- TWO POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS: University of Göttingen
(announced February 20, 2013)
The University of Göttingen is launching a transregional research network (CETREN) under the broad thematic rubric “The Politics of the New”, funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). For its pilot project, “Secularism and New Religiosities”, CETREN seeks to fill 2 Postdoctoral Research Positions.
The two positions, to begin in October 2013, will be offered as two-year fixed-term contracts on a full-time basis (currently 39,8 hours per week) and will be remunerated at the TV-L E13 level (in accordance with the German public sector pay scale).
The pilot project “Secularism and New Religiosities” examines new forms of religiosity that emerge under various regional or national regimes of secularism, and how these are shaped in transnational arenas of cultural, political and legal interaction (see project description at http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/422555.html). Within this wider context, we invite post-doctoral research proposals that theoretically and empirically analyze new religiosities in comparative perspective; cross-religious as well as cross-regional comparisons are welcome. While the overall project’s main focus is on South Asia, East Asia, and Europe, proposals may broaden the comparative scope by including other regions.
Successful applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field, such as history, anthropology, sociology, political science, religious studies, or area studies. Researchers will be based at the University of Göttingen, but will be permitted to conduct fully-funded field research for part of the two-year period, upon consultation with the principal investigators. www.uni-goettingen.de
- Job Opening: Kathmandu University, Centre for Buddhist Studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, teaching position in Buddhist Studies and classical Tibetan/Sanskrit starting on August 15, 2013. The instructor will teach undergraduate courses and graduate seminarrs. Total teaching load per semester is 3 courses (9 contact hrs. per week). Candidates should preferably hold a PhD (ABD may also be considered), be fluent in classical Tibetan with experience in Buddhist Sanskrit, and have teaching experience in Buddhist Studies. In addition, it is desirable to be proficient in spoken Tibetan and to have some familiarity with contemporary Tibetan cultural topics. In addition to the teaching salary, benefits include round-trip transportation from Europe or North America and a Nepalese visa. Application letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation should be sent to the Director of Programs, Joanne Larson (email@example.com) by January 15, 2013. Also, for further information, contact Joanne Larson at the above email. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2013. Review of applications begins November 15, 2012, and continues until the position is filled.
- Job Opening: Professor in Religions of Central Asia Past and Present, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) Announced to AAS-Tibet list on 10/12/12. Further information: www.ceres.rub.de / www.khk.ceres.rub.de.