Job Posting: Bangla Studies, University of Chicago

Bangla Studies Position Available at University of Chicago

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The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, invites applications for a junior, tenure-track position in Bangla language and Bengal Studies. Candidates working in both pre-modern and modern Bangla and Bengal studies are welcome to apply.

Teaching duties are four courses per year, distributed over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). Among the four courses taught, one must be offered in an undergraduate College Core sequence. The remaining three will include Bangla language classes at the advanced (3rd-4th year) level, as well as individually devised graduate seminars.

Applications (cover letter, c.v., representative publications) should be submitted electronically in so far as possible. Electronic applications (PDF and/or MS Word) should be emailed to: salcsearches@lists.uchicago.edu with subject heading “Bangla Search.” Paper applications and other supporting materials, and three letters of reference, should be mailed to: Bangla Search Committee, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, Foster Hall, 1130 E. 59th Street, Chicago IL 60637-1543, U.S.A.

phone: 773-702-8373
fax: 773-834-3254.

Applications will be reviewed beginning Dec 1 2008. The appointment is expected to start on July 1 2009. PhD prior to start preferred.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.