Job Opening: Professor of History of Religions (with focus on indigenous religions)

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education at the University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway has an opening for a permanent 100% position as Professor. The position is affiliated to the Department of History and Religious Studies.

A prerequisite for the vacant position is documented competence in History of Religions (through training and/or comprehensive experience in research and teaching). The candidate should have expertise in indigenous religion(s) in one or more cultural contexts and geographical regions that are not covered already at the department (already covered regions are Sápmi and Central America), including fieldwork experience, relevant linguistic skills, as well as historical and other contextual knowledge of the area(s) of concern. The candidate should also have a strong commitment to further develop methodological approaches and theoretical understandings of indigenous religion(s) in ethically responsible ways. The candidate must be able and willing to teach and supervise students at all levels in a wide variety of topics of History of Religions.

In addition, expertise in one or more of the following fields/topics will be emphasized: legal and rights issues; environmentalism and climate concerns; politics and activism; identity formation and nation building; performance and materiality; media and translation; interaction between local and global actors and levels; and the history of the study of indigenous religions.

Application deadline: 03.03.2017

Read the full posting here: https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/132387/professor-of-history-of-religions-with-focus-on-indigenous-religions-at-the-faculty-of-humanities-social-sciences-and-education

For further information about the position, contact Head of Department, Fredrik Fagertun, tel. +47 77 64 61 76, email: fredrik.fagertun@uit.no, or Professor Bjørn Ola Tafjord, tel. +47 77 64 52 89, email bjorn.tafjord@uit.no.