Open Rank - Religious Thought in Africa

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Working Title: Open Rank - Religious Thought in Africa

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Department of Religious Studies

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-12-2018

Posting Summary:
As part of a cluster hire for the Democracy Initiative of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Religious Studies invites applications for an open-rank position in Religious Thought in Africa. Open to researchers with expertise in any religious tradition in any part of Africa using any methodological approach, we seek candidates with deep knowledge of a particular region - including its languages, cultures, and histories, and the ability to think broadly and collaboratively about relationships between religious thought and democracy. We invite applications from scholars across the humanities and social sciences, including philosophy, political theory, cultural studies, social thought, anthropology, sociology, or history, as well as both normative and descriptive fields of religious studies.

Anticipated start date is August 2019 and will be made as tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Full Professor. Applications are therefore welcome from candidates of any rank, with stipulation that applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624300. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: cover letter, CV, 1 article-length piece of scholarly work, and contact information for 3 references.

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Willis Jenkins, the chair of the search committee, [email protected]

For questions regarding the application process, please contact, Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, [email protected]

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Posted: 10/13/2018
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