McGill University, Religious Studies
Assistant or Associate Professor in Japanese Religions (Buddhism)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
McGill University, Faculty of Religious Studies
POSITION IN JAPANESE RELIGIONS (BUDDHISM)
The Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the area of Japanese Religions. We seek a dynamic scholar capable of expanding and enriching the Asian Religions program at McGill through a primary research expertise in one or a combination of Zen Buddhism, Pure Land Buddhism, and the Kyoto School of Philosophy, contextualized within wider debates on Asian religious and cultural traditions and their mutual intersections. Expertise in relevant theoretical and methodological approaches to religious studies may be complemented by disciplinary training in anthropology, history, cultural studies, philosophy, and sociology of Japanese religions. The ideal candidate will possess broad supervisory competence in Japanese religious traditions; knowledge of Japanese language (classical and contemporary); and, ideally, additional research competence in a second East Asian language. The ability to teach introductory courses that cover Buddhist traditions and their interface with other religious traditions is essential, as is the ability to supervise graduate theses in the wider fields of East Asian Studies and Buddhism.
The appointment is available from August 1, 2016. The candidate is expected to have received the PhD prior to appointment. The Search Committee will review applications as they are received and will continue to do so until a suitable candidate is found.
We are looking for a dynamic scholar capable of expanding and enriching an already strong program in Asian Religions at McGill. Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. For more information about the Faculty of Religious Studies, visit http://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/
Applicants should send a letter of application (addressing qualifications, research, and teaching interests), a curriculum vitae, relevant teaching evaluations, three letters of recommendation, and one presentative writing sample or scholarly publication to:
Prof. Lara Braitstein
Chair, Japanese Religions Search Committee
Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University
3520 University Street
Montreal, QC H3A 2A7
Electronic materials should be addressed to Luvana Di Francesco, Administrative Officer, Faculty of Religious Studies, by email (email@example.com)
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The language of instruction at McGill is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.
Prof. Lara Braitstein, Chair, Japanese Religions Search Committee, Faculty of Religious Studies, McGill University, 3520 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A 2A7, Canada
by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ms. Luvana Di Francesco, Administrative Officer, Faculty of Religious Studies, by email (email@example.com)
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||Japanese History / Studies