We encourage applicants working in the broad areas of English and Cultural Studies but are especially interested in the following:
- Translation Studies: Candidates with a proven track record in translating from or into an Indian language (other than English) are encouraged to apply
- Creative and Academic Writing: You must have demonstrable ability to develop and teach courses on writing and communication for undergraduates
- English Literature: We encourage applications from candidates who can teach across core areas in literary studies
The BA English programme at the University ( teaches literature with a focus on building capacities in writing and critical and aesthetic sensibilities in reading many kinds of texts – both traditional and newer forms. Our teaching practices and curriculum are informed by the needs of a diverse student body and the challenges posed by the context of learning English in India. Alongside papers that seek to build knowledge in literatures produced in English, our programme also offers pathways in allied areas like Media and Journalism, Cultural Studies, Creative Writing and Translation. English faculty at the University are also closely involved in developing courses and teaching methods aimed at fostering communication skills for undergraduate learners from all disciplines.
We encourage applications from candidates belonging to historically under represented social groups and communities including people with disabilities.
Candidates are requested to indicate their preferred location in their application.
- An advanced degree in English, Cultural Studies or related areas
- A strong commitment to teaching reading and writing in a diverse classroom
- Active research agenda and a willingness to contribute to an undergraduate English curriculum grounded in the Indian context
Please email us the following documents at <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the subject line “Application for English”.
- Short (one-two page) personal statement about yourself
- Teaching statement (courses you have taught, if any)
- Research statement
- Brief description of a course you would like to develop and teach for BA English students in our priority areas
- Curriculum Vitae
- Two samples of scholarship (working papers, published articles or others)
- Three letters of reference