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H-ASIA January 11, 2006 Position: Buddhology, open rank tenured appt., Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven ************************************************************************ From: H-Net Job Guide: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Full-time tenured academic position Buddhology Location: Belgium Institution Type: College/University Position Type: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor Submitted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2006 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main Category: Religious Studies Secondary Categories: None RELIGOUS STUDIES: BUDDHOLOGY The application for this position starting 1 of October 2006 can be handed in until 31 of January 2006. Situated in Belgium, in the heart of Western Europe, the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven has been a centre of knowledge for almost six centuries. Founded in 1425 by Pope Martin V, the K.U.Leuven bears the honour of being the oldest Catholic university in the world still in existence and the oldest university in the Low Countries. The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven) is the largest Flemish and Belgian university. Forms & Procedure http://www.kuleuven.be/admin/rd/niv3p/ad-j02a.htm#Applications Website K.U.Leuven http://www.kuleuven.be/english/ Website Faculty of Theology http://www.theo.kuleuven.be/en/ Website Interdisciplinary Centre for Religious Studies [Dutch] http://www.kuleuven.ac.be/icrs/ Additional information: Prof. Bert Broeckaert, Director Interdisciplinary Centre for Religious Studies Bert.Broeckaert@theo.kuleuven.be The Faculty of Theology of the K.U.Leuven devotes particular attention to world religions, interreligious dialogue, and Religious Studies, in her teaching and research programmes. As part of the development of these programmes, a full-time tenured academic position is available for teaching and research in the field of world religions, interreligious dialogue, and Religious Studies, with specialisation in contemporary Buddhism. Requirements: The candidate: * is Doctor in Theology or Religious Studies, with specialisation in Buddhism. If the candidate does not hold a doctorate in Theology or Religious Studies, the candidate should at least be in possession of a supplementary diploma in Religious Studies or theology; * has a thorough and broad scientific knowledge of Buddhism and other Eastern religions, with special attention to their contemporary expression; * has a proven expertise in religious studies-oriented theoretical and empirical research with regard to the place of Buddhism in today’s multicultural and multi-religious Western society, with also particular attention to the relations and contacts between Buddhism and Christianity; • is prepared to develop this teaching and research within the framework of the Faculty's objectives with regard to world religions, interreligious dialogue, and Religious Studies, in line with the Faculty's emphasis on interdisciplinary exchange; * has teaching experience and proven teaching skills; * has demonstrated originality and productivity in scientific research, in the form of international and national publications; * combines excellent communication skills with a collegial attitude; * is, if not proficient in Dutch, prepared to acquire the skills to teach in Dutch within a period of three years. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The Faculty of Theology pursues a policy of equal opportunity. The appointment entails: * research in the field of world religions, interreligious dialogue and Religious Studies, especially with regard to contemporary Buddhism; the research to be undertaken ought to be characterised by a religious studies approach and attend to the place of Eastern religions in a Western, multi-religious and multicultural context; particular attention ought also to be devoted to the dialogue between contemporary Buddhism and Christianity; * active participation in the development of interdisciplinary religious studies and theological research with regard to world religions in light of contemporary religious plurality and the issue of interreligious dialogue; * guidance of students preparing term papers, theses or research papers and direction of doctoral students conducting research in related areas of research; * participation in the development of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Religious Studies and thereby of the Religious Studies and theological components of the programmes and research at the Faculty of Theology; * supporting and developing the Master's programme in World Religions, Interreligious Dialogue and Religious Studies; * service to the broader community in line with one's scientific and academic responsibilities; * the teaching of courses and seminars in the above-mentioned disciplines, both in Dutch and in English. Contact Info: Human Resources Department K.U.Leuven Parijsstraat 72b 3000 Leuven Belgium tel + + 32 16 32 83 01 Website: http://www.kuleuven.be/admin/rd/niv3p/ad-j02a.htm#Applications The H-Net Job Guide is a service to the profession provided by H-Net. The information provided for individual listings is the responsibility of the organization posting the position. If you are interested in a particular position, please contact the organization directly. Send comments and questions about this service to H-Net Job Guide. Humanities & Social Sciences Online Copyright 1995-2006 ****************************************************************** To post to H-ASIA simply send your message to: <H-ASIA@h-net.msu.edu> For holidays or short absences send post to: <email@example.com> with message: SET H-ASIA NOMAIL Upon return, send post with message SET H-ASIA MAIL H-ASIA WEB HOMEPAGE URL: http://h-net.msu.edu/~asia/