University of Chicago, Divinity School
History of Religions
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment (tenured or tenure-track) in the History of Religions, effective July 1, 2018. Rank and salary are open. Junior candidates are encouraged to apply; all applicants will be given the most serious consideration.
The History of Religions approaches the study of religion with a principled commitment to comparative, theoretical reflection on concept formation in the field, which informs and is informed by disciplined analysis of empirical data generated by philological, ethnographic, or other archival inquiry. Successful applicants consequently will demonstrate both significant engagement with a body (or bodies) of theory and at least one area of specialization (either geographically- or traditionally-defined). Candidates are also expected to evince familiarity with the development of the History of Religions as an academic field, and to be prepared to teach courses in either classical or contemporary theories of religion.
The candidate for this position must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and must be qualified to teach and to direct research in the study of religion broadly construed. Area of specialization, both in terms of religious traditions or movements, chronological periods, and disciplinary focus, is open.
The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in eleven areas of study, and Master's students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Undergraduate teaching is optional, but encouraged. Many faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University; such associations are likewise encouraged. A normal teaching load is four courses per year on a quarter system; in most cases that leaves one quarter open for research in residence (in addition to summers free for scholarship).
Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2018; though review of applications will commence in earnest November 23, 2017. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, a teaching statement, a statement articulating future research agenda, a writing sample of 25-40 pages, and three letters of reference (or, for associate or full professor rank, the names of three references should be provided instead in a reference contact page). Application should be made online, at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55300
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|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology