Job Opening: Buddhist Studies, Wesleyan University

Institution: Wesleyan University
Location: Connecticut
Position: Assistant Professor, Buddhist Studies

Wesleyan University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion, with a focus on Buddhist Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. We particularly encourage applications from scholars in the fields of history, sociology, hermeneutics, literary studies, and philosophy of religion. Applicants should have expertise in Buddhist textual traditions in their original languages, preferably with attention to wider circles of textual and visual production. We are seeking scholars who specialize in East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, or Southeast Asia, and who are capable of applying their methods to other religious cultures or traditions. Regardless of area of scholarly specialization, the successful candidate should demonstrate teaching competency relevant to East Asian Buddhisms. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach the Department’s Introduction to the Study of Religion and Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies on a rotating basis.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Religion, Buddhist Studies, or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Religion, Buddhist Studies, or related field within one year of hire. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

 

To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5944. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, syllabi, a teaching statement, a dissertation chapter (preferably the introduction), and one other sample of scholarship. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online athttp://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5944.

Applications completed by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sheri Dursin at sdursin@wesleyan.edu or 860 685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Antonio Farias, VP for Equity & inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Officer, 860 685-4771afarias@wesleyan.edu.

 

Contact: To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5944. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, syllabi, a teaching statement, a dissertation chapter (preferably the introduction), and one other sample of scholarship. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5944.

Applications completed by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration. Please contact Sheri Dursin at sdursin@wesleyan.edu or 860 685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.

Website: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5944
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