Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

Greensboro, NC
Sep 13, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Number 761

Functional Title Assistant Professor of Asian Studies

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks to fill a tenure track position in Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2018. The position carries with it broad teaching responsibilities including courses in Asian religions (capability to teach Buddhism required, to teach Japanese and Chinese Religions and/or Hinduism desirable). Standard load is five courses per year. The department is looking for a person with commitment to active research and undergraduate teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts. The field of research specialization within Asian religions is open. Candidates should have an interest in contributing to key College and University programs (Freshmen Seminar, Honors, International Programs and the Residential Colleges) and in active engagement with students and colleagues both in and out of the classroom.

UNCG and the Religious Studies Department foster an environment of collaboration across the departments and schools and support community-engaged research and teaching. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related discipline by August 1, 2018.

Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit and click on "Faculty" and apply to position # 761) including a cover letter that addresses research and teaching interests, a CV, a twenty-page writing sample. Applicants are also asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, in the Reference section of the electronic application.

Tenure Status Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur when an applicant has certified and submitted the application. This is the only notification to applicants that the references provided will be contacted when they apply to this position.

Recruitment Range Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Religious Studies - 12216

Job Open Date 09/07/2017

Job Close Date 10/31/2017

Open Until Filled No

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

Time Limited? No

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample(s)
Optional Documents

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    EOE AA/M/F/D/V


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