The University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religion with specialization in East Asian traditions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2018.

Area of research specialization is open.   Candidates with interdisciplinary expertise that complements our department’s existing strengths in the areas of diaspora studies and gender studies are especially encouraged to apply. Language proficiency in one or more East Asian languages relevant to candidate's research and teaching is required.

Teaching responsibilities include four (4) courses per academic year both lower (e.g., RELI 1002: Religions of India, China, and Japan) and upper-level courses on the religious traditions of East Asia; area of proficiency in Buddhism and Taoism. The successful candidate must have the ability to guide graduate research at the MA and PhD levels and demonstrate proficiency in the methodological and theoretical study of religion in both scholarship and pedagogy.  Participation with the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Georgia is also expected.

A PhD in Religion or related field is required at the time of appointment. Qualified applicants should submit a complete dossier including letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, sample syllabus (used or created for this application) on an Asian Studies course and three letters of recommendation. Writing samples should be provided upon request.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Nanette Spina, Chair of the Search Committee at spinan@uga.edu. All Application materials should be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2981.  To ensure consideration, please apply by December 1, 2017

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities (www.georgia.org). UGA is a land and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (www.visitathensga.com; www.uga.edu).