The Crossroads Project: Black Religious Histories, Communities and Cultures, funded by the Henry Luce Foundation within Princeton University's Center for the Study of Religion (CSR), invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior researcher working at the intersections of Black Religious Studies and digital humanities and/or public scholarship.Applicants who approach the study of Black religions in the Americas through religious studies, African American studies, history, literature, art, music, anthropology, sociology, politics, and related fields are encouraged to apply.The successful candidate will conduct their own research (50%) and work closely with the directors of The Crossroads Project to develop an online resource for research, teaching, and public engagement related to Black Religious Studies, oversee contributors to the online resource, participate in the Black Religious Studies Working Group, a Center for the Study of Religion Workshop, and other public programming.For more information on The Crossroads Project, see: https://www.hluce.org/news/articles/crossroads-project-advance-public-understanding-african-american-religions/.Applications are welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date. The initial appointment will be for one year, anticipated to be August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding.Applicants should apply at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/18981 and submit:*A cover letter including research plans and experience in digital humanities and/or public scholarship*A curriculum vitae*A writing sample of up to 30 pages or portfolio of relevant work*Contact information for three recommendersAll materials must be submitted online, and review of applications will begin February 26, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Contact Judith Weisenfeld, Agate Brown and George L. Collord Professor of Religion ([email protected]) with questions. Princeton is interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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