[INDOLOGY] fixed term (5 years) Associate Professor Position at the Department of Indological Studies, Kyoto University
diwakar.acharya at bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Wed Nov 11 02:13:12 EST 2015
Please note the following job advertisement for a position at Kyoto University. Please feel free to share this announcement with any interested potential candidates for the position. You could download the pdf-file of the announcement from the following address:
I suggest that normally the would be candidates contact Prof. Yuko Yokochi, and in case of further inquiries they can contact me and Prof. Akihiko Akamatsu, too.
Dr. Diwakar N. Acharya
Graduate School of Letters
Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Tel.: +81 75 753 2803 (office)
Program-Specific Foreign Language Associate Professor Position at the
Department of Indological Studies, Graduate School of Letters / Faculty
of Letters, Kyoto University
October 22 2015
The Department of Indological Studies, Graduate School of Letters &
Faculty of Letters, at Kyoto University invites applications for a
post-doctoral teaching fellow position.
The main duty of this position is teaching Sanskrit Grammar. All the
classes should be held in English and the Japanese ability is not
required. The longest term of employment is five years, which cannot be
renewed, and one who can work more than three years is desirable.
An academic year here consists of two terms: the first term from the
beginning of April to the beginning of August and the second term from
the beginning of October and the beginning of February. Teaching at
this position is preferably to start from the second term of 2016.
1.Excellent level of Sanskrit ability.
2.Fluency in English: not only to teach classes but also to instruct
academic writing inEnglish, specifically dissertations and research
papers, in Indology and related fields.
3.PhD degree is required in principle.
4.Preference will be given to the candidate who has the knowledge of
Indo-Europeanlinguistics and/or some languages relevant to our field
(Tamil, Pali, Prakrit, Hindi etc.) and the candidate who can teach
German or French reading class in the field of Indology and Buddhology.
5.Japanese ability is not required.
1.Working hours are 38 hours 45 minutes per week under a flexible-hours
2.Main duty is to teach six classes per week (one class takes one and
half hour). Two ofthe six classes are allotted to the Sanskrit Grammar
and at least one class to English for academic writing in Indology and
related field (including doctoral theses). In addition to the six, one
more class in basic education course may sometimes be required.
3.There is no duty in the administration of the Faculty and University.
On the otherhand, active involvement in the department’s education
programme and management will be expected.
4.A monthly salary of \750,000 shall be paid on a specified day each
month. Taxes,insurance and other applicable deductions shall be
deducted from this amount. The travel cost between the home country and
Japan should be paid on one’s own.
5.Holidays with pay are 20 days per year. In addition, there are
several Nationalholidays, New Year holidays (about a week) and Bon
holidays (three days in the middle of August).
6.Eligible for MEXT* mutual aid association membership, employment
insurance, andworkers’ compensation insurance.
*Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
7.All allowances (commuting allowance, housing allowance, and
dependency allowance)will not be paid.
Applicants should submit the following documents to the contact address
mentioned below by February 5, 2016 either by email or by airmail.
References should be sent separately from the referents.
1.A cover letter stating your motivation for this position
3.A set of copies of representative publications
4.Two references (referents’ signature is not required when their
references are sent tothe contact person by email).
Prof. Yuko Yokochi
Head of the selection committee
Email: yyokochi at bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Department of Indological Studies,
Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
If there is any question, do not hesitate to get contact with us,
You can also get contact with Prof. Diwakar Acharya for the information
about the working condition of our department
(diwakar.acharya at bun.kyoto-u.ac.jp).
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