POSITION> University of British Columbia: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism

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The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Sheng Yen Education Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research.  The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought.  Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Sheng Yen Education Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2020, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, according to UBC Policy AP10 (UBC Policy on Postdoctoral Fellows), are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in Chinese Buddhism, and such research may include Chinese Buddhism’s connections to other Buddhist traditions in Japan, Korea and Vietnam. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.