Assistant Professor - Sanskrit Studies - South and Southeast Asian Studies

University of California, Berkeley

United States

August 21, 2021

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Assistant Professor - Sanskrit Studies - South and Southeast Asian Studies

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Job #JPF03070

  • South & Southeast Asian Std / College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities / UC Berkeley
  • Position overview

    Position title: Assistant Professor

    Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

    Application Window

    Open July 21st, 2021 through Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

    Position description

    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.

    Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are core values of the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies. We believe that our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share fully our commitment to these values. The Department seeks a highly qualified scholar of Sanskrit Studies. The Department will consider applications from Sanskrit scholars working in any humanistic discipline or period, but it is especially interested in expanding its research and teaching activities in non-Buddhist areas including poetics, epic studies, philosophy, ritual, architecture, grammar, or traditional law and history. Knowledge of Prakrits such as Middle Indic, Apabhraṃśa, etc., or Dravidian or early modern Indian languages will be a further plus. Advanced training and competence broadly in South Asian Studies encompassing specialization in literature and religion as well as cultural and intellectual history is a further desideratum.

    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. For more information about the Department, go to: https:// sseas.berkeley.edu

    The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

    For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: https:// ofew.berkeley.edu/newfaculty

    Qualifications

    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or enrolled in a Ph.d or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

    Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

    Advanced literacy and proficiency in Sanskrit by the start date.

    Preferred qualifications

    An ability to read Sanskrit across genres and to think and work across disciplines.

    Application Requirements

    Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Including a statement of past and current research areas, fields of specialization and language competencies.

  • Statement of Research - A 1-2 page statement of your research record and plans for the future.

  • Statement of Teaching - A 1-page statement of your experience and philosophy of teaching.

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https: // ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions- diversity).

  • 1 of 2 Writing Samples of Recent Scholarship - Published or unpublished; in English, 20-30 pages each.

  • 2 of 2 Writing Samples of Recent Scholarship - Published or unpublished; in English, 20-30 pages each.

  • 1 of 2 Sample Syllabi - For proposed Undergraduate and Graduate Courses ( excluding elementary and intermediate language instructional courses).

  • 2 of 2 Sample Syllabi - For proposed Undergraduate and Graduate Courses ( excluding elementary and intermediate language instructional courses).

  • Reference requirements

  • 3-5 letters of reference required
  • Apply link: https: // aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03070

    Help contact: jakedalton@berkeley.edu

    Campus Information

    Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

    The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: https:// policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

    In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (https:// apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality- policy) prior to submitting their letter.

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    Berkeley, CA

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