University of Oxford, Oriental Studies
Departmental Lecturer, Buddhist Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Faculty of Oriental Studies
DEPARTMENTAL LECTURER IN BUDDHIST STUDIES
2 year fixed term. Full time. Based in central Oxford
£32,817 - £40,322 per annum
We are looking for a Departmental Lecturer in Buddhist Studies. The role is a fixed term position for a period of two years from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022, to cover a temporary vacancy caused by the untimely death of Professor Stefano Zacchetti. The Buddhist Studies programme in Oxford is supported by staff members in several departments and Faculties, but is centred in Oriental Studies. It supports regular research seminars and postgraduate research, as well as a two-year taught course, the M.Phil. in Buddhist Studies.
The primary teaching responsibilities of the role include providing instruction for students on the M.Phil. in Buddhist Studies course, which entails instruction in both the study of Buddhist texts and the study of aspects of Buddhist religion, thought, and practice. The latter instruction involves lectures and tutorials for the Introduction to Buddhism component of the first year of the course and tutorials for the Approaches to Buddhism class in the second year. There is likely to be around 8-10 hours of direct teaching per week during term.
You will hold, or be close to completion of, a PhD/DPhil in Buddhist Studies or a closely related discipline by commencement of the post (1 September 2020), have an aptitude for, and experience of, academic teaching at undergraduate and/or post-graduate level, and possess a solid knowledge of at least one of two canonical languages of Buddhism - Sanskrit and / or Chinese - preferably both, and be able to teach Buddhist texts in that language or those languages from introductory to advanced levels. The postholder will possess excellent communication, team-working, interpersonal and organisational skills, and have the ability and willingness to carry out administrative roles in an academic setting with attention to detail and deadlines.
The position is based in central Oxford. This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 4 August 2020.
For further details, and to apply for this position, visit www.ox.ac.uk/jobs and search for vacancy 146732.
COVID-19: please be aware that the recruitment process for this post may need to be conducted remotely. Candidates invited to interview will need equipment and internet connection suitable for a video call.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||East Asian History / Studies
South Asian History / Studies
Chinese History / Studies