Job Announcement: TT Assistant Professorship in Religion of the Latino/Afro-Latino Diaspora

The Tufts University Department of Religion seeks a scholar for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Religions of the Latino and/or Afro-Latino Diaspora in the United States. PhD is required. Candidates will preferably have training in religious studies, but applications are encouraged from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at Tufts boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, early Christianity, and American religious history. With this hire the department seeks a colleague who can help expand our research engagements and curricular programming. This position also supports a joint commitment to Latino Studies within the Consortium on Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora. Apart from a demonstrated commitment to scholarship and teaching in the area of Latino and/or Afro-Latino diaspora religions in the United States, candidates should be actively engaged with the study of race, ethnicity, colonialism, indigeneity, and/or migration.

This position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities at Tufts. The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period. We seek candidates whose research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and one or more sample syllabi. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Questions about the position should be directed to For help with Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

Review of applications begins October 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The position begins July 2016.

Tufts University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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