Lecturer in Buddhist Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh – Application deadline: 23rd December 2022.

Job description

The Univeristy of Edinburgh is seeking to hire a three-year Lecturer in Buddhist Languages and Cultures responsible for delivering a portfolio of courses in Sanskrit and another classical language, as well as in an area of Buddhist culture such as literature, visual/material culture, history, or anthropology.

This post is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of Buddhist Studies at the University of Edinburgh, through teaching, research and leadership. In particular, the post, which is part-funded by the Khyentse Foundation, is to trial new ways of teaching classical Buddhist languages in a sustainable and inclusive manner. Subject to the successful demonstration of an economically viable and academically appropriate approach to Buddhist languages, there is a possibility that this position could be converted to an open-ended contract at the end of the three years.

Closing date: 23rd December 2022
Start date: 1st August 2023

For more information see the listing on H-Net jobs: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=64606

In advance of applying please do read the full job description (link at the bottom of the “The Opportunity” section on the job listing) for a detailed breakdown of the role and its requirements.


Dr Naomi Appleton (she/her)Director of Teaching / Senior Lecturer in Asian ReligionsSchool of Divinity, University of EdinburghCo-Director, Edinburgh Buddhist Studies: www.ed.ac.uk/buddhist-studies

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