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Institution Faculty for the Study of Culture - Institute of Indology and Tibetology
Remuneration group BesGr A13
Full-time / Part-time Full-time (100%)
Start date 2023-04-01
Application deadline 2022-12-21

About us:

The Institute of Indology and Tibetology at the Department of Asian Studies (Faculty for the Study of Culture), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich, is a major hub of learning and research in the fields of Indian and Tibetan Studies. With three professorships and over twenty members, the Institute boasts a broad expertise in the languages, literatures, religions and philosophies of South Asia and Tibet.

We are looking for you:

Lecturer of Sanskrit (m/f/x)

in Munich

Your tasks and responsibilities:

This is a full-time “Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben” LfbA position commencing on 1st April 2023, which is meant to become permanent.

  • Teach up to 17 hours per week during semester times to students enrolled in the BA, MA, and doctoral programmes of the Institute of Indology and Tibetology.
  • Ensure the language acquisition of Sanskrit, from introductory to advanced levels.
  • Develop lectures and seminars on the history and literatures of premodern India.
  • Supervise and advise students.
  • Carry out administrative tasks for the Institute.

Your qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in Indology or a related field at the time of appointment.
  • An excellent command of Sanskrit and familiarity with a broad range of Sanskrit sources.
  • A solid experience in teaching Sanskrit at university level.
  • The capacity to teach introductory Classical Tibetan is desirable, or, alternatively, the capacity to teach a second Classical Indian language other than Sanskrit.
  • German language skills are desired, but not mandatory. However, business fluency is expected one year after appointment.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.


  • This is a full-time (100%) position that can be made permanent, as civil servant (BesGr A13).
  • A stimulating working environment at one of Germany’s top-ranked universities, in the vibrant and internationally diverse city of Munich. Our Institute is located in the centre of Munich with excellent public transport links.
  • The chance to be part of a dynamic and friendly team of scholars of South Asia and Tibet.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunities employer committed to excellence, to diversity, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Also possible in a part-time capacity.

People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.


Please submit your application comprising a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates, a detailed list of previously taught courses and, if applicable, a list of publications by e-mail in one pdf file to no later than
21 December 2022:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
Department für Asienstudien
Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie
Lehrstuhl für Klassische Indologie
Prof. Dr. Vincent Tournier
Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München


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