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University Assistant Professor in Buddhism


The Faculty of Divinity wishes to appoint to an Assistant Professorship in Buddhism from 1 September 2023.

We seek applicants who have a research specialism in any field of Buddhism. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake high quality research in Buddhism, to teach for the Undergraduate courses (Tripos), Advanced Diploma and the MPhil, to supervise doctoral students, and to undertake some administration. The postholder will be based in the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge.

Candidates should have a completed PhD and should be able to show capacity to contribute to the outstanding research culture of the Faculty by engaging in research of the highest standards of excellence and to publish in their particular field of expertise.

Please ensure that you upload the following documents to your online application:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • covering letter together with a full list of research publications
  • a statement of your research project you would undertake within the Faculty of Divinity
  • an account of your experience and approach to teaching
  • if available one recent published research article

Three references are required, and applicants should ask their referees to send their reports to faculty-office@divinity.cam.ac.uk by the closing date.

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Friday 9 December 2022, and interviews are planned for late January / February 2023 subject to change.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the Schools HR Team on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please quote reference GF33861 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Faculty is committed to equality and diversity, and we would particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women and those from Black, Asian or other Ethnic Minority backgrounds. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at: https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/pay-benefits/cambens-employee-benefits/family-friendly

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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