Associate Professor, Black Feminist and Womanist Theology, School of Divinity

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Job location: Winston Salem, NC

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-09
Req: R0003131
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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s School of Divinity in collaboration with the Program in African American Studies invites applications for a tenured faculty position in religion, Black feminist studies, and womanist theology at the associate or full professor level beginning July 1, 2022. We especially welcome candidates with particular research and teaching interests in environmental studies, sustainability, and/or ecological well-being to support and enhance our commitment to issues related to food, health, and ecology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the COMPASS Initiative® Faith Coordinating Center; Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability; Center for Research, Engagement and Collaboration in African American Life; and other academic programs and initiatives. We seek exceptional candidates who have a commitment to transformative intellectual leadership and to excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. in religious studies, theology, African American/Africana Studies, or a relevant field in the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences is required.

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Wake Forest University actively embraces diversity and inclusivity and welcomes applicants with a demonstrated commitment to and success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EEO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

Wake Forest University School of Divinity is a graduate, professional school that is Christian by tradition, Baptist in heritage, and ecumenical in outlook. Consistent with Wake Forest’s commitment to academic excellence and in the spirit of the University motto, Pro Humanitate, the School of Divinity prepares leaders informed by a theological understanding of vocation. The Master of Divinity (MDiv) program encourages students to explore the richhistories and traditions of Christianity, to understand the fast-evolving social and religious landscapes of North Carolina, the U.S., and the world, and to gain awareness and practicalexperience of the issues facing churches in their local and global contexts. For consecutive years, the Divinity School has been selected as one of the “Seminaries that Change theWorld” by the Center for Faith and Service.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, visit

A complete application will include a letter of application that addresses the candidate’s teaching practices in support of an inclusive learning environment, research, and community engagement, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (published article or selection from current research project), and a list of five professional references. References will be contacted only for short-listed candidates with prior approval. Review of applications will begin by April 16, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file via the University’s career website at: You may also send

a hard copy of the application to Professor Derek Hicks, Search Committee Chair, Wake Forest University, School of Divinity, P.O. Box 1709, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Inquiries about the position may be sent to Professor Derek Hicks (

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In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

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Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.




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Posted: 3/10/2021
Application Due: 6/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time