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Announcement of Professorship – The Georg-August-University Göttingen

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on June 19, 2009

For the Centre of Modern Indian Studies, the University, with funding from the state of Lower Saxony (Land Niedersachsen), is setting up five new professorships to ensure the creation of an excellent and internationally visible centre for area studies.

  • A professorship in Society and Culture of Modern India (W3) with a regional focus on India and thematic expertise in social structure, ethnic religious diversity, and legal pluralism;
  • A professorship in Indian Economic Development (W3), with a research focus on development economics issues in India and particular competence in inequality or poverty issues, political economy, or India-specific financial topics;
  • A professorship in Modern Indian History (W3), preferably with a historical focus on modern Indian economic and social history, and a strong competency in Indian languages;
  • A professorship in Indian Religions (W2), with particular competencies in modern Hinduism, Islam, and/or other religions prevalent in India;
  • A professorship in Indian State and Democracy (W3) with a particular focus on Indian politics, Indian constitutional theory, Indian law, or comparative legal studies


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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