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The University of Calgary:
The Department of Religious Studies in the Faculty of Arts invites applications to fill the endowed Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies with a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin July 1, 2013. The Chair is one of only a few endowed Numata Chairs in the world that sponsor a resident professor rather than visiting scholars.
The candidate's experience and credentials will be commensurate with the prestige of the Numata Chair. A strong record of research and teaching, an established and active research program, and proficiency in pertinent research languages are required. Experience in graduate supervision is desirable. A PhD in Religious Studies or a related field must be in hand at time of appointment. Area of specialization within Buddhist Studies is open.
The successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses, including the survey course on Eastern religions and pertinent primary language courses, and supervise graduate students in the MA and PhD programs in Religious Studies. Other duties of the Chair include coordination of a visiting speakers program and engagement with the external community.
Review of applications will begin Monday, January 14, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Candidates should send an application letter outlining teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact info of three referees in PDF format to: Perlea Ashton.
Referees should be directed to submit their letters directly to Ms. Ashton by email attachment. Specific inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Virginia Tumasz, Head of Department.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.
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