[INDOLOGY] Tenured position in Buddhism at the UofA, deadline late March

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Fri Feb 17 01:45:38 UTC 2017

[Comment from me, without any inside knowledge of this advertisement: this
is not exclusively for East Asianists. I encourage specialists in South
Asian Buddhism to consider it seriously, as long as they can satisfy the
language requirement.]

Associate Professor, East Asian Religions

Full advertisement and online application process:

ART East Asian Studies
Competition No. - A110231954
Closing Date - Mar 31, 2017

The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta, invites
applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor in
East Asian Religions. This is a joint position between East Asian Studies
and the Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies, shared 50/50
between the two and East Asian Studies as the home department.

Period, specific region, research focus, and disciplinary specialization
are open, but the successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching
expertise in Buddhism. Applicants must have a PhD in East Asian Studies,
Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or a relevant field, and teaching
experience and publications equivalent to that of a tenured associate
professor. An expert in East Asian Religions, research excellence will be
demonstrated in a record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations in
highly regarded venues. The successful candidate will be fluent in Chinese
or Japanese and be able to handle primary source materials in their
original language(s). The successful candidate will also have knowledge of
the theoretical discourses that define the disciplinary practices of
Religious Studies. A record of external research funding is preferred.

The successful candidate will offer undergraduate courses on East Asia’s
variety of communities and their religious traditions and practices, teach
Introduction to Buddhism (RELIG 240), participate and in some years lead
the entry-level East Asian Studies 101 course or Introduction to Eastern
Religious Traditions (RELIG 103), contribute other teaching and service to
the position’s home department, and participate in the growing graduate
programs in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies by supervising
graduate students on topics in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The
normal teaching load is four courses per academic year.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University
of Alberta has earned the reputation as being one of the best universities
in Canada, based on our strength in teaching, research, and service. Home
to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an
annual budget of $1.84 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in
sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous
undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five
campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The Faculty of
Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and one of the
largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada. The University’s
main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of
the province of Alberta. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth
largest in the country with a population of approximately one million.
Edmonton is located only a few hours’ drive from Banff and Jasper National
Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in

For more information on the University of Alberta and Edmonton, please
visit http://www.ualberta.ca
 and http://www.infoedmonton.com

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance
with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales:

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon at
http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110231954/ and submit the

• cover letter that includes the names and contact information of three
references who have agreed to write for you
• curriculum vitae (CV)
• evidence of excellence in teaching (teaching philosophy statement,
student evaluations, etc.)
• statement of research
• writing sample of between 20 and 40 pages (attach under "list of

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements
of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act R203(3)(e), please include
the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your
application (with your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social
Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the
cover letter).
Applicants are expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them
submit their letters of reference via e-mail to the Executive Assistant in
East Asian Studies, Lora Slobodian lgs4 at ualberta.ca. Referees should enter
“A110231954 REFERENCE" in the subject line.

All applications and letters of reference can be addressed to the attention
of Dr. Christopher Lupke, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies.

Review of applications will start on 24 March 2017. Only those applicants
selected for interviews will be contacted.

Business Address:
Department of East Asian Studies
3-32A Pembina Hall
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Canada, T6G 2H8
How to Apply
Apply Online
Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard
Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens
or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be
The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and
inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We
encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible
minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual
orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may
contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to


Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:


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