Job Opening: Post-doctoral Research Associate & Lecturer

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a one-year Post-doctoral Research Associate and Lecturer position in the religions of Africa and the African Diaspora. Candidates may specialize in either African or Diasporic religions, but must be able to offer at least one undergraduate course on each. Scholars of particular interest will include those whose research is centered in West Africa or the Afro-Caribbean.

The successful candidate will teach three courses during the academic year. Candidates will also be expected to conduct their own research and participate in the extracurricular academic life of the department.

Applications are open to scholars with PhDs in the study of religion or in cognate areas such as Anthropology, African Studies, History, and Literature and the Arts. ABD considered, with the expectation that the candidate will have the doctorate in hand by August 1, 2019. To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0624452. Complete a Candidate Profile online and electronically attach a cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018, but will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will take place via video conference and are anticipated to begin in mid-January 2019. Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton at

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Richard Haverstrom at

The University of Virginia is fundamentally committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. UVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. They welcome nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities. They also welcome others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the university’s research and teaching mission. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person’s perspectives and lived experiences.