Assistant Professor in East Asian Religions

Position ID: 37735
University of Georgia
Arts & Sciences
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 


Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2017_00530F
Working Title Assistant Professor in East Asian Religions
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department RELIGION
Job Summary

The University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religion with specialization in East Asian traditions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2018.
Area of research specialization is open. Candidates with interdisciplinary expertise that complements our department’s existing strengths in the areas of diaspora studies and gender studies are especially encouraged to apply. Language proficiency in one or more East Asian languages relevant to candidate’s research and teaching is required. 
Teaching responsibilities include four (4) courses per academic year both lower (e.g., RELI1002: Religions of India, China, and Japan) and upper-level courses on the religious traditions of East Asia; area of proficiency in Buddhism and Taoism. The successful candidate must have the ability to guide graduate research at the MA and PhD levels and demonstrate proficiency in the methodological and theoretical study of religion in both scholarship and pedagogy. Participation with the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Georgia is also expected.

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD in Religion or related field is required at the time of appointment.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 10/18/2017
Open Until Filled No
Closing Date 12/01/2017
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
Special Instructions Qualified applicants should submit a complete dossier including letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, sample syllabus (used or created for this application) on an Asian Studies course and provide contact information for three references. Writing samples should be provided upon request. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Nanette Spina, Chair of the Search Committee at
Application Procedure: 
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Religion/Religious Studies
East Asian Studies
Buddhist Studies
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Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

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