Two vacancies for lecturer posts, University of Kent

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Kent has two vacancies for lecturer posts; one an on-going contract, and the other a fixed-term lectureship until the end of August 2014. Candidates would ideally be able to take up their posts in September 2012.

The posts are open to applicants in any area of Religious Studies, but priority would be given to candidates able to complement the existing teaching and research profile of the Department which has particular strengths in theory and method in the study of religion and the study of religion and contemporary society. Applicants will be expected to show a strong research profile for the Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2014 and a monograph published by the REF deadline in autumn 2013 would be a distinct advantage. Applicants will also be expected to show how they would extend teaching and research work in the department.

The successful candidates will have a PhD or equivalent in Religious Studies or related area, with knowledge of the historical and critical practice of Religious Studies and a developing profile of international excellence in research and publication. The successful candidates will have experience in the development of taught programmes of study and be able to deliver effective teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Religious Studies.

Religious Studies at Kent is a growing academic department with a strong track record of securing external research funding, good links with a range of national organizations through which it undertakes significant public engagement and impact activities, and a strong ethos of cross-disciplinary and theoretically-informed work in the study of religion.

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