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Assistant Professor of Religion

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Religion
Job Description Summary

The Religion Department at Barnard seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in indigenous religions. The ideal candidate will be a specialist in Native American or First Nations religion, or in indigenous religions in the Americas. The successful candidate will bring methodological diversity to the department, which currently emphasizes literary, historical, and legal studies of religion. We would particularly welcome a colleague with expertise in ethnographic and/or fieldwork approaches. The successful candidate will also be conversant in the broad questions that animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns. All members of the Barnard Religion Department participate in one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.

Complete applications should include a cover letter addressing research interests and teaching philosophy; a current c.v., a short writing sample (e.g., a published article, a dissertation chapter, or the like no more than 40 pages in length); representative teaching evaluations (if available); and three confidential letters of recommendation. A serious research program is essential, as is evidence of teaching excellence.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017. Please submit applications via the Barnard College faculty positions portal at [http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2935], and referees will be prompted to submit their letters directly via the same portal.

Type of Position Faculty
Department Religion
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Number 2017 -00043- F

Position Summary Information

Essential Duties Summary

Please see position description above.

Required Qualification Summary

Specialization in Native American or First Nations religion, or in indigenous religions in the Americas. The successful candidate will bring methodological diversity to the department, which currently emphasizes literary, historical, and legal studies of religion. We would particularly welcome a colleague with expertise in ethnographic and/or fieldwork approaches. The successful candidate will also be conversant in the broad questions that animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns.

Preferred Qualification Summary
Salary Range

Posting Detail Information

Quick Link http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2935
EEO Statement

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Open Date 07/11/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Additional Information

The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017. Please submit applications via the Barnard College faculty positions portal at [http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2935], and referees will be prompted to submit their letters directly via the same portal.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Student Evaluations