UC Berkeley Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhism 

Postdoctoral Scholar — Chinese Buddhism — Center for Buddhist Studies

This competition is currently closed.

With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley, the Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism; the Fellowship will provide them with time and funding to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience. Fellows are expected to teach one course per year as a Lecturer under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops.

Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, a salary ranging from $60,000 - 64,522 per annum depending on prior teaching experience, benefits, and $2,500 per annum in research/travel funds. Funding and administrative support is also available for Fellows to convene workshops and conferences in their area of research.

Basic Qualifications (at the time of application):

  • Completion of all degree requirements other than the dissertation.

Additional Qualifications (must be met by the start date of the job):

  • Candidates may have no more than three years of post-PhD research experience.
  • PhD or equivalent international degree by start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or equivalent international degree in Chinese Buddhism or a closely related field.

Notification of Award

All application materials must be submitted through AP Recruit at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03871. The position is open until filled. Please direct any questions to Sanjyot Mehendale at sanjyotm@berkeley.edu.

All letters of recommendation will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete to ensure full consideration. Awards are anticipated to be announced in April, 2023.

For more information about Buddhist Studies at Berkeley, please visit http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.