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2020-2021 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[]

Ashland University -- World Religions and Global Christianity[]

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY, a regional university historically related to the Brethren Church, announces a tenure track position in World Religions and Global Christianity. Ph.D. required; demonstrated abilities in effective classroom and on-line teaching and course development required; academic administrative experience desirable. Teaching load of eight (8) courses per year, includes sections of the general education World Religions course, intermediate courses in Eastern and Western religious traditions, Global Christianity, and an upper-level course in the area of expertise. One course a semester will be taught online in AU’s extensive Corrections Education program. The position includes oversight of the department’s virtual courses in the Corrections Education program (admin duties come with 2-course reassignment). Candidates should have a broad background in the liberal arts, an appreciation for cultural diversity, a commitment to undergraduate education for both traditional and non-traditional students, an active research agenda, and a willingness to engage in service to the university, and support the pre-seminary program and the Christian values of the university. The successful candidate will have a Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts of graduate work to Dr. David Aune, Chair, Dept. of Religion/ 10 Rinehart Center for Religious Studies/ Ashland University/ Ashland, OH 44805. (Email: Deadline for applications to be considered for interviews at the AAR annual meeting is November 9, 2020.

Brandeis University - Bible[]

The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the historical and textual context of the ancient Near East. A candidate will have command of relevant philological and critical approaches to the text as well as of pertinent languages and literatures of the ancient Near East used in biblical study. Knowledge of post-biblical exegetical literature and theoretical approaches used in the Humanities as well as an ability to build connections with other areas of the department are also desirable. The Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies offers a variety of courses in the religion, literature, history, and culture of the ancient Near East, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including biblical Hebrew text courses, and to supervise MA and PhD students. Only applicants with the Ph.D., or who expect to have the Ph.D. by August 2021, will be considered. Pending budgetary approval, employment will begin July 1, 2021.

The candidate should also arrange the submission of three letters of recommendation through the AcademicJobsOnline portal. First consideration will be given to applications received December 11, 2020

Carleton College -- Judaism[]

Carleton College, Department of Religion, seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position in the study of Judaism at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2021.

We are open to a range of specializations and disciplinary methods within the study of Judaism, but all qualified candidates should (a) have primary training in the religious, textual, and cultural traditions of Judaism; (b) be skilled at relating both classical and contemporary Jewish materials to their various historical, sociological, and cultural settings; © have a strong interest and teaching competence in theoretical and comparative issues in the field of religious studies; and (d) be keen to contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Judaic Studies, American Studies, European Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Environmental Studies, Middle East Studies, and/or Gender, Women’ s and Sexuality Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses themes such as race and gender, materiality and the body, religion and society, or violence and peacemaking.

Ph.D. preferred, but A.B.D. candidates will receive consideration. The teaching load is five courses distributed over a three-term academic year.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website and submit an on-line application that includes a cover letter, CV, two to three sample syllabi, contact information for three letters of reference, and a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Please send inquiries to Asuka Sango (, Chair, Department of Religion, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Review of applications will begin October 5.

----Has anyone heard back from Carleton yet?

---I emailed the chair of the search committee and she responded early this week. She said they are still reviewing applications, and have not not started interviews yet.

---Thanks for sharing that update! Did they give any sense of timeline?

--- Nov 5th, Has anyone heard back yet? (When did the above person email the chair? Also post dates on the updates)

—Nov 7–I am the person who emailed the chair and she did not offer a date. She didn’t seem to want to offer much info other than what I already posted. Our email exchange took place during the last week of October, I believe.

--Nov 12, received invitation to interview.

****Congrats on the interview! Let us know how it went. (Nov 15)

********Any news on how interviews are going, when they plan to choose a candidate, etc? (Dec 2)

--Dec 2, My understanding is that all first round interviews have been conducted, and they are hoping to inform those selected for the next round by Dec. 4.

Finalists have been notified

***Dec 8: Good luck, finalists!

Claflin University – Philosophy and Religion[]

CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With rigorous student-focused academic programs and a faculty comprised of world-class scholars, these attributes have contributed to the U.S. News and World Report ranking Claflin ninth in its 2021 list of the nation’s top historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). Claflin is the only HBCU in South Carolina in this “Top Ten” ranking. Claflin has earned a place among the Top 10 HBCUs in the publication’s prestigious ranking for 10 consecutive years. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Claflin University ninth overall among the schools in the Best Regional Colleges in the South rankings.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Claflin University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion position in the Department of Humanities. The department seeks an innovative and visionary scholar with an active research and teaching agenda in ethics or philosophy, spirituality, religious studies, and theology. Desired further areas of research and/or teaching competency include the philosophy of race and gender, American and Africana/African-American studies, feminist philosophy, social justice, human rights and philosophy of law. The candidate’s research should be of interest to the wider campus and greater Orangeburg community. The department welcomes applicants pursuing interdisciplinary engagement and we are deeply interested in social justice, inter-religious and multi-faith dialogue and comparative projects. He/she will teach courses in these areas and provide guidance in developing the curriculum and departmental programs, advising students and other duties within the scope of this position.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must possess experience in college level teaching and advising. The candidate must have earned either the Master of Divinity degree or The Master of Theological Studies along with the Ph.D or Th.D. in a relevant religious studies field from an accredited institution. Demonstrated experience in teaching philosophy and religion is required. Candidates with experience in the United Methodist Church are preferable.

SALARY: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants should complete a Claflin University Faculty Application located on our website Please visit: ( Official transcripts will be required upon appointment. Please send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least five references. Send all the above materials via email to:

Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia St.

Orangeburg, SC 29115


College of Saint Scholastica -- World Religions/Religious Studies[]

The College of St. Scholastica invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies beginning Fall 2021. The department plays an important role in the academic formation of all students, introducing them to diverse religious and spiritual traditions.

We seek a colleague with doctoral training and expertise in the discipline of religious studies, who is comfortable teaching regular survey courses on religions of the world and the theories and methods in the study of religion, as well as other courses depending upon expertise and department needs. Candidates should have an active scholarly agenda and proven excellence in creative and student-centered learning at the undergraduate level. Priority will be given to candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to social justice.

The ideal candidate will be a collegial and collaborative colleague committed to the College’s Catholic Benedictine values and fostering a culture of inclusive excellence in support of the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. The position also offers opportunities to collaborate with Catholic Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, Sustainability, and Women and Gender Studies programs. PhD should be secured by date of appointment. Review of applications will begin two weeks after initial posting.

Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica has been preparing students for “responsible living and meaningful work.” St. Scholastica is a vibrant independent private college. Its main campus overlooks Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota with extended campuses throughout Minnesota.

Applicants should attach the following as supplemental documents:

- Cover letter

- CV with names and contact information of references

- Statement of teaching philosophy

- Evidence of teaching excellence

For more information, please contact: Dr. Kevin Vaughan (, Search Committee Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811.

Cornell -- Jewish History[]

Jewish History in the Americas, 1500-1800 The Department of History at Cornell University, in conjunction with the Jewish Studies Program, seeks applicants for the Slovin Assistant Professorship in Jewish history. Candidates are expected to have expertise in the history of the Atlantic world between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries, with a particular focus on Jewish migration and settlement in the Americas. We welcome all areas of specialization, including religion, race and ethnicity, imperialism and colonialism, commercial exchange and trade, historical geography, diaspora and cultural studies, transnationalism, gender and sexuality, and politics and citizenship. Teaching responsibilities will consist of two courses per semester, including one undergraduate course covering the broad sweep of American-Jewish history, 1500-present, highlighting the history of the Jews in North America.

Applicants must have their PhD in hand by July 1, 2021. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion to AJO,, by December 1, 2020. Finalists will be requested to provide academic references, additional samples of scholarly work and a teaching statement. Questions about the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Olga Litvak, at

Dartmouth -- Asian Religions[]

The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Asian Religions. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2021. We invite applications from candidates who specialize in either Japanese religions or Southeast Asian religions, whose academic specialization lies in religion or in an academic discipline relating to the study of religion. The successful candidate will be grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, as well as the relevant primary languages. Qualifications include Ph.D. by the time of appointment, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. Requirements include teaching four courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters) and normal department service. Competitive salary, benefits, and research support. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced courses within his or her specialization, as well as contributing to the Department’s theoretical and methodological offerings.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: cover letter, CV (including the names of three to five references, with brief indications of their relationships to the candidate), and research statement. (Three letters of reference, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample will be required only for those candidates who advance to a second stage.) To ensure fullest consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2020. Candidates whose applications are received by October 20, 2020, will be considered for a preliminary interview via Zoom in late November.

Apply via Interfolio:

12/22 Has anybody who submitted additional materials in November heard anything since they acknowledged receipt and said they would get back in the second half of December?

Interviews were carried out on late December and throughout January. Did anyone hear anything after the interviews?

Hope College -- Religion and Society[]

The Religion Department at Hope College seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion position to begin on August 1, 2021, specializing in Religion and Society. Candidates are expected to be trained in the analytical and comparative study of religion, with a focus on Islam, Buddhism, Middle East, and/or Africa. Expertise in relevant languages (like Arabic or Pali) is required. Cognate expertise in World Christianity, Gender Studies, and/or Peace Studies may complement a scholarly emphasis on Religion and Society.

The successful candidate will primarily teach lower division courses, including introductory courses on Islam and/or Buddhism, along with occasional upper division courses in the candidate's areas of expertise. The Assistant Professor will teach 12 credits per semester and is expected to participate in co-curricular departmental activities.

This position will be filled pending final financial approval.


A completed Ph.D. is strongly preferred, but late-stage ABD will be also considered. Evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduates and introductory courses is required.

Applications are accepted at Interested candidates are asked to submit the following as part of the online application:

  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Sample syllabus (please upload under attachments "Other"
  • Teaching statement
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Sample of scholarly research (dissertation chapter, journal article, etc.)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • A statement describing your fit with the mission of the College ( and our Christian Aspirations (

In addition, you will enter the names and contact information for three references when you apply. References will be contacted via email upon your application, providing them with a link to upload a letter of recommendation to your file.

The review of applications will begin in late September, 2020.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2020

James Madison - Islam[]

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Islam at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 2021. We seek a dedicated teacher on a dynamic research trajectory to join our department of 22 full-time faculty (8 in Religion).

This position forms part of a first-of-its-kind initiative at James Madison University: a cohort hire of six outstanding, tenure-track faculty working collaboratively in several interconnected areas, which include social justice, minority cultures and politics, racial equity, non-Western thought, and critical race studies. Scholars hired into this cohort will be appointed in six of the College’s ten departments: Sociology and Anthropology; History; Political Science; Justice Studies; Philosophy and Religion; and Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication. We seek excellent applicants within their particular disciplines, but also scholars and teachers eager to work across them, both within the College and beyond. Arriving as a cohort with broadly shared interests, successful candidates will enhance existing strengths in Latinx, African American, African diaspora, ethnic and global studies. A complete description of this cohort hire may be found here

Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a specialty in Islam in Africa and/or the African diaspora. Candidates with other areas of specialization in the study of Islam and A.B.D. candidates are also welcome to apply.

Beginning review date: Dec. 21, 2021

Any news? [Jan. 11]

Jan 22 and 23: first-round interviews

Jan 26: email rejection

Feb 2 - 15: online campus interviews

Kalamazoo College, Religions of South Asia[]

The Religion Department at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Religions of South Asia to begin in September 2021. The successful candidate will demonstrate a research agenda in the study of religion of South Asia and design a range of exciting courses in an undergraduate religion program. The successful candidate will also demonstrate teaching expertise in at least two of the major religious traditions of South Asia, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, and in post-colonial religious studies. Teaching competency in the critical methods and theory of religion is required. The successful applicant will teach within the College’s Shared Passages program of first-year and sophomore seminars and senior capstone courses. The teaching load is six courses per year on a quarter system (2/2/2), with additional duties including directing senior theses and academic advising and contributing to the departmental junior and seminar seminars in regular rotation. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches to the discipline will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. It is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. For more information about the College, see our home page and department web site.

Completed applications received by March 8, 2021 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Applicants should upload 1) a cover letter to include a description of scholarly interests and title and brief descriptions of potential course offerings, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals with attention to working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, and 4) undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format below. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to Questions may be directed to the same email.

Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application link:

NYU -- Buddhist Studies[]

Open Date: Oct 9, 2020 Deadline: Dec 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Religious Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for an appointment as an Assistant Professor on the tenure track for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in Buddhist Studies. The appointment will begin September 1, 2021. We seek applicants whose area of empirical research lies in East Asian Buddhisms: Chinese, Japanese, Korean and/or Tibetan. The ideal candidate will combine a grasp of the classical textual tradition with a serious engagement of the theoretical study of religion. Interest in intersections of religion with post-coloniality, race, gender, sexuality, or national identity is especially welcome. The candidate should be prepared to teach Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion, as well as three other courses per year, the nature of which will in part depend upon their specialty. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching and to participating in the Department's scholarly activities. To learn more about the Department of Religious Studies please visit our website at

Application deadline is December 15, 2020. Please submit the following: • cover letter • curriculum vitae • teaching statement • research statement • diversity statement • names and contact information of three referees. Additional information on diversity statement requirements can be found here: The Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU is at the heart of a leading research university that spans the globe. We seek scholars of the highest caliber, who embody the diversity of the United States as well as the global society in which we live. We strongly encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, and other individuals who are underrepresented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, gender and sexual identity, or any other legally protected basis. NYU affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach. To learn more about the FAS commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion, please read: is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

1/26: request for syllabus; email stated that they want to have their long list set by Feb.15th

1/28: email rejection (did not pass the first round, good luck to all)

3/4: Has anybody heard anything??? Interview requests? Rejection emails? Rumors?

3/5: Still no word yet here

3/22: Wrote the admin for an update on the progress of the search but no reply as of 3/23

3/24: Generic rejection via email (<----Same. But didn't it sound like they went right to the short list? Oh well! Good work Wiki team, and good luck to the finalists!)

3/24 - there were interviews the week before. Long-shortlist awaits update.

Stanford -- American Religions[]

The Religious Studies Department at Stanford invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position in American Religions with a focus on race and inequality.

This search is part of a university-wide initiative in which Stanford seeks to hire as many as 10 strong researchers and scholars who study the significance of race in American society, including the nature and persistence of racial inequality and its consequences. Stanford seeks to support, deepen, and enhance the important research and teaching in these areas long underway on our campus. Appointments may be made in the following schools and departments: Stanford Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, History, and Religious Studies. Rank is open, although a majority of the appointments are expected to be made at the assistant professor level. At the senior level, we are particularly interested in candidates with an active program of research in progress and in established scholars who have outstanding records of achievement in developing or using innovative approaches in the broad areas of their discipline. A strong commitment to excellent teaching is essential.

Area of specialization, including disciplinary approach, chronological focus, and religious traditions studied, is open, though the Religious Studies Department is particularly interested in applications from scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: African American, Afro-Caribbean, and/or African diaspora religions; Indigenous and Native religions; and decolonial and critical race theory. The successful candidate will also contribute to the interdisciplinary American Religions in a Global Context initiative (

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020 and will continue until all of the positions are filled. Candidates are invited to apply online at, with a cover letter describing academic background and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent scholarship, and a research statement of no more than three pages. Applicants for a non-tenured position should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly online by October 15, 2020.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

10/29 - request from Diversity and Access Office at Stanford to answer five questions re: race, gender, disability status, etc. I got the same on 10/29.

11/10- same as 10/29 above, contacted to request Diversity and Access info. Though it states this has no bearing on the application process. May mean the application was finally accessed is my guess.

11/18--any updates regarding interviews?

I'm guessing by now the've made some contact. Any news? (12/12)--Nice rejection letter from search chair (12/15). <-- Same here (12/15). One of the nicer rejections I've received.

Stetson University -- Hebrew Bible[]

Stetson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in biblical studies (specialist in the Hebrew Bible [Old Testament]) at the assistant professor level in the Department of Religious Studies.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in biblical studies in hand by September 2021. We are seeking a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and a willingness to be a strong, contributing member of the Department and the University community. The Religious Studies department is committed to an open and accepting environment in which students of varying backgrounds and aspirations critically engage topics involving race, gender, class, and religion, among others, and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or experience in these areas to apply.

The teaching load is three courses per semester. Teaching assignments will include introductory courses in biblical studies and upper-division courses more specifically in Hebrew Bible. Such courses would be expected to support the Jewish Studies program offerings. The successful candidate should be conversant with biblical studies within Judaism and Christianity as well as specialized segments of the Hebrew Bible. Although specific courses will be based on the candidate’s expertise, the ability to teach courses that satisfy specific general education requirements, such as Culture and Belief, Historical Inquiry, and Personal and Social Responsibility requirements (including courses in Ethical and Spiritual Inquiry, Human Diversity, and Social Justice) is expected. In addition to courses in biblical studies, other course assignments may include a First-Year Seminar or Junior Seminar, Senior Research, Methods and Theories in the Study of Religion, and the Department Colloquium.

Candidates should demonstrate a passion for teaching and scholarship, and a commitment to service. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Academic Affairs website:

Applicants should supply cover letter, a statement on the applicant’s philosophy of teaching and learning in a liberal learning environment, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.

All information may be submitted electronically to the Department of Religious Studies at with the subject, Faculty Position. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:

Department of Religious Studies

Stetson University

421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8354

DeLand, FL 32723

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Invitation to interview by Zoom - emailed Monday, 2/1/2021

Tufts University: Modern Judaism[]

Location: Medford, MA

Open Date: Sep 29, 2020

Description The Department of Religion at Tufts University is seeking an assistant professor in modern Judaism commencing September 2021. The precise area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants whose work demonstrates critical understanding of Judaism as a religious tradition while engaging such issues as migration, diaspora, antisemitism; modern Jewish thought and political theory; Judaism and pluralism; or Judaism as American religion.

Qualifications PhD in Religion or cognate field by September 1, 2021 is required, along with evidence of engagement with the theory and methods of religious studies and fluency in research-specific languages. The successful candidate must possess an active commitment to research and publishing and should provide evidence of engagement with undergraduate instruction. Beyond expanding curricular engagements in Religion and Judaic Studies, successful candidates will be interested in contributing to other interdisciplinary programs at Tufts such as Race, Colonialism and Diaspora; International Relations; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; or Civic Studies. Candidates will be expected to teach Introduction to Judaism and to develop a range of historical or thematic courses relating to their specialty.

Application Instructions Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample, and one or more undergraduate syllabi or teaching evaluations (if available). Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. All materials are submitted via Interfolio at: Questions about the position may be directed to Department Administrator Lynn Wiles, at Questions about Interfolio should be directed to or (877) 997-8807. Review of applications begins October 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

—Nov 7–I emailed the administrator of the religion dept and she said they would not start interviews until the first of the year, and that they didn’t have a list of interviewees yet. All interviews will take place via zoom.

--Nov 30: anything?

--Dec 22: Dept admin says that first round interviewees will probably be contacted by Jan 4, 2021. If you do not hear from them by that time, the search has likely moved on without you.

--December 23: received email invitation for interview

-- Jan 6th: any further updates?

-- January 8: interview scheduled

University of British Columbia (Canada) Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies Department, Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies (Tenure-Track)[]

Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies (Tenure-Track) .

Deadline: October 31, 2020

- 12/5 - has anyone heard anything from UBC Vancouver? - 12/21 - anyone hear anything?
- four finalists have been invited to campus

University of California, Berkeley -- Hebrew Bible[]

Assistant Professor - Hebrew Bible - Department of Near Eastern Studies The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

Prospective candidates should have strong philological skills in biblical Hebrew and Aramaic as well as a methodological philological competence in dealing with the Bible's composite texts. A grounding in another relevant language of the ancient Near East is desirable. Engagement with scholarship in one or more other fields in the humanities and social sciences is also expected. These fields include (but are not exclusive to) literary criticism, anthropology, historiography, folklore, history of religion, history of sexuality. The holder of this position should be willing to enter into dialogue with scholars in other disciplines and with the faculty of Jewish Studies who work in later periods. The person appointed should have a demonstrable record, through course evaluations and other documentation, as an effective teacher.

We encourage applications from individuals who will contribute to diversity in higher education. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Near Eastern Studies. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

Basic Qualifications (at the time of application): Applicants for this position must hold a PhD (or equivalent international degree) or be enrolled in a PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Mastery of the relevant stages of Hebrew and Aramaic.
  • Philological methods as foundation of research.
  • Some familiarity with at least one other ancient language.

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 third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 31, 2020. Please direct inquiries to:

Where to apply:

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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:


Nov 30th, anyone hear anything?

University of California, Irvine -- Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian Studies[]

The University of California, Irvine announces an open search for a tenured position (Associate or Full) to fill the Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian Studies. The Ferdowsi Presidential Chair is an endowed chair established for the purpose of teaching courses in religious studies, and creating a locus of Zoroastrian and Ancient Iranian studies at the University of California, Irvine. The University of California, Irvine seeks a dynamic colleague with a sound record of both scholarly achievement and successful teaching that embraces the full range of Zoroastrian history and tradition. The holder of this position is also expected to have competency in two or more ancient Iranian and Middle Iranian languages such as Avestan, Old Persian, Middle Persian, Sogdian, and Parthian. Knowledge of Persian or Gujrati which encompasses a major part of the Zoroastrian tradition, is also welcome. The candidate should have knowledge of the Zoroastrian textual and the religious tradition from remote antiquity, but also be able to teach courses regarding the Zoroastrians of Iran and India, and those in the diaspora. The chair will be housed in the Department of Classics and the Program in Religious Studies with teaching primarily in Religious Studies, contributing to Classics and other departments as appropriate. The chair will also be affiliated with the Center for Persian Studies.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Iranian Studies or similar discipline. We welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine.

To ensure full consideration, please apply online at

Please submit online: a letter of interest, a career summary, a C.V., a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance UC Irvine's commitment to inclusive excellence, evidence of teaching excellence, the names and contact information of three available referees, and any other supporting material you wish. To ensure full consideration, applications need to be submitted by December 18, 2020.

Further inquiries may be made by email to the search chair, Susan Blakeley Klein (

Université de Montréal--Assistant Professor in Religions of East Asia (Japan and/or Korea)[]

The Institute of Religious Studies seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Religions of East Asia (Japan and/or Korea). The Institute of Religious Studies is recognized internationally for its leadership in research and teaching in the overlapping fields of the sciences of religions, theology, and spirituality. See

The appointed candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students, be active in research, publishing, and the diffusion of knowledge, and contribute to the activities of the University.


  • Doctorate in Religious Studies, or equivalent, with an expertise in at least one of the following religions of East Asia: Japanese Buddhism and/or Korean Buddhism, Shintoism.
  • In the context of this specialty, expertise in one or more of the following related areas: texts on religious, spiritual, or philosophical thought; religion and politics; religion and art; religion and mythology; religious rituals; religious experience.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate introductory courses on the religions of East Asia in general.
  • Fluency in either Japanese or Korean (classical and/or modern).
  • Capacity to develop state-of-the-art research in the area of expertise.
  • Capacity to work in synergy with the humanities and social sciences.
  • Excellent dossier of scientific publications.
  • Excellency in university teaching.
  • An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language, or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance to Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

Applications must be received by Nov. 6 , 2020.

Starting date on or after June 1st, 2021.

For more information on how to apply, see:

University of North Carolina Wilmington Philosophy & Religion - 32250[]

Vacancy Number: 16F-323

Position Number: 6141

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina Wilmington is embarking on a (multi-year) cluster hire initiative to hire multiple faculty across a range of disciplines (History, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Film Studies, and Religious Studies) whose scholarly/creative focus is in the area of Race, Racial Inequality, Social Justice, or Africana Studies. Our goal is to instantiate our values of diversity and inclusion as we build regional and national interdisciplinary strengths in these areas. Given our commitment to community engagement and engaged scholarship we seek to appoint faculty who are deeply imbedded in the communities they study. The position of Assistant Professor of Religion within the Department of Philosophy and Religion is part of this initiative.

This nine-month tenure-track position starting August 2021 carries a teaching load of three courses per term while maintaining an active research agenda in their specialization area. The position also includes the opportunity for additional summer school teaching. Selected candidate will be actively engaged in departmental meetings, committees, and special project work to further goals of the department.

We seek to build a network of researchers, scholars, and artists that will support the ongoing work in which we are engaged and to set a path forward as we grow these areas of critical study into regional and national strengths. In addition to the standard diversity recruitment measures mentioned, this hire will be advertised across diversity-platforms as a coordinated cluster hire that has as its ultimate goal to build recognized strengths these areas.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 11, 2020, the position closing date. To apply, please complete the online application process available at and attach the following materials as an Adobe PDF document including:

1. Cover Letter - letter of interest

2. Curriculum Vita

3. Writing Sample (chapter or article length)

Note that letters of application without the requested components will not meet the application requirements.

Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications. References will be requested during the screening process. Please direct questions concerning the search to Dr. Diana Pasulka, Chair, Religion Search Committee, at [[1]]. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Melinda Cooper at [[2]].

  • Applied (12/11/2020); no word yet (1/5/2021)
  • Request for letters and interview (1/19/2021)

University of Toronto, Late Antiquity/Early Islam[]

also: African/Middle Eastern History 2020-21

The Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in the area of Late Antiquity and/or Early Islam. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant, multi-disciplinary scholarly community at UTSC and in the tri-campus University of Toronto with related regional, temporal, and thematic foci.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Classics, Middle East Studies, History, Religion, Art History, Archeology, or another, closely related discipline by the time of appointment or shortly thereafter. They must demonstrate a record of excellence in research and teaching in the field of Late Antique studies and/or the study of early Islam both conceptually and methodologically. We are particularly interested in scholars with active, interdisciplinary research agendas focusing on one or more of the following thematic areas: Religious history, transnational connections, race, ethnicity, and identity, as well as postcolonial or decolonial approaches to the field. A significant element of applicants’ current and future research must look at Late Antiquity and/or early Islam in any region in the wider area from North and East Africa to the Indian Subcontinent, with evident attention to relevant sources and languages.

  • All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at (Req ID: 437.)
  • Deadline: Dec 1st

12/21- Any updates?, --> (12/21) - nope, haven't heard anything either. 12/28 - any updates? --> (12/28) - No, nothing on my end.

1/11 - any updates?

1/11 - still nothing

1/27 - anyone heard yet?

1/27 - me and the only other person I know who applied have not heard anything.

2/17 - I had an interview two weeks ago. Have finalists been announced yet?

Wake Forest University (NC).[]

Religion and Public Life


The Department for the Study of Religions at Wake Forest University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Religion and Public Life. We seek a teacher-scholar trained in religion and its role in U.S. public life in the 20th and 21st centuries. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in religious studies or within a relevant area with training in religious studies. Applicants are expected to provide evidence of an established research program, a clear commitment to engaged scholarship, and effective teaching strategies. While both qualitative and quantitative methodologies are welcome, candidates should have a firm grounding in interdisciplinary and intersectional research methods and approaches. Potential areas of focus might include (but are not limited to):

● Religion and race, gender, and class

● Religion and sexuality

● Religion and environmental justice

● Religion and social change

● Religion and media

● Religion and science

● Religion and health

● Religion and law

● Religion and politics

● Religion and education

The teaching load is nine courses over four semesters, housed in the Department for the Study of Religions. Expected courses include Introduction to Religion as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate in the Department’s Religion and Public Engagement Concentration. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to engaging students both in the classroom and through research mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will close 30 November 2020. Applications should include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) separate statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and 4) the names and contact information for three references. The teaching philosophy should include how the candidate incorporates diversity into pedagogical methods. Complete applications should be submitted as a single PDF document to For additional questions about the position, please contact Dr. Lucas Johnston ( Questions about the application and submission process may be directed to If access to the internet is a challenge, a hard copy of the application materials may be mailed to P.O. Box 7212, Winston-Salem. NC 27109.

Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (5200 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with 2,200 graduate students in schools of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. The quality of the undergraduate and graduate teaching environments is outstanding, and our faculty combine commitment to that mission with nationally and internationally recognized leadership in research. Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report's Guide to America's Best Colleges and Universities. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by our motto Pro Humanitate. For quick facts about the University, go to

-Would love to hear if anyone has heard back anything from this.

  • Invitations for first-round video interviews went out 12/16/2020, and wrapped up on 1/3/2021.
  • kind rejection email 1/5/2021
  • Received email that search has been suspended and they won't be hiring now. A sad state of affairs for academia. 2/19/2021

Wittenberg University, World Religions (Asian Religions)[]

The Religion Department at Wittenberg University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August, 2021. Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. The successful candidate will teach courses in World Religions. Area of specialization is open, with a preference for candidates who can teach traditions historically associated with Asian cultures.

Teaching load is six courses per year (3/3). Ability to teach courses that contribute to one or more of Wittenberg's interdisciplinary offerings in International Studies, East Asian Studies, Health Science, Justice, Law, & Public Policy, Philosophy, Political Science, Cinema Studies, or Women's Studies is desired.

The Department of Religion emphasizes a commitment to liberal arts teaching and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. The department also values original, innovative research, interaction with students inside and outside of the classroom, engagement with the local community, and service to the university. We view our work as a department as one that is deeply committed to the study of religion as a public practice.


A Ph.D. in Religion/Religious Studies (or related field) preferred, ABD (with clear plan for completion) considered. College level teaching experience preferred.

Additional Information:

Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website. (

Wittenberg University is committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct in our campus community. Click here ( to view our Title IX policies.

Please visit the About Wittenberg page to learn more about the University. (

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants must apply online; applications will not be accepted by email or postal mail. As part of the application process, please upload the following documents in Adobe Acrobat or MS Word format.

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of application, including brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  3. A brief statement (1-2 pages) that addresses 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 and inclusion as one of its core values
  4. Evidence of successful teaching
  5. Unofficial graduate transcripts

In addition, please ask your referees (three) to send their recommendation letters via email to Peggy Kessler, Dept. of Religion Administrative Assistant, at [of reference|].

If you are a person with a disability and require assistance with the application process, please contact Wittenberg's Human Resources Department at 937-327-7517.

Application link:

-- 03/22/21: Initial interviews scheduled

-- 03/26/21: received a rejection email that they're moving on with a small group of semi-finalists. The email also stated that over 120 (!!!) people applied

2020-2021 THEOLOGY JOBS and/or Divinity School Positions - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[]

Atlantic School of Theology--Biblical Studies[]

Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Sotia, intends to hire two new tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence in summer 2021 (date negotiable). One of the positions is in Biblical Studies, the other in Pastoral Theology. To fulfill statutory requirements, one (1.0 FTE) of the two appointments must be filled by a Roman Catholic.

In addition, to allow some flexibility around locacl needs for institutional fit and global demands related to the pandemic, each position may be filled by either one full-time appointment, or two half-time appointments. All finalists will be expected to come to Halifax for on-campus interviews, public health requirements permitting; however, only full-time appointments would be expected to relocate to Halifax. Half-time appointments could be remote positions.

Applicants to the position in Biblical Studies should specialize in New Testament or Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and should have a strong secondary competence and ability to teach in at least one of the following areas:

  • Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (if NT is primary)
  • New Testament (if HB/OT is primary)
  • Patristics
  • History of Christianity
  • History of biblical interpretation
  • Biblical exegesis/hermeneutics
  • Interreligious/interfaith dialogue

Note that no person is expected to teach in all these areas. Rather, each faculty member will contribute courses and leadership in their areas of expertise. Your application should make clear where your primary and secondary expertise lies. If (and only if) your secondary expertise is in Pastoral Theology, please refer to and address the separate listing for that position. AST is not seeking a generalist, but it is interested in candidates with potential for crossover in a relevant theological discipline.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A terminal degree in New Testament (or else Hebrew Bible/Old Testament)
  • The ability to teach effectively in on-campus, online, and hybrid environments
  • The ability to teach effectively in a secondary specialization
  • A dynamic research agenda
  • Strong collegial and collaborative skills
  • Situated awareness of AST’s founding church denominations
  • Ecumenical faith commitments that engage a diverse student body
  • An ability to navigate church bodies/structures (Roman Catholic especially)
  • A compelling case for institutional fit

Guidance on Institutional Fit

Founded in 1971 by three founding parties – Anglican Church of Canada, Roman Catholic Church, and United Church of Canada – Atlantic School of Theology began as an experiment in ecumenism and has matured over fifty years into a public university with deep anchorage in its commitment to serve the church. A free-standing university with full provincial authority to grant degrees, AST shares an affiliation agreement with nearby Saint Mary’s University but retains its independence. The faculty feels a sense of dignity and pride in its work, bound together in common purpose to serve our students, our churches, and the broader public good.

A new hire to the Roman Catholic faculty would contribute to the design and delivery of courses in a variety of programs:

  • a three-year MDiv degree with on-campus and summer-distance models tailored to the denominational requirements of candidates for ministry in the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada;
  • a two-year Master of Arts (Theology and Religious Studies) degree, offered jointly with the faculty of Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s University, which gives students the opportunity to undertake graduate-level academic study of theology and religious studies;
  • a six-course Diploma in the New Evangelization (DNE) designed to assist the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth in answering a papal call to educate and prepare lay Roman Catholics for leadership and ministry within the church and in the broader world.

Participation in campus community life, including chapel leadership, is normative for AST faculty, as is sharing in some administrative work and student advising. Passion for working in an ecumenical environment is essential. Participation in parish and diocesan life external to AST is desirable.

Application Instructions

Applications must include:

  1. a letter of application describing your suitability for this position,
  2. a comprehensive curriculum vitae,
  3. a recent writing sample (3,000 words maximum),
  4. a statement of your teaching philosophy,
  5. and three letters of reference.

Application materials should be submitted through Interfolio:

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Informal queries about the position may be directed to Dr. Daniel Driver at

March 15, 2021 - job offered and accepted.

Boston University School of Theology -- Religion and Black Studies[]

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Professor of Religion and Black Studies, a full-time, tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, to begin in Fall 2021. The Professorship honors Dr. King by emulating and perpetuating the moral authority, prophetic vision of justice, peace, and love, ethical leadership, and global consciousness that he advocated for and embodied.

The primary field of study is open, but candidates should have an established record of interdisciplinary scholarship in areas such as ethics, theology, history, leadership, aesthetics, politics, philosophy, etc. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. Candidates will be capable of teaching the theology and life work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement, peacemaking and conflict transformation, and/or other movements for social change. Candidates should have a notable record of ethical leadership, mentoring, and collaboration with colleagues and students. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated the practice of Beloved Community in their teaching, service, and scholarship. The successful candidate will also exhibit capabilities for teaching, advising, conducting research, and contributing to the larger work of the School of Theology and Boston University.

The School is committed to the formation of intercultural competence and social justice in all aspects of our learning community; and we seek candidates who are eager and skilled in providing leadership to realize these goals, and who support the School’s Diversity Statement. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders at the masters and doctoral levels for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and other organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year as part of the master’s and doctoral programs of the School of Theology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching, research, and publication 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 a United Methodist school that offers an ecumenical education and works closely with other denominations and religious communities.


Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). Candidates also are asked to submit a professional diversity statement describing their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Materials should be sent to the Faculty 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

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2020, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Catholic University of America -- Canon Law[]

The School of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position of Assistant Professor of Canon Law to teach graduate courses in Canon Law, including Sacramental Law, General Norms, Liturgical Law, and The Teaching Office of the Church, advise students, direct, conduct and publish research in the field of canon law, serve on committees and contribute in a collegial fashion to the work of the School of Canon Law. The position requires a Doctor of Canon Law, the potential for a distinguished record of research, publication and teaching excellence at the graduate level and broad expertise in the discipline of canon law. This will include canonical practice, specialization in liturgical law, and familiarity with historical and contemporary canonical studies. Demonstration of prior research experience with Latin and Italian texts. Can be during degree program. Prior experience teaching canon law at the graduate level is preferred but not required. No minimum amount of experience is required. Must be a practicing Catholic and in good standing with the Church. The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and conducts background checks. Mail resume to Dean, The Catholic University of America, School of Canon Law, 620 Michigan Avenue, N.E., Washington, DC 20064

Emory University--Episcopal and Anglican Studies[]

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Episcopal and Anglican Studies to begin in fall 2021. Appointments can be made at any rank, including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

The successful candidate will have a research focus that substantively relates to Episcopal and Anglican Studies but may be rooted in any one of a number of disciplines, including but not limited to history, Latinx studies, liturgy, preaching, sexuality and gender, religious education, theology, or world Christianity. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment. The appointee must be able to contribute to the academic leadership of Candler’s Episcopal and Anglican Studies Program, a growing program that currently enrolls thirty students. Such leadership will include developing and teaching a range of courses, and shaping the curriculum to form students for ministry in the global Anglican communion. Candidates should have significant experience in parish life and knowledge of the ecclesial landscape of The Episcopal Church. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum, and to situate one’s teaching within larger (viz., ecumenical, inter-religious, multifaith, and/or global) contexts is essential. Scholarly engagement with issues of gender, race, and cultural diversity is highly desirable; and applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, gender, and theological perspective.

The appointee will be expected to teach across the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. They will have shared responsibility for introductory course sequences and participate in the Episcopal and Anglican Contextual Education program. The appointee must also have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Ordination recognized by The Episcopal Church preferred.

At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should apply online at by uploading the letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Inquiries to Professor Ian McFarland, Search Chair, at

Emory University--Pastoral Care and Counseling[]

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Pastoral Care and Counseling with a focus on chaplaincy to begin in the Fall of 2021. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of pastoral care, pastoral theology, chaplaincy studies, spiritual care, pastoral counseling, or a closely related discipline alongside a demonstrated capacity to lead an emerging program in chaplaincy at Candler. The new concentration in chaplaincy prepares M.Div. students for spiritual care in a variety of settings including clinical, criminal justice, military, and educational settings. The candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in the field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate chaplaincy and pastoral care and counseling within larger ecumenical, inter-religious and/or global contexts is essential. Scholarly engagement pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with respect to race, gender, and theological perspective.

The appointee selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. They will have shared responsibility for introductory sequences and regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. Appointees will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).

At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should apply online at : by uploading their letter of interest and curriculum vitae by November 15, 2020. Inquiries to Dr. Marla Frederick, Search Chair, at

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Assistant Professor of Theology[]

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, whose mission is to educate and form Franciscan servant leaders of all faiths, is seeking a 10-month full-time faculty member in Theology to start in August 2021.

The successful candidate should embrace our mission ( and will be expected to teach undergraduate courses (the standard course load is 4/4), embrace service commitments, and engage in scholarship. The Theology program is administered in the Department of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences in the School of Arts & Sciences and provides support for the general education core for all programs, offers a B.A. in Theology, and provides academic formation for candidates for the diaconate and lay leaders for the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The successful candidate will teach the required introduction to theology course and other upper division courses depending upon need and expertise. An individual who is broadly trained, committed to student learning, willing to teach a variety of courses, and eager to provide service to both the diocese and wider community will flourish in this position. In addition, the University seeks an individual who has experience in providing online education or a willingness to provide online education following appropriate preparation.

Salaries are competitive and rank will be commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in theology (ABD candidates will also be considered)
  • 1 year of teaching at an institution of higher education
  • Eligible to apply for a mandatum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

Applications received by February 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must first send the following materials by email (preferred) or postal service: a letter of application describing teaching interests, service experience, mission fit, and scholarly research, a curriculum vitae, unofficial doctoral transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (which may be sent directly from the recommenders). The materials should be sent to:

David Whidden, Ph.D.

Theology Search Committee Chair

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University

5345 Brittany Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

E-mail: [[3]]

Office: 225-526-1651 -768-179898

Huron University College - Faculty of Theology[]

Probationary (Tenure-Track) Appointment: Systematic Theology

Huron is completely unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.

As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best-possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.

Building on 157 years of excellence in theological education, Huron’s Faculty of Theology is committed to providing students with the academic grounding and experiential learning they need to develop as resilient and successful Leaders with Heart, whether they go on to ordained ministry, public service, further study, or other field. The Faculty of Theology offers undergraduate (BA) courses and modules in Religion and Theology, as well as the Master of Divinity, the Master of Theological Studies, and the Master of Arts (Theology) degrees.

The Faculty of Theology at Huron invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Systematic Theology, at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.

Candidates will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in Systematic Theology or related field, and will have excellent qualifications in teaching and research. Candidates with research profiles in any relevant area will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates whose publication record shows demonstrated readiness to teach and supervise in the MA (Theology) program, and whose teaching experience or capacity includes Christian Doctrine at the M.Div. or M.T.S. level, and Religious Studies at the B.A. level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 2.5 full courses per year (with a 0.5 course release in each of their first two years of employment), maintain a research program, and participate in the administrative life of the Faculty and university. The successful candidate will also support and contribute collaboratively to the mission of the Faculty of Theology, and will work well in an ecumenical and interfaith environment.

Interested candidates should forward (by email): a cover letter; an up-to-date c.v.; a summary of teaching and research interests; sample publications; a pedagogical dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, and sample course plans); and should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation (to be sent separately) to:

Dr. Daniel A. Smith

Dean, Faculty of Theology

Huron University College


The closing date for receipt of applications and supporting materials is December 18, 2020.

-Would love to hear if anyone has heard anything back?

-Still no news?

-None yet on this end!

--Received invitation to interview (email, 1/29)

---Random question about this invitation to interview at Huron--was it in fact at Huron that you received this invite, or was it at Loyola (below)? I only ask because people at Huron have continued to look up my profile on, but I received no invitation to interview.

--I am not the person above, but I received an invitation at the same time and interviewed last week. Finalists have been notified this week.

Thank you for this info!

Loyola University Chicago -- Systematic or Historical Theology[]

The Department of Theology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22.

The department seeks applicants with expertise in systematic or historical theology, conversant in the medieval, reformation, or early modern periods with an emphasis on contextual theologies of race, gender, or post-colonial theory.

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. The successful candidate will be joining a department with 28 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 undergraduate majors and minors, and 50 graduate students. For more information about the department visit

This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin on December 18, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

-Has anyone heard anything back on this?

--Not yet! (1-12-21)

-Still no news?

--I had a Zoom interview back in late January. At this point, as far as me or any of the rest of us who haven't heard back yet about advancing to the finalist stage, I'd assume that "no news" is not good news. (2-12-21)

Notre Dame -- Syriac Christianity[]

Location: Notre Dame Open Date: Aug 17, 2020 Deadline: Oct 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time tenure-track professorship at the assistant or associate rank in Syriac Christianity, with a starting date of August 2021. The successful candidate will offer Syriac language courses, as well as courses on theology and/or liturgy in the Syriac Christian tradition. We seek candidates who possess strong research and teaching skills, and broad knowledge of the Syriac Christian tradition. The successful candidate will also be sympathetic to the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence that is founded on its Catholic identity, and to the contribution of the Theology Department within that larger vision. Information about Notre Dame is available at, the Department of Theology at, and the University mission statement is at

Qualifications: Ph.D.

To apply, visit

Rivier University -- Assistant Professor of Religious Studies[]

Rivier University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.  Reporting to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Assistant Professor of Religious Studies is a full-time, non-tenure line Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. The qualified candidate will join colleagues in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, which plays an important role in Rivier's Core Curriculum, Journeys of Transformation. These core courses are central to the University's undergraduate experience, and, for this reason, candidates should be deeply committed to teaching undergraduates within the context of general education.


Candidates should be comfortable teaching a wide range of courses for non-majors. The successful candidate's teaching responsibilities will include seven courses over the academic year including 1) "God and the Created Order," a First-Year Religion Seminar each term, a core course that examines the ways in which the Christian tradition in general and Roman Catholicism in particular have articulated and explored the idea of God's relationship to humans and the non-human world, placing this articulation and exploration in dialogue with other world religious traditions. 2) three upper-division courses spread over the two semesters. Candidates with an ability to teach "Women in Christianity and Society" and "Ecotheology" are of particular interest.


Rivier University supports a diverse faculty committed to teaching in a multicultural, pluralistic environment. The successful candidate will be able to articulate why he or she is interested in teaching at a Roman Catholic University whose core mission is to "transform hearts and minds to serve the world." PhD is required by start of the academic year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
  • Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing and Canvas is preferred.

Appointment Date: August 16, 2021

This position classification has been defined as exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

  • Position was posted on HigherEdJobs on 4/28. Anyone heard anything yet?

Saint Mary's Seminary and University -- Liturgy and Homiletics[]

St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore invites applications for the position of Director of Liturgy and Professor of Homiletics for the School of Theology/Seminary program, beginning Fall, 2021. This faculty position is responsible for graduate-seminary level teaching in Liturgical Studies and Homiletics as well as coordinating the worship life of the Seminary. An interest in serving as a formator in the Sulpician tradition would be desirable. The ideal candidate would be a Roman Catholic priest with a terminal ecclesiastical degree in the fields mentioned above, although other Roman Catholics, both religious and lay, women and men, with a terminal ecclesiastical degree, will be considered for the position. Academic rank at first appointment is commensurate with prior achievement. Competitive salary and benefits package. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of references to Rev. Gladstone Stevens, P.S.S., Dean of the School of Theology, and Praeses of the Ecclesiastical Theological Faculty, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, 5400 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210, or e-mail Applications received through 4/30/21.

Saint Paul School of Theology--Ethics or Church and Society[]

Saint Paul School of Theology invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment in Ethics or Church and Society at the rank of assistant professor. The position is non-tenured with renewable contract and with possibility of tenure-track in the future.

Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent academic degree in a relevant field. Expertise in racial or ethnic studies is highly desirable, and the cover letter should indicate scholarly and teaching competence in other areas relevant to theological education. Preferred candidates will also have empirical skills for social science research. Successful applicants should be equipped to teach on-campus, hybrid, and online courses. The appointment begins on July 1, 2021.

Saint Paul welcomes nominations for the positions, and the search committee will begin processing applications on November 1, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should send the cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference to: Questions about the search may be addressed to Jeanne Hoeft, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean (, or Nancy Howell, chair of the search committee (

Santa Clara University -- Systematic Theology[]

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for two full-time tenure track assistant professor positions in Systematic Theology, to begin Fall 2021. The specialization within the area of systematic theology is open, but we will give particular attention to candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Sacraments and Liturgy, Christology, Ecclesiology, Liberation Theology, Black Theologies, and Latinx Theologies. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an intersectional analysis of race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, etc. Candidates should demonstrate not only potential for excellent teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College, University, and profession. Required qualifications include completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment, evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching primarily at the undergraduate level, and evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of peer-reviewed publication in systematic theology.

The application deadline is October 1, 2020. For information on the department, visit; the full posting for this position, including application instructions, is available through

Interviews have already happened

Seattle Pacific University -- New Testament[]

Assistant Professor of New Testament: regular nine-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2021, with a teaching load of 33 credits over the course of a teaching year (three quarters).

Applications are due by October 27, 2020. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents. A cover letter and CV are also required. The University reserves the right to alter the search process due to funding.

Please apply at the following link:

Address all inquiries to:

Tracey Coleman

Office Manager and Events Coordinator, School of Theology

Seattle Pacific University

3307 Third Avenue West, Ste. 204

Seattle, WA 98199

(206) 281-2136

United Lutheran Seminary[]

United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) in Philadelphia and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, announces a coordinated search for two full-time, tenure/tenure-track, faculty positions, in Systematic/Constructive Theology and Public Theology.

Unifying, Learning, Serving: United Lutheran Seminary is a welcoming and diverse learning community equipping people to proclaim the living Gospel for a changing church and world. ULS seeks to discern with candidates how creative partnership between new faculty and incumbent faculty may strengthen and expand ULS’s commitments to equity and diversity, dismantling racism, gender equity and the school’s Reconciling in Christ status. ULS is a seminary of the ELCA with deep ecumenical roots. Applicants for the two faculty positions should be willing to teach and work with populations of diverse denominational backgrounds, while working in ELCA ministry formation and engaging Lutheran theology in contemporary and ecumenical conversation.

Applicants will provide a cover letter, CV and 3 professional references. Applicants will indicate for which position they are applying with the recognition they may also be considered for the other position. Application review will begin on March 15; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The search committee may request a teaching statement and a diversity statement as a follow up to the initial application.

Applications and inquiries may be addressed to Ms. Carla E. Pavlick at [[5]]

United Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

--Has anyone been called for a preliminary interview?

---Yes, people were emailed last Thursday for interviews this week.

--How many finalists are there for the two positions?

---I'm not entirely sure; 10 or fewer for both, based on the number of interview slots offered.


United Theological Seminary Twin Cities - Methodist Studies[]

United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor of Methodist Studies and Director of the Methodist Center. Responsibilities include: teaching four courses per academic year at the graduate (seminary) level along with some administrative oversight (curriculum, entrepreneurial work and oversight of United's Methodist Center, and engagement with administrative staff around student recruitment and retention). Regular faculty expectations also include engaging in scholarly activity (research, conferences, publications), advising students, and serving on seminary committees.

Qualifications include a Ph.D or Th.D. degree in UMC history or UMC doctrine, or a related field (e.g., systematic theology, church history, or historical theology).

Area of theological/historical specialization is open but the successful candidate will be qualified to teach UMC history, doctrine, and polity. Candidates of color and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, CV and 3 letters of reference (should be submitted directly from references) to Ashley Hovell at [[6]] . Review of applications will commence on Nov. 1, 2020. Applicants wishing to be considered should submit all materials by Nov. 30, 2020.

University of Chicago--Dean, Divinity School[]

The University of Chicago is searching for a Dean of its Divinity School, one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished. This leader will be an exemplary scholar with extensive administrative experience who inspires the research ambitions of others. The successful candidate must qualify for appointment as full professor with tenure.

The Dean oversees faculty recruitment and retention and is also responsible for the budget, fund-raising, staff performance, alumni relations, capital projects, student recruitment, academic and professional ministerial degree-granting programs, and efforts to promote diversity and inclusion across the school. In these and other capacities, the Dean represents the Divinity School to Officers of the University, decanal colleagues, the Board of Trustees, the Divinity School Advisory Council, students, University alumni, the wider academic community, and diverse public constituencies nationally and internationally. As one of twelve University Deans, this individual will serve as a member of the University’s senior leadership, participating in strategic institution-wide decision-making.

The Divinity School’s robust research and education programs (BA, MA, AMRS, MDiv, and PhD) build on collaborations, interdisciplinary and otherwise, within the University, across the city, and around the world.


The successful candidate must qualify for appointment as full professor with tenure.

Application Instructions

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: Applicants must upload: CV, including bibliography, and cover letter. Review of applications ends when the position is filled.

University of Mary - Catholic Studies and Classics[]

The University of Mary invites applications for a joint faculty position in Catholic Studies and Classical Studies to begin in the summer 2021 semester. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank. Rank and area of specialization are open. Candidates who demonstrate the ability to teach both Catholic Studies and Classical Studies, do interdisciplinary work within the Liberal Arts, and engage the broader Catholic intellectual tradition are desired.

This joint appointment involves commitment to the Catholic Studies Program at the University of Mary, a vibrant and apostolic program seeking the education of the whole of a student’s life through community involvement, individual mentoring, and a dedication to passing on the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Catholic Studies Program is an exciting interdisciplinary program that examines the Catholic Church’s contributions to human thought and culture, in which students study a wide range of fields from a Catholic perspective, including theology, history, economics and business, spiritual writings, art, philosophy, health care, architecture, political thought, the sciences, education, and literature. Duties of the Catholic Studies appointment involve teaching broadly and being involved outside the classroom in the activities and events of the Catholic Studies undergraduate and graduate programs. To learn more about the Catholic Studies Program at the University of Mary, please read “Key Aspects of the Catholic Studies Program at the University of Mary” by clicking on this link:

This joint appointment also entails commitment to and leadership of the Classical Studies Program at the University of Mary, a program dedicated to teaching the classical languages, history, culture, and philosophy of ancient Rome and Greece, as well as communicating the continued relevance of this ancient legacy to the contemporary world. The Classical Studies appointment further entails organizing, running, marketing, and teaching a Summer Latin Institute, with the goal to start in the summer of 2021. The Summer Latin Institute will offer introductory courses in Latin that emphasize the syntax, forms, and vocabulary of classical and ecclesiastical Latin, and intermediate courses in Latin that are designed to transition from the introductory material offered in first year Latin to the next level with the reading of Latin authors, including the Church Fathers.

Applicants must excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate 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 and the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities (see

Required qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree
  • Must excel in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and be able to teach broadly in the Liberal Arts, while also having an active research agenda.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the Latin and Greek languages.
  • Has experience teaching Latin and Greek.
  • Possesses some background and familiarity reading and teaching classic works of antiquity and of the Church Fathers.
  • 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 School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Mary and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Please click here to apply or go to We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. Qualified applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample of no more than 15 pages, (4) teaching philosophy statement, (5) official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) three letters of recommendation to: [[7]] or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.

Review of application materials will begin on November 10, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

University of Scranton -- Black Theology or African-American Christianity[]

The University of Scranton Department of Theology/Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Black Theology or African-American Christianity and/or related sub-disciplines beginning in Fall 2021. Areas of possible focus include Christology, political theology, race and religion, African American religion, church history, and faith and culture. This search is part of a broader cluster hiring approach, which will contribute to the development of Black Studies at the University.

Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. (or be ABD, with completion of the doctorate within the next year), be committed to undergraduate teaching, and have a well-developed research agenda in their field. Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate survey courses in Christian Theology and upper level and graduate courses in an open area of specialization pertinent to race and religion. The usual teaching load is 3/3.

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding.  All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at

The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at for our full non-discrimination statement. 

The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the University; where the environment is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, cultural competence and the value of diversity. All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their pedagogy.

Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online at Please submit a letter of application summarizing qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.

Vanderbilt Divinity School--Religion, Psychology and Culture with Emphasis on Latinx Studies[]

Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for an assistant level, tenure track professor in Pastoral Theology, Psychology of Religion, and Practical Theology who specializes in Latinx Christianity, and who makes Latinx religious and socio-cultural identities integral to their scholarly work. In addition, we seek a colleague who is pedagogically engaging and willing and able to mentor Latinx and other students. Exceptional ABD candidates anticipating graduating by Spring 2021 are welcome to apply.

This search is open to a range of approaches to teaching and research in pastoral theology, the study of theories and dynamics of personality, the practice and theory of pastoral theology and care, the critical and constructive reflection on the methods and substance of both theology and psychology, and structural intersectionality.

Faculty share in teaching and advising across various divinity degrees (MDiv, MTS, ThM, DMin), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership, and the Graduate Department of Religion degrees (MA, PhD), which prepare students for teaching and research. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach an introductory course in pastoral theology and care and will serve especially the following concentrations with the Divinity curriculum: Chaplaincy, and Pastoral and Prophetic Congregational Leadership. Appointed faculty will join the Religion, Psychology, and Culture area of Vanderbilt’s Graduate Department of Religion.

We are looking for a rising scholar with a significant agenda for Latinx research and publication, with special attention to gender and feminism in the disciplinary areas indicated; a deep knowledge of Latinx Christianity and participation in the lived experience of Latinx communities; familiarity with ethnographic or empirical research; an ability to teach a wide variety of students; and an interest in working with other University departments and programs such as the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and the Vanderbilt Latina/o Studies and Latin American Studies Programs.

Applications from underrepresented candidates are especially welcome. Vanderbilt Divinity school has strong commitments to social justice and places a high value on diversity among its faculty and student body, as well as in research and teaching. Successful candidates will evidence commitment to these priorities. (see

The search committee will begin formal review of applications November 15, 2020. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation letters should be submitted via Interfolio at:

Wake Forest University, School of Divinity -- Assistant Professor of Church History[]

The Wake Forest University School of Divinity is seeking applications to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning July 2021. A Ph.D. in the history of Christianity (or closely related) is required.

The successful candidate will teach a two-semester required survey of the history of Christianity, including global perspectives, and elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization (the normal teaching load is 2-2). We seek candidates who are strongly dedicated to research and teaching as well as who possess broad historical knowledge of the Christian tradition.

For assured consideration, a complete application will include the following:

Cover letter (including a philosophy of teaching and a description of teaching and research interests), Transcript of highest completed degree, Curriculum vitae, Selected applicants will be asked to have three letters of recommendation sent directly via e-mail to Dr. Kevin Jung ([[8]]).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to guarantee full consideration, applications should be complete by November 30th, 2020. Only online applications will be accepted. To apply, go to and select Faculty Openings.

