Harvard Position in Ministry Studies

Harvard Divinity School seeks to make a junior, tenure-track appointment in Ministry Studies focused on the practices of preaching and worship. We seek a scholar who brings these practices into conversation with another field or fields in the study of religion, including (but not limited to) theology, the study of religious texts, ritual theory, social theory in relation to religious communities, religion and the arts, and the study of gender and sexuality. The scholar appointed to this position will be expected to contribute to the preparation of students for ministry and to participate actively in the ongoing integration of the study of pastoral practices with the broader study of religion.

Applicants are required to hold a doctoral degree by July 1, 2013. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Applicants should also be competent in the appropriate research languages, be able to teach and advise at the doctoral and master’s levels, and be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. In addition to students in the Divinity School, the successful candidate will also teach undergraduates and doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Applications should be made online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. A cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample, proof of doctoral degree, and three letters of reference are required of all candidates. Review of applications will begin October 19, 2012, and will conclude by November 9, 2012. Initial interviews for candidates will be held at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 17-20, 2012. Applicants may contact Matthew B. Turner, Faculty and Academic Affairs Coordinator, Harvard Divinity School, with any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system. Inquiries may be made to mssearch@hds.harvard.edu or 617.496.0847.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer and encourages applications from and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates.

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