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Assistant Professor in Asian Religions

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Aug 11, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Asian Religions. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2021. We invite applications from candidates who specialize in either Japanese religions or Southeast Asian religions, whose academic specialization lies in religion or in an academic discipline relating to the study of religion. The successful candidate will be grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, as well as the relevant primary languages.


Qualifications include Ph.D. by the time of appointment, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. Requirements include teaching four courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters) and normal department service. Competitive salary, benefits, and research support. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced courses within his or her specialization, as well as contributing to the Department’s theoretical and methodological offerings.


Since its inception in 1949, the Religion Department has been committed to a multidisciplinary, globally diverse curriculum grounded in the academic study of religion as engaged through a variety of methodological approaches. The Department offers instruction, from the introductory to the advanced level, in most of the world’s major religious traditions: Buddhism; Christianity; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism; the religions of the ancient Near East; the religions of ancient and modern China; religious life in the Americas; and the religions of Africa. The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor.


Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: cover letter, CV (including the names of three to five references, with brief indications of their relationships to the candidate), and research statement. (Three letters of reference, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample will be required only for those candidates who advance to a second stage.) To ensure fullest consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2020. Candidates whose applications are received by October 20, 2020, will be considered for a preliminary interview via Zoom in late November.


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