Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies

Irvine, CA
Jul 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • School of Humanities - Philosophy


    Open July 24th, 2017 through September 22nd, 2017
    If you apply to this recruitment by September 22nd, 2017, you will have until September 30th, 2017 to complete your application.


    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 and research interests in Jain religion, ethics or philosophy. 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.

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    Applications received by September 22, 2017 will receive fullest 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.
    Job location Irvine, CA

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