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Associate Professor: 2
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Fields of Study (add your field if it isn’t represented below)Edit
American Religion(s): 11
Anthropology of Religion: 2
Asian Religions-Chinese/Japanese: 3
Asian Religions-Southeast Asia: 1
Christian Spirituality: 2
Christianity-Catholic and Latin American Studies: 1
Intercultural Studies: 2
Media (also American Religion): 1
New Testament/Early Christianity: 4
Philosophy of Religion:
Practical Theology: 1
Religion and History of Science:
Religion and Pop Culture: 1
Second Temple Judaism:
Social Science of Religion/Methods: 2
Sources of ads: Out of curiosity, what web sites or publications are we using to find these postings? Please add to the list as appropriate.Edit
- AAR and SBL site
- Chronicle of Higher Ed
- Inside Higher Ed
- Agade Listserve (Jack Sasson)
- Historical/Philosophical Jobs in the UK (there is a “Theology/Religious Studies” option)
- CTSA Bulletin Board
2016-2017 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS – Full-Time / Tenure-Track Edit
Amherst College (MA) – Religious Traditions in the AmericasEdit
The Department of Religion seeks a scholar of religion in the Americas for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in July 2017. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The candidate’s research and teaching interests should center upon religious traditions as located and developed in the Americas. The candidate should work in one or more of the following areas: Latin American religions, Native American religions, the Black Atlantic, global Christianity, African-American religious history, or the religion of U.S. immigrants. In addition to expertise in the field of religious studies, the candidate should have interests and expertise in theoretical approaches employed in the study of race and ethnicity, ethics and social justice, material culture, or diaspora studies. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/religion
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/35671
- Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College (AZ) -Open Field, Open RankEdit
Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett faculty members are Honors Faculty Fellows designated as Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits. The main responsibility of Barrett faculty members rests on the teaching of a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty teach upper-division seminars and mentor honors students through independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other scholarly endeavors.
We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2017; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) 2-3 letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first and second semesters of The Human Event (HON 171 & HON 272), and a schedule of readings for both. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/honors-courses-and-contracts/sig…. Please send your applications materials, formatted as .pdf files, to: email@example.com. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Laurie Stoff, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on January 17, 2017.
Asbury Theological Seminary (KY) – Spiritual FormationEdit
ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY announces an open faculty position in spiritual formation on its Kentucky campus, commencing on 1 February 2017 or 1 July 2017. Tenure and non-tenure tracks are possible depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Rank is open. Part of the teaching load may be comprised of face-to-face mentoring, but this is yet to be determined. Consistent with the Seminary’s commitment to distance learning, the person hired in this position will be expected to be available to teach online courses as needed.
The following qualifications are not required, but strong preference will be given to those candidates who have one of the following: A familiarity with United Methodist doctrine and polity, Understanding of spiritual formation in the Anglican tradition, and/or Knowledge of spiritual formation in the Global South after 1800.
- For full consideration a completed application must be received no later than 10:00 AM (EST)
Asbury Theological Seminary (FL) – TheologyEdit
ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY announces a faculty position in Theology for its Florida–Dunnam (Orlando) campus. Preferred starting date Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. This position is tenure track. Rank is open, but senior scholars are encouraged to apply. The normal teaching load for full faculty is six courses per year. Faculty are eligible for sabbatical leave every 3 years. Consistent with Asbury Seminary’s commitment to distance learning, the person hired in this role will be expected to teach a minimum of one online/distance course per year in load.
Asbury Theological Seminary is a confessional seminary in the Wesleyan tradition. Enthusiastic agreement with the Seminary’s confessional statement of faith, faculty covenant, and ethos statement is essential.
Asbury Theological Seminary
Orlando, FL 32825
- The Search committee will meet to consider applications in early September so all materials must be received no later than Thursday September 1 2016.
- Any word on this one? September 1 was quite a while ago.
Aquinas Institute (MO) – Liturgical and Sacramental TheologyEdit
Aquinas Institute of Theology invites application for a full-time position in liturgical and sacramental theology beginning Fall 2017. The candidate should possess a terminal degree in sacramental or liturgical theology (PhD, STD, or SLD) and have a strong record of teaching and research in the field. While the candidate must be familiar with sacramental theology, the position is primarily one of Catholic liturgical theology. The successful candidate must be able to teach the historical development of the sacraments with an emphasis on the Vatican II reform liturgies. Courses include a variety of Masters level courses and a course entitled Liturgy and Preaching for our DMin program in preaching. Depending on experience, the applicant may be asked to teach Theology of Worship, practical and theological courses on the seven sacraments, Christian initiation, and pastoral care of the sick. Course load is fifteen credits over twelve months.
Aquinas Institute is a Roman Catholic school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition, and successful candidates must express a willingness to support and contribute to that tradition. Hiring preference is given to members of the Central and Southern Dominican Provinces of friars. However, clergy, other religious (women and men), and laity are encouraged to apply. Aquinas Institute is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and members of under-represented ethnic groups.
- Review of applications will begin November 23, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Academic Dean Gregory Heille, O.P. by email only to email@example.com.
Avila University (MO) – Religious Studies / Comparative ReligionEdit
This Fall 2017 appointment includes a 4/4 load teaching classes in all areas of our curriculum (from introductory to advanced levels) as well as developing interdisciplinary and experience-based learning opportunities.
This is a full-time faculty position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University is an E-verify and Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Application review begins on November 18th and will continue until the position is filled.
Berry College (GA) – Christian TheologyEdit
BERRY COLLEGE, Department of Religion and Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, beginning in the fall of 2017. The candidate should be a specialist in some area of Christian Theology (preferably Systematic, Historical, Moral, or Contextual Theology), be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and show promise of scholarly contributions in theology. The successful candidate will teach six courses in 2 semesters (3-3) in a department that serves the College’s undergraduate curriculum. She or he should be eager to teach both the department’s required courses in Christian Theology and a variety of courses in her/his specialty, and to advise and mentor students, and to engage in appropriate departmental, college, and professional service. Candidates with experience in preparing students for careers in ministry are preferred. Women and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Applications should be received by October 10, 2016 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the SBL/AAR in San Antonio, TX. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript, a one-page Statement on Teaching & Research, and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- – See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000329838-01#sthash.nKUmyKnP.EE6BrXg3.dpuf
- Has anybody heard anything on this? (11/10/16)
Boston College (MA) – Race, Religion, and the African Diaspora (Open Rank – 2 Positions)Edit
Boston College’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites applications for two open-rank, open field core faculty positions in race, religion, and the African Diaspora, to begin in August 2017. There will be two jointly appointed positions, one in the Department of Theology and the other in another cooperating department. In theology, we are seeking a scholar with competency in systematic/constructive theology, ethics, comparative theology, liberation theology, feminist theology, or black theology. For the second position, we are seeking a scholar in fields such as religion, religious studies, African diaspora studies, history, art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, comparative literature, ethnic studies, and women’s and gender studies who specializes in the religious experiences of African-descended people. We envision successful candidates teaching classes such as Introduction to African and African Diaspora Religions; Religion in Africa; Varieties of Black Religious Experience; Race, Religion, and Social Justice; and Introduction to Black Theology. The AADS Program has six core faculty members and twelve affiliate faculty members working in English, History, Communication, Sociology, Theology, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Philosophy. In 2016–2017, we will also be searching for another core faculty member who specializes in African American Literature and Culture to be jointly appointed with the English Department.
- Applicants must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36597. Review of applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the positions are filled. FROM THE BC WEBSITE: FOR FULL CONSIDERATION, APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 15, 2016.
- Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2016-2017
Boston University (MA) – Religions of the African Diaspora (Assoc. or Full Prof.) – CANCELLEDEdit
The Department of Religion at Boston University invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Professor to begin July 1, 2017, pending budgetary approval. We seek a senior scholar of religions of the African diaspora (including North American, Caribbean, black church studies, urban and new religious movements, conjure and popular religion) able to teach courses at the introductory and advanced/graduate levels that contribute to an academic religious studies curriculum. The area of specialty is open, including PhDs in the study of religion or from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at BU boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Islam, early Judaism and Christianity, American religious history, comparative religions, and social theory.
- Please submit a CV and cover letter to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7714 by October 17, 2016. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.
Boston University (MA) – TheologyEdit
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar in theology, holding a PhD or ThD in theology or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and having potential for a strong record of publications in the field. The candidate should be a theologian working within the Christian tradition and specializing in religion and science. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach core masters’ course in theology as well as masters and doctoral courses in religion & science. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) and a degree in the natural sciences are highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology and BU Graduate Division of Religious Studies, some of which may be in collaborative programs with other Boston University schools. In addition, the person will have the opportunity to give leadership, with others, in the School of Theology and Boston University programs in religion and science. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Jennifer Knust, Chair, Theology Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at email@example.com.
- Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
- Has anyone heard anything back after AAR?
Boston University (MA) – Black Church StudiesEdit
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position in Black Church Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and researcher, holding a PhD, ThD, or equivalent degree in an appropriate area of study, and having potential for a strong record of publications. Competence in Black Church Studies is central to this position, and other areas of competence are encouraged, especially in church renewal, but with openness to the unique interests and expertise of the successful candidate. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. The salary will be commensurate with experience.
Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Knust, Chair, Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
Brandeis University (MA) – Classical IslamEdit
Brandeis University announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Classical Islam to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate must have primary research interests and training in Classical Islam (e.g., Qur’an and tafsir, history, philosophy, Sufism, literature, etc.). Candidates must demonstrate expertise in classical Islamic texts and be able to teach courses using original Arabic sources and English translation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applications, which should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7635, must include: a letter expressing research and teaching interests, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, a list of courses taught, and three confidential letters of reference. In addition, please include sample course syllabi for (1) an introductory survey course on Islam (Civilization and Institutions), and (2) an advanced course focused on classical Islamic texts for students with Arabic reading proficiency. Please contact Jonathan Decter (email@example.com), Chair, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, with questions.
- First consideration will be given to applications received by October 14, 2016
California State University, Northridge (CA) – Transnational Spiritualities from Central AmericaEdit
Qualifications: Doctoral degree by date of hire with a specialization in the discipline of Religious Studies. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to research and teaching in the area of Transnational Spiritualities from Central America, and be able to develop curricula dealing with Central American Religions, Migration and Hybridity, the political dynamics between the Roman Catholic Church, Liberation Theology, and the Evangelical Movement. This position will be housed in the Religious Studies Department but will also teach related courses for Central American Studies at CSUN. University-level teaching experience, competency to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses in Religious Studies, and publications are also required. The successful candidate must demonstrate ability to effectively (1) teach a diverse student population and (2) link one’s research to teaching.
Responsibilities: The person the department seeks will develop and teach lower- and upper-division courses on the Transnational Spiritualities from Central America and will assist colleagues in incorporating religio-political dynamics of migration and hybridity into existing curricular offerings, and teach related courses for Central American Studies. This person also will have a demonstrated competence to teach the Religious Studies lowerdivision courses such as Introduction to Religious Studies or World Religions, and to teach upper-division courses such as Contemporary Religious Thought and Theory and Method in Religious Studies. The person will give evidence of willingness and ability to develop and teach a range of other Religious Studies and Central American courses if called upon. At California State University, Northridge, faculty are expected to teach four (4) undergraduate courses per semester and to engage in scholarship and community service. The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University’s significant commitment to teacher preparation and general education.
- Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin November 7, 2016. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled.
Carleton College (MN) – Religion and Science, the Body, and/or the EnvironmentEdit
Carleton College, Department of Religion, seeks a scholar/teacher (tradition/area of specialization is open) whose work engages the juncture between religion and science, religion and the body, or religion and the environment, for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin September, 2017. Although the tradition of specialization remains open, ideal candidates will complement departmental strengths (current needs include Asian religions and pre-modern Christianity). Applicants are preferred whose work is rooted in textual and philosophical traditions (ideally but not exclusively pre-modern) and engaged with their relevance for contemporary issues.
We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Full benefits apply.
- Application Documents By October 14th, please complete the online application at http://jobs.carleton.edu, including electronic submission of a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcripts, 2-3 sample syllabi, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to Michael D. McNally, firstname.lastname@example.org, Chair, Department of Religion, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR Annual Meeting in San Antonio in November.
- Email saying they aren’t pursuing my application (11/4) (x8)
- I suspect they had a short list in advance.
- Has anyone had an interview invitation?
- AAR interview invitations went out. A friend has one.
- Thanks. I’ve spent the last week fretting about what it means that I hadn’t been rejected and hadn’t gotten an invitation. I’m glad to be put out of my misery. (Well, job-related misery).
- If you still have not heard anything it may be worth checking in. I did once almost miss an interview invitation because they had mistyped my email address and couldn’t figure out why I never responded. Good luck! It’s miserable, no question.
- Rejection letter via email (11/15)
Carroll College (MT) – TheologyEdit
Carroll College, an independent, Catholic, diocesan, liberal arts undergraduate college located in Helena Montana, (http://www.carroll.edu/about/helena.cc) announces a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in Theology beginning August 2017.
We seek an enthusiastic, effective teacher who can bring students to understand and appreciate the Roman Catholic tradition and who can contribute to Carroll’s mission.
Please submit as one PDF file: letter of application; CV; a response to Carroll’s Mission Statement that incorporates reflection on teaching and scholarship, copies of graduate school transcripts.
- All materials should be electronically submitted to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To view additional information about Carroll and the Mission Statement please visit our web site at http://www.carroll.edu. Please also arrange for three letters of professional reference to be sent under separate cover.
Claremont Graduate University (CA) – Dr. Margo L. Goldsmith Professorship in Women’s Studies in Religion (Open Rank – Early Christianity Focus)Edit
The Religion Department at Claremont Graduate University invites applications for the Dr. Margo L. Goldsmith Professorship in Women’s Studies in Religion. The successful candidate must have expertise in early Christianity, with an eye toward broader implications for women’s experiences in antiquity, western civilization, and modern society. Rank is open, though strong priority will be given to candidates with a well-established academic track record. Applicants must have publications appropriate to rank and demonstrate an ongoing research program that forges new directions in the study of women, gender, sexuality, and religion. The Goldsmith Professor directs the department’s renowned program in Women’s Studies in Religion as well as contributing to the department’s other graduate programs. Applicants must have a PhD in religious studies or a related field. The appointment is scheduled to commence in Fall 2017.
Electronic submissions accepted via Workable at https://claremont-graduate-university.workable.com
Interviews will be conducted at the AAR annual meeting in San Antonio, or by telephone.
- Application materials must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 15 October 2015.
Coastal Carolina University (SC) – African and African-American ReligionsEdit
The College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, with specialization in African and African-American Religions. Proficiency in Christianity, as well as in religious ethics and/or religion in public life is also desired.
Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective masters degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.
- To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 15, 2016. Questions about the position can be directed to Ron Green (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Search Committee Chair.
Colgate University (NY) – Hinduism and South Asian ReligionsEdit
Colgate University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in HINDUISM AND SOUTH ASIAN RELIGIONS. The hire will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2017; completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to, or shortly after, the date of hire. Specialization is open, but candidates are expected to have scholarly proficiency in the texts of Hindu traditions and the pertinent classical languages, the larger religious context of South Asia, and the ability to address dimensions of Hinduism in the modern world. Training in Religious Studies and familiarity with issues in the study of religion are required. The annual five-course teaching load will include introductory and advanced courses in Hinduism and/or South(east) Asian Religions; Introduction to World Religions; and curricular contributions to Asian Studies. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The position offers opportunities to be involved in interdisciplinary university programs such as Africana and Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Women’s Studies.
Cover letter, CV, and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7365. For questions you may contact, Lesleigh Cushing, Chair of Hinduism Search, email@example.com.
- Review of applications will begin October 24, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. Candidates not attending the meeting will be interviewed on Skype.
Has anyone interviewed at AAR been invited for campus interview? (12/7/16)
- Received request for writing sample (12/2) after Skype interview, but nothing more.
- Campus visits scheduled (12/9) (original timeline stated at AAR was that calls would go out for campus visits in January so the schedule here as been moved up).
College of Charleston (SC) – Global ChristianityEdit
The Department of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the field of Global Christianity, to begin August 16, 2017. We seek a candidate with a PhD degree in Religious Studies or a related discipline, with a broad knowledge of Christian traditions and specialization in one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Caribbean. Candidates should be familiar with theoretical issues in the study of religion, with some preference for training in ethnography and fieldwork; also, some focus on race and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, and/or post-colonial studies is desirable. The successful candidate will teach an introduction to Christianity, specialized courses in their particular area of study, and introductory comparative courses (including coverage of non-Abrahamic traditions). A PhD by August 2017 is required. Please note that this position is not in New Testament, Theology or Missiology.
- Submit online: cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations and syllabi), and contact information for three academic referees who will submit letters of recommendation online by December 1. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Elijah Siegler, search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org). Apply at: https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/5553
- Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype.
College of Idaho (ID) – Religions of AsiaEdit
Assistant Professor: Religious Studies
Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from The College of Idaho. Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private college. The C of I has a national reputation for academic excellence and for preparing successful graduates, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three governors, four NFL players and countless business leaders and innovators. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, a community of 50,000 located in Idaho’s vibrant Treasure Valley. Campus is just 30 minutes from downtown Boise, a thriving city with a multitude of dining and entertainment options including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, professional sports and more. The area also offers world-class opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, mountain biking and whitewater rafting. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit http;//www.collegeofidaho.edu.
- Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016. Send cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to: HR@collegeofidaho.edu (subject: religious studies search). Additional information may be requested of qualified candidates as we move through the applicant review process. The College of Idaho is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.
College of Wooster (OH) – South Asian ReligionsEdit
The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of South Asian Religions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning August 2017. Candidates must have primary training and experience in Hinduism, with complementary preparation in another South Asian tradition. The ideal candidate would also have a thematic focus on an area of teaching and research, such as gender and sexuality studies, film studies, or environmental studies that enriches the department’s and College’s curriculum. The teaching profile of the position includes: a teaching load of 5.5 per year, supervision of Junior/Senior Independent Study research projects (which all students complete as part of the College’s nationally recognized Independent Study program), teaching-advising in the College’s interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program, and advising of Religious Studies majors. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (19% domestic students of color and 10% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. Applicants must have a Ph.D. completed prior to August 15, 2017.
- Submit application letter, c.v., graduate transcripts, three reference letters, teaching statement, research statement, statement on contributions to diversity in the classroom and/or curriculum, and other supporting materials (e.g., sample syllabi, scholarly work, brief descriptions of possible courses) by October 7, 2016 via Interfolio. For questions contact Jeremy Rapport , Search Chair. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/37111
- Any news on this search?
Columbia University (NY) – Religion and Public Life (Full or Assoc. Prof.)Edit
The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for a tenured appointment in the area of religion and public life. The position can be filled at the rank of tenured associate professor or tenured full professor. Candidates in religious studies or in a cognate discipline in the humanistic social sciences, and who hold a distinguished record of scholarly contributions to the study of religion and public life, are encouraged to apply. Geographic region, discipline, and tradition are open. The successful candidate will contribute to mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level in one or more of the department’s current fields and interdisciplinary zones of inquiry. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide academic vision and leadership by serving as Director of Columbia’s Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life for one or two three-year terms.
- Date Review Begins: 11-01-2016.
- 11/23 Any news on this? Did they do preliminary interviews at AAR?
- 2/2 Did anyone ever interview or land this job?
- 3/1 Anyone know who landed this job?
Columbia University (NY) – Religion and Sexuality (Open Rank)Edit
The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for an open rank appointment in religion and sexuality. The position can be filed at any rank from tenure-track assistant professor to tenured full professor. Candidates with a strong record of teaching and/or scholarship in LGBTQ/queer studies are particularly encouraged to apply. Specialization, period, and discipline are open and may include historically informed, comparative, and globally engaged approaches to the study of religion. Beyond teaching in the field of specialization, the successful candidate at the junior level will be expected to teach two courses a year in Columbia’s Core Curriculum.
- Date Review Begins: 11-01-2016.
Cornell College (IA) – Christianity (Global / Interdisciplinary)Edit
The Department of Religion at Cornell College invites applications for a tenure track position in Christianity. Area of Specialization is open, but we would especially welcome applications from scholars who frame their work within the interdisciplinary and global context of the contemporary world, are experienced teachers who can illuminate a variety of religious milieux that might include South Asia, Africa and/or the Americas, and who embody the ideals of the liberal arts in the classroom. Responsibilities include six courses per year, including a broad range of introductory and advanced level courses that span a variety of regions and traditions, all of which will stem from the candidate’s interest and discernment. Courses may also be taught off-campus in domestic or international locations. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D or be an advanced ABD, be an innovative teacher and an active researcher, and possess an independent vision for their work at the college.
Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time calendar, under which faculty teach, and students take, one course at a time in month-long terms. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. It also attracts insightful professors who find creative ways to use the block plan to their teaching advantage. A 1:11 faculty-student ratio enables faculty, who also act as mentors, to form transformative intellectual partnerships that bring out the best in their students. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives and an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell’s picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa—an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer’s as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” and located in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
- Applicants should submit a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and a philosophy of teaching statement that includes commitment to diversity in the classroom and campus community to email@example.com. Applications submitted by November 1, 2016 will be given full consideration, but later applicants will also be considered until the position is filled, including the potential opportunity to interview for the position at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literatures in San Antonio.
Covenant Theological Seminary (MO) – Systematic TheologyEdit
Covenant Theological Seminary invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty appointment at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Systematic Theology. The position will start in the 2017 academic year (July 1 is the normal start date, though an August start date is also possible). Primary instructional responsibilities will include teaching systematic theology courses both on-campus and online, and will involve team-teaching in cross-disciplinary classes.
- have a doctoral degree in one of the theological disciplines but with a special interest in the Ridderbosian/redemptive historical approach to theology;
- have skill in exegesis;
- show evidence of teaching experience or promise of excellence in the classroom;
- demonstrate ability in or potential for scholarship; and
- have solid experience in a practical ministry context with demonstrated ability to shepherd God’s people.
Candidates must also be in agreement with the doctrinal distinctives of the Presbyterian Church in America (see https://www.covenantseminary.edu/why-covenant/, noting especially the “Confessional” tab, and see also http://www.pcanet.org/beliefs/), and belong to, or be willing to belong to, a church in the Reformed tradition.
- Please send cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, to the attention of Jay Sklar, Dean of Faculty. The search will continue until the position is filled, but applications received by October 31, 2016, will receive fullest consideration. If potential candidates will be at the ETS, IBR, or SBL conferences this fall (2016), please indicate so in the cover letter.
Dartmouth College (NH) – Religion and Science (Open Rank)Edit
The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College seeks to hire an open-rank tenured or tenure-track scholar in Religion and Science with a specialty in one or more of the following: medical ethics or bioethics, history of science, medicine in intercultural and transnational perspective, or scientific discourse around categories of race, gender, and sexuality. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate conversance with at least one religious tradition and an articulated sensibility toward theoretical and methodological issues concerning the religion and science dialogue.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are received by November 1, 2016, will be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion
Davidson College (NC) – Environmental Justice (incl. Religion)Edit
The Environmental Studies department at Davidson College seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Environmental Humanities with an emphasis in Environmental Justice. We particularly welcome applicants with doctoral degrees in interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities. To complement our existing strengths in environmental literature, we also welcome applications from those who specialize in environmental justice with degrees in other humanistic disciplines such as American Studies, Art History, Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, and Religion.
We are looking for a committed teacher-scholar who will maintain an active research agenda; participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives; advise students in Environmental Studies; and contribute to all levels of the curriculum. Demonstrated or potential teaching excellence is essential. In addition to the interdisciplinary major in Environmental Studies, Davidson has interdisciplinary majors in Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Latin American Studies, as well as interdisciplinary minors in Communication Studies, Digital Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Literary Theory, Health and Human Values, Middle East Studies, and South Asian Studies. Cross-listed courses and collaborations with one or more of these areas and with disciplinary departments are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD by August 1, 2017.
Apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu For questions about this position or additional information, please contact Professor Annie Merrill, chair of Environmental Studies, at email@example.com. For questions or assistance concerning the application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- The application deadline is October 10, 2016.
Denison University (OH) – Religious Diversity and Pluralism in the United StatesEdit
Denison University Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2017 in Religious Diversity and Pluralism in the United States. Teaching will include introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses that cover the diversity of U. S. religions in both historical and contemporary contexts. These courses should also address the ways different religious traditions have understood and responded to this diversity, both within and among religions, on philosophical, theological, ethical, historical and/or social levels. Ph.D. in the academic study of religion, or a relevant field, with the above specialization is required. Proven ability to teach writing-intensive religion courses that meet Denison’s new writing program requirements is essential. (See http://denison.edu/academics/writing-program.) Appropriate undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. Ability to teach in one or more of Denison’s interdisciplinary programs (Black Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies) is desirable. Denison faculty teach a 3/2 teaching load each year. Applications should include a transcript of all graduate work, letters of recommendation, and evidence of appropriate teaching experience. Applications must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu. For more information about Denison and the Department of Religion see our website at: http://www.denison.edu.
- Applications received by September 26, 2016 will receive full consideration. Open until filled.
- 10/26/16 – Nobody’s heard about interviews yet?
DePaul University (IL) – Catholicism and ScienceEdit
The Department of Catholic Studies at DePaul University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Catholicism and Science. An exceptional candidate could be considered for a tenured position. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate promise as both a scholar and teacher, and will teach courses addressed to the relationship between Catholicism and the sciences (for example, through the history of science and Catholicism, or by exploring Catholic philosophy and theology in relation to the sciences). The position will also entail regular survey-course instruction in the broader field of Catholic Studies. DePaul’s academic calendar works on the quarter system; hence the position entails teaching two courses per quarter (six courses) each academic year.
- Applicants should submit electronically a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, a writing sample, and contact information for three references by January 8, 2017. LINK: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/1094
Dickinson College (PA) – Christian Origins (incl. Scriptural Texts)Edit
The Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2017. Applicants should have a specialization in the general area of Christian origins, with particular reference to scriptural texts, both canonical and extra-canonical. A secondary specialization in the origins of Islam and its continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East, is highly desirable. Additional areas of interest are welcome, including theory and methodology in the study of religion. All religion faculty teach a first-year seminar and the departmental senior seminar on a rotating basis. Tenure-track faculty at Dickinson teach a five-course load.
Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia.
- Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016. Candidates should submit via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu; please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please address questions to department chair Mara Donaldson via email@example.com.
- Any news on offers made?
Dominican University of California (CA) – Religion and Healthcare EthicsEdit
The Division of Humanities, Religion and Philosophy at Dominican University of California seeks a teacher/scholar to work primarily in the field of religion, and secondarily in the field of ethics, particularly healthcare ethics. Area of specialization is open, but grounding in the Abrahamic traditions and New Testament is important as is a commitment to exploring and presenting pluralistic religious and humanistic perspectives. The successful candidate for this tenure-track, Assistant Professor position will be dedicated to the ideals of liberal arts, will value working with a diverse student population and crafting courses accordingly, will have an interdisciplinary approach and employ various pedagogical methods, and will possess a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and social justice in line with Dominican’s Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement, received in in both 2010 and 2015. Comfort with digital technologies is a must. Also preferred are candidates excited to work with first generation students.
Qualifications: Earned Ph.D., or have one in hand by time of appointment. Demonstrated strong pipeline for research/scholarship.
- Deadline: November 4, 2016.
Duke University Divinity School (NC) – HomileticsEdit
Duke University Divinity School seeks to make a tenure-track faculty appointment in homiletics at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2017. Nominations and applications are sought for or from persons who have scholarly expertise in the history, theology, theory, and practice of preaching, as well as a passion for teaching and a commitment to research and writing. The candidate appointed to this position will be expected to teach in the Divinity School’s master’s degree programs and at the doctoral level.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained.
- Review of applications and nominations will begin September 1, 2016.
Emory University (GA) – Candler School of Theology – American Religious History (Open Rank)Edit
Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in American Religious History beginning Fall 2017.
Additional Job Details: Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene). Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, a writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.
- Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 21, 2016.
Duquesne University (PA) – Two Positions: Visiting Prof. of Theology and Newman ChairEdit
- Was informed by Department Chair that both positions have been addressed. The Visiting Professor of Theology has been given to an internal candidate and the Newman Chair is pending applicant acceptance (3/16/17).
Emory University (GA) – East Asian Buddhist TraditionsEdit
The Department of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for an assistant professor appointment in East Asian Buddhist traditions, beginning in Fall 2017. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to scholars working in East Asian Buddhist ritual traditions, devotional traditions, contemplative practices, material culture, visual culture, and intercultural or trans-regional traditions. The successful candidate must have capacity to guide graduate research in East Asian Buddhist traditions and teach undergraduate courses in Buddhism, including an Introduction to East Asian Buddhism. We seek a scholar who will complement existing strengths in Asian religions at Emory University and who has the agility to engage in robust interdisciplinary conversations in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion. PhD is required by the time of appointment, as well as exceptional teaching potential in both the college and the graduate school. Demonstrated excellence in research languages is also imperative.
- Letter of application, curriculum vitae, one article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically by October 7, 2016, to Sara McClintock, East Asian Buddhist Traditions Search Committee Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) Members of the committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Antonio or by Skype for candidates located outside North America. Those selected for a preliminary interview will be requested to submit a teaching dossier, including a teaching statement and sample syllabi, at least one week in advance of the interview.
Has anyone heard about in-person interviews?
- Had in-person interview at AAR in San Antonio. Good experience (useful and, supriringly, pleasurable). No follow-up either way regarding campus visit.
Emory University (GA) – Christianity of Latin America (Assoc. or Full Prof.)Edit
The Department of Religion at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Latin American/Latino/LatinX Christianity to begin Fall 2017. The position is open to scholars working on Catholic or Protestant traditions, or popular Christian traditions that incorporate indigenous and/or African elements. Approaches may include (but are not limited to) ethnography, material culture, philosophy, theology, history, or comparative studies. We seek a scholar who has the agility to engage in robust interdisciplinary conversations in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship as well as teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Demonstrated ability to mentor underrepresented student populations is also considered advantageous.
- Interested candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three recommenders, and an article or book chapter to Joyce Flueckiger, Latin American/Latino/LatinX Christianity Search Committee Chair. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2016. Emory University is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. For addition information, please contact the chair of the search committee at latinXtysearch@emory.edu
George Fox University (OR) – Wesleyan TheologyEdit
George Fox Evangelical Seminary announces a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Wesleyan theology and heritage, to begin August 15, 2017.
Seminary Mission: George Fox Evangelical Seminary is George Fox Evangelical Seminary is Christ-centered, broadly evangelical, and committed to equipping women and men holistically for local and global service. We are located in Portland, Oregon.
2. Scholarship: Maintain active engagement in Wesleyan scholarly guilds; Maintain a sustained pattern of peer-reviewed publication as called for in the George Fox University Faculty Handbook.
Qualifications: A personal commitment to Jesus Christ and be actively involved in a local church. In addition, she or he must commit to live in agreement with the university’s lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the university’s Statement of Faith: http://www.georgefox.edu/about/mission_vision_values/faith_statement.html
Teaching experience in, and commitment to support, traditional classroom, online, and hybrid course delivery at the graduate level.
Commitment to training both women and men as pastors and ministry leaders.
Preferred: ordination credentials from a church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and five years of ministry experience in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.
- To Apply: Interested applicants should send an electronic cover letter, completed faculty application (including an integration of faith and learning essay), and CV (which includes contact information for three references) to Dean of the Seminary, Dr. Chuck Conniry, at email@example.com with the subject line: Richard B. Parker Search. Applications must be received by October 31, 2016 for consideration for preliminary interviews at AAR. Applications accepted until the position is filled.
George Fox University (OR) – William Penn Honors ProgramEdit
George Fox University is seeking an applicant for a full-time, tenure track faculty position to teach primarily in the William Penn Honors Program starting in August 2017. The William Penn Honors Program offers a great books curriculum that serves as a selective general education track within the university.
Responsibilities: Candidate will teach 24 credits per year: 18 credits of great books seminars within the honors program, and 6 credits outside of honors. Candidate will be expected to maintain a scholarly research program. Candidate will participate in the broader academic life of the university and normal tenure review process.
Salary and Rank: Appointment level is Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.
- Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017.
- Requested separate application, integration of faith and learning statement, and statement of faith – January 14
- Also received the request for the “seperate application,” but it’s possible this was sent to everyone who applied (though someone please confirm otherwise if Im wrong). (x2)
- I applied but didn’t get the “separate application.” Haven’t heard anything.
- Rejection email (1/27/17)
- Interviews held online by skype/zoom (2/13/17)
George Mason University (VA) – BuddhismEdit
The George Mason University Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Buddhism. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Qualifications: The successful candidate should have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. A research specialization in Buddhist philosophy and ethics is preferred, and candidates should have strong grounding in relevant languages and classical texts, as well as the ability to address contemporary ethical issues in Buddhist thought and culture. The incumbent should have a good publications record, or a clear research agenda with strong evidence of future research potential. In addition to courses on classical and contemporary Buddhism, the ideal candidate will be able to teach courses on other South Asian religions, as well as introductory courses on Asian religions more broadly; and will have a record of effective, engaging and innovative undergraduate teaching.
- Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F6794z by October 14, 2016; complete the faculty application; and upload a letter of intent, CV, writing sample, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be directed to: Dr. Young-chan Ro, Search Committee Chair; Department of Religious Studies, George Mason University; 4400 University Drive, MS 3F1; Fairfax, VA 22030; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gonzaga University (WA) – Asian Religious TraditionsEdit
The Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Asian Religious Traditions to begin fall 2017. The position involves a 3/3 teaching load with primary emphasis on undergraduate teaching.
Applicants must complete an online application at http://www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, (4) a one-page teaching philosophy, and (5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Robert Hauck, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, at email@example.com.
- Position closes on October 15, 2016, midnight, PST. For assistance with the online application, please call 509.313.5996. Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.
Gonzaga University (WA) – Catholic Feminist TheologyEdit
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time, position in Catholic Feminist Theology in the areas of either Catholic Systematic or Moral Theology, with emphasis on issues of sexuality and gender. The position involves a 3/3 teaching load with primary emphasis on undergraduate teaching.
Ph.D. in the field of Religious Studies—ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will be degree in hand by August 1, 2017.
- Position closes on December 29, 2016, midnight, . For assistance with the online application, please call 509.313.5996.
- Received a phone call to schedule a phone interview. 1/19
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (MI) – Historical and Systematic TheologyEdit
Cornerstone University, an Evangelical Christian institution with over 2800 undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. The position is classified as a full-time tenure-track faculty position with faculty rank and base salary dependent upon educational and professional qualifications and experience. In partnership with other faculty colleagues, the position supports the theology curriculum of the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Formation, Master of Arts in Counseling, and other Master of Arts degree programs which combine to enroll over 340 graduate students on an annual basis, both on-ground and online.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will serve as Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (a graduate division of the University). This includes teaching six graduate level courses (on-ground and online) on an annual basis, serving student advisees, contributing to assessment projects within the division, attending divisional and full-faculty meetings, and serving on at least two committees.
Application: All inquiries and materials will remain confidential. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please post your letter of inquiry and resume/curriculum vitae at the following link: https://www.cornerstone.edu/why-cornerstone-university/campus-locations/university-offices/human-resources/employment-applications/
- Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted 9/22/16)
Guilford College (NC) – Islamic StudiesEdit
Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a full-time (3/3 course load), tenure track position in Islam with the ability to teach courses in religious ethics, Bible, and/or Judaism, beginning August 2017. Candidates are expected to teach courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced undergraduate levels and to support the general education curriculum. Special consideration will be given to applicants who can support Guilford’s interdisciplinary programs, such as African and African-American Studies, International Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.
Guilford seeks applications from people representing diversity based on age, race, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, ethnicity, religion, national origin, career and life experiences, socio-economic background, and geographic roots, as well as from members of the Religious Society of Friends. We support Guilford College’s stated priority of being anti-racist and diverse, and we specifically encourage applicants with identities, abilities and experiences that are underrepresented in higher education. EOE/AA.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and must be completed by January 20, 2017 to receive consideration.
Harvard University (MA) – Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of DivinityEdit
The Faculty of Divinity at Harvard University intends to make a tenured appointment to the Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity. We seek a scholar whose work addresses issues of contemporary Christian morality, ethics, and values within the context of global religious pluralism and diversity. Candidates may work in any discipline or field that engages such issues constructively, including those in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates must be able to contribute to the design and teaching of a curriculum in religion, ethics, and politics. They should employ forms of analysis that address race, gender, sexuality, and social location, The successful candidate will be expected to contribute more generally to the Divinity Schools degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity curriculum, while sharing in the Schools intellectual life. The candidate will also teach undergraduate and Ph.D. students of the Study of Religion in Harvards Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Letters of nomination may be sent to the Niebuhr Search Committee, c/o Traci Kasperbauer, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should submit both a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae. In these or in separate documents, they should describe plans for research and teaching. Preference is given to submissions at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu, though applications may also be submitted by regular post or electronic mail to the addresses given above.
- Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016.
Hope College (MI) – Endowed Chair in Reformed TheologyEdit
Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor for the Leonard and Marjorie Maas Endowed Chair in Reformed Theology. Cognate expertise in Historical Theology, Ecumenical Dialogue, World/Global Christianity, and Peace Studies, though not required, may complement a scholarly emphasis on Reformed Theology. Responsibilities include teaching a survey on Systematic Theology, electives on areas of one’s scholarly specialization, and a senior level department seminar. There are also opportunities to teach in college-wide interdisciplinary programs. Ph.D. required, along with evidence of success in teaching and mentoring undergraduates and an exceptional record of scholarship along with a detailed plan for further research and publication.
- Applications received by October 15, 2016, will be assured of full consideration.
Houston Baptist University (TX) – Dean, School of Christian ThoughtEdit
The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the School of Christian Thought and reports to the Provost. The Dean is expected to provide leadership and support for strategic planning, budget planning and development, program review and accreditation, faculty and staff development, advisory board initiatives, and community engagement. The Dean will guide the growth and shape the future of the School of Christian Thought by clearly articulating and exemplifying the Houston Baptist University vision, </span>Ten Pillars: Faith & Reason in a Great City.
- Review of applicants begins immediately, and those most interested will do well to submit materials as soon as possible after December 2, 2016.
Humboldt State University (CA) – Religious StudiesEdit
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Religious Studies. This position offers the challenge and opportunity for an entry-level faculty member who will lead, guide, and inspire our program over the next 20 years and beyond, through excellence in teaching, but also (and especially) in program leadership. During this nation-wide transitional period in higher education, this position offers unique opportunities for a qualified candidate with deep commitment to undergraduate education in the area of Religious Studies.
Humboldt State University (HSU) provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.
The successful candidate must demonstrate competence in the following categories:
In regards to the first primary category, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Training and experience in teaching within an undergraduate program devoted to the major traditions among world religions; Commitment to the success of a such a program’s curriculum, which is devoted to developing a greater religious literacy in the undergraduate population; Teaching competence for a standard World Religions course; Teaching competence in theory and method in Religious Studies; Teaching competence and graduate level training in more than one of the world’s major religious traditions; Commitment and competence to teach and exercise leadership within HSU’s General Education program. Record of scholarship through publication and participation in professional organizations; Minimum of 3 years teaching in higher education; Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Commitment to teaching within the context of a public university, the goals of which include access and diversity to various groups of under-represented students; and Professional focus on academic success among students who will be drawn from the underprivileged, from ethnic minorities, and from first-generation college students.
Recommended qualifications for this position include: Demonstrated commitment to and/or competence within innovative pedagogies involving online, hybrid, and large-enrollment courses; Interest in working collaboratively with other departments in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences on interdisciplinary initiatives; Interest and experience in applying for grants, to help raise the profile and fund the success of the department; Interest and experience in encouraging and managing study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
This appointment offers the opportunity to develop the Religious Studies program, and to lead innovations in the program with vision, creativity, and insight. We believe this to be a unique opportunity for an early career teacher-scholar who has a professional commitment to undergraduate education. It allows and encourages the successful applicant to take a pivotal role in shaping the whole of the Religious Studies curriculum and program, beginning at the time of appointment.
This position differs from most tenure-line appointments, which presume that program leadership and management only become part of faculty responsibilities after tenure. This position requires the assumption of duties as program leader at the time of appointment, and progress towards tenure and promotion will depend, in part, on successful leadership and management of the program. We believe that this will offer both challenges and opportunities to the successful candidate. Applicants for this position need to be clear-eyed about the demands of the position in terms of administrative duties, in addition to those of teaching and scholarship.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Signed letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials.
Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Religious Studies, or Humboldt State University to: William Herbrechtsmeier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299. Email: email@example.com
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than September 19, 2016. Early response is encouraged.
Iowa State University (IA) – Islam or East Asian Religions (Open Rank)Edit
The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies invites candidates to apply for an Open Rank position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) with specialty in Islam, our first priority, or East Asian Religions.
The standard teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is five courses per year. Faculty members are expected to provide an effective learning experience for students. Faculty members are also expected to maintain a continuing research program in religious studies (and, when appropriate, related fields), to present research findings at national and international conferences as appropriate, and to publish research results on a regular basis in refereed outlets. The department and the college encourage collaborations with scholars in related fields. Faculty members are expected to provide service to the department, the college, and the university as needed for the efficient operation thereof, and to contribute to professional societies and the public as a natural outcome of their activities.
Preferred Education and Experience: An outstanding record of teaching and research in Islam. Evidence of scholarly publications in leading journals. Experience teaching in a university setting.
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
- Quick Link: http://www.iastatejobs.com:80/postings/20747
- Guaranteed Consideration Date: 10/24/2016 .
- Wrote to chair to ask if they were indeed doing interviews at AAR and was told they were not (Nov. 11)
- Emailed invite for phone/Skype interview (12/2)
- Emailed for campus visit (12/9)
- Any updates on this position?
- Offer made and accepted.
Ithaca College (NY) – Religious Studies (Open Area)Edit
The Ithaca College Department of Philosophy & Religion invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Religious Studies, beginning August 16, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, globally conscious scholar of religious studies with an active scholarly agenda and an interactive, student-centered style of teaching. Area of expertise is open, but an ability to teach courses in more than one of the following areas is desirable: Islam; African-American religious traditions and/or Afro-Caribbean/ Black Diaspora religious traditions; Hinduism; indigenous religions; religion and nature; religion and art; religion and gender studies. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.
Instructions for submitting your application: Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the applicant’s references upon final submission of application via https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
- To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 15, 2016. Preliminary interviews will take place via Skype in late November / early December. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.
- Has anyone heard back from their applications yet? (11/28) (I have not as of 11/29)
- Emailed to schedule ZOOM interview (11/29)
- Received form rejection email (2/22)
James Madison University (VA) – Islamic StudiesEdit
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval, beginning fall 2017.
Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or dissertation in hand at the time of appointment. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence must accompany the application. The area of specialization is open, though applicants should have an international focus (e.g. Africa, the Middle East, Asia) in their scholarship and teaching. Applicants will have demonstrated competence in Arabic, as well as in other cognate languages where appropriate.
1. Go to http://JobLink.jmu.edu, reference posting number 0407615 and submit a faculty profile, letter of application and a curriculum vitae. The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.
- To insure full consideration, please submit all materials by October 31, 2016. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual conference of the AAR / SBL in San Antonio, TX (November 2016). Additional inquiries can be addressed to Robert E. Brown, Chair, Islam Search Committee (email@example.com).
John Carroll University (OH) – Sociology and/or Anthropology of ReligionEdit
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies ( TRS ) at John Carroll University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a focus on sociology and/or anthropology of religion. The position will begin August 2017.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred area of specialization is ethnography of American religious traditions, particularly those significant to Ohio and the Western Reserve such as Catholicism, Judaism, Mormonism, indigenous traditions, contemporary religious movements.
- Applications received by September 25 will be granted full consideration. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 10/15: Received request for skype interview via email. (x3)
- Received very general form rejection (had previous Skype interview) 1/13/17 (x2)
- Ditto: “Thank you for your interest in the Assistant Professor, Religious Studies vacancy at John Carroll University. After careful consideration, we have narrowed the pool to applicants whose background and experience more closely matches the requirements of the position.”
- Good luck to the remaining candidates.
Kenyon College (OH) – Christian TraditionsEdit
Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Christian Traditions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in the academic year 2017-2018. Ph.D. in hand before August 1, 2017 required. Candidates with significant teaching experience at the assistant professor level are encouraged to apply. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff and administration. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of Christianity both historically and currently, including the shifting of the center of Christianity to the developing world in Africa, South America and Asia. A candidate’s teaching and research expertise may include any combination of these historical, cultural and social dimensions of Christianity: ancient, medieval, contemporary; interactions with other faith traditions; issues of justice and social and environmental ethics; religion and literature; women’s and gender studies. Candidates should be willing to offer annually a semester-long introductory/survey course on Christian Traditions and a section of our introductory course, Encountering Religion in its Global Context. Candidates are also expected to offer a semester-long course on the New Testament at least every other year. The successful candidate will also develop courses in her/his area of expertise. Preference will be given to applicants with broad training in Religious Studies and teaching experience. Teaching load: 3/2.
- Review of applications will begin November 5, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 5, 2016 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
- Any news on offers?
- Received a kind rejection email saying that hire has been made. (1/6/17)
- Kind rejection email saying preliminary decisions have been made and I’m no longer under consideration (3/9/17)
Loyola University Chicago (IL) – Historical TheologyEdit
Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Historical Theology for academic year 2017-18. The department serves the university’s undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in Theology and Religious Studies. The department also offers an M.A. in Biblical Languages and Literature, Christian Ethics, and Theological Studies, and Ph.D. concentrations in New Testament/Early Christianity, Ethics, and Theology. For more information about the department visit http://www.luc.edu/theology.
Minimum Education or Experience: Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. and exhibit a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. They should be able to teach in a theological context, engaging with colleagues who specialize in Christian theology, and they should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit education.
- Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
- Skype interviews scheduled for this week (December 19–23)
- on-campus interviews begin this week (January 23)
- offer made and accepted (March 1)
Loyola University Maryland (MD) – Comparative TheologyEdit
Loyola University Maryland, a Jesuit Catholic liberal arts university in Baltimore, Maryland, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Theology, with primary specialization in Comparative Theology. We are seeking a colleague who has expertise in Christian theology and in Christianity’s engagement with another religious tradition from either an historical or contemporary perspective, has proficiency in the relevant languages needed for primary research, and will expand upon our current areas of expertise in comparative theology. The position begins August 24, 2017, and the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree completed by the time of employment.
To apply, please go to http://www.loyola.edu/careers to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Ms. Susan Szczybor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210 or electronically to email@example.com.
- To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2016.
- Any news?(x2)
- Was interviewed in San Antonio (pleasant experience!)
- Had Skype interview (coinciding with the AAR)
- Invited for on campus (to happen in Feb.)
Lycoming College (PA) – Comparative ReligionsEdit
The Department of Religion at Lycoming College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Comparative Religion at the rank of assistant professor, beginning fall 2017. The position has a 3/3 teaching load, as well as scholarship and college service expectations. The successful candidate will teach a section of Introduction to World Religions every semester, and will have the opportunity to develop a course in theory and method in the study of religion as well as comparative religion courses at several levels. Areas of specialization within comparative religion are open. Interest and ability in teaching courses in death/afterlife studies and/or international and indigenous Latin American religions is a plus.
TO APPLY: Applicants should send a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests within a liberal arts institution; CV; unofficial transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which is able to speak to the candidate’s teaching ability). Electronic submission of application materials is required. Please reference “Assistant Professor of Religion” in the subject line of the email.
- Applications must be received by October 23, 2016. Additional information at http://www.lycoming.edu. Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen conducted. EOE
- Any news?
Marquette University (WI) – Theological Ethics (2 Positions)Edit
The Department of Theology at Marquette University seeks to fill two full-time open-rank tenure-track positions in theological ethics beginning in fall 2017. The Department describes its work as “theology bridging traditions, cultures, and disciplines” and wishes to hire candidates who see their vocations as creating bridges between different religious traditions, cultures, and academic disciplines. The department seeks candidates interested in marshaling new and innovative scholarly and pedagogical resources in ethics in line with Marquette’s institutional commitment to advance new areas of research in the public interest (http://www.marquette.edu/strategic-planning/). For more information about the Department of Theology please visit its website at http://www.marquette.edu/theology.
One or more of the following areas of expertise are desirable: foundational theological ethics, Catholic social ethics, race, gender, economic ethics, ethics and public policy, health care ethics, and ethics in a global and environmental context.
- Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must submit through the Marquette web portal a letter of interest, current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, research agenda, writing sample and unofficial graduate transcripts to: http://employment.marquette.edu. Three references should mail a signed letter of recommendation to: Dr. Robert Masson, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Theology Marquette University P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881 or email the letter as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Received email from department that we won’t hear back until January
Maryland Institute College of Art (MD) – Islamic Culture and Thought Edit
Full-time appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture. The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for this full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract in a non-tenure institution beginning August 1, 2017.
An interest in teaching art students, and a lively research practice to support the institution’s educational mission, is essential. The position requires a Ph.D. in an appropriate social science or humanities discipline, including, but not limited to history, political science, religious studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and sociology but excluding art history, in hand by August 1, 2017.
The interdisciplinary nature of the Department and College requires that faculty meaningfully contribute in a variety of areas that include: all aspects of departmental operations and institutional governance including advising, institutional and departmental committee service, and scheduled departmental and student activities during the school year. In addition to teaching, all full-time faculty are expected to pursue research and/or professional engagements that contribute to the educational mission of the department and college.
Valued, but not required: 3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred) Significant research and/or field work experience in the region of focus
Salary: Commensurate with experience and college policy; excellent benefits package.
Please Submit via Slideroom as a single multipage pdf document: Cover Letter; Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) including the names and email addresses of at least three references.
- Apply: The College will review applications as received. Although materials received before December 20, 2016 are best assured of receiving full consideration, the position will remain open until filled. All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
- Skype Interview Conducted (1/11)
- Rejection email (Feb 17)
Marywood University (PA) – Religious StudiesEdit
The Marywood University Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2017.
Required: A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Theology with a specialization in Catholic Social Ethics is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered with the understanding that they will have the Ph.D. by August 2018.
Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic institution sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Additional information about the University is available at www.marywood.edu.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted 5/31/17)
McGill University (CAN) – Religions of the Ancient WorldEdit
The Department of History and Classical Studies and the School of Religious Studies of McGill University invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in “Religions in the Greco-Roman World.” The successful applicant is expected to hold a relevant Ph.D. at time of appointment, to show promise of excellence in teaching and to have an innovative research portfolio. The successful applicant can expect to teach and develop courses in Ancient History, Biblical Studies, and Classics. The ability to teach ancient Greek and Koine Greek is essential. A specialization in any of the literatures, religions and philosophies in the Greco-Roman World, such as Stoicism, Cynicism, Mystery Religions, Judaism, Christianity, Gnosticism is desirable.
Inquiries may be directed to Professor Gerbern Oegema, School of Religious Studies, McGill University via e-mail: email@example.com
- The review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
McGill University (CAN) – South Asian ReligionsEdit
The School of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of South Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at the Associate level. We seek a dynamic colleague capable of expanding and enriching an already strong program in Asian Religions at McGill who is prepared to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels. This position calls for specialisation in the study of South Asian Religions alongside substantive engagement with the wider fields of Religious Studies and South Asian Studies, including relevant theoretical and methodological approaches.
The candidate is expected to have received the PhD prior to appointment.
For further information about the School of Religious Studies, visit: http://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/
Inquiries may be addressed to Ms. F. Maniaci, Acting Administrative Officer, School of Religious Studies (firstname.lastname@example.org), or to the chair of the search committee, Professor A. M. Pinkney (email@example.com),
- Applications should be received by 30 November 2016 to guarantee full consideration, but will be accepted until the position is filled.
- Email rejection (12/15)
- Skype interview first weeks of January
McMaster University (CAN) – Early Christianity and/or Early JudaismEdit
The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level (or the Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances) beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must fit the structure and strengths of the department’s Biblical Field, which is marked by its dedication to studying early Judaism and early Christianity in light of one another, focusing on the Hellenistic to Roman periods. The ideal candidate should, therefore, have competence in both early Judaism and early Christianity. Demonstration of excellence and/or outstanding promise in the areas of research, graduate supervision, and undergraduate teaching is essential. A Ph.D. in a field pertinent to the study of early Judaism and/or early Christianity is required by the time of appointment.
Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, a 1-2 page teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence, a 1-2 page research statement, and the names and full contact information for three academic references. The search committee will request letters directly from these references at a later stage in the search process, as needed.
- The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2016, with the potential for preliminary interviews to take place either by video conference or at the SBL/AAR meeting in San Antonio on November 19-22.
Michigan State University (MI) – JudaismEdit
The Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a tenure system opening at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Judaism. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of teaching (normally, two courses per semester), research and service, including teaching in the College of Arts and Letters’ general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities. A PhD in Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field must be completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2017.
- Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site https://jobs.msu.edu/.
Michigan State University (MI) – South Asia and/or the Diaspora (incl. Religious Studies)Edit
Position Title: Assistant Professor. Employment Level: Tenure system faculty. Employment Status: Full Time, academic year appointment.
The RCAH at MSU is an interdisciplinary, residential undergraduate college in the arts and humanities with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and with a curricular emphasis on social justice, civic engagement, and the visual and performing arts. Michigan State University is a Carnegie R1 institution that values cross-college collaboration, and the successful candidate will also have opportunities to connect with faculty in his/her discipline at MSU. This position will start 8/16/2017.
MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
A PhD awarded in related area by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.
- To apply, go to https://jobs.msu.edu. Click on Search Postings at left, enter 3889 in the Posting Number field, and click Search. From there, follow prompts. All applicants must apply using this application portal. [Deadline not stated: posted 8/25/16]
Missouri State University (MO) – IslamEdit
MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Religious Studies, anticipates an August 2017 opening for an assistant professor specializing in Islam, tenure eligible. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and M.A. courses in Islam and will regularly teach the department’s world religions survey course. The candidate should be able to engage Islamic texts and traditions from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Additional Qualifications: Candidates are required to have the Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field completed by August 1, 2018, and must demonstrate successful experience in teaching and strong potential in research. Candidates should be interested in engaging broad intellectual questions and be familiar with issues and approaches in the academic study of religion. Additionally, they must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and to integrating multicultural issues into their courses.
Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e. g., course evaluations), course documents (syllabi), copies of all transcripts, a publication or writing sample, and contact information for three professional references must be submitted with the online application at https://jobs.missouristate.edu. Three letters of reference are required for the application to be considered. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. J. E. Llewellyn, Search Committee Chair, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts required at time of hire.
- First consideration of applicants begins on September 16, 2016, and continues until position is filled\
- Has an offer been made?
Moravian Theological Seminary (PA) – Protestant TheologyEdit
Moravian Theological Seminary (MTS) is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment in Theology to begin Fall 2017. Ideal candidates (1) possess a PhD or equivalent in Theology; (2) can teach graduate courses in Protestant Theology and theologies from at least one of the following perspectives: global, ecumenical, interreligious, intercultural, and/or womanist; (3) have at least three years teaching experience in higher education, (4) are supportive of the mission of MTS, and (5) can bring their lay or ordained ministry experience and their scholarship into conversation with issues in the Church.
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send letter of interest indicating one’s approach to teaching in a seminary and to integrating teaching and learning across multiple disciplines; C.V.; three letters of reference; and official doctoral transcript. Send materials compiled into one PDF file (except for the transcript, which should be sent directly to MTS) to Dr. Frank Crouch at email@example.com.
- Application review begins November 15, 2016 and continues until position is filled.
- Rejection email (3/1)
Mount Mercy University (IA) – Religious StudiesEdit
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is seeking a generalist to fill an open tenure-track position as assistant professor of religious studies to begin fall 2017. The qualified applicant will possess a doctorate in theology or religious studies. Preference will be given to candidates with a main emphasis in systematic theology and a secondary emphasis in Catholic theological ethics. An ideal candidate will also be prepared and interested in comparative religions in dialogue with the Catholic tradition. The position’s teaching load consists primarily in serving the university’s Core Curriculum, but also will include opportunities to help expand the major and minor. Evidence of successful prior teaching experience will be helpful. Candidates should also indicate interest and ability to teach in accelerated and online formats, as well as in traditional classroom courses. In addition, this candidate should possess the potential and desire to assume some administrative duties in our small and congenial department. These duties include advising majors and minors, overseeing program adjuncts, course scheduling and development, assessing program offerings, and promoting the program within the university and the larger community.
Mount Mercy University welcomes those of all backgrounds and is committed to excellence in education, social justice, and community service.
Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1900 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. The picturesque campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is equidistant from Minneapolis, Chicago and St. Louis. Visit www.mtmercy.edu for further information. Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.
- Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Mount St. Mary’s University (MD) – TheologyEdit
The Department of Theology at Mount St. Mary’s University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning August 2017. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research in moral theology with a secondary proficiency in comparative religions. The department seeks a colleague who will be able to contribute to teaching in the university’s common liberal arts curriculum that includes: an ethics course, Ethics and the Human Good; a two-semester sequence of theology courses, Belief in Today’s World and Encountering Christ; and theology courses within the undergraduate offerings of Global Encounters (http://msmary.edu/academics/academic-catalog/UndergradCatalog2016-17_final.pdf). Teaching load: 7 courses per year. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. Ph.D. is expected; ABD candidates will also be considered.
Applicants are requested to submit a résumé, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter which in part addresses the contribution the candidate can make to a Catholic liberal arts institution to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the address below:
Mount St. Mary’s University is a robust and contemporary Catholic academic community. Faculty, staff, administrators and students actively engage in our mission “to cultivate a community of learners, formed by faith, engaged in discovery and empowered for leadership in the Church, the professions, and the world.” Mount St. Mary’s University is primarily its people, who provide the heart of the institution.
- Application review will begin on December 15; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
- Offer extended and, I think, accepted (2/14/2017)
Naropa University (CO) – Yoga and Religious StudiesEdit
Job Summary: Naropa University announces a new faculty position in the Department of Wisdom Traditions, Yoga Studies and Religious Studies Programs, beginning in the Fall semester 2017. We seek to appoint a faculty colleague to teach residential courses for the undergraduate and graduate degrees in Yoga and Religious Studies, with experience in curriculum development. This position is a full-time core candidate position at the Assistant Professor level, unless prior University teaching/research experience should justify appointment at the Associate rank.
Minimum Qualifications: Academic training in Religious Studies, Ph.D. required for appointment as a Core Candidate Assistant or Associate Professor. All but Dissertation may be considered when combined with two to three years of full-time teaching in a college or university setting, with the understanding that the Ph.D. will be obtained before further advancement. Areas of specialization in religious traditions of India with a non-sectarian approach and diverse Yoga/Hindu studies background and experience. Knowledge of the primary literature and contemplative practices of the faculty members traditions of expertise, with an ability to teach sacred texts in an historical context. Knowledge of the methodology of the History of Religions, with ability to teach both BA and MA courses of methodology. Ability to teach the contemplative practices from the yoga tradition. Commitment to contemplative approaches to education. Demonstrated administrative experience and ability within academic environments or their equivalent. Experience should include: Curriculum development, budget management, student advising, faculty committees and collaborations, admissions and learning outcomes assessment activities. An understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education. Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and ongoing self-examination.
Applications: Qualified candidates should apply online and include: A letter of interest and curriculum vitae, including a description of teaching philosophy, and training in both individual religious traditions and contemplative practices. A published writing sample from a peer-reviewed journal. Names and contact information for three professional references.
- Review of applications begins November 15, 2016 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) – Religious Studies, spec. in Western Christianity or Islamic StudiesEdit
The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for a faculty position (open rank) in Religious Studies, with a specialty in Western Christianity or Islamic Studies and the ability to teach introductory classes in comparative religion.
Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnered with some of the most internationally-recognized names in Higher Education. The strategic partner of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive and the students are the most academically gifted in Kazakhstan. Most students participate in the NU foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 12:1. All classes are taught in English.
- To apply, please send a letter of interest, current c.v., contact information of three referees, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to email@example.com by December 11, 2016. More information about the school is available at http://shss.nu.edu.kz , http://shss.nu.edu.kz. Questions related to the position, the university, or living and working in Astana can be sent to Daniel Beben, search committee chair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NJ) – Preaching and WorshipEdit
The Professor of Preaching and Worship is called to teach in the academic fields of preaching and worship; to coordinate a diverse team of part-time faculty persons who will share in this teaching; to serve as part-time “Director of the Chapel,” with responsibility to oversee the organization and quality of the Seminary’s worship; and to share in the larger work of the faculty. The Professor of Preaching and Worship teaches introductory and elective courses in preaching and worship, 12 to 15 credits per academic year, including at least one core course at the Seminary’s St. John’s campus, at least one core course at the Seminary’s New Brunswick campus, and other core and elective courses in both preaching and worship. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the Professor will fulfill the expectations for all regular full-time faculty members to engage in research and publication; service to the Seminary community; administrative and committee assignments; and service to the church
New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a teaching institution in the Reformed tradition with commitment to prepare students from multiple confessional and free-church traditions. The successful candidate will have a passion for ministry, experience in and commitment to metro-urban ministry, an appreciation for the Reformed tradition and the multiple church traditions present in the Seminary’s student body, a desire to teach and learn in an inter-cultural community, a commitment to theological scholarship, multicultural experience and competence, and eagerness to be part of a school that is committed to an anti-racist vision for itself, the church, and society.
- Please submit cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references by October 1, 2016 to Mrs. Jeanette Carrillo. By e-mail: email@example.com, or, by regular mail: P & W Search, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Northwestern College (IA) –Theology Edit
Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Systematic, Historical, or Practical Theology to begin in the fall of 2017. The position involves a 3-3 teaching load comprised of upper-level courses for our majors and our introductory core course in Theology.
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. We seek faculty invested in teaching, a program of scholarly activity, and the mission of excellence in the liberal arts, as a vital expression of commitment to Christ’s redemptive work in the world. Accordingly, Northwestern College seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration, and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply.
- To insure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 7, 2016.
Oakton Community College (IL) – World Religions and World MythologiesEdit
Oakton Community College seeks to fill one full-time, tenure-track Humanities and Philosophy faculty position beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year in August 2017.
Candidates are especially valued who are committed to furthering the department’s and college’s goals of fostering an inclusive, anti-racist and anti-bias learning environment.
Preferred Qualifications: An ability to teach World Religions with an emphasis on ethical, social and philosophical issues; specialization in non-western religious tradition(s); an ability to teach World Mythologies or other humanities courses from an interdisciplinary perspective; prior college teaching experience, and an earned doctorate in Philosophy or Religion are preferred. Other preferred qualifications include: Participation in departmental and institutional service. Development and delivery of courses using learning management software (such as D2L or Blackboard). Demonstrated experience working with a culturally diverse student population. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce. Understanding of and commitment to diversity and cultural competence. Additional Information: We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton’s student body and community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.
The academic calendar consists of 169 working days; instructional days total 153 of the working days within the academic calendar. Four days are used for instruction, final student evaluations, or course culminating activities. Two days are designated for grading, and one day is associated with commencement which is assigned on a three year rotation. The remaining nine days are designated for professional development, course preparation, student orientation, assessment, advising, registration, and/or college or departmental activities.
The College expects full time faculty to participate in professional development activities and to engage in institutional and departmental service.
A comprehensive benefit package is available which includes medical, vision, and dental insurance; flexible spending; term life insurance; tuition waivers and reimbursement; retirement; paid holidays; sick days; sabbatical leave; and a four day summer work week.
On campus screening interviews will be conducted by the search committee with selected applicants, and are anticipated to be held in late December 2016 or early January 2017. A teaching demonstration is part of the interview. Finalists will participate in a second round of on campus interviews with the Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Finalist interviews are expected to be conducted during the period January 30 to February 3, 2017.
The faculty member appointed to the position begins employment on August 14, 2017.
Application Instructions: To become an applicant, interested individuals must complete and submit the online application found on the Oakton website. Electronic copies of a cover letter, resume/cv, list of three (3) references with contact information, two letters of recommendation and transcripts must be uploaded by the applicant to the Oakton employment website. Uploaded documents need to be under 2 MB in size and in either .doc, .txt, or .pdf format. A total of 8 separate documents may be uploaded to an application file that has been successfully submitted to the College.
Recommendation letters may either be original documents with signature or e-mailed from the reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Official transcripts or a placement/credential file should be e-mailed to email@example.com. Official transcripts or placement/credential files sent by postal mail should be sent to: Oakton Community College, Faculty Search HUMPHL-17, c/o Human Resources, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.
- The full consideration deadline is November 20, 2016. Required transcripts, letters of recommendation, resume/cv, cover letter, and list of references with contact information are also to be submitted by November 20, 2016. The posting will be removed from the Oakton website at 11:59 pm eastern US time zone on November 21, 2016. Once posted positions are removed from the website, no additional applications will be accepted.
- LINK TO APPLY: https://oakton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=77961
- Any word on this one?
- I was told when I emailed to clarify that the December 11th deadline listed in the ad was the correct one, not the November 20th deadline.
- 12/16 Campus interview invitation
Oberlin College (OH) – South Asian Religions and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist StudiesEdit
The Department of Religion and Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Oberlin College invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of three years, beginning fall semester 2017 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor
Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load of 4.5 courses per year. As a joint appointment between Religion (.66) and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (.34), the position covers the curricular area of South Asian religions (particularly Hinduism) with a focus on gender studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency with primary texts pertinent to South Asian religions in their original languages, knowledge of the theory and methods of Religious Studies, and advanced training in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies. Candidates who specialize in ethnographic approaches and/or material religion are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to fostering diversity of the campus, curriculum, or discipline will be considered favorably.
Qualifications: Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2017. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.
Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
- Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
Occidental College (CA) – Asian ReligionsEdit
The Department of Religious Studies at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2017. We seek a scholar with expertise in Asian religions. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in East or South Asia. The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant rank; we welcome applications from recent PhDs, as well as scholars who have been teaching for several years.
Strong candidates will also possess a record of, or potential for, robust scholarly research and publications and will be prepared to actively participate in long-range departmental planning.
Candidates should send their application as an electronic file to Ms. Marguerite Dessornes at firstname.lastname@example.org. A complete application will include the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching at Occidental, a liberal arts institution with a mission of equity and excellence; a discussion of your research; and a description of your teaching experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy including how your pedagogy creates an equitable learning environment for a racially, ethnically, socio-economically, and culturally diverse student body; (3) a list and brief descriptions of courses you could teach at Oxy; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as, student evaluations, peer teaching reviews, or other data if available); (5) a sample of your scholarly work; (6) Curriculum Vitae; and (7) three confidential letters of recommendation, with at least one attesting to your teaching.
- Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016. Interviews of semi-finalists will be held over Skype.
Old Dominion University (VA) – Islamic StudiesEdit
Old Dominion University’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position. AOS : Islamic Studies
Ability to teach History of Islam, Sacred Texts of Islam, and either Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, or topics courses in contemporary Islamic thought and practice;
Ability to teach at least one of our introductory-level courses, e.g., Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, or World Religions.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please indicate clearly in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. To ensure full consideration, application must be received by December 1, 2016.
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) – Constructive TheologyEdit
Princeton Theology Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Constructive Theology, to commence on or about July 1, 2017. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track. Appointment at the level of associate professor will be made with tenure. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.
The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MA, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary’s mission, the Department’s needs, and the appointee’s research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including PhD supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the Seminary’s life.
- Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. A letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an MDiv course syllabus, either previously used or constructed for the future, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded per instructions at the online application site accessible at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationConstructiveTheology/. Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact James F. Kay, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, at email@example.com.
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) – Early Christian StudiesEdit
Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early Christian Studies. The research and publication specialization is open, but candidates must be outstanding scholars whose work in early Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects prepares them to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history, the traditional history of doctrine, and varieties of early Christianity outside the Roman Empire.
The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of a tenure-track Assistant Professor and must be qualified to guide interdisciplinary research, supervise PhD students, and serve as faculty in the Seminary’s Department of History and Ecumenics. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.
- Review of applications begins October 1, 2016.
Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) – Reformed TheologyEdit
Princeton Theology Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Reformed Theology, to commence on or about July 1, 2017. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track. Appointment at the level of associate professor will be made with tenure. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.
The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MA, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the Seminary’s mission, the department’s needs, and the appointee’s research interests. The duties expected of a faculty member at Princeton Theological Seminary include excellent publication and teaching, including PhD supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the Seminary’s life.
- Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. A letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an MDiv course syllabus, either previously used or constructed for the future, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded per instructions at the online application site accessible at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationReformedTheology/. Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact James F. Kay, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princeton University (NJ) – Religion, Ethics and Politics (Assoc. or Full Prof.)Edit
The University Center for Human Values and the Department of Religion at Princeton University invite applications from accomplished scholars working primarily in the field of religion, with a focus on religion, ethics and politics, or closely related areas, for appointment as a (tenured) associate or full professor. The appointment will be held jointly in the two units.
- We cannot guarantee full consideration for applications received after October 15, 2016. We aim for an appointment effective September 2017.
Regent University (VA) – Systematic TheologyEdit
Regent University’s School of Divinity invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The appointment involves responsibility for teaching and research in some facet of Systematic Theology within the faithful, Biblical tradition of Evangelical Christianity.
Regent University is a culturally diverse community that actively encourages women and members of all racial/ethnic backgrounds and cultures to apply. More information regarding Regent University can be found at www.regent.edu.
Systematic Theology Search Committee c/o Patricia Hammersley, Office of the Dean School of Divinity Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.
- Applications can be submitted online at https://www.regent.edu/admin/hr/app/HRApp.cfm. Curriculum vita or resume can be submitted electronically in PDF or Microsoft Word format to (email@example.com).
Rockhurst University (MO) – Judaism or IslamEdit
Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by time of appointment in August 2017 and be able to teach an Introduction to World Religions course. We are looking for candidates with research specialization in Judaism or Islam, with the ability to teach elective courses in the tradition of their specialization as well as teach an elective survey course in the other tradition. Candidates should have their primary training in religious studies or theology, and be well-versed in theoretical questions facing the academic study of religion. Responsibilities involve a 3/3 teaching load, participation in departmental and university service, as well as scholarship. Preference given to candidate with evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity. All submissions (a letter of interest and CV) must be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have three letters of recommendation e-mailed as pdfs directly to Dr. Craig R. Prentiss, Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Rockhurst University.
- All materials must be received by September 30, 2016. Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.
Regis University (CO) – Interfaith and Interreligious StudiesEdit
The Religious Studies Department at Regis College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Interfaith and Interreligious Studies at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2017.
Experience in undergraduate teaching will strengthen an application. The successful candidate will be able to teach the following: a) “Religion and the Human Quest,” an introductory core course that explores what it means to be human in relation to the sacred; b) intermediate-level courses engaging in the Christian tradition, and c) upper-level courses in area of specialization. In addition, faculty members across the disciplines in Regis College develop and teach interdisciplinary, integrative core courses with themes such as justice and the common good, the search for meaning, diversity and cultural traditions, and global environmental awareness. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an active scholarly agenda.
Minimum Qualifications: A conferred Ph.D. is required.
A complete application must include: letter of application, vita, all university-level transcripts, three letters of recommendation (one of which addresses the candidate’s demonstrated abilities and/or potential as an undergraduate teacher), one writing sample, copies or teaching evaluations from the most recent year of teaching, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants may include reflection on the context of the teaching evaluations.
- Only applications received by October 17 will receive full consideration. We will conduct interviews at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio. Letters of recommendation can be sent to Dr. Julia Brumbaugh, c/o Dean’s Office – E-24, Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. This position is conditional upon final budget approval.
- Any news yet? 11/6
- None here 11/6
Saint Louis University (MO) – Constructive Christian TheologyEdit
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service seeks, for the Department of Theological Studies, applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Constructive Christian theology, broadly construed to include fields such as systematic, moral, comparative, and contextual theologies, or any other related areas of inquiry.
All applications are made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) one sample of scholarly work no longer than 30 pages, (5) a teaching statement where we invite you also to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, and (6) three letters of reference.
- Applications are due by November 4, 2016. Questions about this position should be directed to: Julie Hanlon Rubio, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email: email@example.com.
- Has anyone heard anything? Are they even doing interviews at AAR (with the short turnaround between deadline and conference)?
- 2/11: heard an offer has been made (second-hand)
- 5/8: Bizarrely I just got an e-mail saying I was selected as a finalist and should expect a background check e-mail. This would have been my first contact of any kind. I assume it’s an error.
- 5/16: They are now advertising for a one-year position (open specialization). Guess the search failed.
- Both SLU TT positions were filled; one of the new hires had a deferred start date due to a postdoc, so this may be the reason for the visiting position.
Saint Louis University (MO) – Hebrew Bible / Old TestamentEdit
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service seeks for the Department of Theological Studies applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the rank of assistant professor. A doctorate is required by the time the appointment begins on August 15, 2017.
All applications are made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) one sample of scholarly work no longer than 30 pages, (5) a teaching statement where we invite you also to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, and (6) three letters of reference.
- Applications are due by November 4, 2016. Questions about this position should be directed to: Peter W. Martens, Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Mark’s College (CAN) – Marie Anne Blondin Chair in TheologyEdit
St. Mark’s College, the Catholic Theological College affiliated with the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Marie Anne Blondin Chair in Theology. Made possible by a generous endowment from the Sisters of St. Ann, the Chair will support St. Mark’s vision of Catholic higher education in the Province. The Chair will continue the Sisters’ legacy of concern for the integral development of the whole person from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, as reflected in their foundational apostolic work in the schools, hospitals and parishes of British Columbia since 1858. Activities of the Chair will support this legacy through teaching, research, and special lectures.
The area of theological research specialization is open, and the candidate is expected to continue researching and publishing.
The ability to teach these three areas within an engagement with contemporary culture will be considered a particular asset.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree, in hand or near completion (including defense of doctoral dissertation) by the time the appointment begins. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority in the search. The candidate must receive a Mandatum from the Archbishop of Vancouver.
- Applications, including curriculum vitae, names and email addresses of three referees who will be contacted if your application moves forward, statement of teaching philosophy, as well as an example of scholarly writing should be sent by email to: email@example.com by November 15, 2016.
Saint Mary’s College (IN) – Historical TheologyEdit
Saint Mary’s College announces a tenure-track full-time faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in August, 2017. We seek a broadly educated scholar-teacher with expertise in Historical Theology. Candidates should be able to teach an introductory course in religious studies, a second general-education course in the Christian tradition, and an upper-level course in areas such as the development of Catholic thought or ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. Demonstrated abilities in excellent undergraduate teaching are required. The position involves a 3/3 course load (2 preparations per semester).
Send a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time), and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Address inquiries to Professor Kurt Buhring at email@example.com.
- Applications submitted by November 1, 2016 will be given full consideration, but later applications will also be considered. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR Annual Meeting, November 19-22.
- Send a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this time), and three letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org Address inquiries to Professor Kurt Buhring at email@example.com Applications submitted by November 21, 2016 will be given full consideration, but later applications will also be considered.
- Interview request received by email 11/30.
- On-Campus invite by email 12/20.
Saint Mary’s College of California (CA) – Emerging Theologies / Latina/o TheologyEdit
Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Theology & Religious Studies. We seek a theologian or biblical scholar, working in the tradition of the Second Vatican Council, who has a special focus on emerging theologies and/or historically marginalized voices, especially Latina/o theology. We strongly encourage applications from scholars with experience speaking from this perspective.
Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives – and the first Catholic and first California college to be included – Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
Responsibilities: All Saint Mary’s faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching assignment is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to College-wide programs (January Term and Collegiate Seminar). In the department, the successful candidate will teach upper-division courses in Theology & Religious Studies, focused on emerging theologies and/or historically marginalized voices, especially Latina/o theology, as well as the lower division biblical studies course, The Bible and Its Interpretation. Saint Mary’s faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College’s Core Curriculum. Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a sub-field of theology or biblical studies or have reached doctoral candidacy, with expectation of degree by September 1, 2017. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. As all of our faculty participate in teaching our required Biblical Interpretation course, experience in teaching the Bibleregardless of the candidate’s area of specializationis preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred
A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; sample course syllabi, complete copies of the teaching evaluations for three recent courses, if available, uploaded as PDF or MS Word files and contact information for three references. Applicants should note that three confidential letters need to be uploaded no later than September 30. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry. We will conduct preliminary electronic interviews, and aim to bring finalists to campus in early December, 2016. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Questions should be directed to the search chair, Marie Pagliarini, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 30.
Salve Regina University (RI) – Religious and Theological StudiesEdit
Job Description: Teach courses in the Religious and Theological Studies Department. Teach departmental and interdisciplinary core curriculum offerings as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious and Theological Studies. Work with the Department to develop curriculum and participate in Department activities. Support the University’s Catholic and Mercy mission by making interdisciplinary connections and showing the contemporary relevance of comparative religious thought among students. Meet with students, stay up to date with scholarly publications in the field, and attend professional conferences.
Apply at: https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=76902&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=0
- Deadline Not Stated (posted 9/22/16)
- Email informing me that a candidate has been hired (3/20/17)
Santa Clara University (CA) – Religion and EcologyEdit
The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2017, in Religion and Ecology, with a primary research specialization in ecology and/or sustainability approached from the perspective of religious studies or theological methologies. The candidate must demonstrate potential for success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission. Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University.
The successful candidate will be expected to successfully develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications and that potentially includes undergraduates, and will provide service to the department, College and University, as appropriate to rank. Candidates will also be expected to collaborate with the Centers of Distinction and other departments in interdisciplinary projects. Applicants are invited to visit the University’s website (www.scu.edu) for background on Santa Clara’s mission, scope of programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, demographic information on the diverse student population we serve, and the integrated strategic plan, which includes as a central priority the goal of advancing contemporary theological studies, education and ministry (www.scu.edu/santaclara2020/plans/elaborated.cfm).
Basic Qualifications: Completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment (September 1, 2017). Evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching in upper- and lower-division classes is required at the time of appointment. Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication in the area of ecology and religion within the disciplines of theology and religious studies is required.
- Required documents are due by October 15, 2016. Only files with all documents submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. Questions about this posting may be directed to Fred Parrella, Professor, Religious Studies and Chair, Search Committee: email@example.com
Seattle University (WA) – Christian EthicsEdit
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Christian ethics beginning September 2017.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Christian ethics or related discipline by September 2017; teaching competence in Catholic theology in order to teach in the University Core Curriculum; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.
- Application Instructions: Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Include a letter of interest; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); and the names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited upon request). Review of applications begins October 15, 2016. Although attendance is not required, interviews will be held at the November 2016 AAR / SBL meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Open until filled. Quick Link: http://jobs.seattleu.edu:80/postings/19279
Siena Heights University (MI) – Religious Studies / Catholic TheologyEdit
Siena Heights University, a Catholic institution founded and sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, seeks a Catholic theologian to fill a continuing position in religious studies. The University desires a theologian who is a creative and versatile teacher.
REQUIREMENTS: Preferred candidates will have experience or interest in teaching courses in Systematics, Moral Theology and Women in Religion, along with the introductory religious study courses. Collegiate-level teaching experience and an earned doctorate in Theology or Religious Studies are preferred. Applicants with ABD and a firm defense date will also be considered. Must be committed to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment.
- Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information may be requested as the search moves forward. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
Skidmore College (NY) – Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in Buddhist StudiesEdit
Skidmore College’s Department of Religious Studies and Asian Studies Program invite applications for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in Buddhist Studies, a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. We seek candidates with expertise in the Buddhist traditions of East Asia and are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship engages with other religious traditions of East Asia. Command of the appropriate research languages and an active scholarly agenda are essential. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Buddhist Studies (or expected by May 2017) and will contribute to both the Religious Studies Department and the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program. As such, they will be able to teach core courses in both Religious Studies and Asian Studies, including Introduction to the Study of Religion, Introduction to Asian Studies, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, and the Senior Seminar/Capstone courses.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Buddhist Studies (or expected by May 2017) strongly preferred.
- Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses and teaching vision, syllabi of courses taught and/or projected. Application review will begin September 15th; the position will remain open until filled. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you’ve completed the application process. We do recommend using personal email addresses for your referee’s to ensure delivery of the automated email. For any additional information, please contact Professor Benjamin Bogin, Director of the Asian Studies Program: Email: email@example.com
- Quicklink for Posting: http://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57432
St. Catherine University (MN) – Christian EthicsEdit
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis is a comprehensive Catholic university with the nation’s largest college for women at its center. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,200 students in associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in both traditional day and weekend formats. Associate and Graduate programs enroll both women and men.
Responsibilities: Six-course, twenty–four credit teaching load that that will include: courses in a variety of formats (face-to-face, hybrid, online), teaching in the University’s interdisciplinary CORE curriculum, teaching health care ethics.
Required experience: Demonstrated excellence in teaching in a variety of formats. Familiarity with Catholic health care ethics. Should understand and support the continued development of the Catholic theological tradition and the flourishing of women.
St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable faculty who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Consistent with the university’s Catholic identity, its commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their teaching, research and service.
- To interview at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio, applications are encouraged by November 7, 2016. Final review of applications begins December 15, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.
St. Lawrence University (NY) – American Religions and Contemporary Issues in ReligionEdit
The Religious Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of American Religions and Contemporary Issues in Religion. The department seeks a teacher-scholar whose work takes a critical approach to contemporary American religions, especially with regards to race and ethnicity, religion and politics, and religious diversity. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach an introduction to religion in America, a 100-level introduction to the academic study of religion, and will teach in the university’s interdisciplinary First-Year Program. Ability to teach other required courses for the major on theories and methods in religious studies is essential. The candidate will also develop courses that examine American religious diversity and in their area of specialization. The department also welcomes competencies in areas such as new religious movements, religion and globalization, Native American religions, African-American religions, gender and sexuality in religions, and/or religion and the environment.
- LINK: https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/854
- Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., two sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application. Additionally, three confidential references are required [the required information input in the reference contact information section of your application will be utilized to send a system-derived email requesting a recommendation letter from each reference]. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2016. Please direct any questions or queries to Professor Kathleen Self at firstname.lastname@example.org. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.
- Form rejection email received (3/9)
St. Norbert College (WI) – Theology and Religious StudiesEdit
We seek a teacher-scholar who specializes in contextual theologies of historically marginalized groups, for example but not limited to: Latina/Latino, Black, and Womanist. Ph.D. required. Start August 2017. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, especially Theology and Religious studies courses in the Core Curriculum. Opportunity also exists to teach in Master of Theological Studies program. Successful candidate will create and develop new courses in the Core Curriculum related to areas of competence and expertise. Course load of three classes per semester. In addition to teaching, the responsibilities of this position include a program of scholarship, student advising, service on college committees, and other typical collegial duties. More information is available at the Theology and Religious Studies page, in particular its mission statement: www.snc.edu/religiousstudies/mission.html.
- Applications must be received by October 15 to receive full consideration. Dossiers for applicants should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, a list of references with contact information, and a list of the candidate’s graduate courses. Please send dossiers to: Dr. Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Electronic submissions strongly encouraged and can be sent to email@example.com, addressed to Dr. Paul Johnson. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the AAR/SBL meeting in San Antonio.
St. Olaf College (MN) – Religion and Environmental StudiesEdit
The Department of Religion and the Department of Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College invite applications for a full-time, jointly-appointed, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 14, 2017. Applicants should demonstrate potential for developing an active and innovative scholarly career in a liberal arts setting with teaching and research interests pursuing intersections of religion, science, and the environment from a humanities perspective. Candidates who attend to the ways that these topics intersect with environmental racism and marginalized communities are especially encouraged.
- Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are completed by November 1 will be considered for interviews at the AAR meeting in San Antonio.
- Notification received via email that they have asked references for letters. 11/4/16 (x2)
Stony Brook University (NY) – Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic HumanitiesEdit
The College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications and nominations for the Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities. The goal of the Mattoo Chair is to advance research in and promote a better appreciation of the contributions to human knowledge made by systems of knowledge having their origin or major development in Classical India. For the inaugural appointment to the Chair, we are looking for an outstanding scholar in the fields of art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment with tenure as a full professor at Stony Brook University.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching and in community outreach.
The endowed professor will hold the academic rank of tenured professor in an appropriate department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to research, publication and program funding from the Mattoo Endowment.
The Employment Application form can be found here: https://www.asa.stonybrook.edu/asa/ASAForms/Department/HRS/Document/HRSF0113.
- We will begin reviewing files on October 1, 2016. Inquiries or to nominate an individual may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor S.N. Sridhar, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone: (631) 632-9742.
- Job talks underway (3/29)
- Offer made and accepted (7/10)
Syracuse University (NY) – Contemporary American ReligionEdit
The Department of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Religion to begin August 2017. We seek a colleague who works on contemporary religion on the American scene at the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and/or sexualities.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in directly relevant area of job description and in hand by beginning of appointment.
Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
For full consideration please complete an online faculty application and attach the following documents: -CV/Resume, and -Cover Letter.
- Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. [posted 9/29/16]
- Any updates on this position? I heard there was a shortlist, but don’t know if prelim interviews are scheduled.
- 2016-12-12: Any updates? Short-list? Interviews? Campus visits?
- According to a friend of someone on the committee, they have had prelim interviews, at least. (12/19)
- Does anyone know if they have scheduled campus visits? (12/30)
Texas Christian University (TX) – Hebrew Bible or Qur’anic StudiesEdit
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications to a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor of Religion in Hebrew Bible or Qur’anic Studies to begin August 2017. For information on the department see (http://www.rel.tcu.edu).
All applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com/, include a letter (addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Flowers, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a one-page teaching statement and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to email@example.com.
- Consideration of candidates will begin on October 5 and continue until the position is filled.
Towson University (MD) – Modern Judaism in the AmericasEdit
Position: The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in the area of Modern Judaism in the Americas in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies beginning August 2017. Qualifications: PhD in religious studies. ABD applicants considered, but appointment will be at the Instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2018. Possess a strong command of American Jewish history. Applicants with special interest in American Jews and Israel or in cultural aspects of the Jewish diaspora in North, Central, and/or South America are especially encouraged to apply. Preference given to applicants versed in sociological and/or anthropological approaches to religion. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and a viable research plan.
Towson University: Towson University (http://www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.
- Application Process : Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official or unofficial transcripts, evidence of effective teaching, three letters of recommendation by November 30, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Anne Ashbaugh, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252
Trinity School for Ministry (PA) – Professor of Church HistoryEdit
Trinity School for Ministry (TSM), Ambridge PA, is seeking to hire a Professor of Church History to provide exceptional leadership in church history; covering ancient, medieval, reformation, and modern periods.
- Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and list of references to email@example.com by January 31, 2017.
- Has anyone heard from them (4/13)??
Tufts University (MA) – Religion, Race, and ColonialismEdit
The Tufts University Department of Religion seeks a scholar for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Religion, Race, and Colonialism. PhD is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have both training in the academic study of religion and specialization in the study of race, colonialism, indigeneity, ethnicity, and/or diaspora. Region, historical period, and methodological focus are all open and applications are encouraged from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at Tufts boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, early Christianity, and American religious history. With this hire, the department seeks a colleague who can help expand our research engagements and curricular programming while actively contributing to programs in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts (which includes Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, US Latino Studies, and Colonialism Studies).
- Review begins October 1, 2016. For more information, and to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/36531
- The same department carried out a search for a similar position last year (although framed around Latin@ Religion), but the search seems to have failed. Anyone have any insight?
- Any news of movement on this?
- Any news here? 10/31
- All quiet for me 11/5
University of Alberta (CAN) – Associate Professor of East Asian Religions (Buddhism)Edit
The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor in East Asian Religions. This is a joint position between East Asian Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies, shared 50/50 between the two and East Asian Studies as the home department.
The successful candidate will offer undergraduate courses on East Asia’s variety of communities and their religious traditions and practices, teach Introduction to Buddhism (RELIG 240), participate and in some years lead the entry-level East Asian Studies 101 course or Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions (RELIG 103), contribute other teaching and service to the position’s home department, and participate in the growing graduate programs in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies by supervising graduate students on topics in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The normal teaching load is four courses per academic year.
- Review of applications will start on 31 March 2017.
University of Bern (Switzerland) – Professor of Systematic TheologyEdit
The Department of Old Catholic Theology (Institute of Old Catholic Theology as from August 2017) at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Bern invites applications for a position as Full-Time Professor of Systematic Theology (Fundamental Theology and Dogmatic Theology) and Ecumenics to begin on 1 August 2017.
The ideal candidate will have: ‐ Proven knowledge of Fundamental Theology and of Catholic Dogmatics (either in the Old Catholic, Orthodox, or Anglican tradition with profound knowledge of the other traditions or willingness to develop these) and of Ecumenical Theology, as demonstrated by outstanding research ‐ Personal research specialisations and projects in either Fundamental Theology or Dogmatics as well as in Ecumenical Theology ‐ Interfaith and Intercultural competencies ‐ Willingness to cooperate with the other institutes of the Theological Faculty and to assume responsibility for the faculty and university self-governing bodies ‐ Proven teaching skills for higher education ‐ Willingness to work in a team ‐ Willingness to participate in the work of the International Working Group for the Study of Old Catholicism (IAAF) and the International Old Catholic Theological Conferences ‐ Experience in acquiring external funding and in organising research projects, particularly with the aim of promoting young talent. The candidate will be a theologian with at least a doctorate and at least one further substantial publication.
The University of Bern is committed to increasing the number of women in positions of academic leadership and encourages qualified female researchers to apply. Female candidates will receive preference among equally qualified applicants. Seite 2/2 For further information, please contact the Dean’s Office at the Faculty of Theology of the University of Bern.
- Applications including a curriculum vitae and list of publications, previous teaching experience, and acquired external funding must be sent to the Dean’s Office at the Faculty of Theology, Länggassstrasse 51, 3012 Bern, Switzerland, and/or to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 7 February 2017.
- Writing samples solicited (02/25)
University of British Columbia (CAN) – Early Christian History and LiteratureEdit
he Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Early Christian History and Literature to commence July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will be required to teach Early Christianity at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and should demonstrate outstanding teaching and research skills and potential for outstanding teaching. We especially welcome candidates who possess additional expertise in post-apostolic history and literature, which could include specialization in Early Church History, Patristics/Late Antiquity, Gnosticism, Syriac Christianity, or related area and the language(s) pertinent to these areas (e.g., Greek, Latin, Aramaic, Syriac, Coptic). Engagement with diverse approaches (e.g. feminist, social scientific, social historical, archaeological) is also welcomed.
The Department of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies prizes interdisciplinarity and is committed to innovative teaching and research. Our position in Early Christianity boasts a long history of superb teaching at the undergraduate level, and we look for a dynamic and creative candidate who will continue to excite, engage, and inspire our students. More about the programs, faculty research interests, and general activities of CNERS can be accessed at: http://www.cnrs.ubc.ca.
The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- The deadline for the receipt of applications and reference letters is November 1, 2016. Submit application materials electronically to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. Rob Cousland at cners.jobsearch(at)ubc.ca. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Society for Biblical Literature in San Antonio November 19-22, 2016.
University of California Davis (CA) – HinduismEdit
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Hinduism at the Assistant Professor level. Research focus and methodology within this area are open, and we welcome candidates whose research engages textual sources, visual and material culture, and/or performance practice. Advanced expertise in and ability to teach Sanskrit, particularly at the graduate level, is required. Competency in a second Indian language is recommended. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work in areas that complement those already represented in the UC Davis undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applicants interested in developing India Studies, broadly conceived, at UC Davis. Applicants must demonstrate a strong research profile and a commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field must be in hand by the first day of classes, September 25, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype or at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX between November 20 and 22, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.
- For full consideration, applications should be received by October 14, 2016. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Applications can be submitted at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01161
University of California Los Angeles (CA) – New Testament / Early ChristianityEdit
The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and the Program in the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, announce a search for a new tenure-track position in New Testament and Early Christianity at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2017. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand by July 2017. Applications are invited from scholars with research specialties in New Testament and Early Christianity, including its intersections with Second Temple Judaism, Rabbinics, and Eastern Christianity. Ability to work in relevant primary languages is expected (esp. Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac). Candidate will teach a range of classes including large General Education courses, small graduate seminars and demonstrate or likely commit to diversity related to teaching, research and service.
- To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2016. Application: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02444
University of California Santa Barbara (CA) – Religion and EnvironmentEdit
The Environmental Studies Program and Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invite applications for a tenure-track, joint faculty position in Religion and Environment (50% in the Environmental Studies Program and 50% in the Religious Studies Department) at the assistant professor level. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field of the humanities or social sciences, with preference given to scholars doing philosophically informed work that demonstrates historical depth and cultural range. The substantive area of expertise is open, but candidates are preferred whose research interests will complement and/or enhance topical strengths in UCSB’s Environmental Studies Program and Department of Religious Studies. An ability to engage issues of values or ethics as they pertain to environmental concerns is essential. Candidates should have a superior record of scholarly research, experience in and enthusiasm for teaching and mentorship at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and strong potential for academic leadership.
The Environmental Studies Program, established at UCSB in 1970, is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation, and is recognized as one the most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world. http://es.ucsb.edu/home
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly. All materials should be submitted to the Religion and Environmental Ethics Search Committee at UC Recruit, at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00780
- For full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than October 31, 2016. A first round of interviews will occur in January 2017. Finalists will be invited to campus based on the outcome of first round interviews. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor David Pellow ( email@example.com )
University of Cambridge (UK) – University Lecturer in Classical Rabbinic Literature (equivalent to tenure-track)Edit
The Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge, invites applications for a University Lectureship in Classical Rabbinic Literature (Grade 9, £39,324 to £49,772). Candidates, whose research specialism may be in any field of Classical Rabbinic Literature, with a research specialism in the texts, thought, and history of classical rabbinic Judaism, encompassing the timespan from the redaction of the Mishnah to the redaction of the Babylonian Talmud, should have a doctorate in the field. The person appointed will be expected to undertake high quality research in Rabbinics, to teach for the Tripos, Diploma and the MPhil, to supervise doctoral students, and to undertake some administration. The postholder will be based in the Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge. Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 September 2017. The appointment will be subject to five years’ probation.
- Applications should be submitted by 6 January 2017. Instructions for submitting applications and for obtaining further particulars can be found here: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12027/
University of Central Florida (FL) – Islamic StudiesEdit
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Religion and Cultural Studies with primary research focus in Islamic Studies. The pre-tenure teaching load is five (3/2) courses per academic year. This is a 9-month tenure-earning position, with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is expected to begin Fall 2017.
Preferences: Additional research and teaching competence in African-American Religion or Philosophy and/or Medieval Humanities or Philosophy. Ability to teach upper level undergraduate courses contributing to more than one of the degree programs in the department (Humanities and Cultural Studies, Religion and Cultural Studies, Philosophy). Teaching experience in introductory level courses in Religion, Humanities, and/or Philosophy. Experience teaching courses online in the above areas.
- The university requires that all applicants apply online at http://www.jobswithucf.com. The application deadline is November 3, 2016. The review process will begin once the application period closes.
- Rejection email received on 11/17.
- Received Skype interview invitation for January.
- Anyone else receive an interview? I recieved a note that they received and are reviewing applications, but didn’t get an interview yet.
University of Denver (CO) – Buddhism/Buddhist StudiesEdit
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a newly funded, tenure-track position: Assistant Professor in Buddhism/Buddhist Studies, effective September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to our diversity and to the advancement of inclusive excellence through their teaching, research, and service. In addition to introductory courses on Buddhism, the ideal candidate should be able to offer courses that contextualize Buddhist tradition, experience and practice, including Buddhism in America, religions of Tibet, religions of China and Japan. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research focus on the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and social location. We are committed to teaching engaged traditions courses that highlight lived religion and incorporate opportunities for the observational study of religion (e.g., multiple site visits). Most courses should be accessible and appealing to undergraduate students with little background in the subject, although some upper-divisional courses will be open to a mix of advanced undergraduate and entry-level MA students. Because this is a new, tenure-track line, the position affords an opportunity for considerable innovation and development. We shall encourage and welcome curricular changes that reflect the expertise and specialization of the successful candidate. The position is benefitted and the salary is competitive.
