[INDOLOGY] Re: Professor-researcher recruitment campaign EPHE

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 16:54:32 UTC 2021

On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 at 04:49, Jan E.M. Houben <jemhouben at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> The professor-researcher recruitment campaign 2021 at the École Pratique
> des Hautes Études (EPHE) is open.
> This time, none of the open positions are directly "indological" but some
> of the positions in Sciences historiques et philologiques or Sciences
> religieuses *could* in theory accommodate indological
> (indological-linguistic) or buddhological applications.
> Please explore at
> https://www.ephe.psl.eu/actualites/recrutement-des-seignants-chercheurs-2021
> A good active mastery of French is of course a prerequisite.
"of course"?  No, this is not obvious or normal.  Many countries hire
professors on the understanding that if they don't know the indigenous
language they will commit to learning it within the first two years of
tenure.  As far as I am aware, that is normal international practice.


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