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Assistant Professor, American Religion

The Religion Department of Barnard College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of American religion. The area of specialization (e.g., historical period, geographical region, theoretical/methodological approach) is open, but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose work situates the study of American religion in transnational perspective. Ph.D. in religion or a related field is required. The successful candidate will be conversant with broad questions that currently animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns, and will contribute to Barnard’s interdisciplinary American Studies program. 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 teaching philosophy and research interests; a current c.v.; a short writing sample (e.g., a published article, a dissertation chapter, or the like); teaching evaluations (if available); and 3 letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching excellence and a serious research program are essential. Applicants should submit application materials as pdf files to http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/918. Review of applications begins October 1, 2014.

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.