[Opportunity] The Shi Wu De 釋悟德 Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto (Starting from 1 July 2016)

Emmanuel College announces the creation of the Shi Wu De 釋悟德 Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies and invites applications. This tenure stream or tenured appointment is open to all ranks. Qualifications must include a Ph.D. in Buddhism, with specialization in Chinese traditions. The successful candidate will possess an excellent record of scholarship and teaching, and the ability to teach in Chinese Buddhism, history of Buddhist traditions, and tenets and practices of Buddhism. Expertise in one or more of the following teaching areas is desirable: Buddhist mindfulness, contemplative care, perspectives of psychotherapy and mental health, and ethics.

Emmanuel is a college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto (U of T), a member institution of the Toronto School of Theology (TST) and a theological school associated with the United Church of Canada that provides educational programs (all offered conjointly with U of T) designed for Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and others preparing for a variety of vocations.

Emmanuel College is strongly committed to diversity and especially welcomes applications from qualified women or men, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons and persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Official duties related to all faculty positions are spelled out in section 3 of the Memorandum of Agreement.

Review of applications will begin 01 December 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is to commence on or after 1 July 2016. Please send c.v. and letter of application (indicating qualifications and experience related to this position), and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent separately to: The Principal, Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Cres.,Toronto, ON M5S 1K7.

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