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ABD (early): 3
ABD (will finish this academic year): 20
Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 20
Assistant Professor: 4
Associate Professor: 2
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Fields of Study (add your field if it isn't represented below)
American Religion(s): 11
Ancient Near East:
Anthropology of Religion: 2
Asian Religions-Buddhism: 2
Asian Religions-Chinese/Japanese: 3
Asian Religions-Hinduism: 4
Asian Religions-Southeast Asia: 1
Catholic Studies: 1
Christian Spirituality: 2
Christianity-Early Modern/Modern: 3
Christianity-Catholic and Latin American Studies: 1
Christianity: Systematic Theology: 5
Intercultural Studies: 2
Media (also American Religion): 1
New Testament/Early Christianity: 4
Pastoral Care / Religion and Psychology: 1
Philosophy of Religion:
Practical Theology: 1
Religion and Literature:
Religion and History of Science:
Religion and Violence:
Religion and Pop Culture: 1
Second Temple Judaism:
Sociology of Religion: 1
Social Science of Religion/Methods: 2
South Asian Religions: 2
Women's Studies / Queer Theory: 1
Sources of ads: Out of curiosity, what web sites or publications are we using to find these postings? Please add to the list as appropriate.
- AAR and SBL site
- Chronicle of Higher Ed
- Inside Higher Ed
- Agade Listserve (Jack Sasson)
- Historical/Philosophical Jobs in the UK (there is a "Theology/Religious Studies" option)
- CTSA Bulletin Board
2016-2017 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Full-Time / Tenure-Track
Amherst College (MA) - Religious Traditions in the Americas
The Department of Religion seeks a scholar of religion in the Americas for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in July 2017. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The candidate’s research and teaching interests should center upon religious traditions as located and developed in the Americas. The candidate should work in one or more of the following areas: Latin American religions, Native American religions, the Black Atlantic, global Christianity, African-American religious history, or the religion of U.S. immigrants. In addition to expertise in the field of religious studies, the candidate should have interests and expertise in theoretical approaches employed in the study of race and ethnicity, ethics and social justice, material culture, or diaspora studies. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/religion
Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. Candidates should submit electronically an application letter, C.V., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/35671
- Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
- Contacted on 10-7 via e-mail for Skype interview. Interviews to be held mid-October.
- 10/24--invitations for campus visits have gone out
- Campus interviews are underway
- 1/27 Interfolio email stating they've hired someone else
Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College (AZ) -Open Field, Open Rank
Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett faculty members are Honors Faculty Fellows designated as Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits. The main responsibility of Barrett faculty members rests on the teaching of a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty teach upper-division seminars and mentor honors students through independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other scholarly endeavors.
Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens of the world. Typical incoming students at Barrett are in the top five percent of their high school classes.
We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2017; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
Qualifications: A PhD, in hand by June 2017, in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We seek applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address and reflect the diversity of our student population and who enhance the diversity of our faculty. Desirable candidates would augment existing areas of specialization and/or geographic focus of current faculty.
Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) 2-3 letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first and second semesters of The Human Event (HON 171 & HON 272), and a schedule of readings for both. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/honors-courses-and-contracts/sig.... Please send your applications materials, formatted as .pdf files, to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Laurie Stoff, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at email@example.com.
- Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on January 17, 2017.
Asbury Theological Seminary (KY) - Spiritual Formation
ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY announces an open faculty position in spiritual formation on its Kentucky campus, commencing on 1 February 2017 or 1 July 2017. Tenure and non-tenure tracks are possible depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Rank is open. Part of the teaching load may be comprised of face-to-face mentoring, but this is yet to be determined. Consistent with the Seminary’s commitment to distance learning, the person hired in this position will be expected to be available to teach online courses as needed.
Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. or comparable degree, with strong preference given to persons with a Ph.D that included significant work in the history of Christian spiritual formation. Those who are A.B.D. or are in possession of a D.Min. degree may also apply, provided they have an extensive knowledge of spiritual formation throughout the history of the Church and substantial experience.
The following qualifications are not required, but strong preference will be given to those candidates who have one of the following: A familiarity with United Methodist doctrine and polity, Understanding of spiritual formation in the Anglican tradition, and/or Knowledge of spiritual formation in the Global South after 1800.
Asbury Theological Seminary is a confessional seminary in the Wesleyan tradition. Enthusiastic agreement with the Seminary’s confessional Ethos Statement, Statement of Faith, and Faculty Covenant is essential. (The first two of these may be found online at Asbury Theological Seminary’s website under “Theological Distinctives.”) Nominations, applications (letter, CV, and three letters of reference), or questions may be addressed to the administrative assistant to the Dean of the School of Theology and Formation.
- For full consideration a completed application must be received no later than 10:00 AM (EST)
Asbury Theological Seminary (FL) - Theology
ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY announces a faculty position in Theology for its Florida–Dunnam (Orlando) campus. Preferred starting date Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. This position is tenure track. Rank is open, but senior scholars are encouraged to apply. The normal teaching load for full faculty is six courses per year. Faculty are eligible for sabbatical leave every 3 years. Consistent with Asbury Seminary’s commitment to distance learning, the person hired in this role will be expected to teach a minimum of one online/distance course per year in load.
Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. or comparable degree in theology, with preference given to persons with degrees in Wesleyan theology and a proven record of research and writing in this area. Given the multi-ethnic and multicultural student body on the Florida–Dunnam campus, demonstrated experience in training diverse leaders in global and/or multicultural settings will be vital.
Asbury Theological Seminary is a confessional seminary in the Wesleyan tradition. Enthusiastic agreement with the Seminary’s confessional statement of faith, faculty covenant, and ethos statement is essential.
Nominations, applications (letter, CV, and three letters of reference), or questions may be addressed to:
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Urban Ministries
Asbury Theological Seminary
8401 Valencia College Lane
Orlando, FL 32825
- The Search committee will meet to consider applications in early September so all materials must be received no later than Thursday September 1 2016.
- Any word on this one? September 1 was quite a while ago.
- I recieved a rejection via email on Nov 7 if that helps
- Sorry to hear. And thanks for the information.
- Very kind (and unmistakably personalized) rejection email (1/6).
Aquinas Institute (MO) - Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
Aquinas Institute of Theology invites application for a full-time position in liturgical and sacramental theology beginning Fall 2017. The candidate should possess a terminal degree in sacramental or liturgical theology (PhD, STD, or SLD) and have a strong record of teaching and research in the field. While the candidate must be familiar with sacramental theology, the position is primarily one of Catholic liturgical theology. The successful candidate must be able to teach the historical development of the sacraments with an emphasis on the Vatican II reform liturgies. Courses include a variety of Masters level courses and a course entitled Liturgy and Preaching for our DMin program in preaching. Depending on experience, the applicant may be asked to teach Theology of Worship, practical and theological courses on the seven sacraments, Christian initiation, and pastoral care of the sick. Course load is fifteen credits over twelve months.
Besides aptitude for research and writing, a successful candidate will show evidence of adaptability in teaching at the Masters level through a variety of delivery modes, including online, blended, and on-campus courses. The candidate will be expected to teach degree and certificate students pursuing ministerial careers as priests, vowed religious, and lay ecclesial ministers.
Aquinas Institute is a Roman Catholic school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition, and successful candidates must express a willingness to support and contribute to that tradition. Hiring preference is given to members of the Central and Southern Dominican Provinces of friars. However, clergy, other religious (women and men), and laity are encouraged to apply. Aquinas Institute is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and members of under-represented ethnic groups.
- Review of applications will begin November 23, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Academic Dean Gregory Heille, O.P. by email only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avila University (MO) - Religious Studies / Comparative Religion
This Fall 2017 appointment includes a 4/4 load teaching classes in all areas of our curriculum (from introductory to advanced levels) as well as developing interdisciplinary and experience-based learning opportunities.
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field with a strong background in the Catholic social-intellectual tradition. Additionally, expertise in global issues and/or Comparative Religion is desirable.
This is a full-time faculty position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University is an E-verify and Equal Opportunity Employer.
Send letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference to email@example.com and address your materials to: Charlene Gould, Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Avila University, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64145-1698.
- Application review begins on November 18th and will continue until the position is filled.
Berry College (GA) - Christian Theology
BERRY COLLEGE, Department of Religion and Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall of 2017. The candidate should be a specialist in some area of Christian Theology (preferably Systematic, Historical, Moral, or Contextual Theology), be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and show promise of scholarly contributions in theology. The successful candidate will teach six courses in 2 semesters (3-3) in a department that serves the College’s undergraduate curriculum. She or he should be eager to teach both the department’s required courses in Christian Theology and a variety of courses in her/his specialty, and to advise and mentor students, and to engage in appropriate departmental, college, and professional service. Candidates with experience in preparing students for careers in ministry are preferred. Women and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Applications should be received by October 10, 2016 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the SBL/AAR in San Antonio, TX. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, a one-page Statement on Teaching & Research, and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- - See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000329838-01#sthash.nKUmyKnP.EE6BrXg3.dpuf
- -Is this position for this year? It says 2012.
- Sorry, I grabbed the wrong ad. I've fixed it above, though looking at the correct ad, I see that the deadline has passed.
- Has anybody heard anything on this? (11/10/16)
- Have not heard a thing. (x4)
- Email on 11/18: Top 25 candidates have been selected. Skype interviews in December. Requested course evaluation data.
- Rejection letter via email (11/29/16)
- Email on 12/5: Request to set up Skype interview.
- Very kind rejection email on 12/17.
Boston College (MA) - Race, Religion, and the African Diaspora (Open Rank - 2 Positions)
Boston College’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites applications for two open-rank, open field core faculty positions in race, religion, and the African Diaspora, to begin in August 2017. There will be two jointly appointed positions, one in the Department of Theology and the other in another cooperating department. In theology, we are seeking a scholar with competency in systematic/constructive theology, ethics, comparative theology, liberation theology, feminist theology, or black theology. For the second position, we are seeking a scholar in fields such as religion, religious studies, African diaspora studies, history, art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, comparative literature, ethnic studies, and women’s and gender studies who specializes in the religious experiences of African-descended people. We envision successful candidates teaching classes such as Introduction to African and African Diaspora Religions; Religion in Africa; Varieties of Black Religious Experience; Race, Religion, and Social Justice; and Introduction to Black Theology. The AADS Program has six core faculty members and twelve affiliate faculty members working in English, History, Communication, Sociology, Theology, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Philosophy. In 2016–2017, we will also be searching for another core faculty member who specializes in African American Literature and Culture to be jointly appointed with the English Department.
Successful candidates will have an active research and publication profile, a record demonstrating excellence in teaching, and PhD or the equivalent in a relevant field by August 2017. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of recommendation.
- Applicants must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36597. Review of applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the positions are filled. FROM THE BC WEBSITE: FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 15, 2016.
- Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2016-2017
- Emailed to schedule interview at AAR (11/8/16)
- Campus invites have gone out (posted 12/7/16)
Boston University (MA) - Religions of the African Diaspora (Assoc. or Full Prof.) - CANCELLED The Department of Religion at Boston University invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Professor to begin July 1, 2017, pending budgetary approval. We seek a senior scholar of religions of the African diaspora (including North American, Caribbean, black church studies, urban and new religious movements, conjure and popular religion) able to teach courses at the introductory and advanced/graduate levels that contribute to an academic religious studies curriculum. The area of specialty is open, including PhDs in the study of religion or from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at BU boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Islam, early Judaism and Christianity, American religious history, comparative religions, and social theory.
Please submit a CV and cover letter to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7714 by October 17, 2016. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date. Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2016-2017
- Search canceled [posted 9/27/16]
Boston University (MA) - Theology
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar in theology, holding a PhD or ThD in theology or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and having potential for a strong record of publications in the field. The candidate should be a theologian working within the Christian tradition and specializing in religion and science. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach core masters’ course in theology as well as masters and doctoral courses in religion & science. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) and a degree in the natural sciences are highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology and BU Graduate Division of Religious Studies, some of which may be in collaborative programs with other Boston University schools. In addition, the person will have the opportunity to give leadership, with others, in the School of Theology and Boston University programs in religion and science. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The salary will be commensurate with experience.
DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.
Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Jennifer Knust, Chair, Theology Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at email@example.com.
- Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
- Request for Interview at AAR made via email 10/27/16 (x2)
- Has anyone heard anything back after AAR?
Boston University (MA) - Black Church Studies
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position in Black Church Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and researcher, holding a PhD, ThD, or equivalent degree in an appropriate area of study, and having potential for a strong record of publications. Competence in Black Church Studies is central to this position, and other areas of competence are encouraged, especially in church renewal, but with openness to the unique interests and expertise of the successful candidate. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. The salary will be commensurate with experience.
Required Skills: DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.
Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Knust, Chair, Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Brandeis University (MA) - Classical Islam
Brandeis University announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Classical Islam to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate must have primary research interests and training in Classical Islam (e.g., Qur’an and tafsir, history, philosophy, Sufism, literature, etc.). Candidates must demonstrate expertise in classical Islamic texts and be able to teach courses using original Arabic sources and English translation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The appointment is in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, which offers a variety of courses in the religion, literature, history, and culture of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and also houses a Ph.D. program in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. The successful candidate will also participate in the University’s interdepartmental undergraduate program in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Only applicants with the Ph.D., or who expect to have the Ph.D. by August 2017, will be considered.
Applications, which should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7635, must include: a letter expressing research and teaching interests, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, a list of courses taught, and three confidential letters of reference. In addition, please include sample course syllabi for (1) an introductory survey course on Islam (Civilization and Institutions), and (2) an advanced course focused on classical Islamic texts for students with Arabic reading proficiency. Please contact Jonathan Decter (email@example.com), Chair, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, with questions.
- First consideration will be given to applications received by October 14, 2016
- Anyone hear back from Brandeis?
- Nope (11/12).
- Received email on 11/4 for interview at MESA.
- Emailed for campus visit 12/19.
- Has an offer been made?
California State University, Northridge (CA) - Transnational Spiritualities from Central America
Qualifications: Doctoral degree by date of hire with a specialization in the discipline of Religious Studies. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching in the area of Transnational Spiritualities from Central America, and be able to develop curricula dealing with Central American Religions, Migration and Hybridity, the political dynamics between the Roman Catholic Church, Liberation Theology, and the Evangelical Movement. This position will be housed in the Religious Studies Department but will also teach related courses for Central American Studies at CSUN. University-level teaching experience, competency to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in Religious Studies, and publications are also required. The successful candidate must demonstrate ability to effectively (1) teach a diverse student population and (2) link one’s research to teaching.
CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate. At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
Responsibilities: The person the department seeks will develop and teach lower- and upper-division courses on the Transnational Spiritualities from Central America and will assist colleagues in incorporating religio-political dynamics of migration and hybridity into existing curricular offerings, and teach related courses for Central American Studies. This person also will have a demonstrated competence to teach the Religious Studies lowerdivision courses such as Introduction to Religious Studies or World Religions, and to teach upper-division courses such as Contemporary Religious Thought and Theory and Method in Religious Studies. The person will give evidence of willingness and ability to develop and teach a range of other Religious Studies and Central American courses if called upon. At California State University, Northridge, faculty are expected to teach four (4) undergraduate courses per semester and to engage in scholarship and community service. The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University’s significant commitment to teacher preparation and general education.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current (dated 2013 or later) letters of recommendation to the address below. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. Inquiries and applications should be addressed to: Search and Screen Committee, Religious Studies Department, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8316.
- Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin November 7, 2016. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.
Carleton College, Department of Religion, seeks a scholar/teacher (tradition/area of specialization is open) whose work engages the juncture between religion and science, religion and the body, or religion and the environment, for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin September, 2017. Although the tradition of specialization remains open, ideal candidates will complement departmental strengths (current needs include Asian religions and pre-modern Christianity). Applicants are preferred whose work is rooted in textual and philosophical traditions (ideally but not exclusively pre-modern) and engaged with their relevance for contemporary issues.
Candidates should be committed to excellence in research and teaching, have interests in theoretical issues in religious studies, and be keen to contribute to Carleton’s interdisciplinary programs and initiatives, such as Cognitive Science, Environment and Technology Studies, Public Health, Asian Studies, or other relevant areas. Ph.D. in hand Sept 1. 2017 preferred, and necessary for Asst. Professor rank, but A.B.D. candidates will receive consideration.
We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Full benefits apply.
- Application Documents By October 14th, please complete the online application at http://jobs.carleton.edu, including electronic submission of a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcripts, 2-3 sample syllabi, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to Michael D. McNally, firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair, Department of Religion, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR Annual Meeting in San Antonio in November.
- Email saying they aren't pursuing my application (11/4) (x8)
- I suspect they had a short list in advance.
- Why do you say this?
- Has anyone had an interview invitation?
- AAR interview invitations went out. A friend has one.
- Thanks. I've spent the last week fretting about what it means that I hadn't been rejected and hadn't gotten an invitation. I'm glad to be put out of my misery. (Well, job-related misery).
- If you still have not heard anything it may be worth checking in. I did once almost miss an interview invitation because they had mistyped my email address and couldn't figure out why I never responded. Good luck! It's miserable, no question.
- Rejection letter via email (11/15)
Carroll College (MT) - Theology
Carroll College, an independent, Catholic, diocesan, liberal arts undergraduate college located in Helena Montana, (http://www.carroll.edu/about/helena.cc) announces a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in Theology beginning August 2017.
The position requires a doctorate in Theology/Religious Studies.
We seek an enthusiastic, effective teacher who can bring students to understand and appreciate the Roman Catholic tradition and who can contribute to Carroll’s mission.
We seek candidates with interest in a range of theology courses (including Moral Theology, Healthcare & Environmental Ethics) as well as developing interdisciplinary courses to enhance our curriculum. We teach a 4/4 load and seek various opportunities of research and service.
Please submit as one PDF file: letter of application; CV; a response to Carroll’s Mission Statement that incorporates reflection on teaching and scholarship, copies of graduate school transcripts.
- All materials should be electronically submitted to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To view additional information about Carroll and the Mission Statement please visit our web site at http://www.carroll.edu. Please also arrange for three letters of professional reference to be sent under separate cover.
- Request for Skype interview to be completed 11/8 or 9. (x4)
- Campus interview invitation via phone (11/17)
- Just curious, when did you get the call?
- Offer made and accepted (1/2/17)
Claremont Graduate University (CA) - Dr. Margo L. Goldsmith Professorship in Women’s Studies in Religion (Open Rank - Early Christianity Focus)
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.
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 https://claremont-graduate-university.workable.com
Writing Samples can also be emailed to CGU.Religion@gmail.com. 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.
- Application materials must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 15 October 2015.
- Did they interview at the AAR? Yes.
Coastal Carolina University (SC) - African and African-American Religions
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, with specialization in African and African-American Religions. Proficiency in Christianity, as well as in religious ethics and/or religion in public life is also desired.
Ph.D. in religious studies by time of appointment is required, as is evidence of ongoing scholarly activity. Candidates with research interests in the Gullah-Geechee Corridor are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach World Religions, Christianity, Ethics in World Religions, and courses related to his/her research expertise in African and/or African-American religions. The successful candidate will contribute to developing a Religious Studies major, and will promote growth in minors in African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Southern Studies, and Global Studies, and also the newly-founded Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies (IGADS).
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective masters degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.
Applicants must submit the following items electronically at https://jobs.coastal.edu: 1) a letter of application stating teaching and research interests, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copies of academic transcripts from all institutions attended, 4) teaching evaluations or evidence of teaching accomplishment, 5) writing sample, and 6) contact information for three references to submit letters of recommendation.
- To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 15, 2016. Questions about the position can be directed to Ron Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Search Committee Chair.
Colgate University (NY) - Hinduism and South Asian Religions
Colgate University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in HINDUISM AND SOUTH ASIAN RELIGIONS. The hire will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2017; completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to, or shortly after, the date of hire. Specialization is open, but candidates are expected to have scholarly proficiency in the texts of Hindu traditions and the pertinent classical languages, the larger religious context of South Asia, and the ability to address dimensions of Hinduism in the modern world. Training in Religious Studies and familiarity with issues in the study of religion are required. The annual five-course teaching load will include introductory and advanced courses in Hinduism and/or South(east) Asian Religions; Introduction to World Religions; and curricular contributions to Asian Studies. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The position offers opportunities to be involved in interdisciplinary university programs such as Africana and Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Women’s Studies.
Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. The University has an ambitious study abroad program. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter (or other statement) their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.
Cover letter, CV, and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7365. For questions you may contact, Lesleigh Cushing, Chair of Hinduism Search, email@example.com.
- Review of applications will begin October 24, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. Candidates not attending the meeting will be interviewed on Skype.
- E-mail request for interview (11/8)X2
Has anyone interviewed at AAR been invited for campus interview? (12/7/16)
- Received request for writing sample (12/2) after Skype interview, but nothing more.
- Campus visits scheduled (12/9) (original timeline stated at AAR was that calls would go out for campus visits in January so the schedule here as been moved up).
College of Charleston (SC) - Global Christianity
The Department of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the field of Global Christianity, to begin August 16, 2017. We seek a candidate with a PhD degree in Religious Studies or a related discipline, with a broad knowledge of Christian traditions and specialization in one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Caribbean. Candidates should be familiar with theoretical issues in the study of religion, with some preference for training in ethnography and fieldwork; also, some focus on race and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, and/or post-colonial studies is desirable. The successful candidate will teach an introduction to Christianity, specialized courses in their particular area of study, and introductory comparative courses (including coverage of non-Abrahamic traditions). A PhD by August 2017 is required. Please note that this position is not in New Testament, Theology or Missiology.
The College of Charleston is an 11,000 student public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston. Faculty in the Religious Studies Department normally teach a 3/3 load, with 2 preps each semester. Faculty in religious studies often contribute to the College’s First-Year Experience program, and may also choose to teach in the Honors College and/or develop Study Abroad or Away courses.
- Submit online: cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations and syllabi), and contact information for three academic referees who will submit letters of recommendation online by December 1. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Elijah Siegler, search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Apply at: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5553
- Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype.
College of Idaho (ID) – Religions of Asia
Assistant Professor: Religious Studies
The College of Idaho invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religious Studies, beginning Fall 2017. The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, or in an appropriate field, with specialization in Religions of Asia. Candidates should be able to teach introductory and upper-division courses in non-Western religions, primarily in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. Candidates preferably should be able to teach an upper-division course in non-Western philosophy. Priority will be given to candidates with teaching experience and commitment to teaching excellence central to our liberal arts mission. The teaching load is 3-1-3, which includes a course in the College’s intensive January term.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho. Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private college. The C of I has a national reputation for academic excellence and for preparing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, a community of 50,000 located in Idaho’s vibrant Treasure Valley. Campus is just 30 minutes from downtown Boise, a thriving city with a multitude of dining and entertainment options including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, professional sports and more. The area also offers world-class opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit http;//www.collegeofidaho.edu.
- Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016. Send cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to: HR@collegeofidaho.edu (subject: religious studies search). Additional information may be requested of qualified candidates as we move through the applicant review process. The College of Idaho is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
- Has anyone interviewed on Skype been invited for campus interview? (12/8)
- Campus interviews currently happening (12/9)
College of Wooster (OH) - South Asian Religions
The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of South Asian Religions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning August 2017. Candidates must have primary training and experience in Hinduism, with complementary preparation in another South Asian tradition. The ideal candidate would also have a thematic focus on an area of teaching and research, such as gender and sexuality studies, film studies, or environmental studies that enriches the department's and College's curriculum. The teaching profile of the position includes: a teaching load of 5.5 per year, supervision of Junior/Senior Independent Study research projects (which all students complete as part of the College’s nationally recognized Independent Study program), teaching-advising in the College’s interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program, and advising of Religious Studies majors. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (19% domestic students of color and 10% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. Applicants must have a Ph.D. completed prior to August 15, 2017.
- Submit application letter, c.v., graduate transcripts, three reference letters, teaching statement, research statement, statement on contributions to diversity in the classroom and/or curriculum, and other supporting materials (e.g., sample syllabi, scholarly work, brief descriptions of possible courses) by October 7, 2016 via Interfolio. For questions contact Jeremy Rapport , Search Chair. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/37111
- Any news on this search?
- Skype interview request (11/04) x2
- Campus Interview request (11/21)
Columbia University (NY) - Religion and Public Life (Full or Assoc. Prof.)
The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for a tenured appointment in the area of religion and public life. The position can be filled at the rank of tenured associate professor or tenured full professor. Candidates in religious studies or in a cognate discipline in the humanistic social sciences, and who hold a distinguished record of scholarly contributions to the study of religion and public life, are encouraged to apply. Geographic region, discipline, and tradition are open. The successful candidate will contribute to mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level in one or more of the department's current fields and interdisciplinary zones of inquiry. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide academic vision and leadership by serving as Director of Columbia's Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life for one or two three-year terms.
Quicklink for Posting: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63401
- Date Review Begins: 11-01-2016.
- 11/23 Any news on this? Did they do preliminary interviews at AAR?
- 2/2 Did anyone ever interview or land this job?
- 3/1 Anyone know who landed this job?
Columbia University (NY) - Religion and Sexuality (Open Rank)
The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for an open rank appointment in religion and sexuality. The position can be filed at any rank from tenure-track assistant professor to tenured full professor. Candidates with a strong record of teaching and/or scholarship in LGBTQ/queer studies are particularly encouraged to apply. Specialization, period, and discipline are open and may include historically informed, comparative, and globally engaged approaches to the study of religion. Beyond teaching in the field of specialization, the successful candidate at the junior level will be expected to teach two courses a year in Columbia's Core Curriculum.
Quicklink for Posting: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63421
- Date Review Begins: 11-01-2016.
- 11/13: Anyone hear anything about AAR interviews?
- 12/12: any updates on this?
- I haven't heard anything.
- 2/2 Did anyone ever hear anything about this job?
- Yes finalists currently visiting campus. 2/2
- So who got this? 3/1
Cornell College (IA) - Christianity (Global / Interdisciplinary)
The Department of Religion at Cornell College invites applications for a tenure track position in Christianity. Area of Specialization is open, but we would especially welcome applications from scholars who frame their work within the interdisciplinary and global context of the contemporary world, are experienced teachers who can illuminate a variety of religious milieux that might include South Asia, Africa and/or the Americas, and who embody the ideals of the liberal arts in the classroom. Responsibilities include six courses per year, including a broad range of introductory and advanced level courses that span a variety of regions and traditions, all of which will stem from the candidate’s interest and discernment. Courses may also be taught off-campus in domestic or international locations. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D or be an advanced ABD, be an innovative teacher and an active researcher, and possess an independent vision for their work at the college.
The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.
Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time calendar, under which faculty teach, and students take, one course at a time in month-long terms. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. It also attracts insightful professors who find creative ways to use the block plan to their teaching advantage. A 1:11 faculty-student ratio enables faculty, who also act as mentors, to form transformative intellectual partnerships that bring out the best in their students. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives and an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell’s picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa—an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns” and located in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
- Applicants should submit a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and a philosophy of teaching statement that includes commitment to diversity in the classroom and campus community to email@example.com. Applications submitted by November 1, 2016 will be given full consideration, but later applicants will also be considered until the position is filled, including the potential opportunity to interview for the position at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literatures in San Antonio.
- AAR interview invite 11/7 (x3)
- Nice rejection letter saying interviews already scheduled for AAR - 11/16 (x6)
- Campus interview invite via email 11/22
- Offer made (12/22) and accepted (1/3)
Covenant Theological Seminary (MO) - Systematic Theology
Covenant Theological Seminary invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Systematic Theology. The position will start in the 2017 academic year (July 1 is the normal start date, though an August start date is also possible). Primary instructional responsibilities will include teaching systematic theology courses both on-campus and online, and will involve team-teaching in cross-disciplinary classes.
The qualified candidate will:
- have a doctoral degree in one of the theological disciplines but with a special interest in the Ridderbosian/redemptive historical approach to theology;
- have skill in exegesis;
- show evidence of teaching experience or promise of excellence in the classroom;
- demonstrate ability in or potential for scholarship; and
- have solid experience in a practical ministry context with demonstrated ability to shepherd God’s people.
Candidates must also be in agreement with the doctrinal distinctives of the Presbyterian Church in America (see https://www.covenantseminary.edu/why-covenant/, noting especially the “Confessional” tab, and see also http://www.pcanet.org/beliefs/), and belong to, or be willing to belong to, a church in the Reformed tradition.
- Please send cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, to the attention of Jay Sklar, Dean of Faculty. The search will continue until the position is filled, but applications received by October 31, 2016, will receive fullest consideration. If potential candidates will be at the ETS, IBR, or SBL conferences this fall (2016), please indicate so in the cover letter.
Dartmouth College (NH) - Religion and Science (Open Rank)
The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College seeks to hire an open-rank tenured or tenure-track scholar in Religion and Science with a specialty in one or more of the following: medical ethics or bioethics, history of science, medicine in intercultural and transnational perspective, or scientific discourse around categories of race, gender, and sexuality. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate conversance with at least one religious tradition and an articulated sensibility toward theoretical and methodological issues concerning the religion and science dialogue.
Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2017. Course load: 4 courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters), undergraduate teaching; normal department service. Competitive salary, benefits and research support. Applicants at the level of Assistant should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching portfolio, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants at the level of Associate or Full should submit a cover letter, CV and names of three references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation by the search committee. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are received by November 1, 2016, will be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion
- Anyone hear anything at all about this job? (11/11)
- Yes, a friend got an AAR interview.
- Thanks! Very helpful.
- Campus interview requests extended (12/14)
Davidson College (NC) - Environmental Justice (incl. Religion)
The Environmental Studies department at Davidson College seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Environmental Humanities with an emphasis in Environmental Justice. We particularly welcome applicants with doctoral degrees in interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities. To complement our existing strengths in environmental literature, we also welcome applications from those who specialize in environmental justice with degrees in other humanistic disciplines such as American Studies, Art History, Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, and Religion.
Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter. Courses include an interdisciplinary foundation course in Environmental Humanities, a first-year writing course, and courses in the applicant’s areas of expertise at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will also mentor undergraduate research projects.
We are looking for a committed teacher-scholar who will maintain an active research agenda; participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives; advise students in Environmental Studies; and contribute to all levels of the curriculum. Demonstrated or potential teaching excellence is essential. In addition to the interdisciplinary major in Environmental Studies, Davidson has interdisciplinary majors in Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Latin American Studies, as well as interdisciplinary minors in Communication Studies, Digital Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Literary Theory, Health and Human Values, Middle East Studies, and South Asian Studies. Cross-listed courses and collaborations with one or more of these areas and with disciplinary departments are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD by August 1, 2017.
Please send a cover letter and CV. The cover letter should include information about teaching methods, experience, and interests; and information about the applicant’s research agenda and interests. The CV should include any courses taught as well as the names and contact information of at least three references. Letters of reference and a writing sample may be requested later.
Apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu For questions about this position or additional information, please contact Professor Annie Merrill, chair of Environmental Studies, at email@example.com. For questions or assistance concerning the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Davidson College is strongly committed to achieving excellence in cultural diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Davidson is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.
- The application deadline is October 10, 2016.
- Three campus interviews to be held between Thanksgiving and Dec 7.
- Rejection after campus interview by email, 12/21: search successfully concluded.
- Also posted at American Studies 2017, Art History 2016-2017, and Interdisciplinary Humanities and Liberal Arts 2016-2017
Denison University (OH) - Religious Diversity and Pluralism in the United States
Denison University Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2017 in Religious Diversity and Pluralism in the United States. Teaching will include introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses that cover the diversity of U. S. religions in both historical and contemporary contexts. These courses should also address the ways different religious traditions have understood and responded to this diversity, both within and among religions, on philosophical, theological, ethical, historical and/or social levels. Ph.D. in the academic study of religion, or a relevant field, with the above specialization is required. Proven ability to teach writing-intensive religion courses that meet Denison’s new writing program requirements is essential. (See http://denison.edu/academics/writing-program.) Appropriate undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. Ability to teach in one or more of Denison’s interdisciplinary programs (Black Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies) is desirable. Denison faculty teach a 3/2 teaching load each year. Applications should include a transcript of all graduate work, letters of recommendation, and evidence of appropriate teaching experience. Applications must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu. For more information about Denison and the Department of Religion see our website at: http://www.denison.edu.
- Applications received by September 26, 2016 will receive full consideration. Open until filled.
- 10/26/16 – Nobody's heard about interviews yet?
- Looks like they're doing prearranged interviews at AAR...
- 11/3 - but has anybody heard that they've gotten one?
- 11/4 - invitation to interview at AAR (by email)
- 11/8--sent an email to inquire about status, and received a very cordial response letting me know that they have contacted the 10 (of more than 100 applicants) they will be interviewing at AAR; those of us not so lucky should receive official notice in the next few days...
- 11/14--received email that they have already selected candidates for AAR interviews [x2]
- 100+ applicants, 10 interviews at AAR
- Offer accepted.
DePaul University (IL) - Catholicism and Science
The Department of Catholic Studies at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Catholicism and Science. An exceptional candidate could be considered for a tenured position. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate promise as both a scholar and teacher, and will teach courses addressed to the relationship between Catholicism and the sciences (for example, through the history of science and Catholicism, or by exploring Catholic philosophy and theology in relation to the sciences). The position will also entail regular survey-course instruction in the broader field of Catholic Studies. DePaul’s academic calendar works on the quarter system; hence the position entails teaching two courses per quarter (six courses) each academic year.
Applicants should either have completed their doctorate, or should have plans to complete it by the end of 2017. DePaul University is committed to recruiting diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body and of Chicago. Therefore, we especially encourage applications from candidates reflecting that diversity.
- Applicants should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and contact information for three references by January 8, 2017. LINK: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/1094
- Received email asking for more materials (1/13)
- Invite for on campus interview (2/8)
- Informed another candidate accepted offer (5/4)
Dickinson College (PA) - Christian Origins (incl. Scriptural Texts)
The Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2017. Applicants should have a specialization in the general area of Christian origins, with particular reference to scriptural texts, both canonical and extra-canonical. A secondary specialization in the origins of Islam and its continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East, is highly desirable. Additional areas of interest are welcome, including theory and methodology in the study of religion. All religion faculty teach a first-year seminar and the departmental senior seminar on a rotating basis. Tenure-track faculty at Dickinson teach a five-course load.
The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.
Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia.
- Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016. Candidates should submit via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu; please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please address questions to department chair Mara Donaldson via email@example.com.
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2016-2017
- Anyone know why the job listing was re-posted on AAR/SBL? (x2)
- Good question; I have emailed the chair asking if the position is still open. The post on AAR/SBL coincided with it being taken down from HigherEdJobs. Maybe not enough people knew about it so low application numbers?
- Biblical Studies 2016-2017 is showing an interview invite on 11/7 <-- I posted it here as well but my edit has disappeared.
- Any news about campus invites?
- No news here, but if I recall correclty from the SBL interview, they still had a few interviews to complete this week after Thanksgiving via Skype.
- Received invite for campus interview by phone (12/9)
- Any news on offers made?
Dominican University of California (CA) - Religion and Healthcare Ethics
The Division of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at Dominican University of California seeks a teacher/scholar to work primarily in the field of religion, and secondarily in the field of ethics, particularly healthcare ethics. Area of specialization is open, but grounding in the Abrahamic traditions and New Testament is important as is a commitment to exploring and presenting pluralistic religious and humanistic perspectives. The successful candidate for this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position will be dedicated to the ideals of liberal arts, will value working with a diverse student population and crafting courses accordingly, will have an interdisciplinary approach and employ various pedagogical methods, and will possess a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and social justice in line with Dominican’s Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement, received in in both 2010 and 2015. Comfort with digital technologies is a must. Also preferred are candidates excited to work with first generation students.
Responsibilities: Teach seven courses per year, which will include a broad range of religion courses that fulfill general education requirements, one or two sections of healthcare ethics, and occasionally an interdisciplinary religion course in Graduate Humanities. Shape future course offerings in this comparative religion department and will be expected to participate in our award winning Service-Learning program. Scholarship/publication consistent with Dominican’s requirements for tenure. Participate in collaborative course pairings with faculty from other disciplines and contributions to our signature first year experience Big History program. Attend and contribute to faculty meetings, conference calls and other professional development activities, including shared governance via service on university-wide committees and through participation in faculty forum. Participate in curriculum development for individual courses and overall program. Mentor and academically advise students. Uphold academic performance standards and integrity.
Qualifications: Earned Ph.D., or have one in hand by time of appointment. Demonstrated strong pipeline for research/scholarship.
- Deadline: November 4, 2016.
- Received invitiation for phone interview (11/16)
Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Homiletics
Duke University Divinity School seeks to make a tenure-track faculty appointment in homiletics at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2017. Nominations and applications are sought for or from persons who have scholarly expertise in the history, theology, theory, and practice of preaching, as well as a passion for teaching and a commitment to research and writing. The candidate appointed to this position will be expected to teach in the Divinity School’s master’s degree programs and at the doctoral level.
A Ph.D., Th.D., or the equivalent is requisite. The M.Div. degree is strongly desirable, as is experience in ministry, lay or ordained. Women, ethnic minorities, and United Methodists are encouraged to apply. Nominations and applications should be submitted at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7249
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained.
- Review of applications and nominations will begin September 1, 2016.
Emory University (GA) - Candler School of Theology - American Religious History (Open Rank)
Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in American Religious History beginning Fall 2017.
The successful candidate will have a research focus on American religious history in any period. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate American Christianity within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is also highly desirable.
Additional Job Details: Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene). Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, a writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.
Candidates should apply online at http://www.hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: Search Committee in American Religious History, c/o Brenda Roberts, Manager, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. Recommenders and institutions may also send files as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments to emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct any questions to Dr. Ted A. Smith, Search Chair, at email@example.com.
- Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 21, 2016.
- Applied 10/21/16. Upon request, Brenda Roberts confirmed receipt of dossier.
- A friend got an invitation to interview at the AAR
- Campus interview invitation 12/21/16
Duquesne University (PA) - Two Positions: Visiting Prof. of Theology and Newman Chair
- Was informed by Department Chair that both positions have been addressed. The Visiting Professor of Theology has been given to an internal candidate and the Newman Chair is pending applicant acceptance (3/16/17).
Emory University (GA) - East Asian Buddhist Traditions
The Department of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for an assistant professor appointment in East Asian Buddhist traditions, beginning in Fall 2017. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to scholars working in East Asian Buddhist ritual traditions, devotional traditions, contemplative practices, material culture, visual culture, and intercultural or trans-regional traditions. The successful candidate must have capacity to guide graduate research in East Asian Buddhist traditions and teach undergraduate courses in Buddhism, including an Introduction to East Asian Buddhism. We seek a scholar who will complement existing strengths in Asian religions at Emory University and who has the agility to engage in robust interdisciplinary conversations in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion. PhD is required by the time of appointment, as well as exceptional teaching potential in both the college and the graduate school. Demonstrated excellence in research languages is also imperative.
- Letter of application, curriculum vitae, one article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically by October 7, 2016, to Sara McClintock, East Asian Buddhist Traditions Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) Members of the committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Antonio or by Skype for candidates located outside North America. Those selected for a preliminary interview will be requested to submit a teaching dossier, including a teaching statement and sample syllabi, at least one week in advance of the interview.
Has anyone heard about in-person interviews?
- Had in-person interview at AAR in San Antonio. Good experience (useful and, supriringly, pleasurable). No follow-up either way regarding campus visit.
Emory University (GA) - Christianity of Latin America (Assoc. or Full Prof.)
The Department of Religion at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Latin American/Latino/LatinX Christianity to begin Fall 2017. The position is open to scholars working on Catholic or Protestant traditions, or popular Christian traditions that incorporate indigenous and/or African elements. Approaches may include (but are not limited to) ethnography, material culture, philosophy, theology, history, or comparative studies. We seek a scholar who has the agility to engage in robust interdisciplinary conversations in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship as well as teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Demonstrated ability to mentor underrepresented student populations is also considered advantageous.
- Interested candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three recommenders, and an article or book chapter to Joyce Flueckiger, Latin American/Latino/LatinX Christianity Search Committee Chair. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2016. Emory University is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. For addition information, please contact the chair of the search committee at latinXtysearch@emory.edu
- It seems that the description is too general, any idea of what they are looking for? The department does not have many resources in Christianity, is this something they want to address?
George Fox University (OR) - Wesleyan Theology
George Fox Evangelical Seminary announces a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Wesleyan theology and heritage, to begin August 15, 2017.
University Mission: George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.
Seminary Mission: George Fox Evangelical Seminary is George Fox Evangelical Seminary is Christ-centered, broadly evangelical, and committed to equipping women and men holistically for local and global service. We are located in Portland, Oregon.
Purpose: George Fox Evangelical Seminary exists to develop leaders and scholars to have a transformative and prophetic influence for Jesus Christ in the church and the world. We pursue this purpose by integrating spiritual formation, history, theology, and biblical and pastoral studies, in a multicultural and ecologically sensitive environment.
1. Teaching: Courses in Christian history and theology from a Wesleyan perspective; Courses in pastoral studies, ministry leadership, and spiritual formation.
2. Scholarship: Maintain active engagement in Wesleyan scholarly guilds; Maintain a sustained pattern of peer-reviewed publication as called for in the George Fox University Faculty Handbook.
3. Service: Support the university's Free Methodist Center; Participate in the ongoing support of the seminary programs and curriculum; Serve on faculty committees, participate in the life of the university and seminary community, provide academic advisement to students, and engage in other duties normally associated with full-time faculty members; Support local faith communities and community service efforts as appropriate.
Qualifications: A personal commitment to Jesus Christ and be actively involved in a local church. In addition, she or he must commit to live in agreement with the university's lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the university's Statement of Faith: http://www.georgefox.edu/about/mission_vision_values/faith_statement.html
A PhD, preferably in historical, systematic, or practical theology, related to Wesleyan studies. ABD considered only if degree will be in hand by August 1, 2017.
Teaching experience in, and commitment to support, traditional classroom, online, and hybrid course delivery at the graduate level.
Demonstration of scholarship, including academic conference presentations and scholarly publications.
Commitment to training both women and men as pastors and ministry leaders.
Commitment to the integration of faith and learning, which includes integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ and subjecting the insights we derive through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture.
Preferred: ordination credentials from a church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and five years of ministry experience in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.
Commitment to the university's statement on diversity: http://www.georgefox.edu/diversity/
- To Apply: Interested applicants should send an electronic cover letter, completed faculty application (including an integration of faith and learning essay), and CV (which includes contact information for three references) to Dean of the Seminary, Dr. Chuck Conniry, at email@example.com with the subject line: Richard B. Parker Search. Applications must be received by October 31, 2016 for consideration for preliminary interviews at AAR. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
George Fox University (OR) - William Penn Honors Program
George Fox University is seeking an applicant for a full-time, tenure track faculty position to teach primarily in the William Penn Honors Program starting in August 2017. The William Penn Honors Program offers a great books curriculum that serves as a selective general education track within the university.
George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. Individuals who would fit this profile are encouraged to apply for current openings in our faculty. George Fox University seeks to become a more racially and ethnically diverse community. We believe this goal, which is described in detail in our Diversity Statement, is in keeping with our mission as a Christ-centered community. We especially encourage applications from women and candidates in underrepresented groups.
Responsibilities: Candidate will teach 24 credits per year: 18 credits of great books seminars within the honors program, and 6 credits outside of honors. Candidate will be expected to maintain a scholarly research program. Candidate will participate in the broader academic life of the university and normal tenure review process.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in philosophy or theology. The area of specialization is open. Experience in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, theology and the arts, or philosophy and literature is preferred. Experience with great books and/or undergraduate honors education is desirable.
Salary and Rank: Appointment level is Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.
Application Procedures: Candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Dr. Abigail Favale, firstname.lastname@example.org, and to email@example.com. Letter of interest should demonstrate familiarity with the WPHP curriculum and describe the applicant’s interest (and experience, if applicable) in teaching in a great books context. Recommendations and other supporting materials (e.g. teaching statement, faith and learning statement, writing sample, teaching evaluations, etc.) will be requested at a later stage of the review process.
- Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017.
- Requested separate application, integration of faith and learning statement, and statement of faith - January 14
- Also received the request for the "seperate application," but it's possible this was sent to everyone who applied (though someone please confirm otherwise if Im wrong). (x2)
- I applied but didn't get the "separate application." Haven't heard anything.
- Rejection email (1/27/17)
- Interviews held online by skype/zoom (2/13/17)
George Mason University (VA) - Buddhism
The George Mason University Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Buddhism. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The teaching load will be 2-2, with one semester of paid pretenure leave and opportunities for summer research funding. This position begins late August 2017.
Qualifications: The successful candidate should have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. A research specialization in Buddhist philosophy and ethics is preferred, and candidates should have strong grounding in relevant languages and classical texts, as well as the ability to address contemporary ethical issues in Buddhist thought and culture. The incumbent should have a good publications record, or a clear research agenda with strong evidence of future research potential. In addition to courses on classical and contemporary Buddhism, the ideal candidate will be able to teach courses on other South Asian religions, as well as introductory courses on Asian religions more broadly; and will have a record of effective, engaging and innovative undergraduate teaching.
The department will interview selected candidates at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago.
- Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F6794z by October 14, 2016; complete the faculty application; and upload a letter of intent, CV, writing sample, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be directed to: Dr. Young-chan Ro, Search Committee Chair; Department of Religious Studies, George Mason University; 4400 University Drive, MS 3F1; Fairfax, VA 22030; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Any news on this job? I assume they plan to interview at the AAR in San Antonio. Nov. 11
Gonzaga University (WA) - Asian Religious Traditions
The Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Asian Religious Traditions to begin fall 2017. The position involves a 3/3 teaching load with primary emphasis on undergraduate teaching.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in the field of Religious Studies—ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will be degree in hand by August 1, 2017. Demonstrated expertise in Buddhism, Hinduism, or other Asian religious traditions. Command of the appropriate research languages. Preference given to candidates whose academic interests include cross-cultural approaches, or comparative religious perspectives, or issues of gender/sexuality.
Applicants must complete an online application at http://www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, (4) a one-page teaching philosophy, and (5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Robert Hauck, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, at email@example.com.
- Position closes on October 15, 2016, midnight, PST. For assistance with the online application, please call 509.313.5996. Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.
- Phone interviews started (10/27)
- On campus interviews currently happening (late Nov/early Dec)
Gonzaga University (WA) - Catholic Feminist Theology
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time, position in Catholic Feminist Theology in the areas of either Catholic Systematic or Moral Theology, with emphasis on issues of sexuality and gender. The position involves a 3/3 teaching load with primary emphasis on undergraduate teaching.
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate intercultural competency and expertise in some aspect of World Christianity or Global Catholicism.
Ph.D. in the field of Religious Studies—ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will be degree in hand by August 1, 2017.
Applicants must complete an online application at http://www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, (4) a one-page teaching philosophy, and (5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Robert Hauck, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Position closes on December 29, 2016, midnight, . For assistance with the online application, please call 509.313.5996.
- Received a phone call to schedule a phone interview. 1/19
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (MI) - Historical and Systematic Theology
Cornerstone University, an Evangelical Christian institution with over 2800 undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. The position is classified as a full-time tenure-track faculty position with faculty rank and base salary dependent upon educational and professional qualifications and experience. In partnership with other faculty colleagues, the position supports the theology curriculum of the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Formation, Master of Arts in Counseling, and other Master of Arts degree programs which combine to enroll over 340 graduate students on an annual basis, both on-ground and online.
Qualifications: Candidates will possess a completed Ph.D. or Th.D. in Systematic Theology or Historical Theology from a properly accredited institution (e.g. regional, Association of Theological School, etc.) by fall 2017, evidence proficiency in theological scholarship and graduate level teaching, be a team player with honorable relational skills, and exhibit a genuine Christian faith commitment and theological alignment with the Cornerstone Confession.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will serve as Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (a graduate division of the University). This includes teaching six graduate level courses (on-ground and online) on an annual basis, serving student advisees, contributing to assessment projects within the division, attending divisional and full-faculty meetings, and serving on at least two committees.
Location: Grand Rapids is a developing city with a metropolitan population of well over 600,000 people. The community possesses a strong Christian heritage and has been referred to as a “city of churches.” In addition, it is home to many non-profit and human services organizations. Grand Rapids has an abundance of affordable housing, with a cost of living lower than many cities of its size.
Application: All inquiries and materials will remain confidential. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please post your letter of inquiry and resume/curriculum vitae at the following link: https://www.cornerstone.edu/why-cornerstone-university/campus-locations/university-offices/human-resources/employment-applications/
- Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted 9/22/16)
- Received letter informing me that I was no longer in consideration (10/31/16)
- Asking the person above - did you receive an email or postal letter? I applied and haven't heard anything.
- I haven't heard anything either (11/9/16)
- Friend had interview here at AAR/SBL.
Guilford College (NC) - Islamic Studies
Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a full-time (3/3 course load), tenure track position in Islam with the ability to teach courses in religious ethics, Bible, and/or Judaism, beginning August 2017. Candidates are expected to teach courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate levels and to support the general education curriculum. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can support Guilford’s interdisciplinary programs, such as African and African-American Studies, International Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.
We seek a person with a Ph.D. (in hand by August 2017) with strong teaching experience who is able to address economic, racial, gender, and political issues within a diverse global context from a Religious Studies perspective. The department has a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, religious pluralism, and working for social justice. The College emphasizes teaching excellence, a writing intensive curriculum, interdisciplinary collaboration, and College community participation.
Guilford seeks applications from people representing diversity based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, national origin, career and life experiences, socio-economic background, and geographic roots, as well as from members of the Religious Society of Friends. We support Guilford College’s stated priority of being anti-racist and diverse, and we specifically encourage applicants with identities, abilities and experiences that are underrepresented in higher education. EOE/AA.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, (unofficial) academic transcripts, a teaching statement that includes a list of courses taught, and three letters of recommendation online at https://guilford.peopleadmin.com. Hard copies are not accepted.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and must be completed by January 20, 2017 to receive consideration.
- any updates on this position?
- Skye interview the week of February February 7th
Harvard University (MA) - Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity
The Faculty of Divinity at Harvard University intends to make a tenured appointment to the Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity. We seek a scholar whose work addresses issues of contemporary Christian morality, ethics, and values within the context of global religious pluralism and diversity. Candidates may work in any discipline or field that engages such issues constructively, including those in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates must be able to contribute to the design and teaching of a curriculum in religion, ethics, and politics. They should employ forms of analysis that address race, gender, sexuality, and social location, The successful candidate will be expected to contribute more generally to the Divinity Schools degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity curriculum, while sharing in the Schools intellectual life. The candidate will also teach undergraduate and Ph.D. students of the Study of Religion in Harvards Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Letters of nomination may be sent to the Niebuhr Search Committee, c/o Traci Kasperbauer, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, or via email to email@example.com. Candidates should submit both a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae. In these or in separate documents, they should describe plans for research and teaching. Preference is given to submissions at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu, though applications may also be submitted by regular post or electronic mail to the addresses given above.
- Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016.
- Did anything happen with this search? (2/8)
- Did HDS ever do interviews for this? Make a hire? The end of the academic year, and they've announced nothing. (5/5)
Hope College (MI) - Endowed Chair in Reformed Theology
Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor for the Leonard and Marjorie Maas Endowed Chair in Reformed Theology. Cognate expertise in Historical Theology, Ecumenical Dialogue, World/Global Christianity, and Peace Studies, though not required, may complement a scholarly emphasis on Reformed Theology. Responsibilities include teaching a survey on Systematic Theology, electives on areas of one's scholarly specialization, and a senior level department seminar. There are also opportunities to teach in college-wide interdisciplinary programs. Ph.D. required, along with evidence of success in teaching and mentoring undergraduates and an exceptional record of scholarship along with a detailed plan for further research and publication.
As part of the online application found at http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty, candidates will upload the following documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) description of research accomplishments and agenda, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) contributions one would make to Hope College's mission, 5) a curriculum vitae, and 6) unofficial graduate transcripts.
- Applications received by October 15, 2016, will be assured of full consideration.
Houston Baptist University (TX) - Dean, School of Christian Thought
The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the School of Christian Thought and reports to the Provost. The Dean is expected to provide leadership and support for strategic planning, budget planning and development, program review and accreditation, faculty and staff development, advisory board initiatives, and community engagement. The Dean will guide the growth and shape the future of the School of Christian Thought by clearly articulating and exemplifying the Houston Baptist University vision, Ten Pillars: Faith & Reason in a Great City.
Summary of required qualifications: Bring a distinguished record of academic, business management, and entrepreneurial success as well as a record of scholarly achievement. Discipline should be in one of the areas of the School of Christian Thought: Theology, Classics & Biblical Languages, and Apologetics.
- Review of applicants begins immediately, and those most interested will do well to submit materials as soon as possible after December 2, 2016.
Humboldt State University (CA) - Religious Studies
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Religious Studies. This position offers the challenge and opportunity for an entry-level faculty member who will lead, guide, and inspire our program over the next 20 years and beyond, through excellence in teaching, but also (and especially) in program leadership. During this nation-wide transitional period in higher education, this position offers unique opportunities for a qualified candidate with deep commitment to undergraduate education in the area of Religious Studies.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.
Humboldt State University (HSU) provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Religious Studies or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards terminal degree with anticipated completion by the appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate competence in the following categories:
- 1. Teaching and scholarly competence in recognized areas of Religious Studies, such as a major world tradition (e.g., Christianity, Buddhism, Islam) or an interdisciplinary focus (e.g., mythic studies, ritual studies, comparative theology, psychology of religion, religion and literature);
- 2. Program leadership and all of its associated administrative duties for managing an undergraduate major in Religious Studies.
In regards to the first primary category, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Training and experience in teaching within an undergraduate program devoted to the major traditions among world religions; Commitment to the success of a such a program’s curriculum, which is devoted to developing a greater religious literacy in the undergraduate population; Teaching competence for a standard World Religions course; Teaching competence in theory and method in Religious Studies; Teaching competence and graduate level training in more than one of the world’s major religious traditions; Commitment and competence to teach and exercise leadership within HSU’s General Education program. Record of scholarship through publication and participation in professional organizations; Minimum of 3 years teaching in higher education; Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Commitment to teaching within the context of a public university, the goals of which include access and diversity to various groups of under-represented students; and Professional focus on academic success among students who will be drawn from the underprivileged, from ethnic minorities, and from first-generation college students.
In regards to the second primary category, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Ability to assume immediately upon appointment responsibilities of program leadership and administration, including those duties normally assumed by a department chair at HSU; Leadership that will facilitate the development of the Religious Studies program; Administrative ability and willingness to manage curriculum, scheduling, budgets, personnel, advising, departmental programming, alumni relations, and assessment, as well as other matters, as they arise; Willingness and ability to develop and sustain departmental relations with local and regional religious communities in support of our experiential program; Commitment to service so as to develop productive relationships with other academic departments and constituencies in the University; and Documented experience in departmental administration and management in at least some areas mentioned defined above.
Recommended qualifications for this position include: Demonstrated commitment to and/or competence within innovative pedagogies involving online, hybrid, and large-enrollment courses; Interest in working collaboratively with other departments in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences on interdisciplinary initiatives; Interest and experience in applying for grants, to help raise the profile and fund the success of the department; Interest and experience in encouraging and managing study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/aavp/sites/default/files/04-03%20Admin%20Memo%20Approved%20Policy%20-%20H-1b%20Process_4_4_13.pdf.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Instructional assignments may include: World Religions, Exploring Religions, Senior Seminar, as well as upper-division major courses that fulfill the needs of the major program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
This appointment offers the opportunity to develop the Religious Studies program, and to lead innovations in the program with vision, creativity, and insight. We believe this to be a unique opportunity for an early career teacher-scholar who has a professional commitment to undergraduate education. It allows and encourages the successful applicant to take a pivotal role in shaping the whole of the Religious Studies curriculum and program, beginning at the time of appointment.
In addition to these leadership opportunities, the primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: (1) teaching; (2) research, scholarship and creative activity; and (3) service to the University, profession and the community. After appointment the successful candidate will need to demonstrate quality performance in these three areas in the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion process at HSU, which is governed by the University Senate and the Collective Bargaining Agreement that governs faculty rights and responsibilities within the CSU system. In addition to standard performance review of teaching and scholarship, responsibilities will include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
This position differs from most tenure-line appointments, which presume that program leadership and management only become part of faculty responsibilities after tenure. This position requires the assumption of duties as program leader at the time of appointment, and progress towards tenure and promotion will depend, in part, on successful leadership and management of the program. We believe that this will offer both challenges and opportunities to the successful candidate. Applicants for this position need to be clear-eyed about the demands of the position in terms of administrative duties, in addition to those of teaching and scholarship.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials: Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Statement about Vision and Experience in Program Leadership; Statement of Research Interests; Teaching evaluations, if available; Evidence of administrative experience and competence; Application for Academic Employment: https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757; Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/; Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and Names and contact information for at least three professional references, as well as three letters of recommendation.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Signed letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials.
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7706.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Religious Studies, or Humboldt State University to: William Herbrechtsmeier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299. Email: email@example.com
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than September 19, 2016. Early response is encouraged.
- DID ANYONE RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WHEN THEY SUBMITTED? I AM HESITANT TO BUG THEM TO CHECK, BUT SINCE THE PDF IS SO LARGE IT WOULD BE REASSURING TO KNOW THEY HAVE IT AND ARE ABLE TO OPEN IT.
- 9/21: I did not, no. And I submitted last week so if one is forthcoming it won't be until the deadline I would think.
- 9/27: Received form email acknowledging receipt of application from admin coordinator. Stated that review will begin immediately after deadline, and that top candidates will be invited for campus interview. x2
- 10/22 phone interview invite
- As someone mentioned in the John Carol entry below, it seems pretty clear this is an inside hire. Congrats to those who got phone interviews, but if you make it to a campus interview, I suggest going into it knowing that the inside hire scenario is a distinct possibility. I've had the experience multiple times now of seeing CSUs run fake searches when they have already chosen their inside candidate. It wasn't much fun to find that out after putting the effort into a campus interview. If this position is an inside candidate situation, it is awfully rude that they required such a huge dossier.
Iowa State University (IA) - Islam or East Asian Religions (Open Rank)
The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies invites candidates to apply for an Open Rank position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) with specialty in Islam, our first priority, or East Asian Religions.
This new colleague will join a supportive and diverse department with a small and engaged major and a broad impact through its popular offerings in World Religions and Religion in America. All faculty regularly teach sections of one or both of these introductory courses in addition to more advanced offerings and courses in their specialty.
The standard teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is five courses per year. Faculty members are expected to provide an effective learning experience for students. Faculty members are also expected to maintain a continuing research program in religious studies (and, when appropriate, related fields), to present research findings at national and international conferences as appropriate, and to publish research results on a regular basis in refereed outlets. The department and the college encourage collaborations with scholars in related fields. Faculty members are expected to provide service to the department, the college, and the university as needed for the efficient operation thereof, and to contribute to professional societies and the public as a natural outcome of their activities.
Required Education and Experience: Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a closely related field is required by time of appointment. Associate and Full Professor: A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or closely related field and an outstanding record of teaching and research in Islam or East Asian religions commensurate with rank.
Preferred Education and Experience: An outstanding record of teaching and research in Islam. Evidence of scholarly publications in leading journals. Experience teaching in a university setting.
Interviews may be conducted at the November AAR meeting in San Antonio. Please indicate if you would be available for an interview at the meeting. However, attendance at this AAR meeting is not required to receive an interview.
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
- Quick Link: http://www.iastatejobs.com:80/postings/20747
- Guaranteed Consideration Date: 10/24/2016 .
- Wrote to chair to ask if they were indeed doing interviews at AAR and was told they were not (Nov. 11)
- Emailed invite for phone/Skype interview (12/2)
- Emailed for campus visit (12/9)
- Any updates on this position?
- Offer made and accepted.
Ithaca College (NY) - Religious Studies (Open Area)
The Ithaca College Department of Philosophy & Religion invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Religious Studies, beginning August 16, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, globally conscious scholar of religious studies with an active scholarly agenda and an interactive, student-centered style of teaching. Area of expertise is open, but an ability to teach courses in more than one of the following areas is desirable: Islam; African-American religious traditions and/or Afro-Caribbean/ Black Diaspora religious traditions; Hinduism; indigenous religions; religion and nature; religion and art; religion and gender studies. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.
Position/Job Qualifications: Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly promise. PhD in Religious Studies in hand by August 16, 2017.
Instructions for submitting your application: Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the applicant’s references upon final submission of application via https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
- To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 15, 2016. Preliminary interviews will take place via Skype in late November / early December. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.
- Has anyone heard back from their applications yet? (11/28) (I have not as of 11/29)
- Emailed to schedule ZOOM interview (11/29)
- Received form rejection email (2/22)
James Madison University (VA) - Islamic Studies
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval, beginning fall 2017.
Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, JMU is a co-educational public master's level university with over 21,000 students and is rated the number two public university in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The university welcomes applicants who help fulfill its commitment to diversity. Please see the College of Arts and Letters Diversity Council at http://www.jmu.edu/cal/diversity/cal-diversity-council.shtml.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.
Duties and Responsibilities: In addition to teaching upper-level electives in Islam in the successful candidate's area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach in the University's General Education Program (World Religions, Islamic Civilizations) and share in the teaching of the Religion program's course on theory and methods (3/3 load with 2 preparations).
Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or dissertation in hand at the time of appointment. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence must accompany the application. The area of specialization is open, though applicants should have an international focus (e.g. Africa, the Middle East, Asia) in their scholarship and teaching. Applicants will have demonstrated competence in Arabic, as well as in other cognate languages where appropriate.
To apply and be considered an applicant, candidates are required to fully complete steps 1 and 2.
1. Go to http://JobLink.jmu.edu, reference posting number 0407615 and submit a faculty profile, letter of application and a curriculum vitae. The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.
2. Send hard copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, scholarly writing sample (no more than 15 pages), and evidence of teaching experience and excellence (syllabi, student evaluations, etc.) to: Chair, Islam Search, Department of Philosophy and Religion, 61 E. Grace Street MSC 8006, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.
- To insure full consideration, please submit all materials by October 31, 2016. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual conference of the AAR / SBL in San Antonio, TX (November 2016). Additional inquiries can be addressed to Robert E. Brown, Chair, Islam Search Committee (email@example.com).
- Invitation to interview at AAR (Nov. 11)
- Any word since the AAR interviews? (Dec 2)
- Haven't heard anything here yet, but they didn't give me any timetable for campus invites so who knows (Dec. 3)
- A friend was invited for a campus interview by phone (12/7)
John Carroll University (OH) - Sociology and/or Anthropology of Religion
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies ( TRS ) at John Carroll University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a focus on sociology and/or anthropology of religion. The position will begin August 2017.
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the PhD in hand at the time of appointment in Theology/Religious Studies or Sociology/Anthropology of Religion; be conversant with academic method and theory in the study of religion, particularly sociological/anthropological and ethnographic methods; demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching; show significant promise for various types of cross-disciplinary collaboration in JCU’s integrative core curriculum (e.g., team-teaching, learning communities); demonstrate commitment to formative assessment to inform teaching; and affirm the Catholic Jesuit mission of the University.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred area of specialization is ethnography of American religious traditions, particularly those significant to Ohio and the Western Reserve such as Catholicism, Judaism, Mormonism, indigenous traditions, contemporary religious movements.
Some prior teaching experience; evidence of quality classroom instruction (from peer and student evaluations) is desirable. Candidates engaged in research on matters of contemporary religious concern will be given special consideration.
- Applications received by September 25 will be granted full consideration. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
- Although I can't be certain, this appears to have an inside candidate; they have a current visiting professor with this specialization
- IMHO: VAPs with the same specialization are very common during a job search and do not usually reflect an inside hire. When departments lose a faculty member they usually hire a VAP to fill a gap in their curriculum while they get the TTAP job search together. Thus once they post the job ad, it looks like a description of their VAP because the she/he was hired to fill the same curriculum gap the TTAP will fill. Better indicators for inside hires are strange combinations of requirements and excessively early application dates. The Humboldt State Job, for instance, is probably an inside hire for their current program director, who is a lecturer. Also see: http://theprofessorisin.com/2012/01/05/what-insider-candidates-persist-in-doing-wrong/
- Thank you [poster above], but in this case the inside candidate was not hired into an Anthropology and Sociology of Religions VAP. Her initial appointment was a one-year appt in 2013 in Asian Religions. While the JCU TRS department has lost three tenured positions since that initial hire, none were in the Soc/Anthro of Religion (not even close). So this does appear to be an inside hire. Further indication of which includes the ridiculously short application window (18 days) between when this job was posted and the deadline for applicants. [One final note from me: Their inside applicant is both a good scholar and a nice person. I hope that none of us feel cheated by her if she ends up being selected to fill this t-track position.]
- The application window was a month (ad went live September 2; ultimate deadline was Oct 1), not 18 days.
- 10/15: Received request for skype interview via email. (x3)
- Received very general form rejection (had previous Skype interview) 1/13/17 (x2)
- Ditto: "Thank you for your interest in the Assistant Professor, Religious Studies vacancy at John Carroll University. After careful consideration, we have narrowed the pool to applicants whose background and experience more closely matches the requirements of the position."
- Good luck to the remaining candidates.
Kenyon College (OH) - Christian Traditions
Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Christian Traditions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in the academic year 2017-2018. Ph.D. in hand before August 1, 2017 required. Candidates with significant teaching experience at the assistant professor level are encouraged to apply. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff and administration. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of Christianity both historically and currently, including the shifting of the center of Christianity to the developing world in Africa, South America and Asia. A candidate's teaching and research expertise may include any combination of these historical, cultural and social dimensions of Christianity: ancient, medieval, contemporary; interactions with other faith traditions; issues of justice and social and environmental ethics; religion and literature; women's and gender studies. Candidates should be willing to offer annually a semester-long introductory/survey course on Christian Traditions and a section of our introductory course, Encountering Religion in its Global Context. Candidates are also expected to offer a semester-long course on the New Testament at least every other year. The successful candidate will also develop courses in her/his area of expertise. Preference will be given to applicants with broad training in Religious Studies and teaching experience. Teaching load: 3/2.
To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional references, teaching statement including a list of courses taught, a 10-25 page writing sample, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Preliminary interviews will be conducted November 19th-20th at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature meeting in San Antonio, TX.
- Review of applications will begin November 5, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 5, 2016 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
- Email request for AAR prelim interview 11/11 (x2)
- Any news about campus visits? (I heard they were moving quickly after the AAR.)
- Campus invites went out the day after AAR [posted 12/1]
- Any news on offers?
- Received a kind rejection email saying that hire has been made. (1/6/17)
- Kind rejection email saying preliminary decisions have been made and I'm no longer under consideration (3/9/17)
Loyola University Chicago (IL) - Historical Theology
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Historical Theology for academic year 2017-18. The department serves the university's undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in Theology and Religious Studies. The department also offers an M.A. in Biblical Languages and Literature, Christian Ethics, and Theological Studies, and Ph.D. concentrations in New Testament/Early Christianity, Ethics, and Theology. For more information about the department visit http://www.luc.edu/theology.
Duties and Responsibilities: Ideal candidates should be theologians with strong historical training, prepared to teach undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Theology, Ancient and Medieval Christian Thought, and other graduate and undergraduate courses (e.g., Christology, Ecclesiology) in Christian thought. The candidates' research interests and compatible languages should lie in the historical period from the early church to the late middle ages. In addition, candidates for the position must demonstrate clear potential to build a record of distinguished scholarship and a demonstrable capacity for student mentorship. Special attention will also be given to candidates with research interests that are in conversation with Christian Ethics.
Minimum Education or Experience: Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. and exhibit a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. They should be able to teach in a theological context, engaging with colleagues who specialize in Christian theology, and they should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit education.
Applicants should apply on-line at https://www.careers.luc.edu and submit a letter of intent, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a teaching statement/research agenda. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact: email@example.com or Dr. Robert A. Di Vito, Chair, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 West Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660.
- Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
- Skype interviews scheduled for this week (December 19–23)
- on-campus interviews begin this week (January 23)
- offer made and accepted (March 1)
Loyola University Maryland (MD) - Comparative Theology
Loyola University Maryland, a Jesuit Catholic liberal arts university in Baltimore, Maryland, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Theology, with primary specialization in Comparative Theology. We are seeking a colleague who has expertise in Christian theology and in Christianity's engagement with another religious tradition from either an historical or contemporary perspective, has proficiency in the relevant languages needed for primary research, and will expand upon our current areas of expertise in comparative theology. The position begins August 24, 2017, and the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree completed by the time of employment.
In addition to teaching undergraduate and masters-level courses in his or her area of specialty, applicants must be able to teach a one-semester undergraduate introductory course in Christian theology. Faculty teach this course according to their respective strengths. All sections of the introductory course encompass an introduction to scripture, soundings in the theological tradition, and contemporary theological questions. A further description of this and other theology course offerings can be found at http://www.loyola.edu/department/records/catalogues. Faculty are expected to contribute to the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the University in ways appropriate to their discipline and experience.
To apply, please go to http://www.loyola.edu/careers to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Ms. Susan Szczybor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210 or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2016.
- Any news?(x2)
- Was interviewed in San Antonio (pleasant experience!)
- Had Skype interview (coinciding with the AAR)
- Invited for on campus (to happen in Feb.)
Lycoming College (PA) - Comparative Religions
The Department of Religion at Lycoming College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Comparative Religion at the rank of assistant professor, beginning fall 2017. The position has a 3/3 teaching load, as well as scholarship and college service expectations. The successful candidate will teach a section of Introduction to World Religions every semester, and will have the opportunity to develop a course in theory and method in the study of religion as well as comparative religion courses at several levels. Areas of specialization within comparative religion are open. Interest and ability in teaching courses in death/afterlife studies and/or international and indigenous Latin American religions is a plus.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August, 2017. Teaching experience will strengthen the application. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and evidence of potential for continuing scholarship.
TO APPLY: Applicants should send a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests within a liberal arts institution; CV; unofficial transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which is able to speak to the candidate’s teaching ability). Electronic submission of application materials is required. Please reference “Assistant Professor of Religion” in the subject line of the email.
- Applications must be received by October 23, 2016. Additional information at http://www.lycoming.edu. Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen conducted. EOE
- Any news?
- Emailed for interview request at AAR/SBL (11/10).
- Anyone who interviewed at AAR/SBL heard anything? (12/12).
- Spoke to the chair today. Campus invites have already been sent out (12/20).
Marquette University (WI) - Theological Ethics (2 Positions)
The Department of Theology at Marquette University seeks to fill two full-time open-rank tenure-track positions in theological ethics beginning in fall 2017. The Department describes its work as “theology bridging traditions, cultures, and disciplines” and wishes to hire candidates who see their vocations as creating bridges between different religious traditions, cultures, and academic disciplines. The department seeks candidates interested in marshaling new and innovative scholarly and pedagogical resources in ethics in line with Marquette’s institutional commitment to advance new areas of research in the public interest (http://www.marquette.edu/strategic-planning/). For more information about the Department of Theology please visit its website at http://www.marquette.edu/theology.
Normal teaching load is 3/2 and encompasses undergraduate and graduate instruction; opportunities exist for research support and a 2/2 teaching load for research-intensive faculty. The successful candidate should expect ordinary committee responsibilities, participation on dissertation boards and qualifying exams, and advising of graduate students. The successful candidate will demonstrate an active research agenda supported by evidence of publications and participation in professional conferences. The candidate will be expected to support the growth of the undergraduate program and to contribute to building and refocusing the graduate ethics program.
One or more of the following areas of expertise are desirable: foundational theological ethics, Catholic social ethics, race, gender, economic ethics, ethics and public policy, health care ethics, and ethics in a global and environmental context.
- Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must submit through the Marquette web portal a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, research agenda, writing sample and unofficial graduate transcripts to: http://employment.marquette.edu. Three references should mail a signed letter of recommendation to: Dr. Robert Masson, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Theology Marquette University P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881 or email the letter as an attachment to: email@example.com.
- Received email from department that we won't hear back until January
- Invitation for campus visit
Maryland Institute College of Art (MD) - Islamic Culture and Thought 
Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture. The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2017.
Job Description: The department seeks applicants for a full-time, continuing position in Islamic Thought and Culture with an emphasis on the lived complexities of Islam. Disciplinary approach and geographic specialization are open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach all historical periods of Islamic thought and culture at the survey level in addition to upper-division offerings in their area of specialization. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach the department’s first-year requirement “Critical Inquiry,” a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response. As the position is within a multidisciplinary department, the successful applicant must demonstrate conversancy across disciplines, and the ability to make their subject accessible to a broad audience of non-specialists.
An interest in teaching art students, and a lively research practice to support the institution’s educational mission, is essential. The position requires a Ph.D. in an appropriate social science or humanities discipline, including, but not limited to history, political science, religious studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and sociology but excluding art history, in hand by August 1, 2017.
The faculty position will teach 18 credits per year (3 courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of the fine arts. The candidate will be capable of teaching all levels of the undergraduate program, and have a broad understanding of new approaches to the study of Islamic Thought and Culture.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities during the school year. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.
Requirements: PhD by August 1, 2017 Knowledge of at least one foreign language commonly spoken in the Islamic world (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Turkish etc.) Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred) Ability to teach courses to a multi-lingual, multi-cultural student body Record of research or professional engagement commensurate with experience Candidate must successfully complete a full background check
Valued, but not required: 3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred) Significant research and/or field work experience in the region of focus
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Application Instructions: Visit http://www.micahr.slideroom.com . You will be asked to login or create a login. Once you have logged in, please follow these instructions. Instructions will also be posted in SlideRoom as you are applying.
Please Submit via Slideroom as a single multipage pdf document: Cover Letter; Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names and email addresses of at least three references.
- Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before December 20, 2016 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
- Skype Interview Conducted (1/11)
- Rejection email (Feb 17)
Marywood University (PA) - Religious Studies
The Marywood University Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017.
Summary of Duties: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate core curriculum courses and undergraduate courses in the major. Student advisement, commitment to scholarly activities, and participation in university, professional, and community service are expected. A full-time teaching load is 21 credits per academic year.
Required: A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Theology with a specialization in Catholic Social Ethics is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered with the understanding that they will have the Ph.D. by August 2018.
Preferred: A secondary area of specialization in non-Christian traditions. Prior college teaching experience. Online teaching experience.
Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic institution sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Additional information about the University is available at www.marywood.edu.
How to Apply: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcripts, and letters from three references. At least one of the references should be able to speak about the applicant's teaching ability. Please direct all application materials to Dr. Mary Ann Zimmer, Chair of Religious Studies: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted 5/31/17)
McGill University (CAN) - Religions of the Ancient World
The Department of History and Classical Studies and the School of Religious Studies of McGill University invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in “Religions in the Greco-Roman World.” The successful applicant is expected to hold a relevant Ph.D. at time of appointment, to show promise of excellence in teaching and to have an innovative research portfolio. The successful applicant can expect to teach and develop courses in Ancient History, Biblical Studies, and Classics. The ability to teach ancient Greek and Koine Greek is essential. A specialization in any of the literatures, religions and philosophies in the Greco-Roman World, such as Stoicism, Cynicism, Mystery Religions, Judaism, Christianity, Gnosticism is desirable.
Applicants should submit the following: a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, one page teaching statement, and at least three reference letters. All materials, including referees’ letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to the Academic Jobs Online website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?job-2346-8417
Inquiries may be directed to Professor Gerbern Oegema, School of Religious Studies, McGill University via e-mail: email@example.com
- The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
- 13 January: Invitation for skype interview.
McGill University (CAN) - South Asian Religions
The School of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of South Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at the Associate level. We seek a dynamic colleague capable of expanding and enriching an already strong program in Asian Religions at McGill who is prepared to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. This position calls for specialisation in the study of South Asian Religions alongside substantive engagement with the wider fields of Religious Studies and South Asian Studies, including relevant theoretical and methodological approaches.
Preference will be given to candidates who have an excellent overall research profile; research competence in at least two South Asian languages, ideally, one modern and one classical; and the ability to teach broad courses that cover South Asian religious traditions in interreligious and regional perspectives. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to graduate seminars in theory and method offered by the School of Religious Studies. The appointment is available from 1 July 2017.
The candidate is expected to have received the PhD prior to appointment.
For more information on the Asian Religions Area in the Faculty of Arts, visit our website: http://ara.mcgill.ca/ ;
For further information about the School of Religious Studies, visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/
Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application (addressing qualifications, research, and teaching interests); a Curriculum Vitae; relevant teaching materials; three letters of recommendation; and one representative writing sample or scholarly publication. All materials, including referees’ letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically to the Academic Jobs Online website (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8159).
Inquiries may be addressed to Ms. F. Maniaci, Acting Administrative Officer, School of Religious Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org), or to the chair of the search committee, Professor A. M. Pinkney (email@example.com),
McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
- Applications should be received by 30 November 2016 to guarantee full consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Email rejection (12/15)
- Skype interview first weeks of January
The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level (or the Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances) beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must fit the structure and strengths of the department’s Biblical Field, which is marked by its dedication to studying early Judaism and early Christianity in light of one another, focusing on the Hellenistic to Roman periods. The ideal candidate should, therefore, have competence in both early Judaism and early Christianity. Demonstration of excellence and/or outstanding promise in the areas of research, graduate supervision, and undergraduate teaching is essential. A Ph.D. in a field pertinent to the study of early Judaism and/or early Christianity is required by the time of appointment.
The Department of Religious Studies is committed to enhancing diversity, while complementing the strengths of current faculty. This search is undertaken to recruit a colleague who can help us achieve these goals. Religious Studies at McMaster has earned a reputation as one of the premiere departments of its kind in North America. Comprising three graduate fields (Asian, Biblical, and Western), research is conducted employing a wide variety of approaches: textual, ethnographic, historical, philosophical, theological, theoretical, and philological. There are currently 50 graduate students enrolled in the department’s M.A. and Ph.D. programmes, with 14 faculty members active in graduate supervision. More information on the department can be found at https://www.religiousstudies.mcmaster.ca/.
Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, a 1-2 page teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence, a 1-2 page research statement, and the names and full contact information for three academic references. The search committee will request letters directly from these references at a later stage in the search process, as needed.
Materials sent from applicants must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal at http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/. Queries should be addressed to Dr. Daniel Machiela, Chair, Department of Religious Studies at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2016, with the potential for preliminary interviews to take place either by video conference or at the SBL/AAR meeting in San Antonio on November 19-22.
Michigan State University (MI) - Judaism
The Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a tenure system opening at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Judaism. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of teaching (normally, two courses per semester), research and service, including teaching in the College of Arts and Letters' general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities. A PhD in Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field must be completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2017.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the Department, teaching courses that include introduction to Religious Studies and Judaism, and other undergraduate-attracting courses on Judaism that are consistent with the research and teaching foci of the candidate. Active participation in the Jewish Studies Program is expected. The Jewish studies program is a dynamic university program spanning multiple disciplines, colleges and departments. The position is one of six core positions in the Jewish Studies program, and at least two of the undergraduate courses taught each year will count toward the minor in Jewish Studies in the university. A core position means the position contributes to the Jewish Studies Program. There are opportunities to participate in study aboard programs and to engage in scholarly outreach and collaborative interdisciplinary work in digital humanities.
- Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site https://jobs.msu.edu/.
Michigan State University (MI) - South Asia and/or the Diaspora (incl. Religious Studies)
Position Title: Assistant Professor. Employment Level: Tenure system faculty. Employment Status: Full Time, academic year appointment.
The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a scholar whose research interests focus on performing arts (broadly conceived) in South Asia and/or the diaspora. This scholar will approach this topic from one or more of the following disciplinary fields: Cultural Anthropology, Cultural History, Music, Dance, Theatre, Performance Studies, South Asian Studies, or Religious Studies.
The RCAH at MSU is an interdisciplinary, residential undergraduate college in the arts and humanities with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and with a curricular emphasis on social justice, civic engagement, and the visual and performing arts. Michigan State University is a Carnegie R1 institution that values cross-college collaboration, and the successful candidate will also have opportunities to connect with faculty in his/her discipline at MSU. This position will start 8/16/2017.
The RCAH is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; ability status; and religious belief, creed, or ideology. MSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and writing sample all in one PDF. Applicants also will be required to submit names and emails for three people from whom letters of reference will be solicited.
A PhD awarded in related area by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.
Special consideration will be granted to candidates whose work engages gender and sexuality or who can contribute to the RCAH's Language and Culture and/or civic engagement curricula.
- To apply, go to https://jobs.msu.edu. Click on Search Postings at left, enter 3889 in the Posting Number field, and click Search. From there, follow prompts. All applicants must apply using this application portal. [Deadline not stated: posted 8/25/16]
Missouri State University (MO) - Islam
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Religious Studies, anticipates an August 2017 opening for an assistant professor specializing in Islam, tenure eligible. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and M.A. courses in Islam and will regularly teach the department’s world religions survey course. The candidate should be able to engage Islamic texts and traditions from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Additional Qualifications: Candidates are required to have the Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field completed by August 1, 2018, and must demonstrate successful experience in teaching and strong potential in research. Candidates should be interested in engaging broad intellectual questions and be familiar with issues and approaches in the academic study of religion. Additionally, they must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and to integrating multicultural issues into their courses.
Link to Job Description: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e. g., course evaluations), course documents (syllabi), copies of all transcripts, a publication or writing sample, and contact information for three professional references must be submitted with the online application at https://jobs.missouristate.edu. Three letters of reference are required for the application to be considered. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. J. E. Llewellyn, Search Committee Chair, e-mail: email@example.com. Official transcripts required at time of hire.
- First consideration of applicants begins on September 16, 2016, and continues until position is filled\
- Contacted Oct 10. Have Skype interview Oct 19.
- On-campus interviews have been scheduled.
- Has an offer been made?
- Offer made (12/9). Accepted (12/19).
Moravian Theological Seminary (PA) - Protestant Theology
Moravian Theological Seminary (MTS) is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment in Theology to begin Fall 2017. Ideal candidates (1) possess a PhD or equivalent in Theology; (2) can teach graduate courses in Protestant Theology and theologies from at least one of the following perspectives: global, ecumenical, interreligious, intercultural, and/or womanist; (3) have at least three years teaching experience in higher education, (4) are supportive of the mission of MTS, and (5) can bring their lay or ordained ministry experience and their scholarship into conversation with issues in the Church.
All positions are subject to budget availability.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send letter of interest indicating one's approach to teaching in a seminary and to integrating teaching and learning across multiple disciplines; C.V.; three letters of reference; and official doctoral transcript. Send materials compiled into one PDF file (except for the transcript, which should be sent directly to MTS) to Dr. Frank Crouch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Application review begins November 15, 2016 and continues until position is filled.
- Received polite email saying I was not a finalist 1/10
- Has anyone received an interview request? I haven't received a rejection or interview request yet.
- Rejection email (3/1)
Mount Mercy University (IA) - Religious Studies
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking a generalist to fill an open tenure-track position as assistant professor of religious studies to begin fall 2017. The qualified applicant will possess a doctorate in theology or religious studies. Preference will be given to candidates with a main emphasis in systematic theology and a secondary emphasis in Catholic theological ethics. An ideal candidate will also be prepared and interested in comparative religions in dialogue with the Catholic tradition. The position’s teaching load consists primarily in serving the university’s Core Curriculum, but also will include opportunities to help expand the major and minor. Evidence of successful prior teaching experience will be helpful. Candidates should also indicate interest and ability to teach in accelerated and online formats, as well as in traditional classroom courses. In addition, this candidate should possess the potential and desire to assume some administrative duties in our small and congenial department. These duties include advising majors and minors, overseeing program adjuncts, course scheduling and development, assessing program offerings, and promoting the program within the university and the larger community.
Candidates should demonstrate in their application materials understanding and enthusiastic support for the Catholic identity of the university as well as its ongoing connection to the charism of the Sisters of Mercy, the religious order that founded the university. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are practicing Roman Catholics and look forward to collaborating with the local Church in joint programming. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy.
Mount Mercy University welcomes those of all backgrounds and is committed to excellence in education, social justice, and community service.
Qualified candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (e) contact information for three professional references. Submissions should be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: email@example.com with the subject line, “Religious Studies.” Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed.
Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1900 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. The picturesque campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is equidistant from Minneapolis, Chicago and St. Louis. Visit www.mtmercy.edu for further information. Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.
- Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
- Request for phone interview (3-10-17)
- Request for campus interview (3-22-17)
Mount St. Mary's University (MD) - Theology
The Department of Theology at Mount St. Mary's University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning August 2017. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research in moral theology with a secondary proficiency in comparative religions. The department seeks a colleague who will be able to contribute to teaching in the university's common liberal arts curriculum that includes: an ethics course, Ethics and the Human Good; a two-semester sequence of theology courses, Belief in Today’s World and Encountering Christ; and theology courses within the undergraduate offerings of Global Encounters (http://msmary.edu/academics/academic-catalog/UndergradCatalog2016-17_final.pdf). Teaching load: 7 courses per year. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. Ph.D. is expected; ABD candidates will also be considered.
Located close to the Baltimore and D.C. metropolitan areas, the Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized university enrolling 2,100 students and having a 14:1 student to faculty ratio. We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population.
Applicants are requested to submit a résumé, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to a Catholic liberal arts institution to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the address below:
- Dr. Peter Dorsey, Dean
- College of Liberal Arts
- Theology Search
- Mount St. Mary's University
- 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
- Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
Mount St. Mary’s University is a robust and contemporary Catholic academic community. Faculty, staff, administrators and students actively engage in our mission “to cultivate a community of learners, formed by faith, engaged in discovery and empowered for leadership in the Church, the professions, and the world." Mount St. Mary’s University is primarily its people, who provide the heart of the institution.
Like any vibrant community we also honor and celebrate the diversity and individual dignity of all our members. If you desire to contribute to the Mount and its culture of inclusive excellence, please review our open employment opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you. Equal Opportunity Employment.
- Application review will begin on December 15; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
- Offer extended and, I think, accepted (2/14/2017)
Naropa University (CO) - Yoga and Religious Studies
Job Summary: Naropa University announces a new faculty position in the Department of Wisdom Traditions, Yoga Studies and Religious Studies Programs, beginning in the Fall semester 2017. We seek to appoint a faculty colleague to teach residential courses for the undergraduate and graduate degrees in Yoga and Religious Studies, with experience in curriculum development. This position is a full-time core candidate position at the Assistant Professor level, unless prior University teaching/research experience should justify appointment at the Associate rank.
Job Duties: Teach residential courses for the undergraduate Yoga Studies programs according to departmental and university needs, as well as the candidates areas of interest. Maintain a full-time load of 20 semester credits per year. Attend and actively participate in faculty committees, program and school meetings and special project assignments. Hold regular office hours and meet with students as needed outside of class time. Oversee course development in Yoga and Religious Studies curricula. Understand and adhere to the policies, procedures, and protocols outlined in the Faculty and Employee Handbooks. Fulfill administrative responsibilities both within the department and within the University. Develop creative curriculum in Yoga Studies program with special attention given to Yoga and Hindu Studies, Sanskrit and contemplative education. Mentor and advise students. Continue research and creative work in the field. Engage in professional development that may include pedagogical approach, contemplative education, diversity/inclusivity. Additional program and university duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Academic training in Religious Studies, Ph.D. required for appointment as a Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor. All but Dissertation may be considered when combined with two to three years of full-time teaching in a college or university setting, with the understanding that the Ph.D. will be obtained before further advancement. Areas of specialization in religious traditions of India with a non-sectarian approach and diverse Yoga/Hindu studies background and experience. Knowledge of the primary literature and contemplative practices of the faculty members traditions of expertise, with an ability to teach sacred texts in an historical context. Knowledge of the methodology of the History of Religions, with ability to teach both BA and MA courses of methodology. Ability to teach the contemplative practices from the yoga tradition. Commitment to contemplative approaches to education. Demonstrated administrative experience and ability within academic environments or their equivalent. Experience should include: Curriculum development, budget management, student advising, faculty committees and collaborations, admissions and learning outcomes assessment activities. An understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education. Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.
Preferred Qualifications: Ability to teach elements of Hatha Yoga practice (asana, pranayama, meditation), history and philosophy. Ability and language proficiency required to teach Sanskrit. Ability to teach cross-tradition courses on major themes in the study of religions. Two to three years of undergraduate or graduate teaching experience. Knowledge of and ability to work with current and evolving technological platforms related to online academic learning and assessment.
Applications: Qualified candidates should apply online and include: A letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including a description of teaching philosophy, and training in both individual religious traditions and contemplative practices. A published writing sample from a peer-reviewed journal. Names and contact information for three professional references.
- Review of applications begins November 15, 2016 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) - Religious Studies, spec. in Western Christianity or Islamic Studies
The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for a faculty position (open rank) in Religious Studies, with a specialty in Western Christianity or Islamic Studies and the ability to teach introductory classes in comparative religion.
Successful senior applicants will be expected to have a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching, research, and service. Applicants at the junior level will be expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in all three areas. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching classes (teaching load is 2+2 with TA support for large classes), curriculum and program development, and research. The position is available from August 2017. Contracts are for a period of three years and are renewable upon a positive review.
Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnered with some of the most internationally-recognized names in Higher Education. The strategic partner of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive and the students are the most academically gifted in Kazakhstan. Most students participate in the NU foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 12:1. All classes are taught in English.
The History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies department includes 14 members and offers a major in History and minors in History and Philosophy/Religious Studies. All its members are research-active at the international level. The successful applicant will complement the currently existing strengths in the history of Eurasia and the history and philosophy of religion.
- To apply, please send a letter of interest, current c.v., contact information of three referees, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to email@example.com by December 11, 2016. More information about the school is available at http://shss.nu.edu.kz , http://shss.nu.edu.kz. Questions related to the position, the university, or living and working in Astana can be sent to Daniel Beben, search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- received confirmation for the application
New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NJ) - Preaching and Worship
The Professor of Preaching and Worship is called to teach in the academic fields of preaching and worship; to coordinate a diverse team of part-time faculty persons who will share in this teaching; to serve as part-time "Director of the Chapel," with responsibility to oversee the organization and quality of the Seminary's worship; and to share in the larger work of the faculty. The Professor of Preaching and Worship teaches introductory and elective courses in preaching and worship, 12 to 15 credits per academic year, including at least one core course at the Seminary's St. John's campus, at least one core course at the Seminary's New Brunswick campus, and other core and elective courses in both preaching and worship. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the Professor will fulfill the expectations for all regular full-time faculty members to engage in research and publication; service to the Seminary community; administrative and committee assignments; and service to the church
Qualifications: The qualified candidate will have an M. Div. or equivalent and a thorough acquaintance with all theological disciplines; and an advanced theological degree (D.Min., Th.D. or Ph.D.) with academic preparation in the fields of preaching and worship Additionally, the candidate will have: 1) significant, formal experience in preaching and worship with congregations; 2) the ability to prepare others to include the arts and reflect on the uses of technology in the preaching and worship of the church; 3) the ability to develop a vision for the teaching of preaching and worship that is responsive to the diversity of the student body (age, race, culture, experience, confessional and free church traditions, etc.); 4) the skill to coordinate a diverse team of part-time faculty members to share in this teaching; and, 5) the ability to provide leadership for the Seminary's chapel program-defining its purposes, organizing and implementing the program in cooperation with appropriate faculty and student committee(s).
New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a teaching institution in the Reformed tradition with commitment to prepare students from multiple confessional and free-church traditions. The successful candidate will have a passion for ministry, experience in and commitment to metro-urban ministry, an appreciation for the Reformed tradition and the multiple church traditions present in the Seminary's student body, a desire to teach and learn in an inter-cultural community, a commitment to theological scholarship, multicultural experience and competence, and eagerness to be part of a school that is committed to an anti-racist vision for itself, the church, and society.
- Please submit cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references by October 1, 2016 to Mrs. Jeanette Carrillo. By e-mail: email@example.com, or, by regular mail: P & W Search, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Northwestern College (IA) -Theology 
Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Systematic, Historical, or Practical Theology to begin in the fall of 2017. The position involves a 3-3 teaching load comprised of upper-level courses for our majors and our introductory core course in Theology.
The ideal candidate will hold an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) by the fall of 2017 and demonstrate a capacity for excellence in classroom teaching, research, and a deep commitment to the mission and witness of the Church. The candidate will exhibit a love of Christ and an embrace of the Gospel, and support the college’s mission as expressed in our Christian Identity Statement, Vision for Learning, and Vision for Diversity.
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world. Accordingly, Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration, and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
Apply online: http://www.nwciowa.edu/employment/ and send a letter of interest in which you (1) describe your teaching experience; (2) scholarly trajectory; and (3) interact with our Christian Identity Statement, Vision for Learning, and Vision for Diversity. Include a current curriculum vitae/resume, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To insure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 7, 2016.
- Colleague received phone(?) request to set up AAR interview (week of 11/7)
- Rejection email on 12/9.
Oakton Community College (IL) - World Religions and World Mythologies
Oakton Community College seeks to fill one full-time, tenure-track Humanities and Philosophy faculty position beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year in August 2017.
The successful applicant would be a lead instructor for World Religions courses, and would be expected to teach other interdisciplinary Philosophy and Humanities courses.
Candidates are especially valued who are committed to furthering the department’s and college’s goals of fostering an inclusive, anti-racist and anti-bias learning environment.
Essential Functions of the Position: Construction of a course syllabus, consistent with the generic course syllabus that stipulates course objectives, content, and grading criteria. Preparation of course presentations and instructional materials for lecture. Delivery of instruction, including being prepared for and meeting courses at scheduled times. Consultation with and evaluation of students. Maintenance of clear records on student performance, as well as any other factors such as attendance involved with the grading of students. Compliance with departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to submission of midterm and final grades, keeping office hours, and decisions regarding instructional matters such as texts, assignments, and grading standards; also adhering to provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. Participation and compliance with departmental decisions regarding instructional matters such as texts, assignments, and grading standards. Participation in department and/or institutional assessments of student learning. Participation in department and/or institutional surveys. Participation on appropriate standing and/or ad hoc committees within the Humanities and Philosophy department and the Division of Languages, Humanities and the Arts. Participation in college wide activities, such as a college wide committee or task force, faculty governance, accreditation studies, student activities/clubs/organizations, planning and/or implementation of college wide professional development activities, college related external professional meetings and activities, planning and/or implementation of college related social or fund raising functions, and other college related community activities mutually agreed upon by the Dean and the faculty member. Compliance with institutional procedures. Requirements: A Master’s degree in Philosophy or Religion is required.
Preferred Qualifications: An ability to teach World Religions with an emphasis on ethical, social and philosophical issues; specialization in non-western religious tradition(s); an ability to teach World Mythologies or other humanities courses from an interdisciplinary perspective; prior college teaching experience, and an earned doctorate in Philosophy or Religion are preferred. Other preferred qualifications include: Participation in departmental and institutional service. Development and delivery of courses using learning management software (such as D2L or Blackboard). Demonstrated experience working with a culturally diverse student population. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce. Understanding of and commitment to diversity and cultural competence. Additional Information: We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body and community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.
The full time faculty member's workload during the nine month academic year is 30 lecture hour equivalents (LHEs). The average teaching load is 15 LHEs in the Fall and Spring semesters.
The academic calendar consists of 169 working days; instructional days total 153 of the working days within the academic calendar. Four days are used for instruction, final student evaluations, or course culminating activities. Two days are designated for grading, and one day is associated with commencement which is assigned on a three year rotation. The remaining nine days are designated for professional development, course preparation, student orientation, assessment, advising, registration, and/or college or departmental activities.
The faculty member is expected to have a minimum of 10 regular office hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters.
The College expects full time faculty to participate in professional development activities and to engage in institutional and departmental service.
Compensation: The hiring range for full time faculty is based on a 9 month, no overload contract. Additional pay is received for teaching overloads and summer assignments. The minimum salary in the hiring range for the 2017-18 academic year is $51,927 and the maximum is $68,640.
A comprehensive benefit package is available which includes medical, vision, and dental insurance; flexible spending; term life insurance; tuition waivers and reimbursement; retirement; paid holidays; sick days; sabbatical leave; and a four day summer work week.
The full consideration deadline is December 11, 2016.
On campus screening interviews will be conducted by the search committee with selected applicants, and are anticipated to be held in late December 2016 or early January 2017. A teaching demonstration is part of the interview. Finalists will participate in a second round of on campus interviews with the Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Finalist interviews are expected to be conducted during the period January 30 to February 3, 2017.
Appointment to a faculty position is contingent upon approval by the College's Board of Trustees. It is anticipated that this appointment will be taken to the Board of Trustees for approval at the February 21, 2017 Board of Trustees meeting.
The faculty member appointed to the position begins employment on August 14, 2017.
Interviewees will be reimbursed for expenses associated with travel in excess of 50 miles to the interviews.
Application Instructions: To become an applicant, interested individuals must complete and submit the online application found on the Oakton website. Electronic copies of a cover letter, resume/cv, list of three (3) references with contact information, two letters of recommendation and transcripts must be uploaded by the applicant to the Oakton employment website. Uploaded documents need to be under 2 MB in size and in either .doc, .txt, or .pdf format. A total of 8 separate documents may be uploaded to an application file that has been successfully submitted to the College.
TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED: An unofficial copy of transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. Official transcripts for all degrees earned are required prior to appointment.
Recommendation letters may either be original documents with signature or e-mailed from the reference to email@example.com. Official transcripts or a placement/credential file should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts or placement/credential files sent by postal mail should be sent to: Oakton Community College, Faculty Search HUMPHL-17, c/o Human Resources, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.
Please contact Craig Ahrndt, Assistant to the Chief Human Resources Officer at 847.635.1676 or email@example.com if you encounter any difficulties with electronic submission of these documents.
- The full consideration deadline is November 20, 2016. Required transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume/cv, cover letter, and list of references with contact information are also to be submitted by November 20, 2016. The posting will be removed from the Oakton website at 11:59 pm eastern US time zone on November 21, 2016. Once posted positions are removed from the website, no additional applications will be accepted.
- LINK TO APPLY: https://oakton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=77961
- Any word on this one?
- I was told when I emailed to clarify that the December 11th deadline listed in the ad was the correct one, not the November 20th deadline.
- Great! Thanks, that explains a lot. :)
- 12/16 Campus interview invitation
Oberlin College (OH) - South Asian Religions and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies
The Department of Religion and Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Oberlin College invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of three years, beginning fall semester 2017 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor
About: Information about the Religion Department may be found on line at http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/religion/. Information about the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Department may be found at http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/gender/.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load of 4.5 courses per year. As a joint appointment between Religion (.66) and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (.34), the position covers the curricular area of South Asian religions (particularly Hinduism) with a focus on gender studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency with primary texts pertinent to South Asian religions in their original languages, knowledge of the theory and methods of Religious Studies, and advanced training in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies. Candidates who specialize in ethnographic approaches and/or material religion are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to fostering diversity of the campus, curriculum, or discipline will be considered favorably.
The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.
Qualifications: Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2017. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
Quick Link for Posting: http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/2974
Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders*. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.
- Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
- campus interviews in early December
- Any news on campus interview?
- Offer extende and, I believe, accepted (12/05)
Occidental College (CA) - Asian Religions
The Department of Religious Studies at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2017. We seek a scholar with expertise in Asian religions. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in East or South Asia. The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant rank; we welcome applications from recent PhDs, as well as scholars who have been teaching for several years.
Strong candidates will be able to teach a range of courses attractive to liberal arts students, including an introductory course in Buddhist traditions, courses in the first-year Cultural Studies Program, and courses that can cross-list with other departments. Strong candidates will possess a record of teaching experience and success.
Strong candidates will also possess a record of, or potential for, robust scholarly research and publications and will be prepared to actively participate in long-range departmental planning.
The Department of Religious Studies and Occidental College are committed to supporting the academic excellence of our diverse student body. We actively seek candidates equipped to further our mission with their teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
Candidates should send their application as an electronic file to Ms. Marguerite Dessornes at firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete application will include the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching at Occidental, a liberal arts institution with a mission of equity and excellence; a discussion of your research; and a description of your teaching experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy including how your pedagogy creates an equitable learning environment for a racially, ethnically, socio-economically, and culturally diverse student body; (3) a list and brief descriptions of courses you could teach at Oxy; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as, student evaluations, peer teaching reviews, or other data if available); (5) a sample of your scholarly work; (6) Curriculum Vitae; and (7) three confidential letters of recommendation, with at least one attesting to your teaching.
- Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016. Interviews of semi-finalists will be held over Skype.
- Email invitation (10/25)X2
- 11/14 Personalized rejection email (mighty classy when most schools now will never send any rejection at all)
- 11/17 Personalized rejection email after initial skype interview (the timing on this email the night before AAR starts seems somewhat cruel).
- 2/11 Campus visits for 3 finalists
Old Dominion University (VA) - Islamic Studies
Old Dominion University’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. AOS : Islamic Studies
Required qualifications: PhD in Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Theology, or ThD in Theology or Religious Studies, required by time of appointment;
Ability to teach History of Islam, Sacred Texts of Islam, and either Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, or topics courses in contemporary Islamic thought and practice;
Evidence of teaching effectiveness and a commitment to undergraduate education and inclusive pedagogy;
Ability to teach at least one of our introductory-level courses, e.g., Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, or World Religions.
Submit complete dossier, including a curriculum vitae, copies of graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, and a brief statement of research interests to: https://jobs.odu.edu/
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. To ensure full consideration, application must be received by December 1, 2016.
- Any updates on this job? (1/11)
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Constructive Theology
Princeton Theology Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Constructive Theology, to commence on or about July 1, 2017. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track. Appointment at the level of associate professor will be made with tenure. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants should be systematic theologians operating in a constructive mode, specialization open, with a preference for a scholar working in theologies of race and/or gender and sexualities. The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature or demonstrable potential, who is dedicated to the church's life and work, and equipped to teach women and men preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in theology as well as the MDiv or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.
The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary's degree programs (MDiv, MA, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary's mission, the Department's needs, and the appointee's research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including PhD supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the Seminary's life.
- Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. A letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an MDiv course syllabus, either previously used or constructed for the future, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded per instructions at the online application site accessible at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationConstructiveTheology/. Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact James F. Kay, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, at email@example.com.
- Received email that I am no longer under consideration for this position (11/4) (x3)
- Did anyone receive an interview request? Have not been emailed that I'm not under consideration, but also not that I am... (11/11 x3)
- Does anyone remember whether they were planning to interview at AAR/SBL?
- I got an email on 10-23 with request to send in writing samples and info that they are not interviewing at AAR, but are going to be doing skype interviews with selected candidates in early December.
- Received an email informing me that I am still under active consideration, that there won't be AAR interviews, and that I can expect an update after the Christmas/New Year recess (11/16). (x4)
- Rejection via email (1/4). (x2)
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Early Christian Studies
Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early Christian Studies. The research and publication specialization is open, but candidates must be outstanding scholars whose work in early Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects prepares them to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history, the traditional history of doctrine, and varieties of early Christianity outside the Roman Empire.
Appointment begins July 1, 2017.
The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of a tenure-track Assistant Professor and must be qualified to guide interdisciplinary research, supervise PhD students, and serve as faculty in the Seminary’s Department of History and Ecumenics. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
A letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be uploaded to the online application site. Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact James F. Kay, Dean of Academic Affairs, Princeton Theological Seminary, P.O. Box 821, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803, or electronically.
- Review of applications begins October 1, 2016.
- Posted here on 10/2/16, a day after review of applications began. Where was this job call published? I can't find it on AAR/SBL or Inside Higher Ed.
- This was published on the SBL/AAR list earlier in the summer. For whatever reason the list now has no jobs posted prior to 6/22. The other PTS jobs (constructive and reformed theology) are also no longer on the SBL/AAR site and were originally advertised at the same time (or close to the same time) as this position.
- I saw it circulated either on the Hugoye or the Agade listserve back in June.
- The job ad is also listed on their website.
- Received a rejection letter via e-mail (11-16). (x4)
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Reformed Theology
Princeton Theology Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Reformed Theology, to commence on or about July 1, 2017. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track. Appointment at the level of associate professor will be made with tenure. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.
Applicants should be systematic theologians operating within the traditions of Reformed theology, who are also seriously engaged with contemporary theological voices. The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature or demonstrable potential, who is dedicated to the church's life and work, and equipped to teach women and men preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in theology as well as the MDiv or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.
The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary's degree programs (MDiv, MA, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary's mission, the department's needs, and the appointee's research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including PhD supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the Seminary's life.
- Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. A letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an MDiv course syllabus, either previously used or constructed for the future, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded per instructions at the online application site accessible at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationReformedTheology/. Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact James F. Kay, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I received a rejection letter today (11/04)
Princeton University (NJ) - Religion, Ethics and Politics (Assoc. or Full Prof.)
The University Center for Human Values and the Department of Religion at Princeton University invite applications from accomplished scholars working primarily in the field of religion, with a focus on religion, ethics and politics, or closely related areas, for appointment as a (tenured) associate or full professor. The appointment will be held jointly in the two units.
We ask applicants to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees. Applications should be submitted online at http://jobs.princeton.edu.
- We cannot guarantee full consideration for applications received after October 15, 2016. We aim for an appointment effective September 2017.
- Has an offer been made/accepted?
Regent University (VA) - Systematic Theology
Regent University's School of Divinity invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The appointment involves responsibility for teaching and research in some facet of Systematic Theology within the faithful, Biblical tradition of Evangelical Christianity.
Requirements: A PhD or D.Th and an aptitude as a teacher to become proficient in multiple forms of delivery are required. University or seminary level teaching experience in a relevant field is desirable, and the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the Renewal (Pentecostal/Charismatic) perspective in Christianity. Ministerial credentials (and experience) are strongly preferred. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination of race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.
Regent University is a culturally diverse community that actively encourages women and members of all racial/ethnic backgrounds and cultures to apply. More information regarding Regent University can be found at www.regent.edu.
Prospective candidates should send a letter of interest, transcripts, curriculum vita, and a brief statement on their Christian experience and philosophy of education in relation to ministry. In addition, letters of reference from three recommenders should be sent directly from the recommenders to the postal address below or email at email@example.com
Systematic Theology Search Committee c/o Patricia Hammersley, Office of the Dean School of Divinity Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
- Applications can be submitted online at https://www.regent.edu/admin/hr/app/HRApp.cfm. Curriculum vita or resume can be submitted electronically in PDF or Microsoft Word format to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Skype interview, 6-20-16
- 7-14-16, in process of interviewing top candidate
Rockhurst University (MO) - Judaism or Islam
Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by time of appointment in August 2017 and be able to teach an Introduction to World Religions course. We are looking for candidates with research specialization in Judaism or Islam, with the ability to teach elective courses in the tradition of their specialization as well as teach an elective survey course in the other tradition. Candidates should have their primary training in religious studies or theology, and be well-versed in theoretical questions facing the academic study of religion. Responsibilities involve a 3/3 teaching load, participation in departmental and university service, as well as scholarship. Preference given to candidate with evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity. All submissions (a letter of interest and CV) must be sent electronically to email@example.com. Please have three letters of recommendation e-mailed as pdfs directly to Dr. Craig R. Prentiss, Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Rockhurst University.
- All materials must be received by September 30, 2016. Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.
- 10/29 Phone call invitation to an AAR interview x3
- 11/30 Phone call invitation for campus interview x2
- Offer accepted
Regis University (CO) - Interfaith and Interreligious Studies
The Religious Studies Department at Regis College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Interfaith and Interreligious Studies at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2017.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be prepared to contribute to the development of a program in interfaith studies that enhances our department’s work facilitating interreligious encounters across multiple religious traditions in and beyond the academic classroom. Candidates should be committed to dialogue and community engagement. Competence in the religions of Asia and/or Africa is desired.
Experience in undergraduate teaching will strengthen an application. The successful candidate will be able to teach the following: a) “Religion and the Human Quest,” an introductory core course that explores what it means to be human in relation to the sacred; b) intermediate-level courses engaging in the Christian tradition, and c) upper-level courses in area of specialization. In addition, faculty members across the disciplines in Regis College develop and teach interdisciplinary, integrative core courses with themes such as justice and the common good, the search for meaning, diversity and cultural traditions, and global environmental awareness. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an active scholarly agenda.
Regis College, one of the five schools of Regis University in Denver, Colorado, is a Jesuit liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition with a primary emphasis on excellence in undergraduate teaching and cura personalis. Applicants should demonstrate an interest and ability to engage the Catholic intellectual tradition and Jesuit liberal arts educational mission substantively in their teaching. For more information on this mission, see: http://www.regis.edu/RC/Academics/Core-Studies.aspx
Minimum Qualifications: A conferred Ph.D. is required.
A complete application must include: letter of application, vita, all university-level transcripts, three letters of recommendation (one of which addresses the candidate’s demonstrated abilities and/or potential as an undergraduate teacher), one writing sample, copies or teaching evaluations from the most recent year of teaching, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants may include reflection on the context of the teaching evaluations.
- Only applications received by October 17 will receive full consideration. We will conduct interviews at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio. Letters of recommendation can be sent to Dr. Julia Brumbaugh, c/o Dean’s Office – E-24, Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. This position is conditional upon final budget approval.
- Any news yet? 11/6
- None here 11/6
- 11/8 Email to interview at AAR
- Had interview at AAR. Have heard nothing further as of 12/5.
- 12/8 Received email from chair saying I was advancing to next stage of candidacy and requesting an additional personal statement (due Jan 4) connecting my own background and experience with the Jesuit mission of the school - they're hoping to decide on campus interviews by mid-January.
- 12/8 Me too
- 1/12 Email invite to campus interview
- Official rejection letter by mail 1/12
- 3/2 Offer made and accepted.
Saint Louis University (MO) - Constructive Christian Theology
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service seeks, for the Department of Theological Studies, applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Constructive Christian theology, broadly construed to include fields such as systematic, moral, comparative, and contextual theologies, or any other related areas of inquiry.
The hire will be made at the rank of assistant professor. A doctorate is required by the time the appointment begins on August 15, 2017. Area of specialization is open. However, preference will be given to applicants who diversify existing expertise and pedagogical approaches within the department and who work in an interdisciplinary manner. The successful candidate will have strong research competencies and the ability to teach a range of subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The standard teaching assignment in the department is 2/2 and faculty regularly receive the support of graduate research assistants. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the department, college and university level. Regardless of his or her own faith tradition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the university's Catholic and Jesuit mission, which affirms the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment.
All applications are made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) one sample of scholarly work no longer than 30 pages, (5) a teaching statement where we invite you also to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, and (6) three letters of reference.
- Applications are due by November 4, 2016. Questions about this position should be directed to: Julie Hanlon Rubio, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Everybody saw the tenure dispute case that was just resolved in court, right? Sigh
- A lot has changed there since then.
- Could you explain? I am curious how this might influence hiring? Or, has this situation already influenced hires and so the effect here might be less significant than it seems?
- Two things: as far as I know (which is, granted, through the grapevine) the tenure dispute case was not as bad as the media made it out to be and even if it had been there have been a lot of people who left or retired since then so the department is made up of an almost entirely different group of people now.
- Has anyone heard anything? Are they even doing interviews at AAR (with the short turnaround between deadline and conference)?
- Request for Skype interview made by email 11/17. (x2)
- 12/12: Received email that 3 invites for campus visits have been made
- 2/11: heard an offer has been made (second-hand)
- 5/8: Bizarrely I just got an e-mail saying I was selected as a finalist and should expect a background check e-mail. This would have been my first contact of any kind. I assume it's an error.
- 5/8: Got the same email. Obviously a mistake. Frustrating.
- 5/8: Same email.
- 5/8: Received the same email. Contacted SLU HR and received this reply: "There was a system glitch. We do apologize for the inconvenience has caused." Happy Monday, everybody!
- 5/16: They are now advertising for a one-year position (open specialization). Guess the search failed.
- Both SLU TT positions were filled; one of the new hires had a deferred start date due to a postdoc, so this may be the reason for the visiting position.
Saint Louis University (MO) - Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service seeks for the Department of Theological Studies applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the rank of assistant professor. A doctorate is required by the time the appointment begins on August 15, 2017.
Area of specialization is open. However, preference will be given to applicants who diversify existing expertise and pedagogical approaches within the department and who work in an interdisciplinary manner. The successful candidate will have strong research competencies and the ability to teach a range of subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The standard teaching assignment in the department is 2/2 and faculty regularly receive the support of graduate research assistants. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the department, college and university level. Regardless of his or her own faith tradition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the universityâ€™s Catholic and Jesuit mission, which affirms the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment.
All applications are made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) one sample of scholarly work no longer than 30 pages, (5) a teaching statement where we invite you also to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, and (6) three letters of reference.
- Applications are due by November 4, 2016. Questions about this position should be directed to: Peter W. Martens, Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email: email@example.com.
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2016-2017
- Invited to Skype interview, 11/17.
Saint Mark's College (CAN) - Marie Anne Blondin Chair in Theology
St. Mark’s College, the Catholic Theological College affiliated with the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Marie Anne Blondin Chair in Theology. Made possible by a generous endowment from the Sisters of St. Ann, the Chair will support St. Mark’s vision of Catholic higher education in the Province. The Chair will continue the Sisters’ legacy of concern for the integral development of the whole person from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, as reflected in their foundational apostolic work in the schools, hospitals and parishes of British Columbia since 1858. Activities of the Chair will support this legacy through teaching, research, and special lectures.
We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar with experience in course and program development across a range of formats: Socratic, online, interdisciplinary, hybrid and cross-curricular. The candidate will possess expertise and command of contemporary Roman Catholic Theology. The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to students from a broad spectrum of religious traditions. In addition, the candidate should feel comfortable teaching courses in a wide range of the Catholic theological tradition, with an awareness of historical context as well as theological unity across those areas.
The area of theological research specialization is open, and the candidate is expected to continue researching and publishing.
Teaching is required in broad areas of our curriculum, and will include special attention to:
- Pastoral Theology
- Foundations of Theology
- Systematic Theology
The ability to teach these three areas within an engagement with contemporary culture will be considered a particular asset.
The successful candidate will hold the Blondin Chair for a period of five years. S/he will be considered a regular, full-time faculty member at St. Mark’s College, will teach six courses per year (including the potential for both undergraduate and graduate assignments across both St. Mark’s and its sister college, Corpus Christi College), will research, and will be expected to share in service responsibilities. The Colleges do not have a tenure system. The Chair is a temporary, full-time employment contract at the assistant or associate professor level, with intent to offer the Chair permanent full-time employment as part of the Colleges’ regular faculty at the end of the term as Chair.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree, in hand or near completion (including defense of doctoral dissertation) by the time the appointment begins. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority in the search. The candidate must receive a Mandatum from the Archbishop of Vancouver.
- Applications, including curriculum vitae, names and email addresses of three referees who will be contacted if your application moves forward, statement of teaching philosophy, as well as an example of scholarly writing should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15, 2016.
