Full-time Tenure Track Assistant Professor in South Asian studies – Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne – Deadline for applications : November 9, 2022


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


The Faculty of Arts of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a full-time Tenure Track Assistant Professor at the rank of Associate Professor in South Asian Studies in the Department of Slavic and South Asian Languages and Civilizations.


Expected start date in position : August 1, 2023
Contract length* : Two-year contract, renewable 2 x 2 years, max 6 years
Activity rate : 100%
Workplace : Lausanne-Dorigny

* The person appointed tenure track assistant professor is engaged for a two-year term, renewable twice on the proposal of the Dean’s office. An evaluation procedure is initiated in principle at the end of the 8th semester, ie at the beginning of the third two-year term. At the end of this procedure, the Faculty proposes (or not) to UNIL management the appointment to the rank of Associate Professor.

Your responsibilities

Teaching load of 4 hours per week (BA or MA level seminars).
Supervision of students, support for exams.
Individual research.
Participation in the research activities and administration of the Section.
In addition to contributing to the course offerings and activities of the department and the Faculty of Arts, candidates are expected to collaborate with the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies (FTSR).
Applicants are also expected to engage in projects of interest for the general public.

Your qualifications

Doctor of Arts.
A specialization in South Asian Studies relating to the history of Hinduism (medieval and modern periods) and Hindi language and literature is required.
Applicants are required to have expertise in the history of India, knowledge of relevant languages, and significant experience in research and teaching.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Please contact Professor Blain Auer: blain.auer@unil.ch

Your application

Deadline : November 9, 2022
Applications should include : a curriculum vitae (including the names of 2 referees), a cover letter, a copy of your most recent university degree(s) or diploma(s).
Please send your full application in PDF.
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.
We thank you for your understanding

Additional information

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.
UNIL supports early career researchers.
Recruitment process and conditions of Employment for a full or associate Professor.

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