FELLOWSHIP> Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism

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With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Numata Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2025.

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism; the Fellowship will provide them with time and funding to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience. Fellows are expected to teach one course per year as a Lecturer under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops.

Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, a salary of approximately $60,000 per annum, benefits, and $2,500 per annum in research/travel funds. Funding and administrative support are also available for Fellows to convene workshops and conferences in their area of research.

Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):

  • Completion of all degree requirements other than the dissertation.

Additional Qualifications (must be met by the start date of the job):

  • Candidates may have no more than three years of post-PhD research experience.
  • Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent international degree in Chinese Buddhism or a closely related field.

Notification of Award

All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03871(link is external). (Note: contrary to what is stated in the link, the position is not renewable after the two-year duration of the contract. Also note that the Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is required by the University, and need not be long.)

The position is open until filled. Please direct any questions to Sanjyot Mehendale at sanjyotm@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail).

All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html(link is external)) prior to submitting their letters.

Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete to ensure full consideration. Awards are anticipated to be announced in April 2023.

For more information about Buddhist Studies at Berkeley, please visit http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct(link is external).

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