cover letter, along with the names of three referees, to Mr. Aurangzaib Awan in the Office of the Dean, MGSHSS, by December 15th 2021. Mr. Aurangzaib Awan can also be reached at: aurangzaib.awan@lums.edu.pk

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the History of South Asia

The Department of History at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of South Asia. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2-2 teaching load), and contribute to departmental governance. Applicants must have their PhD in History, South Asian Studies, South Asian Languages and Cultures, or a related field conferred by July 30, 2022.  Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Apply Here

Associate Professor for the Study of Religion

The Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo is looking for candidates with competence in the study of religion and with research interest in the field of religion and politics. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of research and initiate and lead research projects. The research focus of the present staff includes studies in Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam and clusters thematically around changing authority structures, ethnic and national identity politics, gender construction, covering contemporary, historical and comparative perspectives. Deadline is November 1, 2021. Apply Here 

Assistant or Associate Professor in South Asian Religions, Emory University

The Department of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a full-time assistant or associate professor in South Asian Religions to begin Fall 2022. The ideal candidate will specialize in premodern Hinduism and possess strong facility with Sanskrit texts. We seek a scholar deeply conversant with the field of Hindu studies in close conversation with the study of religion. Areas of particular interest include premodern Hindu narrative, philosophy, ritual, art, performance, and law. The successful candidate will have a proven record of research and teaching excellence and should be prepared to teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses in Hinduism and South Asian religions. Review of completed applications begins on October 15, 2021 Apply Here 

Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology-Environment Justice Health, Syracuse University

The Anthropology Department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of cultural anthropology. We are looking for expertise in environmental concerns and environmental justice; energy and infrastructure; extraction of natural resources; health, technology and medicine; and multispecies relations. We would like to emphasize the health and medical anthropology aspects of this search to support the minor and to engage with other health researchers in the school. Teaching load is 2 courses per term. Annual teaching load will include introductory cultural anthropology class. Area focus is open to South Asia and Latin America/Caribbean, as well as oceanic intersections in the Indian Ocean and/or Atlantic World.  Application and InstructionsApplication review begins October 1, 2021.

Application for Project Go

The national Project GO online application is open and ready for Summer 2022 domestic and overseas language offerings! Due to the continuing global pandemic, Project GO at UW-Madison will again be offering only domestic language study options for Summer 2022 for the following languages: Hindi, Indonesian, Russian, and Turkish (new). We are prioritizing Wisconsin residents, Wisconsin students and Minnesota residents, so please encourage your students to apply as their chances are especially favorable for receiving a Project GO award at UW-Madison. Read More

AIIS Language Program

The American Institute of Indian Studies welcomes applications for its summer 2022 and academic year 2022-2023 language programs. Programs to be offered include Hindi (Jaipur), Bengali (Kolkata), Punjabi (Chandigarh), Tamil (Madurai); Marathi (Pune), Urdu (Lucknow), Telugu (Hyderabad), Gujarati (Ahmedabad), Kannada (Mysore), Malayalam (Thiruvananthapuram), Mughal Persian (Lucknow), Sanskrit (Pune) and Pali/Prakrit (Pune). AIIS will award language fellowships, on a competitive basis, to academic year and fall semester students, which would cover all expenses for the program. Those eligible for these fellowships are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who will have had the equivalent of at least two years of prior language study by September 2022. Deadline, December 31, 2021 Read More 

Critical Language Scholarship

The CLS Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. he application for the 2022 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open! CLS welcomes students to apply now to learn Bangla, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu for the summer of 2022 on a fully-funded intensive language program. The CLS programs in these four languages are operated by AIIS in India. Due Date, November 16, 2021, 8:00 PM ESTApply Here 

The Annual Conference of South Asia

Our online conference will be held on Canapii, on October 21-23. Please login with the email you used to submit your conference proposal. You can access Canapii now, but our ACSA event is not visible until October 14 as we perform final checks to ensure a successful event. Canapii uses Chime, a Zoom-like video conferencing app. The controls will look very familiar. Organizers, Chairs, and all Presenters will have host capabilities – screen-sharing, mute functions, etc.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Center for South Asia IS Teaching Fellows Program

