Institution: Harvard Divinity School
Country: United States
City (Metropolitan Area): Boston -- MA
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Research
Study Levels: Post-Doctoral
Application Deadline: October 15, 2018
Every year, the Harvard Divinity School selects five candidates for full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty positions in its exemplary Women’s Studies in Religion program. This program is designed for women who are proposing book-length research projects that have either religion or gender as central themes.
Research associates must remain in full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School while they are undergoing their proposed research projects. These associates will meet on a regular basis to discuss nay research in progress. Associates must also teach one-semester courses related to the research project, and also plan to present their research in a public lecture series.
Any applicants who have doctorates in the field of religion, or those who have primary competence in other fields related to the humanities, social sciences, or public policy fields, may apply. Candidates should also demonstrate serious interest in religion and related fields.
Applications will be judged based on the quality of their research proposals, as well as any objectives and methods they might have. The project should fit with the center’s research priorities and be applicable to the study of religion, gender, and the progression of its field. Applicants are also expected to produce a publishable piece of work.
All applicants who intend to apply for 2019-2020 must have received their PhDs by October 1, 2018. Selected candidates will receive an annual salary of $60,000 for a full-time, ten-month appointment. Candidates will also receive full health benefits and some reimbursement of accrued expenses.
To apply, interested individuals should log on to the WSRP online application and submit a completed application form along with other required documents. These include a description of the proposed research project in no more than 1,250 words, the title and description of a women’s studies course related to the project, a description of the candidates’ background in women’s studies, a curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. The writing sample may be either a chapter or article, so long as it is electronic format.
Two letters of recommendation must also be submitted. All materials are due no later than October 15, 2018.
To learn more and apply, click here.