Assistant Professor, Chinese Buddhism, University of Toronto


University of Toronto
Department for the Study of Religion and the Department of East Asian Studies

Assistant Professor (tenure stream), Chinese Buddhism

Institution Type: College / University
Location: Ontario, Canada
Position: Assistant Professor

The University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position, Assistant Professor, located jointly in the Department for the Study of Religion (60%) and the Department of East Asian Studies (40%).

Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in one or more areas of research methodology. Expertise in the relevant source languages is essential. Major area of specialization should be Chinese Buddhism. A PhD, excellent record of research and publication and excellence in teaching is required.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in both departments on the St. George (downtown) campus, totaling two courses per semester, and will be expected to contribute to a developing doctoral program in Buddhist Studies within the Department for the Study of Religion. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the department for the Study of Religion please visit our home page. For information about the East Asian Studies Department please click here.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Contact: Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at
Job Number 1100719

Applicants should submit as a single PDF file a letter of application, curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Professor John S. Kloppenborg, Chair, Department for the Study of Religion, Jackman Humanities Building, Suite 309, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2M8. Applications should be received by November 1, 2011. Candidates invited for an interview will be asked to send samples of their published work. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2012.

Closing Date November 1, 2011

Primary Category: Religious Studies and Theology
Secondary Categories: East Asian History / Studies

Posting Date: 09/16/2011
Closing Date 11/01/2011