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Research Associate for the Project “In and Around Tibetan Buddhist Texts: A Historical-Philological-Empirical Study of Tibetan Buddhist Paratextology”

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

 The research focuses on three aspects (in varying scope as required):

  • historical investigation of the background and context of Tibetan Buddhist text culture in general and paratext in particular
  • philological investigation, including of the Tibetan Buddhist concepts of “text” and “paratexts” in general and of selected cases in particular
  • empirical test, conducted in consultation with the project’s Scientific Team and based mainly on the Chester Beatty Tibetan collection, with the focus on questions related to instilling knowledge, understanding, and/or aesthetic appreciation

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

You can apply for this position with or without a doctorate.

Further requirements:

  • good knowledge of Classical Tibetan
  • good knowledge of Tibetan Buddhist literature and Tibetan text culture
  • very good knowledge of the historical-philological method
  • capability of conducting research in an interdisciplinary environment

We offer

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Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
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Continuing education opportunities
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University pensions
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Attractive location
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Flexible working hours
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Work-life balance opportunities
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Health management

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Educational leave

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30 days of vacation per annum

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Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.


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