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Assistant Professor in Buddhist Studies

Religion Faculty Los Angeles, California

The School of Religion in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Buddhist Studies (China) for Fall 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active career of research and publication, along with teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese religions, Buddhism, and method and theory in the study of religions.  Candidates should have a demonstrated mastery of both modern and classical Chinese. Scholars of intra- and interregional topics in Chinese Buddhism are also encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. must be completed by appointment start date (August 16, 2020). We value candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.  

Interested applicants should submit: (1) current CV; (2) letter of application describing research and teaching agenda; (3) writing sample (no more than 20 pages); (4) illustrative teaching evaluations; and (5) the names of three individuals who may be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. We will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2019. Questions regarding the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. James McHugh (, School of Religion, University of Southern California, 825 Bloom Walk, ACB 130, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

REQ20078827 Posted Date: 08/15/2019

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