Two Positions at Kathmandu University - Center for Buddhist Studies (fwd)

Dominik Wujastyk ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK
Wed Jan 16 16:21:48 UTC 2002

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Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 15:40:03 +0000
From: Ulrich Pagel <up1 at>

Position Available: Instructor in Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Language

  The newly established Kathmandu University - Center for Buddhist =
Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute invites applications and nominations =
for the full-time teaching position in Buddhist Studies with Himalayan =
Language.  The appointment will run from September 2002 to May 2003 (9 =
months) with the possibility of extension.=20

  The instructor will teach undergraduate and other courses introducing =
Buddhist history and philosophy, classical Tibetan grammar and =
literature. Specific areas of responsibility are:

  1.      Introductory courses in Buddhist history and philosophy. The =
instructor prepares and teaches courses introducing students to key =
features of Buddhist history, philosophy and practice. 4.5 teaching =
hours per week.

  2.      Classical Tibetan language. The instructor introduces students =
to classical Tibetan grammar, vocabulary and literary style. Classes on =
Tibetan Buddhist terminology and literary form in the fields of =
phenomenology, psychology and reasoning will be conducted. 7.5 teaching =
hours per week.=20

  3.       Contribute to the development of the Center for Buddhist =
Studies by taking part in faculty and other related meetings.

  Candidates should preferably hold a relevant Ph.D. but applicants =
holding Master degrees will be considered.  Fluency in both classical =
and modern Tibetan is essential and a working knowledge of Sanskrit or =
another classical Buddhist language is preferred. Candidates should also =
have teaching experience as well as practical experience with Buddhist =
meditation. Some familiarity with contemporary Tibetan cultural areas is =
also desirable.=20

  Round-trip transportation from Europe or North America, Nepali visa, =
accommodation allowance and a modest stipend will be provided.

Interested persons should email their letter of application, a current =
CV and contact details of three referees, two of whom should be from =
recognized academic institutions, to Carrie Sengleman at the address =
given below.  The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2002 =
and continue until the position is filled.=20

E-mail applications to:

Carrie Sengleman
Kathmandu University - Center for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe =
PO Box 1200
Nepal E-mail: administration at

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