The Religion Department at Barnard seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in indigenous religions. The ideal candidate will be a specialist in Native American or First Nations religion, or in indigenous religions in the Americas. The successful candidate will bring methodological diversity to the department, which currently emphasizes literary, historical, and legal studies of religion. We would particularly welcome a colleague with expertise in ethnographic and/or fieldwork approaches. The successful candidate will also be conversant in the broad questions that animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns. All members of the Barnard Religion Department participate in one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.
Complete applications should include a cover letter addressing research interests and teaching philosophy; a current c.v., a short writing sample (e.g., a published article, a dissertation chapter, or the like no more than 40 pages in length); representative teaching evaluations (if available); and three confidential letters of recommendation. A serious research program is essential, as is evidence of teaching excellence.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 13, 2017 and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Please submit applications via the Barnard College faculty positions portal; referees will be prompted to submit their letters directly via the same portal.
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