Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure Track) in Buddhism

Simpson College
Indianola, IA
Closing date
Oct 1, 2021

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The Department of Religion at Simpson College invites applications for a full-time (six courses per year) tenure-track faculty position in Buddhism at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022 for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in Buddhist Studies. Candidates with an appropriate research profile and significant teaching experience may be considered at the Associate level.

The Institution

Simpson College is an independent, selective, and comprehensive liberal-arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills and nurture values that foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living fulfilled lives within a creative, diverse, and just community. We recognize that many great ideas and discoveries are a result of a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. Simpson College provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state, and local law.


Simpson's main campus is in Indianola, Iowa, a part of the Des Moines metropolitan area. The Des Moines area has a population of over 600,000 and economic growth has outpaced the U.S. as a whole. In addition, the cost of living is well below the national average. To learn more about Simpson College, please visit

Position compensation includes salary ($50,000-62,000/a depending on experience and rank conferred), benefits, research fund, and a library development fund.
The Chronicle of Higher Education. Keywords: Associate Professor, Location: Indianola, IA - 50125

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