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Midwest Dreamland SLAC - Assistant Professor, American Religions, due 11-17-2022, link

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  • conference or Zoom interview scheduled, 2022-12-20 (x3)
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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2022-2023, Biblical Studies 2022-2023, Jewish Studies 2022-2023

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Word on the Street / General Discussion[]

August 1, 2022: Thanks everyone for contributing to this Wiki! If you would be so kind to post the job positions in the correct category, especially for those positions outside of the US/Canada as there is a separate heading for these non-North American positions (see bottom of the page). Much thanks!

10/06- Anyone interview for the contemporary religion position at Mount Royal University?

11/22- Did anyone hear back for an interview for the job at Ashland University?

12/07- Has anyone heard anything about the Northwestern Job in Jewish Studies?

2/4/23 - Has there been any news about the open-rank University of Chicago Reformations job(s)?

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

Name of college/university, title/rank, preferred area(s) of specialization, application due date, link to job ad.

Nazarene Theological College (Manchester), Position in Practical Theology, Open Rank, due May 15, 2023[]

Nazarene Theological College, validated by the University of Manchester, invites applications for a post in Practical Theology effective 1st January 2024. The appointment will initially be for a one-year probationary period with the expectation of a permanent rolling contract. The closing date for applications is 15th May 2023 with first interviews occurring online from 24th – 26th May 2023.  Candidate(s) who are selected for the final shortlist may be requested to attend an on-site interview process including a presentation. All appointments are subject to approval by the NTC Board of Governors and to satisfactory references.

The successful candidate will:

  • work across the area of Practical, Social, and Pastoral Theology, and will join a collegial team of research active core faculty
  • hold a PhD degree in Practical Theology or a cognate area
  • Give evidence of having an active research profile
  • Have prior teaching and prior ministry experience
  • Take on a range of teaching and supervisory responsibilities, including undergraduate teaching (cross-disciplinary), MA teaching, and PhD supervision. Skills in administration and/or eLearning platforms will be an advantage.

To apply, please email Debi Green at [[1]]. You may also nominate or recommend someone to Debi via email.

St. Mary's Seminary and University, Position in Moral Theology, Open Rank, due March 1, 2023[]

St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD invites applications for a position in Moral Theology for the School of Theology/Seminary program, beginning in the Fall Semester of 2023. This faculty position is responsible for graduate-level, seminary teaching in all areas of Moral Theology – especially Catholic Social Teaching and Human Sexuality – and may be responsible for teaching in other areas of theology and in philosophy, according to the institution’s needs and the candidate’s ability. The ideal candidate would be a Roman Catholic priest with a terminal ecclesiastical degree in the field, but lay candidates are also encouraged to apply. Rank is open and commensurate with prior achievement. St. Mary’s Seminary and University offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references to Matthew Dugandzic, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Theology at [[2]]. Make sure to include “Open Moral Theology Position” in the subject line. Applications will be received through March 1, 2023.

Islamic Studies[]

Bucknell University, Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Professorship in Islamic Studies, due. Aug. 31, 2022[]

The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for the Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Professorship in Islamic Studies, to begin in August 2023. This is an open-rank, tenure-track position.

The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell serves majors and minors pursuing the academic study of religion, as well as a large number of students from other majors. We seek a teacher-scholar who can help us maintain the department’s reputation for effective teaching and productive research, and whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity and to the liberal arts mission. Ph.D. in Religious Studies/Islamic Studies is required by start date. The ideal candidate will be an expert in Islam as a global religious tradition, with interdisciplinary research that highlights trans-regional or transnational connections between the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, or beyond. Some undergraduate teaching experience and a record of scholarship are considered strengths.

Teaching responsibilities: Five undergraduate courses per year, including Islam (RELI 201), rotating responsibility for Theories of Religion (RELI 232), a 100-level course (such as Introduction to the Quran; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; or another introductory course of the candidate’s design), and upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Applicants at the level of assistant professor should include a cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample of scholarship (a book chapter or journal article of no more than thirty pages).

Applicants at the level of associate or full professor should include a cover letter, C.V., and a sample of scholarship (a book chapter or journal article of no more than thirty pages).

The Religious Studies Department is committed to diversity and inclusiveness; candidates should address their relevant experience and expertise in these areas in their application materials.

Letters of recommendation will be requested of selected candidates.

Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell’s online career center (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin by August 31, 2022, and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Prof. Stuart Young, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies (sy009@bucknell.edu).

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.

Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.

Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.

Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

9/30 - Has anyone heard from Bucknell?

9/22 - Request for rec letters, to be submitted by 9/30 (unclear if rec letter request = interview)

10/10 - Any interview?

10/14 - Request for Zoom interview through Bucknell HR website

10/24 - any campus visits?

10/28 - Request for campus interview [x2]

12/9 - Offer extended

Cornell University- Assistant Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Pre-1800[]

The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor who specializes in Arabic and Islamic studies in the Middle East and North Africa prior to 1800. We particularly welcome applicants whose work is innovative and interdisciplinary. Discipline open.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22309 . The committee will solicit letters of recommendation from selected candidates and conduct initial interviews online.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2022.

10/31 - Request for further materials

11/21 - Have initial interviews been conducted? Invitations sent out?

11/21 - Invited for Zoom interview (x1)

12/14 - Campus visit invite

DePaul University - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - Contemporary Islam in the Americas - applications due October 15, start date August 2023[]

https://academics.depaul.edu/faculty-jobs/Pages/position-detail.aspx?dpusearchbyid=464820

The Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University invites applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 2023. We are looking for a candidate who specializes in Contemporary Islam in the Americas. Scholars working on critical approaches to gender and/or race are particularly encouraged to apply. We are interested in applicants from Religious Studies and allied disciplines whose research and teaching complement the interests and strengths of our interdisciplinary department.

DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This vibrant, diverse, and urban university provides a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes both teaching and research.

Qualifications

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include research, teaching, and service in diverse learning communities. We strongly encourage women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D., but advanced ABDs will be considered if they expect to defend by the start date.

Application Instructions

For full consideration please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a recent writing sample, one sample syllabus, and the names and addresses of three referees by October 15, 2022: apply.interfolio.com/109612

Confidential letters of recommendation will be requested for shortlisted candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and preliminary interviews of shortlisted candidates will be conducted via Zoom.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kalyani Menon, the chair of the search committee at kmenon@depaul.edu.

10-28: Any interview requests?

11-3: Preliminary Zoom interviews are being scheduled

11-15: I did a Zoom interview for this position

11-22: Any campus visit invitations?

11-29: Campus invitation via email (x1)

1-12: Notified that search has been cancelled; "hiring slowdown" ---> looks like it is part of the cost-saving steps: https://offices.depaul.edu/president/notes-from-rob/Pages/fall22-budget-update.aspx

Occidental College, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship/Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies, due September 15, 2022[]

POSITION:

The Department of Religious Studies at Occidental College invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Islamic Studies, the first year of which will be a reduced teaching load Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship starting in Fall 2023.

This search is part of Occidental’s new multi-year Mellon Faculty Diversity Initiative (MFDI), an initiative that aligns with the College's Equity and Justice Agenda, to intensify our efforts to hire a cluster of Arts and Humanities faculty whose work focuses on race and/or social justice and whose background, expertise, and experiences will contribute to diversifying Occidental’s faculty. The successful candidate will join the second of three MFDI cohorts with a total of nine positions in the Arts and Humanities. As part of the MFDI program, the members of the cohorts will be provided enhanced mentoring, professional development, and a greatly reduced teaching load in the postdoctoral year, prior to transitioning to the tenure-track and the start of the tenure clock.

We are seeking applications from scholars of Islamic Studies. Your area of specialization and time period are open, but we especially encourage applicants whose work is theoretically forward, engaging approaches such as decoloniality, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, disability studies, material culture, science and technology studies, etc. We will give preference to candidates who add to the methodological and theoretical breadth of current department faculty and whose courses could be cross-listed with other departments on campus. Candidates should be able to teach a wide range of courses attractive to liberal arts students, including courses that introduce students to the diversity of lived Islamic belief and practice; that consider Islam as a system of knowledge, politics, and culture; and that situate Muslim communities within their local, regional, and transnational contexts. You will also share the department’s orientation to teaching the study of religion (which you can read more about on this page of our departmental website).

Candidates should be able to teach the department’s rotation of required courses (a theories/methods course and a course that guides majors through their senior thesis research and writing); able to contribute courses to the College’s first-year seminar program (with preference given to candidates with training and experience in writing and research instruction); and able to teach courses that meet the Core requirements, especially the pre-1800 Core requirement. You will be thoughtful in their pedagogical approaches, and will seek continually to improve your teaching. Strong candidates will have, or show potential for, an active and sophisticated research agenda, and be willing to mentor undergraduate research.

The teaching load during the first year of the postdoctoral fellowship will be 1/1. After the fellowship year, the position will convert to a tenure-track assistant professor position with a teaching load of 2/2 in the second year of the appointment, and a regular teaching load of 3/2 thereafter. The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and mentor, have an active research agenda, participate in departmental planning and leadership, and contribute to College-wide service.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Applicants should have expertise in Islam, with some training in Religious Studies;

• Applicants should hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment;

• Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching (whether as primary instructor or teaching assistant);

• The potential for an active research agenda;

• Fluency in relevant research languages;

• Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students from minoritized and marginalized communities, with plans to continue their pedagogical development as part of this position. Candidates should submit a complete application package electronically to islamicstudies@.edu, including the following required materials (as separate, clearly labeled files):

• A cover letter: In your letter please describe your interest in teaching at Occidental, your teaching experience, your research, and the theoretical and/or methodological approach(es) of your teaching and research.

• Curriculum Vitae

• A list and brief descriptions of courses you could teach at Occidental: Approximately one paragraph for each course. Each course description should give us a clear sense of what a student in the course would study, do, and learn. For example, your course descriptions might specify the learning goals, units/themes of the course, readings, assignments, etc.

• Candidate Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence: This statement provides your unique perspective on your past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice in your professional career. This should include your demonstrated commitment to, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentoring especially for students from marginalized and minoritized groups. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help the College contribute to its mission in these areas.

• List of three references with relevant contact information, with at least one who can speak to teaching experience and effectiveness. Do not submit these letters with your initial application. If you advance to the finalist phase, you will be asked to have each of your three references submit a letter of recommendation. Please ask your references to be prepared to submit a letter should you move forward to this phase of the search.

Upon receipt of a complete application package, you will receive a demographic questionnaire. You must complete this questionnaire by September 18 to move forward in the search process. Please direct all questions about the position to Department Chair Dr. Holmes-Tagchungdarpa at tagchung@.edu or (323) 259-1354.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AND REVIEW TIMELINE:

To be considered, your application materials must be received by September 15, 2022 at 5pm PST.

Candidates selected for the semi-finalist round will be asked to submit additional materials: evidence of teaching effectiveness (which can include teaching evaluations, peer teaching observations, awards or other recognition, or whatever else candidates deem appropriate; a sample syllabus; and a sample of scholarly writing. And they will be asked to have each of their three references submit a confidential letter of recommendation. Semi-finalists will be contacted by October 17, with semi-finalist interviews being held via videoconference between October 24 and 28.

Click here for more information: jd_-_mellon_postdoctoral_fellowshiptenure-track_assistant_professor_of_islamic_studies_0.pdf (.edu)

  • 10/10 - Any interview request?
  • 10/16 I hear their timeline has been delayed because they received so many applications and are reviewing them all thoroughly
  • No, but this department already has a visiting prof who fits the description. Why run the search and why not just hire her? I know, HR made me do it blablahblah. It's so fucked seeing job ads where the department already has a VAP who committed their time and energy to the department and they still run a search! JUST HIRE YOUR VISITING PROFS FFS. ( +1 )
  • 10/17 - Nothing yet. Was one of the people who received an email over the summer, being encouraged to apply. Others in the same boat?
  • 10/28 - any news?
  • 10/28 - selected for the next round and will submit additional materials (x2)
  • 11/5 - any news after the Zoom interviews?
  • 12/14 - heard they've been running on-campus interviews (yes, campus interviews in early Dec) (I heard they only did two campus interviews in Dec, so maybe more in Jan?)
  • 1/17: I heard one of their finalists accepted another job, maybe this means they will do more on-campus interviews?
  • 1/31: invited for campus visit
  • Anyone know if an offer has been extended?

San Diego State University - Assistant Professor in Islam - Review begins October 11th, 2022[]

The Department for the Study of Religion at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islam in the Twenty-First Century, to begin Fall 2023. Applications are encouraged from scholars who work on contemporary Islam broadly. Candidates whose research focuses on gender, critical theories of race and/or intersectionality, ecology, decoloniality, or other related issues are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to articulate a clear and compelling vision of how their research in Islam engages with emerging and critical approaches to method and theory in the study of religion. Any geographical focus is invited, though because of the department's already strong regional representation in South Asia, applications focusing on other regions will be prioritized. Proficiency in related language/s is required. The successful candidate will possess a clear research agenda evidenced by a history of or potential for significant scholarly contribution and publication in top-tier venues. Teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Applicants must hold a PhD in the Study of Religion or a related field by the time of appointment.

Apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/113396. The application must include: cover letter; curriculum vitae; writing sample (no more than 25 pages); the names and email addresses of three references whom the department may contact; and a 500-word diversity statement that explicitly references how the applicant meets at least two of the Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria, as listed in the paragraph below. Review of applications will begin on Oct. 11, 2022.

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus and microsites in San Diego and locations in Southern California's Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of approximately 36,000. SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation's Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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 continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

10/24: Zoom interview request via email (x2)

11/7: Any campus visit invitations?

11/12: Campus visit invites have been extended.

12/30: Offer made

Stanford University, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies[]

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies. We seek candidates specializing in pre-modern Islam (7th–15th centuries), with a preference for the early period. Regional focus and disciplinary approach are open. A PhD is required at the time of appointment. It is expected that the successful candidate will support and contribute to the department’s commitment to diversity, inclusive pedagogy, and equitable practice. They must demonstrate substantial evidence of creativity and excellence in research and scholarship, engagement with the broader concerns of Islamic and Religious Studies, and dedication to teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The term of the appointment is expected to begin September 1, 2023, or as soon as practicable thereafter.

Candidates should apply through this link and upload:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae (including a publication list)
  • a research and teaching statement (no more than three single-spaced pages)
  • a brief (no more than 200 words) summary of their expected research program

The Religious Studies Department, School of Humanities and Sciences, and Stanford University value faculty who are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates may optionally include as part of their research or teaching statement a brief discussion of how their work will further these ideals.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of Religious Studies may be found at https://religiousstudies.stanford.edu/.

Please direct all inquiries concerning this position to:  Islamic Studies Search, Prof. Anna Bigelow, Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, 450 Jane Stanford Way, Building 70, Stanford, CA 94305-2165, USA.

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2022.; later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

[10/26] Anyone heard back re: interviews?

[11/30] Heard they're running first-round interviews this week

[12/9] Invitation for campus visit

[3/3] offer extended & accepted, see @StanfordReligSt twitter

Wesleyan University (USA:CT) - Premodern Islamic Intellectual Traditions[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor of Letters, beginning July 1, 2023.
  • We seek a scholar-teacher with expertise in premodern Islamic intellectual traditions and cross-cultural exchanges around the Mediterranean world. The successful candidate may work in classical Arabic, Syriac, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Hebrew, Coptic, Ethiopic, Greek, Latin, and/or any number of related languages. Areas of research/teaching expertise may include instances of Muslim cultural transmissions and receptions between and within the societies of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, such as the Graeco-Syriac-Arabic “translation movement,” the cultures of al-Andalus, or Late Medieval travelogues. In their application materials, we encourage candidates to address the ways in which their research/teaching is informed by critical theories of gender, sexuality, class, race; or by academic subfields such as diaspora studies or translation studies.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2. In addition to offering courses in their areas of scholarly expertise, the successful candidate will be expected to teach in the COL’s sequence of five interdisciplinary colloquia for majors (Antiquity, Medieval, Early Modern, 18th-19th centuries, 20th-21st centuries), the first three of which are co-taught by an expert in the period and a non-expert. We expect the successful candidate to have expertise suitable for teaching the Medieval colloquium. Additional duties include supervising senior theses and essays, advising majors and pre-majors, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the College and University level.
  • Applications will be reviewed in two stages...please send: (1) a cover letter; (2) a current CV; (3) a research statement; (4) a teaching statement. Long-listed candidates will be asked to send by December 15, 2022: (5) evidence of teaching ability; (6) a writing sample. In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the University’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to ensure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2022

Nov. 18 - Request for further materials, to be submitted by Dec. 5 (x2)

Any word re first-round interviews?

1/4/23 - rejection email received after sending additional material earlier

1/14/23 - they ran first-round interviews this past week

University of Pittsburgh - Assistant Professor of Modern Islam and Race[]

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Modern Islam and Race, pending budgetary approval.  The renewable, three-year appointment runs from September 1, 2023, through April 30, 2026, and Fall term classes begin August 28, 2023. Geographic specialization(s) open.  We welcome applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds with a demonstrated commitment to the study of religion. The teaching requirement is two courses per semester, and teaching includes introductory and upper-level courses on Islam and courses in the area of specialization of the successful candidate. We offer new colleagues considerable scope for designing new courses and integrating them into our curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Religious Studies or an allied discipline is expected by the time of appointment. ABD candidates must be scheduled to defend their dissertations by August 1, 2023.
  • Research focuses on Islamic Studies in the modern world.
  • A research and teaching agenda are featuring dynamic and innovative approaches to the intersections of Islam in the modern world with issues of race, ethnicity, and other forms of identity including gender and sexuality; diaspora, colonialism, and post-colonialism; and minoritized perspectives.
  • Ability to teach courses in Religious Studies to a diverse student body in a public research university setting.

Preference will be given to candidates whose work complements or expands existing areas of strength and thematic clusters in the department and in other departments, programs, centers, and schools at the university.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and the University of Pittsburgh are also engaged in cluster-hiring in “Race, Representation, and Anti-Black and Systemic Racism” and “Race and Social Determinants of Equity and Wellbeing.” This position is not formally part of the cluster hire initiative, but we actively encourage applications from candidates whose interests relate to this area. The University of Pittsburgh has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from scholars eager to contribute to this mission.

To apply, please submit the following materials

  1. A letter of application describing current and future teaching and research directions.  This letter should also discuss how your work engages existing areas of teaching and research in the department and in the Dietrich School.
  2. A statement discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence;
  3. A full C.V.;
  4. An article-length scholarly writing sample (a journal article or a dissertation or book chapter);
  5. Two sample syllabi for courses;  
  6. Names and email addresses of at least three individuals who can provide recommendations;
  7. Finalists will be asked to submit evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as student or peer evaluations.

In order to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 24, 2022. Apply at Talent Center: Work at Pitt, requisition # 22007545.

For administrative questions, contact Allison Thompson at [[3]]; for questions about the position, contact Adam Shear at [[4]].

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit coronavirus.pitt.edu to learn more about this requirement.

11-16: Zoom interview request (x1)

1-4: Campus visit invitation (x1)

William & Mary- Assistant Professor of Religious Studies- Islam[]

The Religious Studies Department at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Islamic Studies. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with research expertise in the study of Islam and teaching expertise in Islam as a global religion. Area of specialization and methodology are open. Language proficiency should be appropriate to field of study.

Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body.

Teaching expectation is 2 courses per semester. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach Introduction to Islam and upper-level lecture and seminar-style courses related to their expertise. Successful applicants will be expected to contribute to William & Mary’s COLL curriculum.

https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/50451

Review Begins: 10/16/2022

-10/31: any news?

11/11 - first-round interview invite via zoom (x3)

12/14 - invitation for campus interview. (x1)

Franciscan School of Theology (San Diego, CA), Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of New Testament[]

Our Mission

The Franciscan School of Theology, a seminary and graduate school of theology, seeks to prepare candidates for the Roman Catholic priesthood, as well as lay women and men for professional ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. It also provides opportunities for ongoing formation and education for those who want to deepen their knowledge of the Christian faith and their skills in the practice of ministry. We achieve our mission by striving to fulfill three goals:

1. To integrate affective and intellectual growth through knowledge of the relationship among God, creation, ourselves, and our neighbors as expressed in Jesus Christ through the Roman Catholic tradition.

2. To create a communal environment that nurtures collaboration, inspires an apostolic spirit, and supports the development of a spiritual life appropriate to ministry in a changing world.

3. To affirm the richness of cultural diversity through the ways we compose our community, construct our learning environments, and invite students, staff, and faculty to share their cultural experiences and insights within the process of formation and education that shapes the students’ pastoral vision and practice.

Our theological vision is based on the Incarnation. We believe that God became human for us out of love. Following the example of St. Francis in his “Canticle of the Creatures,” we believe that all creation speaks to us of God because it was formed to reflect the face of Christ. Our vision of Christ includes all creation in an embrace of mutuality, equality, and respect. We seek to foster a relationship of brother and sister to each other. Our theological tradition encourages us to emphasize the unique revelation of God in each person, in every culture and in all creatures, and fosters special concern for those on the margins of society and the Church. The Franciscan School of Theology is committed to embodying Franciscan theology in a religiously and culturally diverse world. In our living, our learning, our relationships, and our community, we address both the head and the heart by integrating the pastoral and academic dimensions of theological study. We offer a multicultural Christian community in which to prepare for ministry.

The Franciscan School of Theology is owned and operated by the Province of St. Barbara of the Order of Friars Minor. The School is affiliated with the University of San Diego.

Position Information

Job Title: Assistant Professor of the New Testament (tenure-track)

The Franciscan School of Theology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the New Testament. We seek a gifted scholar and teacher who is able to engage students in relating the biblical text to ministry in the church and the world.

Candidates should be prepared to offer introductory graduate-level courses on the New Testament and the Old Testament (each offered once a year), and more advanced courses in topics relating to the New Testament. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to and competence for teaching in the online Master of Theological Studies in Franciscan Theology, offered in collaboration between FST and the University of San Diego. In addition to a demonstrated record of teaching and research in the area of New Testament and its reception, the successful candidate will be committed to promoting the vision of Franciscan theology with its emphasis on the Incarnation.

Tenure-track faculty appointments at the Franciscan School of Theology offer competitive salaries and full benefits. Additionally, FST provides financial support for ongoing faculty development. Faculty may also apply for a semester-long paid sabbatical to support their scholarship before applying for tenure.

Essential Duties

The standard teaching load is 2/2, and most classes have 8-18 students enrolled. Faculty are expected to contribute to the School through committee work, advising students, directing thesis papers, and participating in the community of scholars and learners that we embody at FST.

Education and Experience Required

A successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in New Testament no later than July 1, 2023. The position starts fall 2023. The Franciscan School of Theology is committed to embodying Franciscan theology in a religiously and culturally diverse world. A multicultural community is a necessity for training future ministers. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three references for letters of recommendation, and a teaching statement by December 15, 2022. Please submit materials to ntfacultysearch@fst.edu

Questions about the position may be addressed to Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ, vice president for academic affairs, at jmousseau@fst.edu. FST is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

2/1: rejection letter

St. John's University (Queens, NY), Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Black Christian Theologies[]

The Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the cornerstone and oldest division of St. John’s University. The College offers three undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Although the College has always emphasized the liberal arts tradition, we offer more than thirty majors and forty minors in the arts and sciences, business, and education. The college’s graduate division provides numerous programs leading to master’s and doctorate degrees. St. John’s College serves approximately 3300 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty in the College also teach the majority of courses in the University’s core curriculum whose courses are taken by every St. John’s University undergraduate student regardless of college/school or major. For additional information, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences.

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies includes twenty full-time faculty and over thirty adjunct faculty. We serve undergraduate students in Queens, Staten Island, and on the university’s global campuses, and offer a Master of Arts in Theology on our Queens campus and online. Our faculty members embrace the teacher-scholar ideal, maintaining active research agendas while delivering excellent instruction in the classroom. Over the years, several of our faculty members have been selected to participate in the nationally competitive summer workshops on teaching sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religious Studies. Our faculty publish widely across a range of theological sub-disciplines. They participate actively in the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the College Theology Society, and the Society of Christian Ethics. In 2016, the Department secured a grant of nearly $600,000 from the Lilly Endowment to establish the Vincentian Summer Leadership Institute, a summer program that brings high school students for a weeklong residential experience of service and theological education. http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences/theology-and-religious-studies.  

Responsibilities

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. We seek candidates with research and teaching emphases in Black Christian theologies in the United States. The successful candidate may be a specialist in one or more theological disciplines, including biblical studies, constructive or systematic theologies, theological ethics, Christian spiritualities, church history, and Christian ministry. Competency in contemporary theories of race and ethnicity is expected, and competencies in one or more of the following areas would be preferred: Black Catholicism, Black theologies in the Americas, religions of the African diaspora, womanist thought, decolonial thought. Candidates will also be expected to teach courses in critical race and ethnic studies. The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree in theology or religious studies by the time of the hire, evidence of teaching experience (e.g., a teaching portfolio), demonstrate potential for publication in refereed journals, and be committed to the university’s Roman Catholic and Vincentian mission.

Application Process

Application review will begin on November 21, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application addressing teaching and training philosophy, curriculum vitae, a selection of publications, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically to:  

Patrick Flanagan C.M., Ph.D.,  

[[5]]

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Theology & Religious Studies

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

[2/1]--Zoom interview scheduled

[2/15]-Zoom interview

[2/27]--On campus interview notification via phone; scheduled for end of March 2023

Xavier University of Louisiana, Assistant Professor of Theology, Religions of the Black Atlantic World[]

The Department of Theology at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a tenure track position in Religions in the Black Atlantic World at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2023. A Ph.D. or Th.D. in Theology or Religious Studies is required, with ABD candidates considered.

We are open to a range of theoretical approaches to studying religion in the Black Atlantic world, including from theology, biblical studies, and the history of religions. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to and expand existing departmental curricular offerings and have a knowledge of and appreciation for post-Vatican II Catholic theology.

Apply through: https://jobs.xula.edu/postings/2237

[2/14]--Teaching materials requested

[2/15]--Zoom interview

[2/27]--On campus visit invitation extended

[2/15]-Zoom interview

Capital University, Assistant Professor of Indigenous and/or Asian Religions [Search Extended--new deadline][]

Capital University, a mid-size, comprehensive, private university in Columbus, Ohio, invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Religion, rank and salary commensurate with experience. Ph.D. and substantive teaching experience are required. Area of specialization: anthropological study of religion, using social scientific methodology. Teaching will include world religions and Indigenous religions. We especially seek expertise beyond the Abrahamic traditions. Applicants working with postcolonial/decolonial approaches are welcome. Teaching load for this position is 4/4 (12 credit hours) per semester, 75% in one or more of four Signature Learning courses: a general religion course required of all undergraduates, a first-year seminar reflecting area of specialization, and 300-level courses in humanities and in global systems reflecting area of specialization that will be cross-listed as religion electives. Courses to be taught in addition to those in Signature Learning might include Introduction to Asian Religions, Advanced Asian Religion and Philosophy, Native American Religions, Mythology Around the World, and courses designed by the instructor.

The successful candidate also will maintain an active profile of service and scholarship, provide academic advisement to students, participate on committees, and provide service to the university and profession.

Applications should be submitted to ApplicantPro by February 24, 2022, for full consideration. Preliminary Zoom interviews will begin mid-March. Submit: (1) a letter of interest that addresses your qualifications for the position and states how your teaching, scholarship, and service will support the university mission: Capital University transforms lives by empowering an inclusive community of learners through engaging academic, co-curricular, and professional experiences, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience evincing best practices in student-centered pedagogy, (4) a separate statement (maximum 500 words) outlining how you would support Capital's goal of increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum, and (5) a complete set of evaluations from one class. Applicants considered for preliminary interviews via Zoom will then be asked to submit an unofficial graduate transcript and three letters of recommendation, including at least one letter that directly addresses teaching experience and expertise. If the Ph.D. will not be in hand by March 2023, the applicant must submit a letter from the dean of the applicant's graduate program indicating approval for graduation no later than August 2023. The contract will be contingent upon having the Ph.D. in hand.

Please upload all materials listed above to the resume dropbox on the application. Capital University is enhanced by its location in the city of Columbus. Columbus is the 14th largest city in the nation, the fastest growing city in the Midwest, and Ohio's capital and most populated city. Rich in cultural diversity and the arts, Columbus is the center of the state's political activity, headquarters to several Fortune 500 companies, and ranks in Money magazine's picks of the ten best big cities. The tech and medical sectors in particular are growing. Capital University requires all employees to have received the full primary COVID-19 vaccination series (first one or two doses of the Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, or Pfizer vaccine) before the first day of employment. Individuals are not required to obtain a booster, but it is encouraged. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of having the full primary vaccination series OR file and be granted approval for a valid religious or medical exemption. If you have any concerns regarding this requirement, please discuss with Capital University's HR Department after you receive an offer of employment. Capital University does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of an offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation. Capital University is committed to increasing the diversity of the Capital community and curriculum. This commitment includes Capital's dedication to the development of faculty and staff who are committed to inclusive practices in teaching, learning, working and all other campus and community interactions. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information on Capital University, visit our website at www.capital.edu.

Capital University offers a rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, family education benefits, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and free parking.[]

St. Mary's Seminary & University - Open Position in Systematic Theology - Open Rank - Applications due January 1, 2023, start date Fall 2023[]

St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD invites applications for a position in Systematic Theology for the School of Theology/Seminary program, beginning Fall, 2023. This faculty position is responsible for graduate-level, seminary teaching in all areas of Systematic Theology, and may be responsible for teaching in other areas of theology and in philosophy, according to the institution’s needs and the candidate’s ability. The ideal candidate would be a Roman Catholic priest with a terminal ecclesiastical degree in the field, but lay candidates are also encouraged to apply. Rank is open and commensurate with prior achievement. St. Mary’s Seminary and University offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application materials can be submitted at https://forms.gle/6q5c2DugA8WQvS36A or may be emailed to Dr. Matthew Dugandzic, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Theology and Praeses of the Ecclesiastical Faculty, at [[6]]. If emailing, include “Open Systematics Position” in the subject line. Applications will be received through January 1, 2023.

Skidmore College - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - Open Specialization- applications due October 21, start date Fall 2023[]

https://eodq.fa.us6.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/requisitions/preview/865/

The Department of Religious Studies at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor Rank to commence in Fall 2023. Area of specialization for this position is open. The successful candidate will be methodologically innovative and will complement the department’s current strengths. We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically underrepresented in the academy. The candidate will be expected to teach RE 105 “American Gods” (an introduction to religious studies with a focus on American religions); a religious studies course that emphasizes theory and method; a course that contributes to the College’s interdisciplinary first-year seminar program; and 200- and 300-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.  The hired candidate will demonstrate a commitment to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, scholarship, and service. Additional responsibilities include advising students and service activities at the College. The position involves an in-person teaching load of 18 credits per year which typically equates to 5 courses per academic year.

Skidmore College is a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, with a student population of 2,600 (8:1 student-faculty ratio), 26% of whom are domestic students of color, 10% are international students, and 15% are first generation college students.

Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.  A complete application includes the following materials:  

1) Cover letter

2) Curriculum vitae

3) A statement on how you enact your commitments to justice (such as antiracism, feminism, decolonial practice) in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

4) Names and contact information for three references, who may be contacted at a later date.

All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. Please label your documents with your last name and what they are (e.g., “LastName_CV”, “LastName_Cover”, etc.).

Candidates who move forward in the search will be expected to provide additional materials (including a teaching statement and writing samples) at a later date. If you have questions about submitting your application through the portal, please contact Human Resources at: [[7]] or (518) 580-5800. Other inquiries about the position should be sent to the search chair Ryan Overbey ([[8]]) and the search committee’s Diversity Advocate Lucia Hulsether ([[9]]).

Education: To be considered, candidates must have a Ph.D. in religious studies or a related field by September 1, 2023.

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.

EEO STATEMENT

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Is this the same job that someone resigned from last year? https://twitter.com/BradleyOnishi/status/1531849393401237504

  • That's what it looks like! Pretty sad that the job market is so tight that this job will probably get 100s of apps despite everyone knowing this is a shitty department :/
  • Eek it also looks llike they have just 1 person in the department with tenure and it is the chair, and everyone else is either assistant or lecturer. Power dynamics anyone?!
  • [11/1]--teaching materials requested (x2)
  • [11/22]--any updates post submission of teaching materials? <--- Nothing here. Guessing they have to have made their calls. Strange to request teaching materials and then never talk to those from whom you asked. Guess that was a sorting. Oh well.
  • [12/5]— any updates since the previous post? <-- Nothing here. [12/5]<---Rejection received. Good luck.
  • [12/5] - Zoom interview request
  • [12/16] - Campus visit extended (x1)

Bates College - Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture - Review begins 1 November - start August 2023[]

Link to job advertisement: https://www.bates.edu/employment/opportunities/?job=492560

The Department of Art and Visual Culture, in conjunction with the Religious Studies Department and the Classical and Medieval Studies Program, seeks a tenure-track colleague in premodern visual cultures with an emphasis on visual cultures produced in and among varied religious cultures, including Islamic, Christian, and/or Jewish, in the centuries before 1500 CE. We envision a colleague whose research and teaching attend to issues of power and privilege, racism and colonialism as these exist(ed) within the historical world under consideration, within the academic fields of the history of art and visual cultures and religious studies, and as they relate foundationally to modern structures of oppression.

The successful candidate will teach five courses per year in premodern visual cultures. Courses should range from beginning to advanced levels and some should center substantial religious-studies content, broadly defined. Academic advising - including senior-thesis advising - is a regular component of the position.

Our students represent a wide range of experiences and identities. We seek a colleague who is committed to building a strong and inclusive community of learning in our related fields. We encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented backgrounds and identities, individuals who have followed nontraditional pathways to higher education, and individuals with a demonstrated interest in advancing the college’s continuing commitments to equity and inclusion. Candidates should identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2022. Applicants should submit the following: a cover letter (including a brief overview of scholarly work and a list of potential courses); curriculum vitae (including a list of referees); and statements on teaching, research, and past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence and other equity and inclusion efforts. Applicants should also anticipate providing a sample of their written work, as well as three letters of recommendation, in subsequent stages of the search process.

  • 1/29 - Any updates?

East Tennessee State University - Assistant Professor - DEADLINE BY OCTOBER 3rd - start January 2023 (deadline passed and posting removed on job application site)[]

The Department of History, in the College of Arts and Sciences, is seeking a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in January 2023. We seek a colleague who has the ability to engage in, conversations across the disciplines of history, religious studies, Black American studies, and Appalachian Studies (AOS American religious history, broadly construed). This appointment will be shared between the Departments of History, Appalachian Studies, and Philosophy (administrative home of the religious studies program) all of whom participate in an interdisciplinary religious studies program.

The successful candidate must be willing/prepared to teach at least one semester of an American History Survey and/or an introduction to the study of world religions. AOC: religion in Southern Appalachia, or an interest in developing a teaching and research program in this region. Assignment will include a 3/3 teaching load, expectations of research, and usual service duties. For consideration, candidates must apply and submit all required documents to the university’s hiring system and follow any special instructions listed in the posting.

ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

https://jobs.etsu.edu/postings/22393

Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison - Fellow - DEADLINE BY OCTOBER 27th - Start August 2023[]

The Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH) at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is pleased to offer two Robert M. Kingdon Fellowships for the academic year 2023-2024, to be awarded to scholars from outside the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Through a generous bequest from Robert M. Kingdon, the Kingdon Fellowship sponsors scholars working in the humanities in the historical, literary, artistic, and/or philosophical studies of Christian and/or Jewish religious traditions and their role in society. Projects may focus on any period from antiquity to the present, on any part of the world, and in any field(s) in the humanities. They may explore various forms of the Jewish and/or Christian traditions; the interaction of one or both of these with other religious traditions; and/or the relationship of one or both of these religions to other aspects of society within or outside of Europe. The Kingdon Fellowship does not typically support editions. Anthologies, or translations.

Kingdon Fellows are expected to be in residence at the IRH throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend this residency through the following summer on a non-stipendiary basis. However, the fellowship may not be deferred for any reason. The award provides a stipend of $60,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application.

Applications are due Thursday, October 27, 2022. Notification of awards will be made by early March 2023.

Access full call and link to digital application here: https://irh.wisc.edu/irh-fellowships/ (scroll down to “External Fellowships”).

Houston Theological Seminary [Houston Baptist Univ], Open Track Professor of Theology + Online Coordinator[]

Houston Baptist University is a private, Christian university in the heart of Houston. We have a Baptist heritage, a "mere Christian" faculty from many denominations, and a new theological vision statement: https://hbu.edu/about-hbu/ten-pillars/pillars/.  Houston is one of the most diverse and fastest growing cities in the nation. HBU reflects this with our growth and our demographic diversity. We continue to break records with our incoming freshmen class sizes, and our online offerings continue to grow as well.  

The School of Christian Thought is growing in size and the number of program offerings. This year, the School of Christian Thought will launch our first doctoral program - the DMin - which offers two tracks: New Testament and Faith & Culture. A key part of our growth has been our embrace of online teaching. We now have students across the globe pursuing their bachelor's and master's. We are searching for someone to join our team with a passion to teach our online students and lead our online programs. Incoming faculty will join a warm community of scholars with active research projects. Community life in the school centers around our fortnightly research seminar with faculty, students, and guest speakers joining in the room and virtually from around the world. We also host weekly prayer gatherings and meals with students.  

HBU seeks to fill the following faculty position within the School of Christian Thought: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in one of the following areas:

  • Historical or Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology

Additionally, candidates will serve as the Online Program Coordinator for the School of Christian Thought.

Candidates could start August 2022, January 2023, or fall 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should email SCTDean@HBU.edu a CV and a cover letter indicating your vision for Christian online education and agreement with the new Ten Pillars: https://hbu.edu/about-hbu/ten-pillars/pillars/ Qualified applicants will then be encouraged to apply  

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide vision and leadership for Christian, online education
  • Act as liaison between the School of Christian Thought and Pampell Online Division
  • Help in the hiring and mentoring of adjuncts for online course sections
  • Staff the online courses with instructors, working together with the Department Chairs
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of online courses
  • Be the first point of contact for online students and faculty
  • Teach a 4-4 load, at least half of which will be online
  • Perform other duties as needed

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide excellent teaching to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of delivery formats;
  • Actively integrate the Christian faith in teaching;
  • Actively engage in scholarly work in their related discipline; and,
  • Engage in various service activities to the School, University, and community.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have an earned PhD.  
  • Professional experience within the candidate's discipline or in a related field will be an advantage.
  • HBU seeks candidates with an active Christian faith who are willing to integrate faith and learning in the classroom. The candidate must be able to document an excellent teaching record and provide evidence of scholarly interests and achievements.

University of Chicago Divinity School - Early Modernities/Reformations (open rank) - applications due September 15, start date August 2023[]

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for tenure-track position(s) from scholars whose work focuses in the area of Early Modernities/Reformations, for an appointment date of July 1, 2023.  Rank and salary are open.  We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

Applicants should possess broad knowledge of the area of Early Modernities/Reformations and be able to teach 15th through 18th century developments in Europe and beyond (e.g., Latin America), including major theological and philosophical positions and the “encounters” or collisions of cultures in the broader Atlantic world resulting from the history of colonization, with a sensitivity to the (European and) North American aftermath. Research focus and preferred methodology within the given period are open but familiarity with longstanding traditions of scholarship in the field is desirable. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion and in other fields and areas within the University.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach graduate students in its Ph.D., M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many members of the faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Senior candidates are encouraged to list any leadership and other distinctive experience in the field relevant to the position.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022, and will continue until the position(s) is/are filled or the search is closed.  Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi of courses you have designed, if applicable, 5) a statement articulating your future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages.  If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system.  For senior positions, we will solicit letters only for finalist(s).  Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/108455 .  If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=63565

10/24 - email requesting a Zoom interview

Princeton Theological Seminary, Open Rank - Early Christian Theology, due September 15, 2022[]

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Early Christian Theology to commence on or about July 1, 2023. Rank open (assistant, associate, full professor).

The candidate should have primary research and teaching interests in early Christian theology. Secondary interest in ecumenical theology is highly desirable.

The candidate selected for this position will be dedicated to the church's life and work, and equipped to teach persons preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in theology as well as the MDiv or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.

The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary's degree programs (MDiv, MA, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary's mission, the Department's needs, and the appointee's research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including PhD supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the Seminary's life.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application site at: [http://apply.interfolio.com/108678]. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2023.   Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, Dean of Academic Affairs, at [[10]].

Stetson University, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (with a focus on Christianities in the U.S., Latin America, and/or the Caribbean), review of applications begins Nov. 11, 2022[]

Stetson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Christian studies at the assistant professor level in the Department of Religious Studies. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the study of Christianity in hand by August 2023. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and a willingness to be a collaborative and engaged member of the Department and the University community.

The teaching load is three courses per semester, and teaching assignments will include introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on Christianities in the U.S., Latin America, and/or the Caribbean. The Department especially welcomes applications from scholars who have a specialty in Black/African American or Latine/Hispanic communities and traditions; have a competence to teach courses in New Testament/early Christianities; and/or can add to the methodological breadth of the department. The ability to offer courses on emerging forms of religiosity in the U.S. is also a desirable qualification. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to one or more of Stetson’s interdisciplinary programs, such as Africana Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Gender Studies, Global Development, or Environmental Studies.

Along with courses that augment the non-confessional study of religions within a liberal arts context — including courses that meaningfully incorporate perspectives of marginalized communities — candidates must be prepared to teach courses that satisfy specific general education requirements, such as Culture and Belief, Historical Inquiry, and Personal and Social Responsibility. Course assignments may also include a First-Year Seminar or Junior Seminar, Senior Research, Methods and Theories in the Study of Religion, and the Department Colloquium. The Religious Studies Department is committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment in which students of varying backgrounds and aspirations critically engage topics involving race, gender, class, and religious pluralism, among others, and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or with experiences relevant to these areas to apply.

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

Salary: Salary is competitive

Starting Date:  August 15, 2023

Application: Applicants should supply a cover letter, a statement of the applicant’s philosophy of teaching and learning in the liberal arts, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.  In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the equitable inclusion of historically excluded groups.

All information may be submitted electronically to the Department of Religious Studies at religiousstudies@stetson.edu with the subject, Faculty Position.  While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to: Department of Religious Studies, Stetson University, 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 835, DeLand, FL 32723.

Applications will be considered beginning on November 11, 2022

Stetson 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.  Working closely with faculty, staff, 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.

Villanova University, Assistant Professor - Christian Ethics, Theology and Religious Studies, due September 4, 2022[]

Posting Number: 2022929F Direct inquiries to trsearch1@villanova.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.villanova.edu.

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in fall 2023.

We seek a colleague in the field of Christian Ethics who specializes in the study of gender, sexuality, and/or family ethics. Additional research interest in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred: racial justice, Christian bioethics, or incarceration ethics.

We welcome applications from individuals whose research and teaching enhances our focus on the Augustinian tradition of faith engaging culture. In addition, candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach in a Catholic Christian theological context and to contribute to the formation of individuals for lay ministries. We especially encourage applications from scholars underrepresented in the field.

Responsibilities include teaching the Theology and Religious Studies course in the College core curriculum (Faith, Reason, and Culture; Global Religious Experience; or Catholic Studies); teaching elective courses in the undergraduate curriculum; offering a range of master’s and doctoral level courses on a regular basis; mentoring students beyond the classroom; and performing service to the Department, College, and the University.

A complete application includes a letter of interest, a current resume, a writing sample, three letters of reference, transcripts (unofficial copies), and three statements: on teaching philosophy; on research methods and interests; and on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Letters of reference must be submitted directly and confidentially by the reviewers. Applications must include the contact information for three references who will receive a secure email link to upload confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted. If chosen as a finalist, a statement of contribution to Villanova’s mission must be provided at the time of the on-campus interview.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via video conferencing. The finalist must provide official transcripts at the time of appointment. To receive consideration, complete applications, including letters of recommendation, must be received by September 4, 2022.

9/20-invited to zoom interviews

9/29-Zoom interview held

10/24-invited to on-campus interview on 11/15

12/8-got notification that the position was extended to finalist and finalist accepted.

Villanova University, Assistant Professor - New Testament Studies, Theology and Religious Studies, due September 4, 2022[]

Posting Number: 2022928F Direct inquiries to trsearch2@villanova.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.villanova.edu.

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in fall 2023.

We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in the Gospels. The successful candidate will also have competence in extracanonical early Christian literature and engage with the reception of the Bible in later Christian history and broader intellectual culture.

We welcome applications from individuals whose research and teaching enhances our focus on the Augustinian tradition of faith engaging culture and who bring biblical historical questions in conversation with contemporary cultural issues. In addition, candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach in a Catholic Christian theological context and to contribute to the formation of women and men for lay ministries. We especially encourage applications from scholars underrepresented in the field.

Responsibilities include teaching the Theology and Religious Studies course in the College core curriculum (Faith, Reason, and Culture; Global Religious Experience; or Catholic Studies); teaching elective courses in the undergraduate curriculum; offering a range of master’s and doctoral level courses on a regular basis; mentoring students beyond the classroom; and performing service to the Department, College, and the University.

Candidates must hold a doctorate by the start of the appointment and must demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, teaching, and student mentorship. All applicants must have training in the study of early Christian texts in their original languages, grounding in both the historical study of the Bible and contemporary hermeneutical approaches (e.g., postcolonial, womanist, feminist, mujerista, non-Western), and familiarity with the broader ancient Mediterranean world (including the literature of the Old Testament / Hebrew Bible).

A complete application includes a letter of interest, a current resume, a writing sample, three letters of reference, transcripts (unofficial copies), and three statements: on teaching philosophy; on research methods and interests; and on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Letters of reference must be submitted directly and confidentially by the reviewers. Applications must include the contact information for three references who will receive a secure email link to upload confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted. If chosen as a finalist, a statement of contribution to Villanova’s mission must be provided at the time of the on-campus interview.

Preliminary interviews will be conducted via video conferencing. The finalist must provide official transcripts at the time of appointment. To receive consideration, complete applications, including letters of recommendation, must be received by September 4, 2022.

Simon Fraser University, The J. S. Woodsworth Chair in Humanities, due August 31, 2022[]

More info on the position here: https://www.sfu.ca/globalhumanities/employment.html

The J. S. Woodsworth Chair in Humanities in the Department of Global Humanities at Simon Fraser University (SFU) was established to honour the legacy and spirit of James Shaver Woodsworth, a founder of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation in 1932, forerunner of today’s New Democratic Party. The Woodsworth legacy is tied not to specific projects or themes, but rather to moral courage, social sympathies, passion for truth, and intellectual pioneering in the pursuit of social progress, education, and empowerment. This academic appointment will involve teaching, research and, particularly, community engagement in close collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities.  In this capacity, the Chair-holder will: a) be expected to include a community development dimension within the range of their activities; b) play an active role in public programming; and c) support activities that contribute to the quality of the educational environment at SFU.

The Department of Global Humanities is an interdisciplinary unit that includes specialists in Classics, Early Christianity, Byzantine and Renaissance Studies, East-Asian Religions, Chinese and European literature, and Critical Theory.  The Department is increasingly interested in non-Western traditions of thought and culture, including Indigenous traditions.  

Applicants should forward a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and six letters of reference to applyjsw@sfu.ca by August 31, 2022.

Dartmouth College: School of Arts & Science: Arts and Humanities: Religion, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies[]

More info on the position here: https://apply.interfolio.com/111272

Open Date

Aug 10, 2022

Description

The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor of Judaism. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2023. We invite applications from qualified candidates who specialize in Judaism in any time period or geographical region, whose academic specialization lies in religion or in an academic discipline relating to the study of religion. We seek applicants grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, as well as the relevant primary languages. We are especially interested in applicants whose work incorporates theoretical perspectives such as feminist and queer theory, race theory, or postcolonial theory, and applicants who can complement our existing curriculum by adding new areas of focus, such as Judaism’s interactions with Islam, or Judaism in the Global South, among others.

Since its inception in 1949, the Religion Department has been committed to a multidisciplinary, globally diverse curriculum grounded in the academic study of religion as engaged through a variety of methodological approaches. The Department offers instruction, from the introductory to the advanced level, in most of the world’s major religious traditions. The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor. For further information about our department, visit: https://religion.dartmouth.edu/

The Department of Religion, 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 provide a diversity statement that addresses how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications

Qualifications include Ph.D. in Religion or a closely related field by the time of appointment, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. Requirements include teaching four courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters) and normal department service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced courses within their specialization, as well as contributing to the Department’s theoretical and methodological offerings.

Application Instructions

Please submit all materials electronically via Interfolio:

  1. Cover letter (addressed to Professor Reiko Ohnuma, Chair of the Department of Religion)
  2. CV (including the names of three references, with brief indications of their relationships to the candidate)
  3. Research statement
  4. Diversity statement

Three letters of reference, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample will be requested only for those applicants who advance to the stage of preliminary interviews.

Application review will begin October 30, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate conducting preliminary interviews at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Denver in November, at the Association for Jewish Studies meeting in Boston in December, or via Zoom for those not attending either meeting.

  • Updates
  • 11/10/22 Have preliminary interview invitations gone out?
    • 11/16 haven’t heard anything yet. Anyone else?
    • 11/28: received first-round interview

Northwestern University, Assistant Professor of Judaism[]

The Religious Studies Department and The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies seek to make a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Judaism (specialization open) with an expected start date of September 1, 2023. Successful candidates will have solid basis in classical Judaism, demonstrate teaching excellence, and combine their research interests with questions of theory and method in the study of religion and contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs of the Religious Studies Department. The position has a 4-course annual teaching load. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter.

To apply, please upload in PDF format a cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation, CV, and writing sample no longer than 25 pages. Applications must be submitted online and will be given primary consideration if received by November 1, 202

UConn: Assistant Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies[]

More info on the position here: https://apply.interfolio.com/111272

Search #: 496885

Work type: Full-time

Location: Storrs Campus

Categories: Faculty Tenure Track

INTRODUCTION

The Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life and the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Hebrew and Judaic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2023. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching focus on the Jewish experience in the ancient period; we are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic Judaism, and Jewish life under the Greeks and Romans. We also seek a candidate who has a vision for advancing our undergraduate and graduate programs in close collaboration with the Center’s Director.

The successful candidate will participate in the Center for Judaic Studies’ interdisciplinary program (https://judaicstudies.uconn.edu) on campus and in the community, and contribute through research and teaching to further the development of the Hebrew and Judaic Studies (HEJS) section of the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (https://languages.uconn.edu/hebrew/). HEJS is an interdisciplinary unit that offers an undergraduate major and minor in HEJS, as well as an MA/Ph.D. in LCL with a concentration in Judaic Studies.

The successful candidate will teach 4 courses per year at the Storrs campus, including large undergraduate survey lectures and advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in their area of interest. The candidate will share a deep commitment to effective and inclusive instruction and mentoring for a diverse student population. Development of a strong, ongoing research trajectory through high-quality publications, and engagement in service and outreach activities will also be expected.

We are interested in candidates with strong language abilities and, relatedly, teaching and research interests that can deepen connections with other sections in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. Likewise, we are also interested in candidates who may establish connections with the Departments of History, Philosophy, Anthropology, and related fields.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D. (or international equivalent) in Judaic Studies, Religion, History, Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Anthropology, or a related field by the start date of employment.
  • A strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, scholarly excellence in the field of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.
  • Experience teaching in Judaic Studies, History, Comparative Literature, and/or Religion.
  • Evidence of a deep commitment to supporting diversity, inclusion, and equity in a higher education setting.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong record of refereed publications.
  • Aptitude for teaching introductory lecture courses.
  • Experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation and non-traditional college students.
  • Ability to teach classes utilizing Hebrew, Aramaic, or another relevant research language.
  • Ability to be a major participant in the activities of UConn’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life in cooperation with the Center’s Director in cultivating Judaic Studies throughout the campus and state.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023.  Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. The position is based at the Storrs campus. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach at the Hartford and Stamford campuses.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/23138 and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter that addresses the criteria for the position, including research and teaching interests,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion statement,
  • Teaching statement,
  • Sample journal article or chapter,
  • Names and contact information for three letters of reference who have agreed to write in support of your application if requested.

