Buddhism

Assistant Professor, Japanese Buddhism, works at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago Divinity School

The Divinity School at the University of Chicago invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor from scholars whose work focuses on Japanese Buddhism, for an appointment date of July 1, 2023. The salary is open, as is the disciplinary specialization and era of research focus.

Applicants should possess a broad knowledge of the academic study of religion, as well as the broader history of Buddhism as it relates to Japanese traditions. Candidates must be proficient in modern Japanese and at least one other Buddhist language (Korean, Kanbun Chinese, Sanskrit, or Tibetan, for example). Applicants are expected to be interested in and able to engage in cross-disciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion at Divinity School, as well as faculty from other areas of the University (e.g., art history or languages ​​and civilizations of East Asia). Interest in non-Buddhist Japanese cultural and religious traditions is also welcome.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. The school’s faculty teach graduate students in its doctoral, master’s, master’s, and AMRS programs; and College undergraduates. Many faculty members hold associate positions in the humanities or social sciences departments and professional schools of the University.

Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at the time of the appointment.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2022 and will continue until the position(s) are filled or the search is closed. Applicants must submit 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) course syllabi you have designed, if any, 5) course evaluations for the past three years , if available, 6) a statement articulating your future research program, 7) a written sample of 25-40 pages, and 8) contact information so that we can solicit three letters of recommendation through the Interfolio system. Applications must be made online at apply.interfolio.com/108464. If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at [email protected]

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s statements on diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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