Assistant Professor in East Asian Buddhist Traditions

The Department of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for an assistant professor appointment in East Asian Buddhist traditions, beginning in Fall 2017. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to scholars working in East Asian Buddhist ritual traditions, devotional traditions, contemplative practices, material culture, visual culture, and intercultural or trans-regional traditions. The successful candidate must have capacity to guide graduate research in East Asian Buddhist traditions and teach undergraduate courses in Buddhism, including an Introduction to East Asian Buddhism.

We seek a scholar who will complement existing strengths in Asian religions at Emory University and who has the agility to engage in robust interdisciplinary conversations in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion.

PhD is required by the time of appointment, as well as exceptional teaching potential in both the college and the graduate school. Demonstrated excellence in research languages is also imperative. Letter of application, curriculum vitae, one article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically by October 7, 2016, to Sara McClintock, East Asian Buddhist Traditions Search Committee Chair (buddhismsearch [at] emory [dot] edu). Members of the committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Antonio or by Skype for candidates located outside North America.

Those selected for a preliminary interview will be requested to submit a teaching dossier, including a teaching statement and sample syllabi, at least one week in advance of the interview. Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. For addition information, please contact the chair of the search committee at buddhismsearch [at] emory [dot] edu

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