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Asian Religions Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Posted in Vacancies by Pippa on November 7, 2009

Asian Religions Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Department of Religious Studies, announces a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Asian religions, specialization and region open. In addition to demonstrating a strong scholarly profile and a dedication to undergraduate teaching, candidates should be willing to engage with Asian diasporic communities in Indianapolis, in keeping with IUPUI’s mission of civic engagement as an urban research university.

Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. by the time of the Fall 2010 appointment. The normal teaching load in the IU School of Liberal Arts is five courses per year for faculty maintaining a solid research agenda.

Salary and fringe benefits are competitive. Final position offer is contingent on the continued availability of funding. Start date: August 1, 2010.

Deadline for applications: December 15, 2009

Applicants should send a letter of application, a c.v., and three letters of recommendation to:


IUPUI is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and is an EEO/AA Employer, M/F/D.

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Call for papers – 6th International Scientific Conference of Philosophy, Religion and Culture of Asian Countries

Posted in Conferences by Pippa on June 9, 2009

3 – 6th February, 2010.

The SIXTH annual international scientific conference named in honor of Evgeny Torchinov (1956 – 2003), an outstanding Russian researcher of Asian cultures and methods of religions, is going to be held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Political Studies of the Saint-Petersburg, State University (Russia)

The central focus of issues at the Readings this time will be concentrated on investigations of ideals, norms and values of Eastern cultures.


Ideals of Asian religious traditions

Notions of values, ideals and norms in Asian systems of philosophy

Ideal society and ideal man at the East

System of values in Asian cultures

Oriental cultures in Western countries: exotics or norm?

Western values and norms in Asian countries: adoption and a rejection

Axiological imperatives in the era of the globalization: a contribution of the East

Understanding the spiritual values of Asian cultures in Russia and in countries of the West

Reflection of ideals of Asian traditions in literature and art

Systems of norms and the ideal of an individual in Asian traditions

Asian psycho technologies and norms of ordinary consciousness

Dead-line of applications for non-residents of Russia is September 13, 2009. Besides that Org. committee accepts applications for the organization of round tables, presentations, proposals for organizations of cultural program till the end of December, 2009Working languages of the conference are Russian and English.

 All questions are welcome by e-mail: info@torchinov.ru/

Additional information about the conference is also at our site, see: http://torchinov.ru/en/node/14 
Organizational committee:   Dr. Prof. Yury Solonin (President), P. Olivelle, PhD, professor (Univ. of Texas, Austin, USA), J. Mc-Rae, PhD, professor (Komazawa Univ., Tokyo, Japan), R. Gimello, Ph D, professor (Univ. of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA), Dr. Prof. Victor Petrenko, Dr. Prof. Alexander Boronoev, Dr. Prof. Irina Popova, Dr. Prof. Marina Kravtsova, Dr. Prof. Anatoly Kolesnikov, Dr. Vladimir Emelyanov, Dr. Cyril Solonin, Dr. Tigran Tumanyan, Dr. Sergey Pakhomov (general coordinator)

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