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The Sarbjit Singh Aurora Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

Posted in News/Information, Vacancies by Pippa on October 30, 2008

The Humanities Division of the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for the newly created Sarbjit Singh Aurora Endowed Chair in Sikh and Punjabi Studies. The endowed chair will be held by a distinguished member of the humanities faculty and will support research and teaching about the Sikh community from a multicultural and global perspective, including gender, diaspora, literary, historical, and cultural studies. Candidates may work in any field in the humanities and will be appointed at any rank from advanced assistant to full professor. This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying out other academic and service responsibilities. The holder of the Sarbjit Singh Aurora Endowed Chair also will work with the relevant department and the Humanities Division to administer the endowment funds.

Rank: Advanced Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) or Full Professor (tenured)

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in humanities discipline, demonstrated excellence in research productivity and in teaching, and, at the most senior level, a record of administrative experience.

Position available: July 1, 2009

To apply: Applicants must submit a letter of application which descries their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three current (2006 to present) letters of recommendation, a writing sample (up to 3 items), course syllabi, and, if possible, a summary of student evaluations. Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their constributions to diversity through their research, service, and/or teaching.

Closing date: The position will remain open until filled, but in order to be considered at the initial screening, applications must be received by Friday, December 12, 2008.

Address: Sikh/Punjabi Studies Search Committee, Department of History, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064.

For more info check: http://www2.ucsc.edu/ahr/academic_employment/jobs/547-09.pdf

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