Applications are now open for the Harvard Divinity School’s Yang Visiting Scholars in World Christianity program. Applications are due Wednesday, September 30, 2023.
Each visiting scholar teaches one course (either in the fall or in the spring semester) and presents their research in a public lecture. Yang Visiting Scholars are required to be in full-time residence at Harvard Divinity School while carrying out their proposed research projects during the academic year. Any publication and/or research resulting from the stay at Harvard Divinity School must be credited to the Yang Visiting Scholars Program in World Christianity at Harvard Divinity School.
Positions are open to early career and senior scholars with doctorates in the fields of religion and to those with primary competence in other humanities, social science, and public policy fields who demonstrate a serious interest in world Christianity and hold appropriate degrees in those fields. Selection criteria emphasize the quality of the applicant’s research prospectus, outlining objectives, methods, and publication plans, the expansion of expertise offered through HDS courses, and the significance of the contribution of the proposed research to the study of world Christianity. Yang Scholars for the 2024–25 academic year must have received the PhD (doctoral) degree by June 30, 2024.