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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Looking for a Sanskrit-related job?

Offer and demand hardly meet, when it comes to Indology. Most project-leaders I am aware of, constantly look for early-career Sanskritists who might be willing to read manuscripts (etc.) for them, and fail to find any. By contrast, some of my (mostly Italian) friends, who hold a PhD in Sanskrit, end up doing something completely different just in order to survive…

If you belong to the former category, consider posting your job-ads (here, on Indology, on Academia or on any other widely accessible website).
If you are among the latter category, consider the following advertisement, coming from the University of Vienna:
In the FWF Project "Metaphysics and Epistemology of the Nyaya Tradition
III", conducted at the University of Vienna, Dept. of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, the position of a full-time post-doc project researcher has been advertized. 

The project covers 3 years. Further info here.

On offer and demand in Indology, see this post (on job chances) and this post (on PhD chances).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Vienna job you have linked to is expired as of Aug. 1. It is beyond me why they would not post such a job to the Indology list. I know many Sanskritists who would have applied if they had known of the opening.

nOe said...

Thanks for mentioning it. I would encourage everyone to apply anyway, since (being in Vienna) I think further applications could be accepted.

elisa freschi said...

The previous comment was mine. As for your query, Anonymous, I am afraid project leaders tend not to believe in "open market" applications. They rather look for people through personal contacts.

elisa freschi said...

Still an addendum: The above-described procedure leads to paradoxical results when one comes to the paralysis of not having co-workers at all (because one's personal contact have exhausted their students and acquaintances).

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