UC Berkeley Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism


With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to offer a postdoctoral teaching and research fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2016, to July 31, 2017, with the possibility of a one-year extension. We are not accepting applications for the 2017-2018 year.

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s, providing time to pursue their research along with the opportunity to take part in regular events and workshops offered by the Centers for Japanese and Buddhist Studies. Fellows will teach one course per year and deliver a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Japanese Studies Colloquium Series. The base salary provided is $46,000 with health benefits but this may increase depending on teaching experience. In addition, the fellow will be provided with shared office space and library privileges, as well as a $2000 conference travel and research fund.

Applicants must have their doctoral degrees in hand by June 30, 2016, and must be no more than six years out of their doctorate. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016, should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion.

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