1 Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Buddhist Studies – Wake Forest University

Job Description Summary

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department for the Study of Religions is seeking applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Buddhist Studies with a focus on East Asia, Southeast Asia, or North America. The position begins July 1, 2022.

Job Description

The successful candidate will be ABD or hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies. Applicants must be able to teach Introduction to Buddhist Traditions and are encouraged to teach one course in their own area of expertise. Total teaching load will be 3-3 for the 2022-2023 academic year. Evidence of teaching excellence and commitment to the training and professional development of undergraduates is required.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities, and 5th for undergraduate teaching among national universities. With 5,440 undergraduates and 3,350 graduate and
professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to https://admissions.wfu.edu/facts/.

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina – part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state’s “City of the Arts,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Applications will be accepted until March 1st, 2022 at 5pm. Applicants are to submit in a single pdf document 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and interests, and 2) a curriculum vitae. Cover letters should address the candidate’s approach to addressing diversity and inclusion in the classroom. Applications should be submitted as one PDF to https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/. Cover letters and questions about the position may be addressed to Lynn Neal, Chair of the Department. The submission of an online application with Wake Forest University is required for this position.

Additional Job Description

In furtherance of the University’s commitment to resuming operations in a manner consistent with or similar to how those operations were conducted prior to the pandemic, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of the campus community, all faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine and an influenza vaccine. Faculty and staff with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that preclude vaccination should contact Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation.

Time Type Requirement : Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

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