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W3 Professorship in Buddhist Studies

Mar 09, 2016

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg invites applications for a

W3 professorship in Buddhist Studies.

The professorship is part of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) which has originated from the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”.

Applicants should be able to represent the full scope of Buddhist Studies both in research and teaching. Their interests should focus on processes of exchange between Buddhism and other religious groups within Asia and beyond. Such entanglements should be analysed in their contemporary social, political and cultural developments with a historical perspective. Substantial knowledge of two major languages of Buddhism is a prerequisite. Furthermore, applicants are expected to actively take part in the teaching (Master- and PhD-programme) and research (Digital Humanities) at the HCTS and to contribute to their further development in the Excellence Initiative.

Prerequisites for application are a university degree and (in accordance with Article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the state of Baden-Württemberg) a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or equivalent qualifications.

The University of Heidelberg seeks to achieve a higher proportion of women in areas where they have not been adequately represented so far. Women with the required qualifications are expressly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications and aptitude for the post.

Please submit your application including a CV, a list of publications and courses taught and your five most important publications (the application collated in one PDF file, the publications in five PDF files) to the dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. Gerrit Kloss, Voßstr. 2, Building 37, 69115 Heidelberg, e-mail:, no later than April 12, 2016.


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