Fully-funded positions for 2 PhD candidates in Buddhist Studies

Jonathan Silk kauzeya at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 10 12:59:24 UTC 2012

dear Colleagues,

May I take this opportunity to remind you that review of applications for
the following two positions will begin, and renew also my request that you
make known these chances to as many potentially interested students as

Thank you, jonathan silk

*PhD Position in Buddhist Studies*

*Vacancy number: 12-213*

The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) invites
applications for two fulltime PhD positions in the field of Buddhist
Studies, specialization open, to begin 1 January 2013, or thereafter. **

Since its foundation in 1575, Leiden University has built an
internationally recognised record of excellence in teaching and
research. Currently, the University has around 17,000 students and
4,000 staff from around the world. The Faculty of Humanities consists
of the Institutes for Area Studies, Creative & Performing Arts,
Cultural Disciplines, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Religious
Studies. The Graduate School has an annual output of about 50 PhDs.

The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies
(http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/), which comprises the Schools of
Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, is committed to the
integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives, and
has as its aim the advancement of teaching and research of Area
Studies at Leiden University and in the wider academic community. Area
specializations in Asian Studies include Chinese, Japanese, Korean,
South- & Southeast Asian, and Tibetan Studies.

*Position description*

We seek PhD candidates with excellent qualifications in any area within
Buddhist Studies.

*Expectations for PhD candidates:*

  - ·    The writing of a PhD dissertation;
   - ·    Participation in local research meetings and PhD courses;
     - ·    Presenting papers at international conferences;
      - ·    Publishing research results in the form of (an)
        - ·    Teaching (typically in the second and third years
        of the appointment) in relevant programs, both in Buddhist
        Studies broadly and in the candidate's area of specialization .

        - ·    A (Research) MA degree in Buddhist Studies or in
         a related field with a strong Buddhist Studies
component; exceptionally
         qualified students with a BA are also encouraged to apply;
           - ·    Knowledge of the relevant language(s);
            - ·    Excellent skills in English.

            *Conditions of employment*

            The appointment as a PhD student will be for a
            period of four years (initially for a period
of one year with an extension
            of three years after positive evaluation of
progress and skills
            development) leading to the successful
completion of a PhD thesis. The
            appointment will be under the terms of the CAO
(Collective Labour
            Agreement) of Dutch Universities.

            The gross monthly salary is set on € 2042 in the
            first year, increasing to € 2612 gross per
month in the final year. An
            appointment at the University of Leiden
entitles participation in a pension
            scheme and other benefits such as an annual
holiday premium of 8 % and an
            end-of-year bonus of 8.3 %. Candidates from
outside the Netherlands may be
            eligible for a substantial tax break.


            PhD candidates please send your application (in
            English), including:

            ·    A cover letter stating your motivation for
            this position, and proposed project;

            ·    A CV;

            ·    Copies of your academic transcripts;

            ·    An English writing sample;

            ·    The names and contact addresses of two
            academic referees (ideally one of these should
be from your (MA) thesis

            Review of applications will commence by 15 October
            2012 and continue until the position is filled or
            this call is closed. For more information
about the position please
            contact Prof. dr. J.A Silk, tel. +31-71-527-2510, email
            *j.a.silk at hum.leidenuniv.nl*. Please note that *
            applications* should not be sent directly to Prof.

            Please *send your application* electronically,
            indicating the vacancy number to:
            vacatureslias at hum.leidenuniv.nl . All application
            materials should preferably be submitted in *a
            single PDF document* called “Family Name-Given
            Name-12-213.” A telephone (or Skype) interview
may be part of the selection

J. Silk
Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
Johan Huizinga Building, Room 1.37
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
The Netherlands

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