University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy

Position ID:University of California, Irvine-Department of Philosophy-PROFESSOR [#12558]
Position Title: Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Irvine, California 92697, United States [map]
Subject Area: Religious Studies / Philosophy
Appl Deadline:2018/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/10/26, finished 2019/06/02, listed until 2018/11/30)
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Position: Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies Tenured Track/Tenured Open Rank

University of California, Irvine Location: Irvine, CA, United States

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy and the Program in Religious Studies announces an open rank search for the Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching are focused on Jainism and with a wide range of knowledge in Jain religion, its ethics and philosophy, history, and culture, as well as familiarity with the languages of Jain primary sources. We are especially interested in scholars who can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles in potential research and teaching areas including peace and conflict studies, human rights, social justice, bioethics, fundamental problems in philosophy, diversity and cultural sensitivity, ecology and environment, and the relation of Jain religion to other religious and philosophical traditions. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include maintaining an outstanding research program and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including the advising of graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to guide the research of doctoral students, to be committed to a continuing research program, to provide leadership in the field, and to provide service to the university and profession. Additionally the preferred candidate should possess the willingness and ability to interact with the Jain diaspora community at large and contribute to diversity and cultural sensitivity.

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Requirements: cover letter; curriculum vitae; a sample publication; and, three letters of recommendation. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. For guidance on the composition of this statement, see:

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Contact: Gloria Simpson, 949-824-8457, 949-824-6520 (fax)
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