Politics of South Asia – Assistant Professor



Job description

College/School/Unit: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Government
Apply By: Open until filled


The Government Department at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track position in the politics of South Asia at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall of academic year 2023-24. The search is open to scholars working in any sub-field in comparative politics, so long as their research is focused on the region. The successful candidate will be appointed a fellow of the Charles N. Wilson Chair in South Asian Politics, with access to significant research support from the Wilson Chair. Scholars of South Asian politics at UT Austin join a vibrant intellectual community focused on the region, supported by, among many others, the South Asia Institute, the Department of Asian Studies, and the South Asia Collection at UT Libraries. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to the Department, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. for appointment as Assistant Professor or expect to obtain it within a year of joining the faculty as Instructor. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research and teaching. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their experience, teaching, research, and service.

How to apply

Applicants must upload a vitae, three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, examples of scholarly work, teaching materials, and a diversity statement reflecting upon their previous, current and/or potential future contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. In particular, the diversity statement may highlight any experiences working with diverse populations – mentoring activities, research interests, committee service, courses taught, recruitment and retention activities – and describe how their professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in related activities would enhance campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

The department will begin reviewing applications September 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/102077

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