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One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer Position in Hindu Traditions

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Position description

Harvard Divinity School invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer position in Hindu traditions within the context of the religions of South Asia; and/or Hindu traditions as a global or transnational religion; and/or diasporic Hindu traditions, especially Hindu traditions in North America. The foci of applicants’ work may be in any region or time period; disciplinary approaches and methodological engagements are also open. The appointment will last from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. The teaching course load for this appointment will consist of two courses in the fall of 2020 and two courses in the spring of 2021.

Basic qualifications

Scholarly expertise in Hindu traditions within the context of South Asia; and/or as a global or transnational religion; and/or diasporic Hindu traditions. Competency in the appropriate research language(s) also required. Preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD at the time of appointment.

Special instructions

Applicants should also be able to contribute to the Divinity School’s degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity program, and be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. Preference will be given to applicants who have a PhD or doctoral degree requirements completed at the time of appointment. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the Office of Academic Affairs at academicaffairs@hds.harvard.edu.

Required documents

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample (1)
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Contact information

Faculty Search Office
45 Francis Avenue, Divinity Hall 417
Cambridge, MA 02318
academicaffairs@hds.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard Divinity School is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer, and encourages applications and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.