The FSU Buddhist Studies Program focuses on the academic study of Buddhism across a broad spectrum of historical, doctrinal, and cultural formations. The program offers a variety of research opportunities, scholarly events, and outreach activities, often in collaboration with other departments and programs on campus. Opportunities include M.A. and Ph.D. graduate training in Tibetan, Chinese, and Japanese Buddhism, competitive graduate fellowships, such as the Sheng Yen Buddhist Studies Lecture Series , the Tessa J. Bartholomeusz Lecture Series in Religion, invited lectures, and graduate student conferences.
Graduate Work in Buddhist Studies
Graduate work in Buddhist Studies at Florida State University begins with the M.A. degree, which provides interdisciplinary training in the study of religion and in the historical and anthropological study of Buddhism under the rubric of the Department of Religion’s History and Ethnography of Religions track. Students in the M.A. program may choose to specialize in Tibetan, Chinese or Japanese Buddhism and will pursue advanced research in the social and cultural histories, rituals, practices, literatures, and philosophies relevant to these Buddhist traditions. Students may choose to continue toward the Ph.D. degree here at FSU or elsewhere.
Job Post : Assistant Professor in East Asian Religion/Japan
The Florida State University Department of Religion invites applications for a position in East Asian Religions with specialization in the religions of Japan and Japanese Buddhism. This will be a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level; it will begin in August 2013, by which time the Ph.D. must be in hand. The candidate must have broad training in the study of religion and advanced facility in the textual traditions of Buddhism in Japan. Expertise in both modern and classical Japanese (Bungo and Kanbun) is required. Competence in classical Chinese and/or Korean is also preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out an independent program of scholarly research yielding significant peer-reviewed publications, and to demonstrate promise of a strong teaching contribution in the context of a comprehensive program (B.A. through Ph.D.). For more information about our department and programs, please consult http://religion.fsu.edu. For full consideration, applicants should submit a vita and supporting materials (transcripts, course outlines, samples of written work, and at least three letters of recommendation) by Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Materials may be submitted via email to email@example.com or by mail to East Asian Religions Search, Florida State University, Department of Religion, Dodd Hall M05, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1520. The Florida State University is a Public Records Agency and an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.