The Department of Religion at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Religions of the Americas, beginning in the fall of 2015. We seek someone with expertise in non-Christian Native American traditions and/or Afro-Diasporic traditions (such as Lukumí/Santería, Candomble, or Vodou). Within the Americas, geographical area of specialization is open. We invite specialists who look at a particular region or examine transnational connections throughout the American hemisphere (including North, Central, South America and the Caribbean). We particularly welcome candidates who focus on the Americas before 1900. An ability to teach American Christianity is appreciated, but not required.
Candidates may specialize in a range of disciplinary methodologies, but their approach to the study of religion should complement those of other faculty in the department. Candidates will be expected to develop courses in their areas of specialization and periodically to teach the theory and methods survey and senior seminar for the department. Ph.D. should be in hand or expected by September 2015.
Please submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses and teaching vision, and three letters of reference by October 1, 2014. Cover letter should speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. All materials should be addressed to Professor Jason Josephson, Chair, Department of Religion and must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position: https://apply.interfolio.com/25655. Fax and e-mail applications will not be accepted.
All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
Fall of 2015
October 1, 2014