Graduate assistant in Indian Studies, UNIL – Deadline for applications: 15th May 2023.


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


The section of Slavic and South Asian Languages and Civilization of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lausanne invites applications for a Graduate assistant in South Asian Studies.

Job information

Expected start date in position: 1st August 2023
Contract length: 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years
Activity rate: 80%
Workplace: Université de Lausanne (Lausanne-Dorigny)

Your responsibilities

MA (or equivalent) in Indian Studies, Buddhist Studies or a related discipline.
Interest to write a thesis related to the history of premodern India or to the history of Indian Buddhism.
A good knowledge of Sanskrit is necessary.

Knowledge of Middle Indic (Pali, Prakrits, Gandhari) or another Buddhist Language (Tibetan, Chinese) will be an advantage.
The University of Lausanne is a French-speaking institution. Knowledge of French is therefore desirable.

Your qualifications

50% min. will be dedicated to the realization of a doctoral thesis in the field of Indian Studies.
50% max. will be devoted to administrative and research activities of the section, as well teaching duties.

What the position offers you

We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. Opportunities for professional training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

Contact: Prof. Ingo Strauch,

Your application

Deadline: 15th May 2023

Consult the job description on the UNIL website.

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