Lecturer in Buddhist Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh
December 24, 2022
Offerd Salary:£43,414 - £51,805
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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  • New College, Edinburgh, EH1 2LX, GB
  • Posting Date

    10/28/2022, 09:45 PM

    Apply Before

    12/24/2022, 12:00 AM

    Job Schedule

    Full time

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    Contract Type

    Fixed Term

    Job Description

    Lecturer in Buddhist Languages and Cultures

    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; School of Divinity

    UE08; £43,414 - £51,805 per annum

    Full time; (35 hours per week), 3 Year Fixed term, available from August 2023

    We are seeking to hire a three-year Lecturer in Buddhist Languages and Cultures responsible for delivering a portfolio of courses in Sanskrit and another classical language, as well as in an area of Buddhist culture such as literature, visual/material culture, history, or anthropology.

    The Opportunity:

    This post is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of Buddhist Studies at the University of Edinburgh, through teaching, research and leadership. In particular, the post, which is part- funded by the Khyentse Foundation, is to trial new ways of teaching classical Buddhist languages in a sustainable and inclusive manner. Subject to the successful demonstration of an economically viable and academically appropriate approach to Buddhist languages, there is a possibility that this position could be converted to an open-ended contract at the end of the three years.

    The post will sit within the School of Divinity (a department of Theology and Religious Studies), which is part of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The post-holder will also be a member of the Edinburgh Buddhist Studies (EBS) steering committee, which draws together staff from five different Schools in the College.

    We welcome applications for this post from all qualified candidates and particularly welcome applications from members of minority ethnic groups, who are currently under-represented in the School of Divinity.

    The postholder will be expected to live within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh and to play a full part in fostering a sense of community within the School.

    If you would like to discuss this post further, please contact the Head of School, Professor Helen Bond at [email protected]

    Click here for a copy of the full job description. Candidates should apply before 5pm on the closing date and submit a CV and Covering letter.

    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme , staff discounts, family friendly initiatives , flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

    The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    Theology has been taught at Edinburgh since the University's foundation in 1583. In the School of Divinity today (New College) you are in a college setting, with our own site, library, dining/socialising hall, and a strong sense of community of students and staff. Yet you are also part of a large, world-class university, and in the heart of one of the most scenic and vibrant cities in Europe. From its foundation, the University of Edinburgh has maintained a distinguished tradition of higher learning and academic excellence. Today the University is one of Britain's leading research institutions with an international reputation for scholarship and achievement; and access to research libraries of world importance.

    From the first year onward, courses involve small group tutorial and seminar learning as well as lectures. We have a long and distinguished record in research, teaching and postgraduate supervision. Our current staff includes scholars with international reputations in various subjects in theology and religious studies. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework Exercise (REF 2014), the School of Divinity was ranked first in Scotland and fourth in the UK for Theology and Religious Studies based on the quality and volume of our research. Incoming postgraduate research students are offered a training course in research methods, and are given conscientious supervision from their first weeks through to submission of the thesis. There are also special orientation events for foreign students. Our Student satisfaction rates are consistently amongst the highest in the University of Edinburgh.

    For further information about our school please visit www. ed.ac.uk/schools- departments/divinity

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