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Harvard University Tenured or Tenure-track Faculty Appointment in African American Religious Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Title Tenured or Tenure-track Faculty Appointment in African American Religious Studies

School Harvard Divinity School


Position Description

Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to appoint a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in African American Religious Studies, with a particular interest in the North American context. We welcome candidates with expertise in any specializations within the field, such as (but not limited to): cultural studies, ethics, gender and sexuality, history, literature, philosophy of religion, politics, social scientific approaches, and/or theology.

The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Religion in Public Life programs, as well as PhD candidates in the Study of Religion in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. They will also have an opportunity to teach undergraduates in Harvard College, and to collaborate with colleagues and students in other departments and schools in the University

Applications must be made online at: Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and in the case of untenured candidates, the names of three references whom the School will contact. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2021, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Letters of nomination are welcomed and should be sent to Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the HDS Faculty Search Office at

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should be familiar with and utilize analyses that address intersecting forms of identity and social power, including race, class, empire, gender, and sexuality. Excellence in teaching and research is required. The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2022.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

It will be the responsibility of untenured applicants to ensure that three references have been uploaded by the referees to their applications.

Tenured applicants do not need to submit references at this time.

Contact Information

Harvard Divinity School Faculty Search Office at

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

HDS is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer, and encourages applications and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 0

Maximum Number of References Allowed 10


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