Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Graduate Prize Teaching Fellowship

Introduction to South Asia | Fall 2018 
Description: Center for Contemporary South Asia invites applications from advanced doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences at Brown University, to teach an introductory level undergraduate seminar on the study of South Asia. The emphasis of the course will be on modern South Asia. This graduate prize teaching fellowship will be a one semester appointment
All proposed courses should address themes of shared interest across South Asia and build on the rich interdisciplinary literature of the region.  Courses drawing on a variety of themes and approaches are encouraged.  While a few sample syllabi have been attached, applicants are encouraged to identify their own approach to course design and content.  South Asia faculty at Brown will also be available to mentor the teaching fellow on final course content.  The course will be taught in the department of the selected fellow and will be cross-listed with South Asian Studies. Questions can be directed to 
Responsibilities:  The fellow will teach a weekly seminar for up to 20 undergraduate students and hold at least two open office hours per week.  The estimated workload for the course is 12-15 hours per week.
Eligibility: Advanced doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences in good academic standing at Brown University, including those from Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, History, Modern Culture and Media, Political Science, and Sociology may apply.  Applicants must have All But Dissertation (ABD) status.  Graduate students who are independent instructors have their courses approved through the College Curriculum Committee, expectations of all such instructors is that they have previous teaching experience equaling two Teaching Assistantships.
Funding and Award:
The award for this fellowship is a $13,000 stipend for fall 2018 and $2,000 in research funds; while funds match the stipend offered by the department this does not count as one of your semesters ofguaranteed funding.  If applicable, Health insurance, Dental insurance and coverage of the health services fee would be provided by the graduate school for students in years 1-5, year 6 with a DCP, and year 7 with a DEP.
Application and Deadline:
Please submit a one-page statement of purpose detailing your interest in the position, teaching experience, and current status as a graduate student (year, expected graduation date, completing employment or academic demands expected in fall 2018, Name of your DGS, etc.), a course outline with rough syllabus, and a CV to southasia@brown.edu by noon February 15, 2018Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the submission deadline.