The University of Chicago is pleased to invite of applications for the next "Indian Ministry of Culture Vivekananda Chair," a visiting professorship at the University for a senior scholar of significant academic distinction in a field of study promoted by Swami Vivekananda. The holder of this distinguished Chair will remain in residence for one quarter of the academic year to teach, conduct research, and engage with the intellectual community of the University. The selected candidate will ideally hold the position for a period of two years, returning each year for one quarter. In addition to the expected academic activities on campus, each year the Chair will give a public presentation on a topic that exemplifies, honors, and promotes the legacy of Swami Vivekananda.
The Chair is made possible by a generous grant from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and is intended to honor the life and legacy of Swami Vivekananda by promoting the fields of study most relevant to his teachings and philosophies, such as human values, Indian philosophy, and movements for social change. The Chair is also intended to further the study of Indian culture in the United States; to advance the understanding of the history, culture and people of India; to create more knowledge about Indian society; and to instruct new generations of students.
The Committee on Southern Asian Studies and the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invite applications from senior scholars whose research work falls into one or more of the fields of study most relevant to the teachings and legacy of Swami Vivekananda (human values, social change, and Indian philosophy), and who possess demonstrated records of scholarly excellence and pedagogical accomplishment.
Support for the position includes salary, travel costs, local accommodation, and coverage of expenses connected with the annual presentation.
To be considered for the Chair, please submit a current curriculum vitae via the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment page at this link: http://apply.interfolio.com/75592. Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled or the posting is closed.
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