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Departmental Lecturer, Sanskrit

University of Oxford - The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 Grade 7 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd August 2022
Closes: 26th August 2022
Job Ref: 159655

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The Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies intends to appoint a Departmental Lecturer (DL) in Sanskrit. This is a one-year position, to cover the teaching and certain other duties of the vacant Boden Professor of Sanskrit post.

The primary teaching responsibilities of the role include teaching language classes across a range of Sanskrit literature, including Sanskrit religious literature, to students at undergraduate and graduate level, and also giving lectures and tutorials at both levels, and supervising students at Master’s level.

You will have: a doctorate or equivalent in a relevant subject awarded before the start date of the appointment; a proven ability to give lectures and classes which foster a high level of achievement in both graduate and undergraduate students, on aspects of the civilization of the Indian sub-continent, such as history, literature, and religious traditions; a solid linguistic knowledge of Classical Sanskrit; and ability to use and teach the primary sources in Sanskrit. The successful candidate will have an ability to supervise Master’s students in Sanskrit, Classical Indian Religion, and related fields, a broad vision of the scope of Sanskrit Studies with sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to develop course materials and research proposals, and a current and projected research profile and publications record in one or more aspect(s) of Sanskrit studies and related fields. You will also have an ability and readiness to initiate the organization of, and to participate in, seminars, conferences, and other research meetings, possess excellent communication, team-working, interpersonal and organisational skills, and have an ability and willingness to carry out administrative roles in an academic setting with attention to detail and deadlines.

This position is based in central Oxford. This is a full-time, fixed-term position until 30 September 2023.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26 August 2022.

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