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Buddhist Traditions of South and/or Southeast Asia (Tenure Track)


Position. The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Buddhist Traditions of South Asia and/or Southeast Asia. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. The successful candidate will also be awarded affiliated faculty status in Asian Studies.

Qualifications and Teaching. Area of specialization, historical period, and theoretical and methodological approach are open. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required (e.g., Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Sinhala, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Lao, or other vernaculars). 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 Critical Studies in Asian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions. PhD must be in-hand when employment starts at the beginning of Fall 2019 term.

Required Documentation.

• Cover letter including personal statement

• Curriculum Vitae

• Three letters of recommendation

• Research statement

• Teaching statement and unedited course evaluations (if available)

• Graduate/Post-graduate Transcripts (official)

• Writing sample

Application. Applications are only accepted through Interfolio

Deadlines. Application review will begin 01 October 2018. The deadline for application is 11:59 p.m. CST on 05 October 2018.


Equal Employment Opportunity. Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.