Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism at the University of British Columbia

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought.

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2018, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Appointments as a Postdoctoral Fellow, according to UBC Policy #61 are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in East Asian Buddhism. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be sent separately. The deadline for the receipt of applications is March 1, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Application date
1 Mar 2018
Date of residence
1 Jul 2018
1 year, renewable
America Canada
Humanities Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years