University Lecturer in Modern South Asian Culture

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 01 Sep 2022

Leiden University invites applications for a University Lecturer in Modern South Asian Culture, to begin 1 January 2023. This position is situated in the Leiden Institute for Area Studies, which is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional/historical perspectives, based on a solid foundation of linguistic and cultural knowledge.

We are looking for a colleague who can combine Humanities and Social Science perspectives on culture, engaging both popular and 'high' cultural production in film, literature, theatre, art, music, and (new) media, with reference to cultural identities (for instance: ethnic, linguistic, gender-based) and to social, political, economic, and religious contexts.

Key responsibilities:

  • Original research, involving primary sources and/or fieldwork as appropriate.
  • Teaching, curriculum development and thesis supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels in programmes including the BA South and Southeast Asian Studies, the BA International Studies, and the MA Asian Studies
  • Supervision of PhD research
  • A commitment to acquisition of research funding from national and international funding bodies.
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media.
  • Administrative duties, commensurate with career stage.

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