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The Khyentse Foundation Lynne Macready Senior Lecturer in Tibetan Buddhism
University of Sydney

Date Posted Jan. 19, 2023
Title The Khyentse Foundation Lynne Macready Senior Lecturer in Tibetan Buddhism
University University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Department School of Languages and Cultures
Application Deadline Tuesday 14 February 2023 11:59 PM
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Religion and Theology
  • Full-time, Funding Contingent Continuing
  • Contribute to the teaching program and delivery of a broad curriculum in Tibetan Buddhism
  • Academic Level C Base salary, $ 138,645 - 159,867 + 17% superannuation 

The Opportunity 

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 Arts faculties in the world. The School of Languages and Cultures (SLC) offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia and is a Centre for European, Latin American, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. 

The Asian Studies Program in the School of Languages and Cultures teaches key areas of Asian culture and society, an important aspect of which is Buddhist Studies. We offer the opportunity to join a dynamic group of scholars from Asian Language departments whose teaching and research form the basis of the Asian Studies Program. As well as covering important aspects of contemporary Asia, the Program has a strong commitment to studies of the classical bases of Asian society and languages. 

Applications are invited for appointment of Senior Lecturer in Tibetan Buddhism within the School of Languages and Cultures. This position is made possible by a generous gift from the Khyentse Foundation, in honour of the late Lynne Macready. 

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • maintain a research profile compatible with the school’s research programs through publications and grant applications
  • teach and coordinate undergraduate units concerning Tibetan Buddhism, Tibetan language and culture, cultural relations between India, China and Tibet, and Buddhist Studies, including developing materials for teaching and assessment
  • participate in teaching collaboration including team-teaching of undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate units in the discipline and in the school when required
  • contribute to the teaching of undergraduate Sanskrit 
  • contribute to the supervision and assessment of honours and postgraduate research students in Buddhist Studies and make an active contribution to the Buddhist Studies research seminars and the running of the UBEF Visiting Professor program
  • contribute to academic administration
  • participate in the promotion of Buddhist Studies within the wider community. 
  • work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and take on roles in administration in the discipline and School. 

About you

We are looking for a Senior Lecturer in Tibetan Buddhism who possesses:

  • PhD in the field of Tibetan or Indo-Tibetan Buddhism 
  • Proficiency in Tibetan and native or near native competency in English. 
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to innovative teaching and course development in teaching Tibetan and South Asian Buddhism at undergraduate level 
  • demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an active research program in Buddhist Studies with an emphasis on Tibetan Buddhism including major research grant applications 
  • a record of peer-reviewed publications  
  • capacity to teach and supervise students from various cultural backgrounds 
  • demonstrated ability to work flexibly and collaboratively in a team environment and to assume roles in administration and planning in the discipline and School
  • excellent problem-solving, time management, and interpersonal skills. 

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Pre-employment checks

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus. 

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.  

How to apply
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Closing date for applications
Tuesday 14 February 2023 11:59 PM

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