Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities
“84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha” is now offering annual postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for eligible translators of Classical Tibetan.
"In Buddhism, study and practice have always gone hand-in-hand, and at 84000 we aim to bring that balanced tradition into the task of translating the Tibetan Buddhist Canon for future generations. Over the last ten years, many scholars around the world have contributed to the translations published by 84000. In order to provide greater opportunities for younger scholars to contribute to our one-hundred-year project, we are pleased to invite applications for two one-year, full-time (portable) postdoctoral fellowships, for the purpose of translating one or more texts from the Tibetan Kangyur into English. The translation will subsequently be published online in the 84000 Reading Room."
For more information: https://84000.co/new-postdoctoral-fellowships/
Recruitment - teaching position
The Institute for Religious Studies at the University of Bern is seeking to fill a six-year teaching position (50%) in Classical Written Tibetan by July 1, 2021. The advert (below) is only in German, so perhaps German language proficiency is required.
Deadline: May 15, 2021.
For more information: https://ohws.prospective.ch/public/v1/jobs/fe69f655-3447-4f06-98be-089981beab9e
Recruitment - Postdoctoral fellows
The Sinophone Borderlands Project (SINOPHONE) is announcing Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowships on various topics related to the Sinophone and borderland regions of China.
For more information: https://sinofon.cz/join-us/msca-general-call/
The School of International Training (SIT) is offering a fully online Tibetan language program for the summer session (June 1-July 12).
Classical Tibetan Language Summer Intensive
Maitripa College is pleased to offer the eleventh annual Classical Tibetan Language Summer Intensive program, June 8 – July 30, 2021. Introductory to advanced intermediate graduate instruction will be taught by renowned scholar, translator, and educator, William Magee, PhD.
Harvard-Yenching Library Research Grant
This grant allows scholars with proven publication records who have identified a specific collection of Asian-language materials, digital or print, available in the Harvard-Yenching Library to apply for 3-6 months of research support to use these materials. Priority is given to scholars working on inter-Asian comparative projects and engaging in collaborative, cross-disciplinary and cross-national research. Applicants must be based at an institution of higher education outside of the United States at the time of application.
Deadline: June 15, 2021.
Recruitment - Postdoc positions
The Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna invites applications for four Postdoc positions in the project “The Dawn of Tibetan Buddhist Scholasticism (11th-13th c.)” (ERC-2020-CoG 101001002 - TibSchol).
· Postdoc position (F*M) PD1 "Hermeneutics", 30 hours per week (PDF)
· Postdoc position (F*M) PD2 "Argumentation", 30 hours per week (PDF)
· Postdoc position (F*M) PD3 "Networks", 20 hours per week (PDF)
· Postdoc position (F*M) PD4 "Digital Humanities", 16 hours per week (PDF)
Deadline: April, 30 2021.
Call for papers
Stéphanie Homola and Radhu Bikir are organising a workshop on the transmission of esoteric knowledge and the master-disciple relationship, under the auspices of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), to be held via Zoom on 28 June 2021.
Deadline for abstract submission : April, 15 2021.
For more information: https://www.sfemt.fr/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Call_Master-disciple-Relationship.pdf
Recruitment - Teaching Fellow in Buddhist Studies
Midlothian University (U.K.) is looking for a Teaching Fellow in Buddhist Studies.
Deadline: April, 6 2021.
For more information: https://elxw.fa.em3.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1001/job/689/
Call for Ph.D. in Geography
The Department of Geography at the University of Bergen, Norway, is calling for a PhD project on Tibetan refugees in India. The research will last four years and will start in August 2021.
Deadline: April, 30 2021.
For more information: https://www.cmi.no/news/2716-phd-in-geography
Call for submissions for the ‘BNAC PhD Dissertation Prize 2021
The Britain-Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) is pleased to announce its ‘PhD Dissertation Prize’ for 2021. We are pleased to announce up to two prizes this year, and that we will now be accepting applications from eligible candidates registered in any country in the world.
Deadline : March, 15 2021.
For more information: https://www.bnac.ac.uk/activities/cfs-phd-prize-2021/
Wolfson Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Scholarship
The University of Oxford (Wolfson College) is offering partial funding (£5,500) for a PhD in Tibetan or Himalayan Studies. This scholarship is open to new PhD students and also to students whose PhD is already in progress.
Deadline : April, 5 2021.
