The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Buddhist
Traditions of South and/or Southeast Asia. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. Area of specialization, historical period, 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 vernacular).
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 Historical and Critical Theories of Religion (HACTOR).
PhD must be in-hand by the beginning of Fall 2012 term.
Application deadline is 05 October 2011 with review to begin immediately.
Please send a letter of application, research statement, and assessment of teaching (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier) to :
Tony K. Stewart, Chair
Department of Religious Studies
ATT : Buddhist Traditions Search Committee
VU Box #351585 (301 Garland Hall)
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA