Assistant Professor of Tibetan Studies

Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
Indiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University Bloomington seeks an Assistant Professor of Tibetan Studies focusing on any period from 1200 AD to the present. The appointment begins August 1, 2021.

Applicants should be capable of conducting research and teaching on issues relating to contemporary and premodern Tibetan history, religion, and society including diasporas as well as Sino-Tibetan and Indo-Tibetan relations and Tibet’s connections to the rest of Central Asia. Proficiency in modern and classical Tibetan languages is required. Proficiency in Chinese is highly desirable.

Candidates must have their PhD degree or be ABD by the starting date of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to excellence in research, teaching, public engagement, and program development of Tibetan Studies with Indiana University’s world-class Central Eurasian Studies faculty as well as within the Hamilton Lugar School. Candidates are expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels as determined by the department.

Application materials include a cover letter, CV, career statement describing research, teaching experiences, and philosophy, letters from three academic references, samples of published, in-press, and forthcoming work, diversity and inclusion statement, and teaching materials including course evaluations. Materials should be submitted online at: (

Inquiries and any hard copy submissions can be directed to Ms. April Younger, CEUS Department, Hamilton Lugar School, GISB 3024, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, or more preferably at

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with applications received by February 5, 2021 being guaranteed complete consideration.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.