Ashoka University’s Department of History seeks to hire a scholar of the Medieval Persianate World, rank open. Must have the ability/willingness to teach a survey course in Medieval Indian History, with research level fluency in Persian, and/or Arabic, or any language relevant to medieval history, and ability to mentor students in the same.  Teaching load is two courses per semester. Compensation and research support unparalleled in India. PhD must be in hand by time of appointment.

Candidates will require (1) a coverletter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement on teaching philosophy, (4) statement on research, (5) research portfolio sample, and (6) three references.

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at http://ashoka.edu.in/facultypositions by October 16, 2015.

Ashoka University is a private, nonprofit university providing an international-quality liberal arts and sciences education, the first of its kind in India. We have attracted the brightest students and the highest-quality faculty to our world-class campus on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Ashoka’s Young India Fellowship, in its fifth year, has become the top destination for Indian postgraduates and our growing Undergraduate Programme consists of 360 of the brightest students in India.

Ashoka is supported by partnerships with top universities around the world and an academic council of eminent scholars, all of whom are invested in building a new model of higher education in India through excellence in teaching and research. Our faculty is very diverse and consists of world-class researchers from premier universities (Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and others) who have made a mark in their respective fields, from computer science to philosophy, and are working to shape minds of India’s future leaders.

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