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NEW PAGE for Academic Positions in Religious Studies that begin in 2014Religious Studies 2013-2014

This page is for Academic Positions in Religious Studies that begin in 2013.

Please list advertised positions, with updates as they occur, including acknowledgments of receipt, phone interviews, campus interviews, and offers. Listing the names of those hired is a violation of privacy.

See Also: Biblical Studies 2012-2013 and Jewish Studies 2012-2013 (and Last Year's PAGE: Religious Studies 2011-2012)

Related Sites: Religious Studies on Academic Room

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DemographicsEdit

ABD (early): 4

ABD (will finish this academic year): 35

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc): 41

Assistant Professor: 8

Associate Professor: 2

Full Professor:

Search Committee:

Lurker: 2

Faculty "Job Coach":

TOTAL: 92 <----- update the total!

Fields of Study (feel free to add your field if it isn't represented below)Edit

American Religion(s): 8

Ancient Near East: 1

Anthropology of Religion: 2

Asian Religions-Buddhism: 9

Asian Religions-Chinese/Japanese: 1

Asian Religions-Hinduism: 1

Asian Religions-Southeast Asia: 2

Christianity-Early: 11

Christianity-Medieval: 1

Christianity-Early Modern/Modern: 2

Christianity-Modern/Ethics: 2

Christianity-Global: 5

Ethics: 1

Hebrew Bible: 1

Intercultural Studies:

Islam: 14

Judaism: 3

Philosophy of Religion: 1

Sociology of Religion:

South Asian Religions: 5

Theology: 13

Women's Studies / Queer Theory: 1

TOTAL: 84

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

2012-13 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS Edit

Allegheny College - Islamic StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at Allegheny College invites applicants for a tenure track position in Islamic Studies beginning August 2013. The Department seeks a teacher-scholar specializing in Islam, with teaching interests in historical, social and political aspects of Muslim societies, and the ability to teach comparative religions. Candidates will contribute to the newly developed Middle East and North African Studies Program. Teaching load is six semester courses per year (3/3). All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars that emphasize writing and speaking.
  • All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position and receive your free Interfolio account: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/14225
  • Deadline October 19, for preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL meetings.
  • AAR interview scheduled (10/30) (x4)
  • Does anyone know how many applications were received?
  • 82
    • thanks
  • any update on this one? campus visit invites?
  • haven't heard anything yet (11/29) (x3)
  • Any news? (12/12)
  • Still waiting (12/12) x2
  • Any update(12/17)?
  • still waiting (12/17) x2
  • Any news? (12/21)
  • Still waiting (1/3) x2
  • Still waiting (1/11) x2 
  • Given that most places have already scheduled interviews, I'm guessing they've done so as well. Can anyone confirm?
  • Yes campus visits have been scheduled.
  • Job offered and accepted.

Arizona State University - Global ChristianityEdit

  • Assistant Professor in Global Christianity (JOB#10226) The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in the history and/or the anthropology of global Christianity, to begin August 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester which may include large survey courses well as theoretical and thematic courses in the study of religion at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels.
  • Required qualifications include: 1) Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field at the time of hire, 2) a research agenda that explores the global expansion of Christianity as well as the ways in which Christian movements have developed historically in different regions of the world; and 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, publication, research agenda, and professional activity appropriate to rank.
  • Desired qualifications include: 1) evidence of an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion; 2) familiarity with religious studies theory and methodologies; 3) knowledge of Christianity in multiple sites; and 4) knowledge of the global diffusion of Christianity and its intersections with broader sociological, political, and/or economic currents.
  • Apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2102 - Appl Deadline: 2012/12/01.
  • Received email invitation for phone/Skype interview (12/18) x4
  • Any news since interviews? (1/16)
  • Not yet (1/17)x2
  • Received phone call invitation for campus interview (1/25)

Baylor University - George W. Truett Theological Seminary - Practical Theology Edit

  • Assistant to Full Professor of Practical Theology
  • The position requires teaching seminary level courses in Practical Theology. The area of specialization is open (e.g., congregational studies, family ministry, homiletics, pastoral care, and youth ministry). Requirements for the position may also include teaching Doctor of Ministry seminars and supervising Doctor of Ministry students. The successful candidate will begin teaching responsibilities in August of 2013.
  • Candidates must hold the Ph.D. degree. They must possess ministry experience and be committed to the Baptist tradition with evidence of active involvement in the life of a congregation. They should also have a calling to educate students for ministry in practical theology and demonstrate academic credentials and a commitment to collegiality. Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level and a record of academic publications will be highly valued.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012 and will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • Got rejection letter Feb 21, 2013.

Boston College - Historical TheologyEdit

  • The Department of Theology at Boston College seeks to fill a position (open rank) in Historical Theology with specialization in the theology of Thomas Aquinas. We seek a scholar who is attentive both to Thomas' historical context and relation to the intellectual currents of his time, as well as to his ongoing significance for the Roman Catholic theological tradition. The successful candidate will teach an undergraduate level core course as well as doctoral level courses. Please submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation by October 26, 2012 to Stephen Brown, chair of the search committee (stephen.brown@bc.edu).
  • Any interviews or communication from the SC yet? (10/23)
  • Any news on this one? (11/14)
  • 4 people (2 senior and 2 junior) invited for campus visits (12/12)
  • This job has been relisted for 2013-14, so I presume the search failed. <--readvertised position posted at Religious Studies 2013-2014

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry - Moral Theology/Social Ethics Edit

  • The Ecclesiastical Faculty of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry seeks applications for a fulltime, tenured or tenure-track position in moral theology, with a specialization in social ethics.
  • To be considered, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in Catholic moral theology or Christian social ethics. The possession of, or willingness to pursue, a license in sacred theology (STL), would be highly desirable. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses appropriate for the Master of Divinity as well as offerings for other theology and ministry students at the masters and doctoral level covering most or all of the following topics: Catholic social teaching and fundamental moral theology, theories of Christian social ethics, racism, and other possible specializations such as the history of Christian political thought, sociology of religion, ethical dimensions of economic life, theology of labor, environmental ethics, the ethics of gender and family life, social justice and scripture, and the ethics of peace and war.
  • Candidates must be committed to core Catholic teachings, especially in social justice, and approach their teaching and research in an interdisciplinary way, with sensitivity to pastoral needs and cultural diversity. Applicants should be able to demonstrate strong teaching and research ability, including ability to contribute to the formation of Jesuits and other candidates approved for ordination studies, women and men for lay ecclesial ministries, and for service rooted in faith. Applicants should also be willing and able to mentor and advise students writing theses and dissertations to fulfill degree requirements the School of Theology and Ministry, particularly its M.Div., S.T.D., S.T.L. and M.T.S. programs. Appointment at the senior level requires a significant scholarly research and publication record.
  • Applicants should submit the following in order to be considered for the position: Letter of Application; CV; Evidence of Teaching Ability (e.g., teaching evaluations); Publications, Research Agenda; Certified transcripts of terminal doctoral work; List of 3 references who will be submitting Letters of Recommendation under separate copy (Please have your three references mail their letters directly to the address below). Materials should be sent to:
Boston College School of Theology & Ministry
Moral Theology Search Committee
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
  • The deadline for submission is December 1, 2012.
    • Second-hand word of at least one campus visit scheduled here (pretty certain it's for Ethics search) [1/5/13]
    • Campus visits are going on. Two senior scholars and two junior. 2/4/13

Case Western Reserve University - Islamic Studies Edit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with expertise in the academic study of Islam. All areas of specialization will be considered. Knowledge of appropriate research languages is required. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach courses in Islamic studies as well as in theory and method in the academic study of religion. Candidates will be expected to have been awarded a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Appointment will be in accord with the CWRU Faculty Handbook and the guidelines of the Department of Religious Studies.
  • Case Western Reserve University offers the student quality and class size of a strong liberal arts college, within one of the nations major research universities. Complete applications will include a letter describing the applicant's academic background and prior teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (sent separately by the recommender) to Ms Lauren Gallitto; Department of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University; 243 Tomlinson Hall, 10900 Euclid Avenue; Cleveland, OH 44106-7112; or send materials electronically through Interfolio or directly to lauren.gallitto@case.edu. Applications received by December 1, 2012 will receive full review. Additional information about the CWRU Department of Religious Studies may be found at www.case.edu/artsci/rlgn/.
  • ​10/16 received email acknowledgment of application and demographics request
  • E-mail AAR interview request (11/8) x4
  • Committee said they hoped to invite finalists before winter break for campus interviews in January/February
  • Skype interview request via email (12/4) for next week. I was not at AAR and applied by the 12/1 deadline. (x2)
  • Skype interviews complete? Any updates? (12/12)
  • My Skype interview was Monday, 12/10. They are probably done interviewing, but still figuring out the campus invite list. x3
  • Any news here (12/17)?
  • still waiting (12/17) x3
  • Still Waiting – did anyone get a timeline for when they will contact us? (12/19) 
  • Many times those who don't make the cut are never contacted. So the search may well have moved ahead with no Wiki activity confirming that.
    • On-campus interview invitation by e-mail (12/20)
  • Any update on this? (2/12)
  • Nothing yet. (2/13) (x3)
    • ​Was told by the search chair that the department made a selection and it is sitting with the Dean for approval
    • Out of curiosity, when were you in touch with the SC?
    • Received email on Friday 2/8

An offer has been made (and accepted). (3/4)

  • Accepted? Search chair is still silent on the issue to some candidates? (2/17)
  • What was the candidate's specialization?  (2/18)
  • Her specialization is Islam in America.

Catholic Theological Union, Chicago - Catholic Theological Ethics- Rank Open Edit

  • Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, invites applications for a full time faculty position in Catholic Theological Ethics, preferably with a specialization in medical and sexual ethics, and /or related ethics areas.
  • Review of applications will begin September 1, 2012

Central Michigan University - Post Doc, 'Religion, Race, and Discrimination in America'Edit

  • Central Michigan University. Post Doc to Teach 'Religion, Race, and Discrimination in America'
  • Post Doc. Term: 2 years. Begins August 2013. Central Michigan University seeks a scholar of religion who specializes in social ethics, religion in America, or religion and society. Must be prepared to teach an introductory general education course entitled "Religion, Race, and Discrimination in America." Load: 3 courses (9 hours) per semester plus other assigned duties. Must have Ph. D. by June 2013. Demonstrated teaching ability required.
  • A letter of application, CV (including a list of graduate coursework and college-level courses taught), and evidence of teaching effectiveness are to be submitted online at www.jobs.cmich.edu. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation are required; they must be e-mailed to phlrel@cmich.edu. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who apply by March 15, 2013.

Christian Brothers University (TN) - VAP, Catholic StudiesEdit

  • CBU is a Roman Catholic, Lasallian comprehensive institution in the tradition of the Christian Brothers. The Department of Religion and Philosophy invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment in Religious Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2013. The department seeks candidates with primary teaching strengths in Roman Catholic theology and history, and secondary expertise in Philosophy. Strong preference will be given to candidates able to teach introductory courses in philosophical ethics, as well as courses offered through CBU’s M.A. in Catholic Studies program. Four course semester teaching load with usual non-teaching responsibilities; full participation in the department and university are expected. Ph.D. required. CBU is strongly committed to diversity within its faculty and seeks applications from all qualified candidates.
  • Complete applications will be considered immediately upon receipt with a final deadline of May 10, 2013. Website: http://www.cbu.edu.
  • Send letter of application, c.v., evidence of excellence in teaching, and three letters of reference to: Religion Search Committee, c/o Human Resources Office, Christian Brothers University, 650 E. Parkway S., Memphis, TN 38104. Applications may also be sent electronically to: hrjobs@cbu.edu.
    • Received rejection letter via email (6/14).  Was told to re-submit my application in the Fall of 2013, when the department will be looking to fill a permanent position in Catholic Studies.  Anyone else receive this letter, particularly the encouragement to resubmit?  Anyone know how many applicants?
      • Same rejection and encouragement, email 6/14
    • I applied and have not received a rejection letter yet (it is 6/14 as I write) -- I'll re-update when I get an email and let you know if the encouragement to resubmit came "standard."
    • Thanks for the info! (6/20)

Coastal Carolina University - Islamic Studies Edit

  • The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a specialization in Islamic Studies. The appointment will begin August 2013.
  • The department seeks a dedicated teacher who can offer a variety of courses in Religious Studies, including a survey course in World Religions, a course on the history and methodology of Religious Studies, and new courses in Islamic Studies to be developed by the successful candidate. Applicants with secondary expertise in practical applications of Islam in film are particularly desirable. Teaching assignments consist of seven courses per year, usually a 4/3 load.
  • An earned Ph.D. in Religious Studies is required by the date of appointment. The ideal candidate will provide a record that suggests scholarly promise, and demonstrate interest in departmental and institutional service.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application (outlining interest in the position, qualifications, and approach to teaching), a current CV, transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial electronic copies are acceptable for application/ official transcripts are required upon hire); a teaching portfolio, containing syllabi of courses taught and student evaluations with scores electronically at http://jobs.coastal.edu. Three letters of support should be submitted directly by recommenders through Interfolio or sent directly to Dr. Preston McKever-Floyd at preston@coastal.edu. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by November 30, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
    • Phone interview set up for next week (12/14)
    • Campus Visit set up by email (1/9)
    • Any news on this job? (2/26)
    • Job offered and accepted

Colgate University - Director of the Study of the Great Religions of the World and Director of Chapel House Edit

  • The successful candidate will hold a position in an academic department (e.g. Religion, Philosophy, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages and Literatures) with a half-time teaching load. Candidates should have scholarly expertise in The Study, Pedagogy, and Practices of Contemplative Traditions, and Inter-religious Dialogue. Ph.D., Th.D., or the equivalent and teaching expertise in religious studies is required but rank and academic specialization are open.
  • Preliminary interviews will take place at the American Academy of Religion meetings in Chicago, November 17-20, 2012 and by Skype. Review of candidates will begin on October 31, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Letter of interest, vita and supporting materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1556.
    • has anyone heard anything (good or bad) from Colgate?
    • Short-listed candidates invited to interview at AAR (11/14)
    • Received a letter today that they made no hire and plan to run the search again next year (4/16)

College of the Holy Cross - Religion in the AmericasEdit

  • Full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2013.
  • Preferred applicants will have specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: religion in the New World, African or African-derived religions in the Americas, Native American religions. The position is open to all scholars whose methodological competencies are represented in the academic study of religion: historians of religion, ethnographers, and theologians are all encouraged to apply.
  • Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to www.interfolio.com/apply/14015. Applications are due by October 15.
  • Received rejection letter October 29 via email. x8
  • AAR Interview request October 29 via email.

College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University - 2 year position in TheologyEdit

The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University announces a two-year term position in the Department of Theology beginning mid-August 2013. The annual teaching responsibility is six undergraduate courses, including the department's introductory course "The Biblical Tradition" and upper level theology courses in the candidate's area of expertise. The successful candidate will support the Benedictine and Catholic character of the institutions. Ph.D. preferred; A.B.D. required.

  • Any news on this?
  • I was told at the AAR interview that finalists would be contacted before Christmas for on-campus interviews in early January. No word as of 12/27
  • Campus visits scheduled for mid-January [posted 12/29]

Colorado College - Global ChristianitiesEdit

  • The Colorado College Religion Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level in Global Christianity/ies beginning in the fall of 2013. We seek a promising scholar of religion trained in anthropological or sociological methodologies, with broad knowledge of Christian traditions and specialization in one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. Candidates should be familiar with theoretical issues in the study of religion, and training in race and ethnic studies, gender studies, and/or post-colonial studies is desirable. The successful candidate will teach an introduction to Christianity and specialized courses in his or her fields, and will supervise senior theses. Please note that this position is not in New Testament, Early Christianity or Missiology.
  • Letters of application should explain teaching experience and research interests in detail. Complete dossier must include letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, and graduate transcripts. Application deadline is October 15, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 17-20, 2012.
  • Anyone get interview requests? (11/4)
    • nope (11/4) x2
    • also nope (11/5)
    • Received email requesting AAR interview (11/6) x6
    • Curious to know area of study of those who received interviews...
    • Has anyone received a request for an on-campus interview? 
    • nope (12/12)
    • 3 campus interviews scheduled for late Jan to early Feb.
    • Has anyone received any further information, or rejection letters?
    • I had phone interview mid-Dec, and have heard nothing since.  Would have been nice to just get rejection email.  
    • offer made (2/16)
    • Any word on the status of this offer? (2/27)
    • offer accepted (3/1)

Columbia University - Islam Edit

  • The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for an assistant professor appointment in the study of Islam. Area of research and teaching specialization is open and may include, for example, any of the following: theology, law, anthropology, media studies, gender, philosophy, history, psychology, or material culture. Candidates should exhibit familiarity with religious studies theory and methodology. Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and teaching is necessary. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment.
  • Date Review Begins: 10-31-2012.
  • AAR Inteview Request (11/9) (x3)
  • Any word on whether campus invites have been made?
  • I haven't heard either. Any one else? (12/6)
  • As of yet I have not heard either (12/7) x 3
  • 12/12 - no news. (x3)
  • no news (12/18) (x4)
  • Does anybody out there know what is happening with this search? Still no news. (12/22) x2
  • Maybe it has failed again?
  • Seems like it has failed.
  • When they were interviewed at the AAR did anybody get a time line for being notified about campus visits?
  • no, all i got was postmodernist curveballs.
  • I have a friend who was contacted for a campus interview a couple of weeks ago.
  • Thank you so much for letting us know! (12/24) x 2
  • Four finalists have been invited for on campus interviews 
  • Yey--Some clarity! Do you know what the interview schedule looks like? (1/9)
  • Does anybody know the time frame in which candidates are being brought to campus? (1/21)
  • Jan 22 - Jan 30. 
  • Thank you. This is much appreciated. Wishing all the candidates all the best!
  • are these listed or advertised somewhere?
  • Don't think so, only a departmental email provides schedule.  
  • Any News? (2/17)
  • Offer made and accepted (2/19)
  • what specialty? 
  • Once again, Columbia considers itself above such banal courtesies as sending a notice that the hire is complete.

Concordia College, Moorhead MN - Ecological TheologyEdit

  • Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, invites applications for an assistant professor of Environmental/Ecological Theology. This is a tenure-track position in the Department of Religion that will begin in August, 2013. The ideal candidate should be trained in theological, ethical, and/or historical approaches to the study of religion and the environment.
  • Responsibilities include a teaching load of six courses a year (3 per semester), teaching Core, introductory and advanced religion courses including Religion and Ecology, Environmental Ethics, God: the Question and the Quest, Christian Ethics in the Human Community, and Christianity and Religious Diversity.
  • Additional responsibilities include developing and leading international study programs, advising and mentoring students, in particular students pursuing either a major or minor in Religion, engaging students in undergraduate research opportunities, participating in department projects and college-wide activities, and contributing to the environmental studies program.
  • If interested in this opportunity, please apply at https://hr.cord.edu
    • ​Invited to AAR interview (email, 11/6)
  • Anyone heard anything about on-campus interviews? (12/7)
  • Any news on this one? (1/6)
  • nothing (1/14)
  • still no news? (1/21)
  • I've heard nothing, but i'm inclined to believe they've already sent invitations for campus interviews, and the candidates chosen do not frequent this website (1/22)
  • anybody heard anything about this one? 
  • I know someone has been recently hired in the Religion department....I'm guessing it is for this position unless there is another one open that I don't know about.

Cornell College - Visiting Prof. - Asian Religions Edit

Cornell College, a selective liberal arts college in Mount Vernon, Iowa, invites applicants for a one-semester, non-renewable position in Asian Religions for Fall 2013. Rank and area of research specialization are open, but preference will be given to broadly trained teachers and scholars who can supplement our offerings in the religions of this region. The successful candidate will teach an introductory and advanced course in his or her area of specialization in Asian Religions, as well as one section of the department's core course, “Introduction to Religion”. Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty teach and students take one course at a time in month-long terms. This provides faculty with an excellent opportunity to implement exciting pedagogical strategies. Letters of application, including a full resume, title and descriptions for introductory and advanced courses, and name and contact information for three professional references should be sent to apovey@cornellcollege.edu

Corpus Christi College (Vancouver BC) - Theology/Religious StudiesEdit

Corpus Christi College, the Catholic liberal arts College located at St. Mark’s College, in Vancouver, British Columbia, invites applications for a three year contingent position at the rank of Assistant Professor. 

  • Scripture
  • Major themes in Catholicism
  • Major themes in Christology and Ecclesiology
  • Early Christian Writers
  • World Religions
  • Applications, including curriculum vitae, three letters of reference (sent separately by the referees), a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, as well as an example of scholarly writing should be sent by email to: HR@corpuschristi.ca. Hiring will be in accord with the “Corpus Christi College Founding Document” and Ex Corde Ecclesiae. [See our website: go to “About”; “Employment”] All application materials must be received by January 25, 2013. Website: www.corpuschristi.ca
  • Received an email from the Hiring Committee acknowledging receipt of my application materials and informing me that committee "aims to be in touch with candidates for first interviews within the next 10 business days." (2/15)
  • Received a phone call from the Hiring Committee requesting an interview (via skype) (3/1) 
  • Offer has been made and accepted (4/2)

Creighton University - Asst. Prof. Theology - Env. Ethics Edit

  • The Creighton University Department of Theology seeks a candidate who wishes to teach (primarily undergraduates and some graduates) in a department committed to the Christian theological traditions. Candidate should have a specialization in environmental ethics with a background in Christian ethics and comparative religious ethics. Responsibilities will include teaching various courses in theology and Christian ethics, including a required freshman introductory theology course. There is an expectation of an active research agenda and for service to the Department, College of Arts and Sciences and University. This position will be full-time, tenure track track at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in August 2013.
  • Requirements: A doctorate from an accredited college or university. 2-4 years prior teaching experience. Candidates should familiarize themselves with our programs, department, university and mission at http://www.creightontheology.edu
  • Date Review Begins: 10-26-2012.
    • Interviews with candidates were held at AAR 11/17 and 11/18.
    • Interview @ AAR. Was told they would select candidates in December for campus interviews in January/February.
    • Any news? (1/6)
    • An incredibly impersonal email sent (had AAR interview): "Thank you for applying for the Assistant Professor of Theology - Environmental Ethics position, job requisition 20120428 with Creighton University.  At this time we are pursuing candidates that better meet the qualifications and requirements of the position.  Please feel free to review our website for more job opportunities http://careers.creighton.edu.  Best of luck in your job search and continued success in your career. --Thank you, Creighton University Human Resources" (1/10)
    • --That was after an AAR interview?  That's messed up!  Sympathies!
    • Someone has accepted this job. 2/4/13

Denison University - Religion / Ethics (2013 Postion)Edit

Assistant Professor, Religion, Denison University, Granville, OH. Teach undergraduate religion courses, serve as a mentor and advisor to students within the major, demonstrate continuing scholarship and/or creative achievements, and provide services and contributions to the other purposes of the College. Min. requirements include Ph.D. in Religion or Ethics and ability to teach a course in Christian Ethics, an introductory course in religious ethics, and to participate in one of Denison’s interdisciplinary programs.

  • Opened June 4 and closed June 28th. Department would not describe the position and referred to human resources. 
  • inside higher?

Dominican College (NY) - Religious Studies Edit

  • The Humanities Program of Dominican College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religious Studies for Fall 2013. We are especially interested in the candidate who is focused on developing as a teacher and scholar at a small, undergraduate college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction.
  • Requirements: A completed PhD in the discipline is strongly preferred, but the exceptional ABD candidate may also be considered. The successful candidate will be a generalist broadly trained in the study of world religions and shall demonstrate equal capability and enthusiasm in teaching a wide range of undergraduate Religious Studies courses as well as courses within the Humanities core.
  • Please submit curriculum vitae, transcript copies, cover letter including a statement of teaching philosophy and three professional references by December 1, 2012 to: humanresources@dc.edu
    • Has anyone heard anything? 01/16
    • Nope! Still waiting.
    • I still haven't heard anything. Has anyone else? (1/28)
    • No... Ahh!! 1/28
    • I also have not heard anything. The other day at the airport I ran into an 80 year old Catholic nun who works there. She didn't have any info to share :) 
    • After campus visit, was told that i was the recommended candidate of the Search Committee and the Academic Dean. Then didn't hear anything for awhile, until an email saying the President -- who had not even taken the time to meet with me -- had vetoed their selection of me. Don't know if this means they are calling off search or if there is another candidate being selected by way of "Executive Powers." 

D'Youville College - Catholicism Edit

  • The successful candidate will be conversant with Religious Studies methodology and have experience in the theory and practice of Catholicism and its theological and ethical tradition. The candidate will teach courses on religious ethics, contemporary Catholic thought, and modern religious thought.
  • Teaching experience or readiness to prepare courses on human spirituality, death and dying, religion and science, and other topics a plus. Duties include program development and department and college service. 4/4 teaching load. PhD, ThD, or STD required.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, philosophy of teaching (including course topics able to teach), and scholarship agenda, along with the email addresses of three professional references to: Dr. Todd Walter, Chair, Department of Liberal Arts, D'Youville College, 320 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14201
  • Review begins April 15.
  • First round of interviews began this week (5/16).

Eckerd College (FL) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Asian ReligionsEdit

  • Religious Studies: in Asian Religions
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, one-year appointment, to start in September, 2013. Ph.D. preferred; ABD considered. Teach seven courses (3-1-3) for the academic year, including a survey course in non-western religion.
  • Candidates should have experience teaching in an undergraduate college setting.Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. *Send a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation by April 8, 2013 to http://www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment. Inquiries to Dr. Davina Lopez, lopezdc@eckerd.edu. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the College. EOE. Applications from women and minorities encouraged.
    • Does anyone know if this job is related to anything on the Universities to fear section for Eckerd?
    • contacted for skype interview 4/26 (x2)
    • campus visit 5/7

Eden Theological Seminary (MO)- Church History and Historical TheologyEdit

  • Eden Theological Seminary seeks to make a full time tenure or tenure track appointment in Church History and Historical Theology to begin the 2013-14 academic year. Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and will have a commitment to teaching and learning that prepares students for ministry in faith communities. Demonstrated ability in teaching and research at the graduate level is required. Rank is open.
  • Eden Theological Seminary is a seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenically diverse faculty and student body. Its heritage is grounded in liberal Protestant theological traditions, and its vision is to be a center for the Progressive Christian movement. Eden does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability. Please send letter of intention, along with c.v. and information on references to David Greenhaw, President, dgreenhaw@eden.edu.
    • I wonder if they will regret not posting a deadline for submissions?! (11/9)
    • In the email confirmation of receipt of my application (10/26), they indicated that they would receive aplications through December 8 and then begin review.
    • Received an email to arrange a meeting at AAR. (11/16) x 2
  • Any more news on this? (12/12)
  • No news. I am wondering too. (12/13)
  • They've been reviewing for less than 4 days. (unless they started reviewing on Saturday, in which case, less than 6 days).  They have Christmas shopping to do too, as well as exams to give, papers to grade, etc.
    • They've apparently been reviewing as applications have come in... enough at least to interview a few people at the AAR three weeks ago.
    • Formally, though, their deliberations only started on the 8th. They can't start calling people they interviewed at AAR for on-campus interviews if they're telling candidates they're accepting applications until the 8th.
  • Received phone call invitation for brief on-campus interview. N.B., this is not a full campus interivew, but just a 90-minute in-person interview with the committee in January. Full on-campus interviews will follow after they use these interviews to narrow the list. (12/18)
    • Are these preliminary campus interviews just for local applicants? I can't imagine that they'd fly people out for such a short interview. 
    • Not just for local applicants. Yes, it is a bit odd.
      • Bizarre. Maybe a good question to ask is how they are doing financially. Sounds a bit spendthrifty to me.
    • Recived invitation via phone call. I understand the interview to be along the same lines as the above candidate. An introduction to the larger committee/faculty. (12/18)
  • Any more news? (2/19)
  • Campus interview scheduled (email, week of 2/18)
  • Phone call. I was passed over, offer was/will be made to another candidate. Congrats! (3/26)
  • Offer made and accepted. (3/27)

Elon University - 1 yr. Position in Religious StudiesEdit

  • Elon University (http://www.elon.edu) invites applications for a one-year position in the Department of Religious Studies for the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • Position requires teaching three courses each semester including introductory Religious Studies courses and one upper-level in the spring semester appropriate to training and interest. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD considered.
  • Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and transcripts to: Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters, 2340 Campus Box, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina, 27244. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be received by May 17, 2013, to be assured of consideration.
    • Received email (05/14) acknowledging complete application received; was told decision would be made by end of May.
    • Received email (5/26) asking for Skype interview this week.

Emory University - Pre-Modern South Asian ReligionsEdit

  • The Department of Religion at Emory University invites applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track appointment in premodern South Asian religions, beginning in Fall 2013. The successful candidate must have the capacity to guide graduate research involving Sanskrit texts and teach advanced Sanskrit courses as well as undergraduate courses on South Asian religions, with primary responsibility for courses on Hinduism. We seek a scholar who will complement existing strengths at Emory University in Buddhist studies, colonial India, and contemporary South Asian religions and who has the agility to engage in robust interdisciplinary and inter-religious conversations in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion. Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment, as well as excellent teaching potential in both the college and the graduate school.
  • Letters of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to Joyce Flueckiger, Premodern South Asian Religions Search Committee Chair (southasianreligionsearch@emory.edu). Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012. Members of the committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Chicago.
  • Contacted for preliminary interview and writing sample (22 Oct.) (x2)
  • E-mail invitation for on-campus interview in January (12/8)
  • Invitees were one ABD, one Ph.D. doing a post-doc, and one established scholar (according to events calendar on dept. website).
  • Offer extended and accepted.

Emory University, Candler School of Theology - Religion and Human DifferenceEdit

Candler School of Theology at Emory University invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position to address fundamental issues of religion and human difference. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013. Made either at the level of a tenure-track assistant professor or an associate professor with tenure, this appointment will commence with the fall 2013 semester. Made possible by support from the Mellon Foundation, this interdisciplinary position seeks to bridge religious and theological inquiry based in the humanities with other disciplines, including the social and natural sciences, through new fields of study, critical approaches, and analytical tools. It focuses on ways in which religious traditions and communities engage dimensions of human diversity, including but not limited to race, gender, generation, ethnicity, disability, class, and sexual orientation, through methods that may be comparative-historical, ethical, ethnographic, literary, phenomenological, philosophical, or theological.

The humanities scholar appointed to this position will be committed to theological education, take part in the Contextual Education program of Candler School of Theology, and teach in its M.Div., M.T.S., and Th.M. degree programs. They will participate in the Ph.D. program offered by Emory University’s Graduate Division of Religion, and in Emory’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Collaborative.

Further information on this position may be found athttp://www.candler.emory.edu/about/positions-available.cfm. Applications and nominations may be sent to Religion and Human Difference Search, c/o Ms. Brenda Roberts, Manager of Faculty Development, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word to brenda.roberts2@emory.edu. Candidates should include a letter showing how the candidate's research program fits the position description; a curriculum vitae; an official transcript of the highest degree earned (sent directly from the granting institution); and three confidential letters of reference, submitted directly by the referees. Referees should send their letters by email attachment, naming the applicant in the email's subject line.

  • Acknowledgement of receipt by email (1/11/13 & 1/22/13)
  • Email request for writing sample (1/24/13 x3) + 1 [updated 1/31]
    • Did those who received writing sample requests already have relevant, published materials available that SC could have otherwise accessed?
      • yes, i did.
  • This is a ridiculously broad, interdisciplinary search. For those of you getting follow-up (writing samples and interview requests, etc) it would be great if you could post your area of study and specialization.
  • I didn't apply for this position, but this kind of broadly-stated position is one no one wants to get their hopes up about, because they could want anything.  It might be ridiculous, but that's show business, kids.
  • "that's show business, kids" = priceless.
  • Don't forget to tip your waitresses! I'll be here all week.
  • Invitation to campus interview (02/15/13)
    • Area of specialization?
  • Rejection emails sent. One of the most remarkable administrative email fuck ups I've seen. (4/26/13)

Evergreen State College (WA) - Comparative ReligionEdit

  • This is a full time faculty position starting in the 2013/14 academic year.
  • We are searching for candidates for a full-time faculty appointment in Comparative Religion, with expertise in Islam, and in either Christianity or Judaism. Strong candidates for this position will be expected to teach about the history and practices of these traditions in a wide variety of comparative contexts, with emphasis on the Middle East/North Africa and another region of interest. We are looking for an excellent teacher with a Ph.D. or Th.D. in religious studies or the equivalent. The ability to teach about all three monotheistic traditions is desirable; a working knowledge of Arabic (Modern Standard), is also desirable.
  • Evergreen organizes its curriculum through interdisciplinary studies (rather than through departments and courses), so the ideal candidate will demonstrate interest in collaborating with colleagues who teach disciplines other than Comparative Religion. At Evergreen, faculty on teaching teams work closely with students and enjoy high a degree of freedom to determine the subject matter, pace, emphases, classroom strategies and modes of evaluation. Qualified applicants will teach in their area of expertise, and collaborate across disciplines to connect theory with practice. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to advise and mentor students and participate in Evergreen’s system of shared governance. Through their participation in shared governance, faculty play a significant role in most aspects of how the college is run.
  • Review of complete applications begins January 14, 2013. We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected. Please review the complete job announcement and application process on our website: http://www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring
    • [1/25] Anyone hear anything on this yet? Nothing as of 1/26
      • Waiting a month before you hear anything is quite standard.  It feels a lot longer since (I'm sure) many of us applied for this position quite some time ago. [1/27]
      • Selected for first round phone interview on 2/6
      • rejection letter: was not selected as finalist (2/16)
      • a friend of mine received and accepted the offer at end of March

Finlandia University - Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy Edit

  • Position Summary: The Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Area of expertise is open. The duties include teaching assignments, student advising, curriculum development, professional development and research, university service, and other duties as assigned in accordance with the faculty handbook. Ability to develop courses for and engage first-year students is highly desirable.
  • Mail or e-mail a letter of application addressing position qualifications along with curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, names and contact information of four professional references, and other supporting materials to: Dr. Christine O'Neil Dean Suomi College of Arts & Sciences Finlandia University 601 Quincy Street Hancock, MI 49930 christine.oneil@finlandia.edu
  • Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anybody heard anything back about this one?  Confirmation?  Contact? (2/23)
    • Confirmation of receipt of application materials back when they were submitted, by email. Nothing since.
  • Offer made to finalist (not me). Email, 4/1

Florida State University - East Asian Religions Edit

  • Florida State University Department of Religion invites applications for a position in East Asian Religions with specialization in the religions of Japan and Japanese Buddhism. This will be a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level; it will begin in August 2013, by which time the Ph.D. must be in hand. The candidate must have broad training in the study of religion and advanced facility in the textual traditions of Buddhism in Japan. Expertise in both modern and classical Japanese (Bungo and Kanbun) is required. Competence in classical Chinese and/or Korean is also preferred.
  • For more information about our department and programs, please consult http://religion.fsu.edu .
  • For full consideration, applicants should submit a vita and supporting materials (transcripts, course outlines, samples of written work, and at least three letters of recommendation) by Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Materials may be submitted via email to sstetson@fsu.eduor by mail to East Asian Religions Search, Florida State University, Department of Religion, Dodd Hall M05, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1520.

Florida State University - American Religious StudiesEdit

  • The Florida State University Department of Religion invites applications for a position in American Religious History. This tenure-track appointment will be at the associate or assistant professor level (in the former case, tenure upon appointment is possible). The appointment will begin in August, 2013. A Ph.D. is required, as is evidence of excellence in teaching and research sufficient to promise strong contributions to a comprehensive program (B.A. through Ph.D.).
  • For full consideration, applicants should submit a vita and supporting materials (transcripts, course outlines, sample publications, and at least three letters of recommendation) by Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Materials may be submitted via email to sstetson@fsu.edu or by mail to American Religious History Search, Florida State University, Department of Religion, Dodd Hall M05, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1520. The Florida State University is a Public Records Agency and an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.
    • Emailed that the position has been filled (11/20) (x2)
    • Does anyone know how they filled this position only three weeks after the deadline for applications passed? Clearly they could not have interviewed at the AAR.
    • From what I understand, they already had a more senior scholar in mind. His on-campus visit happened even before AAR. I wish they had not asked us to send our transcripts (obviously, that was an added expense to the application process). As a department who has struggling PhD students desperate for jobs, they should have known better. (x3)
    • Offer made to second candidate and declined.
    • So did the search fail?
    • Rejection letter received by email; position has been filled (once more). (2/27)
    • So did they ever really hold an actual search? It sounds like they asked for applications, but then just gave it to who they wanted. Or the third person they wanted. For a program that really wants to be viewed as top tier, this really seemed like amateur hour down in Tallahassee.

Franklin & Marshall - (Sabbatical Replacement) 1 year VAP, American ReligionsEdit

  • FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE's Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one year sabbatical replacement position in American Religions, area of specialization open, for 2013-2014. Ph.D. in hand or near completion; teaching experience required. Teaching load is 3/2.
  • Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a teaching statement, teaching evaluation forms, if available, and three letters of recommendation to Annette Aronowicz, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003.
  • Deadline for application is March 1, 2013.
  • Hey there. I suggest putting in the rest of the information. There are a couple of such one-term gigs at F & M. If we put more information in, we will stop people from posting here about the other position(s). We could also erase this later. (3/16/2013) <-- posted full ad above [3/17].

Furman University - History and Theology of Christianity Before the Modern Era Edit

  • The Department of Religion at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2013. We seek candidates who have completed the Ph.D degree; who demonstrate evidence of excellence in research and scholarship; and who have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. For this position we are looking for someone to teach and develop courses on Christian theology in its various manifestations and on the History of Christianity through the Reformation. The candidate should be well-versed in contemporary methodologies and demonstrate creative approaches to theological topics that will engage students in not only the abstract ideas but also with how theological commitments influence both individuals and society.
  • A teaching load of five courses each year typically will include one or two First Year Seminars. Additional offerings would include a course in Basic Christian theology; courses on the history of Christianity; and courses in historical theology based on faculty strengths and interests. The candidate will have freedom to develop courses addressing themes related to pre-modern Christian thought, e.g., Christianity and women, the church and poverty, interactions with other religions, Christianity and power, soteriology and theodicy, and the relevance of classical models for post-colonial theologies.
  • Applications are due by October 15, and preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a statement on the importance of teaching theology to undergraduates in a liberal arts context (250 word maximum), curriculum vita, and official transcripts. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Sam Britt, Chair, Department of Religion, Furman University, Greenville, SC, 29613. Furman University is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to diversity within its community.
  • Request for AAR interview via email (11/2)
  • Request for AAR interview via email (11/5)
  • Request for Skype interview (since I'm not attending AAR) via email (11/2)
  • Received email verifying that they had fixed the short-list for AAR interviews but were keeping my file open depending on how the interviews go (11/12) x7
  • Did anyone get the email describing it as a "Faulty Search"? I thought that was funny, but I'm not very mature. x4
  • campus invites went out
  • AOS for those of you invited to campus?
  • offer made and accepted

Gannon University - Catholic Theology Edit

  • Requirements include an earned doctorate in Theology and/or Religious Studies and demonstrated teaching excellence in higher education. Scholarly and teaching interest in world religions is preferred. The successful candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of Roman Catholic Theological tradition from its inception to the present day; and be able to contribute to teaching General Moral Theology, Sacred Scriptures, Foundational Theology, Christology, Ecclesiology, and Sacraments. Additional responsibilities may include teaching graduate courses in the fields listed above in the Department's Master's program in Pastoral Studies.
  • Open until filled (posted 10/26).
  • Any news on this at all?
  • Really short email from HR stating that position was filled (4/23)

General Theological Seminary - Dogmatic Theology Edit

  • The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (http://www.gts.edu) invites qualified candidates to apply for a tenure-track position in Dogmatic Theology to begin July 1, 2013. Competence in a related discipline is desirable. Rank will be determined according to qualifications and experience. Teaching responsibilities include foundational courses and electives in systematics for M.Div., M.A., S.T.M., and Th.D. students. The candidate must be able to direct Th.D. dissertations. Applicants must have a Ph.D., Th.D., or equivalent degree, evidence of effective teaching, service to the church, and a good publishing record or indication of potential in this area. Respect for and expertise in the Anglican tradition, a desire to contribute to the formation of priests and lay ministers, and a commitment to life and daily worship in community are essential. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • By 1 November 2012, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Patrick Malloy, dean@gts.edu. While electronic submissions are strongly preferred, materials may be sent by post to: The Office of the Dean, The General Theological Seminary, 440 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011.
  • Anyone hear (e.g. confirmation of receipt of application, etc.) anything yet?
    • I'm sure we can blame Sandy for some delays. They may need some time...
    • Only an email confirming they have received my application, back in mid-October
    • Has anyone heard anything yet? I'm beginning to wonder if Sandy may have done more than just delay the search.
    • They are also looking for a new "dean and president"... could this help explaining the delay?
    • Not heard anything and have pretty much given up, but I note that they've at least completed the search for a dean & president: link . (2/3)
  • Skype interview request by e-mail (4 Feb)

Skype interview request as well (4 Feb)

  • rejection via email (2/5) (x2)
  • This is odd: received an email that they're still working on their short list, and will have one within a week. (2/5)
  • Anyone else not hear anything? (and to whomever deleted my previous comment to the same effect, not cool). (2/12)
  • If you had a Skype interview:  have invitations for campus visits gone out yet?  (2/27)
  • Rejection (following Skype interview) by e-mail (13 March)
  • Does anyone know what's going on with this? Seems a farily odd and protracted interview scheme took place (and is possibly taking place?). I never heard anything, but I'm farily certain they lost my application materials. Just wondering if a hire has been made. (4/22)

General Theological Seminary - Early and Medieval Church Edit

  • Professor of the History of the Early and Medieval Church. The position is open to all ranks and is a tenure track position. The appointee will take up his or her duties on July 1, 2013. Applicants must demonstrate significant scholarly achievement in either the history of the Church in late Antiquity or the Medieval period.
  • Please send letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by September 15, 2012 to: Dr. Patrick Malloy at dean@gts.edu. Visit us on the web at www.gts.edu
  • Any news from anyone on this?
  • Other than an e-mail back in Sep. confirming that all application materials had been received, nothing.
  • Skype interview requested. [posted 10/27]
  • I just received from them the single nicest rejection e-mail I've ever had (and one that indicates they have drawn up their list of finalists). (11/8) x3
  • Those of you who got rejections, did you have skype interviews or nothing?
  • I received nothing except a confrmation e-mail when all materials were received and then as others have noted, a very nice rejection via e-mail.  Nothing else.  (11/30)

Georgia Southern University - Religious Studies / American ReligionEdit

  • The Department of Literature and Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Religious Studies #65388.
  • Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Literature and Philosophy, the Assistant Professor of Religious Studies position requires teaching, service, research responsibilities, and a terminal degree. The Assistant Professor will teach 3 courses per semester, usually including Introduction to Religious Studies.
  • The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required Qualifications: Doctorate in Religious Studies or a related Discipline by August 1, 2013; Expertise in American Religion. Area of Specialization is Open. Preferred Qualifications: A record of peer-reviewed scholarship; Research and/or teaching interest in Religion and Gender or Religion and Culture; College or University Teaching (part-time teaching is acceptable).
  • Screening of applications begins October 1, 2012, and continues until the position is filled.
  • Screening interview requested and scheduled -- 10/18/12
  • Was this screening interview requested via phone? Hope all goes well for you!
  • A: Yes, it is for a phone interview. And, thanks! Good luck to all out there during this job season! [posted 10/21]
  • Phone interviews have occurred, and campus interviews have been arranged [11/01]
  • Offer made and accepted [12/20]

George Washington University - History of Christianity (Early Modern)Edit

  • The George Washington University Department of Religion is a non-denominational Department at a private secular university in Washington DC that focuses its attention on teaching introductory and upper division courses to the undergraduate population of the University. The department invites applications to fill a tenure track position at the level of assistant professor, beginning in the fall 2013, in the field of the History of Christianity with an emphasis on Christian thought in the early modern period (15th-18th centuries).
  • Applicants must possess a PhD in Religion or other pertinent field (at the time of application), a commitment to scholarly research as evidenced by publications in scholarly journals or scholarly works in progress, and a commitment to teaching excellence as demonstrated by presentations of scholarly work and/or teaching assessments.
  • To apply, please visit http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/11225 .
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
    • No news at all as of 01/06/13.  Anyone heard anything?
    • Nothing at all. Mar 22 2013
    • Interviewed but have yet to hear about offer. Mar 22 2013
    • Still nothing ... 3/31/2013
    • Notified via email that I'm not a finalist--didn't say they hired anyone (4/5)
    • Interviewed, but have not heard a thing. Understand through the grapevine that the've hired someone (4/13)
    • Looks like they have decided to avoid the awkward phone calls and have just hired someone without telling anyone ...

Grinnell College - Gender and Religion in AsiaEdit

  • Tenure-track position in the Department of Religious Studies (Gender and Religion in Asia), starting Fall 2013. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. While the area specialty for the position is Asia broadly defined, the successful candidate will be able to teach courses on gender, Buddhism and an introductory course on religions of East Asia. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. The College’s curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include both introductory and upper-level courses; every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor’s choice).
  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2012.
  • Why were previous posts deleted? Speculation that interviewees would be notified this weekend proved correct. Previous post read "AAR interview scheduled (11/9)." I'll x2 that.
    • A: These are the posts that seem to have been accidentally deleted on 11/10:
  • Has anyone heard back from Grinnell?
    • Not I (11/8 x5)
    • Rather soon, don't you think?
    • AAR is next week, but nobody seems to be in any hurry to schedule interviews..
    • If somebody doesn't hear tomorrow, I would assume they just aren't doing them. My own, 97.5% unscientific impression is that AAR interviews are less common than they once were. Skype is almost as good and requires less unpleasantness...or at least I suspect that's the logic.
    • Rumor alert** they might be letting folks know about interviews this weekend.
    • AAR interview request (11/9x3).
  • Appears "Gender" in this description was a code for wanting to hire a woman.
    • Their current department is all men.
    • They're VERY serious about their new hire being able to teach gender-focused courses.
    • Yes-- but being able to teach gender-focused courses (which is about gender-- not "female") is not contingent upon a person being male, female, transgender, etc.
      • Agreed. My comment about gender-focused courses was intended as a rebuttal to the "code" comment.
  • Has anyone been called for a campus interview yet?
  • No, but they said people would be contacted in mid-December, so it could be a while yet.
  • Phone call to arrange campus visit (12/14).
    • Thanks for the post. Now I can stop holding my breath. Good luck! (x2)
    • May I ask your AOS?
    • East Asian Buddhism
  • Three finalists on campus for job talks, etc., 1/24, 1/28, and 1/31
  • I had an interview with them in November. They didn't even send me an email letting me know they weren't interested. Pfft.
    • This is normal. Most departments do not notify people until AFTER the position is filled. This is why we have sites like this Wiki page to alert people in the interim. 
  • Any word on this one?
    • They are going fishing again (pursuing other candidates beyond the initial 3).
    • Thanks for letting us know!
  • Hmm... They couldn't hook any of fish or they threw them all back?
  • I wonder whether they are planning to continue the search this year, or repost for next year?
  • If they're not satisfied with ANY of their applicants, there's something going on there. Future interested parties beware.
  • I'm didn't apply for this job, am not in this area, and know literally less than nothing about this search, but searches can fail for all kinds of reasons - departmental needs are complicated and also constantly changing.  You just never know.
  • I was under the impression that this isn't that unheard of- that there are many different factors involved and sometimes they just have to go back to the drawing board.
  • It's reasonably common, yes.
  • I had an interview with them back in November, and I immediately got the impression that they were not exactly sure what they wanted. Although I don't do East Asia, they clearly wanted someone to take over the teaching duties of a professor about to retire who does teach East Asia. They kept asking me how I might teach a course on East Asian religions even though it's not my expertise. Nice guys, though. 
  • I am not a candidate for this position and have no idea what's going on with this search, but see that their orig job description clearly states they want someone who can teach East Asian religions/Buddhism. I don't think it's that common to go fishing again. It happens of course, but barring an unanticipated change in the structure of the department (a retiring faculty member falls under the rubric of "anticipated"), it more often reflects the inter-personal dynamics of the committee and/or department, e.g. power-struggles, etc. Searches are expensive and failed ones for reasons other than an unanticipated change, especially in an era where there is an abundance of highly qualified candidates for any given job, can reflect poorly on the department, especially if a pattern emerges. 
  • Anyone receive a rejection letter/email? Asked 4/30.
  • Not yet. (x3) 
  • Just received an email notification that the search is closed and will re-open next year. [posted 5/8]

Hartford Seminary - Professor of Islamic Law and Ethics / Director of the Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim RelationsEdit

  • The appointment begins in fall 2013.
  • Rank is at the Associate level or above; Ph.D. or Th.D. is required.
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 September 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Search has been closed without a hire
  • position re-opened. Feb. 15th is the new review date of applications. see AAR job website for update.

