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SHRI ANANTANATHA CHAIR IN JAIN STUDIES

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 267751-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Department:L&S/ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES
Location: Madison
Categories: Faculty

Job Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a tenure-track assistant professor for appointment to the Shri Anantanatha Chair in Jain Studies in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures to begin in August 2023. Candidates for this position must specialize in the study of the Jain tradition and exhibit fluency in a South Asian language (other than English) directly relevant to Jain Studies. A PhD in South Asian Studies or another relevant field is required prior to start of appointment. No specific disciplinary or methodological approach is required for this position, but an ability to engage in transdisciplinary collaboration is highly desirable. The candidate's research and teaching should engage with core features of Jainism, such as its philosophy, history, contemplative practices, cultural expressions, or social dimensions. Candidates should have a demonstrable interest in exploring ways that aspects of Jainism, such as the emphasis on non-violence, non-attachment, and indeterminacy, can be brought to bear on contemporary issues, and the successful candidate will show a clear potential for developing outstanding research and publication on Jain Studies.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position include a robust engagement with research and publication and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on Jainism and on broader topics relevant to Jain Studies, including courses on aspects of South Asia or courses that extend Jain Studies into other areas, such as the environment, diversity, or conflict resolution. The typical course load is two courses per semester. Advising at undergraduate and graduate levels and consistent engagement with professional service are also expected. Public scholarship and outreach activities that share research findings and promote Jain Studies are also integral to this position.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:

Required
A PhD in South Asian Studies or another relevant field is required prior to start of appointment.

Qualifications:

Candidates for this position must specialize in the study of the Jain tradition and exhibit fluency in a South Asian language (other than English) directly relevant to Jain Studies. No specific disciplinary or methodological approach is required for this position, but an ability to engage in transdisciplinary collaboration is highly desirable. The candidate's research and teaching should engage with core features of Jainism, such as its philosophy, history, contemplative practices, cultural expressions, or social dimensions. Candidates should have a demonstrable interest in exploring ways that aspects of Jainism, such as the emphasis on non-violence, non-attachment, and indeterminacy, can be brought to bear on contemporary issues, and the successful candidate will show a clear potential for developing outstanding research and publication on Jain Studies.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Ongoing/Renewable

Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 21, 2023

Salary:

Negotiable
ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

How to Apply:

Apply online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 267751. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a writing sample. Candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references; each reference will each receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference. For full consideration, applications must be received no later than November 10, 2022. Applications received after that date will be considered as time permits.

Please contact the search committee chair, Anthony Cerulli (acerulli@wisc.edu) with any questions.

Contact:

Anthony Cerulli
acerulli@wisc.edu
608-262-3915
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.



Official Title:

Assistant Professor(FA040)

Department(s):

A482100-COL OF LETTERS & SCIENCE/ASIAN LANGUAGES & CULTURES

Employment Class:

Faculty

Job Number:

267751-FA

  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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