Shi Wu De 釋悟德 Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies - Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

Emmanuel College invites applications for the Shi Wu De 釋悟德 Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies. This full-time tenure stream or tenured appointment is open to all ranks. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in Buddhism, with expertise in Chinese traditions, and possess the ability to teach Buddhism and spiritual and contemplative care from a Buddhist perspective. Expertise in one or more of the following teaching areas is desirable: the history, tenets, and practices of diverse Buddhist traditions; perspectives of psychotherapy, chaplaincy, mental health, and ethics; and Buddhist mindfulness. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly research is essential, including the ability to do research in at least one Buddhist classical language; clinical credentials (eg. CRPO) are preferred.

Emmanuel is a college of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, a member institution of the Toronto School of Theology and a theological school of the United Church of Canada that provides educational programs (all offered conjointly with the University of Toronto) designed for Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and others preparing for a variety of vocations. Information about the College and a detailed description of the position can be viewed on our website. Emmanuel College is committed to equity in access to employment and a diverse and inclusive workplace. The College encourages applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Review of applications will begin 15 October 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The appointment is to commence on or after 01 July 2020. Please send c.v. and letter of application (indicating qualifications and experience related to this position) and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent separately. Materials should be submitted electronically to, attn.: Principal Michelle Voss Roberts.

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