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Teaching in Mongolia - opportunity for native Tibetans

Jun 1, 2004

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Teaching in Mongolia - opportunity for native Tibetans

Job Vacancy Announcement for Tibetans The Tibet Foundation is offering two challenging opportunities for Tibetans to make a significant contribution towards the revival of Buddhism in Mongolia, teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students modern Tibetan language in Buddhist departments of the Mongolian National University and the Institute of Oriental Philosophy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. These positions will give the successful candidates an opportunity to bring modern Tibetan language skills to Mongolian scholars, complementing the existing Tibetan reading and writing skills many have already gained through their study of Buddhist texts. The posts will commence in September 2003 for two academic years (finishing June 2005). Information in Tibetan pdfA. Essential Requirements:1. Teaching qualification from a recognized monastic or academic institution2. At least two years teaching experience of students aged 16 or above3. Ability to teach Tibetan language in the Central Tibetan dialect4. First and last page of applicant's 'Green Book' contributions booklet5. Medical fitness certificate from any registered medical practitioner6. No objection certificate, if employed, from present employer7. First and last page of travel document (Identity Certificate/passport) valid until at least December 2003B. Preferred Requirements:1. Language proficiency in English.2. Sympathy and commitment to the aims of Tibet Foundation and to the revival of Buddhism in Mongolia.C. Pay and Benefits:1. A monthly salary paid in Mongolian Tugrigs that is equivalent to USD 200.2. Suitable accommodation in Ulaanbaatar provided by Tibet Foundation3. An immersion course in Mongolian language on arrival in Ulaanbattar.4. A one-off book allowance paid in Mongolian Tugrigs that is equivalent to USD 100 payable at the beginning of the two-year term.5. A one-off allowance for travel in Mongolia paid in Mongolian Tugrigs that is equivalent to USD 300 payable at the end of the first academic year.6. A one-off cold weather clothing allowance paid in Mongolian Tugrigs that is equivalent to USD 100.7. Severance pay of Rs.10,000 payable on return to India upon successful completion of the two-year term in Mongolia. Notes: 1. These positions are being offered and funded by Tibet Foundation, London, UK.2. These are unusual overseas placements and conditions reflect the fact that they are not posts in the West.3. International travel costs at the beginning and end of the two-year term will be met by Tibet Foundation.4. Due to financial constraints, it will not be possible for Tibet Foundation to provide funds towards the immediate family of the successful applicants joining them in Mongolia.5. It is extremely rewarding to work in a country struggling to re-establish its Buddhist heritage after decades of Communist oppression. However, Mongolia is a harsh environment in which to live and work, particularly during the winter months, and potential applicants should be aware of this while considering whether to apply for these posts.6. There are a small number of Tibetans, mostly monks, living and working in Ulaanbaatar. All interested candidates should apply by sending duly attested copies of the above mentioned documents (A-1, A-2, A-4 and A-7) and original copies of documents A-5 and A-6 accompanied by contact postal address, e-mail address and telephone numbers. Copies of the documents should be attested by a CTA Office of the rank of Joint Secretary and above or Tibetan Welfare Officer/Representatives or Principals of Tibetan Schools. Selection will be done on the basis of interview conducted by a Tibet Foundation panel of interviewers in Dharamsala. Applications with necessary documents must reach the following address by no later than 18 July 2003:The Tibet Foundation Panelc/o The Secretary Department of Education, CTAGangchen Kyishong, Dharamsala-176 215District Kangra (H.P.)Fax: 01892-223481Tel: 01892-222572 / 222721E-mail: education@gov.tibet.net or bim@tibet-foundation.orgWebsite: www.tcewf.org