Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in association with Balliol
The University intends to appoint to the Boden Professorship of Sanskrit with
effect from 1st October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Oxford's long-
standing pre-eminence in the teaching of Sanskrit is well known throughout the
world, and this post established in 1831 is the only established chair in
Sanskrit in the UK.
The University seeks a scholar who specializes in any area or areas of
Sanskrit and Indological Studies, broadly conceived, and who will provide
academic leadership in promoting and sustaining research within the Faculty.
The preferred candidate will be a scholar of the highest international
calibre, with an outstanding record of research and publication, capable of
creating and maintaining contacts with colleagues and relevant departments in
Oxford and other universities in the UK and overseas. You will teach and
inspire students at all levels, playing a major role in the supervision,
guidance and examination of graduate students in the Subject group of South
and Inner Asian Studies. You will be expected to be able to contribute broadly
to undergraduate and graduate teaching and examination, and also to faculty-
wide administration. This role represents an opportunity to build on your
broad intellectual and cultural interests within a wide and increasingly
interdisciplinary research field in Oxford.
You will have a substantial international reputation in scholarship and
research in Sanskrit and Indological Studies, with a focus on pre-1400 South
Asia, an excellent publication record of book-length works and articles in
international journals in this field, and an on-going research agenda covering
the next 5-10 years which will result in further substantial publications of
international quality. A solid linguistic knowledge of multiple registers of
Sanskrit is essential, as is an interest in promoting the study and research
on Vedic, post-Vedic, Epico-Purāṇic, Buddhist, and classical literature. You
should have the ability to communicate effectively, and a demonstrable ability
and commitment to provide effective and innovative teaching at undergraduate
and postgraduate level. You will also have the ability to contribute
effectively to ensuring the long-term development of the subject, and the
demonstrable ability to train, guide and motivate research students and junior
If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Thomas Hall, Head of
Administration and Finance at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +44
(0)1865 278210. All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will
not form part of the selection decision.
Contact Person : Sue Morris Vacancy ID : 145071
Contact Number : Closing Date & Time : 17-Oct-2022 12:00
Contact Email : email@example.com Pay Scale : PROFESSOR
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