The Center for South Asia is pleased to announce a new professional development opportunity for graduate students. The Center for South Asia Fellows program will give students the opportunity to develop and teach an online course for the International Studies major. As part of the program, fellows will receive pedagogical training and support as well as the opportunity to create and revise a teaching statement.  Deadline to apply:  Friday October 22, 2021, 11:59pm CST

Additional information and application submission link can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdqMS-Y8W5erD6_dSRz7qylvVvNz5lmgzzjF03aWzvUu04LTQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

CSA 50% Spring 2022 PAship

The Center for South Asia at UW-Madison seeks an energetic, responsible, and organized graduate student worker as an office program assistant for the Spring 2022 semester, from 1/5/22-5/22/22.  This position is a 50% PAship under the International Division, which includes benefits and tuition remission for the spring semester.  Applicants must be graduate students in good standing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Knowledge of South Asia is preferred, but not essential. The job requires a commitment of 20 hours per week, with most work taking place in-person. 

Program Assistant duties include:
-Assist with aspects of office management, including serving as the primary point of contact between the Center and the campus community
-Work under the Assistant Director to maintain the Center’s social media networks, including regular web updates, email bulletins, etc.
-Manage event logistics such as room reservations; ordering food; organizing guest invitations, travel and accommodations; as well as coordinating payment information with the Center Financial Specialist in TEMS and submitting required event documentation    
-Work under the Assistant Director to assist in preparations for the Weekly Lecture Series, including publicity, event set-up and management, and recording 
-Assist with coordination of other Center events, including teacher training and outreach workshops, language events, SASLI events, and the Annual Conference on South Asia
-Work under the Associate Director to prepare and regularly update data for annual reporting
-Work under the Associate Director in grant preparations tasks 
-Maintain master course list for the Center
-Collate receipts for Center expenditures biweekly
-Other clerical/office duties as assigned 
-Basic knowledge of Word Press and Word, Excel, Outlook, and other Office programs required 

Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of Word Press/ Video Editing, and Illustrator.  Ideal candidate will have experience with desktop publishing and Web design software.

To apply, please send your CV and letter of intent in a single PDF file to CSA Associate Director Sarah Beckham (sbeckham@wisc.edu) by Friday, October 22, 2021, 11:59pm CST.

The University of New Mexico 14th Annual Mentoring Conference

The Mentoring Institute’s Annual Conference aims to host a broad constituency, including divisions of higher education, academic researchers, educators, community leaders, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals. It features:

2021 Mentoring Conference:

Mentoring in an Interconnected World

Plenary Sessions: Monday through Friday, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

11 sessions will be conducted by experienced practitioners and researchers. Speakers will discuss new ideas to enhance the practice of mentoring, coaching, and leadership.

For more information and to register, click here: https://mentor.unm.edu/conference/register

Call for Papers: 22nd International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations

Call for Papers for the Twenty-second International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, University of Curaçao, Willemstad, Curaçao, 2–4 June 2022.

The Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network is brought together by a shared interest in human differences and diversity, and their varied manifestations in organizations, communities, and nations. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

We invite proposals addressing one of the following themes.

Submit a proposal by November 2nd, 2021. More information and proposals can be submitted here.

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies

The online fellowship and grant administration (OFA) system is now open for applications.

The deadline for the following programs is 9PM Eastern Time on November 15, 2021:​

  • The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
  • The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Early Career Research Fellowships in Buddhist Studies
  • The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Translation Grants in Buddhist Studies

The deadline for the following programs is 9PM Eastern Time on January 11, 2022:

  • The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorships in Buddhist Studies
  • The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Buddhism Public Scholars

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the ninth year of an initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies, funded by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

These are global competitions. There are no restrictions as to the location of work proposed or the citizenship/residence of applicants. Although applications must be written in English, the final written products may be in any language.

Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) System (ofa.acls.org). Questions should be directed to BuddhistStudies@acls.org Please read the FAQ(Frequently Asked Questions) before making inquiries.

Assistant Professor, Asian Religions, Missouri State University

The Department of Religious Studies is searching for a scholar of Asian Religions to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in August 2022. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and master’s level in Asian religions, including Islam, and the department’s world religions survey course. Additional teaching responsibility may include periodically offering the department’s capstone course on method and theory in the study of religion. Application and Instructions. Deadline October 31, 2021.

Assistant Professor, South Asian History, Claremont McKenna College

The History Department at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in South Asian history, period and research specialization open. The department is particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching interests situate South Asian history within a larger regional and global context. The successful candidate must be able to offer a range of courses, including broad overviews and topical colloquia on key themes of South Asian history, and will be expected to participate in the History Department’s thematic tracks and in the Claremont College consortium’s program on Asian Studies. Application and Instructions. Deadline November 2, 2021.

DOR BAHADUR BISTA PRIZE FOR THE BEST GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER

The Dor Bahadur Bista Prize honors the life, career, and service of Dor Bahadur Bista, Nepal’s first anthropologist and former Honorary President of the ANHS predecessor organization, the Nepal Studies Association (NSA). The purpose of the prize is to recognize outstanding scholarship by students whose research focuses on the areas of High Asia (Hindu Kush – Karakoram – Himalaya – Tibetan Plateau) that comprise the principal interests of ANHS. Submissions from all academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and arts will be accepted.

Submissions from all academic disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and arts will be accepted. All submissions are expected to be ready for publication and must not have been previously published nor be under consideration for publishing at the time of submission. HIMALAYA, the journal of ANHS, reserves the right of first refusal for publishing any awarded papers. Like all papers submitted to HIMALAYA, papers will be peer reviewed and must conform to the journal’s submission guidelines (see details at: https://himalayajournal.org/submit/). Multiple author papers are acceptable, provided that the graduate student applicant is the first author

Eligibility is restricted to graduate students in good standing who do not hold the degree of PhD as of the submission deadline. Undergraduates, even those who have written honors theses, are not eligible.  

Requirements for Submission
To enter the competition, each student author must submit the following ELECTRONICALLY:

  1. A one-paragraph (200-300 word) abstract of the paper
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. The complete paper, not to exceed 8,000 words, sent in .doc or .docx format, with the word count clearly labeled
  4. A transcript from your graduate institution, indicating graduate status or a letter of support from your graduate advisor, indicating your standing as a graduate student

Deadline for Submission: November 15, 2021
Submit application package to: prize@anhs-Himalaya.org
Selection of Award: All submissions will be reviewed and selected by an ANHS subcommittee.
Expected date of Award: December 31, 2021

Award: The winner will receive a cash award of $150 and will be recognized at the annual South Asian Studies Conference in Madison, WI, along with an invitation to submit the paper to HIMALAYA. A list of past winners and their paper titles are listed on the ANHS website.

A pdf of the call can be accessed here.

AIIS Research Fellowships

The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) invites applications from scholars from all disciplines who wish to conduct their research in India. Application Deadline November 15, 2021.

  • JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS are given to doctoral candidates at universities in the U.S. to conduct research for their dissertations in India for up to eleven months.
  • SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS are Available to scholars who hold the Ph.D. degree, either for long-term (six to nine months) or short-term (four months or less) periods.SENIOR SCHOLARLY/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIPS are available to scholars and professionals who have not previously worked in India.
  • SENIOR CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS FELLOWSHIPSare available to practitioners of the arts of India.

Faculty Positions in Development, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

The University is focused on fields of education and development through its programs of study that prepare professionals with integrity, competence, and social commitment. We invite applications for faculty positions in environment and climate change, development theories and histories, technology and development, gender in development and public health.  Candidates with Ph.D. or equivalent in relevant domains interested in teaching, research and practice are encouraged to apply. Application and instructions here. For more information, write to facultypositions@apu.edu.in.