Religious Studies Assistant Professor in Global Christianity

Philadelphia, PA, USA
Oct 06, 2018
Nov 03, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Religious Studies Assistant Professor in Global Christianity

Position Type
Humanities/ History/ Philosophy

Position Description

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Global Christianity in the Premodern World focused on any period between the onset of Islam through the Christianization of the New World. We are especially interested in applicants whose work pursues connections across the Indian or Atlantic Oceans into continents beyond Europe or examines Christianity within a multi-religious environment like the Iberian Peninsula, but the position is open to applications from any sub-field and time period within the parameters described above. The successful candidate for this new faculty position should have a compelling and original research agenda and a commitment to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of Religious Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University. In addition, we are seeking an excellent and enthusiastic teacher to participate in the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. PhD is expected at the time of appointment.

Interested candidates should apply at and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions for submitting letters of recommendation. The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 16th, 2018. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

The Department of Religious Studies is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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