Category: Religious Studies and Theology; +1
Employer actively encourages applications from military-connected professionals
School: Harvard Divinity School / Department/Area: Center for the Study of World Religions
The Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School invites applications for a one-year paid postdoctoral fellowship as part of the Transcendence and Transformation (T&T) Database. The candidate will work under the supervision of the Director of the Center, Professor Charles Stang, and in close collaboration with the Research Associate for the T&T Database. Please see the CSWR website at this link for this before applying.
The appointment will begin on August 1, 2023 and end July 31, 2024. There is potential for a renewed appointment pending progress and funding.
Candidates will pursue a research project in Asian Religious Traditions that aligns with the Center’s « Transcendence and Transformation » Initiative. We are especially interested in candidates with an expertise in Asian Tantra, and who bring a history of religions or philosophical approach to their research. The primary tradition and research focus is open. Preference will be given to those candidates who are conversant with traditions beyond their own primary specialization.
The candidate will also work closely with the Research Associate for the T&T Database. The database will offer a comprehensive online encyclopedia of mysticism and assemble an archive of primary source experience reports from across time and place. The candidate will help compile a list of potential subjects in Asian religious traditions, solicit and review encyclopedia entries from scholars in the field, and participate in the development of the conceptual structure and design of the T&T Database and website. Preference will be given to candidates with a previous experience in digital and/or public humanities, and have skills in digital research and visualization techniques within their research field.
The Fellowship will be based at the CSWR. Candidates are expected to reside in the Massachusetts or New England-area and in commuting distance from the CSWR for the duration of the fellowship.
Applicants should demonstrate the following qualifications:
(1) Completed advanced degree in a relevant field (completed PhD or ThD by the time of appointment, not more than five years from the degree)
(2) A research project that fits within the initiative
(3) Evidence of publications relevant to that research project
(4) Evidence of an ability to work independently and collaboratively
Experience and/or training in the public or digital humanities.
Applications (through this online system only) are welcome and must be received by May 31, 2023 : https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=178377869
Please also review this CSWR website for more information:
Please submit the following materials with your application:
(1) Curriculum vitae
(2) Cover Letter
(3) Description of research project (maximum of 500 words)
(4) Writing sample (e.g. published article or chapter)
(5) Names and email addresses of three references
Applicants may contact Gosia Sklodowska, Associate Director of the CSWR, with any questions regarding the position.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Minimum Number of References Required: 3
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.