Global Studies Department Seeks Kapany Chair in Sikh Studies - Open Until Filled


The Global Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the endowed Kundan Kaur Kapany Chair in Global and Sikh Studies, with an appointment date of July 1, 2018. The department seeks a distinguished professor with an international scholarly reputation for a tenured, full-professor appointment to be housed in global studies and possibly jointly in another department appropriate to the chairholder’s expertise.

Applicants must have an exemplary record of research and teaching in fields related to the study of Sikhism in its global context, including the historical development of the tradition and its contemporary social and cultural variations around the world. The Department of Global Studies offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in the field, and focuses on the transnational, interdisciplinary and critical study of globalization in its social, cultural, political, economic, and other dimensions. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, a commitment to the fields of global and Sikh studies, and an understanding of the Sikh community.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. For primary consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2017, though the position will remain open for applications until it is filled.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a statement of the candidate’s interest in the position, and 3-6 names of references, which should be submitted online at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.