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Lecturer in Applied Buddhist Studies

Advertiser: Nan Tien InstituteMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
5 Aug 2019
Wollongong, Illawarra & South Coast
Work Type
Education & Training, Teaching - Tertiary

Lecturer in Applied Buddhist Studies (Level B)
Reference number ABS231
Nan Tien Institute, Wollongong, NSW

Fixed Term full-time (3 years) position available
76 hours per fortnight

Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist Studies, Health and Wellbeing. NTI operates from its own state-of-the-art campus and fosters an environment for holistic learning based upon contemplative education.

Accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Nan Tien Institute offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Humanistic Buddhism, Health and Social Wellbeing, and Mental Health, as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation and health.


  • Preparing and delivering lectures, and conducting tutorials and seminar sessions
  • Preparing and marking essays, assignments and examinations
  • Advising students on academic and related matters
  • Attending departmental and faculty meetings, conferences and seminars
  • Supervising research of postgraduate students
  • Participating in setting course and degree requirements, curriculum revision and academic planning
  • Conducting research in Buddhist Studies
  • Participate in online delivery when required

Essential Criteria:

  • Discipline-related PhD
  • Knowledge of at least one of the languages of the Buddhist textual traditions (preferably, Sanskrit, Pali or Classical Tibetan)
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge/experience of Buddhist meditation
  • Teaching and research experience in Buddhist Studies at tertiary level
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prepare and provide course materials
  • Evidence of upholding the Buddhist values and ethos of the Nan Tien Institute

Desirable Criteria:

  • Qualification and/or experience in the broader field of Education (at various levels)
  • Experience in postgraduate supervision of student research

How to apply:
Please provide us with a copy of your resume and cover letter addressing the above selection criteria.

Closing date Monday 2 September 2019.

For enquiries please contact Human Resources on
02 4258 0746 or email

Nan Tien Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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