Assistant Professor Buddhist Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
Rangjung Yeshe Institute, the Centre for Buddhist Studies (RYI-CBS) at Kathmandu University, invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month position in Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Translation at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting on August 15, 2024. This position may be extended for multiple years depending on funding and department need.
Rangjung Yeshe Institute offers courses in Buddhist philosophies, histories, and cultures, and in Classical Tibetan and Sanskrit, as well as colloquial Tibetan and Nepali languages. The institute is a world leader in educating Tibetan textual and oral translators. The undergraduate and graduate programs combine rigorous traditional Tibetan philosophical training with contemporary, academic perspectives and methods. The campus is located inside the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery complex in Boudha, Kathmandu. Students can earn BA, MA, and PhD degrees in Buddhist Studies and Himalayan Languages.
Successful candidates are expected to teach graduate seminars in RYI’s MA program “Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology” (https://ryi.org/programs/graduate/master-of-arts) and other graduate and undergraduate courses as needed. A PhD in the field of Buddhist Studies or a related field is preferred (ABDs nearing completion will be considered), with an emphasis on Buddhist translation and Indo-Tibetan studies, accompanied by teaching experience in the field. Proficiency in Classical Tibetan is required and proficiency in Buddhist Sanskrit is desirable. Successful candidates are expected to provide service to the institute and the profession, to establish and maintain an independent research activity.
In addition to the teaching salary, benefits include round-trip transportation to Kathmandu and a Nepalese visa. Salary is dependent upon experience.
Application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to the Director of Studies, Julia Stenzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 15, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The Centre for Buddhist Studies appreciates and encourages diversity. For further information about the position, contact Julia Stenzel at the above email address.
Note: If you are interested in teaching single courses within the specialization of RYI-CBS during the spring or summer semester 2024, or in working as an oral translator for philosophy classes taught in Tibetan language, please contact Julia Stenzel at the above email address.
Julia Stenzel: email@example.com
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||Asian History / Studies