Job Opening: one-year position in Buddhist and Asian Religious Traditions at Vanderbilt

job opening - 5Institution: Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Religious Studies
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Position: One-year (Non-Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor

The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to hire a sabbatical replacement for Buddhist Traditions and Asian Religions. The rank is Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor for a terminal one year appointment, for academic year 2016-17. All requirements for the Ph.D. must be met before the start of the appointment in August 2016.

The standard course load is two courses per term. The successful candidate must teach a one course survey of Buddhist Traditions and other introductory and advanced courses in Asian Religions commensurate to training in either East Asian, Tibetan and Himalayan, or South Asian regions. The area of specialization, historical period, and methodological approach are open. Command of languages appropriate to an advanced research agenda will be required.

Review of applications will begin on Thursday 25 February 2016 and will remain open
until the position is successfully filled.

To apply: Please upload the following materials to
*A letter of application that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests
*Teaching evaluations (if available)
*Three confidential letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier)

About Travis

I am a scholar of Japanese & Okinawan history with a particular interest in the history of arts and culture, and inter-Asia interactions, in the early modern period. I have been fortunate to enjoy the opportunity to live in Okinawa for six months in 2016-17, and in mainland Japan on multiple occasions, including from Sept 2019 to now.
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