University of Pittsburgh, Religious Studies
Dietrich School Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship: Religions of Africa and the African Diaspora
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Pennsylvania, United States|
The University of Pittsburgh’s Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning August 1, 2019.
The post-doctoral fellow will teach one course per term, engage in research, and contribute to the intellectual life of the Department. We welcome any relevant courses but are especially interested in courses on topics such as religion and colonialism, race and religion, spiritualist movements, indigenous African religions, African-American religion, or religions of the Caribbean.
Fellows will be able to take advantage of the resources of, and develop connections with, other centers and programs relevant to their areas of scholarship and teaching at Pitt, such as the Department of Africana Studies, University Center for International Studies (which includes an African Studies Program and a Latin American Studies Center), and interdisciplinary programs and centers in the Dietrich School (including the Humanities Center, the World History Center, and programs in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Cultural Studies, Urban Studies, etc.).
Recognizing the crucial benefits that diversity brings to our intellectual vitality, the University of Pittsburgh has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from creative and dedicated scholars, teachers, and mentors eager to contribute to this mission.
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree, including any oral defense, by March 1, 2019. Individuals who completed all such requirements before January 1, 2017 are ineligible. For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, click here.
To be considered, please submit by February 22, 2019 via https://pats.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTM0: curriculum vitae; dissertation table of contents; two-page statement of research interests outlining the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship; two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; one-to-two-page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; one writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one course proposal and syllabus for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduate or graduate students; and email contacts for three recommenders. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In either case, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions for uploading letters to our system by March 1, 2019.
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|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies