Job Posting: South Asian Religions and Gender, Concordia University

The Department of Religions and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level, working in the fields of gender and South Asian religions, with a specialization in Hinduism. The ideal candidate will have an excellent research profile and appropriate abilities in Indian languages.  Filling this position allows us to support graduate studies in the area of South Asian religions. The successful candidate will, therefore, have teaching experience and the ability to mentor graduate students. He or she will also complement existing strengths in Asian religions and women, gender and sexuality studies in the Department.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, which is a diverse and exciting city, ranked one of the best cities for overall quality of living in North America.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness if applicable, a diversity and inclusion statement, and a sample of published research. Candidates should also have three letters of reference emailed directly to the address below. All application materials should be sent directly via email to:

Subject Line: South Asia Position

Munit Merid, Assistant to the Chair

Department of Religions and Cultures

Concordia University

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd.

H3G 1M8

Email: Munit.Merid (at) concordia.ca

https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/religions-cultures

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor for August 1, 2020 however, appointments at a higher rank will be considered. Applications should be received by Monday, October 28th, 2019. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Carly Daniel-Hughes, Chair of the Department of Religions and Cultures: Carly.DanielHughes (at) concordia.ca

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Candidates should indicate whether or not they are Canadians or Permanent Residents of Canada in their application. Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their application. Candidates are also invited to disclose career interruptions or personal circumstances affecting their career progression.

Applicants who anticipate requiring accommodations throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at vpfid (at) concordia.ca or by phone at 514-848-2424 ext. 4323.

AAUW Short Term Research Publication Grant

The AAUW has announced a “Short Term Research Publication Grants” Program to provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication, with awards of $6000 to support work on a publication that can be completed in 8 weeks.

ELIGIBILITY

  • American Fellowships are not open to previous recipients of any AAUW national fellowship or grant (not including branch or local awards or Community Action Grants). Members and officers of the AAUW Board of Directors are not eligible to apply for fellowships and grant awards. AAUW staff or volunteers with decision-making authority who wish to apply for an award must recuse themselves from the decision-making process.
  • American Fellowship candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • American Fellowships are open to women scholars in all fields of study.
  • Short-Term Research Publication Grants applicants must hold a Ph.D., Ed.D., D.B.A., M.F.A., J.D., M.D., D.M.D., D.V.M., D.S.W., or M.P.H. at the time of application.
  • Tenured professors are not eligible.
  • The grants are for tenure-track, part-time, and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers at universities.
  • Scholars with strong publication records should seek funding elsewhere.
  • Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final manuscript preparation. While many recipients, especially full-time faculty members, will use the awards during the summer, recipients may use the funds at any time during the fellowship year.
  • All applicants must demonstrate that the support will result in a reduction of their ongoing work-related activities.
  • The grants are not for preliminary research. Activities undertaken during the grant period can include drafting, editing, or modifying manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication.
  • The publication must be original and cannot be co-authored.
  • Applicants may not apply for another AAUW national fellowship or grant in the same year.

The application deadline is November 1, 2019.

For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/american-fellowships/af-research-publication-grants-application/

Fellowship, Sacred Writes/Bitch Media Partnership

Sacred Writes is now accepting applications from scholars for up to two funded partnerships with Bitch Media. These three-month fellowships are modeled on Bitch Media’s Fellowships for Writers program. The goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist, activist, and pop culture media. All fellows will work under the guidance of Bitch cofounder Andi Zeisler. Applicants must have graduate level training in religious studies, theology, biblical studies, or a related field and be able to work in one of four subject areas: sexual politics, pop culture criticism, technology, or global feminism. This partnership is open to faculty, independent scholars, and graduate students. Deadline for applications is 1 November 2019.

ABOUT BITCH MEDIA

Bitch Media’s mission is to provide and encourage an engaged, thoughtful feminist response to mainstream media and culture. Bitch Media is in print with Bitch magazine, online at bitchmedia.org, on the air with the Popaganda and Backtalk podcasts, and on campuses around the world via Bitch on Campus. Bitch seeks to be a fresh, revitalizing voice in contemporary feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments and refuses to ignore the contradictory and often uncomfortable realities of life in an unequivocally gendered world. Bitch Media has a broad reach, with a community that has grown to over 6 million readers around the globe.

DURATION

Two three-month cycles are available in 2020:

  • March 1 – May 30
  • June 1 – August 31

Please specify on your application which you are available for.

SCOPE

Fellows will work in one of four subject areas during their fellowship period:

  • Sexual politics
  • Pop culture criticism
  • Technology
  • Global feminism

During the three-month fellowship, fellows will produce a minimum of four online articles (1800- 2000 words) for Bitch Media in the topic area of their fellowship. These pieces can take a variety of forms: reported, analytical, advocacy-focused, and even infographic. The partnership includes biweekly discussions (by phone or Zoom if fellows cannot meet in person) with the fellowship director and other members of the Bitch Media staff. Scholars will receive mentorship and support in creating, shaping, and editing articles and online pieces. Sacred Writes will provide a $2000 stipend for the three-month fellowship for each scholar partnered with Bitch Media.

For more information, and to apply, visit https://www.sacred-writes.org/bitch-media

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Fellowships at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics

Postdoctoral Research Associates in Religion and Politics

 

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to four postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Eligible applicants must complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2020, and have completed it no earlier than January 1, 2015. In exceptional cases a qualified applicant holding a J.D., without the Ph.D., may be considered. Research associates will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing for their own projects. They will also serve the intellectual life of the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics through participation in its biweekly interdisciplinary seminar and events hosted by the Center. Their teaching responsibilities will include: 1) developing one course per year to complement and contribute to the Center’s curricular offerings, and 2) possibly assisting in one additional course each year (depending on the particular teaching needs of the Center). Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

 

Required Qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate in religious studies, politics, anthropology, law, philosophy, theology, American studies, history, area studies, sociology, or another relevant field. Scholars should be engaged in projects centrally concerned with religion and politics in the United States, historically or in the present day.

 

Application Instructions: Applicants must send all of the following information as a single pdf file to the Center at rap@wustl.edu:

 

  • Cover letter including an overview of the postdoctoral research project
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Relevant writing sample (25-35 pages)
  • Two undergraduate course proposals (a summary paragraph for each will suffice)

 

Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to rap@wustl.edu.

 

Applications are due in full by December 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified of fellowship decisions by March 2, 2020. For more information, contact the Center at (314) 935-9345 or via e-mail at rap@wustl.edu.

 

Salary: $50,000

 

 

(For full disclosure: Fannie Bialek is both an editor of this site and the director of fellows at the Danforth Center.)

Job Opening: Research Associate, Harvard Divinity School/Women’s Studies in Religion Program

Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2020-21 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program.  Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed.  Salary for 2020-21 will be $60,000.   Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2019.  Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2019.  Please see the website (http://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply) for more information.

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 Applicants: Book Review Editor for Body and Religion

We are seeking applicants for the role of Book Review Editor for the journal, Body and Religion, published since 2017 by Equinox. Two issues a year are published with approximately 4-6 book reviews each. Reviews should be 1000-2000 words in length and refrain from notes. They are published “open access” on the Equinox site. The book review editor is responsible for maintaining a list of newly published books relevant to our readership, soliciting and maintaining communication with reviewers, editing reviews, and serving as a liaison between the press and the journal to ask for review copies to be mailed to reviewers and sending follow up copies of reviews once published to the marketing division of publication houses. Coordination between the editorial team, board members and Equinox is expected.

 

This important opportunity to shape scholarly discourse about religious embodiment is open to all tenure-track and independent scholarly ranks. We are seeking an applicant to serve at minimum for 2-3 years with clear communication skills, editing expertise, and organizational capacities for maintaining logistics around review cycles between editors and reviewers. Applicant should be familiar with the field of body and religion in order to know whom to contact about writing book reviews. They may also be asked to review regular article submissions in alignment with their expertise.

 

The book review editor receives a free subscription to the journal and an Equinox author discount of 35% on other titles. Their affiliated university library would also receive an institutional discount for their subscription to the journal. While most books are sent directly to reviewers from the press, postage costs for books sent by the editor are covered by Equinox.

 

All interested applicants may send a letter of interest and C.V. to Dr. Katherine Zubko, Editor of Body and Religion, by July 30, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Zubko at kzubko@unca.edu. More information about the journal may be found below.

 

Body and Religion is an internationally peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal devoted to all issues of body and religion. We welcome English-language submissions from scholars who use diverse methodologies and approaches, ranging from traditional to innovative, to explore issues of “body” as a fundamental analytical category in the study of religion. We seek to publish the widest possible diversity of critical inquiry into the relationships between all manner of bodies; concepts of “body,” and both traditional and alternative religious traditions, popular culture, literature, the arts, psychology, philosophy, the natural sciences, national and social movements, gender and sexuality, modification and transformation, underground/alternative culture, time periods, and regions.

The journal provides a forum for the study of all manner of ancient and contemporary practices, concerns, ideals, and connections or disconnections between body and religion. Essays and analyses are capable of being delivered on a multi-media platform, assisting in examining performances, rituals, and other topics that are not easily captured in print. However, alternate and innovative presentations must include a significant written portion for print, while corresponding extra color art, video, and other media will be included on the journal website and in other electronic forms.

Body and Religion considers submissions from both established scholars and research students. All articles are refereed.