The Departments of Religion and African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College invite applications for a Lecturer in African American Religions. We seek qualified candidates whose academic specialization lies in Religion, African American Studies, or a related academic discipline. Applicants should be grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion and African American life in any historical period or contemporary context.

This appointment is full-time, non-tenure-track, and benefits-eligible. The initial term is one year for the academic year 2022-23, with possibility of renewal for a second year. The person in this position will teach across Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, with the option to teach either four courses (with prorated benefits) or five courses (with full benefits). The courses will be offered in Religion, in African and African American Studies, and/or cross-listed between the two units.

The Departments of Religion and African and African American Studies, and Dartmouth as a whole, are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


PhD, or ABD, in Religion, African American Studies, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. The appointment can begin any time between July 1 and September 1, 2022.


Please submit via Interfolio:

1) Cover letter, including discussion of research areas, description of two potential courses, and diversity-related comments;
2) CV, including the names of at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to provide a teaching portfolio and recommendation letters at a later date.

Application deadline: May 5, 2022

Date posted: April 20, 2022