Position, Distinguished Chair on Democracy and the History of South Asia, University of Virginia

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University of Virginia, Democracy Initiative
Distinguished Chair on Democracy and the History of South Asia

In the fall of 2020, with the generous support of the John L. Nau Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Virginia’s Democracy Initiative and College of Arts & Sciences launched a multiyear faculty hiring project. Over three years, we will hire a dozen or more new faculty members at all ranks in the departments of Classics, History, and Philosophy, Politics, and elsewhere. Across all the searches, the Departments seek to appoint scholars whose primary research is focused on the study of the history and principles of democracy and who will contribute in significant ways to the intellectual direction and projects of the John L. Nau III Lab on the History and Principles of Democracy at UVA.

This year, the History Department invites applications for a Distinguished Chair on Democracy and the History of South Asia whose work contributes to our understanding of the global history of democracy. Today home to the world’s most populous democracy, the region has long and continues been a central node in broader global historical currents. We are particularly interested in historians who can offer perspectives on earlier periods in the history of South Asia and on the longer histories of institutions, thought and practice that animated social and political life in the region, as well as those who are able to situate the region within broader transregional and global political formations.

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Posting Date:     08/15/2022
Closing Date     09/15/2022