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Harvard Divinity School
Junior Position in Science and Religion
Harvard Divinity School invites applications and nominations for a junior, tenure-track appointment in Science and Religion newly endowed by Richard T. Watson. The appointment is intended to advance research and thinking on the interrelations of contemporary science and religion, each broadly defined. Applicants may work on any religious tradition or scientific topic. They may draw on a range of methods and disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology of knowledge, history of science, history of medicine, and philosophy or theology, including ethics. The successful applicant will be able to apply the particular research to critical reflection on current debates about science, religion, and their relations.
Candidates must show promise of distinguished publication in their field and a commitment to excellence in its teaching. They must hold the doctoral degree before assuming the position in the fall semester of 2011. They should be competent in the research languages or methods needed for their area of specialization. They should be able to teach and advise at both doctoral and master's levels. Whatever their research specialty, applicants must be able to participate widely in the Divinity School's degree programs, including its M.Div. program, and be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. In addition to students in the Divinity School, the successful candidate will also teach undergraduates and graduate students of religion in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer and encourages applications from women and/or ethnic minority candidates.
Letters of nomination are welcome. Letters of application, accompanied by a recent curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Watson Search Committee, Matthew B. Turner, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02138. Review of applications will begin August 15, 2010.
Web Address: http://www.hds.harvard.edu/academic/facultysearch/watsonsearch.html