Postdoctoral Research Scholar: Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies (Columbia University)

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Institution Type:   College / University
Location:   New York, United States
Position:   Post-Doctoral Fellow


Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Sanskrit and Digital Humanities

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University is seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Digital Humanities with a focus on Sanskrit for a one-year appointment beginning July 1, 2015. Candidates should have received a PhD in Indian Studies or related field in the last five years (between July 1, 2010 and July 1, 2015).

The candidate must have demonstrated competence in Sanskrit, teaching experience, and experience with digital projects.  Teaching duties include one course per semester in the Department, one undergraduate, one graduate. Digital responsibilities include the production and maintenance of digital texts in Sanskrit and Prakrit for SARIT, including the addition of TEI-XML encoding to plain text, and coordinating the development of the SARIT web application.

All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation.

For more information and to apply, please go to

The review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



Jessica Rechtschaffer

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Primary Category: South Asian History / Studies
Secondary Categories: Humanities
Posting Date: 01/14/2015
Closing Date 02/14/2015