Position in Jain Studies, University of California, Irvine (USA)

I recently received the following ad for a position in Jain Studies.  Please see the ad below for details.  The application will be available starting Oct. 11.  For inquiries, please contact Gloria Simpson, Department Manager, UCI Philosophy Department (her contact information can be found here).

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: 


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. 

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