POSITION> Assistant Professor, Buddhist Traditions; Vanderbilt University, Department of Religious Studies

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Position. The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Buddhist Traditions of South Asia and/or Southeast Asia. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. The successful candidate will also be awarded affiliated faculty status in Asian Studies.

Qualifications and Teaching. Area of specialization, historical period, and theoretical and methodological approach are open. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required (e.g., Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Sinhala, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Lao, or other vernaculars). The successful candidate should expect to teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is two courses per semester (four per year). Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Critical Studies in Asian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions. PhD must be in-hand when employment starts at the beginning of Fall 2019 term.

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