Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environments in the Himalayas Office of the Provost The New School
The India China Institute, The New School is seeking a one-year post-doctoral fellow for Everyday Religion and Sustainable Environment in the Himalayas (ERSEH) project.
Supported by a grant from the Henry R. Luce Foundation, ERSEH is a multi-year research and curricular initiative that explores the complex role of religion in global affairs with particular emphasis on environmental issues. Preferred start date for this position would be fall 2011.
The India China Institute, based at The New School in New York City, is the hub of an international network of scholars and institutions with the mission of identifying mutual concerns and developing areas of cooperation between India, China, and the United States in a global context.
Responsibilities: - Design and teach one undergraduate course per semester relevant to the ERSEH project at The New School's Environmental Studies program, - Work with ICI Senior Director to coordinate, develop and manage an international network of scholars for the ERSEH project, including but not limited to: convening roundtable discussions and public events. - Help develop, manage, and disseminate research materials for the ERSEH project.
Requirements: - The ideal candidate would have a PhD (received within the last 5 years) in Religious Studies with strong interest in Environmental Studies. - Expertise and language skills in the Himalayan region are strongly preferred. - Candidates would also have strong interpersonal skills and comfort employing them in a variety of cultural contexts. - International travel as needed. - Open to US citizens and foreign scholars.
The New School is committed to maintaining a diverse educational and creative community, a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are welcome. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status.
In addition to a dynamic and progressive work environment, The New School offers a competitive benefits package, including medical and dental insurance, retirement plans, flexible spending accounts and a tuition waiver. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and offer employee assistance services, health and well-being programs and over four weeks of vacation time per year.
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