The Bhabwan Chandraprabhu Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jain Studies

Claremont School of Theology at Willamette University
Oregon, United States
$40,000.00 - $40,000.00
Nov 16, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Bhagwan Chandraprabhu Postdoctoral Fellowship in Jain Studies will be awarded to a new or recent Ph.D. with an expertise in Jain Studies (with competency also in other South Asian Dharmic traditions), who will contribute to the intellectual life, cultural fluency, and research excellence of Claremont School of Theology (CST) and the Willamette campus, and who shows significant promise as a scholar and teacher as well as promoter of interest in this religion in the wider community.


The Bhagwan Chandraprabhu Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • be in residence on the Willamette University campus;
  • receive a salary of approximately $40,000 per year;
  • have a two-year appointment, beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year;
  • teach Jain Studies and one other class in South Asian Dharmic traditions at CST

and/or the Religious Studies program of the College of Arts and Sciences (two

classes) in the fall and spring semesters;

  • conduct research in the field of Jainism; and
  • give an annual lecture to share his/her research.


Claremont School of Theology is an ecumenical and interreligious institution that seeks to instill students with the ethical integrity, religious intelligence, and intercultural understanding necessary to become effective in thought and action as spiritual leaders in the increasingly diverse, multi-religious world of the twenty-first century. Faculty, staff, and students represent several religious traditions, more than thirty Christian denominations, and a rich ethnic and international diversity. We seek a scholar-practitioner who will work collegially with us as the school transitions to our next phase as a graduate school of theology of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. This position is sited full-time in Oregon. 

Application Process: The position is available August 1, 2021, pending budgetary approval. Evaluation of applications will begin November 15, 2020, and the position will remain open until filled. Applicants are requested to send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of  3-5 references to the Dean’s Office, (Electronic Submissions only)

Women and racial/ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Claremont School of Theology is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

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