Two Open-Rank Positions in Race, Religion, and the African Diaspora Boston College’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites applications for two open-rank, open field core faculty positions in race, religion, and the African Diaspora, to begin in August 2017.

There will be two jointly appointed positions, one in the Department of Theology and the other in another cooperating department. In theology, we are seeking a scholar with competency in systematic/constructive theology, ethics, comparative theology, liberation theology, feminist theology, or black theology. For the second position, we are seeking a scholar in fields such as religion, religious studies, African diaspora studies, history, art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, comparative literature, ethnic studies, and women’s and gender studies who specializes in the religious experiences of African-descended people. We envision successful candidates teaching classes such as Introduction to African and African Diaspora Religions; Religion in Africa; Varieties of Black Religious Experience; Race, Religion, and Social Justice; and Introduction to Black Theology.

The AADS Program has six core faculty members and twelve affiliate faculty members working in English, History, Communication, Sociology, Theology, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Philosophy. In 2016-2017, we will also be searching for another core faculty member who specializes in African American Literature and Culture to be jointly appointed with the English Department. Successful candidates will have an active research and publication profile, a record demonstrating excellence in teaching, and PhD or the equivalent in a relevant field by August 2017.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vita
  • a writing sample of no more than 30 pages
  • three letters of recommendation

Applicants must be submitted via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the positions are filled.

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