Vanderbilt University, Religious Studies
Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa Mellon Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure Track
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Tennessee, United States|
The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Rank is Mellon Assistant Professor, non-tenure-track, appointment for three years. Area of specialization, historical period, and methodological approach are open. The department is committed to perspectives that seek to understand the different forms of indigenous African religions both independently and as they have been generated out of contact with other religious communities (e.g., Islam, Christianity). Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required. The successful candidate should expect to teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is four per year. Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Historical and Critical Theories of Religion (HACTOR). PhD must be in-hand by the beginning of Fall 2013 term.
Review of applications will begin on Monday 08 April 2013 with a rolling deadline until the position is filled. Electronic applications and correspondence are acceptable.
In accordance with Mellon Foundation guidelines, applicants must have received the Ph.D. no more than four years prior to the start of the position.
Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.
Please send a letter of application, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier) to:
Tony K. Stewart, Chair
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology