The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy announces an open rank search for the Shri Parsvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. AOS: Jain studies or South Asian philosophy AOC: Open. We seek a scholar with knowledge of and research interests in Jainism, Jain ethics or Jain philosophy more broadly. We are especially interested in research that can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles to fundamental problems in philosophy, as well as to other religious traditions, ideally using methods of analytic philosophy.
The ideal candidate would be qualified for appointment with tenure in the Department of Philosophy, but strong junior candidates will also be considered. (A junior appointee would assume the title and chair only upon tenure.) The candidate should have competence in relevant languages, and is expected to meet normal research and service expectations, including graduate supervision. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach in other humanities programs at UC Irvine, such as Religious Studies or Global Cultures, and may also have the opportunity to work with relevant research centers on campus, such as the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies. We welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine.
Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees and publication/creative endeavor records commensurate with appointment level.
To apply for the position, please visit: recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04074.
Applications received by September 22, 2017 will receive full consideration.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.