Position Indian Religions, Univ of Gottingen, Post-doctoral Fellow

Universität Göttingen, Center for Modern Indian Studies

Postdoctoral Fellow–Indian Religions

Institution Type: College / University
Location: Germany
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen seeks to fill the position of

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Indian Religions

This position will begin on Oct. 1, 2013.
The position is full time; regular working hours are 39.8 per week. We offer a two-year fixed-term contract. Remuneration will be according to E13 TV-L (the German public sector pay scale).

Applications from scholars representing all subfields in the study of religions in India are welcome; preference will be given to candidates whose research and writing addresses one or more of the followingtopics: minority religions, law, conversion, gender, social inequality, religion and empire, and religion and democratic practice. Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, such as Religious Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology, South Asian Studies, or Political Science. In addition to pursuing a postdoctoral research project, the fellow will assist in the design and organization of conferences and workshops on Indian religions, and in the teaching of religion courses at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies. The scholar will be based at the University of Goettingen in Germany, but may spend a portion of the fellowship period conducting field research, in consultation with the Indian Religions research group leader. Applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply. English proficiency is expected; German is not required, but would be welcome.

The University of Göttingen is an equal-opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Please send your application with the usual documents (a writing sample, a 1000-word proposal for a postdoctoral research project, and three letters of reference, to be sent directly by the referees). Materials should preferably be sent by email to iris.karakus@cemis.uni-goettingen.de no later than the 25th of April, 2013.
Alternatively you can send your application by post to:
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Centre of Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)
Frau Iris KarakuşWaldweg 26 D-37073 Göttingen

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Rupa Viswanath, e-mail: rviswan@uni-goettingen.de.
For more information on CeMIS and the Indian Religions Research Group please visit: .
Contact: Prof. Rupa Viswanath rviswan@gwdg.de