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Tenured/tenure-track faculty position in English, Rank Open

We are looking for active scholars and committed teachers at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels, who are engaged with one or more of the following fields:

1. Translation Studies
2. Digital Humanities
3. Literary Theory
4. Medieval/Early Modern literatures
5. Poetry and Poetics
6. Dalit Studies

Applications are welcomed from people working both in and out of the Anglophone world. Candidates should ideally be conversant with a broad sweep of literatures and theories. Classes to be offered include undergraduate gateway courses as well as upper-level and graduate seminars in individual areas of expertise. An active research profile in areas compatible with those listed above, as well as teaching experience pointing to a vibrant and dialogic classroom pedagogy will be welcome.

In addition to a popular undergraduate programme, we also have a growing graduate profile with the PhD in English already underway, and the Master’s programme starting in 2019. Ashoka University is an equal opportunity employer, and will offer competitive compensation packages.

Applicants should have the PhD in hand at the time of joining Ashoka. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of reference.

For questions or more information please email

For full consideration all materials should be submitted at by December 1, 2018.

About Ashoka University

Ashoka University is a private, nonprofit university providing a high quality liberal arts and sciences education, the first of its kind in India. We have attracted the brightest students and the highest-quality faculty to our campus on the outskirts of New Delhi, India. Ashoka’s Young India Fellowship, in its sixth year, has become the top destination for Indian postgraduates and our growing Undergraduate Programme consists of 350 of the brightest students in India.

Ashoka is supported by partnerships with top universities around the world and an academic council of eminent scholars, all of whom are invested in building a new model of higher education in India through excellence in teaching and research. Our faculty is very diverse and consists of world-class researchers from premier universities (Harvard, Stanford, Oxford and others) who have made a mark in their respective fields, from computer science to philosophy, and are working to shape minds of India’s future leaders.


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