[Opportunity] Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism



The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research.  The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought.  Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website.

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2016, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Appointments as a Postdoctoral Fellow, according to UBC Policy #61 are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in East Asian Buddhism. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be sent separately.  The deadline for the receipt of applications is June 15th, 2016 however the position will remain open until filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC 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, Aboriginal 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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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