David L. Snellgrove Chair in Tibetan and Buddhist Art


David L. Snellgrove Chair in Tibetan and Buddhist Art
Vacancy Number 000602
Location London
Campus Russell Square
Post Class Teaching and Research
Department / Centre Department of Art & Archaeology
Contract Type Permanent
Closing date for applications 7 February 2014
The Department of the History of  Art and Archaeology at SOAS, University of London, invites applications  for a newly endowed  David L. Snellgrove Chair in Tibetan and Buddhist  Art. The post is part of a transformational donation from the  Alphawood Foundation, Chicago, aimed at  enhancing and advancing the study of  Tibetan and Buddhist art. The donation includes two further academic  posts, funding for over 80 scholarships and generous support for  outreach, conferences and symposia.
The post is intended for a senior scholar at a Professorial level;  however, candidates appointable at the level of Reader or Senior  Lecturer will also be considered and are invited to apply. Salary levels will be commensurate with experience and the post is tenable from 1st  September 2014. Applications are invited from those working on the  history of Tibetan and Buddhist art, and the art of related diasporas.  Candidates should have an outstanding international reputation as  demonstrated by an excellent publication record and knowledge of  relevant languages.
The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of the  History of Art and Archaeology and will be expected to develop and teach courses at all levels, supervise PhD students, and to play a major role in the development of the field of Tibetan and Buddhist Art.
Those seeking further information should contact Professor Timon  Screech, Head of Department, or Dr Crispin Branfoot, Senior Lecturer of  South Asian Art and Archaeology, SOAS University of London, Thornhaugh  Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG by e-mail ts8@soas.ac.uk or cb68@soas.ac.uk.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled for week commencing: 17 March 2014
We particularly welcome applications from women, from  disabled people and from black and minority ethnic candidates as they  are under-represented within SOAS at senior levels.
SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.
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