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PostDoc: Dept of Asian Studies University of British Columbia

Posted in Research Fellowships by harjant on February 21, 2010

The Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for up to 15 Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows, to begin 1 July 2010. These positions enable innovative and collaborative teaching between Fellows and outstanding UBC professors.  The program will help to launch the careers of new scholars showing early promise as excellent university teachers and researchers. Each Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research, as well as to be part of a cohort of early-career scholars sharing methods and exchanging ideas for excellent teaching.

One of the new Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow positions has been allocated to the UBC Department of Asian Studies, which has strengths in a number of areas, including South Asian history, religion and literary culture (see www.asia.ubc.ca). The Department seeks applicants in the fields of Indo-Persian Literary Culture and/or South Asian Islam.

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2010, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year subject to approval from the Department and budgetary availability. Applicants will normally be within 3 years of being awarded the PhD. Successful candidates will teach three single-semester undergraduate courses or sections per year under the supervision of an experienced professor. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, evidence of teaching potential, a sample of written work, and a C.V. to:

Dr. Ross King, Head
Department of Asian Studies, UBC
Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
FAX: 604-822-8937
Email: jrpking@interchange.ubc.ca

Applicants should also have three confidential letters of reference sent to the address noted above.  Complete applications received by March 21 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All quality persons are encouraged to apply.

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ASIA Fellows Awards for the year 2010-2011

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on October 7, 2009

Applications for the Awards are accepted from now until January 15, 2010.
The principal goal of the ASIA Fellows Awards is to increase the overall awareness of intellectual resources in the countries of Northeast Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia and to contribute to the growth of long-range capabilities for cross-regional knowledge sharing.  The ASIA Fellows Awards seek to develop regional expertise, establish a multilateral network of Asian specialists from many disciplines, professional fields and countries, stimulate interdisciplinary research and inter-societal comparison, and contribute to new developments within existing area studies communities. The awards offer opportunities for outstanding young and mid-career Asian scholars, and professionals to gain knowledge of the countries in the region and an understanding of the contexts that shape global and regional issues through research. They enable the awardees to conduct research in a participating Asian country for six to nine months.

Further information: http://www.asianscholarship.org/asf/index.php

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Dept for Study of Religious Diversity

Posted in Research Fellowships by Pippa on June 2, 2009

The Department for the Study of Religious Diversity at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen is seeking Postdoctoral fellows to work in two research programs, comparative study of urban religious aspirations and globalization of religious networks. Excellent applications outside of these programs may also be considered. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Social Sciences, Religious Studies, or Asian Studies

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome. Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages handicapped persons to submit their applications.

Applications and recommendation letters should be addressed to Professor Peter van der Veer and reach by 15 June 2009 at the

Further details: http://www.mmg.mpg.de/english/contemporaryIssues/JobOffers/postdocs-01_vanderveer/index.html

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