Assistant Professor in Hinduism

Columbia, SC
Mar 08, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00030PO18 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant Professor in Hinduism Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Arts and Sciences Department Religious Studies Advertised Salary Range We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 40 Hours per year 1560 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Faculty

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Department of Religious Studies ( invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Hinduism specializing in early and medieval Hindu ritual. The successful candidate will be expected to make needed contributions to the teaching and research missions of the department.

Required Education and Experience

A Ph.D. in Religious Studies is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 08/16/2018 Job Open Date 03/07/2018 Job Close Date 03/14/2018 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should upload a cover letter and a complete dossier, including current CV, sample of written work, and evidence of teaching ability. Please have three letters of recommendation sent electronically to the chair of the search committee, Michael Dickson, at

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Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents
    1. Teaching Portfolio
    2. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
    3. List of References and Contact Information
    4. Teaching Statement
    5. Other Supporting Documents
    6. Research Portfolio
    7. Research Statement


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