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Tenured or Tenure-Track Position in Catholic Studies

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Religious Studies and Theology

School: Harvard Divinity School

Position Description

Harvard University's Faculty of Divinity seeks to appoint a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty member to fill the Charles Chauncey Stillman Professorship of Roman Catholic Theological Studies. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in Catholic theology, as well as those who study Catholicism from the perspective of other disciplines-including Biblical studies, comparative studies, cultural studies, ethics, gender and sexuality, history, literature, philosophy, politics, and ethnography-and are open to the theological dimensions of their scholarship. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach classes that reflect the cultural diversity of Roman Catholicism in the United States and around the world. Excellence in teaching and research is expected. The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2024.

The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School's Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, and Master of Religion in Public Life programs, as well as PhD candidates in the Study of Religion in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. They will also have an opportunity to teach undergraduates in Harvard College and to collaborate with colleagues and students in other departments and schools in the University.

Basic Qualifications

Excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research is expected. The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2024.

Special Instructions

Applications should be made online at: Applications must include a CV, a cover letter, a writing sample, and the names and email addresses of three professional references who are prepared to submit letters of recommendations. The School may contact those persons directly at a later stage in the search. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Letters of nomination are welcome. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the search office. Please contact us at

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Equal Opportunity Employer

HDS is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer, and encourages applications and nominations of women and/or ethnic minority candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, pregnancy and pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required: 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed: 3

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