SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAMME
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE
The South Asian Studies Programme (SASP) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore seeks two tenure-track scholars at the Assistant or Associate Professor levels in the following areas:
(a) Urban Studies/ Gender Studies / Development Studies in South Asia
Candidates should have doctoral training in one of the following areas: anthropology, sociology, geography, political economy and literary and cultural studies. Further, they should have strong theoretical and empirical grounding in the area of South Asian gender studies, urban studies and development studies and must show evidence of multi-disciplinary research.
(b) Popular Culture and Cinema in South Asia
Candidates should have doctoral training in literature, film studies, sociology or cultural studies. Further, they should have strong theoretical and empirical grounding in the area of South Asian popular culture and/or cinema and must show evidence of multi-disciplinary research.
Candidates with overlapping expertise in areas (a) and (b) are particularly welcome. Both appointees would be expected to teach and develop multi-disciplinary undergraduate and graduate modules in relevant areas, supervise postgraduate students and build up the research profile of the South Asian Studies Programme at NUS. For these positions, familiarity with and competence in a relevant South Asian language is essential. Teaching and curriculum development experience would be advantageous.
Applicants must submit (1) a full vita; (2) a statement detailing individual research agenda and professional experience; and (3) a statement outlining the contributions she/he can make towards these appointments; (4) In addition, applicants must provide names of three academic referees with complete contact details who may be approached directly and confidentially by NUS.
The Search Committee will begin to review applications from 1 November 2009 and will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled. All materials should be sent to:
Chair, South Asian Studies Programme Search Committee
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
Tel: (65) 65164528; Fax: (65) 67770616
Short-listed candidates will be invited to make campus visits in January /February 2010, with a view to the appointments starting in July 2010.
For these positions, salaries and benefits are highly competitive. For details of benefits, terms and conditions of appointments, click here. The University provides generous research support to faculty members, including research grants, funds for attending conferences and academic leave.