The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Theravada Buddhism beginning in Fall 2023. This is an open-rank search. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in Thai Buddhism are encouraged to apply.
This endowed professorship was made possible through the generosity of Dr. Amnuay Viravan, the former deputy prime minister, finance minister, and foreign minister of Thailand, with matching support provided by the Crown Property Bureau of the Ministry of Finance of Thailand.
All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in the Thai language. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Theravada Buddhism generally and Thai Buddhism specifically, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts. The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment.
Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/109352 to apply. Candidates will be asked to upload a letter of application, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, diversity statement, and evidence of teaching excellence. Junior candidates may submit a placement dossier with representative publications or writing samples and at least three letters of recommendation. Tenured candidates should include the names of suggested reviewers. Questions about the application or materials may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by October 15 to be assured of consideration.
Offers for this appointment are contingent on successful completion of a background screening. This offer is also contingent upon reporting your COVID19 proof of vaccinations no later than one week before your appointment start date. You may request a medical or religious exemption; however, successful completion of the exemption process must occur prior to your start date. If you will not be up to date on your vaccinations at the time of hire (defined as receiving all recommended doses in the primary vaccine series and one booster when eligible), you may request an exemption. A temporary postponement may be requested if you are unable to receive the primary series or booster in your country of origin or current location. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website.
This is a university year appointment. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.