UC-Davis: Hinduism

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Hinduism at the Assistant Professor level. Research focus and methodology within this area are open, and we welcome candidates whose research engages textual sources, visual and material culture, and/or performance practice. Advanced expertise in and ability to teach Sanskrit, particularly at the graduate level, is required. Competency in a second Indian language is recommended. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work in areas that complement those already represented in the UC Davis undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applicants interested in developing India Studies, broadly conceived, at UC Davis. Applicants must demonstrate a strong research profile and a commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field must be in hand by the first day of classes, September 25, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype or at the at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX between November 20 and 22, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 14, 2016. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Applications can be submitted at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01161

A complete application includes:
● Cover letter describing your research and teaching interests
● Statement of Teaching Philosophy (no more than 2 double-spaced pages, approximately 500 words)
● Contribution to Diversity Statement
● Curriculum Vitae
● One (1) publication or professional paper, no more than 30 pages (approximately 8000 words) (ABD applicants may submit an excerpt of equal length from the dissertation)
● Four (4) letters of recommendation

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments: http://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/wl-brochure.pdf

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