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Assistant Professor, Central Eurasian Studies, (Tibetan Studies)

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Position Details

Title Assistant Professor, Central Eurasian Studies, (Tibetan Studies)
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IU Bloomington Central Eurasian Studies
Position Summary

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington seeks an assistant professor of Tibetan Studies focusing on the period from 1200 AD to the present. The appointment begins August 1, 2018.

Applicants should be capable of conducting research and teaching on issues relating to contemporary and traditional Tibetan history, politics, religion, and/or society as well as modern and pre-modern Sino-Tibetan relations and Tibet’s connections to the rest of Central Asia. Proficiency in modern and classical Tibetan languages is desired as is capability in Chinese.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should have their PhD or be ABD at time of appointment.

She or he should demonstrate commitment to research, teaching, public engagement, and working on Tibetan Studies program development with Indiana University’s world-class Central Eurasian Studies faculty as well as with the School of Global and International Studies. He or she is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Department Contact for Questions

Inquiries can be directed to Ms. Jackie Breeding, CEUS, GISB 3024, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, or jmbreedi@indiana.edu.

Additional Qualifications

Application materials, including a cover letter, CV, career statement describing research, teaching experiences, and philosophy, detailed letters from three academic references, samples of published and in-press work, and teaching evaluations should be submitted online at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/4048.

Referees should submit their reference letters before October 15, 2017. Once you enter your referee information in the application, they will receive an automatic email with a link to upload their reference letter. Please submit your application soon enough before the deadline, so that each referee will have enough time to write a reference letter and upload it to our system before October 15, 2017. It’s also a good idea to let referees know in advance if you plan to ask them for a letter.

Applications received by October 15, 2017 are assured full consideration.

Salary and Rank Assistant Professor
Special Instructions

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

For Best Consideration Date 10/15/2017
Expected Start Date 08/01/2018
OAA # 21705-04

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Will you hold a doctoral degree by the date indicated in the job advertisement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. How did you hear about this position?
    • Personal Contact: At Professional Meeting or Conference
    • Personal Contact: Direct Contact by Search Committee
    • Personal Contact: Referred by colleague or advisor
    • Announcement: Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Announcement: IU Bulletin for Academic Appointees
    • Announcement: Other Journal or Magazine
    • Announcement: Other Website

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Statement of Research and Teaching
Optional Documents
  1. Publication 1
  2. Publication 2
  3. Publication 3
  4. Course Evaluation
  5. Sample Syllabus
  6. Other
  7. Other 2
  8. Other 3
  9. URL