The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment (tenured or tenure-track) in the History of Religions effective July 1, 2016. One of the School's eleven areas of study, History of Religions encompasses philological, ethnographic, archival, and comparative study of religion, inflected reciprocally by theoretical reflection and significant engagement with at least one religious tradition or the religions of a defined geographic area. Candidates should demonstrate their specific capacities in both a developed agenda for research and their teaching. The Divinity School is one of the eleven academic units of the University of Chicago, and includes (in order of size of enrollment) Ph.D., M.A., M.Div., and B.A. degree programs. Divinity School faculty teach in all programs; opportunities for collaboration, in both research and teaching, are limited only by the interest and initiative of the faculty member. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, names of three references, a research statement, and a writing sample of 25-40 pages. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of candidates will commence on October 1, 2015. Application should be made online, at
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