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Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies

Department of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Contract type open
AOS Jain Studies, Philosophy
AOC History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Ethic, Jain Religion
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Language
Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Irvine, California, United States
Start date 10/11/2018
Job description

Position: Open Rank, Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies

University of California, Irvine

Open Rank

Location: Irvine, CA, United States

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy and the Program in Religious Studies announces an open rank search for the Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching are focused on Jainism and with a wide range of knowledge in Jain religion, its ethics and philosophy, history, and culture, as well as familiarity with the languages of Jain primary sources. We are especially interested in scholars who can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles in potential research and teaching areas including peace and conflict studies, human rights, social justice, bioethics, fundamental problems in philosophy, diversity and cultural sensitivity, ecology and environment, and the relation of Jain religion to other religious and philosophical traditions. 

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include maintaining an outstanding research program and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including the advising of graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to guide the research of doctoral students, to be committed to a continuing research program, to provide leadership in the field, and to provide service to the university and profession. Additionally the preferred candidate should possess the willingness and ability to interact with the Jain diaspora community at large and contribute to diversity and cultural sensitivity.

Completed applications containing a curriculum vitae, sample of research, statement of teaching, and three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically via UC Irvine's online application system, RECRUIT, located at:

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05000

 A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should be received by November 30, although the position will be open until filled.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. To receive fullest consideration, applications should be received by November 30, although the position will be open until filled.
Web address to apply https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05000
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 30, 2018, 5:00am PST
Contact
Web address for more information https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05000
Contact name Gloria Simpson
Contact email
Contact phone 949-824-8457
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Time created October 10, 2018, 5:00pm EST
Scheduled expiry date November 30, 2018, 5:00am PST
Last updated October 10, 2018, 5:00pm EST
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