February 6, 2012

4 Academic Posts in Theology and Religious Studies at Leeds

If only opportunities like this came up more often! Best of luck to anyone who applies…

Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds is currently advertising 4 academic posts. Further details and information about how to apply can be obtained by following the links below.

Chair in the Study of Religion


Chair in Philosophy and Religion (joint appointment in the School of Humanities)


Closing Date: 23 March 2012

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies (2 posts / area of expertise open)

With a view to complementing our existing staff team, we particularly wish to encourage applicants with research expertise in:

• New Testament, ethics and theology / New Testament and society

• religion / theology in global / postcolonial contexts (e.g. Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia, China)

• religion and society

• the interaction of religion / theology with politics, ethics or science

• the study of contemporary Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Indian religions, indigenous religions


Closing Date: 3 March 2012

Further Information:

The University of Leeds is one of the UK’s foremost research-intensive institutions of Higher Education, and a leading member of the Russell Group. The University is committed to providing a world-class standard of student education, and achieving world-leading levels of research performance, in the context of a commitment to internationalisation, innovation and impact on a local to global scale.

Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) at Leeds is part of the School of Humanities, which has an annual turnover of around £8 million, generating strong surpluses. Support for all these and other appointments reflects the University of Leeds’ strong endorsement of the School’s strategy and trajectory. With a large staff and student body, and a strong commitment to disciplinary and cross-disciplinary excellence, as well as a burgeoning international profile, we offer one of the best contexts for world-class academics to develop their careers.

Ten academic staff in TRS work across historical, theological and philosophical, as well as sociological and anthropological approaches to the study of religion. The Institute for Religion and Public Life provides a common focus for our internationally-renowned research on religion and public life in late modern globalised societies. Recent externally-funded research projects have been concerned with the interdisciplinary intersections of religion/theology and development, diaspora, cities, policing, terrorism, the media and sexuality. Research-led learning and teaching ensures that this expertise is translated into outstanding opportunities for undergraduates as well as postgraduates.


Theology and Religious Studies as an academic field has vital contributions to offer the contemporary world, and at Leeds we are well placed to make such contributions in the future. Our key priorities are to continue our track record of internationally excellent publications; to develop ambitious research projects and grow our research income, building on outstanding success in the AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society and AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities programmes; to strengthen and enhance our extensive international partnerships in research and teaching; to offer undergraduate and postgraduate students an outstanding learning experience, and to attract students of high potential to study with us; and to engage creatively and collaboratively with a broad range of local and global partners.


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