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Assistant Professor - East Asian Religions (Deadline: Oct. 15, 2017)

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Northwestern University, Department of Religious Studies
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor for a specialist in the study of East Asian religions of any period. The department welcomes applicants with diverse research interests, such as classical texts, lived religious practice, material and visual culture, and others. Knowledge of classical Chinese and relevant modern language(s) is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to engage with questions of theory and method in religious studies as well as contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs of a religious studies department, including introductory courses in Buddhism and/or East Asian religions. Please send in PDF format a cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation, CV, and writing sample no longer than 25 pages. Applications must be submitted online and will be given primary consideration if received by October 15, 2017.
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Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.