Assistant Professor - Hinduism

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 9, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, History, Other Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 076598 Job Title Assistant Professor - Hinduism Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate w/ Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours
As determined by department chair. Job Type Full-time Rank Assistant Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Department of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Religion, to begin August 2023.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in religion or a related field, with specialization in the everyday life of Hindus and competency in methods and theories of religious studies. The successful candidate should also have a foundational grasp of Hindu textual and philosophical traditions and the ability to teach courses in Hinduism across pre-modern and modern periods. Disciplinary specialty is open, as is expertise in a geographic area and/or historical period, but the successful candidate is expected to have relevant competencies in regional languages and will preferably be proficient in Sanskrit.

The successful candidate will make significant contributions to the Department of Religion’s undergraduate and graduate curricula. At the undergraduate level, the successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in Hinduism as well as thematic courses in the study of religion. At the graduate level, the successful candidate will teach topical and methodological seminars with appeal across graduate student specialties as well as advanced seminars in Hindu traditions.

The successful candidate’s graduate seminars will fit into 1 or more of the Department of Religion’s 3 graduate concentrations: Critique, Image and Politics; Communities and Identities; and Texts and Contexts. In addition, the successful candidate could contribute to and benefit from our nationally recognized South Asia Center and from affiliated faculty in our CNY Humanities Corridor, which includes Cornell University and the University of Rochester. Qualifications
Ph.D. in directly relevant area of job description and in hand by beginning of appointment. Job Specific Qualifications
Candidate should be able to make significant contributions to the undergraduate and graduate curricula. Responsibilities
Teach at least 6 credit hours per semester and participate in graduate level dissertation committees and examinations; service through advising, committee works, etc.; research and publications in areas of expertise.

# HEJ Physical Requirements
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Not Applicable Application Instructions
In addition to completing the online application, please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, one syllabus for an introductory undergraduate course in Hinduism and contact information for 3 letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 7, 2022 and will continue until an appointment is made. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

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Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEO Statement
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Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 08/09/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Priority Consideration 09/30/2022 Job Category Faculty Message to Applicants

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