Position, Assistant Professor, Japanese Buddhism, University of Chicago

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University of Chicago, Divinity School
Assistant Professor, Japanese Buddhism, Divinity School

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for tenure-track position(s) at the rank of Assistant Professor from scholars whose work focuses on Japanese Buddhism, for an appointment date of July 1, 2023.  Salary is open, as are disciplinary specialization and era of research focus.

Applicants are expected to possess broad knowledge of the academic study of religion, as well as of the larger history of Buddhism as that pertains to Japanese traditions.  Applicants must have mastery of modern Japanese and at least one other Buddhist language (Korean, Kanbun Chinese, Sanskrit or Tibetan, for example). It is expected that candidates will be interested in and capable of engaging in interdisciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion in the Divinity School, and also with faculty in other fields within the University (e.g., Art History or East Asian Languages & Civilizations).  Interest in non-Buddhist Japanese cultural and religious traditions is also welcome.

Website:     https://divinity.uchicago.edu
Posting Date:     07/05/2022
Closing Date     09/01/2022