For more information: https://www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk/scholarships-0
Call for papers - University of Tartu - Asia Centre
13-14 September virtual workshop "Negotiating Ethnic Belonging along the Sinophone Borderlands" takes place. Workshop aims at bringing together the expertise of scholars whose work focuses on the ethnically and linguistically diverse people at the Sinophone borderlands, broadly conceived as both areas across international borders and “grey areas” within the PRC that do not comply to minzu isomorphism.
Deadline for abstracts : March, 8 2021.
Recruitment - University Professor of Tibetan Studies
The Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna opens the position of a University Professor of Tibetan Studies (full time, permanent position).
Deadline : April, 14 2021.
Recruitment - Lectureship/Professorship in Buddhist Studies
The Faculty of the Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for the Khyentse Lectureship/Professorship in Buddhist Studies, a tenure-track position (open rank) in Buddhist Studies, with a preference for Tibetan Buddhism.
Deadline : April 6, 2021.
Recruitment - Assistant Professor - Religion
The Religion Department at Wittenberg University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August, 2021. Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. The successful candidate will teach courses in World Religions. Area of specialization is open, with a preference for candidates who can teach traditions historically associated with Asian cultures.
Deadline : March 5, 2021.
For more information: https://wittenberg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=0667882C76ED042A1CD2B067939760CA;jsessionid=12F086B9952622F4DB1F830D284FFF9E;jsessionid=9EAAA25BC5BB62665F67CED7815C793F;jsessionid=9B3AF11DC0555B3DB2F084CB5AFB822D?JOBID=128274
Recruitment - Term Assistant Professor - East Asian Religions and Cultures
The Department of Religion and Culture at The University of Winnipeg invites applications for a one-year term position in East Asian Religions and Cultures at the Assistant Professor rank, commencing August 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related field. While the area of specialization is open to any aspect, geographical area, or historical period of East Asian religions, we especially welcome candidates with an expertise in Indigenous traditions, Korea, and/or Southeast Asia.
Deadline : March 15, 2021.
Recruitment - Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Modern Tibetan Studies
The Weatherhead East Asian Institute invites applications for the role of Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Modern Tibetan Studies for academic year 2021-2022.
WEAI seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar who studies Tibet from any of a broad range of disciplines, including anthropology, environmental studies, film studies, gender studies, geography, history, literature, material and visual culture, political science, and religion.
Deadline : March 19, 2021.
For more information: https://weai.columbia.edu/content/postdoctoral-research-scholar-modern-tibetan-studies
Call for papers for a conference
The Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) is calling for papers for a colloquium on: "Buddhism and Language - A Twofold Perspective: The Role of Language in Buddhist Teachings and the Role of Buddhist Sources in Linguistic Research".
This event is scheduled for 22 and 23 October 2021 (in hybrid format on-site and remote).
Deadline : March 20, 2021.
Recruitment of assistant professor
The University of Münster is recruiting an assistant professor in religious studies (Asian religions).
Deadline: February 26, 2021.
For more information (English at the bottom of the page): https://www.uni-muenster.de/Rektorat/Stellen/ausschreibungen/st_20201901_mb1.html
The University of California, Berkeley, offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in "Buddhist Studies".
Deadline : February 28, 2021.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Lifeways in Indigenous Asia - University of British Columbia
Deadline : January, 27 2021.
Vacancy - Oral History of Tibetan Studies Project Assistant, University of Oxford
Casual engagement (February-April, 2021). Pay equivalent to £10.21 per hour.
The Oral History of Tibetan Studies records and collects oral memories of those who have contributed to the establishment of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies as a recognised independent academic discipline. We collect oral memories of people of various roles and backgrounds who were influential in the spurring enthusiasm for Tibetan language, culture, and religion in the West, which then contributed to the emergence of Tibetan Studies. We focus on scholars and academics, Tibetan teachers and traditional scholars, artists, photographers, book publishers, sponsors, and various enthusiasts supporting Tibet.
We are looking for a project assistant to join our team for 12 weeks. Under the supervision of the project coordinators, you will review and process our video interview recordings (approx. 220 hours) to allow future editing and the production of indexes. Due to the nature of the project, knowledge of the field of Tibetan Studies is desirable.
The first aim of the project is to present this material on a website https://www.neverendingnow.de/ (to be transferred to an international Tibetan Studies website, as the IATS, soon). Currently, the project is sponsored by the John Fell Fund of the University of Oxford, and headed by Prof. Ulrike Roesler.
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, standard computer skills
- Ability to troubleshoot problems and arrive at an appropriate solution
- Strong attention to detail, with the ability to organise data in a clear and organised fashion
- Ability to organise own work loads and take initiative as appropriate
Desirable Selection Criteria:
- Previous experience working as a content manager, including experience with video editing
- Knowledge of the field of Tibetan Studies
The start date would be February 8th or as soon as possible thereafter.
