Call for Applications: Glorisun Research Associate at UBC Asian Studies

Call for Applications: Glorisun Research Associate at UBC Asian Studies

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver invites applications for a part time (0.4 FTE) Research Associate position with Glorisun Network for Buddhist Studies. The Glorisun Network is a partnership of top-tier universities and supports scholarly activities to advance Buddhist Studies.

The required qualifications are a PhD in a relevant discipline (Buddhist and/or Religious Studies), with focus on qualitative analysis and a strong record of research productivity, as well as ability to translate and edit Mandarin Chinese and English texts. The Glorisun Network Research Associate will play a key role in the project, will be expected to contribute to the academic research output, and will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and interact effectively with our editors and experts. Postdoctoral experience is also highly desirable.

For further information about The Glorisun Network for Buddhist Studies visit  and for information about the Department of Asian Studies, visit:

Applications should be directed to the attention of Vicky Baker via email at  by March 4, 2022. Applicants are asked to provide the following in a single bookmarked PDF file: Cover letter with contact information for two academic references, a statement of research interests (max. 1 page), an updated CV, and one or two samples of published research.

The Glorisun Research Associate position is anticipated to begin March 16, 2022. The position is for an initial period of one year, with possibility of reappointment, subject to positive performance appraisals, availability of funding, and, if applicable, approval by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.