Job Opening: Faculty Fellow in Japanese Religions

job opening - 5Institution:  University of California – Santa Barbara
Location:    California, United States
Position:     Faculty Fellow in Japanese Religions

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seek to appoint a Faculty Fellow in Japanese religions, beginning on July 1, 2016. The fellowship has a term of one year, with the possibility of a one-year extension. It offers recent Ph.D. recipients (awarded between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) a unique opportunity to develop their research and teaching interests within the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies. The Faculty Fellow position is designed for a recent Ph.D. who has not held the rank of assistant professor. The Fellow will teach three courses during the academic year (normally one course per quarter, but different arrangements are also possible), including at least one lower-division, large enrollment course. The field of research is open, but we are especially interested in candidates working on premodern topics (medieval and/or Tokugawa periods). Candidates are expected to be familiar with premodern sources (in classical Japanese and kanbun), in addition to secondary sources in modern Japanese and other languages.

This is a temporary appointment. Fellowship award provides an annual salary of $50,000. The award also includes health, vision, and dental benefits, and up to $2000 for research-related and travel expenses. The selection committee will begin reviewing the applications on May 15, 2016. Applications, including a letter of interest, CV, syllabi of proposed courses, and two letters of recommendation, should be sent to the UCSB Shinto Studies Chair via UCRecruitat Questions may be addressed to Professor Fabio Rambelli, at The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Kelly Mellon

Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies
Humanities Administrative Support Center – 4001 HSSB
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9670
P: (805) 893-3731 |  F: (805) 893-7671 |

About Paula

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