Professor of Divinity

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
02 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Description

The Faculty of Divinity at Harvard University intends to make a tenured appointment to the Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity. We seek a scholar whose work addresses issues of contemporary Christian morality, ethics, and values within the context of global religious pluralism and diversity. Candidates may work in any discipline or field that engages such issues constructively, including those in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates must be able to contribute to the design and teaching of a curriculum in religion, ethics, and politics. They should employ forms of analysis that address race, gender, sexuality, and social location.

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute more generally to the Divinity School’s degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity curriculum, while sharing in the School’s intellectual life. The candidate will also teach undergraduate and Ph.D. students of the Study of Religion in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Special Instructions

Letters of nomination may be sent to the Niebuhr Search Committee, c/o Traci Kasperbauer, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, or via email to niebuhrsearch@hds.harvard.edu. Candidates should submit both a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae. In these or in separate documents, they should describe plans for research and teaching. Preference is given to submissions at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu, though applications may also be submitted by regular post or electronic mail to the addresses given above. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016.

Contact Information

Matthew B. Turner, Department Administrator, Office of Academic Affairs

Traci Kasperbauer, Search Office Assistant, Office of Academic Affairs

Contact Email niebuhrsearch@hds.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

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