UC Berkeley Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism

With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism; the Fellowship will provide them with time and funding to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience. Fellows are expected to teach one course per year under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops.

Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, an annual salary of approximately $55,000, health benefits, and research/travel funds of $5,000. Funding and administrative support is also available for Fellows to convene workshops and conferences in their area of research.

Applicants must have their doctoral degrees in hand by June 30, 2017, and must be no more than six years out of their doctorate. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2017 should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion.

Application date
30 Jan 2017
Date of residence
1 Jul 2017 to 30 Jun 2019
America United States Pacific
Humanities Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 6 years
Award granted
Ca. US$ 115.000