Tenure-track Assistant Professor in History of Comparative Religion

Nanyang Technological University - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at NTU offers undergraduate and graduate degree programmes in a full range of disciplines. Interdisciplinary learning and research is especially encouraged in HSS. Please visit www.hss.ntu.edu.sg for more information. 

The History Programme currently has a faculty strength of 13 faculty members, three postdoctoral fellows, 10 graduate students, and approximately 250 undergraduate History major students.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in History of Comparative Religion

The History Programme invites application for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of History of Comparative Religion.

Degree and Area of Specialisation:
The History Programme seeks to appoint a scholar in the field of "History of Comparative Religion" with a second specialization in one or more of the following: Pre-modern, World History (Indian Ocean), Legal History, and Material Culture. We encourage applications by candidates whose research will complement our existing strength in Global Asian studies. We are expanding our focus in interdisciplinary fields including but not restricted to: anthropology, cultural studies, and environmental studies. Candidates whose research focuses on one or more world religions are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in a scholar who works on Islam and/or Buddhism. A proficiency in a Southeast or South Asian language will be an advantage.

Candidates should possess a PhD in history, religious studies, or related fields by August 2017. Candidates should also have excellent writing and oral communication skills, a strong publication record, and teaching experience.

Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/submit-an-application/Pages/Faculty-Positions.aspx) and email your application package (consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, personal particulars form, teaching and research statements, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), three selected reprint/preprints of publications, and the names and email addresses of three potential referees) to:

The Search Committee (History of Comparative Religion)
History Programme
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University
14 Nanyang Drive
Singapore 637332
Email:  historysearch@ntu.edu.sg

Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Assistant Professor (History)” in the subject line. Please send your enquiries about the position to the above email address.

Closing date for application is 15 January 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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