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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Religion at Stanford University

The Religious Studies Department and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of American Religion with a focus on ethnicity and race. Candidates must have completed their PhD by August 31, 2012. Application deadline: October 3, 2011.

In particular, the search is seeking a scholar whose work centers on the study of religious traditions, practices, and institutions among ethnic and racial groups in the United States. A successful candidate will be expected to contribute to one or more of the department's current areas of strength and to teach and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Appointment will start on September 1, 2012. Courses will include broad surveys introducing students to the study of religion in America and at least two courses that will focus on race, ethnicity, and religion developed in cooperation with the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. The person appointed will be expected to interact with faculty and students who work in a variety of fields and methodologies both in Religious Studies and in the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. by August 31, 2012.
Please send a letter of application and your dossier, which should include a CV, a statement of research and teaching interests, any available evidence of teaching ability, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a short writing sample to:
American Religion Search Committee
Dept. of Religious Studies, Bldg. 70
450 Serra mall
Stanford, CA
Most of the preliminary interviews will be held between 10/19 and 10/22 at the AAR. Applications received by October 3, 2011 will be assured of consideration.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions.