Appel à candidatures pour une position de Research Assistant Professor à l’University of Virginia sur l’étude des traditions contemplatives (bouddhiques en particulier)

L’Université de Virginia lance un appel pour candidatures pour une position de Research Assistant Professor en études contemplatives (bouddhiques en particulier).

Voici l’annonce :

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, with the support of the University’s Contemplative Sciences Center, is seeking applicants for a full time, 12-month salaried non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor. This position will research (i) historical contemplative traditions, (ii) pedagogical strategies and learning environments for creating engaged and participatory classrooms and co-curricular programs in educational contexts towards student flourishing, and (iii) scientific research and humanistic scholarship on contemplation, learning, and flourishing. This will include pilot programs on documenting Indian and Tibetan Buddhist systems of contemplation, means to facilitate student flourishing in undergraduate environments, and means to facilitate student flourishing in K12 environments. The person will also coordinate with other researchers from across the country in an evolving research network of Universities interested in such issues, as well oversee students, writers, and other part-time staff helping with research work and processing tasks. The products of this research will be published in an innovative publishing platform that constitutes a major portal for the academic and public exploration of contemplation, human flourishing, and engaged pedagogy.  It will also involve other duties as relevant to this work, including possible events.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with expertise in contemplation and have at least 4 years of relevant research experience. Preference is for individuals with background in Buddhist Studies and knowledge of at least one Asian canonical language (this is relevant to the pilot program on historical traditions, rather than the other parts of the work). This will be an initial one year position, with an option to renew contingent upon satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu, click on “search postings” to the left, and search on Posting Number 0623272. That will bring up “Contemplative University Initiative Research Assistant Professor”. Click on the “view” and you will see the listing. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applicant screening begins June 1, 2018 and the position will remain open to applicants until filled, although anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.

For questions about the position please contact David Germano at dfg9w@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom at rkh6j@virginia.edu.