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Posted September 28, 2018


The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures ( at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track, faculty position in Chinese Buddhist Studies. This position is intended to rebuild one of the core fields of the department’s traditional strength in Buddhist Studies. We seek a scholar with demonstrated distinction and enduring future potential in research and a robust commitment to undergraduate education. Mastery of both modern and literary Chinese (especially the Buddhist argot of literary Chinese), and facility in at least one other of the canonical languages of Buddhist Studies, is a desideratum. We are also especially interested in candidates who research Buddhism’s engagement with Chinese religion more broadly.

The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication schedule, teach effectively both undergraduate and graduate courses, provide quality service to the department and campus, and demonstrate a lasting commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and/or service. Training in comparative, interdisciplinary, and transnational methodologies, as well as an ability to work across the cultural regions covered in the department, are also desirable. We also prefer a dynamic program builder, who can immediately contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Buddhist Studies and activities in the Center for Buddhist Studies in the International Institute. We also expect applicants to be interested in contributing to interdisciplinary dialogue with colleagues throughout the university. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Appointment will commence on July 1, 2019.

Applicants are expected to have PhD in hand by the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter; CV; representative course evaluations; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to research; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to teaching; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to equity, inclusion, and diversity; two sample syllabi (one undergraduate, one graduate); and a list of three letter of reference writers online to UC Recruit. For questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact Robert Buswell, chair of the search committee, via e-mail:

Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018, and will continue until position is closed on December 1, 2018.

The University of California 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 the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Posted September 27, 2018

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the religions of Japan.

The position would begin on September 1, 2019. The candidate’s area of expertise is open but we especially welcome candidates whose areas of expertise complement those of continuing faculty in the subfield of Asian religions. Historical period, particular tradition(s) of focus, and methodological approach within the humanities and social sciences are open to consideration.

Princeton supports a wide range of vibrant interdisciplinary programs, including programs in East Asian Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Human Values, International and Regional Studies, and South Asian Studies, and we welcome applicants who might contribute to any of these programs. Ph.D. required at time of application or expected before start of appointment. The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2018, and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants should arrange submission of the following materials:

  • Cover letter including teaching interests and research plans
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Contact information for at least three referees who will be asked to upload letters of recommendation to the site

Please apply online at: This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.