Women’s Studies in Religion Research Programme at Harvard Divinity School in USA 2022

Havard Divinity School in the USA is inviting applications for the Women’s Studies in Religion Research Programme for the 2022/2023 academic session.

Each year Harvard Divinity School selects five candidates for full-time Research Associate and Visiting Faculty positions in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects using both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. They may address women and religion in any time, place, or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences.


Research Associates are required to be in full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School while carrying out their proposed research projects during the academic year. Associates meet together regularly for collective discussion of research in progress. Each associate teaches a one-semester course related to the research project, and the associates present their research in a public lecture series and at an annual conference.

Worth of Award

The salary is worth $60,000. The appointment is full-time, lasting ten months, and includes health benefits and reimbursement of some expenses.

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  • Positions are open to candidates with doctorates in the fields of religion and to those with primary competence in other humanities, social science, and public policy fields who demonstrate a serious interest in religion and hold appropriate degrees in those fields.
  • Selection criteria emphasize the quality of the applicant’s research prospectus, outlining objectives and methods; its fit with the Program’s research priorities; the significance of the contribution of the proposed research to the study of religion, gender, and to its field; and an agreement to produce a publishable piece of work.
  • Applicants for the 2021–22 academic year must have received the PhD by the deadline.
  • Applications from those whose degrees have not yet been awarded will not be considered.

How to Apply

Within the online application, the following documents are required and must be uploaded in Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF, or .txt format:

  • A description of your proposed research project, not to exceed 1,250 words;
  • The title and description of a women’s studies course related to your project, not to exceed one page;
  • A description of your background in women’s studies, not to exceed 750 words;
  • Curriculum vitae, not to exceed 10 pages;
  • Writing sample, either a chapter or article, in electronic format.
  • Two letters of recommendation are also required.
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Deadline: Application closes on October 15, 2021.


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