Director, Centre for India and South Asia Research

 

Applications limited to UBC Faculty.
To apply: candidates should send a letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references (only references of shortlisted candidates will be contacted) to Karen.jew@ubc.ca.

 

DESCRIPTION

The Institute of Asian Research is seeking applications from within the University for the post of Director of the Centre for India and South Asia Research, in tandem with the Johal Professorship, an endowed Chair that supports the research and scholarly and community engagement activities of the Director. Applicants should hold an academic appointment at UBC and have demonstrated commitment to research on India and/or South Asia and public/institutional engagement related to South Asia. The successful applicant will be expected to take up the appointment on July 1, 2020.

 

The Centre’s primary function is to act as an interdisciplinary hub for research and public engagement related to South Asia; the successful candidate will pursue an active program of activity in support of this mandate. Duties of the Director will include the development or fostering of research programs focusing on India and/or South Asia; engagement with faculty and students across the University; partnerships with scholarly and community organizations in support of scholarly engagement with South Asia; building of relationships with institutions in South Asia; pursuit of funding from external donors for the programs of the Centre; the organization of a series of seminars and/or conferences in collaboration with faculty engaged in research on South Asia on campus; administration of the budget of the Centre; and chairing of the Centre’s Executive Committee.¬† The Centre Director will be expected to collaborate with the Director of the Institute of Asian Research in developing inter-centre and interdisciplinary teaching and research initiatives. The Centre Director will also serve on the Council of the Institute. The Johal Professorship, which accompanies the Directorship, provides research support and a one-course teaching release per year.

 

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply. The appointment will be for a fixed term of three to five years. Applications will be processed beginning January 31, 2020 and close when the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of three references (only references of shortlisted candidates will be contacted) to Karen.jew@ubc.ca.