We would like to announce the launching of a new postdoctoral fellowship
in Buddhist Studies under the aegis of the Ho Center for Buddhist
Studies at Stanford and Stanford’s Religious Studies Department.
Applications can be made through Interfolio at:
The following is the text of the relevant Interfolio page. The deadline
for the first round of applications is January 31, 2015. Scholars
working in all areas of Buddhist Studies are encouraged to apply.
With best wishes,
Paul Harrison & John Kieschnick
Co-Directors, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford
Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford Postdoctoral Fellowship
Now accepting applications. Applications should be submitted
electronically by January 31, 2015 by 5:00 pm PST.
The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford invites applications for
a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The Center will award one fellowship
every two years.
About the Fellowship
The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford (HCBSS) seeks to bring
outstanding young scholars to Stanford on two-year postdoctoral
fellowships. HCBSS Postdoctoral Fellows will be affiliated with the
Center, enjoy substantial time to pursue research, teach one course per
year in the Department of Religious Studies, participate in the active
HCBSS program of lectures, workshops, and conferences, and engage in
scholarly exchange with Stanford faculty, graduate students, visiting
professors, and visiting scholars. During the term of the fellowship,
HCBSS Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to present their
research to the Stanford community of scholars, and will work closely
with Stanford's Buddhist Studies faculty, one of whom will act as the
For fellowship beginning in September 1, 2015, applications are accepted
from all areas of Buddhist Studies.
The stipend for 2015-17 is $58,000. The annual stipend will be spread
over a 12-month period. Fellows are eligible for full Stanford employee
status. In addition Fellows will receive an account in the amount of
$5,000 to fund research and/or moving expenses.
Applicants must be within five years of completing the Ph.D. In addition
to doctoral students approaching completion or recently graduated, those
currently serving as assistant professors, lecturers, or postdoctoral
scholars in other programs are welcome to apply, provided they have
earned their degree within five years of the date of application.
A Doctorate in Arts (D.A.), honorary doctorate, or any other degree
equivalent is not considered a qualified Ph.D. for the purpose of
application to this fellowship.
Fellows will teach one course per year in the Department of Religious
Studies at Stanford, participate actively in HCBSS events and programs,
give one talk on their research during the term of the fellowship, and
enjoy substantial time to pursue research. Fellows are expected to be in
residence at Stanford for the full academic year (mid-September through
mid-June), including quarters when they are not teaching.
Applications should be submitted via our online application system.
Please do not submit additional materials with your application; only
the required documents as specified below. Applicants will be notified
when their applications have been received and will be notified of the
fellowship outcome by the end of February. Please do not call or email
our staff members to check on status of applications. They will not have
access to your files. Our appointments committee will make the final
If, after lodging your application for a HCBSS Postdoctoral Fellowship,
you accept another position or postdoctoral fellowship, please withdraw
your application as soon as possible by emailing
The application to the HCBSS Postdoctoral Fellowship consists of the
1. Cover letter (about one page, single spaced) describing
and teaching interests in addition to detailing the reasons for the
applicant’s interest in coming to the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at
2. Contact and biographical information about the
3. Curriculum Vitae;
4. Dissertation abstract (up to three pages, single
5. A sample of written work (article length);
6. A description of teaching interests and experience (up
pages, single spaced). Applicants will teach through the Department of
7. Three confidential letters of recommendation;
8. Graduate transcript, with proof that applicants have
all the requirements for the PhD or a letter from their PhD advisor
stating they will do so by June 2015.