Columbia University, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Education Foundation, the Center for Buddhism and East Asian Religions (C-BEAR) at Columbia University is pleased to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the likelihood of renewal for another year. The initial term of appointment is July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017.
The fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent PhDs whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the fellow is expected to teach one course per year, give a public lecture, and take part in the regular events of the C-BEAR. It is envisioned that after the fellowship period, the fellow will continue his or her academic career in teaching and research on Chinese Buddhism.
Compensation includes an annual salary of approximately $55,000, research fund of $5,000, and health benefits. Additional financial support is available for the fellow to organize workshops and conferences in his or her area of research. The fellow will be provided with office space, access to the library system, and other related administrative assistance.
Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. degrees (deposition of the dissertation) by June 30, 2016, but no earlier than July 1, 2010. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect it by June 30, 2016, should provide a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion.
Application Deadline and Notification of Award
Review of applications will begin on February 16, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit the following materials:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Graduate school transcripts
3. A personal statement of no more than 2,000 words outlining previous research (including dissertation), research the applicant plans to pursue during the fellowship period, future professional goals, as well as any other information deemed relevant to the application
4. A two-page statement of teaching interests, along with two brief course proposals (with optional syllabi) (note: Columbia courses normally meet a total of two or three hours per week throughout a fourteen-week semester)
5. A writing sample
6. Three letters of recommendation
Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Please email all the materials in a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also ask their three recommenders to send letters to the same email address.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||East Asian History / Studies