Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public Theology
The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar to join its Public Theology Program at 100 percent time with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.
Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkeley Public Theology Program brings together a group of scholars from fields across the humanities and social sciences, with specializations in a wide array of religious traditions. Our three-year initiative is dedicated to exploring the place of theology in public life, past and present. Theology is here meant broadly as the constellation of conceptual commitments and modes of inquiry that together enable communities to investigate and understand the world in religious terms. We propose to open this subject up to varied disciplinary approaches. Subjects might include, but are not limited to: theology and the institutions of secular life; theological aspects of politics; theology and law; art, literature, and theological inquiry; theology and social formations, and so on. We will consider applicants from all relevant disciplines whose work promises to advance the research aims of the Berkeley Public Theology Program.
The postdoc is expected to participate in the Luce initiative, including its annual workshop. The postdoc may also elect to teach a course in a relevant UC Berkeley department. The postdoc also is expected to reside in or near Berkeley in order to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Center and the campus.
Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application)
To be considered for this position, applicants must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation for receipt of their Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
Additional Required Qualifications (By the start date)
The successful applicant must complete all degree requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
The appointment is 100 percent time for one year. The salary for the fellowship is $51,250 annually. Generous benefits are included. In addition, postdocs are provided with access to university libraries and research funds.