| Summary Description: The Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position, for the 2017-2018 academic year. Renewal for the 2018-2019 academic year is possible, contingent on satisfactory performance and funding. The position start date is September 1st, 2017. IRCPL supports academic research, teaching, and scholarship on the study of religion, culture, and social difference at Columbia University. In addition, it convenes academic conferences, public forums, and collaborative programming to support and extend academic and scholarly understanding of these topics, and to disseminate and distribute such new understandings to broader publics and communities. Candidates must have received the PhD between August 31st, 2015 and August 31st, 2017 in a discipline engaged with the interdisciplinary study of religion. The Institute is particularly interested in candidates whose research involves critical, interpretive, historical, and genealogical approaches that challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries and who are studying religion as it relates to media, populist/nationalist movements, and/or political discourse. Under the mentorship of an IRCPL faculty member, postdoctoral research scholars are expected to develop and make progress on a collaborative research project and participate in the intellectual life of IRCPL and Columbia University. He or she may be asked to teach one or two classes during the academic year. This is a full time salaried position with benefits. Review of applications will begin on April 10th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through Columbia University's online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include: 1. Cover Letter: Briefly situate your work in relation to the Institute and one or more of the listed thematic areas, identify a proposed departmental affiliation for teaching, and explain why Columbia University is a particularly good place to pursue your research. 2. Curriculum Vitae. 3. Dissertation Abstract: A two-page summary of your dissertation. 4. Teaching Statement (to be submitted as Other Document 1): Titles and short descriptions (one or two paragraphs each) of at least two undergraduate courses that you could teach under the auspices of your proposed departmental affiliation. Please note that we are not requesting a statement of teaching philosophy or full syllabi at this point. 5. Writing Sample: Only one sample equivalent to a single journal article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter. The writing sample may be published or unpublished. It must be in English. The maximum length is 50 pages. 6. Recommendations: Two academic references familiar with your research and work. Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.|
Minimum Qualifications: PhD or equivalent and distinction in the field. The PhD need not be in religion. Applications are welcome from a broad range of disciplines (religion, political science, sociology, Arab studies, history, etc).
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.