Monday, June 17, 2013

New Sanskrit-related Job within SARIT

SARIT is a project for the advanced digitilization of Sanskrit texts. In other words, it does not only make digital Sanskrit texts available, but it also tag them according to the TEI (Text Encoding Initiative). Recently, the project has received further fundings and Birgit Kellner has posted on Indology a job application for a project-coordinator. If you have at least an MA in South Asian Studies (or Buddhist Studies) and enjoy working with TEI, I recommend you to apply.

Project coordinator

(50% German academic salary scale TVL-13, 36 months)

The successful applicant  oversees  and  organizes  the  production  of TEI-conformant digital editions and actively participates in the ongoing development and refinement of markup in consideration of the specific nature and structure of Sanskrit literature. He or she also acts as main liaison with the partners in Columbia and with technical staff of the  Heidelberg  Research  Architecture  (HRA),  Heidelberg’s  digital  humanities  unit (

Candidates should hold a MA or equivalent degree in Indology, Buddhist Studies or related field at the time of appointment. Knowledge of Sanskrit is required; proficiency in English is necessary. German is  not required,  but German language classes  are available upon request.

To apply, send CV, academic transcripts, a one-page statement of motivation and names of two professors as references to Ina Chebbi (, subject line “SARIT coordinator.” Send all documents as one PDF file.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2013. Interviews will be conducted via Skype. The successful applicant is expected to start by 1 October 2013.

Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer. In case of equality of qualification and suitability of applicants, applications made by female researchers will be given preferential consideration. We also encourage and welcome applications from disabled persons.

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