Harvard Divinity School - North American Religious History Edit

  • Harvard Divinity School seeks to appoint one or two scholars of North American Religious History. Candidates may be specialists in any particular aspect of the field, in any religious tradition, and in any chronological period. This is an open rank search, tenured or tenure-track. The successful candidate(s) will be appointed to the rank or chair appropriate to their experience.
  • Applicants should be able to teach and advise at the master's and doctoral levels. Applicants should also be able to contribute to the Divinity School's degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity program, and be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. In addition to students in the Divinity School, the successful candidate will also teach undergraduates and doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • Applications should be made online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu . A current curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample, and a list of three references that the School may wish to contact are required of all candidates. Junior applicants are required to hold a doctoral degree by July 1, 2013. Review of applications will begin November 9, and will continue until the position[s] is filled.
  • My references were contacted to provide a letter. Does this mean I've made it past some initial round or is everyone being contacted? 
  • My references were also contacted.
  • Any word on movement with this position?  (or does the fact that I have to ask this question mean that my application is no longer being considered?)
  • My references were contacted too, but I've heard nothing. I'm guessing that it means we missed the cut.
  • I was asked by e-mail (Dec. 19) for a writing sample, spoke to the contact person, and was told that the search committee will probably make a short list in mid-January.
  • Candidate lecture dates announced (1/11/13). January 22: 4:15pm in the Braun Room, Andover Hall; January 24: 4:15pm in the Braun Room, Andover Hall; January 29: 4:15pm in the CSWR Common Room; January 31: 4:15pm in the Braun Room, Andover Hall; February 5: 4:15pm in the Rabinowitz Room, Andover-Harvard Theological Library
  • Have they extended offers yet? Any word on timing?
  • Still in the dark--anyone?
  • Offers made
  • Did they make two offers? Or just one offer?
  • they announced one offer/acceptance today (3/15)
  • public annoucment for one appointment
  • Announcement of candidate visit by a senior scholar elsewhere (4/26)

Harvard Divinity School - Ministry Studies Edit

  • Harvard Divinity School seeks to make a junior, tenure-track appointment in Ministry Studies focused on the practices of preaching and worship. We seek a scholar who brings these practices into conversation with another field or fields in the study of religion, including (but not limited to) theology, the study of religious texts, ritual theory, social theory in relation to religious communities, religion and the arts, and the study of gender and sexuality. The scholar appointed to this position will be expected to contribute to the preparation of students for ministry and to participate actively in the ongoing integration of the study of pastoral practices with the broader study of religion. Applicants are required to hold a doctoral degree by July 1, 2013.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research is desired. Applicants should also be competent in the appropriate research languages, be able to teach and advise at the doctoral and master's levels, and be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. In addition to students in the Divinity School, the successful candidate will also teach undergraduates and doctoral students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • Applications should be made online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu . A cover letter, current curriculum vitae, writing sample, proof of doctoral degree, and three letters of reference are required of all candidates. Review of applications will begin October 19 and will conclude by November 9. Initial interviews for candidates will be held at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 17-20, 2012.
    • Has anyone heard anything from HDS on the Ministry Studies position? Since they are interviewing at the AAR, it seems strange to not have heard anything yet.
    • Yes, a form email 11/16 (very kind of them to update us!) politely saying that AAR nterviews had been scheduled but that "no candidates have yet been removed from consideration for our post; candidates will be notified via email when and if they are removed from consideration. We fully intend to inform candidates of their status in the search by the middle of December 2012." Impressive! I wish more universities did this.
    • Any news here? (12/20).
    • No news? (1/13)
    • Candidate lecture dates announced (1/22):
      February 11: 4:15pm in the Braun Room, Andover Hall
      February 13: 6:15pm in the Braun Room, Andover Hall
      February 20: 6:15pm in the Braun Room, Andover Hall
      February 25: 4:30pm in the Braun Room, Andover Hall
    • Anyone here has been invited?
    • Offer made and accepted (4/26)

Howard Payne University - Cross-Cultural StudiesEdit

  • Duties: Teaches, advises, serves, and grows as a citizen and scholar to contribute to the University's mission of honoring Christ and His church by providing an educational experience that integrates faith, learning, and living. Teach a full load (24-26 credit hours per academic year) of Introduction to Old and New Testaments as well as both undergraduate and graduate courses in cross-cultural studies; provide academic advising and mentoring to students; participate in and support the activities of the School of Christian Studies and the University; regularly engage in professional development activities related to assigned role and responsibilities; support a liberal arts education; serve the University, community, and a local Baptist church.
  • Qualifications: Faculty in the School of Christian Studies must be Baptist. An earned doctorate in Cross-Cultural Studies or a closely related field is required. Preference may be given to applicants with ministry experience. College level teaching credentials in cross-cultural and biblical studies is required.
  • To be considered, applicants must submit an Employment Application (available at: http://www.hputx.edu/jobs), a letter of application addressing in detail how they meet the position requirements, curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial transcripts, copies of most recent teaching evaluations and the names and contact information for three professional references to:
    Mrs. Katrina Lynn
    Administrative Assistant, Business and Human Resources
    Howard Payne University
    1000 Fisk Avenue, Suite 210
    Brownwood, TX 76801
    Phone: (325) 649-8012
    E-mail: hr@hputx.edu

Iliff School of Theology/University of Denver - History of ChristianityEdit

  • Area of specialization is open but preference will be given to those with expertise in the ancient or early medieval period. Facility with the languages, sources, and context appropriate to the area of expertise is expected. The successful candidate will have responsibility for introductory courses covering the early and medieval periods and is expected to enrich the range and depth of course offerings in the PhD program, which is jointly administered with the University of Denver. We envision the holder of this position being an active contributor to the doctoral program’s Biblical Interpretation concentration (a major emphasis of this concentration is New Testament and Christian Origins).
  • Applications should include a letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. For fullest consideration, candidates should submit all materials by October 10, 2012. Applications may be sent by email to historysearch@iliff.edu or mailed to: Professor Pamela Eisenbaum, Chair, History of Christianity Search, Iliff School of Theology, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210.
    • Request for AAR/SBL interview and request for supplementary materials (email, 10/26) x5
    • What is the area of specialty for those who received interview requests?
      • Early Christianity x5
      • Was told there were 14 candidates interviewed at AAR/SBL
      • Not a big difference, but I heard 12 candidates for what it's worth.
      • Did anyone ask when the SC expects to make decisions for campus visits?
      • Campus visit scheduled (by phone and email). (12/3)
      • Any rejection emails/phone calls going out?

Any rejections received?—No rejection yet (I interviewed at SBL, but no campus visit invitation): 1.12.

  • Email rejection (1/29) (x2)
  • Email rejection (1/30). At least, I assume they're rejecting me even though they couldn't be bothered to get more than one-third of my name correct.
  • Has anyone who interviewed not gotten a rejection email?
  • I interviewed at AAR/SBL and have not received a rejection email...yet. but a colleauge of mine had an oncampus interview fairly recently so I assume that the short list is already being narrowed down.
  • Someone removed the "Offer made" post. Do you mind if I ask if you rejected the position? Anyone else been offered the job?
  • offer made and accepted 2/15. 

Indiana University Bloomington - Visiting Lecturer, American ReligionsEdit

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a visiting lecturer in American Religion. Ph.D. or equivalent required. Area of specialization open. The successful applicant must be prepared to teach introductory and upper level courses on American religion, including a two semester survey history of American religion. Deadline for applications: Monday, May 15, 2013. Applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and a dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to: Winnifred Sullivan, Department of Religious Studies, Sycamore Hall 230, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-2601

Indiana University, Bloomington - VAP, Modern Religious ThoughtEdit

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a visiting assistant or associate professor in Modern Religious Thought. Ph.D. or equivalent required. Area of specialization might include: philosophy of religion; religion and cultural criticism; European religious thought since the enlightenment; interpretation of religions; modern and post modern assessments of religion; theoretical approaches to the study of religion. The successful applicant must be prepared to teach a large introduction to religion course as well as seminar-style upper-level courses. Deadline for applications: Monday, May 15, 2013. Applicants should send a cover letter, C.V., and a dossier with at least three letters of recommendation to: Winnifred Sullivan, Department of Religious Studies, Sycamore Hall 230, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-2601.

Indiana University Bloomington - Modern or Contemporary IslamEdit

  • Tenure-track position in the Department of Religious Studies at the rank of assistant professor in Modern (1800-present) or Contemporary Islam.
  • Possible areas of specialization include Islam in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, or the Americas. Applicants should also demonstrate engagement with wider issues in the study of religion.
  • Deadline for applications: Monday, October 1, 2012.
  • Applicants should anticipate the possibility of a preliminary interview at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Chicago.
    • 10/12 received email acknowledging application and asking to send in Affirmative Action form (X2)
    • Any news on this one? It looks like the other IU position is moving along . . .
    • 10/25 Preliminary interview scheduled
    • Thanks for the update (and congrats). Were you emailed? Called?
    • Emailed to schedule phone call to schedule AAR interview.x2
    • Have they started inviting candidates for campus visits?
    • Did anyone get a timeline for campus visits?
    • Any updates?
    • Job talks scheduled
    • Invitation to Campus (12/6)
    • Job talks have been  posted on IU Islamic Studies Facebook Group
    • All men eh?
    • Offer made (1/29)
    • Congratulations!
      • Accepted?
      • congrats, what broad specialization?
    • Search finalized – Candidate is an anthropologists working in Southeast Asia

Indiana University Bloomington - Early ChristianityEdit

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank in Early Christianity.
  • Teaching obligations will extend from introductory courses in New Testament to upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate training at the master's and doctoral levels.
  • Deadline for applications: Monday, October 1, 2012.
  • Applicants should anticipate the possibility of a preliminary interview at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Chicago.
  • 100+ applicants
  • Also posted at Biblical Studies 2012-2013
    • Application requirements include a "dossier with at least three letters of recommendation." Any ideas on what the dossier should contain (assuming the rec letters arrive under separate cover)?
    • I was wondering this too. They want evidence of creative teaching experience, do you think they want course evaluations in the "dossier"?
    • Some Universities have a dossier service which keep copies of your recommendation letters on file and then send them out to search committees at your request so that you don't have to pester your recommenders once a week. The "dossier" is just a collection of recommendation letters.
      • Anyone have the job listing for this? I had it but lost a bunch of things and now can't find it posted anywhere! Has it been pulled?
      • No, it does not appear to have been pulled. Link for the Chronicle ad is embedded in the heading .... or just click here: http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000737103-01/.
  • Received request to fill out Affirmative Action form (10/3/12) (x3)
  • Emailed rejection. That was fast! (10/18, +9) (please also update over at Biblical Studies 2012-2013 as well to keep our numbers accurate)
  • Of those who got rejections (like myself), how would you classify yourself: NT (x 1) or EC (x4) or both (x1)?
    • NOTE from Biblical Studies page: "SBL interview request (10/18)"
  • Did any ABDs get an interview?
  • Has anyone gotten no news yet? (x2 no news -- any idea what that means?)<-- (it probably means our rejection emails are forthcoming....)
  • Re: no news -- I did receive an Affirmative Action form so presumably the materials were received.
  • Any word on campus visits? I note that the job talks have been scheduled for the Islam position. (11/30)
  • Know of at least 3 people who had interviews at AAR/SBL
    • I heard that all the interviewees were at the associate level, so they didn't consider applicatns at the assistant level.
  • I heard it's been offered and accepted (3/14)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - ChristianityEdit

  • Position: The Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Christianity at the Assistant Professor rank beginning August 2013. We seek a scholar who is committed to undergraduate liberal arts education, and who specializes in an aspect or aspects of the history, writings, or traditions of Christianity. In addition to upper level courses in his or her specialty, the person to be hired will also be expected to teach introductory courses in religious studies, such as "World Religions" and "Introduction to Religion."
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. Ongoing research and publications appropriate to one's area of specialty are expected, and teaching experience is preferred. Candidates must communicate effectively and perform well during the interviews, which may include a teaching demonstration.
  • Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in the Department of Religious Studies, advise students in the undergraduate program, engage in scholarly work in the field, and participate in related university and community services.
  • How to Apply: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before hiring), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Tawny Holm, Search Committee Chairperson; Department of Religious Studies; 452 Sutton Hall; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Receipt of application materials via mail (12/14) (x4)
    • Isn't it odd to be asked for proof of citizenship and all that before an interview, let alone before hiring? (12/18)
    • It's illegal, but it happens all the time (12/19).
    • Illegal!? I am not turning that information in till I know I am a candidate. If that keeps me out, so be it. (12/19)
    • Seriously, before getting worked up read the letter again: The Employment Eligibility Verification form "is enclosed for informational purposes and should not be returned." They are not asking for proof of citizenship or anything else other than the vita supplement at this point.
      • I thought this statement meant that you need to submit proof of employment eligibility, but not the employment eligibility form (i.e. the instructions). 
  • Has anybody been invited to interview, or heard how many they are interviewing?
  • No, I haven't heard anything (1/17).
    • Is it possible they weren't able to arrange the interviews before the end of the Fall term?  The letter indicating receipt of materials came pretty late, which could indicate they got a late start once they organized and sifted through the application materials.
  • Any developments?
    • Still nothing.  But their Spring semester begins today (1/28).  I figure there are three possibilities: 1.) they weren't able to arrange interviews before the end of the Fall term, so it will be on their agenda early in the Spring semester; 2.) they arranged interviews and people just haven't posted that here (that seems unlikely given the history of this WIki); 3.) they've had to cancel their search for some reason (funding didn't come through, etc.).  If I had to bet, given their late deadline and the nature of academic committees, my money would probably be on the first option.
  • Seriously, has nobody heard anything?  Or are you interviewees just being coy, watching the rest of us squirm?  In all seriousness, is this search still moving forward?
  • I haven't heard anything either - it might mean that they're taking a while, or the money didn't go through, but it might also mean that the interviewees just aren't even checking the wiki. 
  • A very close friend of mine interviewed for a different position there last week.  He asked the Dean about this position b/c he knew I had applied.  Apparently the Dean has approved the list of applicants to interview, so it sounds as though the search is definitely going forward.  I just don't know if anyone has been invited to interview yet.
  • Invited for campus interview in early March (2/12).
  • Candidate has been hired. Rejection letter received. (4/9)

Interdenominational Theological Center - Philosophy/Theology (Open Rank)Edit

  • Open rank position in philosophy and theology. Anticipated to begin in January 2013.
  • Ad at CHE (also posted at Religious Studies 2011-2012)
    • Received email acknowledging application, stating that review would begin in July and some level of decision made by October (7/5)

Iona College (NY) - History of Religions / Islam Edit

  • Tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor.
  • Applicants must have the PhD in the history of religions. The applicant's area of specialization will be Islam and the area of competence may be one of the following: religions of China, religions of India, or indigenous religions.
  • Preliminary screening interviews will take place at the AAR (or in New Rochelle if the candidate is in proximity to campus). Application deadline for receipt of all material is: October 19, 2012.
  • Invitation to interview at AAR (11/2/12).
  • Does anyone know anything about the progress of this search? I've heard nothing since the AAR. (1/15/12)
  • Friend had a campus visit last week (1/19)
  • Thanks for the information. Out of curiosity, is your firends area of focus India?
    • They do focus on South Asia
  • Whats the word with this job? Any decsisions yet? (2/17)

Lafayette College - Asst. Professor - Islamic Religion and Cultures Edit

  • Lafayette College announces a tenure-track position, beginning fall 2013, for a scholar with expertise in Islamic religion and cultures. In addition to teaching courses in his/her area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach world religions and other Religious Studies courses, and make a contribution to the College's interdisciplinary programs.
  • Applicants should upload a letter of application, C.V., short writing sample, and teaching portfolio, and arrange for academic transcripts and three confidential letters of reference to be uploaded to religion.lafayette.edu/job-opportunities by Oct. 8, 2012.
  • Has anyone heard back from Lafayette? (10/24) A: Nope (11/1) (x2) Nope (11/2) Nope (11/6)
  • Interview set up 11/8
    • AAR interview – Emailed (11/8) (x5)
    • Anyone get a timeline from the committee for campus invites?
    • Received rejection email today. (12/3) (x4)
    • invitations for Campus interviews have likewise been extended
    • Received a late invite to campus by email – perhaps initial candidate pulled out (1/19)
    • or all 3 candidates didn't make it and they are doing additional job talks.
      • Perhaps, but know that at least 1 person pulled out of the running
  • Offer Made
  • congrats! what specialization?

La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) - Asian ReligionsEdit

  • La Salle University, Department of Religion, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Asian religions, with expertise in either Buddhism or Hinduism, at the assistant professor level.
  • A strong candidate for this position will be expected to teach about the history and practices of these traditions in both lower and upper division classes. Additionally, the candidate would be responsible for instructing introductory classes in religion. Candidates may be called upon to teach and/or advise graduate or doctoral students as well.
  • Applicants for this position must have completed the PhD by August 1, 2013 and have demonstrated competence in teaching.
  • A Catholic, Lasallian university in Philadelphia, PA, La Salle, celebrating 150 years of service in education, welcomes candidates who can contribute to its unique Catholic and Lasallian mission. For a complete mission statement visit the website at www.lasalle.edu.
  • A letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation should be submitted to: Brother John M. Crawford, F.S.C., PhD, Department of Religion-Interim chair, La Salle University, 1900 West Olney Aveue, Philadelphia, PA 19141 or by electronic submission to crawford76@lasalle.edu
  • Review of applicants will begin on November 12 and will continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval.
    • Emailed to confirm interest in position and schedule Skype interview for mid-Jan (12/11) (x2)
    • Emailed for status update - a total of nine candidates for prelim interviews (Skype) have been invited.  (12/16)
    • Received email rejection (12/17) (x1)
    • Interviews are over, and candidates are waiting for the campus invite.
    • finalists informed for campus visit

Lehigh University - Africana/Religion Studies Edit

  • The Program in Africana Studies and several departments at Lehigh University seek applications for two tenure-track positions, at the rank of assistant professor. One position will be a Religion Studies scholar with a focus on Religions directly related to Africana Studies and the other position will be an Expressive Cultures scholar with a focus on the Cultures of the African Diaspora -especially the visual arts, design or theater; both beginning in the fall of 2013. Each person hired will have a 2/2 teaching load; one will hold a joint appointment in Africana Studies and Religion Studies; the other will hold a joint appointment in Africana Studies and the appropriate Expressive Cultures departmental home (Theater or Art, Architecture & Design). In addition to participating in the instruction and advising of undergraduate students in their respective fields each candidate will be expected to contribute to the vibrant community and intellectual life of the Africana Studies Program. The Africana/Religion Studies tenure-track position will have a focus in African-American Religions, Religions of Africa, Religions of the Caribbean, and/or Religions of the African Diaspora. Applicants from any of these fields and multiple theoretical perspectives are welcomed. The Department and the Program are also interested in someone whose research and teaching intersect with Gender Studies. This position will be housed in the Department of Religion Studies and responsibilities will include teaching in the appointee's area of specialization as well as general Religion Studies courses. Ph.D. in Religion Studies preferred.
  • Submit all application materials (letter of application, c.v., a statement of research agenda, three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching interests) via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1798 by October 22, 2012. Please do not submit any additional materials at this point. Only electronic submissions via Academic Jobs Online will be considered. The review of applications will begin October 22, 2012 and continue until an appointment is made for each position. Preliminary interviews for the Africana/Religion Studies position will be held at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting in Chicago.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies/Cultural Studies 2012-2013
  • Skype interviews conducted 11/21
  • Heard that campus visits have been conducted (2/2/13)
  • For both positions or for the position in Religious Studies only? (2.13.13)
  • As far as I know for Religous Studies only (2/13/13)
  • Has an offer been made? Who got the job?

Lewis and Clark College (OR) - East Asian ReligionsEdit

  • Lewis and Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant professorship of Asian Religions in the Department of Religious Studies beginning fall 2013.
  • Preferred teaching field is East Asian religions, especially Buddhism; capacity to address both historical and contemporary contexts/religious developments is preferred. Competence in South/Southeast Asian religions and in religious studies theory desired. A Ph.D. in religious studies is required at the time of appointment as a tenure- track member of the faculty. Potential for excellent teaching and research at an undergraduate institution is essential. Usual load is five courses per academic year and may include regular participation in the College’s general education program.
  • A complete application must include (1) a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, teaching experience, and research interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship; (5) graduate transcripts, and (6) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to Chair, East Asian Religions Search Committee, and must be submitted via Interfolio: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/15723
  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
    • Anyone have news about interviews or rejections?
    • Not yet (11/5). (x6)
    • AAR interview (11/18) <-- when were you contacted? 11/9, or 11/10? <-- 11/9
  • this is the previous post that was deleted on 11/10: "Just got a call re: AAR interview (11/9)."
  • Also got a call on 11/9 to schedule AAR interview (11/11).
  • Seems as though they do not really desire South/Southeast Asian religions, but rather a Japan/China person.
  • Phone call to arrange campus visit (11/23)
  • An offer has been made (1/1)
  • Just curious but does anyone know what happened to Alan Cole? I can't seem to contact him.

Louisville Institute - Religious Educator Postdoc FellowshipsEdit

The Louisville Institute is pleased to announce a call for nominations and applications for the 2013-2015 Postdoctoral Fellowship program. As part of the Institute's Vocation of the Theological Educator initiative, these two-year teaching externships provide awardees an opportunity to teach at a selected North American seminary or divinity school.

Received an email on 1/20 indicating that decisions would be communicated "in the next few days." No word yet. Anyone else? (1/25) x 3

Did anyone else also receive a survey with questions about the program itself and the application? It was sent to nine people, all copied visibly (not BCC). The email did contain the info referred to above as well, i.e. that the decision will be communicated din a few days. Anyone else got this email with nine addressees?

  • yep (x2) (oops!)

Received notification by email today that I was a semi-finalist and an invitation to a phone interview later today. (1/28)  Congrats!

  • Care to share about the conversation? How does the whole matching you with a seminary thing work?

Received similar email today (1/28) with interview scheduled for Thursday.

  • anyone got either an offer or a rejection?
    • I was contacted last week for the first time as another "finalist" but I had already accepted another position. Not sure where they are in the process but it appears that perhaps the first round of finalists did not work out? (2/11)
  • Offer made (2/21)
  • Offer made (3/1)
  • Have any other semi-finalists who had interviews not heard anything in the way of offer or rejection? (3/4)

Loyola Chicago University - Systematic Theology/Constructive TheologyEdit

  • Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit Catholic institution dedicated to knowledge in the service of humanity, is a comprehensive, independent urban institution of higher education and health care. The Institute is now in its fifth decade as one of the premier academic programs in education for ministry, offering six masters degrees and several certificates. IPS has 10 full-time and over 30 adjunct faculty, serving approximately 300 part-time students, many of them international. It offers various collaborative programs with the Archdiocese of Chicago, partnerships with many national and international organizations, and multiple focused curricula, including the opportunity to complete the entire MAPS or MARE programs on-line.
  • The Institute of Pastoral Studies, a graduate program in ministry, seeks applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor of Systematic Theology/Constructive Theology to promote Health Care Ministry/Mission Identity.
  • In addition to teaching theology courses in the field of the incumbent, she/he will also serve as academic advisor for those pursuing chaplaincy and health care ministry. The position also serves as liaison between IPS and various Schools and Institutes of Loyola University Chicago including the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, the Stritch School of Medicine, the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and the Michael R. Quinlan School of Business. Standard teaching load for research active faculty is 3/2.
  • Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, research and teaching statements, and a letter of interest to the following website: http://www.careers.luc.edu . Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted to that same website. Alternatively, letters of recommendation and other supporting materials, including evidence of teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications, may be sent to: Diane Maloney, D.Min, Institute of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University Chicago, 820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 - dmalon1@luc.edu
  • Applications should be received by November 30, 2012 for full consideration.
  • 20 minute Interviews conducted at AAR.
    • That was for the Loyola job in the department; the IPS job is a distinct position.  Applications are not due yet for that (11/28)
  • Rejection by post (dated 7 Dec, received 10 Dec) x2
  • Were these rejections from the Dept of Theology, or IPS? These are two different jobs.
    • Mine was in Theology: I didn't apply for the IPS job.
  • Recommendations solicited via website (Dec 6). They told me they only ask for recommendations when a candidate is under consideration. NB: This entry is for the IPS job, *not* the other Loyola theology job. Has anyone got phone/skype/other interviews for this Loyola IPS job?
  • Rejection email for the IPS job (1/3/13)
  • Does anyone know anything about the "other" Loyola job? Do they have a short list of candidates?

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - Catholic Theology in a Global ContextEdit

  • Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in Catholic Theology in a Global Context at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2013.
  • The Department seeks candidates with substantive training in Catholic systematic theology and whose work engages the concerns of the global Catholic Church. Catholic theology in a global context is attentive to the complex dynamics among local, national, regional, and global communities. Possible areas of focus include: mission and evangelization, inculturation, global unity and local church, politics and Catholicism, ecumenical and interreligious encounter, spirituality, gender and sexuality, and justice and liberation. Expertise in the Catholic churches of the “global South” (e.g., Asia, Africa, Latin America, or the Caribbean) is particularly desirable.
  • The position involves teaching in the University Core, the Theological Studies Major and Minor programs, and the Master of Arts programs in Theology and Pastoral Theology. Applicants must show promise of excellence in both teaching and research. Experience with engaged scholarship and learning among diverse communities is desired. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required.
  • Interested applicants are invited to send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interest, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts by October 15, 2012 to Dr. Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier, Chair of Catholic Theology in a Global Context Search Committee, Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90045. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Chicago. Applicants who will not be at the meeting may be requested to have online video interviews.
  • Loyola Marymount University, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote a diverse University community. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
  • Ad posted at AAR.
  • Anyone heard anything yet on this? (11/3)
  • No; still anxiously awaiting any news (11/7)
  • Received an email for an AAR interview on 11/1
  • Has anyone heard anything about an on campus visit?
  • Campus visits completed on 12/12 (12/20)
  • Any updates? Has an offer been extended? (12/21)
  • Rejection letter in the mail (did not have AAR interview) (1/5/13)
  • Offer was accepted by tenured-faculty from another University (2/24/13).  Junior scholars had no chance

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - Theological EthicsEdit

  • Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in Theological Ethics at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2013. Applicants should have expertise in Catholic Social Ethics, especially the “common good tradition” as articulated in Catholic social teaching and in dialogue with the wider debate about justice theories, church and politics, and theology and the public realm. Additionally, engagement with one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: gender and sexuality; globalization, immigration, ethnicity, and culture; ethics of peace and just war theory; economics and environmental sustainability.
  • Candidates should have a strong commitment to the University mission. In addition to undergraduate major and minor programs, the Department offers Master of Arts degrees in Theology and Pastoral Theology. The Department seeks candidates who are supportive of interdisciplinarity and can articulate an understanding of how social ethical issues can be framed in a highly diverse cultural and religious context. Candidates must show promise and/or a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Experience with engaged scholarship and learning among diverse communities is desired. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required.
  • Interested applicants are invited to send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interest, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts by October 15, 2012 to Dr. Roberto Dell’Oro, Chair of Ethics Search Committee, Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90045. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Chicago. Applicants who will not be at the meeting may be requested to have online video interviews.
  • Loyola Marymount University, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote a diverse University community. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information).
  • Ad posted at AAR.
    • Has anyone heard anything?
    • Received invitation to interview at AAR (11/13)
    • Letter received by mail stating that I am not being considered for the position. (11/23)
    • Has anyone who had an AAR interview heard anything? (12/23)
    • I received a generic rejection letter the Monday after my AAR interview.
  • Any word on this one?

Ludwig-Maxilimians-Universität München - Post-Doc-Position in History, Theology, Jewish Studies or Religious StudiesEdit

  • The International Research Training Group „Religious Cultures in 19th and 20th century Europe“ (LMU Munich/Charles-University Prague in cooperation with the Collegium Carolinum/Munich) is calling for applications for a post-doc-position. Applications are accepted until February 15, 2013.
  • The Research Training Group is examining religion and its entanglements with secular systems in European modernity. We offer a fixed-term contract of one year, starting from April 1, 2012. The position is paid according to the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) rates for post-docs (i.e. approx. 1.900 €).
  • Admission requirements: Applicants should have a PhD-degree in History, Theology, Study of Religions or Jewish Studies. Good proficiency in English is required.
  • For further information on admission requirements and on the procedure of application see: http://www.igk-religioese-kulturen.uni-muenchen.de/bewerbung/ausschreibung/index.html
  • Please notice: Applications are accepted only via our e-mail:igk@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13

Marquette University - Professor of Greek and Byzantine Theology (Open Rank) Edit

  • The Department of Theology invites applications at open rank (assistant professor, associate professor, or full professor) for a tenured/tenure track position in Greek patristic and Byzantine theology beginning Fall 2013. Additional expertise in one or more of the following is highly desired: Syriac or Arabic Christianity, Orthodox theology, or Eastern Christian monasticism.
  • Must be able and willing to teach the undergraduate introductory theology course in addition to other graduate and undergraduate teaching and have demonstrated potential for excellent teaching. Teaching load: 3/2 for assistant and associate professors; 2/2 for full professors. Must be research-productive, service-responsive, and supportive of the Jesuit and Catholic identity of Marquette University.
  • Open until filled. All applications for this position must be initiated through Marquette University's electronic recruiting system at: careers.marquette.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53958.
  • Any news on this one? (11/2) Nothing (11/4).
  • Received a call for an on campus visit (11/7).
    • Congratulations! Are you a Syriacist?
    • Thanks! And, yes!
    • Three finalists with on campus interviews are now complete
    • person hired
    • Actually two persons hired, one a Syriacist, one a Byzantinist

Marywood University - Religious StudiesEdit

  • The Marywood University Department of Religious Studies seeks an Assistant Professor in Religious Studies for a tenure-track appointment beginning August 2013. Applicants with prior college teaching experience are preferred. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate core curriculum courses and undergraduate majors. Student advisement, commitment to scholarly activities, and participation in university, professional, and community service are expected.
  • Qualified candidates will possess a doctoral degree in Religious Studies or Theology with specialization in World Religions and secondary areas of specialization in Bible and/or Catholic Systematics.
  • Review of applications will begin January 31 and will continue until the position is filled; to assure fullest consideration, all materials must be received by January 31.  To apply, submit a letter of application, a teaching philosophy statement, curriculum vitae, copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a writing sample, and names and contact information for three professional references to: Laurie Cassidy, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at lcassidy@maryu.marywood.edu.  It is preferred that the application materials be sent electronically but may also be posted to Search committee chair at Marywood University/Department of Religious Studies, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
  • Any news? 3/21 - I received a rejection. Perhaps I was special?
  • nope not special. rejection also received 3/21
  • 4/10 - I've not heard anything yet. Anyone else in this boat (or heard something positive)? (x2)
  • 4/20 - Received email stating position has been filled.

Mercer University - Religious StudiesEdit

  • Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, a non-tenure track, full-time renewable position beginning August 1, 2013. The position, in the College's department of Liberal Studies, is based on Mercer's Atlanta campus with teaching responsibilities at the University's Regional Academic Centers. The Department of Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary department offering a B.A. in Liberal Studies and general education courses in the evenings and on weekends to students in the working adult programs of the University.
  • A record of or demonstrated potential for exemplary teaching of adult learners at the undergraduate level is required. Additional responsibilities in the College include: advising students; participating in committees as assigned; attending program, departmental, and College-wide faculty meetings; engaging in scholarly activity; maintaining the requisite number of office hours; working collaboratively with colleagues within the department, the College, and across the academic units of the University. The basic appointment is for the traditional nine-month academic year (seven course teaching load), with the possibility of additional teaching in summer. 
  • The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in religious studies or related discipline from an accredited college/university. Candidates will teach undergraduate courses including Introduction to Religion, Introduction to Old and New Testaments, World Religions, as well as interdisciplinary liberal studies courses. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching adult learners and who have experience in the administration of non-traditional academic programs.
  • Interested candidates may apply by accessing Mercer's online system at https://www.mercerjobs.com to complete a brief online application and attach required documentation including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. In addition, candidates must have three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work sent directly to Office of the Dean, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Mercer University, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341-4115.
  • Review of applications will begin April 1.
  • Anyone heard anything?
    • Nothing (x2 - 5/14)
    • Search comittees at Mercer are encouraged to keep up-to-date with the online status. So the search is still ongoing, in all liklihood. There are a few of these later searches at various schools that seem to be in no rush (which is annoying since they all want to start in the fall).
    • Contacted dean/head of search on 5/20. Stated that no decisions have been made (for interview or otherwise).

Miami University of Ohio - Islam / Comparative ReligionEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in the culture and history of Islam, to teach courses in Comparative Religion.
  • The successful candidate must be sufficiently trained in classical Arabic to teach courses in Islamic sacred texts, and be familiar with the theories and methods of Comparative Religion. Teaching responsibilities will include courses that introduce students to the study of religion, in addition to courses specifically on Islam. The specific area of research is open to any aspect or geographical area of Islam.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendations to Stephen Nimis, Department of Comparative Religion, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056. Electronic submissions are welcome to nimissa@muohio.edu. Screening of applications begins November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Emailed to Set up AAR interview. (10/31) (x2)
  • See the new job description. It's less narrow.
  • Invited to on-site (11/30)
  • Four campus interviews scheduled, one completed.
  • One finalist has withdrawn from search.
  • Looks like there might be an internal candidate – anyone know the story?
  • There is no internal candidate. The person teaching courses on Islam is an adjunct who has not applied for the position.
    • Thanks for the info
  • Position offered – Not accepted yet (2/1)
  • Position has been accepted (2/12)

Middle Tennessee State University - Religious Studies Edit

  • Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Philosophy, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Asst./Asso. Professor in Religious Studies, beginning August 1, 2013. Seeking candidate with a specialization in theory and method in the study of religion. Candidate's expertise, in terms of geographical region, religious tradition, and historical period should supplement the program's existing strengths. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. in Religious Studies (or a cognate field, demonstrating a primary disciplinary identity in religious studies) by time of appointment. The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, the ability to engage in substantial curricular development, and the promise of scholarly contributions to the field of religion. The standard teaching load is four courses per semester. To apply for this position, go to https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach documents, and submit online. Review of applications begins 11-12-2012 and continues until position is filled. Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience. EO/AA employer.
  • They were supposed to be interviewing at the AAR, but 11/12 seems a late deadline, and the employment center didn't know anything about it. Has anyone heard anything?
  • Had AAR interview. Had received phone call invitation on Wed, 11.14
  • Have any of the AAR interviewees been invited for a campus visit yet?
    • They said they hoped to notify campus invitees by the beginning of next semester at the latest, so might have to wait a few weeks.
    • Thanks!
    • 12.18 phone call for campus visit (x2)
  • Received rejection email; candidate has been hired. (4/9)

Mount Marty College (SD) - Religious Studies & PhilosophyEdit

  • Mount Marty College, a Catholic liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, invites applications for a possible position in Religious Studies and Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August, 2013. This would be a tenure track position. Candidates must have completed a PhD in Theology, or a related field, by the time of appointment and must have a MA in Philosophy or comparable experience. The College is particularly interested in a generalist who is capable of teaching a wide variety of courses. The teaching load is 4/4 including two sections of Critical Thinking in Ethics each semester as well as electives in Christian theology - including Christology, Sacramental Theology and Moral Theology. Standard administrative duties. Mount Marty is a Catholic college and the successful candidate for this position must be a practicing Catholic with a strong background in Catholic theology. An acquaintance with the Benedictine tradition is a plus but is not necessary for employment.
  • Send a letter of application, current vita, transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: Robert Tereshinski, Office of Academic Affairs, 1105 W. 8th Street, Yankton, SD 57078. rtereshinski@mtmc.edu. Electronic applications are preferred. Application deadline is November 16, 2012. EOE
  • What happened here? This search was run last year...

National University of Singapore (Singapore) - Southeast Asian Religion (Christianity)Edit

  • The Department of Southeast Asian Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, seeks applications from scholars specialising in Southeast Asian Religion. [...]
  • There is an internal candidate. This is not an authentic search. 
  • It's Singapore - there is ALWAYS an internal candidate...

Neumann University (PA) - TheologyEdit

  • The University announces an opening for an Assistant Professor of Theology. Candidates must possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University. Qualifications: Applicants are to be trained in and committed to the Roman Catholic theological tradition. An earned doctorate (ABD considered) in systematic or moral theology and a record of successful teaching experience and commitment to teaching excellence are essential. Responsibilities: Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, advising, assisting, with program development, service on university committees, participation in community activities and continued professional development. Opportunity to teach introductory Philosophy courses exists. Qualified candidates must submit a letter of application and vita, along with three references to: Neumann University, David W. Brownlee, Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management, One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA 19014
    humanresources@neumann.edu
  • Open until filled
  • As of 1/24, looking to narrow down the 'large field' to 10 candidates.

Neumann University (PA) - Pastoral CounselingEdit

  • The Graduate Program in Pastoral Counseling of Neumann University, a Catholic University in the Franciscan tradition, invites applications for a full-time position as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling to commence in January 2013. The Pastoral Counseling Program, housed in the Division of Education and Human Services, is a CACREP-accredited program leading to the master's degree. Applicants should be able to teach various graduate-level theory courses in the Pastoral Counseling curriculum and supervise clinical training of counseling students. Qualified candidates must hold a doctoral degree, preferably from a CACREP-accredited institution, and possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University. Please submit: an application letter detailing professional affiliations, certification and licensure status/eligibility; current curriculum vitae; and three (3) letters of reference to: Neumann University, David W. Brownlee, Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management, One Neumann Drive, Aston, PA 19014 humanresources@neumann.edu
  • Open until filled

New York University - Christianity in America (Asst. Professor/Faculty Fellow) - NTTEdit

  • The Religious Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for an appointment as an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow. The appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2013, subject to renewal for up to two additional years, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. no earlier than three years before the date of appointment, have a strong commitment to teaching and participating in the interdisciplinary Program's activities. We seek applicants whose area of empirical research lies in the history of Christianity in America (United States). The ideal candidate will demonstrate a combination of historical depth with an awareness of contemporary issues in American public life. An ability to analyze religion alongside other fields of difference, such as gender, race, and sexuality, is a plus. The candidate should be prepared to teach Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion (an introductory course on anthropological, sociological, and phenomenological approaches to the study of religion), as well as two other courses, the nature of which will in part depend upon her/his qualifications.
  • Application deadline is February 15, 2013. To apply see the NYU Religious Studies Program web site at http://religiousstudies.as.nyu.edu and click on the "Employment" link to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a 20-page writing sample, a sample syllabus, and the names of three referees.
  • Received rejection letter via email; finalists are being interviewed--3/27
  • Rejected via letter via e-mail, 4-12; they are either finished or nearly finished interviewing finalists.
  • I bet that the VAP will end up with this.

Notre Dame of Maryland University - Comparative Religion/Interreligious Dialogue Edit

  • Notre Dame of Maryland University, Department of Religious Studies, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Comparative Religion/Interreligious Dialogue, with specialization in Christianity and one other major world religion, to begin in fall 2013. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor. Notre Dame is a vibrant liberal arts womens university in the Catholic tradition sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
  • The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in hand by the beginning of appointment in August 2013 and will be able to document and demonstrate effective classroom teaching. Teaching responsibilities will comprise undergraduate lower- and upper-level courses across a broad curriculum and may include occasional graduate courses. The normal course load is seven courses per year. The ability to teach using an online format is desirable. The candidate must be willing to participate actively in the development of the Religious Studies program as well as be committed to furthering the mission of Notre Dame of Maryland University.
  • Applications should include a cover letter describing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (may include sample syllabi, a statement of teaching philosophy, and/or course evaluations), a writing sample, and three recent letters of recommendation. For full consideration, please submit completed applications to Dr. Brian Berry, Chair, by October 31, 2012.
    • Email invitation for AAR interview (11/7) x2
    • At interview they said there are 10 of us. They will pick three for visits (11/20).
    • Rejection email received indicating that campus invitees have been notified. 12/7 (x2)
    • Invited for campus visit in February (12/4). Sorry for delay in posting.

Ohio University - HinduismEdit

  • The Department of Classics and World Religions at Ohio University is seeking a scholar of Hinduism with knowledge of Sanskrit for a tenure track appointment as the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy at the Assistant Professor level. The scholar who holds this chair will develop courses in Hinduism, Indian Epic traditions and the writings and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. We seek someone with a record of excellence in teaching and interest in the problems and issues of religious studies broadly conceived. Working with students at the graduate and undergraduate levels, this scholar will also contribute to greater understanding of Indian traditions at Ohio University and in the broader community. In addition to a competitive salary, the Gawande chair includes funds for professional development.
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, a strong research agenda, and teaching experience. The initial application should include a cover letter, CV, and names of referees to be submitted electronically at: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/4129 . Review of initial applications begins October 22nd.
    • Anyone heard anything back?
    • Nothing yet (11/13)
    • Contacted to schedule skype interview (11/26) x3
    • Email invitation to campus interview (12/11) x2
    • This job has been offered and accepted (3/14)

Ohio State University - Religion and CultureEdit

  • Open rank, tenure track
  • Department of Comparative Studies
  • The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated expertise in at least one major religious tradition, language area and historical period, as well as an ability to bridge between one or more other concentrations in our department. Candidates working on religion and sexuality, religion and American studies, religion and politics, and religion and science are particularly encouraged to apply. We also welcome candidates who can work with other programs and departments at Ohio State, such as Classics; History; South Asian Studies; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and others.
  • Applicants should hold a doctorate in hand by the time of appointment, August 2013. A letter of intent, along with three letters of recommendation and curriculum vitae should be sent to the following address by November 1, 2012.
    • 10/22 received email acknowledging application (X10)
    • Anyone know the teaching load for this position?
    • E-mail request for writing sample (11/8)
    • 11/10 received request for writing sample (x3)
    • does anyone know if they are holding interviews at the AAR or only skype?
    • Received an odd email confirming completed file that mentioned "there are still some fine details that are being worked out" with no further explanation. Did anyone else get this?
    • I also received yesterday the email mentioning the "fine details that are being worked out." (11/15) (x2)
    • I received this email on 11/6 - I think it's just their "application received" form letter and "the fine details" just means that the search continues until they find what they want.
    • Over 400 applications received for this position-- they are probably doing a lot of "fine details" at the moment.
    • 11/26 Phone interview request. X2
      • Congrats!  What is your area of study?
    • 12/11: decisions made for campus visits.
    • Have people been formally invited?
    • Yes.
    • Offer made and accepted.

Ohio State University - Religion and EcologyEdit

  • This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position in SENR. We seek an individual who bridges natural science, social science, and humanities approaches to understanding the intersection of religion and ecology. The successful candidate will demonstrate an outstanding record of teaching and a supporting program of research, and will complement current expertise within the School of Environment and Natural Resources in environmental policy and decision making, rural sociology, and environmental social science. We especially encourage applications from candidates who have expertise in one or more of the following topical areas: climate change, sustainability, environmental ethics, ecotheology, and environmental education, and who have a track record of interdisciplinary work. Candidates with sustainability-across-the-curriculum and writing-in-the-majors expertise preferred.
  • Earned Ph.D. with a strong academic background in religion and ecology or related area. Demonstrated teaching expertise and experience in academic program leadership are essential. The successful candidate will bring a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate a willingness and ability to work closely with other people.
  • Application Instructions: For a complete position description and application instructions please visit http://www.jobsatosu.com and search by requisition number 370716. Application deadline: November 30, 2012 or until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Otterbein University (OH) - World ReligionsEdit

  • The Department of Religion and Philosophy at Otterbein University, a comprehensive liberal arts institution in the suburban Columbus area, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2013. Responsibilities: the expected teaching load for this position is six courses, distributed over a two-term academic year with a J-Term between the semesters. In addition to teaching courses in Religious Studies, the successful candidate will be required to teach in the Integrative Studies Program with opportunities to teach a Freshman Year Seminar and in the Senior Year Experience Program. There is a one-course reduction for each of the first two years in exchange for participating in new faculty mentoring programs. Qualifications: Ph.D. in religion with demonstrated excellence in teaching and dedication to scholarship as well as a commitment to a broad-based liberal arts education. The ideal candidate will be a generalist in world religions with expertise in Eastern religions and philosophies and the ability to teach Islam. Otterbein is seeking candidates interested in teaching diverse and talented student populations.
  • Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, three letters of reference, and teaching portfolio (including a teaching statement, areas of teaching interest, syllabi and teaching evaluations) to: Dr. Paul Eisenstein, Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Otterbein University, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH USA 43081. Email submissions: academicjobs@otterbein.edu. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 1, 2012. Skype interviews will be conducted in November. Visit us at http://www.otterbein.edu/careers for further information.
  • Ad posted at AAR.
    • Anyone have news about interviews or rejections?
    • Received email requesting a release to contact recommenders
      • When did you receive this email? Had you already sent them your recommendation letters?
      • Received email on 9/26 (Went to spam) – Didnt make muchh sense becasue I already had letters sent. Also included was Afirmative Action Form. Email read, "Enclosed is a Voluntary Release to Contact References form. This form must be completed and returned to the attention of Kathy Ullom, School of Arts and Sciences, Otterbein University, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081, in order to remain in active consideration for the position."
    • Anyone heard anything?
    • Nope
    • skype interview 11/7
      • Scheduled or already over? Congrats!
      • Already over. Interviews are being conducted this week and next. Thanks.
    • Skype interview 11/15
    • Rejection email 11/14 (x3)
    • FYI - Campus invitations should be set during the week after Thanksgiving for February.
    • Did anyone who had Skype interviews hear anything about campus interviews yet? 12/1
    • No word here 12/1 (x1)
    • campus visit scheduled 12/2
    • Any news? Has an offer been extended?

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary - EthicsEdit

  • Open Rank, Tenure Track
  • Candidates should have demonstrated academic strength in one or more of the following: social ethics, gender/sexuality ethics, race and ethnic ethics, business/professional ethics or interreligious ethics.
  • Position begins Fall 2013
  • Application Deadline Oct. 15th
  • Ad Posted at AAR
    • Has anyone heard anything?
    • Nothing (11/6) (x1)
    • Interview request via telephone (11/7)
    • Received rejection letter this week (11/30)
    • On-campus interviews set; invited late December (1/15)

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary - HomileticsEdit

  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, a graduate institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), seeks a professor to teach introductory and advanced courses in Homiletics. This person will teach preaching within the context of Christian worship, in a manner that will help students integrate exegetical and theological disciplines in their preaching. In addition to teaching, the professor will serve on faculty committees and contribute to the academy and the church. This person must have a commitment to the preparation of women and men for the Christian ministry, be an active participant in the life of a Christian communion, and possess the ability to work collegially in a Reformed context. This is a tenure track position and rank is open. A Ph.D. or its equivalent in Homiletics or a related field is required. Women, international candidates, and members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Send application letter, CV, and letters of reference to Dean of Faculty, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 North Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206-2596 or email to facultysearch@pts.edu. Applications will be acted upon as received, beginning October 15, 2012.
    • Request for additional materials via email 2/21 
  • Hired professor announced (4/25)

Princeton University - Postdoctoral FellowshipsEdit

Princeton University - Religion in AmericaEdit

  • PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Religion in America, to begin September 1, 2013. The candidate should be an expert in the social and religious cultures of the colonial period and/or the nineteenth century and broadly trained in U.S. religious history with strengths and interests that complement, but do not duplicate, those of continuing faculty in the Religion Department's subfield of Religion in the Americas. It is expected that the candidate will have completed the Ph.D. by the time the position begins or will be very close to completing it.
  • Interested applicants should apply online and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Mary Kay Bodnar, Department of Religion, 141 1879 Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2012, and will continue doing so until an appointment has been made.
    • invitation for on campus interview by phone [posted 11/21]
    • Who got the job?
    • Search failed
    • Actually, an offer was made, but it was rejected by the candidate.
    • Actually, two offers to two candidates, and both were rejected. I think the first one kept his/her job, and the other one had another offer.

Quest University Canada - Religious StudiesEdit

  • Quest University Canada invites applications for a full-time, continuing faculty position in the arts and humanities with a focus on religion; rank and field are open. The successful candidate will teach our foundation course in World Religion, at least one other arts and humanities foundation course (currently Fate and Virtue, Reason and Freedom, or Identity and Perspective), and concentration courses in her or his area of specialization. All Quest faculty are expected to be able to teach the Cornerstone and Question courses.
  • In your letter of application, please discuss which courses you can create for our concentration program that would expand our offerings to Quest students interested in religion or the humanities. Please also specify how you are qualified to teach World Religion. (For more detail on these and other courses see http://www.questu.ca/academics/foundation_program/course_descriptions.php.) Evidence of effective teaching must be included in the application.
  • All Quest classes are seminar-style and are limited to enrollments of 20 or fewer students. Our faculty is deeply committed to student learning. Quest faculty are often called upon to stretch beyond the boundaries of their disciplines by mentoring student research in a variety of fields, and by creating interdisciplinary and team-taught courses.
  • Applications should be sent to[http:// mailto:humfaculty@questu.ca humfaculty@questu.ca]; please put the words "Arts and Humanities - Religion" in the subject heading.
  • A PhD (or equivalent) and some undergraduate-level teaching experience is required. Although research, especially that involving undergraduates, is encouraged, those seeking a research-focused faculty position should not apply. Applications should be received by October 26, 2012; interviews for finalists will be scheduled in November and December. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The start date for the position is August 1, 2013.
    • Has anyone been contacted for interviews? [11/14] -- Not me!

Friend got call 11/16 for phone interview on 11/20

  • Can I ask what area of study? (Being as the posting is so broad?)
    • Hinduism, with interest in post-colonialism and gender
  • -offer extended and accepted by Americanist

Reed College - Chinese Religion (2 year VAP)Edit

  • Reed College seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in Chinese Religion for the 2013-15 academic years, to commence August 2013. Appointments are normally made at the assistant professor level. We seek outstanding, critically self-reflective candidates, and we look for experience in teaching as well as the ability to advise student research projects on a wide range of topics in religious studies.
  • Reed College is a selective liberal arts institution with a commitment to high standards of scholarship and teaching excellence in a seminar setting. The appointee will be expected to teach the equivalent of five one-semester courses over the academic year, and this will include teaching in the team-taught yearlong Chinese humanities program devoted to the Han and Song dynasties. The position also involves supervising yearlong senior thesis projects.
  • While a PhD is preferred, candidates who are ABD in Religion will also be considered for appointment. The Religion Department is using Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Through Interfolio, please submit a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation. For more information and application instructions, see https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/16509 . Because Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual diversity as essential to the excellence of our academic program, we also encourage candidates to convey in their cover letter or other application materials how their specific contributions to campus diversity might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by 1 December 2012 to guarantee full consideration.
  • 12/11 Email invitation for campus visit in February.

Regis University - Religious Studies in World ReligionsEdit

  • The Religious Studies Department at Regis College invites applications for a tenure track position in Religious Studies with an emphasis in world religions, at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2013. Applicants must have a conferred Ph.D. Experience in undergraduate teaching, including teaching non-Christian religions and interdisciplinary courses, will strengthen an application. The successful candidate will be an exceptionally dynamic teacher who generates student interest in our religious studies curriculum and will be able to teach the following: a) upper level undergraduate courses in at least two major religious traditions other than Christianity; b) Religion and the Human Quest, an introductory core course that explores what it means to be human in relation to the sacred; and c) an upper level course on interfaith dialogue. The ability to teach courses that place Christianity into dialogue with other religious traditions would be helpful. In addition, faculty members across the disciplines in Regis College develop and teach interdisciplinary, integrative core courses on themes such as justice and the common good, the search for meaning, diversity, and global environmental awareness. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to scholarly activity. Information on the Religious Studies Department is available at http://www.regis.edu.
  • A complete application must include: letter of application, vita, all university-level academic 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 of 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 29th will receive full consideration. Our department will conduct interviews at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago. Applicants must submit all materials electronically to: https://jobs.regis.edu. Letters of recommendation can be sent to: Dr. Thomas B. Leininger, c/o Dean's Office E-24, Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. This position is conditional upon final budget approval.
  • http://office.ajcunet.edu/jobbank/moreinfo.asp?ID=9209
    • Anyone hear from them? (11/8)
    • Rejection e-mail x4 (11/9)
    • AAR Interview (11/9)
    • Received e-mail indicating that I would not be interviewed at AAR but that my application would be kept "on file" pending the result of interviews (11/12)
    • I posted "rejection email" above on 11/9 but received the same message about keeping the application on file. My evaluation was based on what they are not doing rather than what they may do in the future.
    • Semi-finalist letter (11/20) (x2)
    • Teaching Evaluations Requested (12/6)
    • Invitation to Campus – Phone call & Email (11/11)
    • Anyone know how many people have been invited to campus? Heard it might be 2 people (2/3)
    • Any updates on this position? Has an offer been made? (2/20)

Rollins College - Religious Studies (VAP)Edit

  • The Department of Religion and Philosophy at Rollins College, a comprehensive liberal arts institution in Winter Park, Florida, invites applications for a 2 year visiting position in Religious Studies, with the possibility that the position may be converted to a tenure-track appointment. This full-time visiting assistant professor position will begin in August 2013. We are seeking a teacher/scholar with academic training in Christianity, who could also offer a variety of courses, which might include New Testament, Religion in America, Religious Ethics, Religion and Literature, Women and Religion, Religion and Science, or an introduction to Islam. Responsibilities: the expected teaching load for this position is six courses, distributed over a two-term academic year.
  • Review of applications will begin Fall 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website: www.rollinsjobs.com.
    • Question: under the listing for additional details on AAR's posting, they selected an option for "Religious commitment/affiliation (bona fide occupational qualification)" as a "Required Attribute" (under Ph.D.). This is surprising for several reasons: (1) Rollins has no religious affiliation; (2) they do not mention anything about religious commitments/affiliations in the actual description; (3) they include "religion" in their non-descrimination policy. My understanding is that a "bona fide occupational qualification" means that they are allowed to discriminate on this basis because it is an essential attribute of the job. So, does anyone have any insight into whether this means they will only hire someone with a religious affiliation and will not consider someone without an affiliation?
    • Is it possible that someone in HR simply clicked the wrong box when posting the ad? Might be worth calling Rollins HR ...?
  • Emailed to schedule AAR interview [posted Oct. 26] x3
  • Any news on this position?
  • Campus invites sent out (12/17). (x2)
  • For those who got campus invites, what are your research areas?
  • Anyone know how many campus invites total?
  • Offer made and accepted.

Saint Anselm College (NH) - Moral Theology Edit

  • Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Roman Catholic Moral Theology beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching courses in moral theology, Scripture, and an interdisciplinary humanities program. A Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Candidates will be interviewed on November 17th and 18th at the AAR meeting in Chicago.
  • Submit a letter of interest, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts with the names of three references no later than October 22, 2012 online to the attention of Dr. Daniel J. Daly, Chair, Department of Theology via http://www.anselm.edu/hr . Letters of recommendation can be emailed in PDF format to the department assistant, Denise Reagan at denreagan@anselm.edu.
  • Any news on this position?
  • E-mail rejection, says a candidate has been selected (1/10)

Saint Joseph's University(PA) - Roman Catholic Systematic TheologyEdit

  • Saint Joseph's University seeks an assistant professor, tenure-track, in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology, subject to Board approval.  Candidates should be thoroughly grounded in the Roman Catholic theological tradition and have an active interest in teaching undergraduates.  Commitment to pedagogical excellence and a strong and viable scholarly agenda are required.
  • Area of teaching interest and research specialization is open, but a focus on doctrine of God, theological anthropology, ecclesiology, sacraments, eschatology, or theology and science would be particularly welcome.  Candidates must be able to teach the core course:  "Faith, Justice and the Catholic Tradition."  Appointment begins August 15, 2013; Ph.D. (or equivalent) or its imminent receipt by the start date is required.
  • Saint Joseph's University is firmly committed to the liberal arts and to a person-centered vision of education.  The university requires theology and religious studies as part of its general education curriculum.
  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.sju.edu by January 15, 2013.  Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and dissertation abstract.  Three references and transcripts should be sent to Shawn M. Krahmer, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Saint Joseph's University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131.  Writing samples, sample syllabi and statements on pedagogy are welcomed.
  • Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit  institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission.  Saint Joseph's University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.
    • Shortlisted for phone interview (2/1) x2
    • 11 have been shortlisted for phone interviews
    • rejection letter received in the mail (2/16)
    • Received call to schedule campus interview (2/21)

Saint Louis University - Systematic/Constructive Theology Edit

  • Saint Louis University, a Jesuit Catholic institution dedicated to education, research, healthcare and service, seeks applicants for a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor in Systematic/Constructive Theology. Successful candidates will be well-versed in the Roman Catholic tradition and be research active in one or more areas of the discipline. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is September 5, 2012 Monday, October 1, 2012. All applications must be made online at jobs.slu.edu and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, and a sample course syllabus. Please have three letters of reference sent by mail to Dr. Jay Hammond, Chairperson, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108-3414. Email recommendations sent to theology@slu.edu.
    • The posting on the AAR Employment Center site has the deadline as October 1, 2012
    • The deadline on SLU's web application portal is also listed as Oct 1.
    • Request for AAR interview via email 10/23.
    • Has anyone received notification that they are no longer being considered?
    • Shortlist has been invited for conference interviews at AAR.
    • Emailed rejection. (11/13) x5.
    • Despite the unhappy news, I am grateful that the search committee quickly contacted those of us who were not shortlisted. More schools need to follow SLU's lead here.
      • Agreed. +2
    • Does anyone know whether they will notify the campus visit short list before Christmas?
    • I heard from a friend that they'll probably notify finalists around Friday, December 14.
      • No news yet (end of the day, 12/14)
      • Perhaps early next week, 12/14)
      • Finalists have been contacted (12/21)
        • Are finalists associate or assistant level? (12/27)
    • Three finalists have appeared on campus for interviews--not sure if an offer has yet been made. (2/12)
    • An offer has been made and accepted.

Saint Louis University - Comparative Theology/Religious Studies (East Asian/Buddhist) Edit

  • Saint Louis University, a Jesuit Catholic institution dedicated to education, research, healthcare and service, announces a tenure-track, assistant professor position for a specialist in Comparative Theology/Religious Studies primary language competence in East Asian/Buddhist religious texts. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The Department of Theological Studies seeks applicants who can enter into conversation with colleagues in Theological Studies. Candidates whose background allows them to address questions of inter-religious relations e.g., Buddhist-Christian/Daoist/Confucian/Shinto, will receive special consideration.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications will be Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Monday, October 1, 2012. All applications must be made online at jobs.slu.edu and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, and a sample course syllabus. Please have three letters of reference sent by mail to Dr. Jay Hammond, Chairperson, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108-3414. Email recommendations sent to theology@slu.edu. Top candidates will be interviewed by invitation only at AAR/SBL in Chicago.
    • The website says the deadline is October 1st - why is September 5th given here?
    • Sept. 5 was the original date given in the ad when it was first posted in July. All extant versions of the ad have now been updated with an Oct. 1 deadline, so the deadline has also been updated above.
    • Any interviews calls or letters of rejection? (10/22)
    • Nothing yet. (10/23) (x2)
    • I got an email on 10/18 saying that I was "among the top candidates" but that they needed answers to some supplemental questions, which were to be emailed back by tomorrow (10/25). The email said that based on the various candidates answers to these questions, a long-list will be made for telephone interivews at the end of October, following which will be made a short-list for campus interviews in early December. The email further said that there would be no AAR interviews.
      • I say bogus. The job ad clearly stated AAR interviews and yet you magically received an email stating otherwise while the rest of the applicant pool hears nothing! I say to you, "among the top candidates," your post is bogus because no search committee would say such a thing, especially this early in the process!
      • "Rest of the applicant pool"? The posters and lurkers here are unlikely to be more than a small fraction of it. And I'm sorry to say, but absence of communication from the search committee is the norm, not the exception. Last year for those jobs that I didn't make the second round I often never heard back at all, and only through the good graces of the people on this site did I learn that things had progressed.
        • This is not my field and I didn't apply for these jobs, but I happen to know several people in the department, and I can confirm, completely independently of what the previous poster has said, that in fact this search is *not* doing AAR interviews (despite the plan stated in the ad -- the systematic theol. search *is* doing AAR interviews, but not Asian Religions), and a short list for phone interviews for Asian Religion search has been developed (as of late last week). The poster who reported the email did not deserve to be attacked for reporting his/her experience (which I know to be accurate from other sources), and I would just suggest this site will work a lot better if everyone is given the benefit of the doubt and addressed with a spirit of generosity. [10/31]
        • A shortlist has been invited for campus interviews.
        • When was the shortlist for campus interviews sent?
        • I don't know. What I do know is that one person has come to campus, and two more are coming before mid-December.
        • Offer has been made and accepted.

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology - Moral TheologyEdit

  • Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology invites applications for a continuing-appointment-track position in Moral Theology in its graduate degree programs, beginning August 2013. Area of specialization is open. AOC should include sexual, medical, and social ethics. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of academic credentials, publication record, and experience. Applicants should hold an STD, STL, or PhD in theology or religious studies (ABD considered) and be thoroughly conversant with and committed to the Catholic moral tradition. Familiarity with other ethical perspectives is desirable. Responsibilities include teaching five courses annually, advisement of students, and service on committees. Saint Meinrad offers faculty competitive salaries, generous support for professional development, and paid sabbaticals every fourth year.
  • Send curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Richard Stern, Moral Theology Search Committee, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577. Applications will be accepted through October 6, 2012. The Mission of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is the initial and ongoing formation of priests, permanent deacons, and lay ministers to minister together effectively in the service of the Roman Catholic Church. www.saintmeinrad.edu
  • Ad posted at AAR.
  • Anything here?

Samford University (AL) - Social Scientific Study of ReligionEdit

  • Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor with expertise in the social scientific study of religion (including sociology, psychology, or anthropology) and an applied focus in some combination of congregations, communities, families, and individuals. The teaching load of three courses per semester will likely include a course in the universitys Core Curriculum and courses in the general areas of congregational studies, faith development, and the candidates field of expertise. Applicants must have the Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Proficiency in grant writing is preferred, especially for collaboration with Samfords Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence in future research and program development. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate their support for Samford's Christian mission. For information on the Department of Religion, see http://howard.samford.edu/religion/.
  • Consideration of applications will begin on Nov. 5, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials by hard copy to Kenneth B. E. Roxburgh, Chair, Department of Religion, 800 Lakeshore Drive, Samford University, Birmingham, AL 35229-2251.
    • Phone interviews completed as of 11/25/2012
    • All campus interviews scheduled as of 11/30/2012

Seattle University - Christian EthicsEdit

  • The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Christian Ethics in the Catholic theological tradition beginning September 2013. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by start date. Teaching competency in Catholic social teaching and Catholic moral theology required. Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence and strong scholarly potential. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in the major and the university core. Opportunities to teach in the graduate School of Theology and Ministry are available. Candidates who can contribute to our interdisciplinary programs in Catholic Studies and Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will engage in department and university service activities and promote interdisciplinary dialogue within the university and the surrounding community.
  • Review begins October 21, 2012.
    • 11/13 - top ten applicants chosen, everyone else got rejection letters.
    • Have any of the top ten who had AAR interviews heard anything? (12/23)

Seton Hill University (PA) - Theology/Religious StudiesEdit

  • Seton Hill University invites applicants for a tenure track faculty position in Systematic Theology and/or Religious Studies at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2013. Responsibilities include undergraduate courses in areas of systematic theology and teaching in support of our certificate program in Pastoral Ministry. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their support of the university's mission, excellence in teaching, and a commitment to scholarly development.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts for graduate and undergraduate studies, a statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research program and samples of work, and 3 current letters of reference to Dr. Michael Arnzen, Chair, Division of the Humanities, Seton Hill University, Greensburg PA 15601-1599. Email: arnzen@setonhill.edu. Electronic submissions are preferred. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012. Initial interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion, and continue until the position is filled.
    • Confirmation of application, and request for Affirmative Action info - by mail. (10/30) (11/14)
    • Confirmation of application by email. Was told that it "could be months" before they make any decisions. (11/2) (x3)
    • AAR interview scheduled by phone (11/14)
    • Rejection for campus visit by email (12/10)
    • Invited to campus by phone (12/7)
    • Very kind, complicated, e-mail rejection ("technically on file"=rejection) (12/14) x3
  • Email notes that Seton will be running a Religious Studies search in 2013 and (some? all?) files will be kept on file for that search.

Skidmore College - Religious Studies (3 yr. VAP)Edit

  • Assistant or Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Three-year position, Fall 2013-Spring 2016. AOS: Open; AOC: Open. Ability to teach courses in non-Abrahamic religions is highly desired. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year. These will include intermediate and advanced courses in candidate's area(s) of expertise as well as introduction to religious studies and theory and method in religious studies. Undergraduate thesis supervision and advising of majors is also expected. The department emphasizes original scholarship as well as lively and engaging teaching. Also highly valued are a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education and an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. PhD desired.
  • Ph.D. preferred, ABD required.
  • To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54644
  • I've been seeing more and more places asking to see graduate transcripts. Is this common in other disciplines? Perhaps it's just more of a sign that it's a buyer's market. 
  • Any news on this job? Interviews?
  • Invitation for a Skype interview (4/1/13)
  • Offer made and accepted (4/18/13)

Southern Methodist University - Christian TheologyEdit

  • Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, seeks a faculty member in Christian Theology #050174. This is a full-time, tenured or tenure-eligible position, with rank open.
  • Position begins with the fall term of 2013. Apply online at www.interfolio.com/apply/11541. To ensure full consideration the application must be submitted by October 31, 2012, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
  • To view the full job description, visit our website at www.smu.edu/Perkins/FacultyAcademics/FacultyOpenings.
    • Confirmation of application and request to fill out Affirmative Action form. (10/9)
    • Received invitation to SMU-Perkins reception at AAR (10/30). Last year many candidates appear to have worked themselves up into a tizzy about this. This just appears as a general invitation to come schmooze. (x5)
    • Any applicants to Perkins here who did *not* receive this "general" invitation to their reception?
      • I did not receive the invitation, but I also applied at the very last minute (10/31) x3
      • I did not apply to this job, so I have no skin in this game. However, I was one of the applicants for last year's EC seach. They invited us all—before interviews had been announced or decided—to the AAR reception, and I must say, it was quite awkward. All the applicants inevitably found each other, and talk quickly turned to things like, "So, I see that you applied for this job too. Ok...How's that going?" What made matters worse was that neither the SC chair nor any members of the SC (as far as I could tell) attended the reception. Talking with other SMU faculty as you do as drinky parties, I quickly learned (as other applicants did) that no really expected our presence, or really knew why we were there. Afterwards, I narrated the event to my confused advisor and other faculty members, who responded with things like, "So, wait. Why were you invited to this thing again?" At any rate, I did not land an interview, and aside from the three free beers (Anchor Porters, at that!) I had while there, the reception was a waste of time. I suppose SMU feels like the invitation is a friendly gesture, but it's one made at the cost of an uncomfortable and perplexing experience. My two cents.
      • Thanks for this perspective. It's outrageous to hear that the SC chair or member did not attend - an invitation like this inevitably raises expectations and that seems deeply careless. Perhaps this weekend will be different.
    • Anyone else have a "wonderful" time at the reception?
    • SMU's "informal" reception interviews are awkward, unprofessional, and unfair to the candidates. They have to put a stop to the practice. It puts the candidates in an impossible situation. They don't know what to do, how to act, or who to speak with. I'm sure SMU believes it's a comfortable, non-threatening environment for introductions, but it's not. Candidates should not have to compete with each other in person, even if, ostensibly, it's only informal. We all know it's never informal. People familar with the powers that be should gently tell them to stop. Also, the AAR should be notified of the practice.
    • Any news? (12/04).
    • The Chair said they are still reviewing application materials (12/05)
    • Don't expect campus interview news until the New Year (12/14).
      • Yes, but don't they have at least phone interviews before scheduling campus interviews?
      • Has anyone had phone interviews? (12/17)
      • As this is open-rank, I suspect they may be pursuing first the tenured faculty who have applied, and if they don't find the right fit, then perhaps they'll move onto those who would be hired at Assistant-level. This may be why nothing is being reported here, because it doesn't seem that Associates are much involved on this site. Or maybe they really haven't made any moves, and it will all come in January. (12/18)
    • Just received very nicely worded rejection email stating that 3 finalists have been invited for campus interviews (01/15) (X3)
    • Agreed, thoughtful rejection letter.
    • Any word on rank of invitees (assistant, associate, etc)?
    • What is happening with this search?!
    • at least two invitees are at assistant level...
    • An offer has been made and accepted

Southern Methodist University - History of ChristianityEdit

  • Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, seeks a faculty member in the History of Christianity #050255, with particular attention in early modern Christianity, preferably the Reformation Period. This is a full-time, tenured or tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant professor.
  • Position begins with the fall term of 2013. Apply online at www.interfolio.com/apply/11540 To ensure full consideration the application must be submitted by October 31, 2012, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
  • To view the full job description, visit our website at www.smu.edu/Perkins/FacultyAcademics/FacultyOpenings.
    • Confirmation of application (10/31).
    • Confirmation of application (11/2). (x2)
    • Has anyone heard anything about this position?
    • They were still "in the process of meeting" on 11/8.
    • Does it normally take this long to draft a short-list of candidates? They've been meeting almost six weeks now. They are praying about it!
    • It does normally take this long.  This is a slow, slow process.  Welcome to the job market. :)
    • Amen! I applied in mid-June. 
    • Email rejection 15 Jan, announcing the SC had selected finalists
    • So did they do first round interviews or jump to the on-campus? 

St. John's University (NY) - Theology and Religious Studies (NTT)Edit

  • One Assistant Professor - Department of Theology and Religious Studies- TF 14-13
  • The Department seeks applications for one non-tenure track position. We seek a scholar with strong interest and ability in undergraduate teaching, facility in the use of technology (including distance learning) and theological specialization in contextual theology, cross cultural theology, or global Christianity. Applicants will be expected to teach "Introduction to Christianity" regularly in addition to more specialized courses.
  • Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree in theology by the time of the hire, evidence of teaching experience,demonstrate potential for publication in refereed journals, and be committed to St. John's mission as a Roman Catholic and Vincentian university.
  • This position is subject to a comprehensive background screen, with employment contingent upon satisfactory results. If access to a University vehicle is required for the position, a DMV check for driving record and valid driver's license is also required.
  • Send letter of application, resume, and three letters of reference to: Christopher Vogt, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, St. John Hall, Room B26-B1, Or email: vogtc@stjohns.edu.
  • Open until filled [posted 1/25/13]
  • Any word on where they are at in their process (confirmation of applications, etc.)?
    • Confirmation of application received on 1/28/2013
    • On-campus interview scheduled 2/18
    • Anyone know how many candidates have been scheduled for on-campus interviews?
    • Four candidates have been scheduled and are currently interviewing 3/6
    • Looks like they moved on this pretty quick. Anyone know if an offer has been made?
    • Offer made and accepted 4/8

St. Thomas University (FL) - Christian EthicsEdit

  • The School of Theology and Ministry at St. Thomas University seeks applicants for a full-time permanent position in Christian ethics at the rank of assistant or associate professor.
  • Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendations sent to facsearch@stu.edu in MS Word or Adobe PDF format only. Review of applicants will begin October 4, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR convention in Chicago in November.
    • Interview request via email (11/9)
    • At the AAR they said they would have phone interviews before Christmas break, but did anyone have one? (12/23)
    • Follow-up interview via Skype in mid-December. Haven't heard back since. I'm guessing that's not good news.

St. Thomas University (FL) - Pastoral MinistriesEdit

  • The School of Theology and Ministry at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, FL, seeks applicants for a full-time faculty position in Pastoral Ministries at the rank of assistant professor for fall 2013.
  • Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, and arrange to have three letters of recommendations sent to facsearch@stu.edu in MS Word or Adobe PDF format only. Review of applicants will begin October 4, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR convention in Chicago in November.
  • Any word on this? 10/28
  • Is this a tenure track position?
    • 11/7: received emailed AAR interview request
    • Position is filled.

Stetson University - Religions of AsiaEdit

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies. Stetson University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in religious studies at the assistant professor level. Candidates should be competent to teach introductory courses in world religions and have a specialty in East Asian or South Asian religious traditions. Candidates who can also teach courses on Islam in Asia are especially encouraged to apply.
    • They have a PhD whose specialization is Hindu devotionalism. Anyone know if this is a "real" search or not?
      • No idea - but hope so.  Acknowledged receipt of materials; request for recommendation letters (12/20)
      • The current Asian religions prof at Stetson was denied tenure, so they are replacing her. It is a real search.
      • Materials received, recommendations letters requested and sent (01/15)
      • Any phone interview invites yet?
      • Phone interview set up for next week (01/19) x4
      • Any news?
      • Campus interviews concluding last week of Feb.
      • Offer extended and accepted (3/6)
        • Congrats! May I ask your AOS?
        • Thank you!  My AOS is Tibetan Buddhism.

Stony Brook University -- Tenure Track Position in Judaic StudiesEdit

  • Applicants should have an active research program in Jewish history, thought, religion, or culture, preferably in the modern or early modern period and preferably focusing on Europe or the Middle East.
  • The successful candidate will be appointed in the department most appropriate to his or her area of specialization; possible departments include, but are not limited to, History; Sociology; Philosophy; European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Asian and Asian-American Studies; and Cultural Analysis and Theory.
  • Applicants should provide a state employment application, CV, a representative research sample, evidence of teaching ability, and three letters of recommendation to be submitted online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2169 . For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by December 14, 2012.
  • Paper submissions to: Judaic Studies Search, History Department, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-4348.

Temple University - Indian ReligionsEdit

  • The Temple University Department of Religion seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professorship in the area of Indian religions, primarily Buddhism and Hinduism. The eventual appointee will contribute to the Department’s graduate program by regularly teaching the seminars “Foundations in Hinduism” and “Foundations in Indian Buddhism,” mentoring students working in these and related traditions, and possessing demonstrated methodological commitments to the fields of religious studies, Asian studies, and/or philosophy. On the undergraduate level, the position will provide instructional coverage of advanced courses such as “Religions of India” and “Yoga and Tantric Mysticism” and interdisciplinary courses in Temple’s General Education Program. The ideal candidate must possess scholarly excellence, an active research agenda, excellent teaching skills, and a doctoral degree at the time of appointment.
  • The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. The Department of Religion offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees and serves a talented and diverse student body in the city of Philadelphia.
  • Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of excellence in teaching and research, and a copy of their graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation to Gayle Schooley at gaylehs@temple.edu. The deadline for application materials is November 5, 2012.
  • Anyone heard anything back from Temple?
    • after initial acknowledgement of receipt on 10/8, nothing. (11/10)
    • Any news? (11/13)
    • Nope. Anyone know if they're doing AAR interviews? (11/13)
    • Any news about the skype interviews? 12/7
    • Can anyone confirm if interview requests/invitations have been made?? (1/7/13)
    • Emailed the Department and was told that they were in the process of interviewing candidates (1/28/13)
    • They already seem to have interviewed some applicants and also sent some rejection letters.
    • Job extended and accepted (by a scholar of Tibetan Buddhism).

Texas College - ReligionEdit

Texas College seeks applicants for full-time, faculty position in Religion beginning Fall 2013. Texas College is a four-year, coeducational, private, liberal arts institution. It is located in Tyler, Texas, less than 2 hours from Dallas and Shreveport. Its mission is to ensure that the student body experiences balanced, intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual development, aimed at enabling them to become active productive members of society where they live and work.

The College offers 12 baccalaureate degree programs within four divisions. Majors may be declared in: Biology, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Mathematics, Music, Religion, Social Work, and Sociology. The College offers two associate of arts degrees in Early Childhood Education and General Studies.

A doctorate degree is required.

Applicants should send letter of intent, curriculum vita, Texas College employment application and copies of transcripts to the address below.

  • The employment application and other employment opportunities are available under "Employment "on the Texas College web site at http://www.texascollege.edu/.
  • Posted July 31, 2013: LINK

Texas Lutheran University - Historical TheologyEdit

  • Full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Theology and Philosophy, to begin August 2013. We seek candidates who meet the following requirements:
Ph.D. or Th.D. in historical theology; (ABD considered)
Competency in church history, Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, and creeds and confessions
Commitment to excellence in the teaching and advising of undergraduate students
Commitment to continued professional development and a willingness to develop a broad teaching competency within the discipline of theology
Ability to work collegially with other faculty members in the department and across campus
Affirmation of the mission ofTexasLutheranUniversity, a nationally-recognized institution of the liberal arts and sciences in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA)
  • Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers), and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted separately. While electronic submissions are preferred, paper documents will be accepted. Dr. Philip Ruge-Jones, Chair, Department of Theology and Philosophy, TexasLutheranUniversity, 1000 W. Court St.,Seguin, TX 78155. Phone: 830-372-6067; Email: theologysearch@tlu.edu
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will close December 1, 2012.
    • I know it is early, but has anybody heard anything about this position?
    • Nope. I was coming on here to ask the same thing. (12/7)
    • Two weeks later - any movement on this position?
    • I applied in mid November, have not received any news as of yet. (12/22)
    • phone interview scheduled (12/22)
  • Offer made and accepted (by someone else).
    • Any notion of the specific field?

Trinity College (CT) - History of Christian Thought Edit

  • Trinity College, a non-sectarian liberal arts college, Department of Religion invites applicants for a fulltime, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, in the HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN THOUGHT.
  • Candidates must have completed their Ph.D., and present some teaching experience. The person filling this position will offer undergraduate courses in the areas of the history of Christian thought and Christian ethics, past and present. The primary period of training may be in any one of the following areas: Patristic Fathers, Medieval, Reformation, Enlightenment, Modern, Contemporary, and/or Post-Modern, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach a course in American Religious History. Secondary fields may include European religious history, world Christianity, and/or specialized approaches such as Liberation Theology, Feminist Theology, or Process Theology. The college has a five-course annual load, which is reduced to four each for the first two years for beginning faculty. The college also offers ample opportunity and support for scholarly research.
  • For full consideration, send a letter of application (including a statement of research and teaching interests), CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, sample of scholarly writing, and at least three letters of reference to Prof. Ronald C. Kiener, Chair, Department of Religion, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106. All application materials are due by October 15, 2012. EOE/AA. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The Department of Religion's web page may be accessed at: www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/Religion.
    • 9/28/12 This posting disappeared from the AAR listing. Anyone know if the search has been cancelled?
      • Just e-mailed the department chair to ask.
      • And, a mere five minutes later, I got a reply. The search is still open.
      • Does anyone know if they'll be interviewing at AAR/SBL?
  • Received a letter in the mail acknowledging receipt of application (10/20/12) (x3, 10/30/12)
  • AAR interview request by telephone (10/31/12) x 6
    • For those who received requests for interviews: given the broad nature of the posting, what area(s) do you specialize in? (11/2)
    • Early Christianity (11/8) (x2)
  • Emailed rejection. 170+ applicants. (11/6) x7
    • Stunned that I did not get called for an interview. (x4)
    • If you're stunned, you must be new to the job market. It's not equitable, it's not objective, and it's not predictible. Rather, it's capricious, driven by politics and institutional factors beyond your control. Nothing in the job market will surprise you once you realize that fact. Also, you're up against 170 applicants. Do you really think you stand out so clearly against, say 30 stellar applicants? It's time to temper expectations: the market's flooded with talent. Expect nothing.
    • Surprised as well. It would be helpful to know the specializations of those interviewed.(x2)
    • And I was surprised that I was called for an interview: selecting 10-15 to interview out of 170 seems a daunting task, however you cut it. My own specialization is historically very broad (though with an ancient focus) but constructive in method.
    • I think a lot of people were stunned. I think part of it is that this job ad was designed so vaguely that everyone was able to read themselves into it. I think people actually trained to teach "American religious history" have the most cause to be stunned. That criterion in particular made this ad very weird. It seems that they didn't really know what they wanted. (agreed!)
    • Yep ... It seems to me that they may have advertised for a generalist but wound up with something more specialized in mind, at least by the time they were evaluating apps. If it's American church history or patristics, I can understand my not making the cut.
    • I believe there was an implicit emphasis on be able to teach. Although vague in description a further read of the school shows that all the faculty members teach a variation of this course (sounds like its a required course that every faculty member needs to be able to jump into teach)
  • Has anyone else just not heard anything? I just received my confirmation letter (dated 10/11, but sent 11/5) and have not yet received my rejection email or a phone call. (11/8)
    • I have not been invited for an interview or received a rejection letter, but I did receive a confirmation letter some time ago. (11/8)
    • I did not even receive a confirmation letter. Submitted around 10/10. (11/11).
    • Any news post-AAR? (11/28).
    • they told me it would be at least two weeks before I would hear back from them about an on campus visit (that's *if* I made it to the next round). I'm not expecting to hear anything until at least Monday. (11/29)
    • still waiting... (12-3)
    • email from chair: didn't get on campus interview (x3)
    • Campus Interview (x2) (please remember to include the date you posted this)
    • offer made and accepted

Union Presbyterian Seminary - Church HistoryEdit

  • Union Presbyterian Seminary, a theological institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is seeking an Assistant Professor of History, competent to teach the history of Christianity from the second century through the sixteenth. Possible areas of specialization include Christianity in antiquity, medieval or late medieval Christianity and/or early Reformation Christianity. Methodological approaches could include intellectual and theological history, popular piety and religious experience, material culture and art history, social history, or political theory.
  • The candidate teaches in all degree programs, including the Ph.D. He or she holds a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and is committed to effective teaching and expert scholarship. The candidate demonstrates significant promise for future development as a historian of Christianity. Able to articulate in a compelling manner the challenges of historical analysis, the candidate equips students to interpret their own Christian traditions. The individual aspires to personal integrity, is enthusiastic about the entire mission of the church, and participates actively in the life and work of a congregation, preferably Presbyterian or Reformed. The professor is committed to the history of Christianity as an ecumenical venture undertaken within a broad global context.
  • This full-time, tenure-track appointment is scheduled to begin July 1, 2013. The search committee will commence its review of applications by October 15. A preliminary set of interviews with a select number of candidates is anticipated at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November 2012. To be considered for this position, send a letter of application, CV, and the names of four references to Ms. April Swofford, administrative assistant to the Academic Dean (Richmond) of Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227 (application materials may also be submitted electronically: aswofford@upsem.edu). For more information, see the UPSem Web site: http://www.upsem.edu .
    • Confirmation of receipt and to inform that the SC wants recommendation letters sent for all candidates (10/4).
    • Did you receive this confirmation via email? (10/29)
    • I am not sure about the above candidate, but when I submitted application electronically (early Oct), I immediately received an email stating that the SC wanted recommendation letters from all candidates. (10/30)
    • Yes, this confirmation/request was by email (OP). (10/31)
    • AAR/SBL interview request via email. (11/1) x4
    • Rejection by e-mail (2 Nov) x5
    • Email Notification - Was Not Invited to Campus Interview (12/20) (x2)
  • Any word on whether campus interviews have been set? x1
  • Yes, they have been set. One has already taken place. three more to come in the next 1.5 weeks. 
  • Received rejection by phone (3/8). Offer has been made to someone else. 
  • offer made and accepted 3/13 Congratulations!

University of Alabama - Modern Middle East/Islam Edit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Modern Middle East/Islam beginning August 2013. At the time of hire, a Ph.D. or equivalent in the academic study of religion or relevant related area is required. The position is a joint appointment in Religious Studies and History that carries a 2/2 teaching load, with one of those courses per year taught in the Department of History.
  • The successful candidate's research will be grounded in the academic study of the Modern Middle East/Islam (19th century-present). Secondary specialization is open broadly to such topics as Islamic history and global development. Knowledge/fluency in language(s) appropriate to the candidate's field of study is expected. The successful candidate will be conversant in theoretical approaches to Islam within the academic study of religion as well as history.
  • Applicants should demonstrate promise toward an active and ongoing research agenda, a record of teaching excellence, and the ability to contribute to the life of an academic department in the areas of service and citizenship. All faculty in REL contribute to teaching the Introductory course as well as more specialized upper-level seminars.
  • The Department of Religious Studies (http://www.as.ua.edu/rel/) is an undergraduate degree-granting unit while the Department of History (http://history.ua.edu/) grants undergraduate and graduate degrees, providing the successful applicant the possibility of supervising graduate work.
  • Review of applications will begin Wednesday, October 31, 2012 and continue until the position is filled, with the possibility of meeting representatives of the search committee at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Chicago. Applicants are required to apply online (http://facultyjobs.ua.edu), submitting a cover letter, C.V., a 1-2 page statement on research and teaching, and an academic writing sample not to exceed 30 pages. A dossier with at least three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Professor Merinda Simmons,
 Chair, Middle East/Islam Search,
Department of Religious Studies, 
212 Manly Hall, P.O. Box 870264,
 University of Alabama,
 Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0264. Direct any inquiries to merinda.simmons@ua.edu
    • Interview request for AAR (11/7)
    • Any new news on this search? (11/20)
    • Friend has an on-campus interview
    • Any updates? (2/17)
    • Offer made and accepted (3/4)

University at Albany (SUNY) - Eastern Mediterranean Religion Edit

  • The History Department of the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level for a candidate whose research is focused on some aspect of religion in the Eastern Mediterranean (including the Balkans) from 600 to 1800 C.E., with scholarly proficiency in Greek and Arabic or Turkish. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first half of a Western Civilization or World History survey, and upper level courses in Byzantine history, the history of Islam, and the history of the Middle East, as well as more specialized graduate seminars.
  • Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=34169
  • A review of applications will start on October 15, 2012 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented History 2012-13 and African/Middle East History 2012-13

University of California, Davis - Early IslamEdit

  • Tenure-track faculty position in early Islam.
  • Research specialization within this area is open, and may include areas such as the formation of the discursive fields of jurisprudence, traditions, commentary, theology, or philosophy in the Islamic world, the production and early history of the Qur’an, the reception of classical literature in early Islamic culture, and/or the formation of Islam within the religious world of late antiquity; candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work in areas already represented in the UC Davis program will be preferred. The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate courses in Qur’an, the history of Islam, and Religious Studies broadly conceived, as well as specialized courses in early Islam at the graduate level.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, one publication or professional paper and three (3) letters of recommendation through the online application form found at: recruit.ucdavis.edu.
  • For full consideration applications should be received by October 15, 2012. The position is open until filled.
    • News from a friend. 75 apps. 8 people longlisted.
    • offer made and accepted

University of California at Santa Barbara - North American ReligionsEdit

  • Tenure-track position in the history of North American Religions. Ph.D. in hand is expected at the time of appointment.
  • The successful candidate will have research expertise in the period between the Revolutionary and First World Wars and more general teaching expertise in American religious history.
  • To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Chair of the Search Committee at: americanreligionssearch@religion.ucsb.edu
  • Complete applications received by November 5, 2012 will receive full review.
    • Contacted 11/9 to interview at the AAR. (x2)
    • Any word on campus interviews yet? (12/15)
    • Campus interview request, 12/19
    • Who got the job? Can you tell us?
    • Rejection email received 4/1
    • Offer made. 
    • Offer accepted (4/1)

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity - University Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Hindu Studies Edit

  • Applications are invited from candidates with relevant expertise in Hindu Religion, Philosophy and Culture for a University Lectureship or Senior Lectureship (Grade 9, £37,382- £47,314 and Grade 10 £50,186- £53,233) in Hindu Studies.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research of the highest quality, to contribute to the teaching and training of both graduate and undergraduate students, and to play a key role in the collaborative development of the field in the University.
  • Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 October 2013 or 1 January 2014. The appointment will be subject to five years' probation.
  • Further particulars and an application form (CHRIS/6 http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/ ) are available from the Administrative Officer in the Faculty of Divinity (tel: (01223) 763002; e-mail: faculty-office@divinity.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent by 17 May 2013. The further particulars can also be found at http://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/news-and-events/vacancies. Additional information on the Faculty is available at: http://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/
  • Closing Date: Friday 17 May 2013
  • Request for additional application materials via e-mail (31 May)

University of Chicago Divinity School - Environmental Ethics Edit

  • The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment for a new, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Environmental Ethics. A candidate for this position should be qualified to teach and direct research in Environmental Ethics (e.g., the value of and duties towards biotic, non-living realities, and ecosystems, environmental criticism, animal rights, food ethics, the ethics of consumption, etc.). The candidate must exhibit a broad knowledge of the field of religious ethics (comprising theological, political, philosophical, and comparative inquiry), a command of issues in moral theory central to environmental ethics, the ability to engage materials in the physical and/or biological sciences, and a coherent and creative agenda for research and publication. Religious tradition(s) and primary focus of scholarly expertise are open. The candidate should also have the ability and desire to work with the University’s Program on the Global Environment.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of candidates will commence on October 1, 2012. Application should be made online, at tinyurl.com/d5txyrm.
    • Any news at all? (11/16)
    • Nothing yet, sadly (11/28).  Anyone? Nada. (12/4) Chicago apparently has a bit of a gong-show on the go, but disguises it as careful consideration.
    • I heard through the grapevine that the search is moving forward and they are going to schedule on-campus interviews for their winter quarter (12/10)
    • Do you know if they have already done preliminary interviews?  Or are they going straight to on-campus interviews? (12/12) <--No, sounds like they are going straight to on-campus (12/13)
    • Any more news on this one? Nothing... (1/2)...Still nothing? Any insiders have any information? (1/10)
    • Skype interview request via email (1/18) <--Anyone confirm this? Have they scheduled campus interviews?
    • Two scholars invited to campus (as of 4/1)

University of Chicago Divinity School - Professor of Theology (Open Rank) Edit

  • Continuation of search run last year (see Religious Studies 2011-2012)
  • The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment in Theology. Rank and salary are open. Area of specialization is likewise open, but candidates should be able to contribute theologically to the disciplined conversations that constitute the academic study of religion. This means that candidates should be engaged in constructive, creative work that shapes the conversation in academic theology, that they should be critically conversant with the history of theology, and that their work should be situated within the wider intellectual conversation of the University.
  • The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research University. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in 10 different areas of study, and masters level students in M.A. and M.Div. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Search has been extended into a second year; new review of candidates will commence on September 15, 2012.
    • anyone heard anything on this one; perhaps, e.g., a request for reference letters?
    • Nothing (10/31) (x2), nothing here either (11/6) (x1), nothing (11/7) (x2), nothing (11/17). Nothing here either (11/30). Time is ticking by... Hmmm... want to work somewhere that, for some reason (s), never completes this task?
    • It's a slow process. These things take a lot of time for all sorts of reasons.  And yes, of course you want to work here. Otherwise you wouldn't be checking. :)  Checking to see how far this 'black humor' will continue, not for a job : -) Yes, I am bored and need a laugh!
    • Nothing 01/05.
    • (01/09) News that three candidates invited for on-campus interviews in the Winter quarter. (x3 1/14)
    • Any word on the rank for the searches (assistant or associate, etc); or do the candidates mind sharing assumed rank?
    • All the candidates were associate or full professors. (1/15).
    • Search Failed (4/9)
    • Unsurprisingly, there is a stalemate between rigourous scholarship and seeking politically correct agendas.
    • Seriously? Two years in a row that this search failed?  U Chicago, perhaps it is time for new leadership if you can't even manage to hire faculty competently.

University of Dublin, Trinity College - Assistant Professor of Religious StudiesEdit

  • Applications are invited for a five year appointment based in the Department of Religions and Theology, within the School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics. Candidates should have a PhD in the following areas: classical authors in the study of religion, current debates on religion and modernity, individualisation of religious traditions, religious freedom as a human right, the origin of the world religions in the axial age, and/or the influence of monotheism on the cultural development of Europe and the West. The appointee will teach undergraduate courses from year 1-4 on methodology of and classical authors in the study of religion, on religion in secular society, and collaborate in postgraduate courses within the School. A demonstrable track record in, and current plan for, research activity is required at the intersection of religious studies, philosophy, sociology and theology. The person appointed will also be expected to contribute to administrative duties in the Department
  • Application Due Date: 12 Noon on Thursday 30th August 2012. Apply at jobs.tcd.ie.
    • Rejection email received 10/4/12
    • Offer made, offer accepted.
      • congrats!

University of Dublin, Trinity College - Loyola Professor of Catholic Theology (Loyola Institute)Edit

  • Trinity College, Dublin is seeking to appoint a theologian of international reputation to the Loyola Chair of Catholic Theology, located in the newly established Loyola Institute. The successful candidate will have a strong and significant interest in advancing education and research in the Catholic theological tradition, a history of scholarly achievement and a commitment to on-going research. He or she will be tasked with the mission of the Loyola Institute to engage in considered academic reflection on Christian faith, social justice and contemporary culture. Vision and leadership skills will be particularly important for the task of building up the academic programme of the Loyola Institute. The post offers an exciting opportunity to provide innovative academic leadership in research and teaching in the Catholic theological tradition, and to exercise a leading role in building up the academic activity of this Institute in its foundation years.
  • Informal enquiries are welcome and may be made to the Director of the Institute: Dr. Cornelius Casey, e-mail: cocasey@tcd.ie
  • For further information and to apply: http://www.tcd.ie/hr/vacancies/

University of Dublin, Trinity College - Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology (Loyola Institute)Edit

  • Post Status: Permanent (= Tenure after three year probationary period)
  • Department/Faculty: Loyola Institute, Confederal School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Location: Main campus
  • Salary: Appointment will be made at a maximum of the 10th point of theLecturer salary scale in line with current Government pay policy
  • Closing Date: 12 Noon on Friday, 1st March, 2013
  • The successful candidate is expected to be in position by the 1st September 2013
  • Applications are invited for a permanent full-time position in Systematic Theology in the Catholic tradition based in the newly established Loyola Institute within the Confederal School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin.
  • The successful candidate will have a track record of publication and teaching in key areas of theological thinking in the Catholic tradition, such as philosophical and theological approaches to God, Christian Anthropology, Christology, Trinitarian theology, and treatments of modernity in 19th and 20th century Catholic theology. He/She will contribute to the mission of the Loyola Institute to engage in academic reflection on the interaction between Christian faith, social justice and contemporary culture and have experience in interdisciplinary collaboration with philosophy and the individual sciences.
  • Duties will include teaching and supervision from undergraduate to postgraduate levels as well as sharing in the administrative duties in the life of the Institute and the School. The successful candidate will have an active international research profile and a current research plan, and show evidence of creative and effective teaching.
  • For further information and to apply: http://www.tcd.ie/hr/vacancies/
  • rejection email (27 March) (x3)

University of Hawaii at Manoa - Hawaiian and Polynesian ReligionsEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Religion, Position number 82205, University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Religion, full-time, 9-month, tenure track, to begin August 1, 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in religion, including Hawaiian and Polynesian Religions.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field with a specialization in Hawaiian religion (ABD considered); demonstrated ability for effective teaching or its promise; an articulated research agenda; proficiency in Hawaiian language. Desirable Qualifications: Familiarity with a second Pacific Island religion; working relationships with various cultural and religious communities in Hawaii.
  • To Apply: Send letter of application addressing minimum and desirable qualifications; transcripts of graduate work (copies are acceptable, however official transcripts will be required at time of hire); curriculum vitae; and a minimum of three letters of recommendation to: Michel Mohr, Chair, Department of Religion, Sakamaki A-311, University of Hawaii, 2530 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822. On-line/E-mail applications will not be accepted.
  • Inquiries: Michel Mohr 808-956-4206. Continuous recruitment: Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Assistant Professor in HinduismEdit

  • The Department of Religion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Hinduism. Ph.D. or equivalent with a specialization in Hinduism required by position target start date, 16 August 2013. Research area is open, although proficiency in Sanskrit is required and knowledge of other relevant languages is desired. The successful candidate should offer evidence of outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Ability to develop introductory-level courses in Hinduism, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses with broad appeal is essential. Creative use of instructional technology is highly desired. Salary is competitive.
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application (interest); CV; contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references; graduate transcripts; one or two representative writing samples; statement of teaching and research interests; and teaching evaluations if available. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.
  • Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 22 October 2012. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Initial interviewing will be conducted at American Academy of Religion convention in Chicago.
    • Acknowledgment of Application (10/24)
    • Any updates? (11/13)
    • Received email invitation to interview at AAR (11/12)
    • any news about the campus visit? They seem to have done for the Islam position, though.
    • Campus visit scheduled (12/7)x2
    • official rejection email received - mentions that an offer has been made (1/2)
    • Was told following campus interview that an offer could be made starting 2/11.  Anyone receive an offer yet?
    • offered !

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Islamic StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Religion at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies. Ph.D. or equivalent with a specialization in Islam required by target start date, 16 August 2013. Research area is open, but knowledge of classical Islamic thought and texts is required. The successful candidate should offer evidence of outstanding scholarly potential and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Creative use of instructional technology is highly desirable. Salary is competitive.
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application; CV; contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references; graduate transcripts; one or two representative writing samples; statement of teaching and research interests; and teaching evaluations if available. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.
  • Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by 22 October 2012. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date, although no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Initial interviewing will be conducted at American Academy of Religion convention in Chicago.
    • Interview at AAR (11/6). x2
    • Campus invites have gone out to people from the same University (3 out of the 4). They are courting people from a particular institution. Good luck. It's a pretty fractured department so you want to please. This is the third year. 
    • heard from a friend that he was offered the job (12/26)

University of Kansas - Religious Studies (concentration in Judaism)Edit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at KU invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or tenured Associate Professor position in the field of Judaism. The appointment is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2013. The research specialization is open in terms of historical period and disciplinary approach. However, we are especially interested in candidates whose research incorporates developments in Europe from the late medieval to modern periods. Candidates should demonstrate expertise in languages relevant to the specific area of research and competence in classical Hebrew. Teaching competence is expected in the diversity of Jewish thought and practice.
  • Candidates should be conversant in approaches and methods central to the academic study of religion, and be committed to incorporating these perspectives into their classes. Commitment to the study of religion as pursued in a state university, a program of continuing research and publication, and teaching excellence are expected. Ph.D. or ABD in the field of Judaism is expected by the start date of appointment. University teaching experience desirable (which may include Teaching Assistantships). For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure all of the above are required, plus an established record of publications, excellence in teaching, and professional service commensurate with KU standards for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
  • Initial review of applications will begin October 15, 2012, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Preliminary interviews with select candidates will be held at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Chicago, November, 17-20, 2012) or by telephone/Skype. For the online application go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position 00003223. Applications shall include a cover letter summarizing the candidate's existing research, future research goals, and teaching experience and interests; a curriculum vitae; and a teaching statement. Three confidential letters of reference should be sent separately by regular mail or pdf email attachment (signed) to Prof. Daniel Stevenson, Judaism Search, Department of Religious Studies, 1300 Oread Avenue, 109 Smith Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045; Phone: (785) 864-4341. Email: dbsteve@ku.edu.
    • Also posted at Jewish Studies 2012-2013
    • anybody heard anything from them?
    • from the Jewish Studies page - 1 x interview at AAR

University of Louisville - Islamic StudiesEdit

  • The University of Louisville invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Humanities in Islamic Studies with a focus on religion and culture. Candidates must be qualified to teach Islamic religion, thought, and culture within an interdisciplinary humanities program. Area of specialization is open and may include the history of Islamic thought and movements, theories of religion, art and material culture, and/or gender and religion. Expertise in Islamic textual traditions and in Islam in the global context is especially desirable. Teaching load is four semester courses per year (2/2) and will include classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be asked to contribute to a Global area within the Humanities Ph.D. program and interdisciplinary programs in Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, and/or Pan-African Studies. Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. by June, 2013, evidence of teaching experience, and a record of research and publications.
  • Deadline November 1, 2012. Submit application at https://highereddecisions.com/hedcs/current_vacancies.asp
    • Anyone heard anything? (11/13) No (11/13)
    • Request for transcripts (11/20)
    • Phone interviews scheduled for mid-December (12/1)
    • Any update on this search?
    • offer made and accepted (3/3).

University of Miami (FL) - Chinese ReligionsEdit

  • Tenure-track position in Chinese Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2013.
  • The successful candidate will have (1) research expertise in Buddhism or Daoism and competence in other religions in China, including popular folk sects and new religious movements; (2) the ability to place Chinese religions in the contemporary global context; and (3) preparation in methods and theories of the study of religion.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching at a private, multicultural, non-sectarian research university should accompany solid scholarly potential and an ability to interact with and contribute to disciplines outside religious studies (e.g., political science, international studies, and modern languages and literatures). Completed Ph.D. by July 2013 is required, and a record of prior teaching, academic publications, and conference presentations is highly desirable.
  • A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically by November 1, 2012, to Stephen Sapp, Search Chair, at the following e-mail address: Chinesereligionssearch@miami.edu. Members of the committee will interview prospective candidates at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago.
    • email RE: AAR interview 11/6
    • rumor mill-- they are looking to hire a woman for this position
    • Is this rumor based on anything more than the observation that the department as stands is 90% men?
    • 11.26 - Email invitation for a Skype interview this week. This is after having already had an AAR interivew. Apparently the full search committe could not be at the AAR, and they are doing these Skype interviews before settling on the short list.
    • Wait, are you saying you were interviewed twice? Once at AAR and again by Skype? I'm confused.
    • Thats right - once at AAR, and now again by Skype. I should add that I do not know if this is something somehow particular to me or only a few people, or they are doing to this as a kind of "medium-list" in between the long and the short. So I don't think that not being asked for a Skype interview necessarily means anything at this point. But who knows, really.
    • It totally means something--even just getting chosen for an AAR interview means something. Good luck and best wishes!!
    • Got a phone call for a campus interview 12/7 (x3)
    • Just out of curiosity, did anyone get a campus interview who did *not* have a Skype interivew subsequent to the AAR interview?
    • Nope.
    • offer made, offer accepted.

University of Mississippi - Jewish StudiesEdit

  • Department of Philosophy and Religion invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position with the title of Assistant Professor of Religion, beginning August 2013. A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2013, with a specialty in Jewish Studies. The candidate will be able to develop upper-level courses consistent with expertise and interests. The candidate will also be responsible for Introduction to Religion which is a survey of various world traditions as well as Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. Teaching load is 3/3 at the undergraduate level, with expectations of excellent teaching, continued research, and university service.
  • Review of applications begins immediately and the position will remain open until an adequate applicant pool is reached. To ensure consideration for an interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago, complete application is due by November 1, 2012. Applicants must complete an on-line application at http://jobs.olemiss.edu.
  • Has anyone heard anything on this opening yet? Silence on my end.
  • nothing yet (11/10; x2) (11/12 x1)

University of North Carolina Asheville - Asst. Professor of Religious StudiesEdit

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ASHEVILLE invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in indigenous, diasporic, and/or earth-centered religions to begin August 2013.
  • UNC Asheville is the only designated liberal arts institution within the sixteen campus UNC system, and is located in the culturally rich and religiously diverse setting of the city of Asheville in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Department of Religious Studies was organized as a new academic unit in August 2009, and the person appointed to this position will become the third full-time member of the departmental faculty, complementing existing strengths in American religion and the religions of Asia (affiliated faculty in other departments offer courses in Jewish studies, Islam, Greek and Roman religions, and the sociology of religion). More information about the department is available at religiousstudies.unca.edu.
  • A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or closely related field is required, as is a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching (twelve hours per semester). Preference will be given to candidates with methodological expertise in social scientific approaches to the study of religion and whose research and teaching competencies will encourage collaboration with interdisciplinary programs such as Africana Studies and/or Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
  • Candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and other supporting materials to Dr. Rodger Payne/ Chair, Religious Studies Search Committee/ 141 Zageir Hall, CPO# 2860/ The University of North Carolina Asheville/ One University Heights/ Asheville, NC 28804-8520. Deadline for receipt of all materials is October 12; prearranged interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL annual meeting in Chicago.
    • 11/8 email invitation for AAR interview
    • 11/12 email requesting referees letters for further consideration
    • 12/9 very quiet here... re 11/12 above, letters were required with original materials, no?
    • Skype interview within the past two weeks

University of North Carolina Greensboro - IslamEdit

  • The Religious Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Islam. We expect to fill the position at the rank of Assistant Professor, although experienced candidates may also be considered for appointment at the Associate rank. The area of specialization is open. However, a demonstrated research and teaching interest in Islam and gender is particularly desirable. The occupant of this position may occasionally teach a course cross-listed with the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
  • The Department emphasizes a liberal arts approach to religious studies. Along with this conceptual orientation, evidence of excellence in teaching undergraduates will positively influence our deliberations. The successful candidate will teach general and specialized courses in Islam and should expect to occasionally teach REL 101: Introduction to Religious Studies. The teaching load is 3/2 per year (for research active faculty). The successful candidate should anticipate receipt of a Ph.D. by August 1, 2013.
  • Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three names for letters of reference (in hard copy only) to Gregory Price Grieve, 109 Foust Bldg., UNCG, Greensboro, NC 27402; gpgrieve@uncg.edu. Letters of recommendation and transcripts will only be requested of the finalists.
  • Asked for letters of recommendation and transcripts by email (10/28) x5
  • Has anyone actually scheduled an AAR interview?
  • -->Yes, AAR interview request 11/9.
  • --> No, I assume they would have contacted applicants by now if they were going to schedule an interview for AAR. (11/14) x1
  • Has anyone who can't attend AAR been offered a skype interview?
    • Not as of 11/30
    • Skype interview on 11/25
  • Does anyone know if the first round of interviews are over?
  • Invitation for on-campus interview by email (12/20)
  • Search finalized. Internal candidate hired

University of North Dakota - Religious Studies (1 yr. Asst. Prof.)Edit

  • The Department of Philosophy and Religion invites applications for a one-year Assistant Professor (non-tenure track) position, effective August 2013. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. AOS: Global Christianity with any combination of: Contemporary Christianity; Post-colonial Theory and Religion; Gender, Sexuality and Religion; or Methods in Religious Studies. AOC: Any combination of Death and Dying; Hebrew Bible; New Testament; or World Religions. Candidates who already hold a PhD preferred, but ABD candidates will also be considered. Teaching experience is required. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The deadline for applications has been extended to March 28, 2013.
  • For full consideration, candidates should submit a complete dossier, including: CV, three letters of recommendation (at least one of which ought to address teaching), a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and a writing sample to: Dr. Charles William Miller, Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Dakota, Merrifield Hall Room 201, 276 Centennial Drive, Stop 7128, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7128. For more information, please call 701.777.2705, or send an email to: charles.miller2@und.edu.
  • For more information about the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the University of North Dakota, and the Grand Forks, ND community, visit: http://arts-sciences.und.edu/philosophy-religion/. The Department of Philosophy and Religion seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • Offer made and accepted (April 30, 2013).

University of Notre Dame - Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies Edit

  • The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Liturgical Studies at the rank of assistant professor.
  • While broad familiarity with the field of liturgical studies is a must, the successful candidate will have particular expertise in the field of sacramental theology and cognate fields, such as ritual studies.
  • Please submit letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Professor J. Matthew Ashley, Chair, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Electronic submissions are welcome, at theodept@nd.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any word on this? (10/28)
  • No news (10/29)
    • Still nothing from Notre Dame, but I have heard from multiple sources that an offer will be made to a preferred candidate (11/8)
  • Has anyone interviewed with Notre Dame or heard any news about this position? (11/30)
  • One candidate has given a job talk  (11/29)
  • Any updates? Has an offer been extended and accepted? (12/20)
  • Received rejection letter by mail; letter indicated that position has been filled. (02/14)

University of Pennsylvania - Religion and Community, Modern South Asia (1600-present) Edit

  • The Department of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor in the field of religion and community in modern South Asia (1600-present). Candidates may have expertise in any religious tradition, but should be familiar with the broad spectrum of religious life in modern South Asia. Disciplinary orientation is open. The candidate should have mastery of South Asian languages relevant to his or her tradition and/or region of focus.
  • The successful applicant will display demonstrable excellence in undergraduate teaching, as well as the ability to supervise graduate students working in diverse religious traditions and with a range of disciplinary orientations. We especially encourage applicants who are conversant across disciplines.
  • Applications will be reviewed starting November 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, representative writing samples/publications, sample syllabi for both graduate and undergraduate courses, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Applicants should mention in their cover letter whether they are planning to attend any of the following annual meetings this fall: the American Academy of Religion, the American Anthropological Association, or the Madison South Asia Conference.
    • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2012-2013
      • Not sure how you do anthropology from 1600-present. Does anyone know what they are looking for?
    • Letters of recommendation requested: 11/4/2012. (X1)
    • Long short list created; Penn will not be interviewing at the AAR. (11/12)
    • Five candidates have been invited to a campus visit. (1/25)
    • Did anyone get a personalised rejection letter saying how much the Committee enjoyed reading your writing? The evolution of the literary genre of rejection letters is freaking me out! (1/29) x2
    • are the job talks listed somewhere?

University of San Diego - Comparative/Interreligious Theology Edit

  • Open rank, tenure-track position in comparative or interreligious theology. The ideal candidate will have a broad training in Christian theology as well as significant graduate-level training in at least one other religious tradition.
  • To apply, go to www.sandiego.edu/hr/faculty , Job number I RC8263 , click on apply now and register as an applicant.
  • Applications should be complete by October 29, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in Chicago, November 17-18, on a pre-arranged basis.
    • Anyone heard anything?
    • I had preliminary interview at AAR. Anyone else hear anything?
    • Invited to on-campus interview (12/17)
    • An offer has been made

University of San Diego - Historical Theology/Church History - CANCELLED Edit

  • Open rank, tenure-track position for a theologian with expertise in historical theology and/or church history whose fields of particular specialization fall within the period from early Christianity through the end of the medieval period.
  • To apply, go to www.sandiego.edu/hr/faculty, Job number IRC8262, and register as an applicant.
  • Applications should be complete by October 29, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in Chicago, November 17-18, on a pre-arranged basis.
    • 10/11/2012: Received an e-mail indicating that the search for this position has been canceled. Can anyone else confirm this, or know what happened?
    • I got the email too. No indication as to why the search was cancelled.
    • Departmental website notes the cancellation as well. No reason given. http://www.sandiego.edu/cas/theo/openings.php
    • This university is embroiled in a serious academic freedom dispute over their pres' cancelation of a visit by a distinguished woman theologian who says the question of gay civil marriage is a matter of conscience. Look at the student newspaper story on their website. The students and faculty are up in arms there. I also saw a story about it last week in the UK Guardian.
    • Have heard that they were only cleared by the dean to hire one professor this year and that the historical theology post MIGHT be re-offered next year. It appears to have nothing to do with the aforementioned dispute.

University of Scranton -TT Assistant Professor in New TestamentEdit

University of the Sciences (PA) - Religious Studies Edit

  • The Humanities Department at University of the Sciences announces a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Religious Studies to start August 15, 2013.
  • USciences is a private, comprehensive coeducational university founded in 1821 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first such school in North America. The campus enrolls approximately 2,350 undergraduate students who participate in more than twenty majors in five colleges. The student body is highly diverse ethnically and culturally, with active groups in nearly every major sacred tradition. USciences boasts an urban location well suited to scholarly interaction with nearby academic institutions. Museums, theaters, diverse performance venues and cultural life abound in Philadelphia. For more information, see http://www.usciences.edu/.
  • Ideal candidates must have Ph.D. in hand. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of three courses per semester, including participation in the University's general education Intellectual Heritage sequence of courses. Other duties include committee work and student advising. The Humanities Department is both strongly multi-disciplinary and truly collegial. We seek a scholar with the competence and willingness to teach both western and eastern traditions. An active research agenda is expected.
  • Interested candidates should send current CV, three letters of reference, sample course syllabi, and a one-page statement of approach to teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and will include interviews at the AAR meeting in Chicago in November. Materials, including letters of reference in PDF format, may be addressed to Dr. Roy Robson, Chair, Search Committee, to religionprof@usciences.edu.
    • Has anyone heard from them? (11/12)
    • nothing (11/12) (X2) (11/13 x 1)
    • I heard that they have an adjunct who has been teaching these courses there for years. Wondering if it might be an inside hire? (11/13 x 2)
    • AAR Interview Scheduled (11/13 x3)
    • I had a post-AAR 30 min interview in Philly, 11/30, as did several other local candidates
    • No word on campus interviews? Nada as of 12/13.
    • Still nothing? 12/20 x2 (guess they're waiting till after the holidays)
    • I'm assuming campus interviews have been scheduled, and just no one has posted it? Any word for anyone?
    • Still no word (1/8) but I think I do recall from end of AAR interview that they'd be moving on things around mid-Jan.
    • So nothing? If anyone has heard anything, please post!
    • campus interviews starting soon 01/22
    • offer made and accepted
    • rejection letter received; more than 200 applicants, for what it is worth (3/1/13)

University of South Carolina - Assistant Professor in Hinduism and South Asian Religions Edit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at the University of South Carolina (www.cas.sc.edu/relg) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of South Asian Religions with special expertise in Hindu traditions to begin August 2013.
  • The research specialization is open in terms of historical period and disciplinary approach. The department seeks a scholar whose work demonstrates an engagement with theory and methods pertinent to the wider field of Religious Studies. Potential for scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching is required.
  • The candidate will be prepared to teach wide-ranging courses that deal with Hindu traditions and, to a lesser extent, other South Asian religions such as Jainism and Sikhism. A readiness to teach about Islam in South Asia and Islam's relation to Hinduism is highly desirable. The candidate must possess research competence in at least one contemporary or classical South Asian language relevant to the study of Hindu traditions, and s/he must have the ability to communicate in a modern South Asian language. In addition, the candidate should be conversant with developments in Hinduism during the Colonial and Modern eras such as the social and political dimensions of Hinduism; interactions among South Asian religious traditions; changes tied to the influence of science, modernization, and globalization; and the Hindu diaspora.
  • To assure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2013 [assume "2012" is meant here].
    • First round (video conference) interviews conducted this week. No AAR interviews will be held. Next stage is campus interview invitations, to come out in approx. 3 weeks. [posted 10/23]
    • Campus interviews have been scheduled [posted 11/7]
    • An offer has been made [posted 12/5]

University of South Florida - Islam and/or South Asian ReligionEdit

  • Tenure-earning Assistant Professor position in Islam and/or South Asian Religion. Ph.D. in Religious Studies or allied field with specialization in Islam and/or South Asian Religion is required; applications from ABDs will be accepted, but all requirements for the Ph.D. must be completed by the date of appointment (August 7, 2013).
  • Teaching load is 2/2. Applicants will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious Studies, including General Education courses and courses required for the undergraduate major and the MA, to engage in a full program of research, and to engage in departmental and university service.
  • To apply, please visit: https://employment.usf.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp and attach cover letter, research statement, CV, writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Prof. Thomas Williams, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, CPR 107, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620-5550. The Department will conduct pre-arranged interviews at the American Academy of Religion meeting in Chicago, November 17-20, 2012.
  • Application Due: 10/25/12.
    • AAR interview request 11/6
    • Probably goes without saying, but - short-list has been made.  I emailed 11/29 for an update on search and was told I didn't make the short-list - - but that they had created a short-list of candidates for AAR and Skype interviews.  Unsure if all Skype interviews have already occurred or not.  Good luck to remaining candidates. (12/1)
    • Campus interview invitations have gone out. (12/5)
    • Job accepted, by a Hinduism specialist (5/18)

University of Southern California - Asian Religions (China or Korea) Edit

  • The School of Religion in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Asian Religions for Fall 2013, with a specialization in either China or Korea. Applicants must demonstrate not only area-specific expertise but also fluency in religious studies methodologies and an ability to relate his or her work to the larger discipline of the cross-cultural study of religions. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field at time of appointment and demonstrated the promise of excellence in both research and teaching. The applicant should send a CV, a sample research paper, a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts to: religionsearch@dornsife.usc.edu .
  • Link to Apply: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=66089
  • Review of applications will begin on October 24, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    • Anybody heard anything? Are they planning AAR interviews?
    • I head that they did do some AAR interviews, and that they are hoping to hire a Koreanist.
    • Can anyone confirm? I haven't received anything in the way of communication.
    • I had an AAR interview, but I am not a Koreanist.
    • Campus visit scheduled.
    • Offer extended.

University of St. Thomas (MN) - Moral or Systematic Theology Edit

  • The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Moral or Systematic Theology.
  • The teaching load of three courses per semester involves some combination of the following: a first-level course, The Christian Theological Tradition (historically structured and centered on select primary texts); second-level courses in morality or systematic theology (either introductory or topical courses); and third-level theologically-based interdisciplinary courses. We are particularly interested in candidates able to work with colleagues from the College of Business to teach courses that develop a sense of vocation in professional life. Please consult www.stthomas.edu/theology for a description of our program and course offerings.
  • To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 17, 2012. Please submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, and three letters of recommendation online by clicking below.
  • Link to Apply
  • AAR interview invitation via e-mail (10/31) x3
  • Emailed rejection. (11/26) x3
  • Has anyone who interviewed heard either way?  They said they wanted to bring people to campus in December, but December is running out (12/10)
    • My understanding was that they would set up the interviews in December, but that they would be in January. But no I have not heard anything (12/11).
    • The final on-campus interview is scheduled for 12/12.
    • Sincere congratulations to the candidate who received the offer (12/24)
  • E-mail rejection, post-AAR (1/10) x3 (seemed to take a long time)

University of St. Thomas (MN) - Aquinas Chair of TheologyEdit

  • The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic urban university with a strong liberal arts tradition, invites applications for a full-time, endowed, tenure-line position as the Aquinas Chair of Theology and Philosophy. The Aquinas Chair, established 25 years ago by the College of Arts and Sciences, rotates between the Theology and Philosophy Departments. The next holder will be a full-time member of the Theology Department whose work will complement a large and dynamic faculty of committed teacher-scholars. The Theology Department of St. Thomas has 26 full-time members who are actively engaged in a variety of areas of theological inquiry. It is the largest department in the College of Arts and Science and one of the largest departments in the University.
  • The teaching load of three courses per year involves some combination of the following: a first-level course, The Christian Theological Tradition (historically structured and centered on select primary texts); second-level courses in one's area of specialization (either introductory or topical courses); and third-level theologically-based interdisciplinary courses. Please consult www.stthomas.edu/theology for a description of our program and course offerings.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 2, 2012. Please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae online by clicking below. Please also submit a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names of three to five references. No references will be contacted until the department has identified a short list of candidates. Members of the search committee will be at the AAR interviewing for another position. To request an informational meeting at the AAR with committee members or for other questions please contact Dr. Bernard Brady, Theology Department Chair, bvbrady@stthomas.edu.
  • Link to Apply

University of Texas, Austin - Open Rank/TT in Classical JudaismEdit

  • Department of Religious studies. Focus on classical Judaism (formation of the rabbinic tradition through the medieval period. We seek a scholar with expertise in rabbinic texts in their cultural and historical contexts and/or in the varieties of Jewish thought and religious practice. We especially encourage applicants who have familiarity with methodological and theoretical issues in the study of religion and who can contribute to our graduate program in Religious Studies. Joint appt in Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a CV, three letters of recommendation, a sample of recent scholarly work, and evidence of teaching excellence to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1823 Electronic submissions only, please.
  • Applications received by November 2, 2012 will be considered for interviews at the annual meeting of the Association of Jewish Studies; some interviews may be scheduled at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and Society for Biblical Literature. The position will remain open until filled.

University of Toronto Mississauga - South Asian Religious LiteratureEdit

  • Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in South Asian Religious Literatures at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013, by which time the candidate must hold a doctoral degree.
  • Strong candidates will conduct research with a comparative focus, have the requisite competence in the primary source language(s) of their research, and demonstrate expertise in the analysis of the religious, historical, literary, cultural, performative and/or ritual contexts of the materials they study. Applicants with expertise in Bhakti, Sufi, Sant or similar literatures are especially encouraged to apply. Interests that complement and enhance existing departmental strengths would be an asset.
  • Candidates must demonstrate evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching, with established or clear promise of distinguished publications in their field. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels about diverse aspects of South Asian Religious Literatures, contributing to the undergraduate program on the Mississauga campus, and will hold a graduate appointment at the Department for the Study of Religion on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto.
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by clicking the link: www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty.htm (Position #1201023). Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Applications must be submitted by October 15, 2012, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing, statement of research interests, all academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (i.e. summaries of teaching evaluation for all courses taught; sample syllabi, assignments and tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). If you have any questions about this position, please contact historical.studies@utoronto.ca. The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply . Arrangements should be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities, to be submitted via email to the Chair at historical.studies@utoronto.ca. Please include the candidate’s name and “South Asian Search” in the subject line.
  • The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s largest university. The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is one of the most fascinating, diverse and “livable ” places in the world. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
    • Skype interviews on Thu/Fri, Nov 1-2
    • Campus interview scheduled.
    • Offer extended and accepted.
    • Who did the offer go to? Background/specialization ? 

University of Virginia - Religious EthicsEdit

  • The University of Virginia seeks to make a faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Religious Ethics, with a concentration in Religion, Ethics, and the Environment. The successful candidate's tenure home will be the Department of Religious Studies, but he or she will also be invited to participate in an interdisciplinary initiative in Environmental Humanities in the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures ( www.virginia.edu/humanities).
  • The normal teaching load is 2/2 and includes both undergraduate and graduate courses, some of which will be co-taught with faculty in other departments and schools and cross-listed with those departments and schools.
  • Required: Candidates must be well-grounded in religious and philosophical ethics and well-informed about environmental sciences and policy. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. PhD must be in hand by appointment start date.
  • To apply, please submit a candidate profile through Jobs@UVA ( https://jobs.virginia.edu) and attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references Posting number 0610553. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to: Prof. James F. Childress, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400126, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126.
  • For priority consideration all materials must be received by October 28, 2012, but the position will remain open until filled.
  • Has anyone heard from UVA re: their application?
    • nope (12/4)
    • I received a request for additional materials shortly before Thanksgiving, but I didn't get the impression that this was a standard request.  They wanted to see a book chapter and paper that were listed as forthcoming on my cv.  I haven't heard anything since.  (12/7)
    • campus visit scheduled (12/10)

University of Washington, Seattle - Islamic Studies & Classical Arabic Edit

  • Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in September 2013.
  • Teaching duties will include but are not limited to large introductory courses in Islamic Studies. The selected candidate should have native or near-native fluency in Arabic, be prepared to contribute courses to the overall curriculum in Classical and Modern Standard Arabic, and be able to conduct instruction in Arabic in advanced classes, along with proficiency in a second language of Islamic cultural tradition. Candidates are expected to contribute to the diverse graduate programs in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Washington. Those who possess some expertise in other disciplines (e.g., Comparative Religion, Anthropology, Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, etc.) are also encouraged to apply.
  • Please send a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and samples of writing and publications, to nelcdept@uw.edu. Review of applications will begin October, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Arabic 2012-2013
    • Campus interviews are underway.
    • Any news on this search?
    • An offer has been extended.

University of West Georgia - Asian, Islamic Philosphy; Philosophy of Gender; Philosophy of Race; Comparative ReligionEdit

  • The University of West Georgia Philosophy Program invites applications for a tenure-trakc assistant professor position beginning August 2013. AOS: Comparative Religion / Philosophy. We have special interest in Asian and Islamic Philosophy. AOC open, but we have needs in the Philosophy of Gender and Philosophy of Race. Applications must be received by November 15, 2012.
  • Received request for item (issues with interfolio) 12/3
    • Call for Eastern APA interview 12/7

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater  - Asian ReligionsEdit

  • Full-time, TT beginning August 21, 2013.
  • We seek a colleague with a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda... The teaching load is 4/4.
  • Specialization is open to any area in Asian religions; area of competence should include the ability to teach the introductory course in religious studies, the survey course in Eastern religions, and the university's upper-level General Education course in the humanities. Preference may be given to candidates who can teach the department's current offerings in Eastern Religious Thought and Women in Religion; introductory courses in Buddhism, Hinduism, or Islam; or whose research draws on a methodological or disciplinary perspective not currently represented by the department's faculty.
  • Applications should be received by January 7, 2013.
    • Email confirmtion of application materials (1/11)
    • Email to schedule Skype interview (1.11)x2
    • looks like there is an insider working as a postdoc/lecturer for the past two years and waiting for this job. ! (good luck!
    • Any news on this search?

Utah State University - Charles Redd Chair of Religious Studies (Full or Associate Professor)Edit

  • Utah State University and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences seek applications for the position of the Charles Redd Chair in Religious Studies at Utah State University. We are seeking a Full or Associate Professor to fill the endowed Charles Redd Chair in Religious Studies. The person holding this chair will lead the development and expansion of the curriculum in the interdisciplinary program in religious studies administered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • The college seeks an effective and dynamic teacher and scholar who can work to expand the religious studies program at Utah State University. The successful candidate will be a master teacher who can contribute to the breadth of offerings in religious studies. This is a nine month academic year appointment.
  • The Redd chair was created to provide leadership and inspiration in the Religious Studies Program. We seek a highly-qualified "master teacher" who rejoices in teaching and is dedicated to engaging students from throughout the University in discussions of religious thought and practice. He or she will have an established record of teaching and pedagogical leadership in the field of Religious Studies. The field of specialization within Religious Studies is open. The Redd Chair's primary responsibility is creating opportunities for students to explore the religious traditions of the world, provoking them to think about religions' roles, historically and presently, in societies, economies, and conflicts. The holder of the Redd Chair will teach a range of classes, including large survey courses for the general undergraduate population.
  • A Ph.D. in an appropriate field is required (religious studies, English, communication, philosophy, sociology, history, and anthropology). Must be at the rank of full or associate professor. The successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching with a record of excellence in this area of responsibility. He or she must demonstrate strong interpersonal relational skills in drawing together the diverse viewpoints of donors, faculty and students in religious studies.
  • Review Date 01-04-2013
  • See http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58042 for more information and to apply online.

Valparaiso University - Postdoctoral FellowshipsEdit

See Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13 for full details and updates.

