Job Opening: Japanese Buddhism, Professor, University of California – Berkeley

Institution:   University of California – Berkeley, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Location:   California, United States
Position:   Tenure Track Faculty, Professor, Japanese Buddhism

Japanese Buddhism: The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley, is reopening its search in Japanese Buddhism as an open-rank search (tenured or tenure-track). Candidates who previously applied are welcome to update their files.

The Department encourages interdisciplinary approaches (anthropology, history, literature, religious studies, visual culture), but all candidates should have advanced facility in the textual traditions of Buddhism in Japan. Accordingly, expertise in both modern and classical Japanese (Bungo and Kanbun) is expected; candidates should ideally have a strong grasp of at least one other language of the Asian Buddhist tradition as well (e.g. Chinese, Korean). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Japanese studies, as well as to the new undergraduate track in East Asian religion and thought. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching and advising in the Group in Buddhist Studies Ph.D. program. This appointment begins July 1, 2012.

Letter of application, CV, teaching dossier (statement and syllabi), sample publications, and at least three letters of recommendation should be sent as pdf files to:, with “Japanese Buddhism search” in the subject line. Alternatively, application materials may be sent by post to: Chair, Japanese Buddhism Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, 3413 Dwinelle Hall #2230, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720-2230. The application deadline is February 21, 2012; all mail submissions must be postmarked by that date. Please refer potential letter writers to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at: The University of California is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. The department seeks candidates who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. UC Berkeley is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. Further information on campus resources may be found at:



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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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