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Post-Doctoral Fellow

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The University of California, Berkeley

, CA
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With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to call for applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship with the possibility of teaching. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2018, to July 31, 2020.

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. The fellow will deliver a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Japanese Studies Colloquium Series. Subject to the availability of teaching funds, fellows may also have the opportunity to teach one course each year. The base salary provided is $50,000 per annum with health benefits but this may increase depending on experience. In addition, the fellow will be provided with shared office space and library privileges, as well as $2,500 per annum for conference travel and research.

Applicants must have Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand by their start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements other than the dissertation, in Japanese Buddhism Studies or a closely related field.

Applicants whose teaching and primary research interests are Buddhism in general should apply to the Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies

, administered through the Center for Buddhist Studies

at UC Berkeley, rather than to the Shinjo Ito Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism.

Applicants should submit the following materials (PDF)

Curriculum vitae, listing degrees, any publications, and teaching experience

Graduate school transcripts

A personal statement of no more than 2,000 words outlining previous research (including dissertation), the research the applicant will undertake during the term of the fellowship, future professional goals, as well as any other information deemed relevant to the application

A writing sample

Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2018, should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion

Applicants should request three letters of recommendation

Application Deadline and Notification of Award

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through AP Recruit at

. Hardcopy, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. The position is open until filled. Please direct any questions to the Center for Japanese Studies at

Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation by the initial review date of April 2 to ensure full consideration. Awards are anticipated to be announced in April, 2018.

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Founded in the wake of the gold rush by leaders of the newly established 31st state, the University of California's flagship campus at Berkeley has become one of the preeminent universities in the world. Its early guiding lights, charged with providing education (both "practical" and "classical") for the state's people, gradually established a distinguished faculty (with 22 Nobel laureates to date), a stellar research library, and more than 350 academic programs.

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