[Buddha-l] Post-doc position in Leiden: Buddhism and Social Justice

Jo ugg-5 at spro.net
Tue Aug 13 09:53:05 MDT 2013

Apologies for cross-posting:  Perhaps someone on this list might want to apply. Joanna


Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in the NWO project Buddhism and Social Justice
The Faculty of Humanities, vacancy 13-249
The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies
The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) of the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a One Year full-time position (Post-doctoral Fellow) in the field of Buddhist Studies, to begin as soon as possible. 

One Year Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in the NWO Project Buddhism and Social Justice (1.0 fte) 
Vacancy number: 13-249 

Since its foundation in 1575, Leiden University, with around 17,000 students and 4,000 staff, has built an internationally recognized record of excellence in teaching and research. The Faculty of Humanities consists of the Institutes for Area Studies, Creative & Performing Arts, Cultural Disciplines, History, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. It has about 4,500 students and 900 staff from around the world. The faculty offers about 30 BA and 45 MA programs. The Graduate School has an annual output of about 50 PhDs.
The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/), which comprises the Schools of Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives, and has as its aim the advancement of teaching and research of Area Studies at Leiden University and in the wider academic community. Area specializations in Asian Studies include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South- & Southeast Asian, and Tibetan Studies. 

Duties and responsibilities
We seek a Post-Doctoral Fellow with excellent qualifications to work in the NWO Project Buddhism and Social Justice. Specialization is open, but the applicant should focus her/his work on the general subject area of the project. The project is ongoing (see http://www.BuddhismAndSocialJustice.com), with the One Year vacancy made possible by the departure of a present Post-doc fellow for a tenured appointment elsewhere. 
Applicants should  have a demonstrably excellent academic track record in Buddhist Studies, and hold a PhD in Buddhist Studies or a related field, or its equivalent. They should have an excellent command of English and be prepared to present their research results in English. Within the one year time frame, the successful candidate should engage in research, prepare at least one article for publication, and participate in the project’s upcoming international conference.

What we offer
The position is for one year with a full-time appointment. The salary is determined in accordance with the current scales as set out in the collective labour agreement for the Dutch universities (CAO): min. € 2.427, max. € 3.491, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.
Further information
For more information about the position please contact Prof. dr. J.A Silk, tel. +31-71-527-2510, email j.a.silk at hum.leidenuniv.nl . Please note that applications should not be sent directly to Prof. Silk.

How to apply
Candidates please send your application (in English), including: 
• a cover letter stating your motivation for this position, and proposed project 
• a CV, 
• copies of your academic transcripts, 
• a copy of your PhD thesis and other relevant publications, 
• the names and contact information for three referees. 
These items should preferably be submitted in a single PDF document called “Family Name-Given Name-13-249.”
Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled or this call is closed.
Please send your application electronically, indicating the vacancy number to:  vacatureslias at hum.leidenuniv.nl 
All application materials should be sent in pdf format.
If it is not possible for you to submit an electronic application, you may mail your materials, citing the vacancy number, to:
M. van Asperen 
Leiden University 
PO Box 9515 
2300 RA Leiden 
The Netherlands
A telephone (or Skype) interview may be part of the selection procedure. 

J. Silk
Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
Johan Huizinga Building, Room 1.37
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
The Netherlands

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