The Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University invites applications for one inaugural postdoctoral research associate or more senior research position for a one -year term to begin on September 1, 2021. This appointment may be renewed pending satisfactory performance and funding. Candidate must be a recent Ph.D. specializing in the study of religion in any discipline and should display interest and expertise in public-facing scholarship on religion. In addition to pursuing independent research, the fellow will work with the Center's project on "Religion and the Public Conversation," an initiative designed to a) equip Princeton students and faculty with skills to connect their research and expertise to contemporary discussions of religion in public discourse; b) develop and share norms and best practices for public-facing scholarship on religion through campus events; and c) produce and host web-based public-facing religious studies research in various media. The successful candidate will be expected to produce over the course of the first year, a significant public-facing media product under the Center's banner (using Princeton's media facilities). This project should occupy approximately the same time as would ordinarily be committed to teaching one course each semester. Examples of such products include a blog, a broadcast interview series, a podcast, an educational video or video series, or an online course/educational module. During the second year, the fellow may continue to produce such media, or, alternatively, may have the opportunity to teach or team-teach one of the Center's course offerings, subject to sufficient enrollments and the approval of the Office of the Dean of the Faculty. During any semester of teaching, the candidate will carry a secondary rank of Lecturer. How to Apply: Candidates are required to apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/19121 and submit the following documents:1. A current curriculum vitae;2. A proposal (not to exceed 500 words) for a public-facing media production as mentioned above.3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 10,000 words) that best represents the candidate's scholarly achievement or potential;4. Sample(s) of candidate's own products of public-facing scholarship on religion (examples might include op-eds, videos, podcasts, blogs, etc.).5. Contact information for two references, who may be asked to comment specifically on your qualifications for the proposed research project.DEADLINE: All materials must be received by Friday, March 26, 2021 11:59 P.M. EST. Preferred start date is as early as September, 1, 2021. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Essential Requirements: Applicants should have less than three years postdoctoral experience. Postdoctoral Research Associates may not pursue another degree while in this appointment, nor may they hold any other fellowships or visiting positions concurrently. Appointments cannot be deferred to a later term. Postdoctoral Research Associates are expected to be on campus most weekdays and be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center. Instructions for Applying: Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page. Documents that can be associated with this posting: Cover Letter, Proposal, Scholarly Paper/Dissertation Chapter, Resume/CV, Two ReferencesProposed Start Date: 09-01-2021EEO Statement: Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and al 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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