Post Doctoral Fellow - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships- Theology

Updated: 8 months ago
Location: Atlanta, GEORGIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

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Candler School of Theology of Emory University invites applications for two Office of the Provost-Candler School of Theology Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year and renewable for an additional year.  The successful post-doctoral fellows may have a research focus within a broad spectrum of  theological and religious studies but must be able to contribute to teaching in one or more of the following areas: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, Catholic Studies, American Religious History, and Christianity and Islam.


The candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in the field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate one’s field within larger ecumenical, multi-faith, and global contexts is essential, and explicit scholarly engagement with issues of diversity across lines of gender, race, and culture is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, gender, age, and theological perspective.


The post-doctoral fellows selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology at the master’s level, teaching a 1-1 load in their first year, and a 1-2 load if renewed for a second year.  Candidates will be selected on the basis of their ability to contribute to the school’s teaching needs and their promise for scholarship within theological and religious studies.


Post-doctoral stipends are set at $66,000 per year and come with full benefits. Post-doctoral fellows will work closely with a mentor on the Candler faculty during their fellowship. Positions may be extended for a second-year under mutual consent. At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter, names of references, and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds and how residency at Candler and Emory will allow them to advance their research and scholarship.


The deadline for the submission of applications is January 15, 2022. Inquiries to Dr. Jonathan Strom, Senior Associate Dean, at



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