Job: assistant / lecturer in Buddhist Studies, University of Heidelberg

Birgit Kellner birgit.kellner at UNIVIE.AC.AT
Thu Jan 21 16:48:04 UTC 2010

Dear colleagues,

find below a job advertisement for an assistant / lecturer in Buddhist 
Studies from the University of Heidelberg, Cluster of Excellence "Asia 
and Europe in a Global Context".

To ensure wide circulation, I would like to ask you to kindly forward 
this advertisement to potential applicants.

PDFs for departmental bulletin boards and the like are available for 



With best wishes, and apologies for cross-posting,

Birgit Kellner


The Cluster of Excellence „Asia and Europe in a Global Context“, 
University of Heidelberg ( 
<>_) is seeking to employ an

*Assistant / Lecturer*

*(TV-L 13)*

*in Buddhist Studies with an area focus on South Asia and Tibet*

The position is initially filled for three years, with optional 
extension. The position should be filled by 1 October 2010 latest. It is 
part of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context: 
Asymmetries of Cultural Flows,” funded by the German Federal Excellence 
Initiative. The salary corresponds to level TVL-13 of the German public 
service salary scale.

The assistant / lecturer is expected to teach in the framework of 
bachelor and master programs (one course per semester), to support the 
professor for Buddhist Studies in research, teaching and supervision of 
students, and to assist in organizational and administrative affairs.

The successful candidate has completed (preferably with PhD) a program 
in Buddhist Studies with an area focus in South Asia and Tibet and has 
excellent command of Sanskrit and Classical Tibetan. German is not 
required but German language classes are available. The candidate is 
capable to work in a team and has didactic qualifications. Computer 
literacy appropriate to the field is a prerequisite.

The candidate is willing to engage with a transcultural research 
approach, and to actively participate in the conception of digital 
resources (especially terminological databases). The candidate is also 
willing to acquire the necessary basic technical competence for the 
latter, if needed.

Please submit a CV with publication list, copies of university grade 
transcripts and a sketch of current and future research projects (2-3 
pages) preferably by email (exclusively as one PDF document, no further 
attachments please!) to _kellner at 
<mailto:brosius at>_ or per mail to the 
address given below. In the latter case please only send photocopies; 
originals will not be returned.

In cases of equal qualification, aptitude and expertise of the 
applicants, female applicants will be given preferential treatment for 
those salary groups and careers in which females are underrepresented, 
unless there are preponderant reasons to give preference to another 

Physically challenged candidates with similar qualifications will be 
given special consideration.

Application deadline is 1 March 2010; interviews will be scheduled for 
the end of March or beginning of April.

Dr. Birgit Kellner
Cluster „Asia and Europe“
Buddhist Studies
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Gebäude 4400
Voßstr. 2
69115 Heidelberg

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