Nominations or questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Kevin Jung ([[9]]).

—- 12/18 rejection via form email (12/30 same here, just noticed the generic email in my spam box today)

Western Theological Seminary - Holland, MI--Professor of New Testament[]

Rank will be commensurate with professional experience, with a preference for a senior or mid-level scholar. This full-time, tenure-track appointment begins in July 2021. A candidate will adhere to Western’s Reformed, evangelical and ecumenical identity and contribute to its mission “to prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission.” Along with evidence of outstanding teaching, a successful candidate should have a strong scholarly publication record and deep love for God and the Church. Specialization in the Pauline corpus or General Writings is preferred. Review of letters of interest and CVs begins on October 1, 2020.

For more information, go to WTS website: Professor of New Testament

Please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: New Testament Search Committee, Attn: Rayetta Perez, Director of Administration and Human Resources, Western Theological Seminary, 101 East 13th Street, Holland, MI 49423-3622 or via email to:

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[]

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021[]

Case Western Reserve University (USA:OH) - Nord Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities - Deadline: December 1, 2020[]

The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities at Case Western Reserve University seeks applicants for The Virginia and Walter Nord Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities.

  • The purpose of the Nord Postdoc is to support research in the humanities by providing scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time and resources necessary to advance their work.
  • During their time at the Baker-Nord Center, Fellows will pursue a research and writing project for the full academic year.
  • An essential feature of the program is that Fellows make intellectual contributions to the CWRU community, through their participation in workshops, lectures, and courses.

Areas of Expertise

  • Fellows will be affiliated with one or more of the following departments: English, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.
  • We are particularly interested in Fellows whose research explores issues related to Race Studies, Ethnicity, and/or Social Justice.

Duration and Teaching Load

  • BNC Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to offer an undergraduate course during the spring of their fellowship year, following consultation with their host department.
  • The Fellowship may be renewed for a second year, during which candidates will be expected to offer an undergraduate course in each term.


  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand from an institution other than Case Western Reserve University before the start date of the fellowship
  • Ph.D must date from no earlier than 2011.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrable potential to contribute to one of the academic departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center.

To Apply for the CWRU Nord Postdoc:

Centre College (USA: KY) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Indigenous Religions[]

(specialization in one of the following areas: Indigenous traditions of Africa, the Americas, or Oceania; Caribbean or Afro-Caribbean traditions; or religions of East Asia. After the second year, there will be a possibility of renewal for one additional year and/or an invitation to apply for an anticipated tenure-track position in the program). Deadline: 10 February 2021. Job Ad on Interfolio

Iowa State University - Assistant Teaching Professor and Monsignor James Supple Scholar of Catholic Studies[]

Position Title: Assistant Teaching Professor and James Supple Scholar of Religious Studies

Appointment Type: Faculty

Job Description:

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for an endowed, term faculty position at the rank of assistant teaching professor in religious studies.

The department is seeking an assistant teaching professor on Catholic Studies, with preferred specialization in Global Catholicism beyond Europe and North America (e.g., Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Oceania, East Asia, etc.). The candidate must demonstrate awareness and use of the discipline of religious studies in the classroom and is expected to contribute to service appropriate to the institution by arranging the Supple Lecture Series, a public lecture series on Catholic Studies. We especially welcome candidates interested in engaging students outside the classroom and connecting with community resources.

We seek candidates who share in our mission of achieving excellence through diversity, inclusion, and equity. The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented and marginalized groups, including, but not limited to women, veterans, and people who identify as LGBTQIA.

Required Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent in Religious Studies or related discipline - must be conferred by the start date of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience developing and teaching undergraduate courses

Evidence of the ability to work with student organizations and the larger community

Evidence of ability to work with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations

Department/Program & College Description: The department is home to two undergraduate degree programs and approximately twenty five faculty members. We offer a wide range of courses in Philosophy and Religious Studies that serve both the needs of our majors and the broader university mission of preparing students to be independent critical thinkers and global citizens who want to make a difference in the world.

Department Unit/Website:

Additional Information: Additional teaching resulting in an increase in appointment may be available, depending on departmental need and funding.

Proposed Start Date: August 16, 2021

Proposed End Date or Length of Term: May 15, 2024

Number of Months Employed Per Year: 09 Month Work Period

Time Type: Part time

Pay Grade: 00 (Faculty)

Application Instructions: To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Statement of Teaching Interests

4) Contact Information for Three References

All questions regarding this position should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. George Archer:

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: March 26, 2021

Posting Close Date: April 30, 2021

Job Requisition Number: R4520

Leiden University -- University Lectureship in the Religious Traditions of Japan[]

As part of the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), the Japan Studies programme is committed to the integration of disciplinary and regional-historical perspectives, on a solid foundation of excellent language skills. Likewise, the Religious Studies programme brings together expertise in specific religions with a comparative approach that draws on a variety of humanistic and social scientific disciplines. Priorities include cooperation across the full width of (East) Asian Studies and Religious Studies. The local research environment includes an excellent library, and is further enhanced by research networks and the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), as well as the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR), and Leiden Asia Centre (LeidenAsiaCentre).

We offer a parttime, for 0.8 FTE per week, fixed-term position from January 2021 through December 2022, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance.

Applications Please submit online your application no later than 15 September 2020 via the blue button in the application system. Applications should be in English. Please ensure that you include in one single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given Name – Vacancy Number' and in this order:

  • A letter of motivation including a personal vision of Japan Studies and Religious Studies;
  • A CV including education and employment history, publications and courses taught;
  • A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages);
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (max. 1 page);
  • Two sample course descriptions;
  • Teaching evaluations;
  • Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (letters not requested at this stage).

The interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentatively scheduled for October 2020.

For the full details, including the key responsibilities and selection criteria, see:

Radboud University -- Postdoctoral fellowship in New Testament and Early Christian Literature[]

Radboud University invites preliminary expressions of interest in a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in New Testament and Early Christian Literature starting in the 2021-22 academic year. If selected, the candidate will be nominated as a Radboud Excellence Initiative Fellow. For more information about the program, see

• Eligibility: scholars with no previous work or study experience in the Netherlands who have received a doctorate in New Testament and Early Christian Literature after May 2013 are eligible to apply. PhD candidates who have not yet received their degree, but have submitted their doctoral dissertation by May 2021 will be considered as well.

• Proficiency in Dutch is not required.

• Starting salary is approximately EUR 50.000/annum (pre- tax); moving costs will be reimbursed.

Candidates are requested to send a resume and 1-2 paragraphs outlining their research project to Dr. Matthijs den Dulk (m.dendulk [at] by March 15, 2021.

Candidates who are shortlisted by the committee will be asked to submit a full research proposal, sample publications, and two letters of recommendation.

LECTURER BIBLICAL STUDIES PERTH BIBLE COLLEGE AUSTRALIA Perth Bible College is seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in New and Old Testament Studies from June 2021. We are seeking someone who shares our passion for combining high academic standards with a focus on practical Christian Ministry. PBC promotes a generous evangelical doctrine. We are looking for a lecturer who can help students explore the riches of God’s word through critical open dialogue. PBC was recognised as the top Higher Educational Institution in Australia in the Federal Government’s QILT survey in 2019.

Xavier University of Louisiana: Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology[]

The Department of Theology at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a full-time one-year visiting assistant professor position beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Theology, Th.D., or D.Min.

The successful applicant will teach four classes per semester at the undergraduate level and be committed to working with students from diverse backgrounds. The ability and willingness to work collegially with a 4-4 teaching load are essential. Ideal applicants should have the ability to teach face-to-face as well as online classes and a willingness to contribute to the growth and recruitment of the undergraduate Theology program.

The Department of Theology at Xavier values teaching and research as essential components of education; many of our undergraduate students engage in independent research directly mentored by faculty. The Department of Theology’s goal is to prepare Xavier students for careers that are impactful through leadership and service. The Theology Program promotes a more just and humane society within the context of faith and theological reflection. It enables students to understand the discourse of the human experience of God through a historical critical approach. The department is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.

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