Assistant Professor in Hindi

Austin, TX
Oct 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of Asian Studies - College of Liberal Arts - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Sep 1, 2017 • Close: Oct 14, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track position in Hindi at the rank of Assistant Professor, anticipated to start in Fall 2018. Evidence of doctoral training in the study of literature is essential. Specialization can be in any aspect of Hindi literature, translation, or literary studies. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research profile while teaching a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including a gateway course on South Asian culture and history as well as topical undergraduate courses and graduate-level seminars, and to play an active role in the development of the graduate program and of South Asian studies across the disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts. Applicants should also be prepared to supervise independent student research at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. levels, and to contribute to the service demands of the Department of Asian Studies and the University of Texas. Salary is competitive and dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15th, 2018. Evidence of experience in teaching the Hindi language at all levels is a must.

Application Instructions
Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, including a discussion of research, teaching experience, potential course offerings, and how these three elements fit with the interests of Asian Studies faculty; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) graduate transcripts; and (4) a list of contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted online via Interfolio at: Following an initial review of these materials, we will ask semi-finalists to provide a substantive writing sample, sample syllabi, and course evaluations. Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a background check.

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The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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