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This page is for Academic Positions in Religious Studies and Theology that begin in 2022.

Next year's page: Religious Studies and Theology 2022-2023

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2021-2022, Biblical Studies 2021-2022, Jewish Studies 2021-2022

RECENT ACTIVITY on Religious Studies and Theology 2021-2022 Wiki[]

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Word on the Street / General Discussion[]

  • 10/26: Hi religious studies and theology people. It doesn't look like there's much activity on this wiki this year, and I'm curious if there's another place that people are reporting job updates and such? I know other fields such as philosophy and classical studies use different websites and was wondering if I'm missing something? Thanks all :)
  • 2/2: which classics websites???
  • 10/28: same question. I've looked around and can't find another site.
  • 10/28: I think this is it, but this site has fallen out of use lately.
  • 11/1: Would someone put this section at the top of the page? Also, have you tried H-Net for jobs? (https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_browse.php)
  • 11/2 I restored some accidentally deleted content (please make sure you are editing the most recent version of the page, and don't ignore any red warning messages you get when editing) and did some general formatting cleanup. -5120j (wiki moderator)
  • Does anybody know what happened to the job that was listed at Chapman? I went to look at the ad again, since the due date was 12/1, and it's just gone, both on their job site and on other job ad sites.
    • 11/13: I'm wondering the same thing!
    • 11/13: I applied to that position (finished my application early) and received the following three days ago: "Thank you for your interest in the Comparative Religion position at Chapman University.  Unfortunately, due to university budget concerns we are cancelling the search at this point.  We wish you the best of luck in job search." Which is the kind of rejection I love. I mean, we all know the rejection is coming one way or another, but this is the only way it feels more like a tie than a loss. So, already, my record this application year is better than most years! Thank you, Chapman University!
    • 11/13: Aah! Thanks for the update. Disappointing to hear but glad you were able to see it in a somewhat positive light :)
    • 11/13: Yeah, well, without humor, what do we have? May the odds be ever in your favor.
    • 11/13: That's really interesting. The Chapman position was posted like a month ago; had they not considered budgetary concerns prior to posting? Interesting how the position was canned so fast.
    • 11/19: Just checked the wiki and wow! I had been planning on applying to the Chapman one. Yikes.
12/16 Any one hear from TCU about the Christianity job?[]
  • 12/17 I had a first-round interview with them mid-November, and they said they were going to be letting finalists know at the end of December or beginning of January. I have not heard anything yet.
  • 12/17 Same here, thanks.
  • I didn't advance. Good luck to others!

12/20 Anyone hear back from Northeastern about the religion in the U.S. job?

  • I received a rejection letter from them back in February that the position had been filled.

1/5 Any news on campus visits for Northeastern?

12/20 any news on second-round interviews at Rhodes College?

12/23 Wondering if there's any news about the TT Religious Studies position at Northwestern, Early Modern Mediterranean Religion? Can't find anything on the page about it.

  • 1/11 campus visits have been scheduled

12/27 Any word on the politics/environment job at LSU?

  • 01/22 - I received a personalized rejection email in early December, so maybe no word yet is good!
  • 01/04 - any word on campus visits yet?
  • 01/18 - know someone with a campus visit scheduled for next month.

1/22 — Any other early Christian studies scholars on this wiki? I was talking with a friend who said that there seems to be more TT early Christianity jobs than usual this cycle. Do others think this is true? This is my first year on the market, so I don't know. Just curious what others think.

1/25: Any update on the Mt St Vincent job?

1/27 Did any one else apply to the Penn State Early Christianity job? Anyone hear anything yet? — 1/27: Friend had an interview for this one last month - 1/31: any update on this?

1/31 any update on Yale?

2/1: Any update on the Loyola U Chicago New Testament job?

2/11: Any movement on the job at Huron in Ontario?

2/18: any update on the Religion and Social Justice job at the university of Nebraska?

2/23 re: Nebraska, initial interviews scheduled last week

3/2 any news on offers from the Davidson religion and science job?

3/3: Any updates from Georgia State?

4/20: Has the Danforth Center (WashU) begun interviews?

5/3 Has Colgate U invited people for virtual campus interviews?

-> Final interviews take place the week of May 9, with a hire expected immediately.

5/3 Has U Tennessee Chattanooga made an offer?

-> UTC offer under consideration

5/21- what’s with this professor of practice job at the university of Indianapolis? Looks like it’s written for an inside hire but they’re running a full search?

2021-2022 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[]

Marywood University - Assistant Professor in Religous Studies - DEADLINE July 8th, 2022 - Start August 2022

The Marywood University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Religious Studies to begin August 2022. Area of specialization is open, but candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate-level courses that cover both Christian theology and world religions. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach upper-level courses on Catholic social ethics or the relation of the Church to non-Christian religions. Candidates must also be able to contribute in exciting and student-centered ways to Marywood’s new integrative Core and to the university’s growing interdisciplinary initiatives, including Black Studies, Latinx Studies, Environmental Studies, and Justice and Peace Studies. We especially welcome applications from candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational and work environment.

Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic institution sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Additional information about the University is available at www.marywood.edu. Marywood University is committed to being an equitable and inclusive workplace, and we encourage applicants who share our vision to apply. EEO/AA employer.

A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Theology (ABD considered). Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate-level courses in Christian theology and world religions. Able to articulate how they will carry out Marywood's mission and core values through teaching and service

Ability to contribute to integrative Core and interdisciplinary initiatives, teach Catholic social ethics, and teach Church in relation to non-Christian religions are all preferred.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate core curriculum courses and undergraduate courses in the major. Student advisement, commitment to scholarly is activities, and participation in university, professional, and community service are expected. Full-time teaching load is 4/3. Summer online teaching opportunities are available.

Required Documents

A completed Marywood application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three (3) references are required. At least one of the references should be able to speak about the applicant’s teaching ability.

To assure full consideration, please submit all materials by July 8, 2022.

Any questions regarding applications may be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Melinda Krokus, krokus@marywood.edu.

Tel Aviv University - Assistant Professor of Japanese Studies, including a Focus on Religion

  • Full time tenure track position in the East Asian Studies department at Tel Aviv university.
  • Candidate must specialize in Japanese studies. A focus on religion would be welcome.
  • The job would begin in October 2022.
  • Application deadline: 28 February 2022.
  • More details here: https://www.tau.ac.il/academic-position/160

Augsburg University - Assistant Professor of Sacred Texts and Religious Literature[]

The Augsburg University Department of Religion and Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Sacred Texts and Religious Literature (Judaism/Christianity/Islam) beginning August 15, 2022. Candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity as well as success in teaching students from diverse communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The Religion and Philosophy Department compares a vibrant community of teacher-scholars who hold leadership roles across the university and the academy; the successful candidate will contribute to that community. Qualified candidates will possess the desire and skill to teach diverse undergraduate students and a demonstrated commitment to interreligious competency. Responsibilities for this position include teaching some sections of the University-required introductory course "Religion, Vocation, and the Search for Meaning" as well as lower and upper division courses for majors and minors, including courses in their specialty. Course offerings may include cross-listed, interdisciplinary, and/or short-term study abroad courses. Additional responsibilities include mentoring students and serving on departmental and university committees. Scholarship and contributions to the academy are both expected and supported.

Requirements:

Requirements include a Ph.D. or equivalent, by time of appointment. Teaching experience, including teaching assistantships, preferred. Candidates who have academic and pedagogical expertise in the sacred scriptures and religious literature of Judaism, Christianity, and/or Islam are encouraged to apply. Preferred candidates will have academic and pedagogical expertise from hermeneutical and critical perspectives that have been actively marginalized in the academic study of religion. These perspectives may include one or more of the following critical/constructive locations: African American, Black, Womanist, Liberation, Latino/a, Disability, Postcolonial, and Queer.

Additional Information:

Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students to be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.

The University's commitment to intentional diversity is reflected in the student body: For the past few years, students of color represented more than 50% of the incoming first-year undergraduate class. Augsburg's commitment to an intentionally diverse community goes beyond race and ethnicity and includes programs for first-generation students; non-traditional-age students; students from a broad array of faith backgrounds, cultures and nationalities; students of various gender and sexual orientation identities; students in recovery; and students with disabilities.

Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.

Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or public assistance status.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hr to upload a cover letter, CV, official transcripts, writing sample, and evidence of teaching quality (syllabi and evaluations). Review of complete applications will begin November 1st, 2021.

As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references and initial interviews will take place via Zoom in November.

  • 11/12 Any updates?
  • 11/20 anyone hear anything?
  • 11/30 - anything?
  • 12/6- my app says "closed" so they either pulled the position or have made initial cuts. J.K. apparently it just means they aren't taking apps anymore
  • 12/7 - haven't heard anything yet either. Anyone have any updates?
  • 12/17: I had a preliminary interview for this job in mid-November. Chair said that campus interviews were going to happen in early December, but I never heard anything. She said she would let everyone know either way — really sucks to be ghosted :(
  • 12/24: Offer made and accepted


Augustana College - Assistant Professor of Religion, Islam[]

Job Description:

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Religion in the Religion department beginning in August of the 2022-2023 academic year.  

We seek a candidate who specializes in the study of Classical Islam and Minority Muslim Communities. Additional specializations might include one or more of the following: Gender and Religion, contemporary or historical Islamic movements in Southwest Asia and beyond, Muslim-Christian interactions, and Inter-faith dialogue. Training in post-colonial studies, theories and methods pertaining to the study of religion, cross-cultural engagement, and/or gender studies is desirable. Knowledge of relevant languages is expected. Evidence of Academic Publications is desirable. An interest in working with general education students is necessary. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the Ph.D. by August 2022. The teaching expectation will be 6 classes spread over three terms including a "J" term in January, and will include an introductory course in Islam, a Religion major/minor "gateway" course: RELG 150: Encountering Religion, upper-level courses in Islam designed by the new hire, and a required, sophomore-level Reasoned Examination of Faith offering through which the candidate might teach Muslim-Christian interactions.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

Requirements:

A PhD in Religion is required at or near the time of appointment.

Additional Information:

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Augustana College provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Application Instructions:

A complete application will include: a cover letter indicating an interest in teaching in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcript, a teaching statement demonstrating commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

12/15 - preliminary phone interview (x2)

1/15 - any updates?

1/25 - any updates?

  • 1/25 nothing here so far. If the timeline so far is indicative (application due in August; first contact in December) this search is proceeding incredibly slowly.

2/15 - email rejection

--> NB - application deadline has already passed; posting this because there are two Islam jobs at Augustana *College* and Augustana *University*. Hopefully having both up here will clarify any confusion between the two positions.

Augustana University - Assistant or Associate Professor of Religion[]

Augustana University Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2022. The department seeks to hire a scholar and teacher with primary expertise in Islam and secondary expertise in Christianity, as well as familiarity with an interfaith approach to teaching. A doctoral degree in religion, theology, or similar discipline is required.

Successful applicants will demonstrate strong commitment to excellent teaching in a liberal arts environment and to mentoring undergraduate students, including in advising, research and pre-professional clinical experience. The candidate will be expected to teach religion courses to both majors and non-majors, and will also have an opportunity to teach courses in our First-Year Seminar program as well as our interdisciplinary Civitas honors program. Candidates must be able to teach Religion 110: Exploring the Christian Faith, a required class for all Augustana students. The ideal candidate will expand existing course offerings by adding at least one course on Islamic studies and offer courses that support or expand our growing InterReligious studies options. Teaching load is 3 classes each Fall and Spring and 1 course in January term. The candidate can expect to teach at least 4 sections of Religion 110 per year.

  • 11/9: Interview request
  • Campus interviews happened in early/mid December
  • 12/17: Has an offer been made yet?

Bard College - Assistant Professor of the Interdisciplinary Study of Religions in the Area of Hindu Studies[]

Bard College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of the Interdisciplinary Study of Religions in the area of Hindu Studies, to begin September 2022. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts setting. Applicants should possess a foundation in the formative traditions relevant to the study of Hinduism, with appropriate language proficiency and a critical appreciation of subsequent cultural developments. The appointment has historically been associated with the Asian Studies program, and is designed to continue in that relationship. PhD awarded or near completion is required, and teaching experience is highly desirable. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, a teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, student evaluations, a personal statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence in the field (one-page) and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/93689 The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 20, 2021. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities. AA/EOE

11/6 - Anyone hear back yet?

11/16- Interviews happening this week

11/25- has anyone actually received a rejection email/interview request? Seems strange that interviews would have been done before AAR

11/26 I haven't received anything (for what it is worth, I have not heard from Harvard, Yale, Emory, Denison, or Missouri)

11/29 Interviews are already done. Probably notify finalists in December. If you haven't heard, you probably never will.

12/17 Job talks held this week

Baylor University (USA:TX): Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Core Program[]

  • Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in African Studies, time period and region open.
  • Teaching is 2/2 in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core program within the Honors College.
  • Candidates in the disciplines of history, cultural anthropology, sociology, literature, and religion, particularly with a focus on global and transnational approaches, are especially encouraged to apply. Other specializations will be welcomed.
  • Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.
  • The Baylor Interdisciplinary Core is an integrated, team-taught core curriculum program for students in the Honors College that emphasizes global and comparative perspectives on primary texts in historical context. Course sequences in which candidates might teach include World Cultures and Social World, and a full listing of BIC course sequences can be found here.
  • Applicants should submit by November 30, 2021: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) list of three references. Cover letters should describe candidates’ research, approach to teaching, fit with the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core program, and fit with Baylor’s Mission.
  • Application materials must be submitted online through Interfolio. Go here to apply: https://facultysearch.interfolio.com/9873/positions/83063
  • Review begins: November 30, 2021

12/13- zoom interview held

Baylor University[]

Assistant Professor in Great Texts and Theology

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our academic strategic plan, Illuminate (baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor University Great Texts Program seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Theology to begin Fall 2022. Successful applicants will need to be able to teach literary, theological, and philosophical texts from a variety of historical periods. The Program is especially interested in applicants in Medieval Christian Thought or Black Intellectual Traditions, though other specializations will be welcomed. Applicants must have been awarded the Ph.D. or its equivalent in Theology or closely related field by August 1, 2022. Teaching load: 2/2. Enthusiasm for undergraduate education is essential. Salary is competitive and experience-related. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The complete application will include (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) transcripts, (4) writing sample, (5) three letters of recommendation, (6) a statement of teaching philosophy as it relates specifically to Baylor’s Great Texts Program, and (7) a response to Baylor’s Mission Statement. Interviews at the American Academy of Religion meeting in San Antonio in November 2021 will be by invitation.

To learn more about the above position, the Honors College, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/93803 ; www.baylor.edu/honorscollege ; or www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Address application to Prof. Barry Harvey, Chair, GTX Search Committee, and submit it electronically to the following Interfolio website: http://apply.interfolio.com/93803

--Has anyone been invited for a preliminary interview yet?

- I got a no from this one. And from the other Baylor job. Appreciate their swift turnaround, anyway

The College of Theology and Christian Ministry at Belmont University is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2022.  

Job responsibilities include teaching History of Christianity, Honors Religion, and religion general education undergraduate courses. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, student mentoring, scholarly activity, and college and university service.  Ph.D. or progress toward a terminal degree is required; teaching experience strongly preferred.  As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses in this program.  For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” must be attached to complete the online application.

During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s Mission, Vision, Values, and “Five Ways of Being” articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to a Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning, service and give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

Located two miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of nearly 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report for innovation and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered and student-focused community of learning and service. As a campus that aims to Let Hope Abound, the University is committed to producing graduates who are Hope Inspiring, Character Forming, Future Shaping, Community Engaging and Bridge Building people. With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Belmont University Assistant Professor, History of Christianity[]
The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.[]
  • Complete 24 workload hours, or equivalent, per academic year.
  • Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the college in which you teach.
  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Advise students in course selection and degree completion.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  • Manage online grading system.
  • Timely submission of book orders, if textbooks required.
  • Maintain regular office hours.
  • The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University's values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christ-centered community of learning and service.

  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in thefield of study.
  • Knowledge of subject matter and course content taught.
  • Knowledge of instructional strategies and techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage in high quality scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to advise, instruct, manage, motivate and evaluate students.
  • Skilled in the use of computers, Internet resources, and MS Office software.
  • Ability to learn relevant sections of BannerWeb, Belmont University’s online integrated database system for student grading.
  • Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of the programs and services offered by Belmont University. Interest and ability to work collaboratively in course design and to teach interdisciplinary and topical courses.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.

--Anyone heard about this job?

Benedictine College - Assistant Professor of Theology (or Open Rank)[]

The Department of Theology at Benedictine College invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure track appointment in Theology starting Fall 2022. The successful candidate should be a dynamic teacher who is competent as a generalist in Catholic theology. Candidates with backgrounds in moral theology are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should also possess a Doctorate in Theology by the start date. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level, but will consider applications for higher ranks from outstanding candidates.

Beyond disciplinary expertise, Benedictine College seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our mission. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the college's Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts identity and how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition. The candidate should be willing to seek enthusiastically the mandatum from the Archbishop and make an Oath of Fidelity in accordance with Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

The deadline for submitting an application for full consideration is November 15, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/762792/

Bexley Seabury Seminary - Professor of Biblical Studies[]

Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation is an Episcopal center for learning and discipleship, committed to being a twenty-first century seminary beyond walls. Bexley Seabury faculty are scholar-practitioners whose vocation is worked out in service and engagement with the church and the world. We are committed to formational theological education to equip all baptized Christians, including those preparing to be ordained deacons or priests.

We are hiring a full-time professor of Biblical Studies to start July 1, 2022. Rank is open (lecturer, assistant, associate or full professor) based on experience. We are seeking a dynamic teacher and scholar with expertise in Old Testament or New Testament studies and competence to teach in both testaments.

We would prefer that the candidate have a PhD or equivalent in hand; we expect the candidate to have a proven ability to teach effectively in online and hybrid learning environments, to possess a commitment to undoing racism and white supremacy, and to be eager to engage the biblical and theological issues facing the church and world today, both critically and constructively. A candidate should also be conversant in reading the Bible in the context of non-dominant groups including African and African American, Latin American, Native American, Asian and Asian American, womanist/feminist/mujerista and/or queer/LGBTQ interpretations.

We are seeking a candidate who is familiar with the Episcopal Church and Anglican approaches to Scripture (although may be a member in another denomination). The candidate may or may not hold ordination, but will be involved with the church and its faith, and able to teach those who are preparing for a variety of ministries in the church, lay and ordained.

Alongside teaching, our new biblical studies faculty member will contribute to Bexley Seabury community life through advising, faculty work, representing the school in the broader community, and participating in scheduled in-person gatherings. The successful candidate will teach in the school’s MDiv and (master’s level) Diploma programs, and may have opportunities to teach in the DMin in Congregational Development, in the Pathways for Baptismal Living program, or with local formation partners as well.

Relocation to the Chicago area is not expected; Bexley Seabury faculty work remotely and gather in person periodically.

We are looking to add a new voice to our conversations: Members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities and duties

This candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach effectively in the area of biblical studies (teaching Old Testament and New Testament survey classes, and teaching an open elective) in an online environment.
  • Advise and serve students as they progress towards completion of their degrees and, in some cases, assist in canonical review of those heading towards ordination.
  • Contribute to Bexley Seabury community life through participating in the business of the faculty, through attending faculty meetings, and participating in faculty committee assignments and assessment activities; and taking part in orientation, commencement, and other community-wide activities.
  • Be committed to growing in the candidate’s scholarly discipline through scholarship, and be committed to growing pedagogically.

Qualifications and skills

We’re looking for a candidate who will have:

  • A terminal degree (PhD or equivalent) strongly preferred, with expertise in Old Testament or New Testament studies and competence to teach in both testaments;
  • Competence in contextualizing biblical texts historically and theologically, while also encouraging in students a holistic, post-critical faith;
  • An ability to integrate historical, theological, and practical issues in teaching, with an alertness to contemporary contextual issues including reading the Bible from multiple perspectives;
  • Involvement in the candidate’s church, whether lay or ordained;
  • Ability and/or willingness to teach effectively online is necessary, preferably with a demonstrated track record; ability to teach in hybrid format is desirable; and
  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church and Anglican approaches to biblical interpretation is preferable.

- I was informed on 10/15 that successful applicants would be informed by the first week of November. Any Updates here?

Birmingham-Southern College- Assistant Professor position in Christianity[]

The Department of Religion at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Christianity at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022.  The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research.  The annual teaching load is three classes per semester and an intensive course during January.  The successful candidate will develop courses at the introductory and upper levels.  While the area of expertise is open, special attention will be given to candidates who frame their research and teaching in interdisciplinary and global contexts. Applicants with expertise in Black religious traditions and theology or Christian Ethics are especially welcome.  Ability to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs of the College is highly desirable. The successful teacher/scholar will have an avid interest in pedagogical development, a robust research agenda, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the Religion Department. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D.by time of employment.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college. The College enrolls approximately 1200 undergraduate students and is a sheltering institution of Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research.  For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation visit www.bsc.edu. Our campus is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical research in the Southeast. There are six institutions of higher education within a short commute. The community sponsors a symphony, ballet, opera, and several museums as well as annual art, music, and film festivals. There are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities within the city limits, and Birmingham is also within an easy day’s drive of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable at the early stages of the search), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters.  The committee will begin considering applications in early November 2021 and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.  Interviews will not begin until early February 2022.  Questions about this position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Cottrill, at [[1]].  Applications should be sent to religionsearch@bsc.edu.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  The College is committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff, and student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.  BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE.

                                                                   

Is this a real position? Couldn't find this position/posting on Birmingham-Southern College career website.

Yes, this is a real position: https://www.bsc.edu/administration/humanresources/careersbsc.html

  • Any updates on this position?
  • 2/18 email from Chair saying that the search was suspended. Not happening this year.

Briercrest University - Old Testament Faculty[]

Briercrest College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the field of Biblical Studies - Old Testament commencing August 1st, 2022.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher and researcher. Τhey will contribute to an established Biblical Studies Department in Briercrest's engaging intellectual and spiritual environment where the liberal arts, alongside biblical studies, stand at the core of all undergraduate degree programs. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. (although exceptional ABDs may be considered) and demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching, research, and service to the church. Experience teaching Biblical Hebrew using the communicative approach will be an asset.

Questions about the nature of the post may be directed to Dr. Don Taylor, Provost & Dean of the College. (dtaylor@briercrest.ca)

Briercrest College and Seminary is a private, confessional post-secondary institution in the evangelical Protestant tradition. Candidates must be committed to historic Christian orthodoxy and be sympathetic to the traditions of Briercrest College and Seminary. All employees agree to sign a doctrinal statement and code of conduct. Information about the school can be found at the institutional web site, www.briercrest.ca.

APPLICATIONS

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of educational philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample of syllabi and exams, and three professional letters of reference to Mr. Adrian Leister, Director of Human Resources (hr@briercrest.ca) 510 College Drive, Briercrest College, Caronport, SK, S0H 0S0.

Applications will be received until January 14, 2022.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. While Briercrest College and Seminary hires on merit, we are committed to the principle of equity in employment, welcoming diversity and encouraging applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons.

California State University, Bakersfield - Islam (Assistant Professor)[]

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies seeks a specialist in Islam. The candidate’s geographic region of specialty is open, but competency in at least one additional religious tradition is strongly preferred. We seek a scholar who can contribute to existing programs in gender studies, ethnic studies, or interdisciplinary studies. In addition to courses in their area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach thematic topics in the study of religion in CSUB’s General Education program, maintain an active research agenda, and perform departmental and university service.

Minimum Qualifications:

• PhD in Religious Studies (or related field) by the start of the position.

• Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.

Application:

• Send application materials electronically to rsposition@csub.edu by November 15th

Candidates must submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Additional materials may be requested of candidates during the search process.

Proof-of-degree conferral will be required by candidates selected for employment before an official offer can be extended.

• In application materials, please include a statement about fostering an inclusive classroom. , OR • Please include a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the applicant currently or will promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service at CSUB.

Background Check: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position, is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to follow the requirements in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Clery Act: CSUB’s annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus, and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at [654-2111|(661) 654-2111] or by logging on to their website at: https://www.csub.edu/compliance/Clery.

EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or covered veterans’ status.

3/16/2022: Has anyone heard back after the campus visit?

Calvin Theological Seminary - Old Testament[]

  • Old Testament, Responsibilities to begin July 1, 2022

Givegen the teaching responsibilities in the PhD program, applicants for either faculty position will need to have a PhD.

We also anticipate openings (full-time or adjunct or affiliate faculty) in the following areas or combinations:

  • New Testament
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Preaching/Communication
  • Latino/na Ministry Program Leadership

We want faculty members who engage students, the church, and the wider culture through teaching, mentoring, preaching and scholarship.

We especially encourage applications from women and members of ethnic minority groups and would welcome applications and nominations for these positions as well.

Tenure track faculty members are asked to be committed to the confessions and mission of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

To express interest in these openings, send your CV and cover letter (which addresses your familiarity with Reformed theology, teaching experience across different modalities, leadership experience, ministry experience, scholarship, and contact information for three references) to [[2]] by November 15, 2021 to be considered during the first review. If you have questions, please direct them to [[3]].

- Anyone heard anything?

Carey Theological College - Professor of Biblical Studies[]

Core Faculty Search

Biblical Studies, Assistant and Associate level

Carey Theological College invites applications for faculty positions at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level in the area of biblical studies (New or Old Testament) in a full-time capacity for September 1, 2022, for a three-year renewable term appointment.

Carey Theological College is not your normal everyday seminary. We're making strides to change the way the most promising ministry leaders and pastors worldwide learn theological education free from financial and geographic barriers. You'll be leading our students to discover a deeper sense of who they are in Christ and prepare them to plant new churches, to revive dying ones, to expand life-changing ministries around the world but most importantly, to make disciples. We're looking for creative faculty members who will push the boundaries of education and raise the bar for student formation. We're looking for leaders who can take a hold to what God is calling Carey and play a significant role in advancing our many facets, not only in our academic area but perhaps with our student residence, retreat centre, and/or partner engagement activities. If this excites you, we would love to hear from you.

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Carey Theological College is an Affiliate College of the University of British Columbia. Carey offers graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, and other Christian workers, primarily through our Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Carey’s faculty members are engaged in program and curriculum development, instruction, student formation, research and publication, and service to the College and to the larger church. Over the last twenty years, Carey has developed a robust global curriculum delivered online and supported by a contextual mentorship program. Carey Theological College is an accredited evangelical seminary rooted in the Baptist tradition. Further information about Carey can be found at https://carey-edu.ca/

Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D., D.Phil, or Th.D in the relevant discipline and must demonstrate a commitment to graduate theological education, a heart for student formation, and competence in online teaching, research, and publications. Applicants with competence in a secondary discipline will be given priority consideration. While faculty members teach in their primary area of expertise, all faculty members are expected to have a thorough understanding of overall curriculum design and be able to collaborate with other faculty members to design and co-teach interdisciplinary courses. Priority will be given to candidates who can also serve in our undergraduate Christian residence. Basic qualifications include:

  • Superior communication skills in both written and spoken English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • Online teaching training or experience
  • Christian and cross-cultural ministry experience
  • A Christian life deeply connected to a local congregation and agreeable to the Canadian Baptist Statement of Faith and specific beliefs (https://cbwc.ca/about/) and (https://cbwc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CBWC-Baptist-beliefs2019.pdf)

Rank and compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Deadline for Application: December 31st, 2021, or until positions are filled. Questions may be directed to facultysearch@carey-edu.ca. If interested, please submit your application with the following via https://forms.gle/bcXeEXuxJawjfnre8.

  • a cover letter including why you are interested in and how you can contribute to the educational vision of Carey Theological College
  • a current curriculum vitae (please include ministry and/or pastoral and work experiences, courses taught, courses you are able to teach, and areas of research interest.)
  • a spiritual autobiography describing milestones in your journey of faith, call to ministry, and current involvement in the church
  • a statement of theological position
  • a 5-minute video presentation, in English, briefly introducing yourself and why you would like to teach at Carey

The Chinese University of Hong Kong[]

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Cultural and Religious Studies

Assistant Professor (Religious Studies)

(Ref: 210001RY) (Closing Date: October 23, 2021)

The Department invites applications for an Assistant Professorship in Religious Studies. We welcome applicants with academic interests in Religion and Society (broadly defined), including, but not exclusive to, sociology of religion, psychology of religion, as well as religion and environment.

Applicants should have

(i) a PhD degree in religious studies or any discipline in the social sciences (e.g. sociology, anthropology, psychology);

(ii) demonstrated original and outstanding records in related fields (as supported by evidence or research projects and outputs);

(iii) a strong commitment in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate religious studies courses; and

(iv) a commitment in organizing programme related activities.

Appointment will be made on contract basis for up to 3 years initially commencing September 2022, renewable subject to budget, performance and mutual agreement.

Application Procedure

The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit http://career.cuhk.edu.hk.

Colby College - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - Biblical Studies[]

The Department of Religious Studies at Colby College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Biblical Studies, beginning September 1, 2022. The teaching load is 4.5 courses, including a two-semester sequence on the Bible and its reception, an upper-level course in the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise, and periodic instruction of one of the department’s core courses (“Thinking About Religion Today” and “Senior Capstone”). The department values collegiality, intensive engagement with students, and faculty contributions to the life of our diverse community, both within the college and beyond. Specialists in Hebrew Bible and New Testament are equally encouraged to apply, but candidates must be capable of teaching introductory and upper-level courses in both. The ideal candidate will have training in the broader study of religion and be conversant in theoretical work across subfields. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by date of application; full-time teaching experience preferred, ideally in a liberal arts setting. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in the classroom and a strong commitment both to teaching undergraduates in an inclusive, nonsectarian environment and to outstanding scholarly research. Colby is interested in candidates whose research interests advance the understanding of diversity and equity and whose courses contribute to multiple departments and interdisciplinary programs.

Applicants should submit the following to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/94327

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • statement of teaching philosophy that shows a commitment to inclusive teaching and engagement with students in a diverse, nonsectarian context
  • statement of research interests, including attention to the ways in which they might inform course offerings and/or provide opportunities for collaboration with students
  • a representative sample of current scholarship.

Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

  • 11/16 - First round invite
  • 1/28 - Strange, they posted the application back onto higheredjobs, but deleted it today. Perhaps it was an error, perhaps they didn't find anyone?
  • 2/10 - Position filled


Colgate University - Assistant Professor in Jewish Studies[]

The Jewish Studies program of Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Jewish History at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2022. Completion of the Ph.D. is expected prior to the date of hire or shortly thereafter. The current Jewish Studies program has strengths in philosophy, Biblical studies, and contemporary Jewish literature; we are seeking a historian with new areas of expertise. Ability to contribute to Colgate’s many and varied interdisciplinary programs is desirable. The successful candidate should be able to offer a survey of Jewish History (a two-semester sequence), and will be expected to teach in Colgate’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, in addition to courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. All application materials must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19710. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by Zoom in November. Colgate is a liberal arts university of 3200 students situated in central New York state. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Further information about the Jewish Studies Program can be found at https://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-programs/jewish-studies-program. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.org/. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • 11/12 - first round interview invites went out (x3 can confirm via someone I know)
  • 11/22 - forgot to ask about the timeline. when people hear about campus visits/if you asked, could you add the details here?
  • 11/30 - anything about campus visits?
  • 11/30-Nothing about a campus visit on my end.
  • 12/11 - any updates?
  • 12/12 - nothing on my end. anyone? or anyone followed up with them?
  • 1/20 - Any updates?

Denison University - Assistant or Associate Professor - Religions in Asia[]

Denison University, Religion Department

Contact Person: K. Christine Pae

Specific Field(s) for research: Religions in Asia; Buddhism, Hinduism, and/or Islam in Asia; Religious Diversity in Asia; Religion and Conflict Resolution in Asia; Religion, Culture, and Society in Asia

Tenure-track Position in Religions in Asia at the Rank of Assistant or Associate

Denison University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religions in Asia at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2022.  Field of specialization should address at least one religious tradition (or the intersection of multiple religious traditions) originating and currently practiced in Asia, with a geographic focus in South Asia and/or East/Southeast Asia, and with relevant language expertise. We seek a skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic teacher with a commitment to teaching and mentoring at a liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities include semester-long courses on Buddhism, Hinduism, and/or Islam as lived religions in Asia, as well as introductory and advanced-level courses within the person’s field of specialization. An ability to teach writing-intensive religion courses that meet Denison’s writing program requirements is essential (http://denison.edu/academics/writing-program). The candidate will regularly teach Thinking about Religion (REL 200) and the Senior Research Colloquium (REL 450). The scope of the candidate’s teaching and research may demonstrate, but need not be limited to, historical approaches, textual analysis, postcolonial critiques, materialist approaches, and/or engagement with critical social theories. Candidates should have robust research agendas, showing a solid record of academic publications and active participation in their academic societies (especially if applying at an Associate or an advanced Assistant rank).  Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph. D. in Religious Studies or a closely related field (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph. D. is attained).

Preference may be given to candidates capable of teaching Religion courses cross-listed with the International Studies Program (https://denison.edu/academics/international-studies) and contributing to the core curriculum of the program. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to cross-list courses with a range of interdivisional programs such as Global Commerce, Global Health, East Asian Studies, and Environmental Studies as well as contributing to such programs in other ways.  Denison faculty teach five courses per year.

Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.denison.edu. Applications received by October 31st, 2021, will receive full consideration. Open until filled. Applications should include:

(1)   A letter of interest that states a candidate’s evidence of appropriate undergraduate teaching experience and strong research agenda.

(2)   Curriculum Vitae

(3)   A transcript of all graduate work

(4)   A teaching statement that discusses the candidate’s teaching and working closely with diverse students as a primary responsibility of the job, supporting a diverse student community, and exposing students to a wide range of ideas and perspectives.

(5)   A sample course syllabus in a candidate’s area of teaching

(6)   A list of three professional references and contact information (They will submit their letters of recommendation online.)

(7) An article-length writing sample will be required if an applicant is invited to the online interview.

Denison values faculty who are successful and effective teachers, who develop active and productive research programs, and who are involved in the life of the college. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including pre-tenure sabbatical upon successful 3rd-year review (pre-tenure review) and generous Professional Development fund. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 25 miles from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.

Any questions and inquiries should be directed to Dr. K. Christine Pae, Chair of the Religion Department at paec@denison.edu.

11/19 any news?

11/26 I haven't heard anything (for what it is worth, I have not heard from Harvard, Yale, Emory, Bard, or Missouri)

11/29 Have heard absolutely nothing. Either they are very slow or people have already received interview invites.

12/17 First-round interviews this week

12/21 Did anyone hear back about campus visits?

1/18 - email rejection; no first-round interview. First thing I'd heard from them since application!

Drew Theological School - Assistant Professor of the History of Christianities[]

Drew University Theological School invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Christianities at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2022. A passion and ability to teach decolonizing approaches to pre-modern and early modern Christian/religious communities and thought will be essential for this position. We seek a versatile, engaging scholar-teacher with a deep ability to mentor masters-level students (MDiv, MATM, MAR, and STM), most of whom are pursuing ministerial vocations in congregations, social advocacy, or chaplaincy; to contribute to our large DMin program; and also to serve as a resource for students in our three PhD programs (Bible and Cultures; Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion; and Social Ethics).

The successful candidate will have the capacity to work effectively with an exceptionally diverse student body. Whether team teaching across disciplines in the required MDiv courses or designing innovative electives in their areas of specialization, they will explore approaches to coloniality/decoloniality that include robust engagement with our faculty-shared values: attention to matters of race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, ecology/ecojustice, and multireligious relationships in their complex intersections with Christian histories. The teaching load for the position is four regular courses distributed over the academic year, plus a fifth course or the equivalent in other forms of mentoring.

  • 1/21 — Any word?
  • 2/2 : Updates? Anyone have any information about this position?
  • 2/2: Friend had a first round invite. Not sure when it was taking place.
    • 2/2: Hey, thanks for letting me know! It's hard when we don't hear anything, so this update is much appreciated!
  • 2/2/22- I had a first-round zoom interview for this job in mid January but haven’t heard anything since. Committee said they weren’t sure about the timeline.
  • 2/11/22 — any updates after first round interviews?

Earlham University, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament[]

Earlham School of Religion (ESR), Richmond, Indiana, a seminary in the Quaker tradition, is hiring a full-time Assistant Professor of Old Testament (First Testament/Hebrew Bible) to start July 1, 2022. We are seeking a dynamic teacher and scholar with the ability to teach courses at introductory and advanced graduate classes across the canon including the Apocrypha and other Second Temple literature. The standard teaching load is six courses per year, which includes this spread of courses in Old Testament/First Testament/Hebrew Bible as well as courses that contribute to other parts of the curriculum in consultation with the Dean, such as ethics, world religions, theopoetics, social justice work, and spirituality. A completed PhD is preferred, but ABD may also be acceptable provided the degree is in hand within one year of employment. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach creatively in face-to-face, synchronous video (Zoom), and online learning environments.

ESR offers courses during the normal academic year in these formats as well as intensives in August, January, and May. ESR programs include an MDiv with several concentrations, academic MA degrees including in Biblical Studies, and a practical MA in Peace and Social Transformation. Preference is for a candidate who is committed to interdisciplinary work, ability to work with contemporary hermeneutical approaches to the Bible (e.g., feminist, womanist, postcolonial, Queer, ecological, etc.), and who can work with a theologically diverse student body students who range from LGBTQ+ trinitarians, unaffiliated seekers, and non-theist Friends. We particularly encourage applications from Quaker scholars; applicants must be committed to working within a Quaker ethos that values integrity, consensus decision-making, equality, justice, and peacemaking.

ESR is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage applications from people of color, people who identify as women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other underrepresented groups.

Review of applications will begin Nov. 15, 2021, with on campus interviews scheduled in February, 2022. No applications will be accepted after Dec. 31, 2021. Please send application letter, CV, writing sample, sample course syllabus, statement of diversity, and names of four professional references to:

Stephen W. Angell

Chair, Hebrew Bible Search Committee

Earlham School of Religion

228 College Ave.

Richmond, IN 47374Phone: (765) 983-1496e-mail: [[4]]

Earlham College continues to build a community that reflects the gender and racial diversity of the society at large, and, therefore, we are particularly interested in inviting and encouraging applications from African Americans, other ethnic minorities, and women. Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

-Anyone heard anything?

-4/13 - The position has been filled

Emory University, Jewish History[]

The Department of History and the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, invite applications for a jointly-appointed, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Medieval/Early Modern Jewish History to begin Fall 2022.  Geographical and chronological focus open, but applicants whose teaching and/or research connect European Jewry to other global regions are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2022 and should have excellent relevant language skills.  Applicants should be able to teach pre-modern survey courses in both History and Jewish Studies as well as more specialized courses in their area of expertise.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship and an ability to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.  The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the life of both the History Department and Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

Interested candidates should submit: a) letter of application, b) curriculum vitae, c) short (article or chapter-length) writing sample, d) sample undergraduate course syllabus, and e) statement in which the candidate reflects upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.  Candidates should request three recommenders to submit letters on their behalf.  All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/93158.  Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Prof. Ellie Schainker, [[5]].

We will start reviewing applications October 26, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Qualifications

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2022 and should have excellent relevant language skills.  Applicants should be able to teach pre-modern survey courses in both History and Jewish Studies as well as more specialized courses in their area of expertise.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship and an ability to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.  The candidate will be expected to participate actively in the life of both the History Department and Tam Institute for Jewish Studies.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit: a) letter of application, b) curriculum vitae, c) short (article or chapter-length) writing sample, d) sample undergraduate course syllabus, and e) statement in which the candidate reflects upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.  Candidates should request three recommenders to submit letters on their behalf. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/93158.

Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Prof. Ellie Schainker, [[6]].

  • 11/30 any updates?

Florida State University - Assistant Professor in Religions of Western Antiquity[]

Florida State University, Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor in Religions of Western Antiquity to begin on August 8th, 2022. Specialization is open. Preference is for expertise in areas that will broaden the historical and thematic strengths of the program. Applicants must show evidence of an independent program of scholarly research yielding significant peer-reviewed publications, and must show promise of a strong teaching contribution in the context of a comprehensive religious studies program (B.A. through Ph.D.). The successful candidate will be expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by August 8th, 2022. We especially welcome applications from women, members of underrepresented groups, and scholars committed to antiracist pedagogies and forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. For more information about our department and programs, please visit http://religion.fsu.edu.  For full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and supporting materials (transcripts, course outlines, and samples of written work) as one pdf at: http://jobs.fsu.edu job ad 49912 by October 18, 2021. This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Directions for this process are detailed in the FSU job ad 49912.  Questions may be sent to REL-Search@fsu.edu. The Florida State University is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

  • 11/4 any updates?
  • 11/5 haven't heard anything yet. Anyone else?
  • 11/5 First round interview invitations
  • Congrats if you got one!
  • I forgot to ask about decision timeline in the zoom. If you got this info, can you post it for the rest of us? Thanks!
  • Offer made and accepted.


Fordham University - Assistant Professor of Theology[]

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Department of Theology, invites applications for a professorship at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2022, in the area of Bible in Global Cultures. We seek a scholar who explores the diverse receptions of the Bible around the world, complementing the strengths of our existing faculty in biblical studies. While maintaining expertise in ancient languages and historical-critical methods, the ideal candidate will do research and teaching in later periods of biblical reception, theological interpretation, or performance.

Research approaches to the Bible and its reception may include: art history, contextual hermeneutics, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, homiletics, interreligious relations, law, liturgical and ritual studies, material culture, museum studies, postcolonial and decolonial interpretations, and others. While the area of research specialization is open, successful candidates will demonstrate ability and enthusiasm to create innovative courses in Old Testament/Tanakh for our undergraduate Core Curriculum. Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses and mentoring of doctoral students, as well as undergraduate general education, upper-level courses for majors, and elective courses.

Applicants are welcomed also to explain how they can contribute to other fields of study in Theology and, as appropriate, other campus entities, such as the Center for Jewish Studies, the Middle Eastern Studies program, the Medieval Studies program, the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies, the Orthodox Christian Studies Center, the Department of African and African-American Studies, the Latin American and Latino Studies Program, the American Studies Program, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (among others).

Ph.D. required. The application consists of a personal letter of application, a CV, a representative example of scholarly work (e.g., unpublished research paper, published article or book chapter), evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable), and the names of three references. All applications must be received by December 1, 2021. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position and receive your free Interfolio account:  http://apply.interfolio.com/98021

Please address any questions to Christine Firer Hinze, Chair, Department of Theology, at [[7]]. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition committed to excellence through diversity. Fordham is an equal opportunity employer, and we especially encourage women, people of color, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.
- 12/7: Chair emailed saying first round would be notified by 12/17

George Mason University - Assistant Professor in Judaic Studies[]

George Mason University invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor in Judaic Studies to begin in fall 2022. The successful candidate will be a core faculty member of the Department of Religious Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Located within the Greater Washington, DC area, George Mason University is a research university designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an institution of “highest research activity” (R1). GMU is the largest public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and has one of the nation’s most diverse student populations. The Department of Religious Studies and GMU as an institution have a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among their faculty and staff and strongly encourage candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The Department of Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary unit that offers an undergraduate major and minor in Religious Studies as well as minors in Islamic Studies and Judaic Studies and oversees a master's concentration in Religious Studies. Through its courses and faculty research students examine the ways that religious ideas, texts, practices, and materials engage with and are influenced by cultural traditions. More about the Department of Religious Studies (including degree programs, courses, and core faculty) available at: https://religious.gmu.edu/.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD in the field of Religious Studies (or related course of study) by the time of appointment;
  • broad knowledge of the history of Jewish religious, philosophical, and ethical thought;
  • proficiency in the languages germane to the field and specifically the applicant's research focus within Judaic Studies (e.g., Hebrew, Greek, Yiddish, Ladino, etc.);
  • competence with Second Temple period and rabbinic literature, including the Hebrew Bible;
  • a compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field;
  • competence in teaching a range of courses in historical, cultural, and global Judaism to a highly diverse student population;
  • commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom and student advising;

Preferred qualifications:

  • commitment to engagement with various campus and wider Jewish community organizations within the region;
  • experience relevant to coordinating academic programs;
  • competence in teaching courses in Religious Studies theories and methods;
  • competence in teaching scholarly research and professional writing to undergraduates;
  • interest and ability to engage with other scholars and areas of scholarly inquiry across the university (e.g., gender and sexuality; identity and power; race and ethnicity; literary and material culture; modern philosophy and global ethics, etc.).

Within a 2-2 teaching load, the successful candidate will teach standard introductory comparative religious studies courses, lower through upper level undergraduate courses on Judaic Studies of their own design appropriate for a public university, and upper and graduate level courses on theories and interdisciplinary methods in the study of religion, as well as serve as director of the Judaic Studies minor.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2021. Applicants should submit the following to https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/50665: cover letter, CV, sample of scholarly writing (c.20 pages max., preferably published), and teaching statement that addresses commitment to and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion. At least three letters of recommenders are to be sent to: Kenneth Santos, ksantos6@gmu.edu. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Garry Sparks, gsparks@gmu.edu, chair of the search committee.

  • 10/26 - any updates?
  • 11/3 - haven't heard anything yet. Any updates for others?
  • 11/3 preliminary interviews were scheduled a couple of weeks ago
  • 11/19 - Rejection email
  • 12/21 - any updates?
  • 12/23 -haven't heard anything. any updates? has anyone heard anything about campus visits?
  • 12/31- campus invites went out in mid-December

Gonzaga University - History of Christianities[]

The Department of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane WA, a Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic institution, invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position in History of Christianities, to begin Fall 2022. The area of specialization is open and may include: Ancient/Early Christianity, Medieval Studies, and Early Modern Christianity. Scholars whose work engages global Christianities and whose methodology considers the experiences of people from marginalized and oppressed groups based on questions of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and/or empire are particularly desired. The Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University is committed to building an intellectually vibrant and culturally inclusive community for our students, faculty, and staff.

Application Procedure: Applicants must complete an online application at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information for three professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected), (4) a one-page teaching philosophy that indicates how the candidate will contribute to an inclusive learning environment, and (5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kevin B. McCruden, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, at mccruden@gonzaga.edu.The position closes on October 4, 2021 at midnight U.S. Pacific Time. For assistance with the online application, please call [[8]].

  • 10/15: Has anyone heard anything yet? I was looking at previous years wikis and it looks like the committees move pretty quickly.
  • 10/18: No, but I wouldn't necessarily base that on what they've done in the past. Nothing about this year or the present has been normal, so it's quite possible that COVID has made things move a little more slowly.
  • 10/18: Very good point!
  • 11/1: Did someone just delete the 10/28 entry here? I just saw that someone posted on 10/28 interview invites were sent out.
  • 11/1: Yeah, it looks like someone deleted the interview request comment here. I got an interview request on 10/27.
    • Hey, Congrats!
  • 11/11: on-campus invites via email
  • First week of Dec: on-campus visits
  • Dec 27: Offer made and accepted

Grinnell College[]

Job Title: Department of Religious Studies - Tenure-Track Appointment in Race and Religion beginning Fall 2022

The Department of Religious Studies invites application for a tenure-track appointment in Race and Religion beginning Fall 2022. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD or foreign equivalent) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: African American religions, religions of the African diaspora, Afro-Caribbean religions, Black Liberation and Womanist theologies. The teaching load is five courses [OR EQUIVALENT] over two semesters; periodically one course will be Tutorial (a topical writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, the only College-wide requirement beyond the completion of a major in an individually-advised curriculum). Additional information about our curriculum and faculty can be found at the Religious Studies Website.

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable),a statement on teaching philosophy and how the candidate would serve Grinnell’s commitment to diversity, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Henry Morisada Rietz, at ReligiousStudiesSearch@grinnell.edu.

We need to receive a minimum of 3 letters of reference in order for you to be fully considered for this position. Once your application is complete and you have received your confirmation number, the system will email requests for letters of reference to your reference providers. You will be able to track the status of these reference letters online. Be certain to submit your application well in advance of the deadline to ensure that your letters arrive by the closing date. If your references are provided by Interfolio, please use the email address provided by Interfolio instead of your referee’s email address. If you have any questions, please contact Terri Phipps (phippst@grinnell.edu; [[9]]) for assistance.

11/30: Anyone heard anything?

12/18: first round interviews this past week (12/13-12/17)

2/16: Offer made

Hartford Seminary[]

Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality

Hartford Seminary seeks a faculty member to hold the Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality and serve as Coordinator of its Center for Transformative Spirituality. Following in the path of renowned Emerita Professor Miriam Therese Winter and her work of committed spirituality for social justice, the individual should be involved in an area of engaged spirituality as a scholar/activist, committed to areas such as (but not limited to) eco-theology, feminist-womanist spirituality, Eastern spiritual practices, indigenous spiritualities, and the relationship between science and spirituality, for instance. The individual will engage in community outreach and serve as the coordinating link between the Seminary’s Center for Transformative Spirituality, The Spiritual Life Center of West Hartford (a partner organization), and the larger Seminary more generally. The candidate may identify with the Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, or Jewish traditions, or no particular tradition.

This prestigious appointment is open at either the core faculty or faculty associate level, depending on the rank, experience, and stature of the candidate. Though envisioned to be a full-time position, and thus carrying a full teaching load (currently two courses per semester, or four per year, with a potential course release for coordinating center program activities), the position may be negotiated as part-time for the ideal candidate.

Rank is open; Ph.D. or its equivalent is required. Review of applications will begin on 1 September 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application should be submitted electronically to Ms. Andrea Jones at [[10]] and includes a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders. For further information, please contact Dr. Deena Grant, Chair of the MT Winter Chair in Transformative Spirituality and Leadership Search Committee, at [[11]]. Hartford Seminary is a religiously diverse community and expects its faculty to appreciate, honor, and respectfully engage views and traditions that are different from one’s own.

--Has anyone been invited for a preliminary interview yet?

Harvard University - Hindu Studies[]

Harvard University's Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment with the rank of assistant professor in Hindu Studies, within the context of the religions of South Asia; and/or Hindu traditions as a global or transnational religion; and/or diasporic Hindu traditions, including Hindu traditions in North America. The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School's Masters programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity program, and be involved with doctoral programs in the Committee on the Study of Religion and related departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Teaching undergraduates in the Comparative Study of Religion and in related FAS departments is also assumed. The successful candidate will be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. Applications must be made only online at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu.The application will include: cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement describing teaching philosophy and practices; research statement; statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas; and the names of three references whom the School will contact. The search committee will begin the review of completed applications on September 15, 2021, although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Letters of nomination are also welcome and should be sent to Dean David N. Hempton at hdsdeansoffice@hds.harvard.edu. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the HDS Faculty Search Office at hindustudiessearch@hds.harvard.edu. Basic Qualifications The foci of applicants' work may be in any region or time period; research languages, disciplinary and methodological engagements are also open. The search is thus open to a variety of approaches to the field, including the interpretation of texts and commentaries, ritual studies, philosophical and theological studies, the historical study of religion, ethnographic studies, representations of Hindu traditions in film and other media, in South Asia or the global diaspora. Special Instructions It will be the responsibility of the candidates to ensure that three references have been uploaded by the referees to their applications.

11/6 - Anyone hear anything yet?

11/16- Interviews happening this week

11/25- has anyone received an email update from them, either rejection or otherwise?

11/26 I haven't received anything (for what it is worth, I have not heard from Bard, Yale, Emory, Denison, or Missouri)

12/14 I heard back that they are inviting 3 candidates to campus in the spring and that "at this time" they would not be able to invite me to campus but they will leave the search open until it is filled. It sounds like some people heard nothing and others heard that.

Hastings College - Post-Doctoral Fellow in Philosophy (or Religion with a Philosophy concentration)[]

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Hastings College welcomes applications for a one-year Post-Doctoral Fellow in Philosophy. Funded by an NEH grant to promote Humanities Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development, the position entails teaching two courses per semester and contributing to the design of interdisciplinary minors (in Democracy and Citizenship and Medical Humanities) and a proposed B.Phil degree, working with other humanities faculty.

Date of Appointment: January 3, 2022

Duration of Appointment: 1 year, including summer

Understanding that historical inequities have prevented all students from the rewards and opportunities in higher education, Hastings College is committed to wide-ranging diversity, equity, and inclusion in its campus community. It is expected that incoming faculty are ready to engage our diverse students from a perspective of asset-based mutual respect.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in Philosophy (or be ABD) and have demonstrated successful teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate teaching in the humanities and in the liberal arts tradition. Specialization is open, with the demonstrated ability to teach introductory courses in Philosophy and Ethics, and the ability to contribute to curriculum design in Democracy and Citizenship and/or Medical Humanities and/or an undergraduate B.Phil degree. The position is ideal for soon-to-be or recently awarded PhDs who wish to gain further experience in teaching and curriculum design at a small liberal arts college.

Founded in 1882, Hastings College is an independent, coeducational, historically Presbyterian but non-sectarian, national liberal arts college with an enrollment of about 950 students. The student/faculty ratio is 15/1. The median ACT composite of entering students is about 23.

The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religion offers majors in History and in Philosophy and Religion and provides many service courses for Hastings College’s general curriculum.

In the 2019-2020 academic year, Hastings College implemented a new, modified block schedule. Intensive courses are offered in 2-week and 7-week blocks. This post-doctoral fellow will teach one course in each 7-week block (i.e., two courses per semester).

Application Requirements: Please submit a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, a teaching statement, a sample syllabus (Intro to Philosophy or Ethics preferred), and either (1) an official credential file or (2) unofficial transcripts of all college and university work to www.hastings.edu under the "jobs" link at the bottom. Please make sure to address your interest in curriculum design and your approach to diversity in your teaching. What are experiences--in the classroom, in research, in life---that inform your perspective on supporting a multiracial, multiethnic, and multi-gender classroom? How does this perspective intersect with the concerns of the funding NEH grant around promoting engaged democratic citizenship?

Click here to apply. Applications were due Nov 15 but are still being accepted and will be reviewed until the position is filled. To find out more about Hastings College, please visit our website at www.hastings.edu.

HASTINGS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, AND WOMEN AND MEMBERS OF MINORITY GROUPS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR ALL POSITIONS.

John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Washington University in St. Louis, American Religion and Politics[]

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for one or more open rank, tenure track positions in American religion and politics. The search committee welcomes applications from scholars from a variety of fields and disciplines including, but not limited to, African and African-American Studies; Anthropology, Asian American Studies; Hispanic Studies; History; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies; Law; Literature; Philosophy; Political Science; Religious Studies; Security Studies; Sociology; Theology; and Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies.

Areas of specialization, including disciplinary approach, chronological focus, and religious traditions studied, are open. Candidates should possess a substantial profile of scholarly publication on religion and politics in the United States with a focus on an area that significantly augments existing faculty strengths. Candidates should also have a record of effective teaching in a diverse campus community. A PhD, received no later than July 1, 2022, is required. Duties for the position will include undergraduate teaching, conducting and publishing research, and participating in Center governance and wider university service. We particularly welcome candidates with a demonstrated interest in writing for broader audiences and engaging the public beyond the university. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. To apply, send a letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, to our Interfolio listing at http://apply.interfolio.com/102192. A list of three references should also be submitted, along with a scholarly writing sample. Nominations may be sent to the same address. The search committee will begin reviewing applications as early as March 15, 2022, and will continue doing so until the search is complete. For more information, see http://rap.wustl.edu/.

Kenyon College - Visiting Assistant Professor in Buddhism and East Asian religions[]

The Religious Studies Department of Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Ohio, invites applications for a two-year (2022-2024) visiting assistant professor (VAP) in Buddhism and East Asian religions. The VAP will teach five courses per year, including one yearly section of the department’s introductory course, and introductory and advanced-level courses in Buddhism and East Asian religions. A Ph.D. in hand by August 30, 2022 is required. To apply, visit http://careers.kenyon.edu A complete application includes: 1) A cover letter detailing teaching experience and philosophy, including methods for incorporating issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity into teaching and advising, and research interests; 2) A curriculum vitae; and 3) Contact information for three referees. Recommendation letters and other materials will be requested from candidates selected for an initial interview, which will be conducted remotely. Applications received by October 11th are guaranteed full consideration. Please direct questions to Joy Brennan, Search Committee Chair (brennanj@kenyon.edu). An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon welcomes applicants from diverse identities and backgrounds.

11/9 Received request for additional documents; recommenders contacted

12/17 First-round interviews next week

02/14 Has anyone heard back from the first-round interview? They said that the campus visit would be at the end of this month.

02/14 Campus visits announced.

Loyola Marymount University - Assistant Professor of Theological Studies (Qur'an/Early Islam)[]

n.b. Posted after deadline

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in Qur’an/Early Islam at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2022. The successful candidate should be able to teach a variety of courses related to the religious history of early Islam, such as the Qur’an and scriptural interpretation; the biographical literature around Muhammad; interreligious encounter; science and magic; material culture; mysticism and spiritual practice. The department is open to a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches to Qur’anic/Islamic Studies. The department greatly values diversity, engaged scholarship, and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence.

The position involves undergraduate teaching in the University Core, the Theological Studies Major and Minor programs, as well as in the MA in Theology and MA in Pastoral Theology programs. The teaching load is defined as 2-2-2-3 over two years (i.e. two classes per regular semester and three classes every fourth semester) Applicants must show promise of excellence in both teaching and research. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution is required.  

The application deadline is October 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm (PST). Candidates may apply to Tenure Line Theological Studies (myworkdayjobs.com). Interested applicants are invited to send: 1) a cover letter (outlining areas of teaching and research interests and resonance with LMU’s mission, especially with respect to diversity and inclusion and working with underrepresented populations); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; 4) a sample of scholarly writing; 5) a copy of Ph.D. transcripts; 6) three letters of recommendation. Materials 1 through 5 must be uploaded at time of application. Only online applications will be accepted. The three letters of recommendation (requirement 6) also have a deadline of October 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Each letter should be emailed by the recommender directly to the following email address: [[12]]. The subject line should read: “[Candidate Name] Recommendation for Islamic Studies.” Applications missing any of the materials or arriving after October 15, 2021 will not be considered. Questions may be directed to: Amir Hussain, Chair, Islamic Studies Search Committee: [[13]]. Preliminary interviews will be conducted virtually on Zoom around the time of the AAR/SBL annual meeting in San Antonio, TX.  

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state, and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (https://resources.lmu.edu/officeofinterculturalaffairs/).

3/6 - offer made & accepted

Loyola University Chicago - Asst. Prof. New Testament[]

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 2022-23. The department serves the university’s undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in Theology and Religious Studies. The department also offers an M.A. in Biblical Languages and Literature, Christian Ethics, and Theological Studies, and Ph.D. concentrations in New Testament/Early Christianity, Ethics, and Theology. For more information about the department visit www.luc.edu/theology.

Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. They should be prepared to teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses that serve the department’s diverse multi-cultural and multi-religious student body, as well as the Jesuit students in the First Studies program. This faculty member will teach undergraduate core courses (e.g., Introduction to Theology, Introduction to Religious Studies, New Testament), upper-level undergraduate courses in the writings of the New Testament and Early Christianity, as well as graduate-level seminars in their areas of expertise.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach at all levels, undergraduate and graduate, and in the context of a theology department in the Catholic tradition, engaging with colleagues in theology and Christian ethics in a contemporary Jesuit Catholic university. As an urban-based Department of Theology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. The successful candidate will be joining a department with 28 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 undergraduate majors and minors, and 50 graduate students.

Candidates for the position must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of hire. They must clearly demonstrate actual or potential excellence in research and teaching, including the ability to mentor graduate students. All candidates should have strong language competence in Classical and koine Greek; knowledge of other languages pertinent to the study of the New Testament and early Christianity, such as Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic, and/or Coptic, is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to fill lacunae in the areas of specialization represented by the current faculty, come with a strong interest in Greco-Roman and Jewish religion and culture, and possess a research profile representing cutting-edge scholarship. Familiarity with the history of the reception of the Bible in the Roman Catholic tradition is expected.

Candidates should submit the following to www.careers.luc.edu: (1) a letter of interest that discusses the applicant’s research interests and agenda as well as teaching experience; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (Inclusive Excellence Statement). Applicants should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but could be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact [[14]] or: Dr. Robert A. Di Vito, Chair, Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois 60660.

Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

-02/24: Any update?

First-round interviews took place in February with 12 candidates.

-Invites for on-campus interviews sent to 3 candidates, 1 alternative.


Middlebury College - Biblical studies and Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean -[]

a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Biblical studies and religion in the ancient Mediterranean to begin July 1st, 2022. While having a solid historical and linguistic training is indispensable, we welcome candidates whose research and teaching integrates diverse methodological approaches including but not limited to archaeology and material culture, gender and sexuality, and/or contextual and minoritized interpretations. Teaching responsibilities will include an introduction to biblical literature with attention to the cultural contexts of Mediterranean antiquity. Other courses may include, but are not limited to, courses on the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, early Judaism and Christianity, and Introduction to Religion. In addition, the candidate is expected to contribute regularly to the college-wide curriculum, including the first-year seminar program and winter term curriculum. Our faculty have significant freedom to develop courses according to their own intellectual interests. Our department relishes the challenge of teaching religious studies to undergraduates in a liberal arts setting. We also cultivate conversations among ourselves about our varied approaches to the study of religion as well as our shared interests and seek candidates who would welcome and contribute to such discussions.

  • 11/3 Dept Chair emailed all applicants to say candidates for preliminary interview will hear from them by 11/10
  • 11/8 - any further updates?
  • 11/9 - nothing yet. anyone else?
    • The email from Search Chair last week was sent out at around 5:30pm, so safe to presume that he tends to get to emails after hours.
  • 11/9 - Looks like their Interfolio page has updated requirements (used to be 7 documents required, now 11 with 3 letters or recommendation and a writing sample). Not sure if this is done automatically or its a good sign?
    • 11/9: (this comment looks like it was accidentally deleted) **I see this too. I would think that only those applicants that they intend to ask for interviews would see this change, since otherwise they'd be flooded with folks submitting extra materials. So far as I'm aware, a Search Committee can modify the interface on Interfolio so that only a sub-group can be asked to submit additional materials. Now, no doubt, it surely is possible (and arguably a bit more direct and simple for those who are not frequent admins on Interfolio) to just modify all. Hard to say what any of this means, but there's a slim chance that if you happen to see the option for more materials, you're on the shortlist and they have not yet sent out formal notifications--which makes sense, since you have to modify the application system to accommodate extra materials *before* inviting candidates to do so. ...does anyone NOT see the option to submit additional materials ??<br />
      • 11/9: I saw that, too, but you can't upload anything to those categories at the moment. I assume that those sections will be enabled for the people they plan to interview (but that's just a guess). Hang in there, everyone!
      • 11/9: saw that too, but I also can't upload anything. Glad I'm not the only one waiting trepidatiously. It would have been kinder to not have 11/10 deadline for "not hearing". While everyone is here, just a q - in the original app, it said to upload 3 contact references - what did people do? Did they just include a PDf with 3 references? What other options were there?.
        • 11/10: They actually sent out an email addressing this, and said that they just needed a PDF with the contact information of each of the three references. I had submitted my application prior to this email and gave them one PDF for each reference.
  • 11/10: just received a rejection email. it said less than 8% of applicants made it to the interview round. given that they said they would interview about 12-16 people, it seems like they received between 150-200 applications. good luck to the rest of you!
  • - Offer made and accepted. Campus visits took place in late January/early February. 12 candidates, 4 invited to campus.

Memphis Theological Seminary[]

Christian Theology

Memphis Theological Seminary seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member to serve as Assistant Professor of Theology. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching introductory and elective courses in the field of theological studies in our MDiv, MACM, and DMin programs.

Qualified applicants will hold a PhD or its equivalent in Theology and must have teaching experience and willingness to instruct in-person, online, and hybrid classes. Preference will also be given to candidates with the ability to teach in a secondary area such as Preaching, Ethics, or Church History. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Applicants from traditionally under-represented populations are especially encouraged to apply.

Send letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference electronically to Dr. Michael Turner, Chair of the Search Committee, [[15]].  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.

Memphis Theological Seminary is an ecumenical ministry of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, accredited by SACS, ATS, and approved by the University Senate of The United Methodist Church. For more information, visit www.memphisseminary.edu.

--Has anyone been invited for a preliminary interview yet?


Missouri State University – Asian Religions[]

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Religious Studies, is searching for a scholar of Asian Religions to fill a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in August 2022.  Candidates are required to have the Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field completed by August 1, 2022.  They must demonstrate strong potential in research and have successful teaching experience. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and master’s level in Asian religions, including Islam, and the department’s world religions survey course. Additional teaching responsibility may include periodically offering the department’s capstone course on method and theory in the study of religion.  Candidates should be  interested in engaging broad intellectual questions and be familiar with issues and approaches in the academic study of religion.   Additionally, they must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and to integrating multicultural issues into their courses.  Cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations), sample syllabi, copies of all transcripts, and a publication or writing sample, must be submitted with the online application at https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/54824.  Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. John Strong, Search Committee Chair, e-mail: johnstrong@missouristate.edu.  First consideration of applicants begins on September 13, 2021, and continues until position is filled. Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense. EO/AA/M/F/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer and institution.

11/6 - Anyone heard anything back yet?

11/16- Probably in the final stages

12/1- Heard that the final decision has been made. Someone has been hired for this position.


Molloy College (Rockville Centre, NY) - Assistant Professor, Theology and Religious Studies[]

GENERAL PURPOSE - The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Molloy College invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position to start September 2022. While areas of specialization are open, the department is especially interested in candidates whose work addresses themes such as race and gender, materiality and the body, and/or religion and society. The ideal candidate is a dynamic teacher-scholar dedicated to both undergraduate and graduate liberal arts education and to interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and scholarship. The department seeks candidates who are interested in working in an environment where student and community engagement are valued. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate commitment to students, the community, their scholarship and to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will display the ability to work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings and will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in the College's mission.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - PhD in Theology or Religious Studies

TO APPLY - Application deadline is December 20, 2021. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement and a diversity statement that addresses how they can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service and community, is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership. All Molloy College employees are expected to display an understanding of and a commitment to the College's mission and core values; foster relationships with a spirit of inclusivity, compassion and respect; appreciate and celebrate differences and support a welcoming and hospitable environment that is responsive and helpful to all members of the Molloy community and beyond.

  • 1/10/22 - anyone hear anything?
  • 1/26/22 - email requesting zoom interview for next week
  • 2/3: zoom interview yesterday; said they were going to move quickly but no definite timeframe given
  • 3/7: rejection after first-round interview (via email)



Niagara University - Asst. Prof. History of Christianity[]

The Department of Religious Studies at Niagara University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in the History of Christianity. The successful candidate may specialize in one or more of the following areas: Church History, Medieval Studies, History of the Papacy, or other appropriate area studies. This position begins September 1, 2022.

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellence in teaching and enthusiasm for service, both to the university and to the wider community. Established in 1856, Niagara University is a Roman Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, with a long history of commitment to the region of Western New York and southern Ontario. A bi-national university, Niagara University was recently ranked #2 in US News and World Reports "Best Values School."

Please apply through the University website https://www.niagara.edu/working-at-niagara/ and provide a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin January 2022 and continue until the position is filled subject to approval.

- 02/24: any update on this job?

-2/24: I applied for this but haven't heard anything

Northeastern University[]

Assistant Professor - Religion in the United States

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of Religion in the United States, with teaching competency that includes Christianity, new religious movements, or Indigenous religions.

Responsibilities:

The person filling this position will contribute to the department's critical and comparative approach to lived religion and teach courses in their areas of expertise, as well as introductory courses in religious studies. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record or research program and a demonstrated commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching. Candidates whose work focuses on Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or Asian religious communities and have expertise in critical methodologies (including, but not limited to critical approaches to race, ethnicity, colonialism and decoloniality, and/or gender and sexualities) are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates whose research builds on existing university and department strengths in the environment, ethics, healthcare, social justice, technology, and/or digital humanities.

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field by the appointment start date is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Salary Grade:

FAC

Additional Information:

Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi), research statement, writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Questions should be addressed to Prof. Ronald Sandler, Department Chair, [[16]]. Applications received by November 30th will be assured full consideration.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/508128

Has anyone heard anything about this position?

1/5 Any news on campus visits for Northeastern?

  • 2/25: received an email that this position has been filled

Occidental College - Part-Time Non-Tenure Track Religious Studies Instructor[]

SUMMARY OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS

The Religious Studies Department at Occidental College seeks a part-time non-tenure track instructor for Fall semester 2022 to teach 1-2 courses in Religious Studies.

We are seeking courses that will add breadth to our planned offerings (courses that will be taught by existing faculty include: Introduction to Islam: Religion and Climate Change; Medicine, Magic, and Miracle in the Ancient Mediterranean; Muslim Bodies: Islam, Gender, and Health). Applicants may propose courses already in our course catalog, courses of their own design, or a mixture of both.  Applicants should feel free to propose as many courses as they are prepared to teach to provide the selection committee with options to choose from. The new hire(s) may also be eligible to teach course(s) in the first-year seminar program, based on the Core Director's approval.

QUALIFICATIONS

●     Applicants must be trained in Religious Studies or an affiliated field, either with a PhD or doctoral candidates in the ABD stage. Strong candidates will possess a record of or potential for teaching excellence. They will engage a variety of teaching approaches, as well as best practices to support the intellectual flourishing of all members of our diverse student body.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications are due by February 20. Applications should include: (1) A cover letter describing your teaching experience and how many courses you are available and prefer to teach in Fall 2022; (2) Titles and paragraph-length descriptions of the courses you could teach at Occidental. The best descriptions provide us with a detailed and specific sense of the course topics and assignments. Again, you may include courses already in our course catalog, courses of your own design, or a mixture of both. For courses already in our catalog, please provide your own course description that indicates how you would teach the course.  (3) Curriculum Vitae.

Please submit applications to Linh Vo, Department Manager at [[17]].

Inquires about the position, about the Religious Studies department, or about current and proposed courses can be directed to the search committee Chair, Prof. Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa at [[18]].

Click here for more information: https://www.oxy.edu/sites/default/files/assets/HR/Faculty/pt_ntt_religious_studies_instructor_fall_2022.pdf

Click here for information about our Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship/Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies starting in Fall 2023: jd_-_mellon_postdoctoral_fellowshiptenure-track_assistant_professor_of_islamic_studies_0.pdf (oxy.edu)

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Princeton University - Assistant Professor Ancient Judaism[]

The Department of Religion at Princeton University invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Ancient Judaism, to begin September 1, 2022. The candidate should have strengths and interests that complement those of continuing faculty in the Religion Department's subfield of Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity. It is expected that the candidate will have completed the Ph.D. by the time the position begins or will be very close to completing it. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Interested applicants should apply online and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the contact information for three recommenders at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/21741. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2021 and will continue doing so until an appointment has been made.

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

  • 11/3 Anyone hear anything?
  • 11/4 - nothing. What about anyone else?
  • 11/5 First round interviews scheduled; rejections sent out
  • 11/5 strange, didn’t receive either!
  • 11/17 Any additional updates?
  • 12/23 Finalists chosen, rejections sent
  • want to be upset but the rejection letter was too nice


Princeton Theological Seminary - Assistant Professor of the History of Medieval Christianity[]

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Medieval Christianity. The research and publication specialization is open. We invite applications from scholars who work on medieval Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects. Candidates must be prepared to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses on the varieties of medieval Christianity beyond Europe, and on the interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the middle ages is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach in all of the Seminary’s degree programs (M.Div., M.A.C.E.F., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition.

  • Received a request for more materials and letters of recommendation in late September. Has anyone heard anything since?
  • 2/10 Anything?

Purdue University - Assistant Professor of Medieval Science and Religion[]

Principal Duties: The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in Medieval History of Science and Religion. Ph.D. in history required. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of the Medieval World as well as contribute to the intellectual life of the department. Applicants will be expected to enhance and complement the strengths of the department in the histories of science, technology, and medicine, gender, politics, and violence/conflict/Human Rights. The person who fills this position will also teach courses in the College’s general education program, Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts.


Qualifications: The Candidate must have a Ph.D. in history with a specialization in the history of Medieval Science and Religion. This position requires strong oral and written communication and proven ability to publish high-quality peer-reviewed research. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.


The College and University: The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.


Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of History are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.


Application Procedure: Applications must include the following items uploaded into Success Factors, the Purdue system for job applications, as PDF documents: 1) cover letter, with a discussion of teaching philosophy and research agenda; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) the names of three referees (no letters please); 4) a writing sample of no more than 25 pages (which may be a dissertation chapter, article, or book); and, 5) a statement of commitment to diversity. Questions about the position should be directed to Melinda Zook, chair of the search committee, at [Prof in Medieval History of Science and Religion inquiry|mzook@purdue.edu].


Purdue University’s Department of History is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate diversity and inclusion statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities and / or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.


Review of the applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact Melinda Zook via email at [Prof in Medieval History of Science and Religion inquiry|mzook@purdue.edu].

  • 11/24, any updates?

St. Louis University - Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Christianity in Antiquity[]

The Department of Theological Studies at SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY seeks to hire a tenure-track (Assistant) professor with expertise in late antique Christianity. The appointment is expected to begin on August 1, 2022.

We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests and methodologies expand existing departmental expertise in early Christianity. Faculty teach two courses per semester. This hire will be one of at least two new faculty appointments in late antique Mediterranean religions. Our new colleague will contribute to our department’s commitments to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree for appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly achievement and promise, dedication to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentorship, a commitment to service to the department, college, and university levels, and a willingness to contribute to the continued development of a methodologically diverse and collaborative department. Regardless of their own religious affiliation, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the university’s Catholic and Jesuit mission, which affirms the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment (https://www.slu.edu/about/catholic-jesuit-identity/mission.php).

To apply:

All applications must be made online at https://slu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers. Please include the following documents, which should be uploaded – ideally as a single PDF file – on the third page (“My Experience”) of the application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Pedagogical Statement (1-2 pages) that includes a list of 2-3 new courses the applicant would like to develop at SLU
  • Example of Scholarship (short writing sample or other media that demonstrates your scholarly approach to the study of early Christianity)

Please also submit three letters of reference; letter writers should email their letters directly to theology@slu.edu (using subject header “CA Search - Recommendation for [Applicant Name]”). Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2021. Questions about this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Peter Martens (peter.martens@slu.edu).

Vaccine Protocol: Saint Louis University will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. 

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at [[19]].

Function

  • Nonmedical Primary Appointment <12 mo.
  • Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at [[20]].

-- 2/3: no news on my end (just adding the job in case someone heard something)

- 02/24: Finalists had their on-campus visits this week

- 02/28: Offer made

Stetson University: The Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility (disciplinary background open)[]

Stetson University invites applications for the Hal S. Marchman Chair of Civic and Social Responsibility (https://www.stetson.edu/other/marchman/), a tenure-line position at the associate professor or professor level, with an appointment in the department or program of closest academic affinity in the College of Arts and Sciences. Tenure review eligibility will occur after an initial probationary period to be determined at the time of hire. The holder of the Marchman Chair, an endowed position of special significance to Stetson University, will advance and contribute meaningfully to all forms of civic engagement at the University, both on the DeLand and Gulfport campuses and in the community. The Marchman Chair is a full-time, 9-month faculty position.

QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must represent the highest standards in teaching and scholarship, personal integrity, and community leadership. They must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent in a discipline or interdisciplinary area offered by the College of Arts and Sciences. The exact field or specialty area is open, as long as the candidate’s teaching and scholarship strengthen the undergraduate program and demonstrably engage civic and social responsibility in a profound way. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, a commitment to engaging students from diverse backgrounds, a willingness to be a strong, contributing member of the academic department or program in which they are housed, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University community. We encourage candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and/or experience in diverse learning environments to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching assignments will include courses in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization and general education such as First-Year Seminar and/or Junior Seminar. The Marchman Chair will also co-direct Stetson’s week-long summer Civil Rights Travel Course (https://www.stetson.edu/other/marchman/summer-civil-rights-travel-course.php). The successful candidate will chair the University’s Community Engaged Learning Committee, have oversight of the Certificate of Community Engagement, administer the Sarah George Trust Fund, and develop a plan for engaged scholarship rooted in civic and social responsibility.

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:

https://www.stetson.edu/administration/provost/faculty-resources/index.php

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.stetson.edu/portal/artsci/) is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and nine interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors; six graduate degrees are offered in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, giving students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives, to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

CENTER FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: The nationally recognized Center for Community Engagement (CCE) (https://www.stetson.edu/other/community- engagement/) is the leader of a campus-wide focus on student learning through community impact. The Center serves as the central connecting, training, organizing, and educating unit for community-engaged students, faculty, and partners. They build reciprocal relationships with community partner organizations that leverage institutional and community resources to solve pressing challenges in our community through capacity-building efforts. The mission of the CCE cannot be realized without a consistent focus on the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, and anti-racism. The CCE includes the Bonner Program, the Peace Corp Prep Program, Stetson Votes, Greenfeather, and many avenues for students to connect with the community.

THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s teacher-scholar faculty works with nearly 4,300 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. The University’s graduate programs include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally. Stetson University affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world.

THE COMMUNITY: DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY: Salary is competitive. STARTING DATE: August 10, 2022

APPLICATION: Applicants should supply 1) a cover letter that includes a narrative section (of no more than two pages) demonstrating a commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues, students, and communities to advance civic and social responsibility. In the cover letter, candidates are also encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that reflect a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion. In addition, applicants should submit 2) a statement of their philosophy of teaching and learning in a liberal arts learning environment, 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) three letters of reference.

All information may be submitted electronically to: marchmanchairsearch@stetson.edu

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Stonehill College[]

Assistant Professor for Theology

Founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1948, Stonehill is a private Catholic college located just 22 miles from downtown Boston on a beautiful 384-acre campus in Easton, Massachusetts. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the College engages its 2,500+ students in 80+ rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences, and pre-professional fields.

Faithful to the Holy Cross tradition in education, Stonehill College is committed to developing the moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social competencies of its students and seeks to build and sustain a campus community that embraces diversity and inclusion in its teaching, learning, living, and working. Stonehill values the diversity of persons, opinions, and cultural and religious perspectives. In fulfillment of its motto, Lux et Spes (“Light and Hope”), the College cultivates in its students the competence to think, act, and lead with courage towards creating a more just and compassionate world.

Equal Employment Opportunity shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, and or ancestry. Stonehill College will adhere to the Federal Requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and its amendments, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the Massachusetts Fair Employment Practice Law, and all other applicable State and Federal laws. The College is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. All employees and applicants will be treated fairly, equitably, and with courtesy. Stonehill College encourages diversity and welcomes individuals who will enrich the cultural and diverse experiences of the campus. In accordance with Massachusetts law, employees of Stonehill College are considered employees-at-will.

The Religious Studies and Theology Department of Stonehill College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Systematic Theology. The position will begin in the fall of 2022 and the applicant is expected to teach within and to help grow the College’s new (as of 2019) Theology Major. Ideal candidates should be theologians with a specific expertise in contemporary systematics, a strong historical and/or philosophical training, and an interest in the intersection between Roman Catholic theological traditions and contemporary culture.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This position entails teaching a 3-3 load with classes ordinarily limited to 25 students. In addition to at least one course per semester in their field, the applicant is expected each semester to teach at least one section (25 students) of the College’s required introduction to topics in religion within the General Education Program.

Education & Experience

Successful applicants will have an active research agenda, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and a Ph.D. or equivalent completed by January 2022.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, three letters of reference, sample syllabi, and a teaching statement where candidates are encouraged to address their commitment to, and/or experiences with, creating an inclusive environment in the classroom via the URL link:

https://jobs.stonehill.edu/postings/21491

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021.

Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the campus community are strongly encouraged to apply.

--Has anyone been invited for a preliminary interview yet?

--Yes, I have heard preliminary interview have happened.

--you've "heard" they've happened or they've happened?

Tyndale University[]

Open Rank, Biblical Studies (Non-Tenure Track, Undergraduate)

Tyndale is a Christian university that prepares leaders for work in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, ministry and the global mission of the church. Tyndale offers fully accredited programs in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, there are over 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds and over 13,000 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Position Description

Purpose

Tyndale University, a Christian liberal arts university with a commitment to undergraduate teaching, faith integration inside and outside the classroom, and student transformation, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Biblical Studies faculty position in its Biblical Studies & Theology department. The successful candidate will be appointed, dependent on requisite experience, qualifications, and status to a Faculty rank ranging from Assistant to Full Professor. He or she will champion a vision for excellence in Biblical Studies at Tyndale in partnership with the other members of the department, through their teaching, research, and service. For senior appointments, a demonstrated integration of faith and learning in teaching is required.

Responsibilities

Teaching

  • Develop and teach courses in Biblical Studies at the undergraduate level.
  • Mentor and supervise students toward their academic goals.
  • Willingness and ability to teach Hebrew and/or Greek courses.
  • Ability to integrate Christian faith and learning in teaching and scholarship is required.

Research and Scholarship

  • Engage in research, writing and publishing in the field of Biblical Studies and related areas of interest and expertise.
  • Develop other courses in areas of interest, in line with Tyndale’s Academic Plan.

Service

  • Participate fully in the academic and community life of the university including assigned committee work.
  • Participate in the faith life of a local church.

Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in a relevant field.
  • Experience of delivering online courses would be an asset.
  • Depending on rank, either a commitment to learning how to integrate the Christian faith with learning or a track-record of doing so.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the position, provide a statement of Christian faith, and a complete curriculum vitae. The names and contact data for referees will be required once initial screening is complete.

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates will be considered, however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The successful candidate will agree to Tyndale University College’s Statement of Faith.

This position is scheduled to begin July 1, 2022.

Questions and applications can be submitted in confidence to Tyndale University Human Resources at employment [at] tyndale [dot] ca.

(3/23) - Has anyone heard anything back?

University of California, Riverside: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Black Study

The Department of Religious Studies and the Black Study Initiative at the University of California, Riverside invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Black Study, with a specialization in Black religions in the United States. The ideal candidate will be firmly grounded in both religious studies and Black study, as the position is intended to be jointly appointed with UCR’s planned new Department of Black Study. Engaging through multiple disciplines and methodologies, Black Study critically addresses and seeks to overcome all forms of anti-Blackness while imagining and prefiguring an altogether new world by deeply engaging Black epistemologies in the African continent and its diasporas. Religious Studies is an established and collaborative department with an increasingly prominent graduate program and a deep commitment to fostering a supportive and justice-oriented environment for our faculty, staff, and students; it seeks to build on those strengths with every hire. Thanks to a grant from the UC Office of the President, this position has significant funding for early-career research and professional development.

Duties include teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in both departments (course load is currently four courses per year on the quarter system), graduate student supervision and mentoring, research and the dissemination of research appropriate to a research university setting, and service.

Education and demonstrated experience:

•        Minimum basic qualifications (must be met by time of application): ABD in Religious Studies or a related field, evidence of Excellence in research and teaching, and thorough grounding in both religious studies, with focus on the US, and Black study

•        Additional qualifications (must be met by start date): PhD in hand or all requirements completed for the PhD

•        Preferred qualifications: Educational background in Black Study or a related field

Required documents:

•        Cover letter

•        CV

•        One-page (single-spaced) statement of research interests, accomplishments, and future plans

•        One-page (single-spaced) statement of past and/or planned future contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence

•        Teaching portfolio consisting of a one-page (single-spaced) statement of teaching philosophy, 1-2 sample syllabi, and recent teaching evaluations from 2-3 courses

•        Writing sample or excerpt of no more than 30 manuscript pages or 25 published pages

•        3 confidential letters of reference will be solicited through the AP Recruit system at the time of application. Only completed applications that include letters of reference will be reviewed by the committee.

Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s online application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01471

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (https://support.interfolio.com/).

To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by Saturday, November 20, 2021. The position may remain open until the position is filled.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

For more information about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Amanda Lucia, Department of Religious Studies, at amanda.lucia@ucr.edu[21].

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.   

University of Cincinnati: Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Religion and Culture, Jewish Foundation Chair of Judaic Studies[]

The Department of Judaic Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati invites applications for the Jewish Foundation Chair of Judaic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor of Modern Jewish Religion and Culture. This is a full-time tenure-track position, beginning August 15, 2022. Our mission emphasizes a commitment to diversity and to collaborative projects nationally and internationally.

Candidates should be trained and employ theories and methods in the study of religion in their research. Prior to the effective date of appointment, candidates must have a Ph.D. in Jewish Studies, Religious Studies, or a related field. Candidates will have some teaching experience and will be evaluated on their potential for becoming leading scholars and achieving excellence in teaching.

Teaching responsibilities will be a 2-2 load and include Introduction to Jewish Civilization II: 1500 to the Present as well as other courses in the candidate’s field of study. Candidates will advise research projects of advanced undergraduate and graduate students and will be expected to integrate digital technologies into the classroom. The successful candidate will help grow Religious Studies at UC (eg. by developing new courses).

Qualified and interested applicants must complete UC’s online application at: https://jobs.uc.edu/job/Cincinnati-Assistant-Professor%2C-Modern-Jewish-Religion-&-Culture-OH-45201/794733600/ and click on the “Apply Now” tab. In addition to the online application, please include a cover letter, current copy of your curriculum vitae, one or two samples of scholarly work (eg. a publication, or a sample chapter of their PhD), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. For all faculty hires official academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Please use the additional documents feature as needed for these items. The search committee will begin to review applications after November 5, 2021. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted online beginning the week of December 6, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill - Religion Media and Technology[]

The Mary Noel and William M. Lamont Fellow in Religion and Media. The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Religion, Media, and Technology. The area of specialization is open and could include contemporary or historical contexts, but we seek someone conversant with a range of contemporary cultural theory. Candidates should complement the existing expertise of our current faculty. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to engendering a climate that values diversity in all its forms. Candidates should show broad training in their field of expertise, the relevant linguistic competencies, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and engagement with significant theoretical issues in the study of religion. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and to contribute to the Religion and Culture concentration in the Department. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins on July 1, 2022. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 5, 2021. To apply, submit the following materials online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/199970 : a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a statement of contribution to diversity and inclusion, and a writing sample. In addition, applicants should arrange to have four letters of recommendation uploaded to their UNC application via the Reference Request feature. Interfolio is also acceptable. All letters of recommendation must be signed and written on institutional letterhead. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: Ph.D by July 1, 2022 Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience: The area of specialization is open and could include contemporary or historical contexts, but we seek someone conversant with a range of contemporary cultural theory. Candidates should complement the existing expertise of our current faculty. Candidates should demonstrate broad training in their field of expertise, the relevant linguistic competencies, a commitment to interdisciplinary work, and engagement with significant theoretical issues in the study of religion. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time the appointment begins on July 1, 2022.

11/30: Has anyone heard anything about this job?

12/2: first round interview request recieve on 11/26

12/21: Any communication post Zoom interviews?

(12/21) -- I've heard nothing yet.

12/23: invited to campus

University of Oklahoma - Contemporary American Christianities[]

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma (OU), the flagship public research university in the state of Oklahoma (Carnegie Classification R1), announces a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a focus on contemporary American Christianities beginning August 16, 2022. The teaching load is 2/2. The successful candidate will have broad training in religious studies with the ability to teach introductory and advanced courses relevant for understanding contemporary Christianity and with reference to issues such as race, gender, or Native communities that may fit the candidate's expertise. This will include a sophomore-level course on Christian traditions. In addition, the successful candidate will also have the ability to teach theories and methods as well as introductory courses in the study of religion. The ideal candidate will show evidence of promise for a robust research agenda. The potential for that research to speak compellingly to a broad public audience is preferred. A completed PhD in Religious Studies prior to the position start date is required. Salary, benefits, and start-up funds are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three recommendations by October 15, 2021. All application materials must be submitted electronically using the OU Career web site http://apply.interfolio.com/91860

Please send inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Deonnie Moodie (dmoodie@ou.edu).

11/8: received an invitation for first-round zoom interview.

11/10: kindly worded rejection email

The University of Texas at Austin: Assistant Professor Bible and Ancient Near East[]

The Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and the Huehnergard Family Program in Ancient Near Eastern Studies invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the field of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East. The position will begin in Fall of academic year 2022-23. Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring doctoral students and directing graduate research, maintaining a strong record of research and publication, and engaging in service to the Department, the University, and the profession. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Qualifications The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D., conferred no later than August 18, 2022. Successful applicants must demonstrate promise in scholarly research and publication, as well as excellence in teaching. Specialization for this position is open, but preference will be given to applicants with expertise complementing existing Department strengths, such as history of reception, Law, and Semitic Linguistics, among others. Applicants must have expertise in some aspect of ancient Near Eastern languages, cultures, and civilizations.

Application Instructions Review of applications will begin October 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Please upload via Interfolio a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample of research (no more than 30 pages), teaching dossier (e.g., descriptions of 2-3 proposed courses, teaching evaluations, if available), and names of three references; there is no need to submit recommendation letters at this time.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

https://apply.interfolio.com/92986

  • 10/28 - received email from head of search committee letting applicants know that the review has begun. Did other people receive this email? I can't tell if it's a personal email or a form letter.
  • 11/8 - any further updates?
  • 11/17- any new updates?
  • 11/17 - received rejection letter, assuming interview requests will go out soon.


The University of Texas at Austin: Associate/Full Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions[]

The Department of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint, beginning Fall of academic year 2022-23, a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the area of Ancient Mediterranean Religions with a focus on Christian Origins, Late Antiquity, and/or Biblical Studies of the New Testament.  The position is part of an active and internationally recognized program in Ancient Mediterranean Religions. We are interested in candidates whose interdisciplinary approaches will contribute to the mission and intellectual life of the Department of Religious Studies, and candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent for appointment as Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of research and publication, a dedication to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentorship, a commitment to service to the department, college, and university levels, and a willingness to contribute to the continued development of a vibrant and collaborative department.

Based on their qualifications, candidates will also be considered for one of two endowed chairs in Religious Studies: the Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Classics and Christian Origins, and the Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies. A Full Professor would hold the endowed chair.  An advanced Associate Professor could be a holder designate.  A new Associate Professor would be a Fellow of the Chair. Both endowed chairs come with an affiliation with the Institute of Christian Origins and Antiquity, an organized research unit within Religious Studies.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three scholars willing to supply letters of reference. Applicants are encouraged to discuss in their cover letter or a separate statement their past or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching and/or service. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2021. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Schofer, Chair of the Search Committee ([[22]]).

Deadline: Nov 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

University of Austin Texas, Assistant Professor of Instruction in Jewish Studies[]

the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Instruction in Jewish Studies to begin in fall semester 2022.  The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction (66% Teaching and 33% Service) in the College of Liberal Arts and serve as Assistant Director of the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies.  We invite candidates from all disciplines. We are looking for a candidate with one of the following preferred, but not exclusive, areas of specialization: The Jews of the Medieval/Early Modern World; North American Jewish Literature; Jews of the Mediterranean and/or Middle East. The selected candidate will work closely with the Center’s Faculty Director and the Executive Committee to develop and implement the vision, strategy, and goals of the Schusterman Center and its affiliated faculty and students. This new faculty member will participate in the teaching rotation of introductory courses in Jewish Studies and offer advanced undergraduate electives in Jewish Studies. Aside from teaching, the selected candidate will manage and lead the undergraduate program in Jewish Studies by focusing on recruitment, retention, and graduation of majors and minors in Jewish Studies and other programs housed in the Schusterman Center.  The ideal candidate is committed to scholarship, research and teaching as well as excited to partner with the Faculty Director, affiliated faculty, and staff to develop the Schusterman Center’s undergraduate program.  Candidates who are currently or will potentially make outstanding contributions to diversity in their scholarly fields and/or institutions of higher education, or have experience mentoring a diverse student body, are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary is based upon qualifications and experience. This is not a tenure-track position.

Duties

  • Teach two undergraduate courses in Jewish Studies per semester.
  • Develop and manage undergraduate recruitment and retention in the Jewish Studies major and undergraduate minors in Jewish Studies and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
  • Assist Faculty Coordinator of Israel Studies in developing and managing Israel Studies.
  • Oversee the Schusterman Center’s communications and promotion of events and updates to the SCJS’s website and social media platforms.
  • Participate in the development of Jewish Studies curricula and facilitate new course development by affiliated faculty
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences.
  • Create content for and edit annual newsletter.

Qualifications


  • Ph.D. degree in Jewish Studies or field relevant to Jewish Studies. Open discipline.
  • Preferred, not exclusive, specializations: The Jews of the Medieval/Early Modern World; North American Jewish Literature; Jews of the Mediterranean and/or Middle East.
  • Academic teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Relevant experience working with different communications strategies and media platforms.
  • Experience in academic planning and managing events.
  • Ability to work closely with staff in own and other units on such tasks as course scheduling and academic advising.
  • Ability to acquire skills central to managing communication and curricular tasks.
  • Preferred additional skills: Experience with advanced publishing and editing programs.  

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of interest stating their interest in the position and their experience with Jewish studies, a curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three academic references who can submit letters upon request.

Submit to Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position; assistance available from Interfolio's Customer Support - [[23]] or call [997-8807|(877) 997-8807].


Deadline for applications is November 1, 2021. The University of Texas at Austin is an AA/EEO employer, and requires all expected hires to undergo a criminal background check.

  • 11/12 - first round interview requests went out


University of Toronto Mississauga -- Limited Term (1-Year) Part-Time Appointment in Islam[]

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) invites applications for a one-year, part-time (50% FTE) Limited Term Appointment (LTA) at the rank of Lecturer. The appointment will begin on 01 July 2022 and end on 30 June 2023.  The incumbent will be responsible for teaching the following courses during the 2022-2023 academic year, as well as contributing service to the Department:

·       RLG204H5: Introduction to Islam, Fall 2022

https://utm.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/rlg204h5

·       RLG302H5: Sufism, Spring 2023

https://utm.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/rlg302h5

·       RLG306H5: Shi'i Islam, Spring 2023

https://utm.calendar.utoronto.ca/course/rlg306h5

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Religion, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, or a related field by the date of appointment. The successful candidate must display evidence of teaching (demonstrated through teaching experience and strong letters of reference) and submit a teaching dossier as part of the application. The latter should include a teaching statement containing a description of pedagogic strategies, sample course materials, and teaching/course evaluations.

Further information about the Historical Studies department is available at https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies/welcome-department-historical-studies  

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s largest university. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable” places in the world.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by emailing application materials in PDF format to [[24]].  Applications must be submitted online by 15 May 2022, and include 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a statement of contribution to equity and diversity (see below), 4) copies of academic transcripts and 5) a teaching dossier to include the items listed above.  

Equity and diversity are among UTM’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics including (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee by email (on letterhead and signed) to [Literature|historical.studies@utoronto.ca] by the closing date.

For further questions about this position, please contact the Chair of the Department, Prof. Andreas Bendlin ([[25]]).

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Tübingen - Assistant Professor in the Study of Religion - Rethinking Global Religion[]

The contract is initially for four years and will be extended by another two years following a positive interim evaluation. After these six years, there is a final evaluation, and based on its recommendation, the University can offer a permanent position.

The position is within the future Institute for the Study of Religion. It is one of four assistant professorships currently being hired in connection with the University’s ‘Global Encounters’ platform. Established as part of its Excellence Strategy, this platform examines the construction, reconstruction and restructuring of global networks. It focuses on the processes and practices of interdependency and communication, as well as the consequences such global encounters have for the formation of knowledge and communities, which are studied with regard to their decoloniality and their future sustainability. The Global Encounters platform brings together and supports researchers from different fields, to help them channel the growing dynamic at the University of Tübingen toward attracting major external funding for anything from collaborative centers to Clusters of Excellence.

In the context of the interdisciplinary orientation of the Global Encounters platform, the position holder is expected to make theoretically and methodologically sound contributions to the analysis of religious dynamics in their global context from a non-European perspective, regarding the period from the beginning of the modern era to the present, and including postcolonial/ decolonial approaches. In addition to methodological competence, profound language skills and regional knowledge in Asian, African or Latin American contexts is expected; involvement in international academic networks, preferably in the corresponding region, is desired. In teaching, participation in Study of Religion courses currently under development is expected, as well as participation in related courses of study in other disciplines, e.g., in the Master of Arts in Interfaith Studies.

The position has an initial teaching load of two courses per semester, i.e. four hours per week, prior to the interim evaluation, and three courses/six hours thereafter.

Required qualifications include an outstanding PhD or equivalent international degree, publications in international journals, and teaching experience.

Details on the academic context of the professorship, on the Global Encounters platform, and information on the criteria underlying the interim and final evaluations may be found at the following link: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/faculties/faculty-of-humanities/faculty/vacancies-job-offers/

In the course of the contract, the assistant professor is expected to attain the research and teaching achievements that will qualify for an appointment as a tenured professor at any German university (known as the habilitation). Those who have already completed a habilitation will be excluded from consideration for this position.

The University seeks to increase the number of international professors and therefore welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. The University is also interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore also strongly encourages women to apply. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications (including a curriculum vitae, degree certificates, list of publications, list of classes taught) along with personally authored monographs and up to 5 published papers should be sent by 30.09.2021, if possible in electronic form, to bewerbung@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de  (postal address: Dean of Humanities, Keplerstr. 2, 72074 Tübingen). Enquiries may also be directed to this address: (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leonhardt, juergen.leonhardt@uni-tuebingen.de).

General information on professorships, hiring processes, and the German academic system can be found here: uni-tuebingen.de/en/213700


Vanderbilt Divinity School, Asst. Prof. New Testament Studies[]

Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament Studies. The appointment will be made at the rank of assistant professor. The ideal candidate would be a scholar who is prepared to teach a variety of approaches to New Testament and early Christianity.  

The appointment requires teaching and advising in the degree programs offered by the Divinity School (M.Div., M.T.S., Th.M., and D.Min.), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership, and the Graduate Department of Religion (M.A., Ph.D.), which prepares students for teaching and research.  One must have the ability and willingness to work in our masters-level concentration in Global Christianities and Interreligious Encounter. The successful candidate will arrive prepared to teach the introductory course in New Testament, required of divinity students, along with advanced courses in New Testament studies.  The appointed faculty member will join the New Testament and Early Christianity Area of the Graduate Department of Religion. While the appointment is in the Divinity School, this position will actively partner with Vanderbilt’s Jewish Studies Program, the Department of Religious Studies, and other appropriate interdisciplinary colleagues throughout the university.

We especially welcome applications from underrepresented candidates. Vanderbilt Divinity School is strongly committed to social justice and values diversity among its faculty and students, as well as in research and teaching. The successful candidate will evidence commitment to the priorities described in the “Divinity Purposes and Commitments” statement (https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php).  

Successful applicants will have completed either a Ph.D. or its equivalent focused in New Testament studies. Moreover, the candidate should have a promising scholarly trajectory, demonstrate interest in teaching a variety of students in both Divinity and GDR programs, welcome opportunities to work with faculty and students across the University, and be open to teaching and collaboration beyond Vanderbilt in programs involving clergy, laity, and public leaders.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 1, 2022. A cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted via Interfolio. Questions and nominations may be directed to the chair of the search committee, James P. Byrd ([[26]]).

Wesleyan College — Assistant or Associate Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and Social Change[]

The Wesleyan College department of Religion, Philosophy, and Social Change is seeking a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and Social Change to begin August 2022. Area of expertise is open, with preference given to those with specialties in Biblical Studies, History of Christianities, American Religious History, or Comparative Religion. Successful candidates should have demonstrated competency in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and/or Race and Social Change. Responsibilities include teaching 21 hours per academic year at the undergraduate-level. In addition, the successful candidate will support the work of the department by assuming all assigned duties, advising students, and developing new courses in the discipline. As with all faculty members, the successful candidate will be expected to continue a research agenda and provide service to the college and academy. Depending on interest and expertise, the successful candidate may be given the opportunity to work with Wesleyan’s Center for Social and Racial Equity. Religion, Philosophy, and Social Change, a key part of Cultural Studies at Wesleyan, is a dynamic program where collegiality is cherished and faculty get the opportunity to shape the study of religion and philosophy to meet the exigencies of our time.

  • 3/14/22: Any updates? It's been a month since the deadline passed, so wondering if interview invites have already gone out?
  • Yes, first round interviews were last week and finalist invites are out.

Westminister Theological Centre - Lecturer (in New Testament / Systematic Theology) and Director of Postgraduate Studies[]

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join WTC’s Senior Leadership Team as Lecturer (in New Testament / Systematic Theology) and Director of Postgraduate Studies, reporting to the Principal. The successful candidate will teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and will be responsible for overseeing and developing the postgraduate programme. As a member of the academic team, they will help provide academic and educational leadership for the college, ensuring both high quality teaching in line with WTC’s values, and the smooth running of the academic year. The Lecturer (in New Testament / Systematic Theology) and Director of Postgraduate Studies will manage the Deputy Registrar, and will maintain strong relationships with the University of Chester, WTC’s validating body. They will help build and strengthen WTC networks with Hub churches, other churches and church networks, and with WTC donors. As a member of the Executive Team, they will help decide the direction of the college and expand our reach and curricula as we respond to the changing landscape of theological higher education.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in the New Testament or Systematic Theology. They will be able to demonstrate management and leadership experience within an academic sphere, with proven results in being able to work across a number of projects and areas, delivering results under pressure and on time. They will be spiritually mature and a team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate an ability to work flexibly in a fast-developing context. They will have excellent communication skills and be highly IT literate. This role is suited to an academic looking to work in a cutting edge theological college engaging primarily with the charismatic, independent church sector. This is a full-time role based in WTC’s Cheltenham offices. It will involve travel to Residentials, to support WTC Hubs and to build relationships with other partners.

Closing date for applications – midnight on Sunday 7th November 2021. First interviews will be held in Cheltenham in the week beginning 15th November 2021. Second interviews for those shortlisted will take place over a full day at the WTC Residential held at Nottingham University between 3-6th January 2022. (Date tbc). Start date 1st June 2022.

https://wtctheology.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/

University of Denver — Assistant Professor of Christianity[]

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Christianity, effective September 1, 2022. The area of expertise in Christianity is open but assumes a deep knowledge of Christian texts and/or New Testament, history of interpretation and Christian history, particularly within global, cross-cultural, or comparative frameworks. Training in race and ethnic studies, gender studies and/or postcolonial/decolonial theories, and/or any other relevant critical methodologies is desirable, as are other strengths in globalized and/or historically-marginalized interpretations of Christian texts and practice, particularly those outside Europe and the United States.

Candidates should be grounded in broad theoretical issues regarding the study of religion and should be able to offer courses that are accessible and appealing to undergraduate students representing a broad range of majors with no background in religious studies. They should also be able to a teach a mix of advanced undergraduate majors. In addition, candidates ideally should also be able to offer graduate-level courses for the area of specialization of the M.A. program in Sacred Texts and Lived Religions as well as doctoral courses in Bible, Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity for the DU-Iliff Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion. Finally, candidates should have the appropriate advanced-level training in Greek and any other relevant languages or related textual expertise to be able to support and train graduate students in their area of specialization. The department is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially/religiously diverse populations.

A doctorate in religious studies or a relevant field is required prior to appointment. ABDs who cannot provide proof of a scheduled defense date should not apply. A candidate’s doctoral degree may be from religious studies or any relevant department with religious studies training. Please note that we are not a theology or ministry department, and that the University of Denver is a secular institution.

  • 2/21 — Any updates?
  • 2/21: I applied before the original deadline, which was the end of December 2021. They reached out to me on January 14 to say that they were reaching out to my references AND that they were extending the deadline to February 7. They sent an email to my references on January 19, but I haven't heard anything since then.
    • 2/21 — Exactly my situation; thanks for the response! I'll update here if I hear anything back.
      • 2/21: Likewise! The not-knowing is painful, so best of luck to you as we suffer through it together.
      • It's...excruciating in so many ways. Wish this wiki was more active; it would make the process so much easier.
      • 2/21 The call for this one says Christianity but specified language training, which made me think they wanted a more bible focused person (not me). Wonder if they didn't get the kind of apps they wanted.
        • 2/21: Yeah, it's so hard to tell but you may be on to something. The emphasis on language skills may have more to do with the joint program with Iliff than the university itself (especially based on the courses offered). I wish they had been clearer about how much of the position would be devoted to ancient material at Iliff vs. the university. Rather than addressing the job as "knowledge of Christianity. All of it." I've been thinking that they had to have received a TON of applications because it's so broad. Since it's only been two weeks from the revised deadline, perhaps that's why it's taking some time.
        • 2/21 — FWIW, two weeks past the deadline is quite early. In my experience so far, it takes about a month to hear back after the submission deadline for an interview request.
      • 3.14: first-round interviews took place last week through tomorrow.
      • 3.30: any updates?
      • 4.4: Campus visit email went out to at least one person I know of, who was offered dates through the month of April.

