McGill University, School of Religious Studies & Department of East Asian Studies
Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Chinese Buddhism
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Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Open to rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Chinese Buddhism
Joint Position in Faculty of Arts (School of Religious Studies and Department of East Asian Studies) The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University. Position description
The School of Religious Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University, (Montreal, Canada) invite applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Chinese Buddhism. We seek to appoint a dynamic scholar capable of expanding the existing Asian Religions program at McGill through a research expertise and teaching competence in modern Chinese Buddhism (post-imperial) and pre-modern Buddhist traditions (pre-Qing). In addition to a focus on Buddhism, the candidate should be proficient in the overall religious context of China and East Asia and be able to teach an introductory course in East Asian Religions.
If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Chinese Buddhism, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment. Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging researchers (individuals who are no more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree). However, career interruptions (e.g. maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care, etc.) may be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justification process to review the candidate’s eligibility. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier 2 justification process. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3.
The candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, normally 4 courses per year, possess outstanding research abilities in the candidate’s field of expertise, and effect service to the Department, the School, and the Faculty.
Qualifications and Education requirements
Expertise in relevant theoretical and methodological approaches to religious studies may be complemented by interdisciplinary training in Chinese art history, anthropology, history, cultural studies, philosophy, and the sociology of religions.
The ideal candidate will possess broad supervisory competence in China’s religious traditions and fluency in both Mandarin and Classical Chinese. Additional research competence in a second East Asian language or one of the other Buddhist canonical languages is highly desired. The ability to teach courses that cover the Mahayana Buddhist traditions and their interface with other religious traditions such as Daoism or Confucianism is crucial, 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, 2019. The candidate is expected to have received his/her PhD prior to appointment. The Search Committee will review applications on an ongoing basis 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/
Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.
Job Type: Tenure-track
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application deadline: The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, one representative writing sample or scholarly publication, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent from the referees' institutional email accounts to the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11905
Internal applicants to the Canada Research Chair need to submit a recent curriculum vitae and a statement of research interests aligned with the designated subject area for the chair.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND DIVERSITY
McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We encourage members of equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their letter of intent in their application. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at (514) 398-1660 or at Angela.Campbell@mcgill.ca. Associate Provost Campbell can also answer questions related to equity, diversity and inclusion, or privacy concerns the candidate may have related to self-identifying.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Prof. Garth Green, Director, School of Religious Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Religious Studies and Theology