Post-Doctoral Fellow, Buddhist Studies
|Location:||California, United States|
The Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages in Berkeley invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from recent Ph.D.'s in Buddhist Studies or closely related fields. The positions are for one year, starting in August 2011, and are potentially renewable for a second year. Advanced language training in Sanskrit and at least one other canonical language is required. A strong interest in Buddhist philosophical developments and in digital humanities is desirable. Applicants must have been awarded the Ph.D. prior to commencement of the Fellowship.
Mangalam Research Fellows will be responsible for advancing Mangalam Center's Buddhist Translators Workbench research project, working with Center staff and Senior Scholars in residence, and supervising Research Associates. They will also be available to teach short courses and workshops and potentially to teach summer language intensives in Sanskrit or Tibetan. Fellows may also be called upon to assist in the organization, design, and smooth functioning of seminars, symposia, and academic conferences, working under the supervision of the Academic Directors and Director. It is expected that Fellows will continue to carry on their own research programs while in residence. Housing, some meals, and medical insurance are provided as part of the compensation package. Fellows will have the status of Visiting Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley, which gives them full library privileges.
The Mangalam Research Center was founded in 2008. Starting in 2010, it has held several major programs, attended by some 30 senior scholars in Buddhist Studies and related fields, as well as workshops and seminars for students. Its Buddhist Translators Workbench Initiative, funded in part by a a grant from the NEH, is currently in its initial stages. The Research Center is located in downtown Berkeley, a short walk from the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. It has a close working relationship with Buddhist Studies programs at the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford University.
The Academic Directors of the Mangalam Research Center are Drs. Luis Gómez and Michael Hahn, both of whom are in residence at various times throughout the year. Other scholars also visit for varying lengths of time. For more information, see the Center's website, www.mangalamresearch.org or email the Director.
Applications must be submitted no later than December 16, 2011 and should be sent via email attachment. Applications need take no particular form, but should Include the following:
A detailed description of your academic credentials and language skills (official transcripts are not required);
Statement of purpose describing your interests and research plans and any other information you consider relevant;
Three letters of reference from academic advisers or persons in the field who know and can evaluate your work.
Applicants with suitable credentials will be invited for interviews in person or over the internet. Decisions will be announced by January 31.
Jack Petranker, Director
|Secondary Categories:||Religious Studies and Theology