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Khyentse Gendun Chopel Professorship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies

University of Michigan
Michigan, United States
Not specified
Posted date
Jul 4, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Tenured or tenure-track position the Khyentse Gendun Chopel Professorship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies Department of Asian Languages and Cultures University of Michigan The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies beginning September 1, 2020. This is an open-rank search. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in Tibetan Buddhist Studies are encouraged to apply. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in the Tibetan language. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Tibetan history and culture generally and Tibetan Buddhism specifically, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts. The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is essential. Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations (if available), and a statement of current and future research plans. Junior candidates should submit a placement dossier with representative publications or writing samples and at least three letters of recommendation. Senior candidates should include the names of suggested reviewers. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to to apply. To be assured consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2019. This is a university year appointment. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.
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