Essential Functions: Teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). Teach courses fitting the analytical inquiry: society and culture component of the University’s core undergraduate curriculum. Teach departmental electives in the candidate’s area of specialization. Frame new courses to meet University and Departmental learning outcomes and assessment practices. Contribute to the Departments MA program and to the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion the University of Denver shares with the Iliff School of Theology, which includes teaching MA- and doctoral-only seminars, serving on MA and doctoral committees, and thesis/dissertation supervision. Mentor and advise students. Serve as a good citizen within the Department of Religious Studies, the University of Denver, and the community beyond.
Required Qualifications: Doctorate completed prior to appointment; ABD’s who have not scheduled a defense date should not apply. Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training.
Please include the following documents with your application:
NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.
- We will begin considering applications in mid-October, 2016. Our hope is to schedule preliminary interviews with potential candidates at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX (November 19-22). The position will remain open until filled.
University of Evansville (IN) – Religion (Non-Christian Traditions)Edit
Assistant Professor of Religion The Department of Philosophy & Religion at the University of Evansville invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Religion. As a small department with a diverse curriculum, we are seeking candidates with the ability to teach a breadth of undergraduate courses within the religion program, especially courses in world religions and religious ethics. Preference given to applicants with primary training in a non-Christian tradition. Area of specialization open.
A complete application will include cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available), writing sample, transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted electronically either through Interfolio’s ByCommittee service or directly to Cheryl Shafer, Administrative Assistant for the Dept. of Philosophy & Religion at firstname.lastname@example.org . Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Valerie Stein, Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religion, at email@example.com . Preliminary interviews will be conducted via videoconferencing/Skype.
- Review of applications begins immediately; to be assured full consideration, dossiers must be received by October 15, 2016.
- –any news on this?
- None here (11/15)
University of Florida (FL) – Classics, Philosophy, and Religion LibrarianEdit
The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The Librarian is responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats and outreach to students and faculty in all three disciplines, and supports the University’s academic programs in these areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Librarian is also responsible for analyzing the University’s programs in these disciplines and collaborating with other librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. The Librarian evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. In collaboration with the Library West Humanities and Social Sciences selectors, the Librarian uses subject expertise to help build the reference collection. The Librarian manages specialized classics, philosophy and religion reference services, library instruction, and online database. The Librarian provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries. This position requires fluency in either Greek or Latin.
- The search will remain open until October 10, 2016, review of applicants will begin on September 19, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Lethbridge (CAN) – ChristianityEdit
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the Assistant Professor rank with a specialization in Christianity. The position would begin on 1 July 2017, subject to budgetary approval.
The Department of Religious Studies is a small but dynamic unit committed to excellence in research and teaching. Our members’ theoretical and methodological orientations include historical, textual, philosophical, and socio-cultural approaches, and we seek to maintain the quality of our undergraduate program, while enhancing our emerging masters program.
The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.
- Closing Date: March 9, 2017. For more information about the position, please contact: Dr. Hillary Rodrigues, Chair. Administrative Support: Bev Garnett Email: email@example.com Telephone: (403) 380-1894
University of Maine at Farmington (ME) – History of ReligionsEdit
The Division of Humanities at the University of Maine at Farmington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion beginning Fall, 2017. Seeking a dynamic teacher-scholar specializing in the History of Religions and grounded in theory and method. Candidates with a teaching competency in the modern and late modern periods are particularly encouraged to apply. 3-3 teaching load. As UMF’s only faculty member in Religion, the successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of topical and historical courses to majors and non-majors; maintain an active research program; participate in professional and university service; and advise students. The position involves teaching courses as part of an interdisciplinary Philosophy/Religion major, as well as in the International and Global Studies program.
- Review of applications begins October 27, 2016.
University of Mary (ND) – Theology and Catholic StudiesEdit
The University of Mary invites applications for a full-time faculty position with dual appointments in both Theology and Catholic Studies [to begin as early as January 2017 or fall semester 2017]. Rank and area of specialization are open; Ph.D. or equivalent required by time of employment. The ideal candidate will be well-formed in the Catholic intellectual tradition and able to teach broadly, including core courses in Theology which deal with Scripture, Augustine’s Confessions, and the Rule of St. Benedict, as well as upper division courses in Theology and courses in Catholic Studies.
Required qualifications include: Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of employment Upholds and promotes the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary. Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities.
We welcome your interest in joining the University of Mary. Qualified applicants should submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio – consisting of the most recent set of teaching evaluations, 2-3 sample syllabi, and a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) writing sample of no more than 10 pages, (5) official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) three letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to University of Mary, Attn: Human Resources, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504.
- Review of application materials will begin on November 1, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) – Christian Studies / Old TestamentEdit
The College of Christian Studies at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Christian Studies beginning August 2017. The College of Christian Studies is committed to preparing men and women for service to the church as well as providing core courses in Bible and theology for all the University’s undergraduate students. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.
Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development and student advising; professional attainment; and service to the department, college, university, and the community. While primarily a teaching institution, UMHB recognizes and rewards research, publication, and other forms of scholarly attainment.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible is required. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Because of the specific mission of the College of Christian Studies, the successful candidate must be a Baptist and must sustain active membership in a local Baptist church.
- TO APPLY: Visit http://www.jobs.umhb.edu for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Application packets may also be submitted/completed in person: UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
University of Miami (FL) – Atheism, Humanism, and/or Secular EthicsEdit
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Miami is seeking to fill the APPIGNANI FOUNDATION CHAIR FOR THE STUDY OF ATHEISM, HUMANISM AND SECULAR ETHICS. The ideal candidate is a distinguished scholar whose research and teaching interests include the study of atheism, humanism, and/or secular ethics, and intellectual and academic methods that emphasize a naturalistic approach in dealing with problems affecting humanity. The holder of this chair will be expected to engage the broader community and offer at least one class a year on atheism and/or its role in human affairs as part of his/her regular faculty duties. S/he will have a recognized body of scholarship and evidence of effective teaching. The holder’s appointment will be in one or more of the College’s departments.
- Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates may apply electronically to email@example.com. The application should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three recommenders.
University of Michigan (MI) – Open Rank – Muslim American StudiesEdit
The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and its program in Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) seek qualified applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty appointment in Muslim American studies.
This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.
All applicants should provide:
- Cover letter addressed to Chair, AMAS Search Committee
- Curriculum Vitae
- Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
- Statement of current and future research
- Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
- Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, syllabi of courses taught, teaching awards)
- Sample syllabus for a course on Introduction to Muslim American Studies
- A list of 3 or 4 potential courses offerings in Muslim American Studies
In Addition: Untenured applicants – please provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address. Tenured applicants – please provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.
- Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is January 15, 2017. http://lsa.umich.edu/ac/people/job-openings.html
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (MN) – Muslims/Islam in AmericaEdit
The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the study of Muslims/Islam in America to begin fall semester 2017 (8/28/2017). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or other related field is required by the start date, August 28, 2017. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, History of Muslims/Islam in North America; Religious experience or expression of Muslims in North America; Social/political experience of the Muslim diaspora in North America; Gender, race, class, identity issues related to Muslim experience in North America. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and in their specific research area along with an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Internal Number: 312745
- Link to APPLY
- Application deadline: October 17, 2016. Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21.
University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (MN) – Qur’anic StudiesEdit
The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Qur’anic Studies to begin fall semester 2017 (8/28/12017). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, or other related area is required by the start date of the appointment, August 28, 2017.
We are searching for a scholar of early Islam with clear expertise in the interpretation of the Qur’an and related literature and history of this period. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to:
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
- Link to APPLY
- Application deadline: October 17, 2016. Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21. Some interviews may be held at MESA in Boston, November 17-20.
- Request for Skype interview (11/1)
- Anyone heard anything back about campus invites? (12/3) I’m guessing they must have scheduled them by now, right?
- Emailed (12/6) for campus invite.
University of Nebraska-Omaha (NE) – Religion and Human RightsEdit
The University of Nebraska seeks a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies or a cognate field (e.g., history, sociology/anthropology, law, etc) to teach two courses per semester, conduct research, and engage in Community Service activities, related to the study of religion and human rights. In addition, active participation in departmental program development is required. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is committed to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position. To apply for this position please go to https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/ Please address questions to Dr. Curtis Hutt, Chair of Search Committee, Religious Studies Program, 6001 Dodge Street- ASH 205, Omaha, NE 68182, email@example.com
Required Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. (or another terminal degree) in Religious Studies or a cognate field (e.g., history, sociology/anthropology, law, etc.) 2. Teaching experience at the university level in the area of religion and human rights 3. A record of Community Service in relation to ‘religion and human rights’ 4. Research agenda with publications in ‘religion and human rights’
- Open Until Filled (posted 10/11/16).
University of New Mexico (NM) – Buddhist PhilosophyEdit
With generous support from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the University of New Mexico Department of Philosophy is pleased to invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Buddhist Philosophy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated start date is August 2017. AOS: Buddhist Philosophy. AOC: Open. Customary undergraduate and graduate teaching duties, including thesis supervision, and non-teaching duties in Philosophy.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in Philosophy or related field (such as South Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or Buddhist Studies) by the start of the appointment. Research specialization in Buddhist Philosophy
- Quicklink for Posting: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=88743
- Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with rank and experience. For best consideration, please apply by 19 October 2016.
University of North Texas (TX) – Religion and EcologyEdit
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position to start Fall 2017.
Area of Competence: Buddhism or Islam or Christianity, with interest in Feminism/Gender Studies.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE. Further information about the department can be found at http://www.phil.unt.edu. Inquiries are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org or (940) 565-2266. Information about the University of North Texas can be found at http://www.unt.edu.
- I am adding this at this late date to see if anyone has heard back post-campus visits. Mine was a month ago, and I’d like to know if someone else was selected. (3/10)
University of Pennsylvania (PA) – Religious Studies and Material/Visual CultureEdit
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Religious Studies and Material/Visual Culture. Time period, religious tradition, and sub-specialization are open and may include scholars who approach the study of religion through related methodological approaches in the areas of art history, archaeology, architecture, ethnography, film and media studies, gender and embodiment, material texts, and visual studies. The search committee is interested in specialists with research experience in religions in Africa and the African Diaspora, the Americas, Asia, or the Middle East. The successful candidate for this new faculty position should have a compelling and original research agenda and a commitment to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of Religious Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University. Recent PhDs are particularly welcome to apply.
Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/960 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
University of Portland (OR) – Christian SpiritualityEdit
THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND in the beautiful Pacific Northwest seeks a teacher and scholar for a tenure-track position in Spirituality at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2017. The successful applicant will be a Roman Catholic woman or man with an informed commitment to the University’s Catholic and Holy Cross mission. Specifically, the position entails teaching courses with a deep understanding of Catholic traditions and faith. The faculty member will teach in the Core each semester, two sections of lower division courses (THE 105 and/or 205) and one upper division course in one’s area of specialization. The candidate can also expect to teach in the Department of Theology’s Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program periodically. Candidates are expected to have in hand the Ph.D. or equivalent by July 1, 2017.
Applicants who have a disability and would like to request an accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact the University’s Human Resources Office at email@example.com or (503) 943-8484. Successful completion of a background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed.
- The deadline is December 1, 2016.
University of Puget Sound (WA) – Religious Ethics / BioethicsEdit
The Department of Religious Studies at University of Puget Sound seeks an assistant professor in Religious Ethics with a sub-specialty in Bioethics (Bio-medical ethics) and a passion for undergraduate teaching. This is a full-time, tenure-line position beginning Fall Term 2017
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, as well as a commitment to diversity, collegiality, and interdisciplinary. We seek a colleague to teach basic bioethics courses, basic courses in religious ethics, as well as upper-level undergraduate classes. Ph.D. in (Religious) Ethics preferred, although ABD considered.
For information on The Bioethics Program: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/bioethics/
Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices–services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/
For complete job description and application instructions, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/employment
- Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 10, 2016 to ensure consideration.
University of Puget Sound (WA) – Islam and Gender / Queer StudiesEdit
Appointment: Full-time, tenure-line position; begins Fall Term 2017.
Qualifications: Ph.D. (or ABD) in Islamic studies, with demonstrated interest and expertise in GQS-related fields such as sexualities, trans studies, and/or queer studies. Religious Studies/GQS candidates with expertise in critical race theory also warmly encouraged to apply.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.
- LINK to Apply
- Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 10, 2016 to ensure consideration.
University of San Diego (CA) – Latino/a Catholic Theologies and/or Black/Womanist Theologies (2 Open Rank Positions)Edit
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces two open-rank, tenure-track positions in Latino/a Catholic theologies and/or Black/Womanist theologies. In addition to their theological specializations, ideal candidates will be conversant with environmental ethics; religion and culture; religion and race; religion and queer theory; or approaches to the Bible. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory theology courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of specialization.
Applications should include a letter of intent and dossier, including CV, graduate school transcripts for those applying at the assistant professor level, three letters of reference, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, student evaluations). Please send all materials (hard copies only) to: Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry, Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492.
- Applications should be complete by October 25, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in San Antonio, November 19 and 20, on a pre-arranged basis.
University of Southern California (CA) – Islamic StudiesEdit
The School of Religion in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, announces a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Islamic Studies, to begin in the fall of 2017. We encourage applications from candidates who specialize in Sufism and whose skill-set include the following: solid grounding in pre-modern Islamic intellectual history, culture and institutions; superior Arabic language skills; ability to trace later developments in Islam in one or more parts of the world, including the U.S.
- LINK: https://jobs.usc.edu/postings/74287
- We will begin reviewing applications October 17, 2016. Interviews may take place at AAR / SBL meeting in November.
University of St. Thomas (TX) – Catholic TheologyEdit
The University of St. Thomas, a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, invites applications for the following position: Catholic Theology
The candidate should be a practicing Catholic who is faithful to the Church’s Magisterium; he or she will be expected to request the mandatum from the Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Please send a CV, letter of application, single page statement of teaching philosophy, single page statement of adherence to Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and three letters of recommendation via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Office of Human Resources, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose – Houston, Texas 77006.
- The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [posted 8/25/16]
University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) – South Asian ReligionsEdit
The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in South Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.
The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by representative writing samples or publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.