Jonathan Silk - Curriculum Vitae

Telephone number:

+31 (0)71 527 2510

E-Mail:

j.a.silk@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Faculty / Department:

Faculty of the Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS India en Tibet

Office Address:

Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number Room 1.37




Academic Qualifications


1994

 
 

Ph.D. The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Buddhist Studies. Dissertation title: “The Origins and Early History of the Mahāratnakūta Tradition of Mahāyāna Buddhism, With a Study of the Ratnarāśisūtra and Related Materials.”

1988

M.A. The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), Buddhist Studies.

1983

B.A. Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio), East Asian Studies.


Professional Employment

July 2007-

Professor in the Study of Buddhism, Leiden University

July 2002-2011

Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA, later Associate and Emeritus Associate Professor.

July 1998–June 2002

Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University

Aug. 1995–May 1998

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Religion, Western Michigan University.

Aug. 1994–May 1995

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Grinnell College.


Major Awards and Fellowships

2010-2015

VICI award from the NWO (Dutch National Science Foundation) for project: “Buddhism and Social Justice.” (5 years, €1,5m)

2001-2002

Morse Junior Faculty Fellowship, Yale University.

1996–1997

Western Michigan University Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund Award.

1993–1994

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (Religion and Ethics)

1992–1993

Ryūkoku University Numata Fellowship

1991–1992

Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai Fellowship for the Study of Buddhism in Japan

1989–1990

Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Japanese Government Fellowship (declined)

1986-1988

FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowships in Sanskrit (3)

1984-1986

FLAS Fellowships in Japanese (2)

 

Professional Memberships and Service