Lehigh University, Africana Studies/Religion
Assistant Professor, with focus on Religions related to Africana Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The Program in Africana Studies and several departments at Lehigh University seek applications for two tenure-track positions, at the rank of assistant professor. One position will be a Religion Studies scholar with a focus on Religions directly related to Africana Studies and the other position will be an Expressive Cultures scholar with a focus on the Cultures of the African Diaspora –especially the visual arts, design or theater; both beginning in the fall of 2013.[i]
Each person hired will have a 2/2 teaching load; one will hold a joint appointment in Africana Studies and Religion Studies; the other will hold a joint appointment in Africana Studies and the appropriate Expressive Cultures departmental home – which could be any one of the following: Theater, Art, Architecture & Design, or Music. In addition to participating in the instruction and advising of undergraduate students in their respective fields each candidate will be expected to contribute to the vibrant community and intellectuallife of the Africana Studies Program.
The Africana/Religion Studies tenure-track position will have a focus in African-American Religions, Religions of Africa, Religions of the Caribbean, and/or Religions of the African Diaspora. Applicants from any of these fields and multiple theoretical perspectives are welcomed. The Department and the Program are also interested in someone whose research and teaching intersect with Gender Studies. This position will be housed in the Department of Religion Studies and responsibilities will include teaching in the appointee’s area of specialization as well as general Religion Studies courses. PhD in Religion Studies preferred.
Each of these positions is a part of an historic cluster hire in the Africana Studies Program, marking Lehigh University’s institutional investment in the program. In addition to 14 program-linked faculty across a range of disciplines, these added hires will provide the Africana Studies Program with six full-time, joint-appointment faculty, bringing to fruition Africana Studies’ quest to become a vital interdisciplinary program at the center of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University’s educational mission.
The College of Arts and Science at Lehigh is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an AA/EOE and it provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.
Submit all application materials (letter of application, c.v., a statement of research agenda, three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching interests) via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1798 by October 22, 2012. Please do not submit any additional materials at this point. Only electronic submissions via Academic Jobs Online will be considered.
The review of applications will begin October 22, 2012 and continue until an appointment is made for each position. Preliminary interviews for the Africana/Religion Studies position will be held at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting in Chicago. Preliminary interviews for the Africana/Expressive Cultures position will be held at the African Studies Association (ASA) Conference in Philadelphia.(Questions concerning either position should be directed to James Peterson, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||African American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Black History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Women, Gender, and Sexuality