Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Endowed Professorship in India Studies, University of Central Florida | Due October 27

The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-earning advanced assistant professor or tenured associate professor with a focus on politics in India. This will be an endowed professor position that also acts as the director of the India Center at UCF (internal title only). This position is anticipated to begin in Fall 2023; however, a starting date of January 2023 is possible.  

The ideal candidate will have an impactful research record, commitment to teaching, and leadership experience. As director of the India Center, the selected candidate is expected to develop programming of interest to the larger university community, engage in community outreach, develop and strengthen partnerships with the community as well as nationally and internationally, supervise the center’s full-time director of Public Affairs, develop curriculum, engage in fundraising, work with offices and units across the university, and manage the India Center’s budget, among others.  The successful candidate is expected to combine the role of faculty member with that of director of the India Center.

We are especially interested in an individual who can contribute through their research, teaching, mentoring, and service to the diversity and excellence of our academic community and foster an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.

The School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs houses two undergraduate majors, a master’s program in Political Science, and a Ph.D. program in Security Studies. In addition, the school is home to five institutes, programs and centers including the India Center. The mission of the India Center at UCF is to broaden the awareness and understanding of contemporary India. The India Center promotes the study of India’s role in the world today through partnerships, scholarship and research, education, and outreach to the Indian community in Florida and nationally. The center aims to serve the broader UCF community. It currently has one full-time director of Public Affairs. For more information, visit and

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