(1 year with the possibility of extension to another year)

Scope of Research: The Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, announces a postdoctoral research fellowship on the theme of Facing Gender-Based Violence that seeks to explore how the intersection of the Bible and Popular Culture, such as literature, film, and music, may raise awareness regarding the pervasive reality and effects of gender-based violence.

The successful candidate that may come from the field of Old and New Testament, or a related theological discipline, will contribute to a multi-year project that considers the role of the Bible and Popular Culture in Facing Gender-Based Violence in Research, Teaching as well as in a proposed Social impact project on the role of film as a way of having courageous conversations regarding the reality and the effects of Gender-based violence.

The Gender Unit of the Faculty of Theology is a: i) creative space for conducting interdisciplinary RESEARCH on an intersectional understanding of gender; ii) collaborative TEACHING environment that empowers students to serve as thought leaders and change agents in their local communities; and a iii) COMMUNITY centered setting that seeks to translate high quality research on gender in order to reach a wide variety of communities within and beyond the borders of South Africa.

Requirements: • A doctorate in Theology (in Old or New Testament or a related theological discipline, obtained within the last 6 years) • Excellent research skills • Proven academic experience / expertise / interest in the intersection of the Bible, Popular Culture, and Gender-based Violence

Recommendations: • Experience in academic editing •Existing connections with NGO, FBO, and church partners

Duties: • Development and production of high-quality research outputs that relate to the theme of the Bible, Popular Culture, and Gender-based Violence • Assist in hosting the 2024 Gender Unit Conference • Assist in developing a social impact project on the theme of Facing Gender-based violence

Commencement of duties: 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date: 30 June 2023

Please send a letter of application, a comprehensive curriculum vitae including a list of publications and the names and contact details of at least two referees, as well as an article, or a summary (2-3 pages) regarding the nature and purpose of your dissertation to Prof Juliana Claassens,

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