University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
LECTURER IN ASIAN AND BUDDHIST STUDIES
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SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURE
REFERENCE NO. 937/0513
- Join a comprehensive and diverse school
- Be part of innovative Buddhist and Asian studies programs
- Full-time, fixed term 12 month appointment, competitive remuneration package on offer
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 50,000 students.
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and a tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region. It has a vibrant research and teaching environment.
The School of Languages and Cultures in the faculty offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia. It is a centre for Asian, Middle Eastern, and European studies. Its academics are committed to excellence in teaching and to research in languages and their social and cultural contexts.
The Asian Studies Program is a federation of language and culture departments’ teaching and researching on individual countries of Asia as well as in significant thematic areas. It combines the deep study of Asian civilisations with teaching on aspects of contemporary Asian societies and cultures. The Buddhist Studies Program is an independent program that sits within the school and draws its staff from several different departments. This is an innovative program covering the full spectrum of Buddhist thought, culture, and practice, as well as language studies.
We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer for semesters 1 and 2 of 2014 (commencing February 2014) and in this role you will:
- teach into the main Asian Studies Program and into the Buddhist Studies Program, specifically in the areas of South Asian Religions and Cultures; Introductory Buddhist Studies; Sanskrit Studies; and possibly Cultural Relations between India, China and Tibet (both junior and senior undergraduate units)
- make a contribution to the research strengths of the faculty
- undertake administrative tasks.
To succeed in this position you will need:
- a PhD in Asian studies or related fields
- the ability to teach into language and non-language programs, specifically related to South Asia
- experience in, and commitment to, teaching using Sanskrit materials
- experience teaching units of study in Asian and Buddhist studies, and a willingness to engage in group/collaborative teaching
- a proven research and publication record in the field of Asian studies with a specialisation in Indian/Buddhist studies
- the capacity to teach and supervise students from various cultural backgrounds
- the ability and willingness to contribute to school and faculty administrative activities.
Desirable for appointment is your:
- ability to teach in other fields of Asian studies, especially East or Southeast Asian studies.
Remuneration package (Academic Level B): $104,644 - $124,263 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $88,426 - $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 25 September 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)
Important note: the start date for the successful applicant will be February 2014.
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
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Religious Studies and Theology