East Asian Languages and Civilizations Assistant Professor in East Asian Religion
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in East Asian religion. The search committee welcomes applications from specialists in any discipline, including (but not limited to) cultural history, gender studies, and ritual studies. The successful candidate should have training in relevant languages and be deeply engaged with primary sources. He or she will contribute to the Departments undergraduate program by offering courses in both Chinese and Japanese religion, with graduate offerings appropriate to his or her expertise. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a semester system. As this new faculty position is part of a cluster hire in Asian religions, cooperation with colleagues in the Departments of Religious Studies and South Asia Studies is essential. Candidates should have a compelling and original research agenda and a wish to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University.
Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/67 and submit a
letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation. The Department will
begin reviewing applications on November 15th, 2013. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penns Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see:
http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Females/Individuals with disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Peggy Guinan