Adjunct Position for Teaching One Course on "Early Christian Bodies"

Massachusetts, United States
07 May 2019
End of advertisement period
04 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time


Harvard Divinity School

Position Description

Harvard Divinity School seeks to appoint an adjunct instructor/lecturer to teach one course on “Early Christian Bodies” to be offered in the Fall 2019 semester.

The course should focus on how Christians in the early centuries imagined the bodies of humans and of other beings. The selected writings should be historically contextualized and connected to broader theoretical issues in the study of religion.

Applicants will submit a sample syllabus indicating which texts they intend to include in the course and how they plan to structure the work in the class.

The course must be open and accessible to the Divinity School’s diverse and multi-religious student body. The appointment title will depend on the finalist’s qualifications.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications:

  1. completed advanced degree (PhD or ABD candidates preferred),
  2. prior experience teaching at the graduate level, and
  3. sensibility to a multi-religious, diverse student body. Publications in the field are desirable, though not required.

Harvard Divinity School does not provide visa sponsorship for adjunct teaching positions. Please note that attorneys representing individuals are not authorized to file visa petitions on behalf of Harvard Divinity School.

Special Instructions

Please also submit the following materials with your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Application letter
  3. List of References
  4. Proposed course description

Contact Information

Applicants may contact Marlon Cummings, Department Administrator for the Office for Academic Affairs at Harvard Divinity School, with any questions regarding the position.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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