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Full Time Assistant Professor of Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies

New York University

Deadline: until the position is filled


The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Pre-Modern Indian Ocean Studies to commence on September 1, 2019.

We seek a scholar of pre-modern Indian Ocean history, culture, politics, and economy, with a primary interest in the exchange of ideas, texts, cultural objects, commodities and trade patterns, and the intermigration of communities. We are particularly interested in an interdisciplinary scholar whose teaching and research focuses on conceiving new ways of thinking about circulation, mobility, and the migration of peoples and ideas within a transregional context.

The Indian Ocean, in the pre-modern, constituted a critical central link between “local” and broader regional and transregional constellations of culture and society, economy and politics that encompassed the Gulf region, Persia, East Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. These linkages manifested themselves in the circulations of religion, trade, ideas, language, literature, labor, and the workings of empire and territory. The potential candidate should be able to cover two or more of these geographical areas, with a strong scholarly interest in the theories of trans-cultural exchanges, migration and the creation of economies, polities, geographies and boundaries, within the broader Indian Ocean area.

The teaching load for this position is four courses per year. In addition, the position involves serving as an adviser for 20-25 students.

Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students that are part of New York University. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor. To learn more about the Gallatin School, please visit our website at gallatin.nyu.edu.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing. All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit: https://apply.interfolio.com/51764

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a writing sample of 10-20 pages, a brief description of three dream courses (250 words), and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Gallatin Human Resources at gallatin.hr@nyu.edu.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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