Assistant Professor, South Asian Literature and Culture

Assistant Professor of South Asian Literature and Culture — Position Description

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the assistant (tenure track) level in South Asian literatures and/or visual cultures. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media from the early modern to contemporary periods, with a research focus on materials in a language other than English.

The candidate will join five tenured and tenure-line faculty specializing in Chinese, Japanese, and Hindi literature, fifteen continuing lecturer faculty in the Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean languages in the newly formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, as well as several affiliated faculty in other departments who work substantially in Asian studies. ALC plans to increase the total number of tenure-line faculty to nine by 2016.

As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula, establishing departmental governance, and, at a future date, planning a competitive graduate program.

This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in Korean literature at the rank of assistant professor. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures can be found on our on job openings page.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a substantial writing sample (e.g., a dissertation or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately). The position is open until filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

For full consideration applications must have been received by November 7, 2014. All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form.