Job Opening: Theology, University of Chicago Divinity School

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) in Theology (e.g., constructive theology, systematic theology, historical theology, theological ethics, ethnographic theology), for an appointment date of July 1, 2020.  Rank and salary are open. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

The Divinity School has a distinctive theological tradition, one in which theology seeks to be a full partner in the University’s broader conversations; theologians here thus aim to contribute something to these conversations, just as they expect to be informed and challenged by them.  We look to carry on this tradition by hiring theologian(s) whose contributions are engaged with scholarship on women, theology, and religion; this scholarship may include womanist theology, mujerista theology, Asian feminist theology, or other varieties of feminist theology, just as it may include work on gender and/or intersectionality. Ideal candidates will have a compelling research agenda that engages such scholarship and promises original and significant work in the field; can teach courses on this scholarship and advise students who are interested in drawing on it; and are willing and able to engage in interdisciplinary conversation with other scholars of religion and other fields within the University.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students; Master’s students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in Theology or a related course of study by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closedApplicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi, 5) a statement articulating future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages.  If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/66476. If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger (at) uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.  Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity (at) uchicago.edu with their request.

Call for Papers: 2019 Feminist Theologies Conference: Power, Authority, Love

2019 Feminist Theologies Conference

Friday October 11 – Saturday October 12, 2019

Pilgrim Theological College, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Confirmed plenary presentations:

  • Reverend Dr Seforosa Caroll (Sydney),
  • Reverend Dr Sally Douglas (Melbourne),
  • Dr Janice McRandal (Brisbane).
  • Professor Nicola Slee (Birmingham and Amsterdam),
  • Janette Gray RSM Lecture by Nicola Slee at 7.30pm on Friday 11 October

Call for Papers

Power, Authority, Love: Writing, Rites, and Right

We warmly invite scholars, activists, artists and other practitioners to explore and expound feminist understandings of power, authority and love, both as distinct concepts or experiences and in the interrelatedness. The scope of papers is broad. Diverse contributions will, however, be connected through one of three lenses:

  1. “writing”—focusing on engagement with feminist theological work on power, authority or love;
  2. “rites”—focusing on ritual expressions of power, authority or love informed by feminist theology;
  3. “right”—focusing on getting power, authority or love “right” in practice from feminist perspective.

Presentations of 20 minutes (only and firmly) will be followed by 15 minutes discussion.

How to submit a paper

Proposals of 250 words are due by July 7, 2019, to tfraser (at) divinity.edu.au

Please include your name, academic or other relevant affiliation, paper title, and a statement of how the proposal is related to the conference theme.

Acceptance will be advised by 29 July 2019.

Selected papers will be published after peer review in a special issue of a journal and/or a collection of essays arising from the event.

Visit: https://vox.divinity.edu.au/news/call-for-papers-power-authority-love/?fbclid=IwAR0NGIR7e9VyVzuoOsIDlc8I3jNAka3J7rWSLj9xBlWO-KFtoldDC_vXLwY

Call for Essays: Religion and (Proto)Feminism in Early Modern Women’s Lives and Works, 1500-1800

Call for Papers

There is a tendency among some contemporary feminists to place religion (especially monotheistic religion) and feminism on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum — as belief systems and sets of practices that contend with and / or threaten each other. Feminist activist Gloria Steinem gave voice to such a perspective in an answer to an interview question about what she wished she had been more responsive to over the years. She professed, “What I should have been more in an uproar about is monotheism and religion…I mean, religion is, too often, politics you’re not supposed to talk about,” though she clarifies she is open to the more “democratic” category of “spirituality.” The “feminist and trade union activist” Cath Elliott is more explicit about her belief that religion is hostile to the feminist cause, “Christianity is and always has been antithetical to women’s freedom and equality, but it’s certainly not alone in this. Whether it’s one of the world’s major faiths or an off-the-wall cult, religion means one thing and one thing only for those women unfortunate enough to get caught up in it: oppression. It’s the patriarchy made manifest, male-dominated, set up by men to protect and perpetuate their power.”

