The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in South Asian studies with specialization in Islamicate cultures. Applications from scholars working in Urdu and a second South Asian language are especially welcome. As a transregional and interdisciplinary department MESAAS seeks applicants capable of bringing their work and interests into conversation with non-specialists both within the department and across the university. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda, to teach both broad courses for undergraduates as well as graduate seminars, and to direct MA and PhD theses. MESAAS encourages applications from candidates whose research, teaching, and service to the field will contribute to the diversity of the department and the university.
The review of applications will begin on January 1, 2020; the position will remain open until filled. On-campus interviews will take place in early spring. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2020. The Ph.D. must be in hand by the appointment start date.
Please visit our online application site (RAPS) at:
• Cover letter explaining research and teaching interests
• Curriculum vitae
• One writing sample (of no more than 30 pages)
• A list of three reference providers (who will be asked to upload letters onto RAPS)
• List of courses taught or being developed, along with one sample syllabus
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran