The Department of Religion at Wellesley College seeks candidates for a three-year Elisabeth Luce Moore Post-doctoral Fellowship in religion and healing/medicine, begin Fall 2019. We seek a Fellow with training in fields such as religion and medicine, the anthropology of religion, medical anthropology, or ethnobotany who can teach courses in both healing in indigenous and traditional religious cultures and the deployment of those techniques in contemporary medicine or psychology. The geographical range of expertise is not restricted; we welcome applications from all culture areas, including comparative research.
The successful applicant will teach one course in each semester of residence (a half teaching load at Wellesley), including a foundational course in religion, healing, and medicine as well as other offerings on topics related to the candidate’s training and research. The other half of the Fellow’s time will be devoted to research and writing. In the first year, the Fellow will be associated with Wellesley’s Newhouse Center for the Humanities and take an active role in its intellectual community. In the third year of residence, the Fellow shall deliver a public lecture on research conducted during the tenure of the appointment.
The Elisabeth Luce Moore Post-doctoral Fellowship is open to candidates who have been awarded a doctorate in the five-year period preceding the appointment and no later than June 1st, 2019.
Applications should be submitted online through Wellesley College’s career application website and should include: a letter of application addressed to the Chair of the Department of Religion; a curriculum vitae; graduate school transcript; a brief statement of teaching experiences and research interests; example(s) of research (25 pages maximum), course syllabuses and teaching evaluations, if available; and names and email addresses of three references. Materials should be submitted at https://career.wellesley.edu. The search committee will begin its review on March 1, 2019; the position will remain open until filled. If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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