Job Announcement: Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic Humanities

I’d like to call your attention to a new job opening for an endowed position at Stony Brook University, the Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic Humanities. Click on the link below for details, and please feel free to to notify others who might be interested. Inquiries about the position can be sent via e-mail to me or to the search committee chair, S.N. Sridhar.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications and nominations for the Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities. The goal of the Mattoo Chair is to advance research in and promote a better appreciation of the contributions to human knowledge made by systems of knowledge having their origin or major development in Classical India. For the inaugural appointment to the Chair, we are looking for an outstanding scholar in the fields of art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment with tenure as a full professor at Stony Brook University.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, Sociology or related field. Outstanding scholarship in art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. Must be tenurable in one of the following departments: Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, or Sociology. Exemplary record of leadership and high standing in the international research community.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching and in community outreach.

The holder of the chair will provide intellectual leadership to the field; collaborate with campus academic units to design and implement initiatives that will mainstream India Studies; pursue a research program resulting in prestigious publications; teach graduate and undergraduate courses and guide research scholars; organize conferences and lecture series; conduct outreach programs; and contribute to the mission of the Mattoo Center and its robust engagement with the public and the Indian American community.

The endowed professor will hold the academic rank of tenured professor in an appropriate department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to research, publication and program funding from the Mattoo Endowment.

Stony Brook University is home to the Bishembarnath and Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies, a respected academic resource and community asset with an endowment of $5 million.

The Employment Application form can be found here:

We will begin reviewing files on October 1, 2016. Inquiries or to nominate an individual may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor S.N. Sridhar, at Telephone: (631) 632-9742.

About Andrew Nicholson

I am an Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the author of two books, Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Intellectual History and Lord Śiva's Song: The Īśvara Gītā.

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