Professorship (W2) of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies (permanent position)

Munich (Stadt), Bayern (DE)
15 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty for the Study of Culture invites applications for a

Professorship (W2)
of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies
(permanent position)

commencing on 1 October 2023.

This professorship is funded by TARA-Stiftung and Khyentse Foundation.

Applicants should be able to teach the full range of Tibetology. Expected is a historical and philological focus in their research on Tibetan Buddhism. The position represents an essential component in the interdisciplinary program of “Buddhist Studies”.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified academic to this professorship. Prerequisites for this position are a university degree and a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications by e-mail in one pdf file to the Dean of the Faculty for the Study of Culture, Ludwig-Maximilans-Universität München,, no later than 13 October 2022.