Doctoral position in Indology/South Asian Studies – University of Tübingen, Germany

Doctoral position in Indology/South Asian Studies – University of Tübingen, Germany

The Department of Indology at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies of the University of Tübingen, Germany, invites applications for a 65% part-time

Doctoral Position (m/f/d; E 13 TV-L, 65%)

for a period of three years. The Department of Indology at the University of Tübingen was established in 1856. It offers a unique, friendly, and intellectually stimulating environment for research and teaching on the history, culture, and languages of the Indian subcontinent. The Tübingen University Library and the Specialized Indology Library host one of the most extensive collections on South Asia in Europe. The collection includes original manuscripts and rare journals that attracts researchers from around the world.


Conducting independent research to complete a dissertation for the degree of Dr. Phil. in Indology/ South Asian Studies at the University of Tübingen within the allotted time period
Teach one course per semester amounting to 2 hours/week
Active participation and contribution to the department’s activities, such as workshops, public lecture series, exhibitions, etc.

Candidates must have an above-average master’s degree in Indology or in a closely-related field by the starting date of the position, 1 October 2022. The candidate must have an excellent level in English and have the required Indian language skills (e.g. in Sanskrit, Pali, Hindi, Malayalam, etc.) to carry out the research project. Candidates with a research interest in Jainism, Indian Buddhism, or other subjects that compliments the research and teaching activities of the current faculty members of the Department of Indology are highly encouraged to apply (

Application Procedure and Deadline

Applications must consist of:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • certificates of university degrees
  • list of previous courses and publications (if applicable)
  • one writing sample (e.g. a publication, or a chapter from the BA or MA thesis, max. 15 pages)
  • outline of the proposed Ph.D. research project (max. 1500 words)

All documents should be sent by e-mail in a single PDF file to Jun. Prof. Dr. Claire Maes ( by 18 April 2022 with “Doctoral Position Application + your full name” in the subject line. The successful candidate will be notified no later than by the end of July.

The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

For enquiries, please email to

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