Deadline : February 3, 2021.
To apply, please email a copy of your CV to email@example.com by February 3rd. Please use the same email for any further information.
Call for papers : Language Diversity in Amdo: Changes and Challenges
The Amdo Mapping Amdo series, of the Amdo Research Network, is seeking contributions for its next volume: "Language Diversity in Amdo: Changes and Challenges"
The Amdo region is an area of language contact and extreme linguistic diversity: across centuries Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolic, and Turkic languages have developed similar features, and their communities have come to share similar lifestyles and cultural practices. In this context of multidirectional contact, Amdo Tibetan has historically served as a major lingua franca and motivator of linguistic convergence (Dwyer, 1995; Slater, 2003; Janhunen, 2007). And, Tibetan communities played a role influencing the area’s lifecycles practices, folklore, and architecture (Dwyer, 2013).
However, recent socioeconomic changes have reformulated these processes of multidirectional change. In the last decades, Amdo’s urban centres and rural areas have been increasingly involved in the Chinese state’s economic and social development projects. Due to new opportunities (and imperatives) to participate in mainstream education and market labor, Standard Chinese has affirmed itself in Amdo as the language of modernity and social mobility. This linguistic hierarchy can be summarized as distinguishing the high status at the national level (i.e. Standard Chinese); languages officially recognized in the region and taught at schools in autonomous prefectures (i.e. Tibetan); endangered languages officially recognized but practically not supported by the State (i.e. Salar and Monguor); and languages not officially recognized (i.e. Wutun) (Dwyer, 1998).
Currently, several languages in Amdo are endangered (Roche and Suzuki, 2018), Tibetan is the language of cultural identification for a range of ethnolinguistic communities including the Baonan and Wutun, and bilingualism is becoming a common phenomenon. So far, new state policies of “bilingual education” that, in reality, promote Standard Chinese have spared minority autonomous areas. However, from time to time officials criticize a low mastery of the national language and call for increasing the role of Chinese in education even in autonomous prefectures and counties (Dak Lhagyal, 2019). Besides the local dynamics of language interactions, Amdo communities are in contact with non-local languages. Tibetan and Tibetanized communities read and listen to different varieties of Tibetan, Hui and Salar communities take classes in Arabic, and English is, together with Standard Chinese, a language that offers more possibilities for socioeconomic opportunities.
This book will explore the complex language dynamics that shape Amdo’s internal ethnolinguistic diversity. It takes into account patterns of power, language contact, and mobility that crosscut the local and global levels. Because language change influences identity, it is necessary to document multiple vectors of sociolinguistic transformation. When examining the intersections between changing languages and identities, we ask: How are language and literacy practices used to negotiate inheritance and identity? How do new educational policies and choices, prestige, and language contact shape the structure and use of the languages? And, in whatways can languages with lower status survive in the linguistic repertoire of their speakers?
The proposed publication gathers multidisciplinary contributions from as linguistics, linguistic anthropology, language policy, education, and literature. We welcome contributions that address linguistic diversity through an ethnographic consideration of local perspectives on language, history, and culture. The editors will choose contributions based on the volume theme, in addition to an ethical commitment to centering local representations of language and identity in the region.
Deadline for sending your contribution (maximum 500 words): January 31, 2021.
Proposals should be sent to Giulia Cabras (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Shannon Ward (email@example.com).
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2021
Sending of articles: early June 2021
Publication of the volume: 2022.
Position in Tibetan Studies
Indiana University announces the recruitment of an Assistant Professor of Tibetan Studies with a start date of August 1, 2021
Deadline : February 5, 2021.
For more information: : https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/10295
Call for papers
Columbia University is launching a call for papers for a conference (July 2021) around the theme: “Life along the River: Interactions between Human Societies and Valley Environments in the Convergence Zone of the Inner Asian Highlands, 1600s-1950s.”
Argument: The convergence zone of the Inner Asian Highlands consists of the present-day parts of Qinghai, Gansu, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in western China. It lies at the intersection of the Himalayan, Mongolian, Loess and Yungui plateaus, where the upper Yellow, Yangtze, Mekong and Salween rivers and their tributaries flow among towering mountains and segment the region into countless long valleys. Different “natural systems” take place in these relatively parallel valleys along elevational gradients. Historically, these valleys sat on the overlapped margins of dominant centers of power. They often served as political, economic and cultural corridors between China proper and Inner Asia. Meanwhile, the valleys have been the homelands of many remarkably distinct ethnic groups. Local riverine settlers experienced a series of multi-directional political integrations and economic and cultural exchanges. Fluidity has been a constant marker of the ways of life in these valleys.
The conference will bring together scholars to discuss the interactions between the culturally diverse inhabitants and valley habitats in the meeting place of the Inner Asian Highlands. It aims to explore how different societies in the long “corridors” between Inner Asia and China proper have adapted to, negotiated with, transformed and interpreted their environments. The participants will examine how the natural environment has shaped “human systems,” and delve into various cultural groups’ interactions with weather, land, water, vegetation, animals, disaster, disease and so on along these valleys. The conference also seeks to understand this frontier zone as a center onto itself by employing an approach that combines anthropological fieldwork with historical and environmental studies.
We welcome proposals for 20-minutes presentations. Please send your working title and abstract of 300 words and a short bio to Marnyi Gyatso (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Due to the uncertainties with Covid-19, the conference will be held on-line from New York. There will be no registration fee.
Deadline : March 1st, 2021.
The University of Copenhagen offers a two-year postdoctoral contract in "Asian Studies", with a preference for the modern and contemporary period, in the regions of South, East and South East Asia.
Deadline: January 8, 2021.
For more information: https://candidate.hr-manager.net/ApplicationInit.aspx/?cid=1307&departmentId=18992&ProjectId=153219&MediaId=5&SkipAdvertisement=false&fbclid=IwAR2zB0XYvO5uW2AMEYYqgKa7yQ3awMuyba85F2vzRkbnKTrJLs17pqCqX5k
Tsadra Foundation offers scholarships to study at the Rangjung Yeshe Institute for the following programmes:
- Master's Preparatory program (MA Prep) (1 year)
- Master of Arts in Buddhist Studies (MA BS) (2 years)
- Master of Arts in Translation, Textual Interpretation, and Philology (MA TTIP) (2 years)
Deadlines for applications are different for each programme.
For more information: https://www.ryi.org/tsadra-foundation-scholarship
Call for papers
The GIS Asia is organising two scientific days on 2 and 3 June 2021 on the theme of "Care": AsieS "en care": Le souci d'autrui au prisme des études asiatiques, remotely.
Deadline: January 15, 2021.
For more information: https://confcare2021.sciencesconf.org/
Two 4-year doctoral scholarships for Buddhist studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (Munich), starting in autumn 2021.
Deadline: January 10, 2021.
Hamilton College, Asian Studies Asian literary cultures, two-year postdoctoral position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.
Deadline: February 18, 2021.
Several job opportunities at world-class Rubin Museum of Art in New York, including
- Senior Specialist, Himalayan Arts & Culture
- Various internships, including: apprentice museum educator, Tibetan Language Curatorial Internship
Ph.D. scholarship, University of Sidney, for a thesis on “Documentation and description of an Eastern Himalayan Indigenous language”.
Deadline: January 8, 2021.
Recruitment of Professor
The University of Colorado at Boulder is recruiting for a Professor of Tibetan & Himalayan Studies.
Deadline: January 15, 2021.
For more information: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=27395
Recruitment of Assistant Professor
New York University is recruiting for an Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies, majoring in Tibetan Buddhism.
Deadline: 15 December 2020.
For more information: https://as.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/as/departments/religiousstudies/employment.html
Study Tibetan Language Online
Study the Tibetan language online for 1.5 hours per week on Wednesdays (early afternoon, Montreal EDT) from the excellent SOAS in London! Courses start on 14 October 2020.
For more information and registration: https://store.soas.ac.uk/product-catalogue/language-centre/online-autumn-courses/south-asia/tibetan-classical-beginners-1-online-42300?fbclid=IwAR02uqIkJ_4SmIZ77n1Sqvt5RLTZYfWTeErd0A8WWXIdVg0Z7TfOt4jwxSA
Call for Papers
Call for Papers for the conference "Current Himalayan and Tibetan Research" in Rzucewo (Gdańsk, Poland) on April 20-24, 2021, co-organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences, Humboldt University (Berlin) and Nicolaus Copernicus University (Toruń, Poland).
Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 October 2020.
For more information: https://www.sfemt.fr/wp/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/New-Call-for-Papers-Rzucewo-2021-.pdf
Call for Papers
The magazine Religions is dedicating an issue to the theme "Buddhism and the Body" and is launching a call for papers.
Deadline for submission of proposals: 31 December 2020.
Doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship
King's College of the University of Cambridge offers a 4-year doctoral or postdoctoral fellowship (2021-2025) to study the history and culture of the Silk Road countries.
Deadline: 4 September 2020.
For more information: https://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/research/research-fellowships
Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Fellowships
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation offers various fellowships to support doctoral and post-doctoral research, translation, research or teaching.
Deadline: 16 November 2020.
For more information: http://www.rhfamilyfoundation.org/#!/grant-programs/2
Recruitment - Lecturer in Buddhist Studies
The University of Oxford is recruiting a lecturer in Buddhist Studies for a two-year term, starting in the academic year 2020.
Deadline for applications: 4 August 2020.
For more information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=60199
Tibetan Summer School (language and culture)
The University of Oxford offers online summer courses in Tibetan (language and culture) from July 20 to August 7.
The SIT (School for International Training) Study Abroad is organizing Tibetan language courses (different levels): online, in July 2020, and in Nepal, in January 2021.
Research position on Central Asia
The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, based in Prague, announces the opening of a research position on Central Asia (including Tibet), for a period of three years from September 2020.
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2020.
For more information: http://www.orient.cas.cz/miranda2/m2/akce/aktuality/2020/Central-Asia-position-offer.pdf
Online Classical Tibetan Course
Maitripa College (Portland, USA) is organizing an online classical Tibetan language course in June and July 2020. This free course is open to beginners.
For more information: https://maitripa.org/tibetan-intensive-2020/
Postdoctoral research contract (3 years) on Central Asia - University of Prague
This three-year contract begins in September 2020.
Deadline: 30 April 2020.
For more information: http://www.orient.cas.cz/miranda2/m2/akce/aktuality/2020/Central-Asia-position-offer.pdf
Third edition of the GIS Asia Thesis Awards
The GIS Asia Thesis Prizes are intended to reward a thesis defended in 2018 and 2019, in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences and focusing on Asia.
Three prizes, worth 3000€ each, will be awarded by the jury composed of members of the GIS Scientific Council.
This prize is intended primarily to finance or co-finance the publication of the thesis. They will be solemnly awarded at the end of the year 2020.
Deadline for submitting an application: 1st April 2020.
For more information: http://www.gis-reseau-asie.org/fr/prix-de-these-du-gis-asie-2020
Summer School - University of Copenhagen
The University of Copenhagen is organizing a summer school for master's students on the theme of contemporary Buddhism from 27 July to 7 August 2020.
Deadline: 1st April 2020.
For more information: http://www.sfemt.fr/ecole-dete-contemporary-buddhism-a-luniversite-de-copenhague/
Postdoctoral fellow - University of Lund (Sweden)
The University of Lund (Sweden) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow for a research project on human rights in East or South East Asia. The duration of the project is two years, starting in September 2020.
Deadline: 12 February 2020.
Postdoctoral fellow - Tibetan Studies - Columbia University (New York)
Columbia University in New York is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in Tibetan Studies for the academic year 2020-2021.
Deadline: 31 January 2020.
Call for Papers - Amdo Research Network
The Amdo Research Network is launching a call for papers for an international research workshop on the theme "Amdo at the Crossroads", to be held in Oxford on 16-18 April 2020.
Deadline for submission of paper proposals : 1st December 2019.
Departmental Lecturer, Tibetan and Himalayan Studies - Oxford University
Oxford University is recruiting a Departmental Lecturer, Tibetan and Himalayan Studies (lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan studies).
Deadline for applications: 11 October 2019.
For more information: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BVF092/departmental-lecturer-tibetan-and-himalayan-studies
Doctoral program Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies - Ludwig Maximilians - Universität München
The Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies offers two PhD scholarships for dissertation projects related to Buddhism.
Deadline for applications: 6 October 2019
Start of scholarship: Spring, summer, or autumn 2020
Duration of scholarship: 4 years
Scholarship amount: 1200 € per month + insurance + support for rent + 460€ per year + lump sum for travel
Scholarship donor: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
The selection process comprises two stages: Applications are sent to the Doctoral Program in Buddhist Studies in Munich. The program will select promising candidates, who then have to submit their materials to the DAAD. Subsequently the DAAD decides upon the successful candidates. It is expected that the successful candidates will be chosen and informed by February 2020.
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
Tenure-track or Tenured endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies
The Khyentse Gendun Chopel professorship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Michigan
The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies beginning September 1, 2020. This is an open-rank search. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in Tibetan Buddhist Studies are encouraged to apply.
For more information: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=58707