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July 18, 2013

HDS 2014-15 Research Associate Search


The Women’s Studies in Religion Program at Harvard Divinity School announces its 2014-15 search. Five scholars will be appointed to spend a year working on a book-length research project advancing our knowledge of religion and gender.

Research Associates and Visiting Faculty

Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2014-15 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Research proposals should utilize both religion and gender as central categories of analysis. They may address women and religion in any time, place or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences.

Research Associates are required to be in full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School while carrying out their proposed research projects during the 2014-15 academic year. Associates meet together regularly for collective discussion of research in progress; each Associate teaches a one-semester course related to the research project; and the Associates present their research in a public lecture series and at an annual conference.

Positions are open to candidates with doctorates in the fields of religion and in other humanities, social science, and public policy fields who demonstrate a serious interest in religion and hold appropriate degrees in those fields. Selection criteria emphasize: the quality of the applicant’s research prospectus, outlining objectives and methods; its fit with the Program’s research priorities; the significance of the contribution of the proposed research to the study of religion, gender, and to its field; and an agreement to produce a publishable piece of work. Priority will go to book projects for which most research has been completed. Applicants must have received the Ph.D. by October 1, 2013. Applications from those whose degrees have not yet been awarded will not be considered.

Salary for 2014-15 will be $55,000. The appointment is full-time, lasting ten months, and includes health benefits and reimbursement of some expenses.

Application Procedure
For information and access to our online application, please visit our website: www.hds.harvard.edu/wsrp. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY OCTOBER 15, 2013. If you are unable to access or complete the online application, please contact Tracy Wall at (617) 495-5705 or wsrp@hds.harvard.edu. Announcement of Research Associate appointments for 2014-15 will be made in March 2014.

Posted by bkohlerk at July 18, 2013 02:36 PM