Post-doctoral Research Scholar Opportunity 

Requisition Number: 0008598
Field(s) of Specialization: Religion and Public Life
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Scholar

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Summary Description: The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life at Columbia University invites applications for postdoctoral research scholars for a period of three academic years beginning on September 1, 2018. The Institute plans to make two appointments (pending funding), with one position focused on Africa and the other on South Asia. The yearly renewal of the position(s) is contingent upon funding and performance.
The postdoctoral research scholar(s) will actively participate in the intellectual development and program activities related to the project "Rethinking Public Religion in Africa and South Asia." The project envisions a partnership between IRCPL, the Institute for African Studies, and the South Asia Institute for research, programming, and coursework on the changing dynamics of interactions among religious communities in the modern world, considering the ways in which religion becomes public through diverse forms of encounter, with a focus on interegional differences and flows across South Asia and Africa.
Minimum Degree Required: Ph.D. Minimum Qualifications: All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. PhD in religious studies, anthropology, history, or a related discipline is required. The degree must have been awarded between 08-31-2016 and 08-31-2018.
Additional Information: This is a full time salaried position with benefits. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
EEO Statement: Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Date Review Begins: 04-23-2018

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Asian Women in Business Scholarship Fund will award $2,500 scholarships to female Asian students who demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, leadership, community service and/or entrepreneurship.  Applicants must be full-time undergraduates and US citizens or permanent residents who can trace their ancestry to the countries of South Asia, East Asia, or the Pacific Islands.

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program (advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences, U.S. doctoral candidates and post-doc scholars)

Critical Language Scholarship Program (sponsored by the US State Department, includes programs for the study of Bangla, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Urdu for undergraduate and graduate students)

David L. Boren Fellowships, sponsored by National Security Education Program (NSEP) of the US Department of Defense (US citizens or permanent residents, undergraduate and graduate students)

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Fulbright Programs, Institute for International Education (for US and International, undergraduate and graduate students)

Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life grants for graduate students at Columbia University to travel abroad or within the United States to conduct dissertation research.

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South Asia Journalists Association (Fellowships, Internships, Scholarships for High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

Please note:  There are currently no affiliations, internships, jobs, fellowships, reseach assistantships, or teaching positions available at the South Asia Institute.   If any such positions are created in the future, they will be advertised through our listserv or the Columbia website and Employment webpages.  The Institute is unable to respond to unsolicited requests for employment or affiliation.