HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL
Tenure-Track Position in Hindu Studies
Harvard Divinity School seeks to make a full-time, tenure-track
appointment with the rank of assistant professor in Hindu Studies,
within the context of the religions of South Asia; and/or Hindu
traditions as a global or transnational religion; and/or diasporic
Hindu traditions, including Hindu traditions in North America.
The foci of applicants’ work may be in any region or time period;
research languages, disciplinary and methodological engagements are
also open. The search is thus open to a variety of approaches
to the field, including the interpretation of texts and
commentaries, ritual studies, philosophical and theological
studies, the historical study of religion, ethnographic studies,
representations of Hindu traditions in film and other media, in
South Asia or the global diaspora.
The successful candidate will work closely with students in the
Divinity School’s Masters programs, including its multi-religious
Master of Divinity program, and be involved with doctoral programs
in the Committee on the Study of Religion and related departments
in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Teaching undergraduates in the
Comparative Study of Religion and in related FAS departments is
also assumed. The successful candidate will be familiar with forms
of analysis that address race, gender, and social location.
Candidates must apply online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu.
The application will include: cover letter; curriculum vitae;
statement describing teaching philosophy and practices; research
statement; statement describing efforts to encourage diversity,
inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated
future contributions in these areas; and the names of three
references whom the School will contact. Thereafter it will
be the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that three
references have been uploaded by the referees to their
applications. The search committee will begin the review
of completed applications on September 15, 2021, although
applications will continue to be accepted until the position is
Letters of nomination are also welcome and should be sent to
Dean David N. Hempton at email@example.com.
Applicants should address any questions regarding the position
itself or the online application system to the HDS Faculty Search
Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HDS 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