In this interdisciplinary collection, we wish to evaluate, from a historical perspective, the statements made by Steinem and Elliott (among others) on the relationship between religion and (proto) feminism, particularly Elliott’s claim that “Christianity is and always has been antithetical to women’s freedom and equality.” We will accomplish this end by closely analyzing the lives and works of women creating cultural artifacts in Britain and the Americas between 1500 and 1800 — that is between the Renaissance and the inception of the Romantic period. Essays that take into account the intersectionality of women’s identities and works in this historical span are particularly welcome.

In writing their essays, contributors will be expected to pay close attention to the material culture in which women lived and produced a range of works (poetry, plays, prose, drawings, paintings, sculpture, musical compositions, etc.). They will also be asked to draw on the growing body of scholarship on feminism and religion that complicates or troubles (but does not necessarily disprove) the view that feminism and religion are antithetical forces.

300-500-word proposals, along with a CV, should be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Holly Faith Nelson, Professor and Chair of English and Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute, Trinity Western University, on or before 30 September 2019.

Strong interest in the collection has been expressed by a university press for the series on Early Modern Feminisms.

Contact Info:

Dr. Holly Faith Nelson, Department of English and Creative Writing, Trinity Western University

Contact Email:
holly.nelson (at) twu.ca

Call for Applications: Theology as Interdisciplinary Inquiry, A Writing Workshop for Early Career Scholars

March 2 – April 8, 2020

The Center of Theological Inquiry published Theology as Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Learning with the Natural and Human Sciences in 2017. This volume distills the insights of three interdisciplinary inquiries at CTI in dialogue with anthropology, psychology, and law. Building on this project, the Center welcomes applications from early career scholars—doctoral, post-doctoral, and pre-tenure— who address the methodological question of theology as interdisciplinary inquiry in their own current research.

Applicants must submit a draft thesis/book chapter or a draft article for a peer-reviewed journal on any interdisciplinary theological topic which they would revise as work-in-progress during this full time, intensive writing workshop over six weeks in Princeton. Members of the Writing Workshop work daily in adjacent offices at the Center’s Luce Hall, Monday to Thursday. They present their work in progress in weekly seminars and enjoy daily lunches with the CTI research community. The Center provides furnished housing for workshop members, who must cover all other living costs, including travel.

To apply online by the deadline of May 31, 2019 go to ctinquiry.org/Apply

Questions to apply(at)ctinquiry.org

The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty 2019

Call for Applicants: The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty 2019.

The American Studies Association’s Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies calls for submissions to the seventh annual Gloria E. Anzaldúa Award for Independent Scholars, Contingent or Community College Faculty. This award honors Anzaldúa’s outstanding career as an independent scholar and her labor as contingent faculty, along with her groundbreaking contributions to scholarship to feminist, women of color and queer theory. The award includes a lifetime membership in the ASA, a lifetime electronic subscription to American Quarterly, and $500. Applicants must work in American studies or a related field and work as independent scholars and/or as faculty at community colleges or in a contingent capacity (i.e., as part-time or full-time non-ladder-rank or non-tenure-track instructors, adjuncts, or lecturers). Graduate students are ineligible.

Applicants must submit the following: a cover letter (two pages maximum), a two-page vita; and an essay/paper which does not exceed 25 pages, including end notes and bibliography, and which fulfills one of the following criteria: unpublished, accepted for publication, or published in 2017 or 2018. Relevant submissions will demonstrate an affinity with Anzaldua’s oeuvre, vision, or political commitments and should address connections among some or all the following categories: race, ethnicity, citizenship, class, gender, sexuality, and dis/ability. Please address this affinity in your cover letter.

