JOBS> H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Buddhism: 8 October - 15 October


The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 8 October 2018 to 15 October 2018. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

OBITUARY> Kenneth Kraft 1949-2018

[This obituary was written by Ken's family. DC]


Kenneth Kraft, professor of Buddhist studies and Japanese religions and author of several books on contemporary Buddhism, died on October 1 at his home in Haverford, PA. He was 69.


The cause of death was cancer, his family said.


For almost 50 years, Kraft was deeply engaged in Buddhist studies. He was recognized as a brilliant scholar and a leader in his field, impacting countless readers and students in their understanding of Zen Buddhism.


NEW JOURNAL> Studies on Humanistic Buddhism

Studies on Humanistic Buddhism 1: Foundational Thoughts is a journal translated from Chinese by a worldwide team of volunteer translators, editors, and proofreaders. The aim of the journal is to provide access to articles on Humanistic Buddhism in English for scholars. The journal is a result of a unique translation process that employs an online workflow with a cloud-based glossary.

CFP> Vol. 4 of the Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities [JJADH]

Dear Colleagues,

We are now inviting submissions for Volume 4 of the Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities (in English). We would therefore like to invite you to submit your DH-related paper to the journal for publication, according to the following guidelines (technical directions for web submission are at the bottom of the page) [Submissions related to Buddhist Studies and Digital Humanities are warmly welcomed].

QUERY> Looking for William Brown

[Posted on behalf of Ken Tanaka]

Dear Colleagues

We are looking to make contact with a Dr. William Brown (Brooklyn, New York), who formerly worked at Brooklyn College. He had been involved in the translation of one of our texts, Daijo-genron 大乗玄論 (Taisho 1853). He was connected to Mr. C.T. Shen of Port Lee, New Jersey. 

We would very much appreciate it if you could inform me should you have any leads toward us locating Dr. William Brown. 

Sincerely yours,

Kenneth K. Tanaka (kktanaka@gamma.ocn.ne.jp)
Chair, Editorial Committee

RESOURCE> Linkup between Bingenheimer Bibliography of Translations and Chinese Buddhist Canonical Attributions database

Dear list members,

We just wanted briefly to let you know that we have now linked the following two resources:

“Bibliography of Translations from the Chinese Buddhist Canon into Western Languages”

POSITION> Director of Studies, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies (BCBS) is seeking an experienced scholar-practitioner as its Director of Studies. The Director of Studies will lead the creation and implementation of BCBS’s core program: the study and practice of Buddhism in its many forms. As BCBS grows and diversifies its residential and online offerings, the ideal candidate will combine a serious grounding in Buddhist scholarship with pedagogical expertise in crafting a dynamic contemporary curriculum.

POSITION> Assistant Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (http://www.alc.ucla.edu/) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for a position in Southeast Asian studies, at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. This position will begin on July 1, 2019.


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