Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Studies

Hamilton College


Posted: 22-Oct-23

Location: Clinton, New York

Salary: Open


International Affairs/Studies

Internal Number: 6FB8DB8A-22E1-44C9-92C417E27570232F

The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2024 in South Asian literary cultures and their languages, broadly understood to include questions of textuality, orality, and performance. We are especially interested in teacher-scholars whose research and teaching engages with Persian, Hindi, and/or Urdu. Candidates should also indicate their experience in language instruction. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address ways in which you raise issues of diversity and inclusion in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The position carries a teaching load of three courses each year and no service obligations outside of expectations for teaching and research. The expected salary range for this position is $52,500 to $55,000. Candidates should submit a cover letter, c.v., a writing sample, and at least one course syllabus (for a course already taught or for a proposed course) via interfolio at . Questions regarding the search may be directed to Abhishek Amar, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] . Our review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023.

Hamilton College is a residential liberal arts college located in central New York. The College has built its reputation on the teaching excellence and leading scholarship of its faculty, and on the academic distinction and intellectual curiosity of its approximately 2000 students who take advantage of Hamilton’s open curriculum  ( Accomplished faculty, highly capable and motivated students, and a student-faculty ratio of 9:1 provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence, intellectual and cultural diversity, and respect for differences in the development of students as human beings. Hamilton’s commitment to diversity is embodied in its need-blind admission policy and meeting the full demonstrated financial need of every accepted student for their entire undergraduate program. Please visit the college website for more information ( ). 

 Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that is committed to building an inclusive and diverse learning community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and excel. We encourage candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at , as well as additional information at (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.

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United States. Founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy; chartered in 1812 as Hamilton College; third oldest college established in New York State. Our mission is to provide an educational experience that emphasizes academic excellence and the development of students as human beings, as we prepare them to make choices and accept the responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic world of intellect and diversity. Hamilton’s 1,350-acre campus is situated on a hilltop overlooking the picturesque village of Clinton, N.Y. The College is eight miles southwest of Utica, 45 minutes east of Syracuse, one hour from the Adirondack Park to the northeast and 90 minutes west of Albany.
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