[Opportunity] UC Berkeley: Glorisun Postdoctoral Fellow – Chinese Buddhism – Center for Buddhist Studies

Position overview

Position title: Glorisun Postdoctoral Fellow

Salary range: $60,000

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: July 1, 2022

Position duration: 2 years

Application Window

Open date: November 16th, 2021

Next review date: Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

With the generous support of the Glorisun Global Network, the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship.
The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.’s whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism; the Fellowship will provide them with time and funding to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience. Postdocs are expected to teach one course per year as a Lecturer under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, postdocs will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops.
In addition to salary, postdocs will be provided with office space, library privileges, benefits, and $2,500 per annum in research/travel funds. Funding and administrative support may also be available for postdocs to convene workshops and conferences.

Unit: https://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/


Basic qualifications(required at time of application)

  • Completion of all degree requirements other than the dissertation.

Additional qualifications(required at time of start)

  • Candidates may have no more than three years of post-PhD research experience.
  • PhD or equivalent international degree by start date.

Preferred qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent international degree in Chinese Buddhism or a closely related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Listing degrees, any publications, and teaching experience
  • Graduate School Transcripts
  • Personal Statement – A personal statement of no more than 2000 words outlining
    previous research (including dissertation), the research the applicant will
    undertake during the term of the fellowship, future professional goals, as
    well as any other information deemed relevant to the application.
  • Writing Sample
  • Statement of Teaching Interests – A two- to four-page statement of teaching interests, along with two brief course proposals (with optional syllabi) of courses they propose to teach for the Group in Buddhist Studies (Note: UC Berkeley courses normally meet a total of three or four hours per week throughout a fourteen-week semester)
  • Letter from Home Institution – Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by the start date of the appointment, should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion.

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

Apply link:https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03240

Help contact: myearian@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, California

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