The Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is offering a

Research Position (100%)/

History of Tibetan Religion and Philosophy

The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The successful applicant will investigate historical aspects of the scholarly traditions of Tibetan Buddhism and their intellectual practices, also within the larger cultural and social context and in consideration of transcultural connections especially in the Himalayan region and with South Asia.

In addition to conducting his/her own research the applicant should actively develop research groups by attracting third-party funding and have demonstrable experience in conceptualizing and conducting independent research projects. A doctorate or equivalent degree in Tibetan Studies is required, as is excellent knowledge of Sanskrit.

The position is initially limited for six years. The salary is based on the collective agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, with an entrance salary of 3.219,60 EUR. A higher salary is possible depending on qualification and prior work history.

Application documents with cover letter, CV, list of publications as well as an overview of current and planned future research (2-3 pages) should be submitted by 31 December 2015, preferably via e-mail as one single PDF document without other attachments. Please address applications to office.ikga(at) (Subject “Application Tibetology”).

Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Apostelgasse 23
A-1030 Wien