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CfA: Professorship in Indology with thematic connections to multiple secularities

The Institute of South and Central Asian Studies at the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies of Leipzig University seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 April 2021:

W3-Professorship in Indology
(Successor to Professor Eliahu Franco)

The successful candidate is required to prove his/her outstanding achievements in the field of Indology, with a specific focus on Buddhist studies and/or religious studies. Demonstrated profound knowledge of Sanskrit is a prerequisite, of Pali a desired addition. A background in the field of digital humanities will be considered an advantage. The successful candidate’s publications, teaching activities, and extensive experience in the acquisition of research funding should demonstrate a proven ability for interdisciplinary cooperation and thematic connections with the research focus area Multiple Secularities. In-depth knowledge of innovative theories and methods at the interface of philology and area studies is essential. Applicants are asked to include a concise statement regarding their vision for the potential development of this field of research at Leipzig University (one page).

Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to actively assist in shaping new interdisciplinary curricula in area studies in the relevant BA and MA programmes at Leipzig University. Applications should include statements on previous teaching experience, general teaching ideas, and, should they be available, teaching evaluations.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality. Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Please send your application with the usual documents (including a detailed CV, a list of publications and classes taught, teaching statement, available teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired), in a printed or digital format (as a single PDF document), to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies
Professor Rose Marie Beck
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig


by no later than 1 May 2020.

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