Post-Doctoral Fellow in Buddhist Studies
|Location:||California, United States|
The Mangalam Research Center for Buddhist Languages in Berkeley invites recent Ph.D.’s with expertise in Sanskrit and knowledge of the Indian Buddhist tradition to apply for post-doctoral fellowships. The positions are for a two year period, and are potentially renewable for up to five years. A strong interest in Sanskrit lexicology and the Buddhist sūtra and śūstra traditions is desirable, together with knowledge of other canonical languages. Interest in the digital humanities is also a plus. Applicants must have been awarded the Ph.D. prior to commencement of the fellowship.
The primary responsibility of Mangalam Post-Doctoral Fellows will be research related to the Buddhist Translators Workbench, a lexical resource now under development, funded in part by an NEH Level 2 Digital Startup Grant. Depending on their interests and qualifications, applicants may also be invited to teach in the Mangalam Postbaccalaureate Program in Buddhist Languages and Translation Studies, a new program scheduled to launch in the fall of 2015; in that case, this may become their primary responsibility. Fellows will work with Mangalam Academic Directors, current postdoctoral fellows, and short-term Senior Scholars in Residence.
The weekly time commitment is 25 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. It may be possible for Fellows to work off-site after an initial period in residence. Applications from scholars interested in part-time work are also invited.
A small, independent institution, the Mangalam Research Center was founded in 2009. Since 2010, its conferences, symposia, and other programs have been attended by some 40 senior scholars in Buddhist Studies and related fields. Typically the Center hosts two to three conferences and other programs per year, in which Fellows actively participate.
The Academic Directors of MRC are Drs. Luis Gómez and Michael Hahn (currently on medical leave), both of whom are in residence at various times throughout the year and guide the work of Fellows at a distance at other times. Other scholars also visit for varying lengths of time.
Located in downtown Berkeley, a short walk from the campus of the University of California, MRC has a close working relationship with Buddhist Studies programs at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.
For more information, see www.mangalamresearch.org. For information on the Buddhist Translators Workbench, see www.mangalamresearch.org/projects-resources/buddhist-translators-workbench/.
Applications must be submitted by April 30, 2014 and should be sent via email attachment to the Director of Mangalam Research Center, using this address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal letters of inquiry are also welcome.
Applications need take no particular form, but should include the following:
- A detailed description of academic credentials, language skills, and teaching experience, including course work;
- Statement of purpose describing your interests, background, and research plans, whether you would be interested in teaching in the postbaccalaureate program, 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 May 31, 2014.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology