Claremont Graduate University — Dr. Margo L. Goldsmith Professorship in Women’s Studies in Religion

The Religion Department at Claremont Graduate University invites applications for the Dr. Margo L. Goldsmith Professorship in Women’s Studies in Religion. The successful candidate must have expertise in early Christianity, with an eye toward broader implications for women’s experiences in antiquity, western civilization, and modern society. Rank is open, though strong priority will be given to candidates with a well-established academic track record. Applicants must have publications appropriate to rank and demonstrate an ongoing research program that forges new directions in the study of women, gender, sexuality, and religion. The Goldsmith Professor directs the department’s renowned program in Women’s Studies in Religion as well as contributing to the department’s other graduate programs. Applicants must have a PhD in religious studies or a related field. The appointment is scheduled to commence in Fall 2017.

Application materials must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 15 October 2015.

Please submit a cover letter and CV, and arrange for three letters of reference and one writing sample (30 pages maximum) to be sent to:
Dr. Cynthia Eller, Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Religion
Claremont Graduate University
831 N. Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Electronic submissions accepted via Workable at

Writing Samples can also be emailed to Please include your name and phone number when submitting the writing sample.

Interviews will be conducted at the AAR annual meeting in San Antonio, or by telephone.

Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans.

Intellectual breadth is important in our department and university. Regardless of specialization, we seek candidates eager to help graduate students who possess a wide range of interests discover nuances and make connections across fields and topics in their scholarly work. In addition to research and teaching, faculty at CGU work closely advising and mentoring master’s and doctoral students on their theses and dissertations and on their career preparation. The successful candidate will have outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, a strong record of publications, and experience advising students from diverse backgrounds.

Claremont Graduate University, a private, free-standing graduate school, is part of the Claremont College Consortium. Nestled in beautiful Claremont, CA, the seven-college consortium offers a diverse, university-sized faculty set within a liberal arts college atmosphere, all within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont Graduate University affirms the values and goals of developing and maintaining a diverse faculty and student body and strongly encourages the applications of women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups. CGU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws.