“...it might well be said that one’s education is not complete without a study of comparative religion or the history of religion.”
United States Supreme Court Justices Clark and Goldberg
in Abingdon v. Schempp
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania offers a wide range of courses, undergraduate Majors and Minors, and a renowned PhD program. With particular strengths in the study of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and the African-American religious experience, it emphasizes historical and critical approaches, as well as interdisciplinary exploration within and beyond Religious Studies.
Job listing: Assistant Professor in Religion and Material Culture with a Focus on Latin America, the Caribbean and/or the “Black Atlantic” Region [deadline extended to November 20]
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Religious Studies and Material/Visual Culture. The search committee is interested in specialists with research experience in the Latin American, Caribbean, and/or “Black Atlantic” region (including West Africa) either in the contemporary period or the pre-or-post-colonial period. The successful candidate should have a broad and deep knowledge of the sources and languages of the region. Attention to interactions and influences between Latin American, Caribbean, and/or the Black Atlantic thought and culture and other religious traditions, language groups, and geographical regions, historically and/or into the present, is welcome. The 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. The successful candidate will participate in the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a semester system.
Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/53 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation. The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 15th, 2013, and will continue 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 establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Females/Individuals with disabilities/Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Department of Religious Studies • Philadelphia, PA. 19104-6304