Assistant Professor - East Asian Buddhist Studies (Deadline: Oct. 31, 2017)
UCI Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
East Asian Buddhist Studies Position 2018-19: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, Irvine, CA 92697-6000. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for an assistant professor tenure track position in East Asian Buddhist Studies, to begin teaching in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include lectures and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as courses offered through the Program in Religious Studies. Candidates should also expect to advise graduate students in their area of expertise. The department values interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching: we prefer a scholar whose research intersects with departmental research interests in gender, environmental studies, visual studies, theater and ritual performance, colonial studies, or translation; and who can teach materials from the Buddhist traditions of at least two regions in East Asia (i.e., China and Japan, Japan and Korea, or China and Korea). Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religion or East Asian Studies or related field with a specialization in Buddhism.
The department will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2017. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04259. Candidates should submit a cover letter; a statement that describes research and teaching interests; a statement on teaching philosophy; a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion will advance UC Irvine's commitment to inclusive excellence; a current CV; and 3 letters of recommendation. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. Please direct questions about the electronic submission procedure to Michelle Hu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and any other questions about the search to Search Committee Chair, Susan Blakeley Klein (email@example.com). To learn more about the Department, visit our website at http://www.humanities.uci.edu/eastasian/.