The Divinity School is embarking on several faculty searches this academic year. 

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Islam in Africa

The Divinity School seeks candidates with scholarly expertise in Islamic religious thought and practice in Africa who are also deeply engaged in one or more of the following areas of inquiry: interactions between Islam and other African religious traditions (such as Ifá or Christianity) or between different Islamic traditions (Sufism, Salafism, Shi'ism, Ahmadiyya, etc); poetic, literary, and artistic expression; race and ethnicity; gender; colonialism and post-colonialism; and globalization.  Read the full description and apply online.

Israel Studies 

The Divinity School seeks a scholar with expertise and interesting in teaching about modern Israel for a three-year Teaching Fellow Program. See description and online application. Please note that applications must be directed to the Israel Institute. 

Modern European Jewish Culture and History

The University of Chicago seeks scholars in Modern Jewish Culture and History, with an emphasis on 19th/20th-Century Europe. Candidates may come from any relevant discipline with the successful candidate being placed in the Division of the Social Sciences, the Division of Humanities, or the Divinity School, where they will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including regularly offering an undergraduate course on the history of the Shoah. It is expected that they will participate actively in the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies. Read the full description and apply online.

Rabbinic Judaism

We seek scholars with broad knowledge of the Rabbinic period and literature as well as expertise in the languages essential to the field and relevant to the candidate's research agenda. Strong applicants will demonstrate knowledge of the Roman, Sasanian, and early Islamic imperial contexts in which Rabbinic literature developed . Read the full description and apply online.

Religions in the Americas 

We are seeking scholars who investigate religious ideas, practices, institutions, and movements in North and South America. We welcome applications from scholars in a variety of methodologies, including historical, sociological, ethnographic, literary, legal, demographic, comparative, political, and theoretical approaches to the study of religion. Read the full description and apply online.



The Divinity School has a distinctive theological tradition, one we look to carry on by hiring theologian(s) whose contributions are engaged with scholarship on women, theology, and religion; this scholarship may include womanist theology, mujerista theology, Asian feminist theology, or other varieties of feminist theology, just as it may include work on gender and/or intersectionality.  Read the full description and apply online.