Poste – Université de Chicago – Poste de professeur assistant spécialisé dans l’étude de l’Asie du Sud islamisée. Date limite de candidature : 25 octobre 2023


The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in the study of Islamicate South Asia to begin July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Research expertise may be in any period between the tenth century and 1947, and may focus on any region of South Asia, including Afghanistan.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a wide-ranging familiarity with Islamic textual traditions and be knowledgeable in the cultural history of Islam in the subcontinent. Applicants are expected to have expertise in at least one relevant South Asian language, such as Urdu, and a solid command of Arabic and/or Persian. They will have an active research agenda leading to publication in leading venues in their area of specialization, be able to teach undergraduate and graduate level classes in English, and to teach advanced reading classes in their language(s) of expertise. Candidates must have completed all requirements for receipt of a PhD in a relevant field by the start date of the appointment.


Application Instructions

Application materials must include:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a research statement
  • a teaching statement
  • a writing sample (article/dissertation or book chapter)
  • the names and contact information for three recommenders

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at applicant materials must be received by 11pm Central Time/Midnight Eastern Time on October 25, 2023. For questions about the position, please contact Position contingent on final budgetary approval.

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