Professor in the Study of Religion, Durham University, UK

Vacancy: Professor in the Study of Religion, Durham University, UK
Durham is internationally renowned for its research in the social scientific study of religion. We are seeking to build additional depth and international impact with a new professorial appointment. This professorial appointee will provide academic leadership of the highest quality as the department seeks to build on its current achievements.

The appointee will be expected to have experience of empirical research (involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods), and to be able to work in an interdisciplinary fashion with other departments, such as anthropology. Durham’s focus in the study of religion is on anthropological and sociological perspectives in the analysis of mainstream traditions and alternative religious movements, and on the practical study of contemporary religion. Specialist staff interests include Mormonism; death, dying and disposal; shamanism; religion and emotion; religion/faith and globalization; religion and politics; sacred space; pilgrimage; myth analysis; contemporary evangelicalism and post-evangelicalism; and religion and generational change. The Department of Theology and Religion at Durham has a world-leading research profile and took top place in the UK’s last Research Assessment Exercise.

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