Postdoc in Buddhist Philosophy, Princeton University, Center for Culture, Society and Religion.

Job description

The Center for Culture, Society and Religion at Princeton University invites applications for one postdoctoral research associate or more senior research position in the field of Buddhist philosophy in the South Asian cultural sphere.

The appointment is for a one-year term to begin on September 1, 2023, and may be renewed for a second year pending satisfactory performance and available funding.

Candidate must be a recent Ph.D. with demonstrated ability to translate and explicate premodern Buddhist philosophical works composed in Sanskrit, Tibetan, or other relevant language(s). Preference will be given to candidates who are actively engaged in philosophical translations and those who study Buddhist thought in conversation with its non-Buddhist South Asian interlocutors. In addition to pursuing independent research, the fellow will participate in the Center’s weekly interdisciplinary workshop and oversee a reading group in Buddhist philosophy.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply online at and submit the following documents:1. A cover letter with summary of proposed research project (200 words);2. A research proposal (1500 words), including description and significance, bibliography, and timetable;3. A current curriculum vitae;4. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 10,000 words) that best represents the candidate’s scholarly achievement or potential;5. Contact information for two references.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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