Summary Description: With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Education Foundation, the Center for Buddhism and East Asian Religions (C-BEAR) at Columbia University is pleased to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the likelihood of renewal for another year. The initial term of appointment is July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.The fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent PhDs whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the fellow is expected to teach one course per year, give a public lecture, and take part in the regular events of the C-BEAR. It is envisioned that after the fellowship period, the fellow will continue his or her academic career in teaching and research on Chinese Buddhism.Compensation includes a highly competitive annual salary, research fund, and health benefits. Additional financial support is available for the fellow to organize workshops, conferences or speakers' series in his or her area of research. The fellow will be provided with office space, access to the library system, and other related administrative assistance.Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. degrees (deposition of the dissertation) by June 30, 2018, but no earlier than July 1, 2012. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect it by June 30, 2018, should provide a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion.
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