It is preferred that applications are received by November 1, 2022, and the evaluation of applicants will continue until the position is filled.

  • Updates
    • 12/2 -anyone heard anything yet?
    • 12/7 - first round invitation received (x2)
    • any news on second rounds?


Metropolitan State University of Denver, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (due 2/2) https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=178227203&utm_source=12_22_22&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JobAgentEmail === Sub-Heading 2 ===[]
Providence College, Assistant Professor of New Testament (due 12/15) https://careers.providence.edu/postings/7261[]
University of Missouri, Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (due 12/2) https://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=178169987&utm_source=11_04_22&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=JobAgentEmail[]

- first round interview 1/26

2/3 - Invitation for campus visit

University of San Diego, Assistant Professor of New Testament (due 10/14) https://jobs.sandiego.edu/cw/en-us/job/496017/assistant-professor-of-theology-and-religious-studies[]

Non-Tenure-Track / Visiting Positions[]

University of Iowa: Visiting Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies[]

https://classicalstudies.org/placement-service/2022-2023/37494/visiting-assistant-professor-biblical-studies

The Department of Classics at The University of Iowa invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies for the 2023-2024 academic year, with the potential to extend up to three years based on instructional needs and satisfactory performance. This is a non-tenure track position. The teaching load is eight courses, or 22 s.h., per academic year. The successful candidate will have expertise in Hebrew Bible and/or New Testament, experience teaching courses in Biblical Studies, and demonstrated knowledge of Biblical Hebrew and/or Ancient Greek.

Education Required: Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible, New Testament, or related field at time of appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in Biblical Studies.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge of Biblical Hebrew or Ancient Greek.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of ancient language(s) other than Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Greek.
  • Experience using digital tools and methods in research or teaching.

Refer to requisition number 74785. Salary is $52,888 per year. Advertising will continue until the position is filled, with interviews conducted by Zoom. Review of applications will begin on April 17.

Application Materials

Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Apply at: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/74785

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Department of Classics and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

About this Position

University of Iowa

Visiting Assistant Professor (Non-Tenure-Track) 1 yr renewable up to 3 yrs

Area(s) of Specialization: Hebrew Bible and/or New Testament/Ancient Greek

Course Load: 4-4

Placement Year: 2022-2023 to begin Fall 2023

Link to More Information: https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/74785

  • 5/4: Zoom interview request

Skidmore College: Two-Year Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies[]

https://eodq.fa.us6.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/1075

Skidmore College’s Religious Studies Department invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Religious Studies to begin in Fall of 2023. We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically underrepresented in the academy and from those who can demonstrate a commitment to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching and scholarship. The position involves an in-person teaching load of 18 credits per year which typically equates to 5 courses per academic year. In Fall 2023 the successful candidate will be scheduled to teach “God/Sex/Love,” an introductory course on religion and sexuality; and “Religion and Society,” an introductory theory and methods course. In Spring 2024 the candidate will be scheduled to teach “American Gods,” an introduction to religious studies with a focus on religious diversity in the United States, as well as other course(s) in their specialization. The successful candidate will have considerable flexibility in their pedagogical approach to all these courses. Beyond the ability to teach the above-listed classes, area of specialization is open. However, the department would particularly welcome candidates who complement our current strengths and/or could contribute to courses in Black Studies, Afro-Caribbean Studies, Indigenous Studies, Latinx Studies, Islam, or Media and Film Studies.

Review of applications will begin 1 April, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes the following materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitæ
  3. A statement on how you enact your commitments to justice (such as antiracism, feminism, decolonial practice) in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.
  4. A teaching statement outlining how you would approach teaching the courses listed above, and briefly describing courses you would be excited to develop and teach during your time in this position. Please do not invest time into making syllabi for these courses—your teaching statement should give the committee a good sense of your approach to course development and pedagogy, without getting bogged down in week-to-week specifics.
  5. Names and contact information for two references, who may be contacted at a later date.

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice.

EEO STATEMENT

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

University of Chicago, Divinity School, Postdoctoral Scholar, Deadline Nov. 1[]

Description

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for one-year Postdoctoral Scholars in Islamic Studies for the academic year of 2023-24. There are two available positions. The field of specialization within Islamic Studies is open.

Postdoctoral Scholars will be expected to conduct their own research towards a book or another project; to teach one quarter-long course; to reside in the Chicago area for the duration of the academic calendar year, September 26, 2023, through June 1, 2024; to participate actively in programming activities related to Islamic Studies through the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, including writing a post for Sightings; to participate in the Council on Advanced Studies (CAS) workshop in Islamic Studies and present their work in one of the workshop sessions; to hone interview and job skills with UChicagoGRAD, an on-campus resource focused on guiding postdocs and graduate students towards professional satisfaction; and to participate actively in the life of the Divinity School community.

Qualifications

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. before the start of the appointment on September 1, 2023, and the Ph.D. must have been awarded since September 1, 2018. Fluency in English and relevant Islamic language(s) is required.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and will continue until the positions are filled.

  • 1/9: received email notice that my candidacy was no longer being pursued

Georgetown University, Assistant Teaching Professor (due 12/31)[]

https://careers.insidehighered.com/job/2607489/assistant-teaching-professor-of-theology-and-religious-studies/

1.30: Currently conducting finalist interviews

2.2: Personal rejection email received. Despite being open to any and all areas of interest, "The Department decided we needed New Testament teaching above all else so the finalists are all from that field."


Hamilton College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Classics (Late Antiquity)

- Scheduled Zoom interview on Jan 23


Reed College, Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Deadline Nov.1[]

The Religion department at Reed College invites applications for two full-time, two-year appointments for Visiting Assistant Professors, to commence August, 2023. We prefer scholars trained in religious studies whose research engages one of three desired domains: 1) climate change and environment; 2) comparative race and ethnicity; 3) science and medicine. We are open to scholars with the relevant linguistic training who specialize in any religious tradition, historical period, or geographical complex. Candidates must have successful college-level teaching experience and an ambitious research program. They must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.

  • Updates
    • Zoom interview request 11/29
    • Zoom interview 12/8 (committee indicated they would be in touch by the end of December).
    • 01/19 - Has anyone heard anything?
    • Campus visits were held late Jan-Early Feb

University of North Florida, Instructor (renewable), Deadline Nov. 28[]

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of North Florida seeks an excellent teacher for a full-time instructor position. This is a renewable position (with a promotion opportunity) in the Religious Studies program. Candidates should have competence in theoretical issues in the academic study of religion and a primary disciplinary identity in Religious Studies, area of specialization open. Teaching responsibilities at the lower level will include Comparative Religions and IDS 1932, an interdisciplinary writing course that supports UNF’s Writing Around the Curriculum QEP (topics vary by instructor). Teaching responsibilities at the upper level will include courses in the candidate’s area of expertise as well as a course or courses that could contribute to UNF’s new interdisciplinary Africana Studies program. This is a teaching-oriented, ongoing, promotable position with some service/committee opportunities.

We are particularly interested in applicants that will assist in growing Religious Studies at UNF and candidates who could meaningfully contribute to community-based learning opportunities, which are important for both Religious Studies and Africana Studies majors and supports our Carnegie Community Engaged Institution status. Our new colleague will teach four courses per semester (with available summer teaching if desired), make meaningful service contributions, and be a welcome addition to our program and to our interdisciplinary communities.

In 2020 and 2021, UNF received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the HEED institutions and was recognized as a Diversity Champion in both 2020 and 2021. The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty, and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences, and strongly encourage applications from women and non-binary persons, those from underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation. UNF faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence in all phases of instruction and service.

Ph.D. in Religious Studies at time of employment is preferred, ABD will be considered. Salary negotiable, full benefits included. To apply, applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at www.unfjobs.org in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Teaching portfolio should include a statement of teaching philosophy, syllabi of courses taught and evaluation data for recent courses (including peer observation if available), sample syllabi for Comparative Religion and for an upper-level course of the candidate’s choice (new or one that has been taught previously), and examples of methods and strategies for teaching writing. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by Nov 28th. Once the completed application and documents are submitted, candidates will receive a confirmation number that should be kept for their records.

Contact Dr. Sarah Mattice at [[11]] with any question about the position.

Kenyon College, Religious Studies: Visiting Assistant Professor in Islam. Deadline December 1st.[]

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Religious Studies with a specialization in Islam as a sabbatical replacement. We seek a broadly trained scholar of religion who can teach Islam in a range of historical and geographic contexts engaging with material culture, textual analysis, and/or ethnography. The teaching load is five courses over two semesters (2/3 or 3/2). This includes one section of our department’s introduction to religion course (Encountering Religion in a Global Context) and four other introductory survey and advanced seminar courses in Islam or related areas according to the candidate’s expertise. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to excellent teaching, including the use of inclusive pedagogies, along with strong mentoring and academic support of diverse student populations.

The term of appointment will be July 1, 2023, through June 30, 2024. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree by the time of appointment or be in advanced ABD status. A complete application will include: 1) A 2-page cover letter detailing teaching experience and teaching philosophy, as well as a description of scholarly work and research trajectory; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) an unofficial transcript and 4) Contact information for three recommenders. Letters of reference will be requested from the top 25 candidates. Review of applications will begin December 1st and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary virtual interviews in January and conduct campus interviews in February. Please contact Dr. Krista Dalton, chair of the search committee, with any questions at [[12]]. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://careers.kenyon.edu/cw/en-us/job/492899/visiting-assistant-professor-in-islam.

  • Top 25 pool made; letters of reference solicited.
  • Top 10 virtual interviews scheduled
  • Top 3 invited to campus
  • 1/19 - rejection received via email

Center for Jewish History (USA: NYC) - NEH Scholar in Residence[]

  • 12 Month Research Position to support original research conducted at the Center
  • Applications are welcome from scholars working in a broad range of fields within the humanities and social sciences
  • Must have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship
  • Fellowships carry a stipend of $60,000 for a period of 12 months
  • Fellows conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one public program based on the research conducted, and actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center.
  • Deadline: December 15, 2022

The University of Tennessee (Knoxville), College of Arts and Sciences: Lecturer in Religious Studies (Jewish Studies), due May 16, 2022[]

Apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/106355

Open Date: May 3, 2022

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a full-time (100%) Lecturer to begin August 1, 2022. This non-tenure-track position may be renewable, contingent upon the Department's staffing needs and support from the College, as well as evidence of excellent teaching. The position comes with full benefits, and the University of Tennessee has a well-established promotion system for non-tenure-line faculty. The teaching load is 4-4, including “Judaism”; “The American Jewish Experience,” and “Religions of the World."

Qualifications

Demonstrated excellence in teaching and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (or a relevant field) are preferred, although ABDs will be considered. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a letter of application, along with a C.V., contact information for three references, and a relevant syllabus via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin May 16, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Helene Sinnreich (hsinnreich@utk.edu), Chair - Lecturer in Religious Studies (Jewish Studies) committee, with any questions.

Faculty Positions outside of Canada and the U.S.[]

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor (Religious Studies), due February 14, 2023[]

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Cultural and Religious Studies

Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor (Religious Studies)

(Ref: 220003F6) (Closing date: February 14, 2023)

Theology and Religious Studies at CUHK is ranked 39th globally in the QS World University Rankings by Subject. The department plays a particularly important role in the development of religious studies in the Chinese-speaking world. It now invites applications for an Associate/ Assistant Professorship in Chinese Buddhism.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in Chinese Buddhism or Chinese religions; (ii) proven record of original and outstanding publications; (iii) demonstrated potentials for research grant application; (iv) strong commitment to teaching postgraduate and undergraduate (including general education) courses related to Chinese Buddhism; and preferably (v) successful experience of supervising M.Phil./Ph.D. students.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to 3 years initially commencing September 2023 or January 2024, which, subject to budget, performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

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.

Leiden University, University Lecturer in Chinese Religions, Tenure Track - due September 1, 2022[]

Leiden University invites applications for a University Lecturer in Chinese Religions, to begin 1 January 2023. This position is situated in the Leiden Institute for Area Studies, and priorities include collaboration in research, teaching, and administration across the full width of Religious Studies and China Studies. Applications must be submitted via the Leiden University Careers System.

Key responsibilities:

  • Original research involving primary sources and/or fieldwork as appropriate.
  • Teaching, curriculum development, and thesis supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels in programmes including the BA Religious Studies, the MA Religious Studies, the BA China Studies, the MA Asian Studies, and the BA International Studies.
  • Supervision of PhD research.
  • A commitment to acquisition of research funding from national and international funding bodies.
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media.
  • Administrative duties, commensurate with career stage.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD degree in Religious Studies, Chinese Studies, or another relevant field. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered.
  • Research expertise in Chinese Religions. Areas of special interest include but are not limited to Daoism and Chinese popular religion.
  • An ability to link the historically grounded study of Chinese Religions to contemporary, comparative, and theoretical issues in the study of religion.
  • An excellent command of Mandarin and other relevant research and/or source languages.
  • A compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field.
  • A record of research funding acquisition, commensurate with career stage.
  • A publication record that is commensurate with career stage.
  • An affinity with area studies, and the ability to work from interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative perspectives.
  • A commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content, which may include general courses in Religious Studies and China Studies.
  • A commitment to high-quality supervision practice at the BA, MA, and PhD levels. The ability to supervise written work on modern and contemporary topics at the BA and MA levels.
  • Administrative abilities, commensurate with career stage.
  • A strong affinity with and capacity for teamwork in an intercultural and multi-ethnic work environment.
  • An excellent command of English. The majority of the MA programmes at Leiden University are taught in English, and staff members who have a better command of English than of Dutch may teach in English in BA programmes as well.
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Dutch, they are expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years of the appointment. LIAS will make resources available to this end.

Information

Queries can be directed to Anne Sytske Keijser MA, Programme Chair of China Studies, email: a.s.keijser@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications

Applications must be received no later than 1 September 2022. Applications should be in English and be submitted via the blue button in our application system. Please ensure that you include in one single PDF document named ‘FAMILY Name – Given name – Vacancy Number’ and in this order:

  • A letter of motivation, including a personal vision for the study of Chinese Religions within the broader field of Religious Studies.
  • A CV including education and employment history, publications, language skills, invited talks and presentations, and courses taught.
  • A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages).
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (max. 1 page).
  • One sample syllabus for an introductory BA-level lecture course on Chinese Religions and one sample syllabus for an MA-level seminar course on a topic of the applicant’s choosing.
  • Names, positions, and contact details of three referees (letters are not requested at this stage).

Applications must be submitted via the Leiden University Careers System. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentatively scheduled for mid-September 2022.

Leiden University, University Lecturer in Hinduism and Material Religion, Tenure Track - due September 1, 2022[]

Leiden University invites applications for a University Lecturer in Hinduism and Material Religion, to begin 1 January 2023. This position is situated in the Leiden Institute for Area Studies and priorities include collaboration in research, teaching and administration across the full width of Religious Studies and South and Southeast Asian Studies. Applications must be submitted via the Leiden University Careers System.

Key responsibilities:

  • Original research, involving primary sources and/or fieldwork as appropriate.
  • Teaching, curriculum development, and thesis supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels in programmes including the BA and MA Religious Studies, the BA South and Southeast Asian Studies, the MA Asian Studies, and the BA International Studies.
  • Supervision of PhD research.
  • A commitment to acquisition of research funding from national and international funding bodies.
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media.
  • Administrative duties, commensurate with career stage.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD degree in Religious Studies or another relevant field. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered.
  • Research expertise in Hinduism and Material Religion.
  • A compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field.
  • A record of research funding acquisition, commensurate with career stage.
  • A publication record that is commensurate with career stage.
  • An ability to link the historically grounded study of Hinduism to contemporary, comparative, and theoretical issues in the study of material religion.
  • An excellent command of at least one relevant source language.
  • An affinity with area studies, and the ability to work from interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative perspectives.
  • A willingness to help develop research and teaching involving Leiden’s special collections and local museums.
  • A commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content, which may include general courses in Religious Studies and South and Southeast Asian Studies.
  • A commitment to high-quality supervision practice at the BA, MA, and PhD levels. The ability to supervise written work on modern and contemporary topics at the BA and MA levels.
  • Administrative abilities, commensurate with career stage.
  • A strong affinity with and capacity for teamwork in an intercultural and multi-ethnic work environment.
  • An excellent command of English. The majority of the MA programmes at Leiden University are taught in English, and staff members who have a better command of English than of Dutch may teach in English in BA programmes as well.
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Dutch, they are expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years of the appointment. LIAS will make resources available to this end.

Information

Queries can be directed to dr. Corey Williams, Chair of the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR), email: c.l.williams@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications

Applications must be received no later than 1 September 2022. Applications should be in English and be submitted via the blue button in our application system. Please ensure that you include in one single PDF document named ‘FAMILY Name – Given name – Vacancy Number’ and in this order:

  • A letter of motivation, including a personal vision for the study of religion, and specifically the study of Hinduism and Material Religion.
  • A CV including education and employment history, publications, language skills, invited talks and presentations, and courses taught.
  • A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages).
  • A statement of teaching philosophy (max. 1 page).
  • One sample syllabus for an introductory BA-level lecture course on Hinduism and one sample syllabus for an MA-level seminar course on Material Religion.
  • Names, positions, and contact details of three referees (letters are not requested at this stage).

Applications must be submitted via the Leiden University Careers System. Interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentatively scheduled for mid-September 2022.

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