Research Associates - Sanskrit Manuscript Project

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Application Deadline: 
25/08/2011

Research Associates - Sanskrit Manuscript Project
(two positions)
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Salary: £27,428 - £35,788

Limit of Tenure applies *

Applications are invited for two fixed-term full-time posts of Research Associates to the Project “The intellectual and religious traditions of South Asia as seen through the Sanskrit manuscript collections of the University of Cambridge”, funded by a Standard Route Research Grant from the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The primary aim of the project is to create a digital multimedia archive of the collections of Sanskrit manuscripts held by the Cambridge University Library as well as a complete online catalogue. It further intends to promote the study of the religious and intellectual traditions of South Asia using this archive as documentation and as direct input for computer-assisted philological and historical research.

The main tasks of the post-holders will be to collect the key data for each manuscript in the collection and prepare the entries for the database, assist in the organisation of seminars and workshops, and contribute to the research and publishing programme of the project. They should have excellent command of Sanskrit, fluency in English, and some familiarity with working on Sanskrit manuscripts, as well as some technical competence with computers. Knowledge of South Asian scripts other than Devanagari and of Middle Indo-Aryan languages such as Pali or Prakrit would also be an advantage. They will have completed their PhD, which means that they have submitted their thesis and had their viva by the time the project starts (14th November, 2011). A demonstrable commitment to the project and genuine enthusiasm for its underlying aims will also be essential, as will the ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as on individual initiative.

More information can be found here:
http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/general_info/jobs/sanskrit-ra.html

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