UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism

With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a postdoctoral teaching and research fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2017, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s, providing time to pursue their research along with the opportunity to take part in regular events and workshops offered by the Centers for Japanese and Buddhist Studies. Fellows will teach one course per year and deliver a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Japanese Studies Colloquium Series. The base salary provided is $46,000 with health benefits but this may increase depending on teaching experience. In addition, the fellow will be provided with shared office space and library privileges, as well as a $2000 conference travel and research fund.

Applicants must have their doctoral degrees in hand by June 30, 2016, 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, 2016, should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion.

UC Berkeley is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.


There is no University-provided housing designated for postdoctoral fellows. Postdoctoral fellows who are married or partnered and/or have children may apply to University Family Student housing for the slight chance to be assigned an apartment in University Village Albany after all eligible enrolled UC Berkeley students are housed.

Application date
15 May 2016
Date of residence
1 Aug 2016 to 31 Jul 2017
1 year, renewable
America United States Pacific
Humanities Religion & Theology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 6 years
Award granted
US$ 48.000 + benefits