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Vanderbilt University

One Year Term Appointment in Buddhist and Asian Religious Traditions


The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to hire a sabbatical replacement for Buddhist Traditions and Asian Religions. The rank is Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor for a terminal one year appointment, for academic year 2016-17. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be met before the start of the appointment in August 2016.


The standard course load is two courses per term. The successful candidate must teach a one course survey of Buddhist Traditions and other introductory and advanced courses in Asian Religions commensurate to training in either East Asian, Tibetan and Himalayan, or South Asian regions. The area of specialization, historical period, and methodological approach are open. Command of languages appropriate to an advanced research agenda will be required.


Review of applications will begin on Thursday 25 February 2016 and will remain open until the position is successfully filled.


Please upload the following materials to a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, research interests, teaching evaluations (if available), and transcripts.  Three confidential letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier) should also be uploaded. 


Vanderbilt University is committed to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of exceptional faculty. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University offers employment benefits to same-sex domestic partners and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.