Employment Postings and Job Opportunities

This list contains employment and job postings periodically sent to the Center and listed on weekly bulletins. These postings are organized by submission/application deadline. Posts are updated weekly. Please check with the organizers listed below for the most current information.

Summer 2021 Deadlines (June-August)

August Deadlines

Lecturer in South Asian Studies, SOAS, University of London
The Lecturer in South Asian Languages and Cultures will play a key role in developing and implementing the School’s vision for research, teaching and student experience. This role will teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of South Asian literatures, cinemas and cultural studies, as well as language acquisition modules when appropriate. Contributing to MA programmes hosted by the department including MA in Postcolonial Studies, MA Comparative Literatures, MA Cultural Studies and MA Translation Studies. It will engage in high-level research and publish internationally; taking a leadership role in pursuing internal and external collaborative funding opportunities; supervise and examine research students; and play an effective and collegial role in the life of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics and of SOAS more generally. Application and Instructions. Deadline August 22, 2021.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences
The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher fellow in the Department of South Asian Studies with a focus on the history, religion, culture, or politics of contemporary or modern India. The position is for 1yr with the possibility of extension. Applicants must have a PhD at the time of application. Application and Instructions. Deadline August 24, 2021.

Faculty Positions in Development, Azim Premji University, Bangalore
Azim Premji University has a clear social purpose – to contribute to a just, equitable, humane, and sustainable society.  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.

Assistant Professor in South Asian History, Davidson College
The History Department at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in South Asian History beginning July 1, 2022. Candidates should be highly committed to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Ph.D. in History or related field expected by June 30, 2022. The successful candidate will teach five courses each year (four in their first year) among them pre-modern and modern South Asian history surveys and upper-level courses of their own design. The candidate will also participate in the college’s South Asian Studies Program and Writing Program. Application and Instructions.

Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, University of San Diego
The Department of Music at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position in Ethnomusicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in teaching, research, and publications. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper‑level undergraduate courses. Candidates with interdisciplinary specializations intersecting with themes of Borders, Technology and the Human Experience, or Environmental Justice will be preferred. Application and Instructions. Post open until filled.

Fall 2021 Deadlines (September-December)

September Deadlines

Tenure-Track Position in Hindu Studies, Harvard Divinity School
Harvard Divinity School seeks to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment with the rank of assistant professor in Hindu Studies, within the context of the religions of South Asia; and/or Hindu traditions as a global or transnational religion; and/or diasporic Hindu traditions, including Hindu traditions in North America. The foci of applicants’ work may be in any region or time period; research languages, disciplinary and methodological engagements are also open. The search is thus open to a variety of approaches to the field, including the interpretation of texts and commentaries, ritual studies, philosophical and theological studies, the historical study of religion, ethnographic studies, representations of Hindu traditions in film and other media, in South Asia or the global diaspora. Application and Instructions. Application Review Begins September 15, 2021.

Assistant Professor, Sanskrit Studies, University of California Berkeley
The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Sanskrit Studies, tenure track.Duties will include developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, supervising graduate students, coordination of the Sanskrit language programs, supervision of graduate degree candidates, and participation in the administrative activities of the department and the University. Application and Instructions. Deadline September 15, 2021.

Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies, Williams College
The American Studies Program at Williams College seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in Asian American Studies, to start July 1, 2022, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The program seeks to complement and expand the expertise of existing faculty who teach Asian American topics, at a time when the College is working towards building an Asian American Studies program. Application and Instructions. Deadline September 29, 2021.

The Carter Center has announced two new positions on US-India policy and human rights.
This is the first time we’re seeing a US organization at this level create positions on human rights in India. The Carter Center’s Human Rights Program is establishing a new initiative, called I-Policy (India Policy), with the objective to surface evidence, perspectives, and dialogue on civil liberties, freedom of press, and rule of law in India among a specialized audience in the United States. The Human Rights Program is seeking a consultant to serve as the inaugural lead for this project. The consultant will be called Chief Strategy Officer. She/he/they will meet key decision makers to educate them and manage the initiative’s website, reporting on developments in the Indian democracy. She/he/they will commission and publish blog pieces, policy analysis, and white papers, and will host and/or foment conversations (online and in-person) to educate on human rights and Indian democracy. This position will report to the Director of the Human Rights Program at The Carter Center. This position is on a consultancy basis for a duration of 12 months with the possibility of renewal. Read More

October Deadlines

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 Instructions. Application review begins October 1, 2021.

Part-time Telugu Instructor, Winter-Spring Quarters 2022, University of Washington
The Department of Asian Languages and Literature, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a part-time, temporary lecturer to teach one course, most likely, ‘Elementary Telugu’ in Winter Quarter (January–March 2022) and a second course, most likely in continuation of the Elementary Telugu sequence, in Spring Quarter (March–June 2022). Teaching duties will be carried out remotely and, therefore, will not require physical presence in the Seattle area. The instructor must be legally authorized to work in the US and must be physically present in the country. Application and Instructions. Deadline October 1, 2021.

Open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in Classical Studies of South Asia, UT Austin
The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open-rank (tenured or tenure-track) faculty position in Classical Studies of South Asia, to begin in academic year 2022-23. We seek candidates with research interests centered in a humanities discipline in a period before 1800. In addition to contributing to our Core Texts & Ideas Program, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research, teach two courses per semester (including advanced Sanskrit), supervise students at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. levels, and contribute to the intellectual life and service needs of the department and the university. Deadline, October 14 11:59 EST. 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 and will continue until the position is filled. Apply Here 

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.

November Deadlines

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 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.

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

Chair in Ahimsa Studies
The College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Rank of Assistant or Associate Professor effective 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate will hold Shri Shantinath Endowed Chair in Ahimsa Studies and serve as the Director of the Ahimsa Center, as well as teach and pursue an active research agenda. The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received by November 15, 2021. Early application is encouraged. Apply Here

December Deadlines

Lecturer in SanskritThe Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Sanskrit at the rank of Lecturer.The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer in Arts is 24 credits per year with service assignments.  The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching Sanskrit language courses at the introductory and intermediate level, and undergraduate content courses, taught in English, on allied topics in South Asian humanities, culture, or religion.This is a full-time position for an initial term of 3 years, including a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. All application materials should be submitted electronically through the Department’s careers website. Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@ubc.caDeadline, December 6

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern South Asian HistoryFordham University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of modern South Asia with an emphasis on the history of science, technology and medicine. The position, based at our Rose Hill Campus, will start in Fall 2022. Candidates should demonstrate a robust research program and must be able to offer a range of both undergraduate and graduate level courses. The Department of History is committed to creating a vibrant and inclusive educational environment and to supporting the success and well-being of students and colleagues of all backgrounds. Deadline, December 8Apply Here

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

Spring 2022 Deadlines

January Deadlines

Tenure Track Position for Urdu Language, Literature and Performance
The Department of Language Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the areas of Urdu Language, Literature, and Performance. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Language Studies (70%) and English and Drama (30%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter. Deadline, January 10 2022Apply Here

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of South Asian Art History 
Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology invites applications for the Barbara Stoler Miller Assistant Professorship in Indian and South Asian Art, a tenure track position beginning July 1, 2022. Specialists in all subfields and periods will be considered. The Department particularly encourages applications from candidates whose research and teaching will contribute to a global vision of the history of art and to the diversity of the Columbia academic community. Deadline, January 15 2022Apply Here