Vanderbilt University, Department of Religious Studies
Assistant Professor, Religions of the American South
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Tennessee, United States|
Religions of the American South
The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Religions of the American South. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. The ideal candidate will be able to address the complex and widely variable nature of the religious traditions of the South with a special consideration of the African-American religious experience and the multiple cultural and religious environments in which that was shaped. We encourage candidates who can place the religions of the South in their larger American and transnational contexts, whether the role of diasporic traditions from Africa and the Caribbean, Pentecostalism, Evangelical Protestantism, or Catholicism; similarly the connections to Islamic and even Hindu and Native American traditions, or other formative contexts, such as movements of social and political protest. While the specialization, historical period, and methodological approaches are open, the candidate must engage fundamental issues of the study of religion and culture. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda is required.
The successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is generally 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 before the beginning of the Fall 2015 term.
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday 01 October 2014 and remain open until the position is successfully filled.
Please submit a letter of application, research statement, and assessment of teaching (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier), and a brief writing sample that best reflects your research interests.
Electronic Submission is preferred; send materials to: RLSTjobs@Vanderbilt.edu.
For hard copy submission, send to:
Tony K. Stewart, Chair
Department of Religious Studies
ATT: Religions of the South Search Committee
VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall]
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA
Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University offers employment benefits to domestic partners and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
American History / Studies
Black History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
Immigration History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Social History / Studies