The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Religious Studies and Material/Visual Culture. The search committee is especially interested in Material/Visual Culture specialists with research experience in Africa and the African Diaspora, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East. Time period and sub-specialization are open. The successful candidate for this new faculty position should have a compelling and original research agenda and a commitment to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of Religious Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University. Recent Graduates are particularly welcome to apply. The successful candidate will participate in the departments undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a semester system.
The University of Pennsylvania is a private research university and a member of the Ivy League. Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/264 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation. The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 15th, 2014. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. The Department of Religious Studies is strongly committed to Penns Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for more information see: http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.