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Job Openings: Center on Religion and the Global East

    November 23, 2021 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Visiting Assistant Professor of
Sociology at Purdue University

The Department of Sociology at Purdue University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice position in the area of religion and social change in the global east. We are specifically interested in candidates who have experience in East Asia and proficiency in one of the East Asian languages (Japanese, Korean, and Chinese) is preferred. This position is for an initial 12-month fiscal-year appointment which begins July 1, 2022 and is renewable up to three years.

This position will also serve as Assistant Director of the Center on Religion and the Global East and co-direct a large, multidisciplinary, and multinational project. In addition to project administration, engagement with researchers and practitioners, and scholarly publications, the candidate will be expected to teach one course per semester. Part of that teaching assignment will be met by teaching in the first-year sequence of the College of Liberal Arts’ Cornerstone program.

We are specifically interested in candidates who have experience in East Asia and proficiency in one of the East Asian languages (Japanese, Korean, and Chinese) is preferred. This position requires a Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related field at the time of employment. It also requires expertise, training, or research experience in one or more of these fields: comparative historical studies, GIS, and survey research. Candidates must have the ability to work in the US without immigration sponsorship from Purdue University.

Screening of applications will begin on January 31, 2022, but applications received after this date may be accepted until the position is filled. For additional information, contact the Search Chair, Dr. Fenggang Yang (fyang@purdue.edu).
 
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We are also looking for Postdoctoral Research Fellows
These positions will require a PhD in social science or humanities with a specialization in religion, and native or near native proficiency (reading and speaking) of Japanese, Korean, or Chinese. Training or research experience in one of the following fields is preferred but not required: comparative historical studies, GIS, and survey research. The appointment may begin as early as July 1, 2022 for one year and may be renewable for a second year. For further information, please email crge@purdue.edu.