Associate Professor of East Asian Religions (Buddhism) — University of Alberta

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University of Alberta:
Associate Professor of East Asian Religions (Buddhism)

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The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor in East Asian Religions. This is a joint position between East Asian Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies, shared 50/50 between the two and East Asian Studies as the home department.

Period, specific region, research focus, and disciplinary specialization are open, but the successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching expertise in Buddhism. Applicants must have a PhD in East Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or a relevant field, and teaching experience and publications equivalent to that of a tenured associate professor. An expert in East Asian Religions, research excellence will be demonstrated in a record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations in highly regarded venues. The successful candidate will be fluent in Chinese or Japanese and be able to handle primary source materials in their original language(s). The successful candidate will also have knowledge of the theoretical discourses that define the disciplinary practices of Religious Studies. A record of external research funding is preferred.

The successful candidate will offer undergraduate courses on East Asia’s variety of communities and their religious traditions and practices, teach Introduction to Buddhism (RELIG 240), participate and in some years lead the entry-level East Asian Studies 101 course or Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions (RELIG 103), contribute other teaching and service to the position’s home department, and participate in the growing graduate programs in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies by supervising graduate students on topics in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The normal teaching load is four courses per academic year.

Review of applications will start on 24 March 2017.

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