Research Fellow in Asian and African Studies

Humboldt University of Berlin Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences



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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – Department of Asian and African Studies

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Job description: Scientific services in research within the framework of the ERC-project DHARMA; Epigraphy and art of Karnataka: edition, translation, and interpretation of the Kannada inscriptions of the Calukya dynasty of Kalyana; the independent research should result in at least one monograph; active contributions to the development of the Kannada epigraphic materials in the DHARMA online database; fieldwork in Karnataka; participation in workshops of the DHARMA project

Requirements: Completed university degree and PhD in one of the following fields: Indian Epigraphy, Premodern History of lndia, or Sanskrit/Kannada Philology; excellent competence in and experience with Sanskrit and Kannada in a research context; aptitude for individual and self-directed research shown by a track record of scholarly publication in a relevant field; willingness to work in Berlin in a multicultural context

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Please send your application (with a cover letter, curriculum vitae and relevant certificates), and quoting the reference number DR/033/21 to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Asian and African Studies, Prof. Dr. Annette Schmiedchen, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably by e-mail as one PDF-file to

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