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Religions of Japan and/or Korea:  Mellon Assistant Professor of Religion

The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make a three-year (with possible fourth year) non-tenure track appointment in the Religions of Japan and/or Korea. Rank is Mellon Assistant Professor of Religion (non-tenure track). Area of specialization, historical period, and methodological approach are open. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required. The successful candidate should expect to teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is two courses per semester (four per year). Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Historical and Critical Theories of Religion (HACTOR). PhD must be in-hand by the beginning of Fall 2012; candidates who received their PhD more than four years prior to appointment (i.e., prior to 2008) are not eligible.

Application deadline is open until position is filled; review will begin by 17 October.

***UPDATE:  The review process will not begin until November 17, 2011***

Please send a letter of application, CV, research statement, and assessment of teaching (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier) to:

Tony K. Stewart, Chair
Department of Religious Studies
ATT: Mellon Search Committee
Vanderbilt University
VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall]
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA


Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.