Post-Doctoral Fellow, Buddhist Studies
|Location:||California, United States|
Please take note of the announcement below and bring it to the attention of potential candidates.
Jack Petranker, Director
Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages
The Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages in Berkeley invites recent Ph.D.'s in Buddhist Studies or closely related fields to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship, starting in the summer/fall of 2014, with flexible starting date flexible. The position is for one year, potentially renewable for a second year. Applicants must have been officially awarded the Ph.D. prior to commencement of the fellowship.
Candidates should have advanced language training in Sanskrit and at least one other canonical language. A strong interest in Buddhist sūtra and śāstra traditions and familiarity with the digital humanities is desirable. Applicants should have a serious interest in philology and lexicography, since this will be a major focus of their work. Experience in teaching Sanskrit or Tibetan or Buddhist Studies is also helpful.
Fellows will work with the Mangalam Academic Director, current postdoctoral fellows, and short-term Scholars in Residence. Their primary responsibility will be research related to the Buddhist Translators Workbench, an online resource now under development, funded in part by a grant from the NEH. Depending on training and interests, Fellows may also be asked to teach in the newly established MRC Postbaccalaureate Program (www.mangalamresearch.org/postbac), as well as in summer language intensives in Sanskrit or Tibetan.
Postdoctoral Fellows’ weekly time commitment on MRC projects and programs will average 25-30 hours. Housing, some meals, and medical insurance are provided as part of the compensation package, and there is a travel allowance for attending conferences. Previous fellows have received the status of Visiting Scholar from the University of California, Berkeley, which gives them full access to University facilities and resources.
A small, independent institution, the Mangalam Research Center was founded in 2008 and offered its first programs in 2009. Since 2010, its programs have been attended by over 50 senior scholars in Buddhist Studies and related fields. The Academic Director is Professor Luis Gómez, who also supervises the BTW Project and is in residence at various times throughout the year. Other scholars also visit, and leading scholars participate in conferences, seminars, and symposia. Located in downtown Berkeley, a short walk from the campus of the University of California, Mangalam Research Center has a close working relationship with Buddhist Studies programs at UC Berkeley and Stanford University. For more information, see www.mangalamresearch.org.
Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2013 and should be sent via email attachment to the Director of Mangalam Research Center, using this address: email@example.com.
Applications need take no particular form, but should include the following:
* A detailed description of your academic credentials, language skills, and teaching experience (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 15, 2014.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants may also wish to arrange to meet with Jack Petranker at the upcoming meeting of the AAR in Baltimore.
Jack Petranker, Director
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology