University of California Santa Barbara
Department of Religious Studies and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
Assistant Professor in Chinese Religions—Premodern Chinese Buddhism

The University of California Santa Barbara Department of Religious Studies and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies invite applications for a joint-appointment, tenure-track position in Chinese religions, with expertise in premodern Chinese Buddhism. Ph.D. in hand is required by the time of the appointment. The successful candidate will have relevant research and language skills, including command of Chinese. A strong foundation in the doctrines and history of Chinese Buddhism is essential, and the ability to teach courses in other classical Chinese religions and value systems (Daoism, Confucianism, folk religiosity, etc.) and the interplay between them is a strength.  The successful candidate must have the ability to engage in interdisciplinary research and teaching in the academic study of religion.

Applicants should submit online a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the Chair of the Search Committee at chinesereligions@eastasian.ucsb.edu.  Applications received by Monday, November 14, 2011 will receive full review.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Further information about the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and its specializations may be found at http://www.eastasian.ucsb.edu/ and for the Department of Religious Studies http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Both departments are interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Fabio Rambelli at rambelli “at”eastasian.ucsb.edu.