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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jain Studies

The University of Pittsburgh

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jain Studies

UCIS-Office of the Director - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24003708)

The Asian Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year renewable postdoctoral fellowship in Jain Studies beginning in Fall 2024. The Bhagwan Vasu Pujya Postdoctoral Fellowship provides support for an early career scholar whose work contributes to an understanding of Jain philosophy as an innovative point of reference for interdisciplinary research. It is expected that applicants will expand on their research experience and expertise to demonstrate the significance of Jainism to one or more areas of research, including, but not limited to, anthropology, bioethics, business ethics, environmental studies, food security, history, law and social justice, sustainability, philosophy, and public health. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be affiliated with the Asian Studies Center in the University Center for International Studies and with an appropriate school at the University of Pittsburgh. The Fellow will be expected to engage in scholarly activities, primarily focused on publishing, conducting research, and teaching. The fellows will also be expected to engage in colloquia, give a public lecture, and present their work at international conferences. Teaching assignments will be made in consultation with the appropriate department chair and the director of the Asian Studies Center and will focus on Jain history and philosophy in the context of disciplinary and departmental research and teaching foci. Teaching responsibility is for one course. Applicants must have a PhD in an appropriate field of study and submit 1) a cover letter describing research interests, project focus, and academic experience; 2) a CV; 3) a writing sample; and 4) contact details for three referees. All materials should be received by June 30, 2024, for full consideration.


Application must include: 1) a cover letter describing research interests, 2) a CV, 3) a writing sample and 4) contact details for three referees.


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

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Full-time regular
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Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Other (see posting for additional details)

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