Two recent job positing may be of interest, one in East Asian religions at Ohio State; one in Early China at NYU-Shanghai. Details below.
TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
EAST ASIAN RELIGIONS
DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE STUDIES
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
We seek a tenure-track assistant professor with a specialization in Religious Studies and a focus on the religious traditions of East Asia and their linguistic, historical, and cultural aspects. Serious candidates must be well grounded in the history and methods of the study of religion as a disciplinary field. Issues of women, gender, and sexuality, or religion and media or East Asian religions and politics are of particular interest. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary teaching and research profile of the Department of Comparative Studies, the cross-departmental major in Religious Studies, as well as contribute to related programs across the College of Arts and Sciences. Applicants should be prepared to teach an introductory lecture course on world religions, an upper-level theory and methods class for undergraduate majors, an advanced theory seminar for graduate students, as well courses on East Asian Religions related to their own areas of expertise.
Applicants should hold a doctorate in hand by the time of appointment, August 2015. Applicants must be fluent in at least one Asian language, be well grounded in the history and methods of the study of religion as a disciplinary field, be able to demonstrate a record of excellent teaching, and be able to document an active research program.
Application Instructions :
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to _Professor Hugh Urban (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014, and we encourage submission before that date. However, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org.
The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution.
TENURED/TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, SHANGHAI
NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for one or more tenured or tenure-track appointments at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor). Scholars should have expertise in two or more of the following fields, all pertaining to Early China from the Shang to the Tang dynasty: (a) archeology and material culture; (b) history and geography; (c) philosophy, religion and textual traditions; (d) paleography (excavated texts), epigraphy, and linguistics. Successful candidates will have excellent reading of Classical Chinese and an emphasis on interdisciplinarity. The ability to handle a wide range of different sources would be especially desirable.
The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions and include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU global network, engaging in both research and teaching. The appointment can begin as soon as September 1, 2015, with a later starting date possible, pending candidate availability.
Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests (no more than three pages each), and representative publications. To complete the online application process, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload their reference letter. Senior candidates are not required to submit references at this time. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/faculty-positions for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>.
About NYU Shanghai:
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. There are three degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, and complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
NYU Shanghai is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.