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Lecturer in Theology, Race and Ethnicity

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in the area of Theology, Race and Ethnicity? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group university? Would you like to join and contribute to the vibrant academic community in the interdisciplinary School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds?

As Lecturer, you will carry out teaching in Theology and cognate fields, such as Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies. You will contribute to the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and to the personal tutoring of undergraduate students. You will also be an active researcher, producing high-quality publications and grant applications, and contributing to the overall research environment of the School. The specific focus of this post on Theology, Race and Ethnicity reflects our commitment to diversifying and innovating our curriculum in response to student demand as well as recent societal and intellectual developments.

Based on your specific expertise, you will be asked to lead, contribute to and potentially develop modules across our BA and MA programmes. An indicative but not exhaustive list of existing modules includes: ‘Thinking about Race’, ‘Introduction to Christian Theology’, ‘Introduction to Jewish and Christian Texts’, ‘Philosophy of Religion’, ‘Human Rights and Religion’, ‘Theology and Public Life’. You may also be asked to teach modules for an online MA programme, notably ‘Concepts of God’ or ‘Philosophy and Spiritual Practice’.

At the time of application, applicants must have a PhD in Theology or a related field such as Philosophy of Religion or Religious Studies, plus relevant subject expertise and teaching experience. We are open to different approaches to theology, such as analytical, constructive, contextual, empirical, philosophical, and political theologies, and in what these bring to bear on the study of race and ethnicity as critical categories of socially-marked difference.

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science values an inclusive working and teaching environment and our aim is to develop a diverse staff and student community reflective of this. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to further diversify our School and Faculty community. We particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been under-represented in the University, including but not limited to: people who identify as Black, Asian or with other non-white ethnic groups, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and disabled people.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Mikel Burley, Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £35,333 to £42,155 p.a.
Working Time:  Starting 1 August 2023
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 05 January 2023
Closing Date:  Tuesday 31 January 2023
Reference:  AHCPR1053
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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