Call for Applications:
2014-15 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia
Stanford University

Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Center for South Asia, and the Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral position under the general rubric “Literary Cultures of Muslim South Asia.” The postdoctoral fellow will teach two courses related to his/her interests, pursue his/her own research, and participate in the activities of Stanford University programs and departments. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Stanford during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Candidates must specialize in literary or cultural studies connected to a major language of South Asian Muslim literary production. The position is open to scholars in any historical period. Disciplinary training may be in Area Studies (South Asia, Middle East, or Near East), Anthropology, Comparative Literature, History, or Religious Studies. All applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on September 1, 2014. Candidates who hold continuing, assistant-professor-level teaching positions are eligible to apply. The recipient may not be more than three years beyond the receipt of doctoral degree by the time of the appointment.

Application materials must be submitted online at . Please submit a cover letter, CV, one-page description of your research plans, and a draft of two course syllabi. Applicants must also arrange for two recommendation letters to be uploaded directly to Interfolio by the letter writers. For full consideration, all application materials, including the recommendation letters, must be received by January 15, 2014.  Compensation includes an annual salary of $55,000 – $60,000, health coverage, and $1,500 for research-related expenses. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Burcak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director of the Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program) at burcak at stanford dot edu.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.  It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.