Vanderbilt University - Islamic Traditions of South and/or Southeast AsiaEdit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Islamic Traditions of South and/or Southeast Asia. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. Area of specialization, historical period, and methodological approach are open. The department is committed to perspectives that seek to understand the different forms of Islam generated out of contact with local ethnic, linguistic, and religiously plural communities (for example, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Jain, or indigenous traditions), ranging from the Persianate world of the larger subcontinent to the archipelago of Indonesia. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required. The successful candidate should expect to teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is four per year.
  • Application deadline is Monday 15 October 2012 with review to begin immediately.
  • Please send a letter of application, research statement, and assessment of teaching (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier) to: Tony K. Stewart, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, ATT: Islamic Traditions Search Committee, Vanderbilt University, VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall], 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA, email: tony.k.stewart@vanderbilt.edu
  • Tony K. Stewart has begun to request writing samples from select candidates.
  • The department hopes to make the appointment in November before the AAR Meeting.
    • Are they desperate to find good candidates or is there another reason? Does not look kosher.
  • Rejection letter received today, and they indicated that they narrowed the list down to 10 candidates. [posted 10/23] X 3 (letter received 10/24)
    • I'm confused. Were you contacted because you are one of the 10 candidates? If so, congratulations!
      • I was sent an email saying they had narrowed down the list to 10. I was contacted because I was not one of the 10 candidates.
  • Apparently, four candidates have been shortlisted for campus interviews in the first week of November. They are moving fast.
  • They did the same last year for their South Asian religions hire. Offer was made and accepted by Dec. Candidates were notified in a timely manner.
  • Heard an offer has been made. Dont know if tehy accepted it yet. Anyone know?
  • Offer made and accepted (12/7)
  • congrats, what broad area of specialty?
  • Anthro, cultural and religious history of medieval Delhi

Vanderbilt University - Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Mellon Assistant Professor - Non-Tenure TrackEdit

  • The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Indigenous Religious Traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa. Rank is Mellon Assistant Professor, non-tenure-track, appointment for three years. Area of specialization, historical period, and methodological approach are open. The department is committed to perspectives that seek to understand the different forms of indigenous African religions both independently and as they have been generated out of contact with other religious communities (e.g., Islam, Christianity). Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required. The successful candidate should expect to teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is four per year. Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Historical and Critical Theories of Religion (HACTOR). PhD must be in-hand by the beginning of Fall 2013 term.
  • Review of applications will begin on Monday 08 April 2013 with a rolling deadline until the position is filled. Electronic applications and correspondence are acceptable.
  • In accordance with Mellon Foundation guidelines, applicants must have received the Ph.D. no more than four years prior to the start of the position.
  • Please send a letter of application, research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier) to: Tony K. Stewart, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, ATT: African Religions Search Committee, Vanderbilt University, VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall], 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA, email: tony.k.stewart@vanderbilt.edu.
  • Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Villanova University - Christian EthicsEdit

  • The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Associate or Assistant (advanced) Professor in Ethics to begin in fall 2013. The candidate specializes in contemporary Christian ethics and the Catholic moral theological tradition, and is competent at engaging contemporary cultural issues. Areas of specialization are open, but particular consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated interest in sexual ethics, feminist ethics, or health care ethics. Candidates possess an earned doctorate. Publication, research, teaching and service records should be commensurate with experience. The person who fills the position will have a rigorous research agenda, teach innovative undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses, and perform service to the Department, College and the University. Submit application at https://jobs.villanova.edu by October 22, 2012.
    • Did anyone hear anything on this one yet?
    • Not me (11/15)
      • Email stating, "We have carefully considered the qualifications of all who applied and we have selected candidates we believe most closely match what we are looking for in the position. Again, thank you for considering Villanova University. We wish you every personal and professional success in the future." Rejection. (12/9)  X2

Wake Forest University - African-American ReligionsEdit

  • Full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in African-American Religions, beginning Fall semester 2013.
  • The area of specialization could include ethnography of religion, religion and race, religion and culture, or theological studies. Demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative issues in the academic study of religion is expected. Teaching responsibilities (nine courses over two years) should include African American Religious Experience, and the development of upper-level courses in the area of specialization.
  • For complete details and to apply, go to wakejobs.silkroad.com or call (336) 758-4700.
  • Applications must include a statement on teaching and research, CV, and a sampling of teaching evaluations. Candidates must also supply three letters of reference to be sent separately by their authors to religionletters@wfu.edu (.pdf documents preferred, Word documents accepted).
  • All application materials are due by October 10, 2012. Only online applications will be accepted
    • Short list set for AAR interviews. [posted 10/27]
    • Received a pretty kind (but I'm guessing "form") rejection letter via e-mail, 11/14
    • Campus visit list appears to be set. Received personalized rejection email. 12/11

Warren Wilson College - Religious Studies (Full-Time Non-TT Position) Edit

  • Warren Wilson College invites applications for a full-time continuing position in Religious Studies beginning July 1, 2013. We seek an excellent teacher of undergraduates and an engaged scholar who will complement the existing strengths in the Department of Religious Studies and contribute to the inter-disciplinary curriculum in Peace and Social Justice. A Ph.D. is required; candidates should have a primary research focus in an aspect of Judeo-Christian tradition and it is preferred for candidates also to have the ability to offer at least one course on Islam. The successful candidate will have a solid grounding in the methods and approaches of Religious Studies. Preference will be given to those who have additional proficiency in religion and the environment, religion and politics, and/or religion and human rights. Ph.D. must be in hand by August 1, 2013.
  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, C.V., and three letters of reference to 2012religionsearch@warren-wilson.edu. Electronic submissions are required. Submitted documents must be titled as follows: LastNameFirstInitial-Item (for example, DoeJ-cv, DoeJ-referenceSmith). Review of applications will begin October 12, 2012 and priority will be given to applications received by that date.
    • Anyone know what they mean by "continuing"?
      • They don't have tenure there. Instead, they have a series of renewable contracts. "For the first three years of service at Warren Wilson College, a faculty member will be eligible for one-year contracts, as recommended by the Dean of the College. During the third year of employment, a faculty member will be evaluated for a three-year extended contract. Faculty members with a three-year extended contract will be evaluated during the final year for a seven-year extended contract. Faculty members with seven-year extended contracts will be evaluated during the final year of the contract for further seven-year contracts." [See http://www.warren-wilson.edu/~humres/Handbook81211extra.pdf at the bottom of p. 46]
    • Quick acknowledgment of application (less than 24 hours). Interesting step in the process: they will send out a letter and questionnaire to potential candidates, and select candidates to interview based on the responses. (9/28, [x4] 10/15)
      • To be clear: you emailed your app (as they request) and got an acknowlegment that it had been received within 24 hours with an indication that you'd later get a letter and questionnaire? When (about) did you email your app? Thanks.
      • Yes, except that the letter and questionnaire will go out to potential candidates, not everybody. My sense is that this is how they will select their interview candidates. Entry above edited to indicate date (sorry!).
    • Has anyone actually recieved the "questionnaire" at this point? 
      • ​Yes (10/31 x3) Essay answers to their three questions are due Nov. 15th, after which they will schedule phone interviews.
        • What is the AOS of those who received the questionnaire?
        • Americanist with broad teaching experience
        • Comparative Religious Ethics
      • Nope (11/6) x9
      • The very quick acknowledgment letter explaining the process also said that this is a "lengthy process" and one should not expect to hear back from them any time soon.
        • Just to clarify slightly: the acknowledgment letter said that the number of candidates who apply determines how long it will be until the "questionnaire" is sent to selected candidates, and that the evaluation of these questionnaires can be a lengthy process so it might be a while between submission of one's answers to the questionnaire and hearing back again whether or not you've been selected for an interview.
      • Any follow-up from those who received questionnaire and responded? Any sense if they are still in the process of making initial contact with applicants? (x2 11/28) 
      • To those who received a follow up on 11/28, was it a request for a phone interview?
        • I don't think anyone has reported a follow-up.  We were asking if anyone had heard anything post-questionnaire.  I haven't as of 12/10.  It would be nice to hear after taking the time to do that extra step. (agreed - my intent in asking about follow-up too. Thanks for clarifying. 12/10)
        • Heard from a colleague that they have been doing phone interviews this past week. (12/12)
    • Email rejection, stating that they have invited people for campus interviews along with a generic statement about how my application stood out from the large applicant pool (they sent that to everyone I think). (12/18) (x2) [Actually, I have heard nothing as of 12/28--I assume my application and extra essay writing was simply lost--bummer I guess].
      • At least they thanked us for spending the extra time answering their essay questions.

Washington and Lee University - IslamEdit

  • Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the study of Islam. The appointment will be in the Department of Religion, with two courses annually being offered from the History Department. The area of specialization is open, but we seek candidates with broad background and interests, able to teach a variety of courses on Islamic religion and its impact in societies and cultures of the world, including an introduction to Islam. The ideal candidate will be conversant with academic method and theory in the study of Religion and be able to offer courses in History. An interest and ability in teaching courses on comparative topics in the study of Religion is also desirable.
  • Send applications to Prof. Jeffrey Kosky, Search Committee; Department of Religion; Washington and Lee University; Lexington, VA 24450. Deadline: October 26, 2012.
    • Confirmation of receipt of application via email (10/30) x3
    • invitation to interview at the AAR (11/10)
    • invitation to interview at AAR 11/10
    • any news here? (12/5)
    • Invited for a campus interview (12/10) (X2)
    • Has an offer been made?
    • Not to my knowledge. Please let us know if you hear anything (2/13)
    • Offer made and accepted (2/18)
    • congrats, what specialization?

Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoc in East Asian ReligionsEdit

  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Program in Religious Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for a one-year full-time postdoctoral teaching fellowship in East Asian religions, beginning in August 2013. The successful candidate will be asked to teach two courses per semester and should be prepared to offer both introductory and more advanced courses in the textual and ritual traditions of one or more East Asian religions: teaching interests that include modern and contemporary religious movements in East Asia and/or East Asian religions in the global context would be highly desirable, as would a solid familiarity with methods and theories in the study of religion. Candidates should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience, and must have a Ph.D. in Chinese or Japanese religions or related field prior to the start of the appointment.
  • Applicants must apply through the Washington University HR website: https://jobs.wustl.edu/ Job ID number: 25117. Applications must include a cover letter with descriptions of the courses you would be prepared to offer, a CV, and a statement of up to 1,500 words describing your research interests. Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover directly to: Beata Grant, Search Committee Chair, East Asian Languages and Cultures, Campus Box 1111, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. Inquiries may be addressed to ealc@artsci.wustl.edu. Application review will begin by February 15, 2013. Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, and encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.
  • Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2012-13

Webster University (MO) - World Religions (VAP)Edit

  • Webster Universitys Department of Religious Studies is searching for a full time replacement position for Spring semester 2013. The successful candidate must be ABD by December 2012; a Ph.D. is preferred. Applicants should be broadly trained in the study of world religions, preferably with a focus in Western religions or with religions in small-scale societies. The department particularly encourages candidates with experience in on-line teaching to apply.
  • The successful candidate will be prepared to teach courses on approaches to the study of religions, as well as courses that may include surveys of world and Western religions and/or religions in small-scale societies. The ability to teach courses of interest to areas of interdisciplinary studies at Webster University may be useful.
  • This is a one semester appointment with a maximum teaching load of 4 courses and an expectation that the candidate will participate in the work of the department by contributing time and expertise to departmental projects.
  • The Department of Religious Studies educates a select group of majors who pursue a variety of career tracks, and contributes heavily to the general education of undergraduate students throughout the University. A significant component of the departments curriculum is on-line; including the first totally undergraduate on-line major in the College of Arts and Sciences, Religion and Global Society.
  • Applicants should forward: (1) a letter of interest which addresses the identified qualifications, (2) resume or curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references to be contacted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please mail application materials to Faculty Search, Department of Religious Studies, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63119-3194.
    • Um, small-scale societies?

Western Kentucky University - Honors Interdisciplinary Studies (TT)Edit

  • This faculty position continues a trend of new tenure eligible faculty positions dedicated to the Honors College. The new faculty will play an important role in developing the first track (Citizen and Self) of the College’s new four-part interdisciplinary core offering. Basic expectations include demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students in a living/learning environment, and service to the institution.  Candidates should also show outstanding potential for a productive research program and grant writing. Disciplinary specialty is open, but we seek teacher-scholars who are eager to work collaboratively with exceptional students in an interdisciplinary environment, teach innovative team-taught courses/seminars, utilize problem-based pedagogies, and participate actively in the intellectual life of the Honors College.
  • Teaching will be focused in the Citizen and Self track of the Honors College core curriculum. This track concentrates on building theoretical knowledge and practical skills for effective citizenship.  Course format includes team-teaching large group lectures and leading small breakout seminars. Successful candidates must have the skills, experience, and/or potential to work with the track leader to develop a course that emphasizes:
  • Exploration of the role of citizen as a problem-solver and co-creator of public goods
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical skills that prepare students to work effectively in their communities, social groups, and broader society to initiate and achieve social change
  • Development of strong writing and research skills, with a focus on knowledge creation
  • “Citizen Professionalism” and the role of the professional as collaborator, organizer, and catalyst for positive social change Engagement with methodologies and approaches to public and community-based research
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives, methods, and insights to critically examine social issues
  • Applications including a cover letter describing qualifications for the position; CV; unofficial copy of graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Clay Motley, Chair, Honors College Search Committee (Citizen and Self), Western Kentucky University, Honors College, 1906 College Heights Blvd #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082
  • Deadline: February 28

Wilfrid Laurier University - Christianity in a Global ContextEdit

  • The Department of Religion and Culture invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Christianity in a Global Context at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval. Preference will be given to candidates with training in methods of textual interpretation and who are able to support the undergraduate and graduate programs, including the Laurier-Waterloo Joint PhD in Religious Diversity in North America. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, to maintain an active research agenda and to engage in academic service. A completed PhD in religious studies or related disciplines is required at the time of appointment.
  • Applicants may apply by email to rcrecruit@wlu.ca, but are also required to forward a hard copy of their cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, sample publications, teaching dossier (course evaluations and outlines, etc.), and the names, addresses and contact information for three professional references, to: Dr. Carol B. Duncan, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 Canada. Questions may be directed to cduncan@wlu.ca, or 519-884-0710, ext. 3692. Information about the Department of Religion and Culture can be found at: http://www.wlu.ca/arts/religionandculture.
  • The deadline for receipt of materials is: January 7, 2013
  • I applied and they asked my references for letter within two days.  Anyone else apply?
  • they also asked for my references to send letters (x7)
  • any idea when people might hear if they are candidates/have interviews?
  • I'm going to guess at least a month, if not more.  This is based on nothing other than my experience with the market in general.
  • Anyone heard anything (since we are past the proverbial "one month" mark?) (2/15)
  • Nothing yet. I hope we hear something soon, it's getting late in the season for tenure-track appointments (2/15).
  • Couple of things to keep in mind that might be impacting their response time: 1) they are running multiple searches; 2) Canadian universities are typically behind schedule in comparison to U.S. searches; 3) next week is their "reading week" (Canadian spring break).  
  • Any updates? (3/6)  
  • Nothing yet--anxiously waiting...(3/6)
  • I worry that the search has been cancelled for budgetary reasons... It's just been such a long time since the deadline! (3/7)
  • I heard they have scheduled or have completed two campus interviews. Time for us to move on (3/21).
  • Thanks for the update ... it will be interesting to see who they hire (3/23)

Wilfrid Laurier University - Aboriginal Religion and CultureEdit

  • The Department of Religion and Culture invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Aboriginal Religion and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval. A completed doctorate is required at the time of appointment. Candidates from disciplines other than Religious Studies are invited to apply provided they are clearly qualified to teach courses in Religion and Culture. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, to maintain an active research agenda and to engage in academic service and will be able to support undergraduate and graduate programs including the Laurier-Waterloo Joint PhD in Religious Diversity in North America (Canada, United States, Mexico). Preference will be given to candidates who have proficiency in an aboriginal language.
  • Applicants may apply by email to rcrecruit@wlu.ca, but are also required to forward a hard copy of their cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, sample publications, teaching dossier (course evaluations and outlines, etc.), and the names, addresses and contact information for three professional references, to: Dr. Carol B. Duncan, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5 Canada. Questions may be directed to cduncan@wlu.ca, or 519-884-0710, ext. 3692. Information about the Department of Religion and Culture can be found at: http://www.wlu.ca/arts/religionandculture.
  • The deadline for receipt of materials is: January 7, 2013.

Williams College - Islam (VAP) Edit

  • The Department of Religion at Williams College seeks to appoint a one-year visiting assistant professor in Islam in context, for the 2013-14 academic year. We seek someone whose expertise in Islam will also address the religious complexities of either South Asia, Southeast Asia, or Africa in their historical, social, and political contexts. So, for example, a candidate might teach courses on the interactions of Hinduism and Islam or on the history and interactions of Islam with indigenous religious traditions, Buddhism, and/or Christianity in these parts of the world. We especially welcome candidates whose teaching will feature post-colonial/decolonizing approaches.
  • Please send a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses, and three letters of reference by October 30, 2012, to Professor Denise Kimber Buell, Chair, Department of Religion, Williams College, 85 Mission Park Drive, Williamstown, MA 01267.
  • Any updates on this? 11/16
    • Nada. 11/18
    • Still nothing? 12-4
    • Still nada 12/6
    • Heard from friend in department that they were waiting to conclude the search for Jewish Thought first before moving forward on the Islam search. (1/12) 
    • The Jewish Thought search ended awhile ago. Any updates on the Islam VAP position?
    • Does this search have any long-term implications or just a 1 year sabbatical replacement?
    • It's a one-year VAP: "The Department of Religion at Williams College seeks to appoint a one-year visiting assistant professor in Islam in context, for the 2013-14 academic year."
    • rejection email (finally), 4/11

Wheaton College (IL) - Assoc. or Full Professor of Theology Edit

  • Associate Professor or Professor of Theology. The position is a full-time, tenure-track, graduate-level appointment that becomes available in July 2013.
  • Specialization in the area of systematic theology is required.
  • Applications will be received until the position is filled, with the submission deadline for initial review being August 15, 2012. Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Ann Gerber, Theology Search Committee, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, or via email to theology.search@wheaton.edu. Application forms will be sent to promising candidates.
  • Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant.
    • Is the requirement to not dance even with spouse, parent, or offspring still going strong?
      • That requirement disappeared nine years ago.
    • Applied and received rejection letter less than 12 hours later. Smells like an inside hire.

Wheaton College (IL) - Asst. Professor, Christian Formation and Ministry Edit

  • The Christian Formation and Ministry Department at Wheaton College (IL) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position beginning in the fall of 2013.
  • Please send cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and list of three references to Dr. Barrett McRay, Chair, Christian Formation and Ministry Department, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL 60187 or email barrett.mcray@wheaton.edu. Application deadline is October 1, 2012.
  • Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant.

Whittier College (CA) - VAP, Religious StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor to begin fall 2013. Candidates should be competent to teach introductory courses in religious studies in a liberal arts curriculum. Candidates should have a specialty in one of the following areas: religion and society, comparative spiritualities, or religion and the arts. Instructional load will be four courses per semester. Preference will be given to candidates who will have received their Ph.D. by September 2013 and have evidence of excellence in teaching. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
  • Applicants should send letters of interest, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Joseph L. Price, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Whittier College, 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608. Initial inquiries are welcome through email to jprice@whittier.edu
  • Open until filled [posted 2/13/13]
  • Rejection e-mail received; 75 candidates; offer has been made and accepted (by another candidate) (4/22/13)

Wofford College - Contemporary Islam Edit

  • The Department of Religion at Wofford College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. We seek an engaging colleague who is an excellent teacher and active scholar. Previous experience (as either student or faculty) in a small liberal arts college is preferred. Area of specialization: contemporary Islam. Wofford is a highly selective liberal arts college of 1,550 students located in Spartanburg, SC. Send application by October 26, 2012, to mccanebr@wofford.edu or Byron R. McCane, Department of Religion, Wofford College, 429 North Church Street, Spartanburg SC 29303.
    • Reviewing applications today 11/6.
    • AAR interview (emailed) 11/11 (X2)
    • Sounds like finalists will be notified after Thanksgiving break and campus visits will take place in December.
    • Rejection email (11/27) (x2)
    • Campus visits have taken place

Xavier University - Catholic Systematic Theology Edit

  • Tenure-track position in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2013. Expertise in pastoral theology and/or ecclesiology is preferred. Knowledge of Latino/a theology or pastoral counseling is desired.
  • Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted at the AAR meeting in Chicago in November of 2012. Candidates should submit application letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Sarah J. Melcher, Department of Theology, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-4442 or by e-mail to systematictheo@xavier.edu. To ensure consideration, materials must be received by October 15, 2012.
    • AAR invitation by email on 10/31 (x2)
    • On-campus interview invitation by phone 11/27
      • Has anyone received any rejections for the on-campus interview stage?  I'm wondering when we might find out negative news, if at all...  12/4
      • I don't know when they'll send out negative news, but three campus interviews are all happening this week 12/5

Yale Divinity School - New TestamentEdit

  • Yale Divinity School seeks to make a tenure track appointment in the field of New Testament, to begin July 1, 2013. In an ecumenical environment Yale Divinity School prepares students for ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional involvements, including higher education, law, medicine, the arts, management, and public service. A Ph.D. or its equivalent and strong potential as a teacher are required. The successful candidate should have expertise in early Christian literature, both canonical and extra-canonical, and be able to interpret these texts in their historical and cultural contexts, with appreciation of their theological significance.
  • A letter of application with curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a brief writing sample should be submitted to Dean Gregory E. Sterling, Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511-2167. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012.
    • Also posted at Biblical Studies 2012-2013
    • From Biblical Studies page: "Colleague received request for SBL interview" [posted 10/23]
    • Email request for Skype interview [12/14]

Yale Divinity School - Philosophy of ReligionEdit

  • Yale Divinity School seeks to make a tenure track appointment in the field of Philosophy of Religion to begin July 1, 2013. In an ecumenical environment Yale Divinity School prepares students for ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional involvements, including higher education, law, medicine, the arts, management, and public service. A Ph. D. or its equivalent and strong potential as a teacher are required. The successful candidate should have expertise in metaphysics and epistemology as these apply within the philosophy of religion and philosophical theology, and should be conversant with the Christian theological tradition together with the philosophy of religion more broadly construed.
  • A letter of application with curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation and a brief writing sample should be submitted to Dean Gregory E. Sterling, Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511-2167. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2012.
    • Email indicating that the search has been suspended, perhaps to be reopened next year. (11/7)
    • Wait, I'm confused: yesterday there was a note saying that someone had contacted the search committee and the job search was still on. Was that information incorrect?
      • This is the prior information, which seems to have been accidentally deleted on Nov. 10:
        • I inquired and was told the search is still very much in process and that interviews will be held soon. (11/8)
        • Very odd disparity here...curious what is actually going on
          • perhaps the first comment above was actually about the search in Religious Studies below
    • I posted on 11/8. To my knowedge (based on a response to an email asking if the Philosophy of Religion position was suspended), the search is still on-going.
    • They are currently scheduling 1st round interviews (to be held in Nov and Dec)
    • So has anybody actually been contacted about this? Are they interviewing at the AAR?
    • They'll interview at AAR and at the eastern APA.
    • Any clear intel on how they decided to schedule interviews for one or the other conference?
    • re earlier discussion about cancellation: I think there was some confusion between this search and the one in the Religious Studies department, which really was cancelled.
    • Form letter acknowledging receipt of application materials rec'd.  Letter apologizes for the slowness of the process... (12/3) x 4. (12/4, London, w/request for Affirmative Action card).
    • Has anyone actually been contacted for an interview?  Otherwise highly doubtful that they managed to interview anyone at AAR, given the lateness of the acknowledgments.
    • Many stout souls of heroes, not yet hurled into Hell.
    • I was one of (my guess is) about 10 to 12 people interviewed at the AAR in Chicago.  I was told that they will conduct 5 more interviews at the APA (end of December), decide on a final list of 3 at the beginning of January, and hold campus interviews in February.
    • They told me (at the APA) that they will decide on 3 or 4 finalists in the first 2-3 weeks of January, campus interviews in February, and decisions in March. 
    • Do we know yet if they have contacted candidates to schedule on-campus interviews?
    • 21/1: They've invited two people for on campus interviews (e-mail notification)

Yale Divinity School - Religious EducationEdit

  • Yale Divinity School seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in the field of Religious Education to begin July 1, 2013. In an ecumenical and increasingly inter-religious environment, Yale Divinity School prepares students for lay and ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of religious leadership roles, professional involvements, and public service. A Ph.D. or its equivalent and strong pedagogical skills are required. A successful candidate will have expertise in the theories and practices of Christian education, as well as an understanding of the interreligious, intercultural, and global conversations in the field.
  • A letter of application with curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a brief writing sample should be submitted to Dean Gregory E. Sterling, Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511-2167. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2012.
  • Rejection letter received (3 Feb).

Yale University - Religious Studies - CANCELLEDEdit

  • 14 August 2012: Noticed this today on the AAR website :
  • YALE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES intends to make a tenure-track appointment in the field of Religious Studies beginning July 1, 2013, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applications are invited and welcome from scholars with research specialties in the anthropology, sociology or social-scientific study of religions who also possess demonstrated teaching proficiency in methods and theory in the study of religion.
  • Also in Chronicle: apply at https://academicjobsonline.org. The review of applications will begin October 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR annual meeting in Chicago, Nov 17-20, 2012.
    • This seems to be the same position that was advertized last year, but according to last year's wiki, the result was "offer made and accepted." Anyone know the story here?
    • Last year's hire does philosophy/ethics, and now they are looking for a social scientist.
      • The very extended list of faculty appears restricted to the field of hermeneutics. Does anyone know how serious they are about a "social science" approach to religion, or how they would define this?
    • The dept was going to do a second search this year in modern religion, but the hire from last year covers this area well, so the decision was to forgo looking for someone else for that. So the search is repeated in its original form, i.e. for someone who does method (with the tools of a social scientist rather than a constructive thinker).
    • Does anyone know who the applications should be addressed to?
  • Any news from anyone (10/30)?
  • Search cancelled this year-- with a possibility of re-opening next year. (11/7)
  • Does anyone know why the search was cancelled? (11/7)
  • A senior scholar at another institution who is the partner of a current Yale faculty member was hired.

Youngstown State University - Asian ReligionsEdit

  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - Asian Religions
  • Youngstown State University's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Asian Religions, especially Buddhism, beginning August, 2013, pending funding and administrative approval. PhD required prior to appointment. We welcome candidates who can also contribute substantially to one or more of the following areas: Religion and Psychology, Religion and Ecology, Religion in the Americas (Central and South America), and Religion and Contemporary Thought. Candidates should be conversant in broad questions that animate the contemporary study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns. Excellence in teaching undergraduates is a priority, together with the promise of scholarly excellence. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the position to reflect his or her areas of expertise and interest.
  • All applicants must fill out the initial on-line application at jobs.ysu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50598.
  • Candidates should then send all application materials to the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, which must include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and no more than two representative writing samples or publications. Both hard copy and electronic application materials are acceptable; send electronic submissions to >bnwaller@ysu.edu, subject line faculty application, with all supporting material attached. Hard copy application materials should be mailed to Bruce Waller, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, OH 44555. (Letters of reference may be sent separately, if necessary.)
  • To receive full consideration, applications must be received by November 5, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Selected candidates will be interviewed by phone or videoconference.
    • Contacted for Skype interview. (12/5)
    • Skype interviews Friday (12/6) and Monday (12/10)
      • What is the teaching load here? Nothing posted, but saw another ad indicating 4/4
      • Good question - I better ask that in the Skype interview! But seriously, I perused their current-semester course offerings, and from the courses listed and the names of the instructors, the load looked more like 2/3, at least for tenure-track faculty. I could be wrong about this though.
      • It is a 3-4
      • Contacted for Campus Interview. (12/11) (x3)
  • I just saw this job re-posted. Does anyone know what happened? (x2)
    • Where did you see it reposted?
    • Also saw reposting on HigherEd jobs (1/28). Is this a mistake? No deadline given on job ad. Perhaps those who had campus interview can share what committee said re: timeline?
    • I just contacted the search chair and was told that the position was already filled. Must have been a mistake.
    • This is strange-- I still have a campus interview with them. Can someone confirm that the position is filled?
    • Strange, indeed. I sent a second email to the chair and forwarded the website where the job was reposted (higheredjobs), and he replied saying that it was reposted by mistake. Maybe he told me in the first email the job was already filled as a way of saying, "thanks, but we already are conducting on-campus interviews and the job will be filled." Good luck with the interview, though!
  • Offer made and accepted, (2/20)

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