Buddhism positions at the University of Michigan

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at UMICH.EDU
Sat Oct 11 11:34:42 UTC 2008

Hello Indologists,

     I am posting below the ad for Buddhism positions at the 
University of Michigan.  Please pass on this information to all 
those interested individuals and groups.

Madhav Deshpande

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of 
Michigan invites applications for THREE tenure-track positions 
(pending approval) ‎ in Buddhist Studies beginning September 1, 
2009, in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.  This 
university-year appointment is possible at any rank.  The 
department seeks to fill positions in three areas: (1) South Asian 
Buddhism, (2) Chinese Buddhism, and (3) Southeast Asian Buddhism. 
Ph.D. is required prior to appointment.  We will consider 
candidates from a wide variety of disciplinary expertise and 
period specialization. We seek to appoint scholars who combine 
fresh critical perspectives with a rigorous understanding of 
primary materials and historical contexts.  Applicants should 
possess a high level of proficiency in relevant languages.  
Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is 
essential.  The successful candidate will participate actively in 
the undergraduate and graduate programs of the department as well 
as in area studies initiatives within a university community that 
encourages interdisciplinary efforts. All candidates should submit 
a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and 
experience, evidence of teaching excellence, and a statement of 
current and future research plans.  Junior candidates may submit a 
placement dossier with representative publications or writing 
sample and at least three letters of recommendation. Senior 
candidates should send the names of suggested reviewers.  Please 
send applications to Buddhist Studies Search, Department of Asian 
Languages and Cultures, 202 South Thayer Street, Suite 6111, 
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608 (email chair’s 
assistant: kjmunson at umich.edu). To be assured consideration, 
applications must be received by November 1, 2008.  The University 
of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is 
supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  All applications 
will be acknowledged.

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