Tenure-track- Chinese Buddhist Studies


Open date: September 28th, 2018

Next review date: November 12th, 2018 Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: December 1st, 2018-Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (http://www.alc.ucla.edu/) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track, faculty position in Chinese Buddhist Studies. This position is intended to rebuild one of the core fields of the department’s traditional strength in Buddhist Studies. We seek a scholar with demonstrated distinction and enduring future potential in research and a robust commitment to undergraduate education. Mastery of both modern and literary Chinese (especially the Buddhist argot of literary Chinese), and facility in at least one other of the canonical languages of Buddhist Studies, is a desideratum. We are also especially interested in candidates who research Buddhism’s engagement with Chinese religion more broadly.

The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication schedule, teach effectively both undergraduate and graduate courses, provide quality service to the department and campus, and demonstrate a lasting commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and/or service. Training in comparative, interdisciplinary, and transnational methodologies, as well as an ability to work across the cultural regions covered in the department, are also desirable. We also prefer a dynamic program builder, who can immediately contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Buddhist Studies and activities in the Center for Buddhist Studies in the International Institute. We also expect applicants to be interested in contributing to interdisciplinary dialogue with colleagues throughout the university. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Appointment will commence on July 1, 2019.

Applicants are expected to have PhD in hand by the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter; CV; representative course evaluations; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to research; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to teaching; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to equity, inclusion, and diversity; two sample syllabi (one undergraduate, one graduate); and a list of three letter of reference writers online to UC Recruit. For questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact Robert Buswell, chair of the search committee, via e-mail: Buswell@humnet.ucla.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018, and will continue until position is closed on December 1, 2018.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Please apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04047