Please submit your application electronically by MAY 15, 2019, to the committee co-chair, Samantha Pinto (asagenderandsexuality (at) gmail.com). Late submissions will not be accepted. The winner will be contacted regarding arrangements to attend the annual meeting of the association to be held November 7-10, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawai’i, where they will be announced as the awardee at the Generational Gifts Brunch (cosponsored by the Committee on Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Critical Ethnic Studies Committee, the Minority Scholars Committee, and the Students Committee).

Visit: https://www.theasa.net/awards/committee-caucus-awards-prizes/gloria-e-anzaldúa-award

Job Posting: Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow in Autonomy (Australian Catholic University’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry)

  • Full-time, Research appointment, five-year fixed-term
  • Based at ACU’s Melbourne Campus

Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry (IRCI) seeks candidates of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement with expertise in Autonomy, broadly conceived, to contribute to the five-year project, Redeeming Autonomy: Vulnerability and Rationality.

Successful applicants will join a vibrant research environment and work collegially and collaboratively to build their own research profile of high-quality publications, and contribute to team projects within their areas of specialisation and across traditional disciplinary boundaries. Research Fellows and Senior Research Fellows have a primary focus on research, but some teaching, especially of graduate students may be part of the role.

ACU’s IRCI is a research Institute which promotes collaborative research on religion and critical thought from multiple disciplinary perspectives, including philosophy, theology, history, and literature. It explores the inter-relationships between philosophy, religion and their cultural contexts, and contributes to contemporary theological, philosophical, social, and political debates.

The Redeeming Autonomy project seeks to make a strategic intervention in the academic and cultural debate around the concept of ‘autonomy’. The project has two principle dimensions, which it seeks to bring into a fruitful relationship: the conceptual and historical; and the contextual and applied. Applications are invited from candidates whose research addresses an aspect of one, or both, of these strands of the project.

ACU is an inclusive community that welcomes students and staff of all faiths and no faith. It enrolls more than 35,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield (Sydney). As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

Remuneration: Research Fellow salary starts at $98,407 + 17% employer superannuation contribution. Senior Research Fellow starts at $123,300 + 17% employer superannuation contribution. In addition, the roles attract a research allowance.

How to Apply:

To apply for this role, visit https://www.timeshighereducation.com/unijobs/en-us/listing/138266/research-fellow-senior-research-fellow-in-autonomy/.

Please consult the Position Description, and address the selection criteria. Please also submit a research sample and a CV, including contact details for three professional referees.

As the Application Form does not have an option specifically to upload Research Samples, please ensure these are uploaded to the “Letter of Application” field in Page 4 of the form.

General enquiries about the role, eligibility, the Program and Institute, and working at ACU Melbourne can be directed to Dr David Kirchhoffer (David.Kirchhoffer (at) acu.edu.au).

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit www.acu.edu.au/careers

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 13 March 2019

Dissertation Completion Fellowship at Haverford College: Gender & Sexuality Studies with Focus in Visual Studies

The John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities at Haverford College invites applications for a one-year Dissertation Completion Fellowship to begin Fall 2019 in gender and sexuality studies with a focus in visual studies.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching interests engage other programs at the College, including Africana Studies, Health Studies, and Peace, Justice, and Human Rights. The successful candidate will teach a one/one course load: one advanced course in their research area and a second course at the introductory level. The fellowship comes with a competitive salary, health benefits, and funds for research and travel.

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two course proposals (one page max), a one-page timeline outlining how the applicant plans to complete the written portion of the dissertation by June 30, 2020, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and two confidential letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the applicant’s dissertation advisor attesting to the applicant’s ability to complete the dissertation on schedule, submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/58658 no later than February 15, 2019.

Questions can be directed to Ken Koltun-Fromm (kkoltunf [at] haverford.edu)

John B. Hurford ’60 Center for the Arts and Humanities

Haverford College, Haverford, PA 19041

Visit: https://www.haverford.edu/provost/news/dissertation-completion-fellowship-haverford-college-2019-2020