Saint Mary's College (IN) - Historical Theology
Saint Mary’s College announces a tenure-track full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in August, 2017. We seek a broadly educated scholar-teacher with expertise in Historical Theology. Candidates should be able to teach an introductory course in religious studies, a second general-education course in the Christian tradition, and an upper-level course in areas such as the development of Catholic thought or ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. Demonstrated abilities in excellent undergraduate teaching are required. The position involves a 3/3 course load (2 preparations per semester).
Saint Mary’s College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College’s mission, Saint Mary’s is committed to increasing its racial and ethnic diversity at all levels—students, faculty, and staff—and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of a Catholic college for women in the liberal arts tradition. Department Website: https://www.saintmarys.edu/academics/departments/religious-studies
Send a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time), and three letters of reference to email@example.com. Address inquiries to Professor Kurt Buhring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications submitted by November 1, 2016 will be given full consideration, but later applications will also be considered. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR Annual Meeting, November 19-22.
- I'd sincerely like to know who wrote the above paragraph. I originally copied-and-pasted this posting from Higheredjobs.com, and there it never said Nov. 1 deadline, nor has it ever said anything about AAR. Thus, I have a hard time not suspecting foul play on the part of someone here. The job wasn't posted until 11/9, so it cannot have been a Nov. 1 deadline. I hate to be cynical, but it's hard not to feel like the above edit is rather underhanded. Below is the real deadline information, straight from Saint Mary's website, complete with the link. If I'm mistaken in this suspicion, I'd love for someone to disabuse me of it. I hope it was just a mistaken/misplaced copy-and-paste job. Thank you.
- I posted the ad originally and there was nothing underhanded in my intention; I was just doing it as the part-time admin of this page. If you click the link embedded in the header (which goes to a Inside Higher Ed version of the ad <https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/1288862/assistant-professor-religious-studies/?TrackID=11#sc=rss&me=feed&cm=general>), you will see that it is an earlier version of the ad that does indeed contain the Nov. 1 deadline and refs to AAR. However, evidently that ad language was either in error or now outdated (as Inside Higher Ed notes it has expired). So it seems the achool revised the ad, which is not unprecedented. Thanks for providing the new deadline; sorry I did not catch it sooner. --Una74 (talk) 16:42, November 14, 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks, and I'm sorry for my cynicism. I'm still a bit confused, as I posted it originally since it wasn't here when I first copied-and-pasted it last week. Maybe we posted it simultaneously. Anyway, apologies for getting upset.
- Submitted an application and was emailed a confirmation of receipt. (11/21)
- Send a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time), and three letters of reference to email@example.com Address inquiries to Professor Kurt Buhring at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications submitted by November 21, 2016 will be given full consideration, but later applications will also be considered.
- Interview request received by email 11/30.
- On-Campus invite by email 12/20.
Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - Emerging Theologies / Latina/o Theology
Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Theology & Religious Studies. We seek a theologian or biblical scholar, working in the tradition of the Second Vatican Council, who has a special focus on emerging theologies and/or historically marginalized voices, especially Latina/o theology. We strongly encourage applications from scholars with experience speaking from this perspective.
Consistent with Saint Mary's College's commitment to inclusive excellence, the Theology & Religious Studies Department strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. We seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.
Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives - and the first Catholic and first California college to be included - Saint Mary's is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission .
Responsibilities: All Saint Mary's faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching assignment is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to College-wide programs (January Term and Collegiate Seminar). In the department, the successful candidate will teach upper-division courses in Theology & Religious Studies, focused on emerging theologies and/or historically marginalized voices, especially Latina/o theology, as well as the lower division biblical studies course, The Bible and Its Interpretation. Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum. Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a sub-field of theology or biblical studies or have reached doctoral candidacy, with expectation of degree by September 1, 2017. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. As all of our faculty participate in teaching our required Biblical Interpretation course, experience in teaching the Bibleregardless of the candidate's area of specializationis preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply on-line at: http://apply.interfolio.com/35924
A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; sample course syllabi, complete copies of the teaching evaluations for three recent courses, if available, uploaded as PDF or MS Word files and contact information for three references. Applicants should note that three confidential letters need to be uploaded no later than September 30. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry. We will conduct preliminary electronic interviews, and aim to bring finalists to campus in early December, 2016. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Questions should be directed to the search chair, Marie Pagliarini, at email@example.com .
- Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 30.
- Skype interview invite 10/16
- Campus interview invite 11/6
Salve Regina University (RI) - Religious and Theological Studies
Job Description: Teach courses in the Religious and Theological Studies Department. Teach departmental and interdisciplinary core curriculum offerings as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious and Theological Studies. Work with the Department to develop curriculum and participate in Department activities. Support the University's Catholic and Mercy mission by making interdisciplinary connections and showing the contemporary relevance of comparative religious thought among students. Meet with students, stay up to date with scholarly publications in the field, and attend professional conferences.
Requirements: Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Theology, Philosophy, or closely related field. Application Instructions: Candidates must apply on-line providing a cover letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.
- Deadline Not Stated (posted 9/22/16)
- IS THIS TENURE-TRACK? (Vaguest job ad ever.) -
- YES - Per a colleague's communication with someone on the hiring committee, it is tenure-track. Person expressed regret that it wasn't posted as such (yet they haven't updated it?).
- What's the load? I am guessing 4-4?
- Unclear. Also, as of last week the online posting seemed to have been taken down.....???
- Just tried to apply, and while the ad is up, if you click through to start application it says the posting is expired (11/5)
- Heard from faculty member at my instiution that they went with an internal candidate (11/6)
- ^^That explains the vague job description!
- Email informing me that a candidate has been hired (3/20/17)
Santa Clara University (CA) - Religion and Ecology
The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2017, in Religion and Ecology, with a primary research specialization in ecology and/or sustainability approached from the perspective of religious studies or theological methologies. The candidate must demonstrate potential for success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the University's Jesuit, Catholic mission. Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University.
The department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University is multidisciplinary, with over twenty full-time faculty representing a variety of fields in biblical, theological and religious studies (http://www.scu.edu/religiousstudies). The successful candidate will offer a range of undergraduate courses that would serve the department's participation in the University's Core Curriculum (http://www.scu.edu/core), our major, and the Lived Religion Collaborative (formerly known as the Local Religion Project), as well as occasional courses in our Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (http://www.scu.edu/cas/pastoralministries). The candidate will teach six courses per year on the quarter system.
The successful candidate will be expected to successfully develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications and that potentially includes undergraduates, and will provide service to the department, College and University, as appropriate to rank. Candidates will also be expected to collaborate with the Centers of Distinction and other departments in interdisciplinary projects. Applicants are invited to visit the University's website (www.scu.edu) for background on Santa Clara's mission, scope of programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, demographic information on the diverse student population we serve, and the integrated strategic plan, which includes as a central priority the goal of advancing contemporary theological studies, education and ministry (www.scu.edu/santaclara2020/plans/elaborated.cfm).
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package; housing assistance program
Basic Qualifications: Completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment (September 1, 2017). Evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching in upper- and lower-division classes is required at the time of appointment. Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication in the area of ecology and religion within the disciplines of theology and religious studies is required.
Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter or personal statement that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a projected research agenda, ( c ) the applicants experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities, (d) a statement on how the applicants research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections and contribute to College or university priorities, and (e) the applicants understanding of the mission of Santa Clara as a Jesuit, Catholic university; (2) a curriculum vitae and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (3) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from any courses taught; (4) an example of scholarship (e.g., a dissertation chapter or in-press or published article); and (5) three letters of recommendation (applicants will submit reference contact information only; the University will solicit the letters from references directly). Submit all application materials through the hiring portal at https://jobs.scu.edu.
- Required documents are due by October 15, 2016. Only files with all documents submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. Questions about this posting may be directed to Fred Parrella, Professor, Religious Studies and Chair, Search Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Request for interview by Skype,11/10 (x3)
- Request for campus interview, made by phone 12/5
Seattle University (WA) - Christian Ethics
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Christian ethics beginning September 2017.
Responsibilities include teaching courses in the major and the university Core, research and service. Preferred teaching and scholarly expertise in theological ethics at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, solid scholarly potential, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, values, and vision. Candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Catholic Studies, Global African Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and/or Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Christian ethics or related discipline by September 2017; teaching competence in Catholic theology in order to teach in the University Core Curriculum; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.
- Application Instructions: Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Include a letter of interest; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); and the names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited upon request). Review of applications begins October 15, 2016. Although attendance is not required, interviews will be held at the November 2016 AAR / SBL meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Open until filled. Quick Link: http://jobs.seattleu.edu:80/postings/19279
- Invite for Interview at AAR received by email (11/10)
- Received a (delayed) rejection after AAR interview (12/12). 3 finalists have been chosen and invited for campus interviews. They're having trouble with their job application/HR system, so if you haven't heard anything at all back, you may want to check in with them (although spoiler alert, it's a rejection).
Siena Heights University (MI) - Religious Studies / Catholic Theology
Siena Heights University, a Catholic institution founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, seeks a Catholic theologian to fill a continuing position in religious studies. The University desires a theologian who is a creative and versatile teacher.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities will include courses in religious studies, including those courses serving the Liberal Arts distribution requirement in religious studies, and also courses in the Liberal Arts core seminar sequence. Teaches courses equivalent to 12 semester hours per semester in accordance with relevant academic policies. Provides service through committee work, academic advising, directing senior projects, and other duties as assigned (e.g., curriculum development, outcomes assessment, recruitment, retention, program review, etc.). Maintains an active program of scholarship as evidence of professional accomplishment, including, but not limited to, seeking extramural funding opportunities. Engages in continued professional development. Provides feedback and grades to students on a timely basis. Participates in program, division and faculty meetings. Attends Fall Convocation, Honors Convocation, Common Dialog Day, and Commencement on Adrian campus. Participates in faculty and university activities in the weeks prior to and following the academic year. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the program coordinator, division chairperson or dean.
REQUIREMENTS: Preferred candidates will have experience or interest in teaching courses in Systematics, Moral Theology and Women in Religion, along with the introductory religious study courses. Collegiate-level teaching experience and an earned doctorate in Theology or Religious Studies are preferred. Applicants with ABD and a firm defense date will also be considered. Must be committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment.
- Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume to email@example.com. More information may be requested as the search moves forward. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
- 11/18 - Email invite for skype interview on Dec 2 and request for additional materials (letters, response to mission, teaching philosophy)
- 2/8- Offer made and I believe accepted
Skidmore College (NY) - Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in Buddhist Studies
Skidmore College's Department of Religious Studies and Asian Studies Program invite applications for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in Buddhist Studies, a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. We seek candidates with expertise in the Buddhist traditions of East Asia and are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship engages with other religious traditions of East Asia. Command of the appropriate research languages and an active scholarly agenda are essential. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Buddhist Studies (or expected by May 2017) and will contribute to both the Religious Studies Department and the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program. As such, they will be able to teach core courses in both Religious Studies and Asian Studies, including Introduction to the Study of Religion, Introduction to Asian Studies, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, and the Senior Seminar/Capstone courses.
Responsibilities: Skidmore is on a semester system with a normal teaching load of five courses per academic year. In addition to delivering the core courses above on a rotating basis, the candidate will also teach intermediate and advanced courses in their area of specialization. Periodic participation in the College's interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program and active engagement in student advising, mentoring, and research is also required.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Buddhist Studies (or expected by May 2017) strongly preferred.
Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Sample Syllabi; Teaching Statement; Research Statement.
- Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses and teaching vision, syllabi of courses taught and/or projected. Application review will begin September 15th; the position will remain open until filled. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you've completed the application process. We do recommend using personal email addresses for your referee's to ensure delivery of the automated email. For any additional information, please contact Professor Benjamin Bogin, Director of the Asian Studies Program: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Quicklink for Posting: http://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57432
- 12/10 campus visit invitation (email)
St. Catherine University (MN) - Christian Ethics
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.
The Department of Theology invites applicants with expertise in Christian Ethics for an entry level, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2017, pending budget approval. We seek a teacher- scholar who is committed to graduate and undergraduate teaching, scholarly excellence, and women’s theological education.
Responsibilities: Six-course, twenty–four credit teaching load that that will include: courses in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, online), teaching in the University’s interdisciplinary CORE curriculum, teaching health care ethics.
Requirements: Required education: Ph.D. in Christian Ethics or in systematic theology with a concentration in ethics.
Required experience: Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a variety of formats. Familiarity with Catholic health care ethics. Should understand and support the continued development of the Catholic theological tradition and the flourishing of women.
Preferred: Experience with hybrid and online teaching. Knowledge and appreciation of the Catholic identity of St. Catherine University.
St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.
To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at http://www.stkate.edu/hr to apply for this position. Position number is: 20160037-Fac. Applicants may also visit the University Human Resources office, located in Derham Hall Room 8, to submit an electronic application. Attach an application letter of interest, CV, copy of transcripts and 3 references. Official transcripts, a background check and education verification will be required for hire. For more information, contact Vincent Skemp, Department Chair of Theology, at email@example.com .
- To interview at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio, applications are encouraged by November 7, 2016. Final review of applications begins December 15, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.
- Can someone explain what a 6 course, 24 hour load is? Aren't courses usually 3 hour loads? So Is that 3-3 or 4-4?
- At my Skype interview they explained that a typical course is 4 credit hours and their meeting time is longer.
- Curious if at Skype interviews a time table for when to expect invitations for campus visits was offered.
- Has anyone heard anything about this?
- Nothing here.
- Received a very kind email saying that they have already chosen the people invited for a campus visit. 1/17
St. Lawrence University (NY) - American Religions and Contemporary Issues in Religion
The Religious Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of American Religions and Contemporary Issues in Religion. The department seeks a teacher-scholar whose work takes a critical approach to contemporary American religions, especially with regards to race and ethnicity, religion and politics, and religious diversity. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach an introduction to religion in America, a 100-level introduction to the academic study of religion, and will teach in the university’s interdisciplinary First-Year Program. Ability to teach other required courses for the major on theories and methods in religious studies is essential. The candidate will also develop courses that examine American religious diversity and in their area of specialization. The department also welcomes competencies in areas such as new religious movements, religion and globalization, Native American religions, African-American religions, gender and sexuality in religions, and/or religion and the environment.
- LINK: https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/854
- Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., two sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application. Additionally, three confidential references are required [the required information input in the reference contact information section of your application will be utilized to send a system-derived email requesting a recommendation letter from each reference]. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2016. Please direct any questions or queries to Professor Kathleen Self at firstname.lastname@example.org. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
- (11/9) Has anyone heard anything? They are listed as conducting AAR interviews, but it is getting a bit late for that.
- 11/15 email invitation to AAR interview x1
- 11/15 phone invitation to AAR interview x1
- Has anyone heard anything post-AAR?
- I have heard nothing (12-9), but they communicated to me at AAR that it was not likely for them to make contact with candidates until January (HR stuff related to campus invitations, etc.)
- Update on my previous post: contacted via phone for on-campus interview, (later on 12-9)
- Congrats! (and rats.)
- Form rejection email received (3/9)
St. Norbert College (WI) - Theology and Religious Studies
We seek a teacher-scholar who specializes in contextual theologies of historically marginalized groups, for example but not limited to: Latina/Latino, Black, and Womanist. Ph.D. required. Start August 2017. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, especially Theology and Religious studies courses in the Core Curriculum. Opportunity also exists to teach in Master of Theological Studies program. Successful candidate will create and develop new courses in the Core Curriculum related to areas of competence and expertise. Course load of three classes per semester. In addition to teaching, the responsibilities of this position include a program of scholarship, student advising, service on college committees, and other typical collegial duties. More information is available at the Theology and Religious Studies page, in particular its mission statement: www.snc.edu/religiousstudies/mission.html.
St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College's mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing "an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development." We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community. Please see the website at http://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html.
- Applications must be received by October 15 to receive full consideration. Dossiers for applicants should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, a list of references with contact information, and a list of the candidate’s graduate courses. Please send dossiers to: Dr. Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Electronic submissions strongly encouraged and can be sent to email@example.com, addressed to Dr. Paul Johnson. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the AAR/SBL meeting in San Antonio.
- 11/4 AAR interview invite
- Offer made and accepted
St. Olaf College (MN) - Religion and Environmental Studies
The Department of Religion and the Department of Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College invite applications for a full-time, jointly-appointed, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 14, 2017. Applicants should demonstrate potential for developing an active and innovative scholarly career in a liberal arts setting with teaching and research interests pursuing intersections of religion, science, and the environment from a humanities perspective. Candidates who attend to the ways that these topics intersect with environmental racism and marginalized communities are especially encouraged.
Position Description: As the College encourages and recognizes faculty research programs that lend themselves to collaborative engagement with its undergraduate students, preference will be given to candidates who are able to demonstrate a potential for collaborative research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to making contributions to the scholarly and curricular life of each department, interdisciplinary programs (focused on the Environment and Science), and St. Olaf’s ability to include diverse perspectives in its scholarship and teaching. The teaching load of six courses per year will be divided evenly, normally, between the two departments. These courses will include 1) core courses in environmental studies; 2) courses in environmental arts and humanities; 3) courses addressing the intersection between Christian theology (potentially in conversation with other theological traditions) and the study of the natural world; 4) general education courses for first-year students that address environmental concerns within the Bible, as it has been received in different communities and cultures. In addition to teaching and research, the college expects faculty to advise undergraduate students and enhance community life through service to the departments and the wider College community. A completed Ph.D. is strongly preferred, although individuals who expect to complete their doctoral degree prior to September 2017 will be considered. Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings A complete application includes: A cover letter; A curriculum vitae; Unofficial transcripts from graduate level work; A statement of teaching philosophy; A statement of research interests and potential for undergraduate collaboration; Names and e-mail addresses of three references. We ask for references’ names and e-mail addresses as part of this initial solicitation; St. Olaf will contact these references directly after an initial round of screening. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please send an email to Jamie Schillinger, Department of Religion, Chair, at enst-religionTT2017@stolaf.edu Information about the Departments of Environmental Studies and Religion may be found at http://wp.stolaf.edu/environmental-studies/ and http://wp.stolaf.edu/religion/
- Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are completed by November 1 will be considered for interviews at the AAR meeting in San Antonio.
- Notification received via email that they have asked references for letters. 11/4/16 (x2)
- Request for interview at AAR via email 11/8/16 (x2)
- campus invite, 12/7, by phone
- campus invite 12/7 by email
Stony Brook University (NY) - Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic Humanities
The College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications and nominations for the Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities. The goal of the Mattoo Chair is to advance research in and promote a better appreciation of the contributions to human knowledge made by systems of knowledge having their origin or major development in Classical India. For the inaugural appointment to the Chair, we are looking for an outstanding scholar in the fields of art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment with tenure as a full professor at Stony Brook University.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, Sociology or related field. Outstanding scholarship in art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. Must be tenurable in one of the following departments: Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, or Sociology. Exemplary record of leadership and high standing in the international research community.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching and in community outreach.
The holder of the chair will provide intellectual leadership to the field; collaborate with campus academic units to design and implement initiatives that will mainstream India Studies; pursue a research program resulting in prestigious publications; teach graduate and undergraduate courses and guide research scholars; organize conferences and lecture series; conduct outreach programs; and contribute to the mission of the Mattoo Center and its robust engagement with the public and the Indian American community.
The endowed professor will hold the academic rank of tenured professor in an appropriate department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to research, publication and program funding from the Mattoo Endowment.
Stony Brook University is home to the Bishembarnath and Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies, a respected academic resource and community asset with an endowment of $5 million.
The Employment Application form can be found here: https://www.asa.stonybrook.edu/asa/ASAForms/Department/HRS/Document/HRSF0113.
- We will begin reviewing files on October 1, 2016. Inquiries or to nominate an individual may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor S.N. Sridhar, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (631) 632-9742.
- Job talks underway (3/29)
- Offer made and accepted (7/10)
Syracuse University (NY) - Contemporary American Religion
The Department of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Religion to begin August 2017. We seek a colleague who works on contemporary religion on the American scene at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexualities.
The successful candidate would make significant contributions both to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. At the undergraduate level, we would particularly welcome teaching expertise in areas such as Religion and Politics; Religion and Race; Religion and Postcolonialism; Secularism; Religion and Social Justice. At the graduate level in addition to contributing to an area of specialization, the successful candidate would contribute directly to the Department’s concentration in Critique, Image, and Politics which is grounded in continental philosophy and/or critical theory. Their work would reflect scholarship in a variety or combination of fields, including affect theory, psychoanalytic theory, political theory, gender studies, queer theory, critical race theory, postcolonialism and de-colonialism, image theory and visual studies.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in directly relevant area of job description and in hand by beginning of appointment.
Job Specific Qualifications: Eligible candidate must be a scholar with a speciality in Contemporary American Religion and Critical Theory. Candidates should be able to engage theories and issues in religious studies broadly conceived and should be prepared to teach a range of courses from the introductory undergraduate level through graduate seminars.
Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Responsibilities: Teach at least 6 credit hours per semester and participate in graduate level dissertation committees and examinations; service through advising, committee works, etc.; research and publications in areas of expertise.
For full consideration please complete an online faculty application and attach the following documents: -CV/Resume, and -Cover Letter.
- Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. [posted 9/29/16]
- Any updates on this position? I heard there was a shortlist, but don't know if prelim interviews are scheduled.
- 2016-12-12: Any updates? Short-list? Interviews? Campus visits?
- According to a friend of someone on the committee, they have had prelim interviews, at least. (12/19)
- Does anyone know if they have scheduled campus visits? (12/30)
Texas Christian University (TX) - Hebrew Bible or Qur'anic Studies
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications to a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor of Religion in Hebrew Bible or Qur’anic Studies to begin August 2017. For information on the department see (http://www.rel.tcu.edu).
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in published scholarship and teaching will be expected. Teaching responsibilities typically include 5 courses a year, two of which are upper-level undergraduate Religion courses in an area of specialization; the others are introductory Religion courses that meet TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu and http://classes.tcu.edu). Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach from diverse methodological and pedagogical perspectives will be valued as well as interest in developing and implementing curricular materials relating to culturally diverse populations. Preference will be given to candidates whose training has prepared them to make contributions to any of the interdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: the Classical Studies Minor, African American and Africana Studies Minor, Jewish Studies Minor, Middle Eastern Studies Minor, Latina/o Studies Minor, the emerging Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Program as well as the TCU Women and Gender Studies Program.
All applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com/, include a letter (addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Flowers, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a one-page teaching statement and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to email@example.com.
- Consideration of candidates will begin on October 5 and continue until the position is filled.
Towson University (MD) - Modern Judaism in the Americas
Position: The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in the area of Modern Judaism in the Americas in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies beginning August 2017. Qualifications: PhD in religious studies. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2018. Possess a strong command of American Jewish history. Applicants with special interest in American Jews and Israel or in cultural aspects of the Jewish diaspora in North, Central, and/or South America are especially encouraged to apply. Preference given to applicants versed in sociological and/or anthropological approaches to religion. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a viable research plan.
Responsibilities: Faculty assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts back to the standard instructional workload of seven to eight (7-8) course units. Teach both introductory and specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Undergraduate courses may include one or more of the following: Introduction to the Study of Religion; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; Introduction to Judaism. Supervision of MA theses and teaching graduate courses on Contemporary Judaism. The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department in conjunction with the graduate program in Jewish Studies determines the mix of undergraduate and graduate courses, advising duties and service.
Towson University: Towson University (http://www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3029.
- Application Process : Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official or unofficial transcripts, evidence of effective teaching, three letters of recommendation by November 30, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Anne Ashbaugh, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252
- Also posted at Jewish Studies 2016-2017
- Invited for Skype Interview via phone (12/21) x2
- Invited for campus visit
- Offer accepted (3/24)
Trinity School for Ministry (PA) - Professor of Church History
Trinity School for Ministry (TSM), Ambridge PA, is seeking to hire a Professor of Church History to provide exceptional leadership in church history; covering ancient, medieval, reformation, and modern periods.
- Teaching Church History, including Anglican/Episcopalian history from reformation to present
- Teaching primarily residential with periodic online and off-site teaching
- Participating in all four degree programs
- Supervising Masters and Doctoral theses as necessary
- Preaching and officiating regularly in Trinity Chapel and other venues
- Mentoring and advising students in group sessions
- Meeting with the students formally and informally to nurture spiritual growth
- Researching, writing, speaking, maintaining professional relationships, participating in conferences, and cultivating collegial relationships
- Being competent in the use of technology
- Displaying respect for the historical tradition of Evangelical Anglicanism
- Respecting differing positions
- Operating on a first name basis with all members of the Trinity community
- Supporting the mission of TSM
- Performing administrative and ministerial tasks
- Participating in faculty evaluations
- Complying with procedures listed in the Faculty Handbook
- Nurturing strong and positive relationships with mentors and their congregations.
- Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and list of references to email@example.com by January 31, 2017.
- Has anyone heard from them (4/13)??
Tufts University (MA) - Religion, Race, and Colonialism
The Tufts University Department of Religion seeks a scholar for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Religion, Race, and Colonialism. PhD is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have both training in the academic study of religion and specialization in the study of race, colonialism, indigeneity, ethnicity, and/or diaspora. Region, historical period, and methodological focus are all open and applications are encouraged from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at Tufts boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, early Christianity, and American religious history. With this hire, the department seeks a colleague who can help expand our research engagements and curricular programming while actively contributing to programs in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts (which includes Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, US Latino Studies, and Colonialism Studies).
This position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities at Tufts. The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period. We seek candidates whose research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
- Review begins October 1, 2016. For more information, and to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/36531
- The same department carried out a search for a similar position last year (although framed around Latin@ Religion), but the search seems to have failed. Anyone have any insight?
- As I read it, CHAT has new leadership and perhaps with it, new/redirected Mellon funding. Like most schools, Tufts is trying to diversify its faculty. I don't know anything about why last year's search failed however.
- Any news of movement on this?
- Any news here? 10/31
- All quiet for me 11/5
- Invitations out for Skype interview (11/5)
- Campus invites sent out (12/2)
- Any word of an offer/hire? (2/8)
- Offer made and accepted (3/2)
University of Alberta (CAN) - Associate Professor of East Asian Religions (Buddhism)
The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor in East Asian Religions. This is a joint position between East Asian Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies, shared 50/50 between the two and East Asian Studies as the home department.
Period, specific region, research focus, and disciplinary specialization are open, but the successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching expertise in Buddhism. Applicants must have a PhD in East Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or a relevant field, and teaching experience and publications equivalent to that of a tenured associate professor. An expert in East Asian Religions, research excellence will be demonstrated in a record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations in highly regarded venues. The successful candidate will be fluent in Chinese or Japanese and be able to handle primary source materials in their original language(s). The successful candidate will also have knowledge of the theoretical discourses that define the disciplinary practices of Religious Studies. A record of external research funding is preferred.
The successful candidate will offer undergraduate courses on East Asia’s variety of communities and their religious traditions and practices, teach Introduction to Buddhism (RELIG 240), participate and in some years lead the entry-level East Asian Studies 101 course or Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions (RELIG 103), contribute other teaching and service to the position’s home department, and participate in the growing graduate programs in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies by supervising graduate students on topics in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The normal teaching load is four courses per academic year.
- Review of applications will start on 31 March 2017.
University of Bern (Switzerland) - Professor of Systematic Theology
The Department of Old Catholic Theology (Institute of Old Catholic Theology as from August 2017) at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Bern invites applications for a position as Full-Time Professor of Systematic Theology (Fundamental Theology and Dogmatic Theology) and Ecumenics to begin on 1 August 2017.
The professor will exhibit expertise in Fundamental Theology and Old Catholic Dogmatics in its entire breadth and ecumenical dimension as well as in Ecumenical Theology from a systematic theological perspective. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute significantly to innovative research and have the aptitude for teaching students of Old Catholic and Protestant theology and students of Interreligious Studies. Preference will be given to candidates with a focus on Ecumenical Theology in Anglican or Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Theology.
The ideal candidate will have: ‐ Proven knowledge of Fundamental Theology and of Catholic Dogmatics (either in the Old Catholic, Orthodox, or Anglican tradition with profound knowledge of the other traditions or willingness to develop these) and of Ecumenical Theology, as demonstrated by outstanding research ‐ Personal research specialisations and projects in either Fundamental Theology or Dogmatics as well as in Ecumenical Theology ‐ Interfaith and Intercultural competencies ‐ Willingness to cooperate with the other institutes of the Theological Faculty and to assume responsibility for the faculty and university self-governing bodies ‐ Proven teaching skills for higher education ‐ Willingness to work in a team ‐ Willingness to participate in the work of the International Working Group for the Study of Old Catholicism (IAAF) and the International Old Catholic Theological Conferences ‐ Experience in acquiring external funding and in organising research projects, particularly with the aim of promoting young talent. The candidate will be a theologian with at least a doctorate and at least one further substantial publication.
The position is full-time. Depending on the qualifications of the applications received, the professor will be either an associate professor or an assistant professor (with tenure track). Prerequisites for an Associate Professor are the Habilitation (postdoctoral lecturing qualification) or an equivalent. The Assistant Chair requires an outstanding dissertation in one of the three specialisations and other research achievements.
The University of Bern is committed to increasing the number of women in positions of academic leadership and encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Female candidates will receive preference among equally qualified applicants. Seite 2/2 For further information, please contact the Dean’s Office at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Bern.
- Applications including a curriculum vitae and list of publications, previous teaching experience, and acquired external funding must be sent to the Dean’s Office at the Faculty of Theology, Länggassstrasse 51, 3012 Bern, Switzerland, and/or to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 7 February 2017.
- Writing samples solicited (02/25)
University of British Columbia (CAN) - Early Christian History and Literature
he Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Early Christian History and Literature to commence July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be required to teach Early Christianity at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and should demonstrate outstanding teaching and research skills and potential for outstanding teaching. We especially welcome candidates who possess additional expertise in post-apostolic history and literature, which could include specialization in Early Church History, Patristics/Late Antiquity, Gnosticism, Syriac Christianity, or related area and the language(s) pertinent to these areas (e.g., Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Syriac, Coptic). Engagement with diverse approaches (e.g. feminist, social scientific, social historical, archaeological) is also welcomed.
The successful candidate must have completed a PhD prior to taking up the position, and will be expected to maintain an active program of research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, graduate supervision, and departmental service, events, and initiatives.
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies prizes interdisciplinarity and is committed to innovative teaching and research. Our position in Early Christianity boasts a long history of superb teaching at the undergraduate level, and we look for a dynamic and creative candidate who will continue to excite, engage, and inspire our students. More about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS can be accessed at: http://www.cnrs.ubc.ca.
The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 25 pages). Candidates should submit a brief encapsulation of their teaching philosophy, an account of their present and anticipated research profile, and a statement (1 page max.) identifying their contributions (or potential contributions) to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by their referees. Shortlisted applicants will be asked for a teaching dossier.
The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
- The deadline for the receipt of applications and reference letters is November 1, 2016. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Rob Cousland at cners.jobsearch(at)ubc.ca. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Society for Biblical Literature in San Antonio November 19-22, 2016.
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2016-2017
- (Nov. 11) Has anyone been contacted about an SBL interview? The meeting begins in just over a week and it would be great to know if anyone has heard anything or if, like me, you've still heard nothing.
- Nothing yet
- Got an email from the department admin asking for me to resend a document because the committee was meeting "soon" (whatever that means) that was on 11/8. BUT I've not heard anything since then.
- From Biblical Studies 2016-2017: "11 November: Invitation for SBL interview (x2)"
University of California Davis (CA) - Hinduism
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Hinduism at the Assistant Professor level. Research focus and methodology within this area are open, and we welcome candidates whose research engages textual sources, visual and material culture, and/or performance practice. Advanced expertise in and ability to teach Sanskrit, particularly at the graduate level, is required. Competency in a second Indian language is recommended. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work in areas that complement those already represented in the UC Davis undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applicants interested in developing India Studies, broadly conceived, at UC Davis. Applicants must demonstrate a strong research profile and a commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field must be in hand by the first day of classes, September 25, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype or at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX between November 20 and 22, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.
- For full consideration, applications should be received by October 14, 2016. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Applications can be submitted at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01161
- Invitation for AAR interview (11/10)
- Heard from others that they were invited for campus interviews (12/8)
- Could someone please kindly confirm that campus invitations are actually out for this position? X2
- Yes, campus visits are scheduled (12/9)
University of California Los Angeles (CA) - New Testament / Early Christianity
The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and the Program in the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, announce a search for a new tenure-track position in New Testament and Early Christianity at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2017. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand by July 2017. Applications are invited from scholars with research specialties in New Testament and Early Christianity, including its intersections with Second Temple Judaism, Rabbinics, and Eastern Christianity. Ability to work in relevant primary languages is expected (esp. Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac). Candidate will teach a range of classes including large General Education courses, small graduate seminars and demonstrate or likely commit to diversity related to teaching, research and service.
A letter of application describing research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, writing sample, evidence of teaching, and names of three references should be directed to the Chair of the NT/Early Christianity Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Humanities Building 380, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511.
- To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2016. Application: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02444
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2016-2017
- Anyone heard anything at all?
- 11/15: email stating no SBL/AAR interviews. They will contact people in early January for Skype interviews.
- 1/13: No Skype interviews. Campus invites sent out by e-mail.
University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - Religion and Environment
The Environmental Studies Program and Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invite applications for a tenure-track, joint faculty position in Religion and Environment (50% in the Environmental Studies Program and 50% in the Religious Studies Department) at the assistant professor level. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field of the humanities or social sciences, with preference given to scholars doing philosophically informed work that demonstrates historical depth and cultural range. The substantive area of expertise is open, but candidates are preferred whose research interests will complement and/or enhance topical strengths in UCSB’s Environmental Studies Program and Department of Religious Studies. An ability to engage issues of values or ethics as they pertain to environmental concerns is essential. Candidates should have a superior record of scholarly research, experience in and enthusiasm for teaching and mentorship at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and strong potential for academic leadership.
UCSB is one of the country’s finest institutions for both environmental and religious studies.
The Environmental Studies Program, established at UCSB in 1970, is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation, and is recognized as one the most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world. http://es.ucsb.edu/home
The Religious Studies Department, established at UCSB in 1964, is the largest religion department in the University of California system, and one of the most diverse religion departments in the world. http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly. All materials should be submitted to the Religion and Environmental Ethics Search Committee at UC Recruit, at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00780
- For full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than October 31, 2016. A first round of interviews will occur in January 2017. Finalists will be invited to campus based on the outcome of first round interviews. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor David Pellow ( email@example.com )
- No word on this position yet? (11/17)
- Haven't heard anything yet either (11/30)
- Skype interview request received (12/7)
- Has anybody else heard anything? Other Skype interview requests? When are the Skype interviews scheduled for? (1/6)
- Campus interviews scheduled (1/14)
University of Cambridge (UK) - University Lecturer in Classical Rabbinic Literature (equivalent to tenure-track)
The Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge, invites applications for a University Lectureship in Classical Rabbinic Literature (Grade 9, £39,324 to £49,772). Candidates, whose research specialism may be in any field of Classical Rabbinic Literature, with a research specialism in the texts, thought, and history of classical rabbinic Judaism, encompassing the timespan from the redaction of the Mishnah to the redaction of the Babylonian Talmud, should have a doctorate in the field. The person appointed will be expected to undertake high quality research in Rabbinics, to teach for the Tripos, Diploma and the MPhil, to supervise doctoral students, and to undertake some administration. The postholder will be based in the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge. Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 September 2017. The appointment will be subject to five years' probation.
- Applications should be submitted by 6 January 2017. Instructions for submitting applications and for obtaining further particulars can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12027/
University of Central Florida (FL) - Islamic Studies
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Religion and Cultural Studies with primary research focus in Islamic Studies. The pre-tenure teaching load is five (3/2) courses per academic year. This is a 9-month tenure-earning position, with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is expected to begin Fall 2017.
Position Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, or a closely related field from an accredited university is required. Candidates who can document completion of all aspects of their Ph.D., and who will have received their diploma by July 31, 2017, will be considered. Research specialization in Islamic Studies. One year of full-time experience teaching at the university level.
Preferences: Additional research and teaching competence in African-American Religion or Philosophy and/or Medieval Humanities or Philosophy. Ability to teach upper level undergraduate courses contributing to more than one of the degree programs in the department (Humanities and Cultural Studies, Religion and Cultural Studies, Philosophy). Teaching experience in introductory level courses in Religion, Humanities, and/or Philosophy. Experience teaching courses online in the above areas.
- The university requires that all applicants apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com. The application deadline is November 3, 2016. The review process will begin once the application period closes.
- Rejection email received on 11/17.
- I didn't receive a rejection email or an invite to interview. But the person above received a rejection two weeks ago. Does anyone know if that is typical: emailing rejections to some people before offering first round interviews? Don't rejection emails normally arrive after the offer has been made?
- I speak as another applicant to this position in the same boat: no rejection nor invitation, but I have no specific insight into this position. One possibility is thtat they made an initial cut of people who were not being considered (perhaps, for example, they culled all ABDs first thing; I've seen that happen), and let them know right away. In any event, I think it's classy for them to let people know as soon as possible if they are not being considered.
- Thanks for that. I was thinking the same thing. It is unusual as far as I know, but yes, it is a welcome move rather than the endless reinterpretation of silence. Good luck and let us know if you hear anything. I will do the same.
- Received Skype interview invitation for January.
- Anyone else receive an interview? I recieved a note that they received and are reviewing applications, but didn't get an interview yet.
- 12/12 I have heard nothing either way, but a few days ago there were a bunch of hits on my academia page from Orlando...
- Any updates on this?
- on campus interviews are under way
University of Denver (CO) - Buddhism/Buddhist Studies
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a newly funded, tenure-track position: Assistant Professor in Buddhism/Buddhist Studies, effective September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to our diversity and to the advancement of inclusive excellence through their teaching, research, and service. In addition to introductory courses on Buddhism, the ideal candidate should be able to offer courses that contextualize Buddhist tradition, experience and practice, including Buddhism in America, religions of Tibet, religions of China and Japan. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research focus on the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and social location. We are committed to teaching engaged traditions courses that highlight lived religion and incorporate opportunities for the observational study of religion (e.g., multiple site visits). Most courses should be accessible and appealing to undergraduate students with little background in the subject, although some upper-divisional courses will be open to a mix of advanced undergraduate and entry-level MA students. Because this is a new, tenure-track line, the position affords an opportunity for considerable innovation and development. We shall encourage and welcome curricular changes that reflect the expertise and specialization of the successful candidate. The position is benefitted and the salary is competitive.
Please Note: The Department has a fulltime, tenure-track line in Hinduism; we are not seeking a scholar of Hinduism.
Essential Functions: Teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). Teach courses fitting the analytical inquiry: society and culture component of the University’s core undergraduate curriculum. Teach departmental electives in the candidate’s area of specialization. Frame new courses to meet University and Departmental learning outcomes and assessment practices. Contribute to the Departments MA program and to the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion the University of Denver shares with the Iliff School of Theology, which includes teaching MA- and doctoral-only seminars, serving on MA and doctoral committees, and thesis/dissertation supervision. Mentor and advise students. Serve as a good citizen within the Department of Religious Studies, the University of Denver, and the community beyond.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Ability to offer courses that contextualize Buddhist tradition, experience, and practice (e.g., Buddhism in American, religions of Tibet, religions of China and Japan, the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and social location). Strong commitment to both successful teaching and scholarship.
Required Qualifications: Doctorate completed prior to appointment; ABD’s who have not scheduled a defense date should not apply. Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training.
Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through https://dujobs.silkroad.com/ to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions related to the position, please contact: Alyssa Boltinghouse (Alyssa.Boltinghouse@du.edu).
Please include the following documents with your application:
- Letter of application (including a statement of areas of competency and interest)
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and any evidence of teacher training)
- Separate, inclusive excellence statement
- Three letters of reference. (You may also send your letters of reference to Alyssa.Boltinghouse@du.edu)
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
Applicants should acquaint themselves with our priorities and initiatives by visiting these websites: http://www.du.edu/diversity-inclusion/ and http://www.du.edu/cme/. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter and supporting materials information about how they will advance this commitment in their teaching. To avoid document upload limits, combine the teaching portfolio materials into one document to upload.
- We will begin considering applications in mid-October, 2016. Our hope is to schedule preliminary interviews with potential candidates at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX (November 19-22). The position will remain open until filled.
- Does anyone know if this is an inside hire? It appears that there is a qualified candidate presently working as a VAP in the department.
- Any post-AAR news?
- I contacted the admin and she said that the committee will finalize the list for on-campus interviews early this week (Dec 4-10)
- Campus Interview invite Jan. (1/22)
University of Evansville (IN) - Religion (Non-Christian Traditions)
Assistant Professor of Religion The Department of Philosophy & Religion at the University of Evansville invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Religion. As a small department with a diverse curriculum, we are seeking candidates with the ability to teach a breadth of undergraduate courses within the religion program, especially courses in world religions and religious ethics. Preference given to applicants with primary training in a non-Christian tradition. Area of specialization open.
Candidates should have an active scholarly agenda and strong interests in teaching at a four-year, private undergraduate university. Start date is August 1, 2017. Ph.D. by time of appointment preferred.
A complete application will include cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available), writing sample, transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted electronically either through Interfolio’s ByCommittee service or directly to Cheryl Shafer, Administrative Assistant for the Dept. of Philosophy & Religion at firstname.lastname@example.org . Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Valerie Stein, Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religion, at email@example.com . Preliminary interviews will be conducted via videoconferencing/Skype.
- Review of applications begins immediately; to be assured full consideration, dossiers must be received by October 15, 2016.
- --any news on this?
- None here (11/15)
- received invitation for Skype interview (10/28)
- Had Skype interview on Nov 2. Have heard nothing further as of 12/5
University of Florida (FL) - Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian
The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The Librarian is responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats and outreach to students and faculty in all three disciplines, and supports the University’s academic programs in these areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Librarian is also responsible for analyzing the University’s programs in these disciplines and collaborating with other librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. The Librarian evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. In collaboration with the Library West Humanities and Social Sciences selectors, the Librarian uses subject expertise to help build the reference collection. The Librarian manages specialized classics, philosophy and religion reference services, library instruction, and online database. The Librarian provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries. This position requires fluency in either Greek or Latin.
The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
- The search will remain open until October 10, 2016, review of applicants will begin on September 19, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Lethbridge (CAN) - Christianity
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the Assistant Professor rank with a specialization in Christianity. The position would begin on 1 July 2017, subject to budgetary approval.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or be very near completion, and have teaching experience at the university level. Applicants should demonstrate considerable potential for excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Successful candidates will be required to teach a second-year comprehensive introduction to the Christian tradition, as well as an introductory course in World Religions, particularly the western religions component, which includes Judaism and Islam. Upper level classes may be designed around the candidate’s expertise and interests.
The Department of Religious Studies is a small but dynamic unit committed to excellence in research and teaching. Our members’ theoretical and methodological orientations include historical, textual, philosophical, and socio-cultural approaches, and we seek to maintain the quality of our undergraduate program, while enhancing our emerging masters program.
Located in southern Alberta, near the Rocky Mountains, Lethbridge offers a sunny, dry climate that is agreeably mild for the prairies, excellent cultural and recreational amenities and attractive economic conditions. Founded in 1967, the University has an enrollment of over 8,000 students from around the world. Our student body has grown by 50 percent in the last 10 years, phenomenal growth among institutions in Canada. Despite this growth, we have remained true to who we are – student-focused, research-intensive, and grounded in liberal education. For more information about the University, please visit our web site at www.uleth.ca.
The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.
All applications must be submitted online, and should include a curriculum vitae, transcripts, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, publication reprints or preprints, a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three academic references. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at https://uleth.peopleadmin.ca and choose the Academic postings option. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters.
- Closing Date: March 9, 2017. For more information about the position, please contact: Dr. Hillary Rodrigues, Chair. Administrative Support: Bev Garnett Email: email@example.com Telephone: (403) 380-1894
University of Maine at Farmington (ME) - History of Religions
The Division of Humanities at the University of Maine at Farmington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion beginning Fall, 2017. Seeking a dynamic teacher-scholar specializing in the History of Religions and grounded in theory and method. Candidates with a teaching competency in the modern and late modern periods are particularly encouraged to apply. 3-3 teaching load. As UMF's only faculty member in Religion, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of topical and historical courses to majors and non-majors; maintain an active research program; participate in professional and university service; and advise students. The position involves teaching courses as part of an interdisciplinary Philosophy/Religion major, as well as in the International and Global Studies program.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Religion in hand by Sept. 1, 2017, evidence of strong scholarly potential, and successful college teaching experience. Experience with or interest in using alternate modes of delivery desirable. Send dossier, including letter of application, CV, and email addresses for three references, to http://tinyurl.com/umfreligion.
- Review of applications begins October 27, 2016.
- Letters of Rec requested 10/26 (I don't know if they asked for everyone's?). Anyone heard anything?
- Anybody get an interview? (11/29)
- Skype interview invitation sent (12/1)
- Invited to Skype interview via phone call (12/2)
- Called by Dept administrator, invited for Skype interview 12/2
- Very kind, personalized rejection via post. I had previously had Skype interview 3/15
University of Mary (ND) - Theology and Catholic Studies
The University of Mary invites applications for a full-time faculty position with dual appointments in both Theology and Catholic Studies [to begin as early as January 2017 or fall semester 2017]. Rank and area of specialization are open; Ph.D. or equivalent required by time of employment. The ideal candidate will be well-formed in the Catholic intellectual tradition and able to teach broadly, including core courses in Theology which deal with Scripture, Augustine’s Confessions, and the Rule of St. Benedict, as well as upper division courses in Theology and courses in Catholic Studies.
Applicants must excel in teaching at the undergraduate level, demonstrate evidence of supporting student formation outside of the classroom, and have an active research agenda. The successful candidate is expected to understand, support, and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see http://www.umary.edu/about/mission/missionidentity.php) and to seek and receive the mandatum from the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bismarck.
Required qualifications include: Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of employment Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary. Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities.
Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Academic Affairs and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ. The University of Mary overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.
We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. Qualified applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio - consisting of the most recent set of teaching evaluations, 2-3 sample syllabi, and a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) writing sample of no more than 10 pages, (5) official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.
- Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.
- - Had Skype interview on 12/5. Was told that they would notify everyone by end of December. Still have heard nothing as of 2/5; same goes for three colleagues who also interviewed for the same position. Anyone else have news?
- --I wasn't interviewing for this one so don't know all of the details, but as of 2/27 someone I know had done an on-campus interview.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) - Christian Studies / Old Testament
The College of Christian Studies at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Christian Studies beginning August 2017. The College of Christian Studies is committed to preparing men and women for service to the church as well as providing core courses in Bible and theology for all the University’s undergraduate students. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.
UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 19,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.
Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development and student advising; professional attainment; and service to the department, college, university, and the community. While primarily a teaching institution, UMHB recognizes and rewards research, publication, and other forms of scholarly attainment.
Specific Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have competence in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Hebrew. At least half of the teaching will be in service to the Core. Teaching responsibilities include online as well as classroom courses. Full-time faculty members typically teach 12-14 hours per semester with three course preparations.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible is required. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Because of the specific mission of the College of Christian Studies, the successful candidate must be a Baptist and must sustain active membership in a local Baptist church.
Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.
- TO APPLY: Visit http://www.jobs.umhb.edu for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Application packets may also be submitted/completed in person: UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2016-2017
University of Miami (FL) - Atheism, Humanism, and/or Secular Ethics
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami is seeking to fill the APPIGNANI FOUNDATION CHAIR FOR THE STUDY OF ATHEISM, HUMANISM AND SECULAR ETHICS. The ideal candidate is a distinguished scholar whose research and teaching interests include the study of atheism, humanism, and/or secular ethics, and intellectual and academic methods that emphasize a naturalistic approach in dealing with problems affecting humanity. The holder of this chair will be expected to engage the broader community and offer at least one class a year on atheism and/or its role in human affairs as part of his/her regular faculty duties. S/he will have a recognized body of scholarship and evidence of effective teaching. The holder’s appointment will be in one or more of the College’s departments.
- Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates may apply electronically to email@example.com. The application should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three recommenders.
University of Michigan (MI) - Open Rank - Muslim American Studies
The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and its program in Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) seek qualified applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty appointment in Muslim American studies.
We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the AMAS program. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests in Muslim American studies using intersectional approaches, such as frameworks of race, gender, and sexuality, are particularly of interest. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize broadly in Muslim American studies and examine multiple communities or issues – African American, South Asian American, Arab American, Latino/a/x, etc. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S.
This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.
Applicants should submit a digital dossier via email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following components (please submit each component as a separate PDF file):
All applicants should provide:
- Cover letter addressed to Chair, AMAS Search Committee
- Curriculum Vitae
- Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
- Statement of current and future research
- Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
- Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, syllabi of courses taught, teaching awards)
- Sample syllabus for a course on Introduction to Muslim American Studies
- A list of 3 or 4 potential courses offerings in Muslim American Studies
In Addition: Untenured applicants - please provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to email@example.com directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address. Tenured applicants - please provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.
- Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is January 15, 2017. http://lsa.umich.edu/ac/people/job-openings.html
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (MN) - Muslims/Islam in America
The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the study of Muslims/Islam in America to begin fall semester 2017 (8/28/2017). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or other related field is required by the start date, August 28, 2017. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, History of Muslims/Islam in North America; Religious experience or expression of Muslims in North America; Social/political experience of the Muslim diaspora in North America; Gender, race, class, identity issues related to Muslim experience in North America. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and in their specific research area along with an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.
Successful candidates must also show evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching.
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
Internal Number: 312745
- Link to APPLY
- Application deadline: October 17, 2016. Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21.
- NOTE: "Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Jeanne Kilde, firstname.lastname@example.org ."
- Has anyone heard anything yet? No mention of "on site interviews" on the AAR employment listing site....
- Skype Interview request (11/15).
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (MN) - Qur’anic Studies
The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Qur’anic Studies to begin fall semester 2017 (8/28/12017). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, or other related area is required by the start date of the appointment, August 28, 2017.
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
We are searching for a scholar of early Islam with clear expertise in the interpretation of the Qur’an and related literature and history of this period. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to:
Issues of exegesis, rhetoric, oral and written textuality (textual history, intertextuality) Critical historical, comparative, literary, or sociological approaches to the Qur’an and related literature Interpretive traditions over time, cultural connections with non-Islamic traditions Islamic legal studies Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and in the specific research area, fluency in Arabic, and an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries. Knowledge of other relevant language families, such as Hebrew, Coptic, Greek, Persian, etc., is preferred. Successful candidates must also show evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching.
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
Internal Number: 312746
- Link to APPLY
- Application deadline: October 17, 2016. Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21. Some interviews may be held at MESA in Boston, November 17-20.
- Is there something very odd about this position? The link to apply is broken (or the site is down). There are no application instructions. There is no list of application materials. There is no contact name or contact email. And because the position is not in any particular department it is not clear who to call and ask about all this.
- NOTE: Application site seems to be working again (as of Oct. 11). For future reference, the full post does give a contact: "Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Nabil Matar, email@example.com "
- Request for Skype interview (11/1)
- Anyone heard anything back about campus invites? (12/3) I'm guessing they must have scheduled them by now, right?
- Emailed (12/6) for campus invite.
University of Nebraska-Omaha (NE) - Religion and Human Rights
The University of Nebraska seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies or a cognate field (e.g., history, sociology/anthropology, law, etc) to teach two courses per semester, conduct research, and engage in Community Service activities, related to the study of religion and human rights. In addition, active participation in departmental program development is required. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is committed to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. To apply for this position please go to https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/ Please address questions to Dr. Curtis Hutt, Chair of Search Committee, Religious Studies Program, 6001 Dodge Street- ASH 205, Omaha, NE 68182, firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Duties: The successful candidate will be awarded a newly established Community Chair in Human Rights, including additional budgetary support.
Required Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. (or another terminal degree) in Religious Studies or a cognate field (e.g., history, sociology/anthropology, law, etc.) 2. Teaching experience at the university level in the area of religion and human rights 3. A record of Community Service in relation to ‘religion and human rights’ 4. Research agenda with publications in ‘religion and human rights’
- Open Until Filled (posted 10/11/16).
- Nebraska newspapers and UN employees are saying that there is a state wide hiring freeze for the University systems that went into effect after this posting. See: http://www.omaha.com/news/nebraska/university-of-nebraska-system-institutes-hiring-freeze-travel-restrictions-as/article_9345e441-2760-52b0-848a-1fb30aa96500.html
University of New Mexico (NM) - Buddhist Philosophy
With generous support from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the University of New Mexico Department of Philosophy is pleased to invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Buddhist Philosophy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated start date is August 2017. AOS: Buddhist Philosophy. AOC: Open. Customary undergraduate and graduate teaching duties, including thesis supervision, and non-teaching duties in Philosophy.
We are seeking an outstanding scholar, with a strong background in Philosophy, who combines excellence in Buddhist Philosophy with intellectual breadth and curiosity; whose research will either contribute to or complement the Department's current strength in South Asian Buddhist Philosophy; who is able to teach courses that contribute to the Department's undergraduate major programs; who will enjoy working in a philosophically diverse department; and who has a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student success, as well as to working with broadly diverse communities.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in Philosophy or related field (such as South Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or Buddhist Studies) by the start of the appointment. Research specialization in Buddhist Philosophy
- Quicklink for Posting: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88743
- Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with rank and experience. For best consideration, please apply by 19 October 2016.
University of North Texas (TX) - Religion and Ecology
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position to start Fall 2017.
Area of Specialization: Religion and Ecolog
Area of Competence: Buddhism or Islam or Christianity, with interest in Feminism/Gender Studies.
The successful candidate will typically teach a 2/2 load, including introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, and graduate courses.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.phil.unt.edu. Inquiries are welcome at email@example.com or (940) 565-2266. Information about the University of North Texas can be found at http://www.unt.edu.
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
- I am adding this at this late date to see if anyone has heard back post-campus visits. Mine was a month ago, and I'd like to know if someone else was selected. (3/10)
University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Religious Studies and Material/Visual Culture
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Religious Studies and Material/Visual Culture. Time period, religious tradition, and sub-specialization are open and may include scholars who approach the study of religion through related methodological approaches in the areas of art history, archaeology, architecture, ethnography, film and media studies, gender and embodiment, material texts, and visual studies. The search committee is interested in specialists with research experience in religions in Africa and the African Diaspora, the Americas, Asia, or the Middle East. The successful candidate for this new faculty position should have a compelling and original research agenda and a commitment to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of Religious Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University. Recent PhDs are particularly welcome to apply.
The successful candidate will participate in the department's undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a semester system.
Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/960 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
- Seems to be repeat of a search run a couple of years ago; see 2014-15 page.
- Received an email with the following message 11/18: "Hello, I apologize for the confusion and inconvenience. In trying to correct an error in our search system, I mistakenly sent the invitee template to each and every applicant in the system. We have not yet narrowed the candidate pool. I will be reaching out to the final applicants in the next few weeks. Apologies again for my error." X2
- ^^ I received the same email message 11.18, but that was the only message. Any ideas what, if anything, that may mean? (SAME)
- I didn't receive that message. Not sure what that means. Anyone else not hear anything?
- Invited for Skype interview in December (11/21)
- ^ everyone was, accidentally. Did they properly send out invites now?
- Anything concrete on this? It seems like (real) interview requests have gone out by now, is that everyone else's sense?
- 22 Dec: Generic rejection via e-mail ("over 200 applicants")
- Campus invitations have been issued.
University of Portland (OR) - Christian Spirituality
THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND in the beautiful Pacific Northwest seeks a teacher and scholar for a tenure-track position in Spirituality at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2017. The successful applicant will be a Roman Catholic woman or man with an informed commitment to the University’s Catholic and Holy Cross mission. Specifically, the position entails teaching courses with a deep understanding of Catholic traditions and faith. The faculty member will teach in the Core each semester, two sections of lower division courses (THE 105 and/or 205) and one upper division course in one’s area of specialization. The candidate can also expect to teach in the Department of Theology’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program periodically. Candidates are expected to have in hand the Ph.D. or equivalent by July 1, 2017.
Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. For more information about the University of Portland, please visit [www.up.edu].
Applicants who have a disability and would like to request an accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact the University’s Human Resources Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 943-8484. Successful completion of a background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and all graduate transcripts, and also arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation. All application files should be submitted electronically via the University’s HireTouch application system at [up.hiretouch.com].
- The deadline is December 1, 2016.
University of Puget Sound (WA) - Religious Ethics / Bioethics
The Department of Religious Studies at University of Puget Sound seeks an assistant professor in Religious Ethics with a sub-specialty in Bioethics (Bio-medical ethics) and a passion for undergraduate teaching. This is a full-time, tenure-line position beginning Fall Term 2017
Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will teach 3 courses per year in the interdisciplinary Bioethics Program (an innovative, interdisciplinary curricular emphasis program), and 3 courses per year in Religious Studies. We seek a colleague who can complement existing departmental strengths in Christian ethics; thus candidates in Jewish or Islamic ethics (competency in Bioethics) would be especially welcome.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, as well as a commitment to diversity, collegiality, and interdisciplinary. We seek a colleague to teach basic bioethics courses, basic courses in religious ethics, as well as upper-level undergraduate classes. Ph.D. in (Religious) Ethics preferred, although ABD considered.
For information on the Religious Studies Department: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/religion/
For information on The Bioethics Program: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/bioethics/
Rank: Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/
About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/employment
- Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 10, 2016 to ensure consideration.
- invitation to on-campus interview x1 [posted ~ 11/25]
University of Puget Sound (WA) - Islam and Gender / Queer Studies
Appointment: Full-time, tenure-line position; begins Fall Term 2017.
Responsibilities: We invite applicants for this joint position, half Religious Studies (Islam) and half Gender and Queer Studies (GQS). The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level courses on Islam, as well as introductory and upper-level courses in GQS.
Qualifications: Ph.D. (or ABD) in Islamic studies, with demonstrated interest and expertise in GQS-related fields such as sexualities, trans studies, and/or queer studies. Religious Studies/GQS candidates with expertise in critical race theory also warmly encouraged to apply.
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.
About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.
Both the Department of Religious Studies and the Gender and Queer Studies Program are collegial groups of teacher-scholars with a passion for undergraduate teaching. The Religious Studies department has strengths in Christianity, ethics, Asian religions, and cultural studies. The Gender and Queer Studies program is an interdisciplinary program with strengths in gender and feminist studies.
- LINK to Apply
- Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 10, 2016 to ensure consideration.
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
University of San Diego (CA) - Latino/a Catholic Theologies and/or Black/Womanist Theologies (2 Open Rank Positions)
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces two open-rank, tenure-track positions in Latino/a Catholic theologies and/or Black/Womanist theologies. In addition to their theological specializations, ideal candidates will be conversant with environmental ethics; religion and culture; religion and race; religion and queer theory; or approaches to the Bible. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory theology courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of specialization.
Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2017. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active scholarly agenda are expected. The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic university. The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is a diverse community of scholars who advance the teaching and study of religion with particular attention to fostering understanding of Catholic traditions. Information about the department is available at http://www.sandiego.edu/theo .
Applications should include a letter of intent and dossier, including CV, graduate school transcripts for those applying at the assistant professor level, three letters of reference, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, student evaluations). Please send all materials (hard copies only) to: Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry, Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492.
All candidates must register as applicants for this position at http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs . Look for job number IRC 20854. Please, however, do not upload your application documents electronically via this site. Rather, send hard copies as described above.
- Applications should be complete by October 25, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in San Antonio, November 19 and 20, on a pre-arranged basis.
- Rejection email 11/7
The School of Religion in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, announces a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Islamic Studies, to begin in the fall of 2017. We encourage applications from candidates who specialize in Sufism and whose skill-set include the following: solid grounding in pre-modern Islamic intellectual history, culture and institutions; superior Arabic language skills; ability to trace later developments in Islam in one or more parts of the world, including the U.S.
Candidates should be able to work comfortably in a religious studies setting and be attuned to carrying out the study of Islam in the context of the study of other world religious traditions. Holding a Ph.D. degree is required by the time of appointment.
- LINK: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/74287
- We will begin reviewing applications October 17, 2016. Interviews may take place at AAR / SBL meeting in November.
- Has anyone received an invite for an AAR interview?
- 11/15 Nope.
- 12/16 Any updates?
- Request for a Skype interview on 12/10 X2
- Skype interviews done. Any follow up? 12/21
- Job-talk dates set. Candidates not announced yet. Did anyone receive rejection letters?
- Spoke with search chair. Offer has been made and accepted (03/15)
University of St. Thomas (TX) - Catholic Theology
The University of St. Thomas, a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, invites applications for the following position: Catholic Theology
The Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. The department is interested in applicants with expertise in systematic theology and conversant with the Roman Catholic theological tradition. Ph.D. or equivalent ecclesiastical degree required. A successful candidate will be able to identify strongly with the university's Catholic liberal arts identity and its Basilian mission. The Mission Statement can be found at http://www.stthom.edu/About/Mission_and_Vision/Index.aqf
The candidate should be a practicing Catholic who is faithful to the Church's Magisterium; he or she will be expected to request the mandatum from the Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Please send a CV, letter of application, single page statement of teaching philosophy, single page statement of adherence to Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and three letters of recommendation via email to: email@example.com Office of Human Resources, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose - Houston, Texas 77006.
The application should address the candidate's contribution to the mission of Catholic higher education at a university committed to implementing Pope John Paul II's Ex Corde Ecclesiae and Fides et Ratio.
- The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [posted 8/25/16]
University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - South Asian Religions
The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in South Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.
Applicants must have earned a PhD with a focus on South Asian religions by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek applicants whose scholarly record demonstrates expertise in the study of primary sources within their historical, philosophical, devotional, aesthetic, and/or performative contexts and whose work is also situated within the broader study of religion. Candidates must demonstrate strong linguistic skills in the primary source language(s) of their research.
The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by representative writing samples or publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
We seek a candidate whose research complements and enhances existing strengths in the Department of Historical Studies. The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada's largest university. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and "livable" places in the world. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of thematically focused courses engaging with the study of religion, contributing to the undergraduate program on the Mississauga campus, and will hold a graduate appointment at the Department for the Study of Religion on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto. Information about these two departments is available at: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies and http://www.religion.utoronto.ca.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- Applicants are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted by October 17, 2016, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing such as representative articles, statement of research interests, academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). The U of T application system can accommodate up to fifteen attachments per candidate profile (8MB size limit per attachment); please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Arrangements should also be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant's teaching abilities, to be submitted by October 17, 2016 via email to the Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Referees should include the candidate's name and "South Asian Religions Search" in the subject line.
- Link to Apply
- Any news on this search?
- Still no news?
- Still still no news (12/19)?
- I have not heard anything. Anyone else? (12/7)
- I e-mailed them early last week, they said everything is still under review and all who make the cut would be informed at the same time. So, unless somethig changed in the past ten or so days ... [posted ~ 12/9]
- Skype interviews happening today (01/11)
- Campus interviews conclude Friday, March 3rd (03/01)
University of Virginia (VA) - Race, Religion and the African Diaspora
The Department of Religious Studies and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies are conducting an open-rank search for a joint professorship in Race, Religion and the African Diaspora. We seek candidates whose teaching and research explore the role of religion within black communities in the United States or the wider African Diaspora, and whose work considers the intersection of religion and race on any number of levels-historical, cultural, philosophical, or theological. Responsibilities include teaching half-time in Religious Studies and half-time in African American and African Studies, as well as proportional service to both units. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field. They should integrate interdisciplinary approaches in their scholarship and teaching, and possess a proven record of scholarly engagement and publication.
The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@Uva (https://jobs.virginia.edu), select posting number 0619535 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references.
Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent via email to Julie Garmel, Department of Religious Studies. Please note that each letter of reference emailed to email@example.com must contain the last name of the applicant and "Race, Religion and the African Diaspora" in the subject line.
Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should also be directed to Julie Garmel.
- Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016. The application deadline is midnight (EST) on October 25, 2016.
- Invitation for skype interview (11/6)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Southeast Asian Studies
The newly formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of its initiative to re-envision the study of the languages, cultures, and societies of Asia, is seeking to hire a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in at least one Southeast Asian language. Appointment begins August 2017. Ph.D. required prior to start of appointment. Rank and area of specialization are open. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to take part in a multi-disciplinary conversation about issues in trans-Asian contexts, and who have the vision and skills to build new academic programs. A tenured appointment requires a proven record of excellence in research and teaching at all levels. Salary is competitive.
Qualified applicants should send a complete dossier (including letter of application, CV, and sample publication) and three letters of reference by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. UW-Madison is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
- To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 24, 2016.
Villanova University (PA) - Religious and Theological Education
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Religious and Theological Education at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in fall 2017.
The successful candidate will have expertise in the field of religious/theological education, including outcomes and evidence-based educational practices, curriculum development, and assessment in higher education. He/she also will have competency in pastoral studies or another area of studies that complements the Department’s research and teaching focus on “faith engaging culture.”
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching the Theology and Religious Studies course in the College core curriculum (Faith, Reason, and Culture); teaching elective courses in the undergraduate curriculum; offering a range of master’s and doctoral level courses for students preparing for teaching careers in higher education as well as for careers in religious education and pastoral ministry; and performing service to the Department, College, and the University.
Minimum Qualifications: The person who fills the position must hold a doctorate by the start of the appointment and demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching as well as distinguished scholarship and student mentorship.
Special Message to Applicants: Direct inquiries to email@example.com. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.villanova.edu. A complete application includes: a letter of interest, a current resume, a writing sample, three letters of reference, transcripts (unofficial copies), and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Letters of reference must be submitted directly and confidentially by the reviewers. Once you submit your electronic application, reviewers will receive emails with instructions on how to proceed.
- To receive consideration, complete applications, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by October 17, 2016.
Virginia Tech (VA) - Early Christianity (incl. New Testament)
The Department of Religion and Culture ( http://liberalarts.vt.edu/departments-and-schools/department-of-religion-and-culture.html) at Virginia Tech seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Early Christianity to begin August 2017. A secondary specialization in Christianity's continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East, is highly desirable. Additional areas of interest are welcome, including theory and methodology in the study of religion and culture. The qualified candidate must demonstrate an active research agenda, excellence in the classroom, interdisciplinary inclinations, and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the department and across the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Expected/standard teaching load is 2 courses per semester and must include existing courses on the New Testament. Appropriate Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2017.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant field in hand by August 2017. Demonstrated active research agenda. Demonstrated excellence in the classroom. Ability to teach existing RLCL courses on the New Testament. Commitment to working with diverse campus populations. Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues in the department and across the college.
Preferred Qualifications: Secondary specialization in Christianity's continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East
How to Apply for this Job: Candidates must apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ (posting TR0160126) and provide: 1. a letter of application 2. CV 3. writing sample of no more than 30 pages 4. Contact information for at least three references who should speak to the candidate's teaching and research. The hiring committee may request additional materials related to teaching and research at a later date.
Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Matthew Gabriele ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016.
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2016-2017
- offer extended and accepted in february
Wake Forest University (NC) - Practical Theology and the Practices of Ministry
Wake Forest University School of Divinity invites applications for a position in Practical Theology and the Practices of Ministry, with preference given to candidates with advanced academic work in Homiletics, Leadership Studies, or Education and Community Formation. The ideal candidate will have multiple competencies in these teaching and research areas. This is an open rank full-time, tenure-track/tenured position beginning July 1, 2017. Preference given to candidates who engage Womanist perspectives and/or critical race theory with these disciplines. Experience with ethnographic and community-based methods will also strengthen the application.
Qualifications include completed PhD or equivalent, a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated promise for creative research and publication. For complete details and to apply, go to http://wakejobs.silkroad.com or call (336) 758-4700. Applications must include a teaching philosophy, statement on research, transcript of highest completed degree, and a CV. Candidates must also supply three confidential letters of reference to be sent separately by their authors to Janice Huesman at email@example.com (pdf preferred, Word documents accepted).
Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
- Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but the committee will begin reviewing applications on December 15. Only online applications will be accepted. Specific questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Jill Crainshaw, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washburn University (KS) - Jewish and Christian Religious Traditions
Washburn University's Philosophy Department invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment in Religious Studies, with an emphasis on issues related to the history, literature, and religion of the Jewish and Christian religious traditions. Candidates may work in any academic sub-discipline or field in religious studies which engages such issues constructively. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching Religious Studies to undergraduates in general education at all levels, in addition to Religious Studies majors in the Philosophy Department.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies (ABDs may be considered, but appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a Ph.D.) Teaching competence in Religious Studies, as indicated by teaching experience, coursework, and/or research. A substantial scholarly research project with the potential for publication.
Preferred Qualifications: One year or more of full-time experience teaching at the college or university level. Teaching experience, coursework and/or research in the history, literature, or religion of Judaism and Christianity, or in cognate religious traditions in Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cultures.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach four courses (12 hours) per semester in a wide range of areas, normally including Introduction to Religion, World Religions, a course from the biblical tradition, and a fourth course as determined by the needs of the department and the expertise and interests of the candidate. As Washburn University is committed to excellence in teaching, evidence of superior teaching will be expected of the successful candidate. Candidates must be able to contribute to the design and teaching of an interdisciplinary curriculum in religious studies and, more generally, to the Philosophy Department's degree programs. The successful candidate will also develop or maintain a successful research and publication program, and engage in service activities to the department, University, profession, and community, including service as director of an annual public lecture in Religious Studies.
- Application Procedure: Application review will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Send cover letter addressing specific qualifications for this position, curriculum vita (including names, mailing and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references), teaching evaluations (data from standardized student evaluation preferred,) graduate transcripts and a statement of teaching philosophy to email@example.com. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Questions may be sent to Prof. Russ Jacobs, Chair, Department of Philosophy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts.
- Campus Carry becomes mandatory for public institutions state-wide in Kansas in 2017. #KSthenewTX
- Email invitation (10/19) for Zoom interview either 11/11 or 11/16 x1
- Per email with the search committee chair, campus interviews have not yet been scheduled. (01/17/17)
- I was told by the committee chair today that campus visits are done, an offer has been made, and they anticipate the signed contract back today or tomorrow, at which time they will make the notifications. I am not sure why he told you otherwise. (1/25)
- Email from search chair today informing me the search had been reopened and asking if I was still available and interested (spoiler alert, I am. Because, this market) 2/21
- Invited for a campus interview in mid-March (2/22).
Washington and Lee University (VA) - Islam
Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the study of Islam. The appointment will be in the Departments of Religion and/or History, with course offerings divided evenly between the two. The area of specialization is open. We seek candidates with broad backgrounds and interests, able to teach a variety of courses on Islamic religion and history. Candidates must be able offer courses in History while being conversant with academic method and theory in the study of Religion. The ideal candidate can also contribute to the development of a nascent interdisciplinary program in Middle East and South Asia Studies at Washington and Lee University.
Washington and Lee University is a highly selective liberal arts college that demands excellence in teaching and expects and supports significant scholarly achievement. The University is interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.
- Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing teaching interests and scholarly agenda, a transcript of their graduate work, and three letters of recommendation by November 1. Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Timothy Lubin, chair of the search committee, at https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2921. Review of applications will begin October 15. Interviews will be conducted at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the American Historical Association.
- On the AAR/SBL job posting, this position is listed as both "tenure track" and "visiting." Does anyone know what that means? How can a position be both? Or is this an error of some kind?
- H-NET version of ad is pretty clearly TT. AAR/SBL mention of "visiting" likely a typo?
- One would think, but it's listed as visiting twice in the AAR/SBL (in the job title, and the box for visiting is checked under "appointment info."
- An email from a faculty member forwarded to the Sociology of Islam Listserv mentioned that HR mistakenly designated this job as visiting when posting it but that it is in fact tenure-track. (07/26)
- Invite for interview at AAR. 11/7 (x2)
- Has anyone heard anything since AAR?
- No (speaking only for myself)
- Two others I know who got intervied at AAR and myself have also not heard. Did any one ask them about their timeline.
- Just noticed that it says above that they'll be interviewing at AHA as well. Any confirmation of that?
- Anyone heard anything? (1/13)
- Nope, total radio silence there. I know that they did campus visits in December. It is possible that they have already made an offer and are negotiating but there is a small chance they are still deciding. Who knows. They might have decided to also do interviews at AHA and bring more people to campus if they didn't like any of the candidates they shortlisted. It rarely happens nowadays but committees can go down the list. (01/13)
- Offer made and accepted (2/17)
Wesleyan College (GA) - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Ackerman/Hurdle Chaplaincy Chair
Wesleyan College invites applications to fill the Ackerman/Hurdle Chaplaincy Chair: a tenure-track half-time Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and half-time Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry beginning in August 2017 to teach courses in Religious Studies, to foster faith development, and to provide spiritual guidance to our academic community. Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. in Religion, Theology, or Biblical Studies or those who anticipate completing the degree by the time of the appointment; however, we will consider ABD, D. Min., and other terminal degree candidates with strong evidence of scholarly and ministerial achievement. Wesleyan College, the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women, is a small liberal arts women’s college in Macon, GA with a highly diverse undergraduate population. The successful applicant must be committed to Wesleyan College’s mission to educate women in a United Methodist Church-related environment with a strong interfaith focus and dedication to collaboration and inclusion. Excellence in teaching is our first priority, though evidence of research abilities and commitment to scholarly activity is expected. Individuals with research interests in Biblical Studies, Early Christianity, Comparative Theology, or Interfaith Dialogue are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry oversees all programming related to the spiritual life of the campus, helping students to grow in their faith, planning and officiating at worship services, providing spiritual counseling, organizing group activities, and overseeing administrative tasks related to campus ministries. Strong preference will be given to candidates ordained in The United Methodist Church.
Please send application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation with at least one addressing your ministerial talents and experience, graduate transcripts, and a statement on teaching and ministry philosophy) to: Sandra Baskin, Wesleyan College, Macon, GA 31210. Application materials (with unofficial copies of transcripts) may be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
- For a candidate to be ensured of consideration, application materials must be received by December 1. Wesleyan College is committed to a diverse faculty and welcomes applications from women and persons of color.
- Skype interviews were week of 1/23
- Campus interviews 2/13-2/24
- Received email that position has been filled 3/1 (x2)
Wesleyan University (CT) - Jewish Studies
The Department of Religion at Wesleyan University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Jewish Studies at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2017. The Department seeks candidates with comprehensive training in Jewish studies, Jewish religious traditions, and the broader academic study of religion. Qualified candidates must have proficiency in the Hebrew language and a wide range of the Jewish intertextual tradition, and should demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting. The Department is flexible with regard to the candidate's disciplinary orientation, but will favor those whose work is informed by current theoretical trends in the humanities and social sciences. Wesleyan hosts an interdepartmental Center for Jewish Studies, of which the candidate would be an integral member. The successful candidate will be expected regularly to teach courses in the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, and will teach on a rotating basis the Department's Introduction to the Study of Religion and Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.
Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, (4) a statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) syllabi and (6) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.
You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.
After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
Please contact Sheri Dursin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.
Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the "web delivery" method to upload your letters directly to our online application.
For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.
- Online App. Form: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5440
- Applications completed by September 30, 2016 will receive full consideration.
- Also posted at Jewish Studies 2016-2017 and Biblical Studies 2016-2017
- 11/4 Any news yet? Wondering if they plan to do interviews at the AJS...
- From Jewish Studies 2016-2017: "11/4 email invitation to AAR interview x3"
- Congrats to the folks who got interviews! What are your disciplines, if you don't mind sharing?
- Request for additional materials post-interview
- 12/20: any word?
- 12/22: Campus interview invitation (by phone)
- Offer made and accepted.
2016-2017 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs
Brown University (RI) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Religious Studies ("Culture and Ideology of Writing in the Ancient Mediterranean")
The Departments of Religious Studies, Classics, and History, and the Programs in Judaic Studies and Early Cultures, invite applications for an International Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the area of the culture and ideology of writing in the ancient Mediterranean. Specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who employ the digital humanities in their research; applicants from outside North America are especially encouraged to apply. The fellow’s administrative home will be in the Department of Religious Studies, but applications are invited in any of the fields represented by the sponsoring programs, and the successful candidate is expected to be able to work across disciplines.
Fellows participate in a weekly, multi-disciplinary seminar at the Cogut Humanities Center and teach one course each term. S/he will join a strong intellectual community of scholars from across the university who work on issues involving the role of writing in the pre-modern world.
This is a two year position beginning July 1, 2017, with stipends of $61,500 and $63,907 in their 1st and 2nd years, respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. within the last five years from an institution other than Brown.
- Applicants should submit a CV; letter of interest; and writing sample (of about 20 pages) online through https://apply.interfolio.com/39903, and arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2017.
- Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17
Bowdoin College (ME) - Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion (Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World)
The Bowdoin College Department of Religion is pleased to accept applications for a two-semester (calendar-year) postdoctoral fellowship beginning January 1, 2017 with a focus on Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World. There is a possibility that the position will be renewed through June, 2018. The fellow will be expected to teach three courses over the course of two semesters and participate in the life of the department. Successful candidates must demonstrate expertise in ancient Mediterranean cultures and should be able to teach Introduction to the Study of Religion and other courses on the religions of antiquity such as (but not limited to) New Testament, Hebrew Bible, Jewish-Christian relations, Roman religion, and religion courses that cover thematic issues such as violence, gender, and ritual. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts, which includes a non-confessional approach to the instruction of religion.
Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by January 1, 2017 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.
The fellowship carries a salary of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for two courses (one of which should be Introduction to the Study of Religion), and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.
A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu
- Review of applications will begin on August 29, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2016-2017
Centre College (KY) - Visiting Asst. Professor (2 yr. Appt.) - Religion of Contemporary America
Centre College invites qualified applicants for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion position, with a specialization in religion of contemporary America, beginning August 2017. Candidates with an area of expertise in Eastern Religious Traditions in America or New Religious Movements are especially desired. Ideal candidates will demonstrate ability and dedication to teach in a student-centered environment. A Ph.D. in hand is preferred; ABD will be considered. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community . For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu . Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by
U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.
To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/36141 . Preliminary interviews will be held at AAR/SBL 2016 in San Antonio, TX.
- Review of applications begins on October 15, 2016. Complete applications will include cover letter, c.v., teaching statement, transcripts, and three letters of reference.
- 11/9 – anybody hear anything?
- Yes, invitation for AAR interview 11/3
- 12/2 Generic rejection email through interfolio after AAR interview
Coe College (IA) - Asian Religions (1 yr. appt.)
Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a full-time one-year sabbatical replacement in Religious Studies. The successful candidate will have a specialization in Asian religions, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. This is exclusively a teaching position, with the teaching load being 2-3; the position does include healthcare benefits.
The candidate must be prepared to teach a survey course in Asian Religions, as well as other introductory Asian Religions courses, and an advanced undergraduate seminar in the spring. The Department strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and a multicultural perspective in teaching. Ph.D. preferred, although we would consider hiring an ABD candidate at the Instructor level. Candidates who can provide evidence of successful teaching will be strongly preferred.
Please submit a letter of application (including a proposed list of course offerings), curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, evidence of teaching excellence, a syllabus for an undergraduate course, and three letters of recommendation.
For questions, please contact Chris Hatchell, Chair, Dept. of Philosophy and Religion (email@example.com)
- Apply at: apply.interfolio.com/40421
- Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
Colgate University (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Islamic Studies
COLGATE UNIVERSITY’S Department of Religion and Program in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies beginning fall semester 2017. Candidates with expertise in Islam in any period or region are encouraged to apply, although the Classical Period is preferred. The position will be a joint position in both the Religion Department and the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MIST) program. Knowledge of relevant languages is required. Familiarity with the discipline of Religious Studies is desirable, as is knowledge of the social, political, and historical study of Islamic civilizations. Completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after the date of hire. An annual five-course teaching assignment may include introductory courses in Religion and/or MIST, and courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.
A letter of application, statement of teaching, CV, and three letters of reference must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8720. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter and/or teaching statement how their teaching might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- Review of applications will begin January 30, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
- Has anyone heard anything?
- Invitations for video conference interviews went out in late Feb
Creighton University (NE) - Resident Assistant Professor of Theology
Creighton University Department of Theology seeks a candidate who wishes to teach at a Jesuit-Catholic University in a department committed to the Christian theological traditions. For this position, we seek a candidate with teaching expertise in two areas: the introductory course in theology (the Christian Tradition: Then and Now) and an introductory course in theological ethics. The candidate will teach four sections of these introductory courses in the fall and spring semesters. This position will be full-time, non-tenure tenure track at the rank of resident assistant professor, beginning in August of 2017. PhD in an appropriate field from an accredited college or university. Evidence of significant and appropriate teaching experience.
The Official Creighton College of Arts and Sciences Application is available for download at https://ccas.creighton.edu/sites/ccas.creighton.edu/files/4.7%20Link%20-%20FacApp.pdf
Mission statement: A written statement addressing the candidate's understanding of the interrelated missions of the University, College, and department and the role she or he would hope to play in accomplishing those missions. Use the following links to access our mission statements: Creighton University: http://www.creighton.edu/about/mission. Creighton College of Arts and Sciences: https://ccas.creighton.edu/about/about-our-mission. Theology Department: http://www.creighton.edu/ccas/theology/mission/index.php.)
Letters of recommendation may be e-mailed to JuliaFleming@creighton.edu or to the department, in care of the search committee. Send any print materials to Search Committee, Department of Theology, Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178-068
- Candidates should send a complete dossier including (1) College application form; (2) cover letter; (3) curriculum vitae; (4) transcripts as described in the College Application form (copies are acceptable for the interview; originals will be requested before formal offer can be made); (5) teaching dossier (to include teaching philosophy, sample syllabus and information about student teaching evaluations), (6) Mission statement (see below for explanation); and (7) three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to the candidate's teaching ability to: http://careers.creighton.edu
- Email invitation for Skype interview (4-24).
- Rejection via email (5-15).
Elon University (NC) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (Jewish Studies)
Elon University invites applications for a one-year limited term assistant professor position in Religious Studies, specializing in Jewish Studies. The applicant should either hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or have ABD status and have experience teaching. This position begins in mid-August, 2017 and entails a six-course load. Teaching will include an introductory Jewish Traditions course, an introductory Hebrew Bible course, and sections of our gateway course, Religion in a Global Context. Teaching may also include one additional course related to the candidate’s expertise. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at http://www.elon.edu.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applications must be received by May 10, 2017 to be assured of consideration. Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi), and contact information for three recommenders in a single PDF to the Department Chair, Dr. Lynn R. Huber, at the email for the search process (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name in the subject line.
Hamilton College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (Indigenous Studies)
The Religious Studies Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor for a one-semester leave replacement in indigenous studies beginning Jan 1, 2017. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The department seeks applicants with a specialization in an indigenous tradition in the Americas with a capacity to teach other indigenous traditions in a comparative perspective. Additional interests include indigeneity theory, gender construction, and the global indigenous rights movements. Discipline open but candidates should display a capacity to engage perspectives on religion (traditions, lifeways) in an interdisciplinary undergraduate program. The candidate appointed to this position will teach three courses for the semester.
Interested candidates should submit letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio and samples of published scholarship to: http://apply.interfolio.com/37012. The letter of application should provide brief descriptions of three courses the candidate is prepared to teach for the semester. Two courses should be at the 200 and one at the 300 levels. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. The letter and any questions should be addressed to Professor Stephenson Humphries-Brooks, Chair, Department of Religious Studies.
- Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. Appointment anticipated by Nov. 1.
Harvard Divinity School (MA) - Research Associate and Visiting Faculty: Women’s Studies in Religion
Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2017-18 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed. Salary for 2017-18 will be $60,000.
- Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2016. Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2016. Please see our website for more information.
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
- has anyone heard back?? (12/9)
- I believe this position has been filled - heard from a colleague.
Haverford College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion (Religion, Ethics, and Society)
Haverford College invites applications for a full-time, one year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion in the area of Religion, Ethics, and Society, to begin Fall 2017. This appointment may be extended to the 2018-2019 academic year, depending on the staffing needs of the Department, upon budgetary approval, and upon a successful annual performance evaluation by the Department Chair in the spring of 2018. Areas of specialization are open with respect to religious tradition and geographical focus, and might include the social scientific study of religion, political or critical theory, racial ideology, gender and sexuality, theological ethics, material religious culture, or other fields that meaningfully engage questions of religious ethics.
Applicants must have all requirements for the Ph.D. complete by July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a full 2-3 teaching load, demonstrate interest and success in undergraduate teaching, and contribute to one or more of the interdisciplinary programs at Haverford College: Peace, Justice, and Human Rights; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Africana and African Studies; Environmental Studies; Latin American Studies; Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. For additional information about the Department of Religion and Haverford College, see: https://www.haverford.edu/religion.
- Candidates should submit application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/40966 by April 1, 2017. Materials should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation that discuss teaching and research.
Kenyon College (OH) - ASIANetworkLuce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Hinduism
Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications for an ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Hinduism for the 2017-18 academic year.
The Fellow will be affiliated with both the Religious Studies Department and Asian Studies Program. The area of specialization can be any aspect of Hinduism in Asia; however, we prefer candidates who specialize in Hinduism in Southeast Asia. The Fellow's responsibilities will include three classes across the year—one in the fall, which will be a new introductory course on Hinduism as a global and pan-Asian tradition, and two classes based on her/his preferences and sub-field in the spring. We would prefer that one of those courses focus on Hinduism in Southeast Asia or religion in Southeast Asia more generally. In addition, we expect the Fellow to participate in the Religious Studies Department and Asian Studies Program, by mentoring students and helping with curriculum development. The Fellow will also attend the ASIANetwork conference with other Kenyon faculty in the spring of 2017.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $55,000, plus healthcare coverage. The Fellow will have access to faculty development funds and support for attending the ASIANetwork conference. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. by August 2017.
Only electronic applications will be accepted. Apply at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research, its relevance to the field, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a curriculum vita; and 4) three letters of reference.
- Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate interviewing candidates at the American Academy of Religion Conference in San Antonio in November and by Skype.
- E-mail request for interview (11/14)
- Has anyone who was interviewed at AAR or on Skype received an on campus invitation? (12/14)
- I assume this has been offered to someone already? (3/7)
- Offer made and accepted (03/07)
Lawrence University (WI) - Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies
The department of religious studies at Lawrence University invites applications for a three-year post-doctoral fellow position in Jewish Studies beginning in Fall 2017.
The fellow will teach four courses the first year and five thereafter. These courses will include Intro to Judaism and other courses related to fellow’s scholarly specialization. The area specialization of the fellow can be in any aspect of modern or contemporary Judaism. We are particularly interested in someone who would bring a strong secondary area of expertise to the department, such as religion in America, new religious movements, or religion and literature.
Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S.
Applicants should include CV, cover letter, and two sample syllabi (one for a course such as Intro to Judaism, the other for a prospective upper level seminar). In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to email@example.com.
- We will begin reviewing applications on April 3, 2017 and continue to do so until the position is filled. Must have successful completion of criminal record check. For more information, contact Martyn Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Postdoctoral Fellowship (PostDoc) programs provides up to six awards of $25,000 each year (plus housing, health benefits, and moving benefits) to support a two-year teaching internship in a theological school. During this residency, Postdoctoral Fellows are accompanied by an academic mentor and a pastoral mentor. Fellows also constitute a peer learning cohort that meets a total of six times over two years.
- Application deadline December 1, 2016.
- (2/13) Has anyone heard anything? When have they made decisions in the past?
- Per the website candidates should be updated by March 1.
- I guess March 1 was a 'soft deadline.'
- Seeking clarity: yesterday two people posted that they were finalists. Those edits have been removed. Any insight as to why/what the situation is?
- I would still like to know what happened a couple of weeks ago when two people said that they were finalists and the posts were subsequently deleted. Can any one speak to this? Were finalists contacted? If so, why were the posts deleted?
- I did not apply for this job, but I have had several of my comments deleted this year. It seems to be a new thing. Them's the breaks with a wiki, I guess. People can add what they want, but they can also delete or edit what they want.
- Received a letter (via post: dated 3/8/17) informing me that I wasn't selected (3/11/17).
- Is anyone else still seemingly in limbo on this one? (3/21/17)?
Loyola University Maryland (MD) - Lecturer in Theology
Loyola University Maryland, a Jesuit Catholic comprehensive university in Baltimore, Maryland, seeks applicants for a one-year position as Lecturer in Theology. We are seeking a colleague who will contribute to teaching theology courses in our core curriculum. The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per semester, including Introduction to Theology. Therefore, this person should have expertise in Christian theology. There are no research expectations associated with this position and limited expectations for service in the department. The position begins August 24, 2017 and the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree completed by the time of employment.
For more information about this position, and to apply, please go to https://careers.loyola.edu to complete the online application. A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work are required and may be attached at the appropriate prompt on the application. In addition, have letters of recommendation from three professional references sent separately to: Stephen Fowl, Chair, Department of Theology, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210-2699 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
- To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by 29 April, 2016.
Millsaps College (MS) - Asian Religions (1 yr. Position)
MILLSAPS COLLEGE announces a Teaching Fellowship in ASIAN RELIGIONS, for a postdoctoral or ABD scholar-teacher beginning August 2017. This is a one-year teaching fellowship with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The half-time teaching load of 3 courses for the year will allow the recipient to strengthen teaching skills while also working on professional publications. The Fellow will be expected to engage actively in the intellectual life of the college and department and will have opportunities to participate in teaching colloquia and writing workshops and to be part of and lead discussions for a collegial department. Primary research and teaching commitment in ASIAN RELIGIONS is required; secondary competence might include one or more of these areas: Islam, Native American traditions, religion and culture, religion and sociology-anthropology, or religion and psychology. The teaching load will include two departmental Religious Studies courses and one Humanities core course with a focus in religion. Teaching experience is a plus, and ability to engage undergraduates vital. We offer a competitive salary including health and other benefits, a travel and research stipend of $2000, and reimbursement for moving expenses.
Millsaps College is a nationally-ranked liberal arts college in the capital city of Jackson, Mississippi. Included in Colleges that Change Lives, Millsaps is committed to academic excellence and pedagogical innovation. Millsaps is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from minorities. For more information about Millsaps see http://www.millsaps.edu.
- Send letter of application, C.V., and statement of teaching philosophy via email to James E. Bowley atRLSTARsearch@millsaps.edu. Have graduate school transcripts and three letters of reference also sent via email. Review of applications will begin on 10 February 2017. Employment will be contingent on complete background verification.
Mount Holyoke College (MA) - Visiting Lecturer - Early Christianity
The Department of Religion at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year, full-time, visiting faculty member in Early Christianity for the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses over the course of the year in the field of Late Ancient Christianity as well as thematic courses related to the candidate’s research and teaching interests.
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Evidence of serious commitment and teaching excellence on the undergraduate level is vitally important. Ph.D. is preferred.
Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.
- Review of applications will begin on January 31st. Contact person: Amina Steinfels, Religion Department firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Had Zoom interview on March 3.
- A colleague of mine has accepted the offer.
The Oberlin College Religion Department invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in Modern Religious Thought. Appointment will be for a term of one year, beginning fall 2017, and may be renewable for an additional year. Desirable areas of specialization include feminist theology, feminist philosophy of religion, systematic theology, political (e.g., post-colonial, environmental, LGBTQ) theologies, post-Holocaust religious thought, postmodern thought, and theories of religion (including comparative religious approaches).
- To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* to http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/3404 by October 15, 2016.
- Has anyone heard about their application? (12/1) (x2)
Oberlin College (OH)- Religions of the Americas
Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time one-year non-continuing faculty position in the Religion Department focusing on Religions of the Americas starting Fall 2017 as Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor. Incumbent will teach five courses per year in the general area of American Religions and will advise senior capstone projects. Secondary teaching expertise in religions of the African diaspora is desirable. Candidate must have knowledge of primary texts in their original languages, expertise in the theory and methods of Religious Studies, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. Ph.D. degree preferred; ABD candidates also considered. =====
A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ *By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. PLEASE NOTE: At this time, we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.
- Review of applications will begin on March 6th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the March 6th, 2017 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position can be addressed to: email@example.com, Chair of the Religion Department at 440-775-8579.
- have they cancelled the Modern Religious Thought search, or is this a second visiting position?
- I can't be 100% sure, but I do know that this is a specific one-year faculty replacement for an Americanist who has a research leave.
- The Modern Religious Thought search was not canceled, this is in addition. They have quite a number of faculty going on sabbatical next year so these are all one year replacements (03/15).
Rhodes College (TN) - Asian Religions (3 yr. appt.)
RHODES COLLEGE, the Department of Religious Studies, announces an opening for a three-year appointment in Asian Religions, beginning Fall 2017. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of appointment. The normal teaching load is six courses per year. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in Asian Religions needed for an undergraduate curriculum in religious studies. The candidate will also teach first-year core curriculum courses related to the Bible (as part of the "Life: Then and Now" and "The Search for Values in Light of Western History and Religion" programs: http://www.rhodes.edu/humanities ). Enthusiasm for and the ability to teach well at the undergraduate level is an important criterion for selection, as is an active scholarly agenda. We also value candidates who can contribute to the College's interdisciplinary programs, such as Gender and Sexuality Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, and Urban Studies.
Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu; only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Letters of recommendation and writing samples may be requested later. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews. For additional information, contact Prof. Patrick Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We will begin reviewing completed applications on January 1.
- Anyone's recommenders get a solicitation? Trying to see how dead this one is to me...Thanks!
- Any update on this position? (2/10/2017)
Saint Louis University (MO) - Theological Studies
Saint Louis University a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks applicants for a one-year appointment in the Department of Theological Studies for a non tenure-track professor (4-4 teaching load). Area of specialization is open.
A doctorate is required by the time the appointment begins on August 21, 2017. Applicants will have an established record of teaching excellence. Regardless of their own faith traditions, candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the university, which affirms the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
- All applications must be made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to: Peter W. Martens, Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email: email@example.com.
St. Lawrence University (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - South / Southeast Asian Religions
The Religious Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the assistant professor level in the study of South Asian or Southeast Asian Religions. The successful candidate will teach Religious Life of India, an introduction to the academic study of religion, other courses on South or Southeast Asian religions, and an upper-level course in their area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who are conversant with academic method and theory in the study of religion. We welcome additional competencies in gender studies, ritual studies, and/or religion and the environment. Normal teaching load is three courses per semester. Ph.D. in Religious Studies or relevant field preferred [ABD may be considered]. Position begins August 2017.
Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.
- Review of applications will begin February 22, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions or queries to Professor Kathleen M. Self at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stanford University (CA) - Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship. The Center will award one fellowship every two years.
About the Fellowship: The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies (HCBSS) Postdoctoral Fellowship seeks to bring outstanding young scholars to Stanford on two-year fellowships. Fellows will be affiliated with the Center, enjoy substantial time to pursue research, teach one course per year in the Department of Religious Studies, participate in the active HCBSS activities, and engage in scholarly exchanges with Stanford faculty, graduate students, visiting professors, and visiting scholars.
The HCBSS postdoctoral fellowship seeks to foster and further Fellows’ careers through close interaction with established scholars, including Stanford faculty in Buddhist Studies, visiting professors and scholars, and invited speakers. During the term of the fellowship, Fellows will have the opportunity to present their research to the Stanford community of scholars. Fellows will also gain teaching experience while having ample time for their own research and the opportunity to participate in HCBSS programs, workshops and conferences. Fellows will work closely with Buddhist Studies Faculty at Stanford and will be sponsored by one of the faculty members.
Eligibility: Applicants must be within five years of completing their Ph.D. In additional to doctoral students approaching completion and recently graduated, those currently serving as assistant professors, lecturers, or postdoctorates in other programs are welcome to apply, provided they earned their degree within five years of the date of application.
A Doctorate in Arts (D.A.), honorary doctorate, or any other degree equivalent is not considered a qualified Ph.D. for purposes of application to this fellowship.
Requirements: Fellows will teach one course per year in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford, actively participate in HCBSS events and programs, and give one talk on their research during the term of the fellowship. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Stanford for the full academic year (mid-September through mid-June), including quarters when they are not teaching.
Stipend: The stipend for 2017-19 is $58,000. The annual stipend will be spread over a 12-month period. Fellows are eligible for full Stanford employee status and benefits. In addition, Fellows will receive an account in the amount of $7,000 to fund research and/or moving expenses.
- We are now accepting applications for the 2017-19 Fellowship. Please submit your application electronically by January 16, 2017 to https://apply.interfolio.com/38116. Notifications will be sent via email by late February 2017.
University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship - Public Theology - Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion
- The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a one-year postdoctoral scholar to join its Public Theology Program at 100 percent time with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.
- Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, the Berkeley Public Theology Program brings together a group of scholars from fields across the humanities and social sciences, with specializations in a wide array of religious traditions. Our three-year initiative is dedicated to exploring the place of theology in public life, past and present. Theology is here meant broadly as the constellation of conceptual commitments and modes of inquiry that together enable communities to investigate and understand the world in religious terms. We propose to open this subject up to varied disciplinary approaches. Subjects might include, but are not limited to: theology and the institutions of secular life; theological aspects of politics; theology and law; art, literature, and theological inquiry; theology and social formations, and so on. We will consider applicants from all relevant disciplines whose work promises to advance the research aims of the Berkeley Public Theology Program.
- The postdoc is expected to participate in the Luce initiative, including its annual workshop. The postdoc may also elect to teach a course in a relevant UC Berkeley department. The postdoc also is expected to reside in or near Berkeley in order to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Center and the campus.
- Minimum/Basic Qualifications Required (By the time of application) To be considered for this position, applicants must have completed all degree requirements except the dissertation for receipt of their Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
- Additional Required Qualifications (By the start date)The successful applicant must complete all degree requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent degree.
- The appointment is 100 percent time for one year. The salary for the fellowship is $51,250 annually. Generous benefits are included (http://vspa.berkeley.edu/postdocs). In addition, postdocs are provided with access to university libraries and research funds.
- To Apply: http://apptrkr.com/928119
- Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, a description of the project to be pursued while in residence (1,500 words maximum), and two letters of recommendation. All application documents should be submitted as PDFs. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.
- Please direct questions to: email@example.com
- The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. The program is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.
- This position will remain open until filled.
- Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17
- Any word on this one? [13 March]
- I applied but haven't heard [20 March] (x2)
- Received a Skype interview invite by phone [April 14]
University of Central Michigan (MI) - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow/Lecturer - Academic Study of Religion
The Department of Philosophy and Religion seeks a scholar of religion for a teaching postdoctoral fellowship. Candidates should be well prepared to teach sections of an introductory general education course entitled "Religion, Race, and Discrimination in America."
Load: 3 sections (9 hours) per semester, with additional expectation of a public talk or programmatic work.
Ph.D. in the academic study of religion. Graduate coursework providing appropriate preparation to teach REL 140: Religion, Race, and Discrimination in America. Ability to give public talks in area of specialty. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Online App. Form: http://www.Click2apply.net/sptz2pp3zq
You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. A letter of application, CV (including a list of graduate coursework and college-level courses taught), transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness must be included. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation are required; they must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by January 30, 2017.
University of Denver (CO) - Hinduism / Hindu Studies (Visiting Position)
Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Hinduism/Hindu Studies - Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Tracking Code: 000505
Job Description: The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver is currently comprised of eight active and productive, nationally-recognized scholars in the Division of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (AHSS). The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region and enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a research university with high research activity. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies.
Position Summary: The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Hinduism/Hindu Studies effective September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach eight courses during the 2017-2018 academic year, primarily at the undergraduate level.
In addition to introductory courses on Hinduism, the ideal candidate should be able to offer courses that contextualize Hindu tradition, experience and practice (e.g., Yoga in History & Practice, Death & Dying in the Hindu Tradition; Hinduism through texts, Modern Hinduism, etc.). As appropriate, other courses that draw upon the expertise and specialization of the candidate may be proposed and offered. Courses should generally be appropriate for interested undergraduate students without significant background in Hindu studies, and should be pitched to attract a broad variety of students. Undergraduate courses will be expected to fulfill University requirements toward the core curriculum. Interest in and the ability to teach a service learning course would be particularly welcomed.
- Teach eight courses during the 2017-2018 academic year.
- Teach courses fitting the analytical inquiry: society and culture component of the University’s core undergraduate curriculum.
- Teach departmental electives in the candidate’s specialty area, as appropriate.
- Frame courses to meet University and Departmental learning outcomes and assessment practices.
- Mentor and advise students.
- Serve as a good citizen within the Department of Religious Studies and the University of Denver.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to offer courses that contextualize Hindu tradition, experience, and practice (e.g., Yoga in History & Practice, Death & Dying in the Hindu Tradition; Hinduism through texts, Modern Hinduism, etc.).
- Ability to offer courses that attract undergraduate students in a wide variety of majors.
- Completion of Ph.D. prior to appointment (no exceptions). Degree may be from any relevant department (e.g., religious studies, comparative literature, anthropology, history, languages and literatures).
- Strong language competencies in the relevant language(s).
- Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training.
- Strong indications of scholarly promise.
- Strong commitment to successful teaching and scholarship that demonstrates knowledge and experience with culturally responsive pedagogies aimed at engaging broadly diverse student populations.
- Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, June 16, 2017, but will consider applications until the position are filled. Candidates must apply online through http://www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to begin application. The University of Denver and the Department of Religious Studies are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter and supporting materials information about how they will advance this commitment in their teaching. For questions related to this position, please contact Alyssa Boltinghouse at Alyssa.email@example.com
University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Catholic Studies
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor with expertise in Catholic Studies. This is a one-year appointment, beginning August, 2017, with the possibility of renewal. Duties will include teaching courses in the field of Catholic studies and furthering the University’s focus in this area through scholarly initiatives including but not limited to organizing lectures and events. Candidates should have a demonstrated research history in Catholic Studies (broadly understood), evidence of excellence in teaching, and experience with programming academic events. Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. The Ph.D. may be in any discipline, but applicants must be qualified for appointment in one or more of the academic units in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (https://www.las.uic.edu/academic-units). Final authorization of this position is subject to budgetary approval.
Applicants should complete an online application including the names and email addresses of three references and upload a C.V. cover letter, description of research activities, as well as a one page statement describing how the candidate would approach teaching Introduction to Catholic Studies together with a sample syllabus for this course at https://jobs.uic.edu. Click on the job board and then the position. Questions about the position can be directed to Marya Schechtman (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Edward Drogos (email@example.com).
- Completed applications submitted by January 16, 2017 will be given full consideration.
University of Virginia (VA) - Islamic Studies (1 year post-doc)
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applicants for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Religious Studies, with a specialization in Islamic Studies. The anticipated Fellowship period is July 25, 2017 through May 24, 2018.
We seek a colleague whose primary area of expertise and research covers medieval Islamic civilization, broadly defined, with a specialization in one or more of the following: legal thought (fiqh); dialectical theology and/or philosophy (kalam/falsafa); Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis (tafsir); and Islamic history (ta'rikh). It is expected that candidates will be proficient in Classical Arabic and other relevant research languages. Geographical specialization is open.
The fellow will be responsible for conducting their own research and for teaching three courses over the 2017-2018 academic year.
- -Any updates?
- --Skype interview on 5/18 (I'm an idiot - I meant 5/17...)
- -- Skype interview on 5/17
- Anything new on this? I interviewed, but by this point I'm assuming I didn't get it. But, no word from them.
- Offer made (6/9) and accepted (6/19)
University of Virginia (VA) - Post-doctoral Fellow - New Testament and Early Christianity
Posting Summary: The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Religious Studies, with a specialization in New Testament and Early Christianity. This position is for one academic year and has an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.
We seek a candidate who is conversant with and has a demonstrated research agenda in historical critical New Testament scholarship and the literature and culture of early Christianity into the third century c.e. This position works closely with colleagues in the field of Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity and, as such, the candidate should have a grounding in the religions of the Graeco-Roman world and the history of biblical interpretation. Additional capacities in one or more of the following are desirable: art and material culture; gender studies; race studies; and/or literary theory.
The successful candidate will teach 3 courses over the course of the academic year, and be expected to carry on a program of research. The successful candidate will also be invited to take a prominent role in the Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity Colloquium, presenting their own work for discussion and/or organizing presentations by other scholars.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in hand by the appointment start date.
To apply, please submit a candidate profile, cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu); Search on posting number 0619774.
In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to: Professors Janet Spittler or Karl Shuve, Co-Chairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
- For priority consideration all materials must be received by midnight, November 16, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. Preliminary interviews will take place via video conference. Questions about this position should be directed to: Professors Janet Spittler or Karl Shuve, Co-Chairs, Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com.
- Also posted at Biblical Studies 2016-2017
University of Virginia (VA) - Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Mormon Studies
Posting Summary: The University of Virginia's Religious Studies Department invites applications for one full-time postdoctoral fellow and lecturer for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are seeking a historian of American religious history, but applicants in any discipline or field related to the study of religion are welcome. Preference will be given to those applicants with interest in marginal or newer religious movements, especially Mormonism. Expertise in Mormonism is not required. Rather, the Fellowship is designed to provide training for persons who wish to add such expertise to an existing disciplinary specialty. The position has an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.
Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching two courses per semester. Applicants should evidence experience in and commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching in a liberal arts framework, and be prepared to participate in both a large team-taught introductory-level class and smaller upper-level courses. Specifically, the Fellow will teach three seminars in his or her discipline and on topics of his or her choice. In addition, the Fellow will team-teach, with the Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies, an introductory survey on Mormonism in relation to American culture.
Compensation will be in the form of salary, benefits, and a research fund.
Applicants for the fellowship must have attained the PhD prior to July 25, 2017.
To apply, please search on search on Posting Number 0619686 at Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu), complete a Candidate Profile online, and electronically attach the following: a cover letter, a current CV including the names and contact information for two references, and a statement describing, in no more than 300 words, your qualifications for and philosophy of teaching with attention to your disciplinary approach (attach statement to Other1).
Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Kathleen Flake, Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org.Questions regarding the application process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Julie Garmel, Administrator, Department of Religious Studies: email@example.com.
- For full consideration apply by February 15, 2017; however, the position will remain open until filled.
- Has anybody heard anything? (3/9)
- Nope. (3/16)
- Offer has been made and accepted (4/4)
University of Virginia (VA) - Post-Doctoral Fellow - Religion and Its Publics
The Department of Religious Studies, at the University of Virginia, seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer for The Luce Foundation-funded project, "Religion and its Publics." In consultation with the co-directors, the successful candidate and will (i) undertake cutting-edge research on theories of religion or public theologies, (ii) teach a class on a topic mutually agreed upon by the co-directors and relevant officers in the Department of Religious Studies, and (iii) provide programmatic support to the project.
Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant field by May 2017 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.
This is a one-year appointment starting in the Fall of 2017, with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017. Compensation will be an academic year salary of $50,000 with full-time benefits. The appointment includes a $5,000 research fund.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0619547 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references.
Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent via email to Julie Garmel, Department of Religious Studies, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Each letter of reference must contain the last name of the applicant and "Religion and its Publics" in the subject line.
Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should also be directed to Julie Garmel.
- Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016. The application deadline is midnight (EST) on December 15, 2016.
- email request for Skype interview (2/17)
- Did anyone get an offer? (3/2)
- Offer made (3/15), accepted (3/17)
University of Virginia (VA) - Post-Doctoral Fellow and Lecturer - Religion and Science
The UVa Department of Religious Studies has been invited to participate in a Templeton Foundation funded project, based at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, that will fund ten (10) Post-Doctoral Fellowships in religion/theology departments around the world on the topic of science and religion. The University of Virginia will be asked to nominate one candidate, from those candidates applying to the Post-Doctoral Fellowship through the UVa Jobs@ posting. If the candidate chosen by UVa is selected to participate by St Andrews, the candidate will be based at UVa as a Postdoctoral Fellow. The purpose of this project is not only to advance the study of science and religion in departments of theology/religion, but also to fund undergraduate curricula in this area.
Eighteen (18) universities have been invited to submit a nomination. Each nominated applicant will be ranked by external referees, chosen by the Foundation, who are experts in the field. The recipients of the 10 fellowships will be notified by the University of St Andrews in early 2017. The fellowships run for two academic years. The fellow nominated by UVa will receive a competitive salary, research fund and travel budget. The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.
Each fellow will conduct research on a topic of his/her choosing that fits the project research vision, teach one class in science and religion, and participate in a fully funded series of workshops with other postdoctoral fellows, mentors, and senior scholars in the field. The workshops will be held at the University of St Andrews.
Applicants must hold a PhD in theology (broadly conceived) or a science. Advanced degrees in both theology/religion and a science are preferable. The successful candidate will have potential for world-class research at the intersection of theology and science, a clearly defined research agenda that is both ambitious and achievable, and excellent teaching skills.
To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and electronically attach the following: 1) a cover letter of interest summarizing research interests and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; an outline for a new module/course in science and religion (1 page maximum) [submit as "Other 1"]; a Research Agenda (three (3) pages or less), describing how the two academic years will be spent and identifying specific and achievable outputs. This should include a technical section suitable for evaluation by scholars in your specific research area [submit as "Other 2"]; a letter of support from your prospective mentor [submit as "Other 3"]; and three (3) confidential letters of recommendation [emailed directly to email@example.com with applicant's full name and "St Andrews" in the subject line]. Search on posting number 0619546.
For more information please visit the St Andrews website: http://theologyscience.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk or contact Dr. John Perry (firstname.lastname@example.org).Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to Julie Garmel (email@example.com).
- Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2016. The application deadline is midnight (EST) on November 18, 2016.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (WI) - Visiting Asst. Prof. (2 yr. appt.) - Non-Western Religious Traditions
POSITION: A fixed term 2 year position in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies with an emphasis in Religious Studies is available at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 21, 2017.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required. ABD applicants must have completed the terminal degree by the start date. Salary will be commensurate with rank and teaching experience.
Area of Specialty: Non-Western Religious Traditions, with the ability to teach the introductory survey course in the world's major religions. Expertise in Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese/Japanese and/or other religions of Asia/Southeast Asia is required. The ability to enhance the diversity of department offerings and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities will also be considered assets.
DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University and profession.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies offers majors and minors in both Philosophy and Religious Studies. Many of our courses serve as electives for other programs as well as for the university Liberal Education core. We currently have the equivalent of eight full-time and several part-time teaching positions.
UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm.
You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Philosophy and Religious Studies: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies position (Job ID# 12344) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format: - letter of application, - graduate school transcripts, - Curriculum Vita, - evidence of teaching expertise (e.g. student and peer evaluations), - sample course syllabi, and - three letters of recommendation
If you have application questions, please email Search Committee Chair Dr. Steven Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org
- To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 31, 2016. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.
- Any news? ... Still no news? (12/2)
- None here.
- Has anyone heard anything from them?
Villanova University (PA) - Arthur J. Ennis Postdoctoral Fellowship 
The Augustine and Culture Seminar Program seeks scholars in the Humanities to apply for the Arthur J. Ennis, O.S.A. Post-doctoral Teaching Fellowship, starting in the Fall Semester 2017. This is a one-year fellowship renewable for a 3-year terminal appointment, for a total of 4 years. We welcome applications from scholars who can both complement and broaden our current interdisciplinary faculty working in the disciplines of Literature, Theology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Classics.
Duties and Responsibilities: Ennis fellows teach three courses of the Augustine and Culture Seminar each semester. ACS is a two semester writing intensive interdisciplinary seminar, required of all first year students. The students are expected to write a minimum of thirty pages a semester. ACS 1000 focuses on texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, including Augustine’s Confessions. ACS 1001 continues the emphasis on self in the world through the lens of modernity, starting with Shakespeare and continuing to the present. The course gives attention to the Catholic intellectual tradition and its ongoing mission to defend the dignity of the human person, recognize the need for human solidarity, and serve the common good.
Special message to Applicants: Applicants must apply on-line at http://jobs.villanova.edu.
- All material must be received by March 24, 2017. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Marylu Hill, Associate Professor, Director, The Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at email@example.com.
- Any update (4/13)
- Got an invite to campus visit via call from program director (4/14)
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Lecturer in Religious Studies (1 yr. - renewable)
The Religious Studies Program in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, in partnership with the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, seeks to fill a full-time lecturer position to begin in the fall semester of 2017, with possibility of renewal for a second year.
The candidate must be able to teach the core introductory courses for the major, including “Thinking About Religion” and “Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion,” along with more specialized courses that train undergraduates in core issues of the discipline. Primary field of study is open, and scholars working in all regions, traditions, and time periods are encouraged to apply. Areas of particular interest include--but are not limited to--religion and media, religion and health/science/technology, and religion and globalization.
PhD in Religious Studies or related field and relevant teaching experience are required.
Applications should include a CV, cover letter, teaching portfolio, and three confidential letters of recommendation. To apply, please email application material to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2017.
- Request for Skype interview via e-mail (6/12).
- Form rejection email (6/22).
Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Lecturer in Classics and Religious Studies (Greek and Early Christianity)
Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a one-year lecturer in Classics and Religious Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Successful candidates must have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2017 and must be prepared to teach courses in Greek (Classical and Koine) at all undergraduate levels, including Intermediate Greek (Plato); Classics courses in translation; and courses in Religious Studies at all undergraduate levels, including Sexuality in Early Christianity, Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity, and Scriptures and Cultural Traditions. Duties will include teaching three courses per semester and some service to the Department of Classics and the Program in Religious Studies.
- Applicants should submit a cover letter and a curriculum vitae including the names and addresses of three references. Applications should be sent via email to ReligiousStudies@wustl.edu. Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2017. Queries may be addressed to Timothy Moore, Chair of Classics: email@example.com.
- Skype interview (6/19).
See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17
Is there a problem with the feed?
Every time I log in, there feed won't load. It's hard to tell what is new without it.
- Yes, the feeds on all the pages are broken right now. Working with Wikia to get them fixed. Thanks for your patience. Una74 (talk) 21:26, July 25, 2016 (UTC)
- Update. Feed should now be working again. Una74 (talk) 21:48, July 25, 2016 (UTC)
Does it seem like schools are waiting longer this year to let candidates know about AAR interviews? Or am I crazy?
- No, I agree. Although the thought has crossed my mind (at least 600 times a day) that maybe we're all so terrible, no one wants any of us. Because, imposter syndrome!
- No you're not crazy. I've actually wondered if things are behind because of the election.
- My guess is that since more schools are moving away from conference interviews due to the economic hardship it brings to some applicants, they aren't working on the normal "interviews by the end of November" schedule.
- This might be true for some, but the AAR listings indicate that a good number ARE doing conference interviews. In fact, exactly half of the jobs I applied to indicate they plan on doing so...and as I far as I know, no one has heard from any of them...
Does anybody know what happened with the position in Christian Studies at Millsaps College?
- They sent out an email on Nov 14th saying that they had received more than 100 applications and didn't have time to review them all before AAR, so they weren't interviewing there. They said they'd keep people informed as the process progress. That was the last I heard. (12/8)
- Anything new on this Millsaps job? Haven't heard anything since mid November (see above).
- Email saying position filled 2/15