Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Politics, John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University, St. Louis (Etats-Unis) — LIMITE : 01/01/2014

John C. Danforth Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Politics

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics seeks applications from junior scholars and recent Ph.D. graduates for up to two postdoctoral fellowships in residence at Washington University in St. Louis. The appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Eligible applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by July 1, 2014, and no earlier than January 1, 2008. The scholars will spend most of their time pursuing research and writing on their own projects. They will also devote time to serving the intellectual life of the Danforth Center and the University through teaching one course per year, participating in the Center’s weekly interdisciplinary seminar, and giving a public lecture each academic year. Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Required Qualifications: Applicants should hold a doctorate in religious studies, politics, anthropology, American studies, history, gender and sexuality, or another relevant field. Scholars should be engaged in projects that focus attention on religion and politics in the United States, historically or in the present day.

Applicant Special Instructions: Applicants must send all of the following information as a single pdf file to the Center at rap@wustl.edu:

  • A cover letter including a research project title and a project summary of 200 words or less;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • A brief (five-page) overview of the proposed research project, including a statement of how working at the Center will contribute to your aims;
  • A relevant writing sample (published or unpublished paper);
  • Two undergraduate course proposals

*Complete application portfolios must also include three letters of academic recommendation*

Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled, but priority will be given to applications received by January 1, 2014.

Applicants will be notified of Fellowship decisions by February 15, 2014.

Salary Range: Competitive salary commensurate with experience.


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