Great Perfection Initiative Researcher

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Great Perfection Initiative Researcher

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Contemplative Sciences Center

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 02-20-2018

Posting Summary:
The Contemplative Sciences Center is seeking applicants for the position of Coordinator of Great Perfection Initiative Research. This position is new, the Coordinator will be in charge of coordinating and executing research for the Great Perfection Initiative, which is devoted to international translation and scholarship on the Tibetan religious tradition known as "Dzokchen" (rdzogs chen). The work will include executing research tasks, providing technical support and training to other researchers in research tools and data sets, normalizing data pertaining to Tibetan texts, creating reference resources, doing other miscellaneous tasks in support of the research group and their activities, helping write up descriptions of projects for external consumption, and helping prepare materials related to fundraising. The person may also be asked to other tasks in relationship to documentation of Tibetan Buddhist texts and contemplative practices.

Preferred candidates must have a Masters or Educational Equivalent Relevant to Tibetan/Buddhist Studies. Additional requirements include: fluency in classical literary Tibetan; a deep knowledge of Dzokchen tradition in Tibetan Buddhism and its classical literature; and the ability to learn and efficiently use digital technologies.

This position is initially a one year appointment, with possibility for further renewal based on satisfactory performance. The position is contingent on the availability of funding and, as defined by University policy, is a restricted position. For
more information about the position, please contact Kyle Bowman, via email klb9u@virginia.edu or via telephone 434-243-0646.

To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Fluency in classical literary Tibetan; a deep knowledge of Dzokchen tradition in Tibetan Buddhism and its classical literature; and the ability to learn and efficiently use digital technologies.

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