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APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF Assistant Professor, European Studies

 Young PhD holders in European Studies specializing preferably in European Culture are invited to apply for the position of Assistant Professor at Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India for a starting period of one year.

Overview: Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Manipal Centre for European Studies

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), a pioneer in higher education services in India with a sixty-year old legacy, has increasingly become the preferred destination for students and scholars across the globe. Over 28,000 students from 57 different nations live and learn in the sprawling varsity town, which provides excellent infrastructure catering to various disciplines in health sciences, engineering, management, communication, social sciences and humanities. Situated along the coast in Udupi district of Karnataka State and nestled in the foothills of the UNESCO world-heritage site, Western Ghats, the institution opens up to an ideal environment for academic activities, sports, and leisure.

Since its inception in 2009, the Manipal Centre for European Studies (MCES) has distinguished itself as a primary centre in India for multidisciplinary studies and research on Europe and European Union institutions. MCES, now a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in India-EU Interdisciplinary Studies, is actively involved in the furthering of India-Europe interactions through innovative academic programs, research projects, and university partnerships. Its mainstream academic programs include the Master degree (MA) in European Studies and Bachelor degree (BA) in Foreign Languages and Intercultural Studies. The Centre also comprises three centres of activity: (i) Centre for Foreign Languages, which offers certificate courses in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and Japanese and (ii) Centre for Intercultural Studies and Dialogue, which through its workshops and courses provides a platform for both students and personnel to develop intercultural competences.

The MA program in European Studies offered by the MCES is a one-of-its-kind post-graduate program in India and the first Indian centre to be a recipient of the prestigious Jean-Monnet Centre of Excellence. The MA program caters to a growing interest in the study of Europe and European Union institutions, which is becoming increasingly relevant in a globalized world. With a unique opportunity to study a part of the program in one of our partner universities in Europe, this multidisciplinary program is designed to foster understanding of various aspects of European studies and prepare students for research and work internationally. The program has a focus on three specialization tracks: business and economics, politics and international relations, culture and literary studies.

 Work Profile

As an Assistant Professor, you will be working with students at the Master level. You will be responsible for the planning and organization of courses related to political and cultural construction of Europe, European public sphere, European literature, European identity questions and the like. Your teaching responsibilities include mainly upto 12 hours of teaching and evaluation per week in addition to student mentoring. You shall display high levels of enthusiasm in organizing special lectures and conferences and initiate international networking with scholars and institutions.

Qualifications and Competences

  • Young PhD scholars familiar in European Culture and Society, Cultural institutions, globalisation and world society
  • English at native fluency level, with excellent communication skills
  • High levels of motivation
  • Ability to work in teams in multicultural environments


We highly encourage applications from a European country.


We, at MCES, strongly believe in fostering individual growth and encouraging the career trajectories of young graduates. We provide you a dynamic and congenial international work environment for furthering your academic research interests and administrative skills. We offer a competitive salary complete with health insurance and accommodation support.

How to apply

Please send your letter of motivation enclosed with an updated CV to: office.mces@manipal.edu

Last date for application – May 15, 2019

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