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Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position in African American Religious Studies
Company: Harvard Divinity School
Location: Cambridge, MA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/10/2021
Expire Date: 08/10/2021
Job Categories: Education
Job Description
Tenured or Tenure-Track Faculty Position in African American Religious Studies

May 2021
Position in African American Religious Studies
Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to appoint a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in African American Religious Studies, with a particular interest in the North American context. We welcome candidates with expertise in any specializations within the field, such as (but not limited to): cultural studies, ethics, gender and sexuality, history, literature, philosophy of religion, politics, social scientific approaches, and/or theology. Applicants should be familiar with and utilize analyses that address intersecting forms of identity and social power, including race, class, empire, gender, and sexuality. Excellence in teaching and research is required. The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2022.

The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Religion in Public Life programs, as well as PhD candidates in the Study of Religion in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. They will also have an opportunity to teach undergraduates in Harvard College, and to collaborate with colleagues and students in other departments and schools in the University.
Applications should be made online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. Applications must include a CV, a cover letter, and in the case of untenured candidates, the names of three references whom the School will contact. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Letters of nomination are welcomed and should be sent to aarssearch@hds.harvard.edu. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the HDS Faculty Search Office at aarssearch@hds.harvard.edu.
HDS is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer, and encourages applications and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Qualifications & Requirements
Doctorate, excellence in teaching and research
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Company Name: Harvard Divinity School
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Founded in 1816, and one of the oldest of Harvard University's professional schools, HDS has a long history of fostering scholarship and critical thinking, as well as supporting service and ministry. The faculty, researchers, and counselors at HDS are among the most distinguished scholars of religious practice and belief in the world. Students at HDS learn from specialists in the Christian, Unitarian Universalist, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, African, Mesoamerican, and Latino traditions. Please read the most recent Dean's Report for the latest snapshot of the School, including profiles of leading faculty, current students, alumni, and friends, as well as a timeline of important events, financials, and information on recent research. Harvard Divinity School is proud of the diversity of the students who enter one of the four degree programs the school offers. The student body represents approximately 30 religious traditions and denominations each year, and reflects an equally broad spectrum in their academic interests and backgrounds, age, gender, nationalities and ethnicities, cultures and traditions, and professional and life goals. HDS graduates engage in a wide variety of professions. They continue in academic careers and go on to educate future scholars and teachers of religion and theology; they become ministers and leaders in their own religious traditions; they work in public service and with governmental, nongovernmental, and social organizations, in nonprofits and in business, in the arts, in health care, and in other professions.
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