Boston University, Department of Religion

Position ID:BU-Religion-ASTP [#25581]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Religious Studies / Modern East Asian Buddhism
Appl Deadline:2023/10/14 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/09/06, finished 2024/04/20, listed until 2024/03/06)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Department of Religion at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Modern East Asian Buddhism.   We are open to specialties in modern Japanese, Korean, and Chinese Buddhism.  We seek a scholar in Religious Studies or closely related field who will enhance existing departmental strengths in religion, health, and medicine; gender and sexuality; material/visual culture; and/or digital religion.   An interest in American diasporic (East/Southeast Asian) Buddhist communities would complement our American Religions program.   Ability to teach introductory courses in Religious Studies is essential.    Applicants should send a cover letter that succinctly addresses their research and teaching and explains how diversity, equity, and inclusion principles inform their pedagogy and scholarship; a CV; and an article/chapter-length writing sample to by October 14, 2023. Initial interviews by Zoom. Letters of recommendation and supplementary materials will be requested at a later stage.

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Boston, MA 02215