Position title: Glorisun Postdoctoral Fellow
Salary range: $60,000
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2022
Position duration: 2 years
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.
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.
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.
- PhD or equivalent international degree in Chinese Buddhism or a closely related field.
- 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.
- 3 letters of reference required
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