Research Associate and Lecturer

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Working Title: Research Associate and Lecturer

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Religious Studies

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 11-27-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Post-doctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in Religious Studies, with a specialization in late antique Christianity for the 2019-2020 academic year. The anticipated start date is August 25, 2019.

We seek a candidate who is conversant with and has a demonstrated research agenda in the history, literatures and cultures of Christianity from the second to eighth centuries c.e. This position works closely with colleagues in the department's Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity area and, as such, the candidate should have a grounding in the religions of the Greco-Roman world. Additional capacities in one or more of the following are desirable: art and material culture; gender studies; race studies; and/or literary theory.

Candidates must have a PhD in Religious Studies or a related discipline by the appointment start date. Preference will be given to candidates who possess the ability to teach Syriac and/or Coptic language and literature. The successful candidate will teach three courses over the course of the academic year and be expected to carry on a program of research.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624491. Complete a Candidate Profile online and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, unofficial transcript, and contact information for three references. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Professors Karl Shuve and Janet Spittler, Co-Chairs, Search Committee, [email protected]

For priority consideration, all materials must be received by January 15, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will take place via video conference.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professors Karl Shuve or Janet Spittler, Co-Chairs, Search Committee, [email protected]

Questions regarding the application process in [email protected] should be directed to Richard Haverstrom at [email protected]

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. We also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university's research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.

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Posted: 11/28/2018
Application Due: 1/4/2019
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