University of San Diego - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with Specialization in Buddhist Studies[]

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position in Religious Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area of specialization is Buddhist Studies with a focus on South Asia and/or East Asia. The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate active engagement in broader conversations surrounding theory and method in the study of religion through their teaching and scholarship.

The position carries a 3-3 teaching load. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of specialization, and may include courses that fulfill the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement in our core curriculum. The candidate would be expected to teach lower-division courses (such as Introduction to World Religions and Exploring Religious Meaning) in alignment with core learning outcomes. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and scholarship are preferred.

Candidates with a subspecialty or demonstrated interest in the topics of “Climate Change and Environmental Justice” or “Borders and Social Justice” will join other scholars in a cluster cohort with faculty across multiple departments. Candidates should indicate in their letters of intent and include a statement about their interest in a cluster theme in their application.

Department Description:

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is a diverse community of scholars who advance the teaching and study of religion with particular attention to fostering an understanding of Catholic traditions. Information about the department is available at www.sandiego.edu/theo. Cover letters should clearly state how the applicant’s expertise would contribute to our program and community of scholars.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty. Inspired by this centuries-old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Job Requirements:

Applicants should hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2022. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and commitment to collaborative leadership are required.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

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University of St Thomas - Biblical Studies[]

The University of St. Thomas Theology Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Biblical Studies at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester of 2022. The field of specialization within biblical studies is open. The successful candidate will teach “Foundations,” our introductory undergraduate course in theology, plus survey courses in either Hebrew Bible or New Testament or both, depending on area of expertise. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop additional courses in their areas of interest, as well. We welcome applications from scholars who will be able to propose courses for our curriculum’s flagged requirements in “Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice” or “Global Perspectives” by developing such courses as “Race, Politics, and the Bible,” “Gender, God, and the Bible,” “Multi-Ethnic Readings of the Bible,” or other courses of this kind.


The standard teaching load is six courses per year, mostly in person, though the University is developing more online and blended courses, as well. The University has a robust “January-term” both on campus and via our study abroad program (where students study intensely one course for one month), and candidates may propose to teach abroad at our campus in Rome or in another city of their choosing. Please consult our website for more information about our curriculum and program offerings: www.stthomas.edu/theology. Advising and other service commitments are also required.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all.  It was awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Grant and offers many opportunities for mentoring and faculty development towards this goal.  Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities and financial means.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The Theology Department’s mission statement is: Grounded in Catholic theological tradition, open to all wisdom traditions, and committed to academic rigor, the Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas educates students to become religiously literate persons who think critically, creatively, and constructively about the most profound dimensions of human existence in order to engage the world's pressing challenges and to advance the common good.

QUALIFICATIONS

Doctorate (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in biblical studies (or a closely related field); or alternatively, ABD’s with a close completion date will be considered.  Applicants should be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and ongoing research in their field.


HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application.  Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position. Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile:

  1. Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) that describes how you will support diversity and equity at St. Thomas
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A writing sample
  4. Complete the reference section of the application by providing contact information for 3 professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate.
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available)

Further application materials may be requested at a later date but no additional materials beyond those requested above are asked of you at this time.


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; to ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 29, 2021. Please direct any questions to department chair, Kim Vrudny at [[27]].


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening and requires COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

  • 11/12 First Round Interview Invitation
  • 1/3 Offer made and accepted; rejections out

Yale Institute of Sacred Music - Postdoc[]

The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at: https://ism.yale.edu/fellowships/short-term-collections-based-fellowships


Below are instructions for Long- and Short-term Fellowship applications. Please scroll to the appropriate set of instructions. You will be prompted to choose either the Long-term or Short-term application after your create your account and log into the application system.


Instructions: Long-term Fellowships (for both Fellows and Postdoctoral Associates)


The application deadline for Long-term Fellowships is October 15th, 2021. After the selection committee of Yale faculty has finished deliberations, applicants will be notified of their status, usually by March 30th.


Once your application has been submitted you will not be able to make additions or changes. You can save your application at any stage and return to finish it before submitting.


Applicants must complete the online form and include all of the following information. All materials must be written and submitted in English. The application requires:

  • Personal data (including education and professional work).
  • Curriculum-vitae, not to exceed 10 pages in length.
  • A statement of no more than 1400 words describing your proposed scholarly or creative project.  The body of the proposal should describe the project, explain the significance of the topic, and place the work within the context of relevant disciplines.  This project should relate to the interdisciplinary mission of the Institute, and explain how a year's residence at the Institute would enhance this work.  A brief bibliography should be included when appropriate (the bibliography will not count toward the total word count of the project proposal).
  • A 150-word abstract of the research proposal.
  • A sample of scholarly or artistic work. Scholars should submit no more than 30 pages of published writings. Artists or practitioners should submit an example of their creative work (for example, artwork, plays, compositions, sermons, liturgies, etc.).
  • For postdoctoral candidates who are required to teach (and fellows, who are encouraged to teach), please include a brief description of one to three courses and the departments or schools in which these courses might be taught as well as a course title, weekly lecture topics, and short reading list. A complete syllabus (or syllabi) will be required  if admitted to the program.
  • Three letters of reference from qualified referees in the applicant’s field. Letters should include an evaluation of the applicant’s research or project proposal and his or her capacity to fulfill it. The online application requires a list of the names, positions, and contact information of recommenders who will receive an email with information about submitting reference letters online. If a recommender has no access to email, the applicant should notify us at [[28]]

Application deadline for receipt of all materials for Long-term fellowships is October 15th, 2021.

  • Interviews with finalists are happening right now.


2021-2022 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Part-time/Visiting[]

Institute for Advanced Study and University of Bern — Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates for Research Project Interactive Histories: Judaism, Christianity and Islam[]

Also posted in: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2021-2022

The project “Interactive Histories, Co-Produced Communities: Judaism, Christianity and Islam” seeks to appoint Postdoctoral Fellows/Research Associates for a period of two years, to join a collaborative community of scholars pursuing rigorous historical research while also committed to exploring ways to address their findings to a broader public.

This is an opportunity for promising early career researchers specializing in the histories of Jews/Judaism, Christians/Christianity, and/or Muslims/Islam to contribute their own research to a large-scale exploration of the long span of history of inter-relation between these three faith traditions.

The deadline for submission of application materials is March 31, 2022, however late applications may be considered if the positions have not been filled.

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Claremont McKenna College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies to teach courses in the field of Islamic Studies. Applicants should be excellent teachers who are able to engage Islamic texts and traditions from both historical and contemporary perspectives. The teaching load is five undergraduate courses per year. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. by the time the appointment begins on July 1, 2022.

Given our commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinion, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

Procedures and Timetable:Applications should include CV, cover letter, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of three references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by March 1, 2022 to receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. For questions about the position, please contact Esther Chung-Kim, Religious Studies Department Chair, Esther.Chung-Kim@ClaremontMcKenna.edu.

Dartmouth College — Lecturer in African American Religions

The Departments of Religion and African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College invite applications for a Lecturer in African American Religions. We seek qualified candidates whose academic specialization lies in Religion, African American Studies, or a related academic discipline. Applicants should be grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion and African American life in any historical period or contemporary context.

This appointment is full-time, non-tenure-track, and benefits-eligible. The initial term is one year for the academic year 2022-23, with possibility of renewal for a second year. The person in this position will teach across Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters, with the option to teach either four courses (with prorated benefits) or five courses (with full benefits). The courses will be offered in Religion, in African and African American Studies, and/or cross-listed between the two units.

The Departments of Religion and African and African American Studies, and Dartmouth as a whole, are highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications

PhD, or ABD, in Religion, African American Studies, or a closely related field by the time of appointment, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. The appointment can begin any time between July 1 and September 1, 2022.

Application

Please submit via Interfolio [http://apply.interfolio.com/105748]:

1)    Cover letter, including discussion of research areas, description of two potential courses, and diversity-related comments;

2)    CV, including the names of at least three references.

Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to provide a teaching portfolio and recommendation letters at a later date.

McMaster University — Postdoctorate Fellow in Early Judaism and/or Early Christianity

  • 4/7/22 — Interview request

Elon University - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (Limited Term): Race and Religion

Elon University invites applications for a one-year limited term assistant professor position in Religious Studies, specializing in Race and Religion. The applicant should have teaching experience, and should hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Religious Ethics or have ABD status. This position begins in August 2022 and entails teaching six courses over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year. Courses may include “Religion, Race, and Resistance” (REL 1280), “Religion in a Global Context” (REL 1000), and other courses related to the candidate’s expertise.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, attach the following materials in an email to relsearch@elon.edu, preferably as a single PDF document.

  • Cover letter. Use a maximum of 2 pages. Briefly describe qualifications, interest in the position, and any other information relevant to the position.
  • CV
  • Syllabi. Please include 1-2 sample syllabi, for classes you have taught or would be interested in teaching.
  • List of 2-3 references. For each reference, list name, position, email address, and phone number.  Do not submit reference letters.

Any questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Toddie Peters, Chair of the Search Committee, via email: rpeters@elon.edu.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit www.elon.edu. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


Hamilton College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Studies (Asian Islam)

The Asian Studies program of Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in any discipline on Islam in Asia, including Iran/Persia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, to begin on July 1, 2022. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected. Teaching expertise should include an introductory course on Islam, a survey on the history of Islam in Asia, and an upper-level course based on the successful candidate’s area of specialization. Ph.D. by the time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered. Teaching load is five courses for the year, including an introductory course on Islam, a survey of Islam in Asia, and courses in the candidate’s discipline and area of specialization.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and two course syllabi to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/101756. The applicant’s cover letter should address the ways in which they would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. Candidates should address correspondence to Professor Thomas Wilson, Director of Asian Studies, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 13323. Application deadline is March 5, 2022.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at https://www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-upstate-new-york/, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Marquette University - Teaching Assistant Professor (Theology)

The Department of Theology is seeking a one-year Teaching Assistant Professor for the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach the undergraduate Foundations of Theology course, THEO 1001, and other Marquette Core Curriculum theology courses as needed, particularly the culminating course (CORE 4929), which focuses on vocational discernment in relation to an applied topic. As a full-time participating faculty member, the successful candidate will teach four courses each semester (no more than 2 or 3 course preparations per semester). There will be no additional service or research responsibilities.

Duties include teaching THEO 1001 and other Marquette Core Curriculum theology courses. The successful candidate will have full responsibility for the courses s/he is teaching, including course and syllabus preparation and grading. Must maintain a minimum of three (3) office hours per week

Requirements include earned doctorate or a terminal degree . Five years of teaching experience or other suitable professional experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with a passion for undergraduate teaching, one or more years of undergraduate teaching experience, and a documented record of teaching excellence in theology at the University level.

All applications for this position must be received through Marquette University’s electronic recruiting system. Please attach:

1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover letter/Letter of application (outlining areas of expertise, any courses previously taught, and teaching philosophy) 3. Unofficial graduate level transcripts 4. Send 3 letters of recommendation to the Chair, Department of Theology via email to theologychair@marquette.edu 5. If available, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi.

It is the policy of Marquette University to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other applicable federal or state-protected classification.

To view the full job advertisement and apply, please visit: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/16758


Pomona College - Visiting Assistant Professor (Islam)

The Department of Religious Studies at Pomona College invites applications for a three-year non-tenure track position in Islamic cultures, literature, thought, and/or practices beginning July 1, 2022. The field of specialization is open and includes any area of Islam chronologically and geographically. The qualified candidate will teach five courses over the course of two semesters, as well as supervise undergraduate theses and projects. The department welcomes scholars who can contribute to a liberal arts curriculum, with potential interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and programs, such as Asian Studies (e.g., Buddhism) and Middle Eastern Studies, Asian American Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, or Environmental Studies.

Dossiers should include: cover letter of application; CV; writing sample; teaching statement; research statement; statement on mentoring a diverse student body; and three letters of reference. Please submit electronic copies of these documents no later than February 28, 2022 to Laurie Johnson at Laurie.Johnson@pomona.edu. For further information or questions, contact Professor Zhiru (Ng), chair, Religious Studies, at [[29]]. Review of applications will begin February 28, 2022. Pomona College is an undergraduate liberal arts institution of 1650 students, and a founding member (in 1887) of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, and Claremont Graduate University. Religious Studies at Pomona College is part of the Claremont undergraduate intercollegiate religious studies program. Located in the diverse Los Angeles area, Pomona College supports equal access to higher education and values a richly diverse environment and curriculum. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for traditionally underrepresented students.


Union College - Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian Religions

The Religious Studies Program at Union College seeks to appoint a Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian Religions for a two-year appointment that will begin in September 2022. PhD should be in hand by August 2022. (ABD will be considered for appointment as Visiting Instructor.) The appointment will be made at two/thirds of full-time, teaching a 4-course load in a trimester system. The position is eligible for benefits and the appointee’s courses can be taught over two or three trimesters.  

Teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Religious Studies and intermediate-level courses in the appointee’s area of expertise. Union College recognizes the rich possibilities of interdisciplinary studies by offering many opportunities for both faculty and students to engage with multiple disciplines – and each other – in collaborative classroom settings, innovative majors, and unique research initiatives. The appointee’s participation in the Asian Studies Program is expected and contributions to the College’s other interdisciplinary programs are welcome (e.g., Film Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Science, Medicine and Technology in Culture; Environmental Science. A full list of programs may be found here: https://www.union.edu/interdisciplinary-studies).

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Our goal is not only to increase diversity, but to support a diverse environment in which people from varied backgrounds can succeed and thrive.

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, including a statement regarding experience working with diverse student populations and/or ability to contribute to a diverse community; 2) CV; 3) a teaching statement; and 4) names and contact information for three references through our online application system at jobs.union.edu . An email will be sent automatically to references requesting a letter of recommendation. Further information about Union College may be found at www.union.edu . To guarantee consideration, application files must be complete by March 4, 2022. Questions may be directed to Prof. Peter Bedford, Director, Religious Studies Program, at [[30]] .

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.


Whitman College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion (Asian Religions)

Located in the historic community of Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Religion Department at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-year position in Asian Religions, with expertise in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and/or other traditions relevant to the region, at the rank of visiting assistant professor (or visiting instructor if ABD), beginning August 2022. A Ph.D. is required.

The successful candidate will be expected to offer 5 courses in their area of specialty at a range of levels.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.

To apply, go to https://whitman.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=150. The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction; and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.

For full application instructions and position description, visit https://whitman.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=150

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