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*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.
 
*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.
 
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Page for Academic Position 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)

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2012-13 Religious Studies Jobs

Allegheny College - Islamic Studies

  • 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)

Arizona State University - Global Christianity

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Boston College - Historical Theology

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

Case Western Reserve University - Islamic Studies

  • 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

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

  • 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.

Coastal Carolina University - Islamic Studies

  • 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.

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

  • 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)

College of the Holy Cross - Religion in the Americas

  • 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.

Colorado College - Global Christianities

  • 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...

Columbia University - Islam

  • 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)

Concordia College, Moorhead MN - Ecological Theology

  • 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)

Cornell College - Visiting Prof. - Asian Religions

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

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

  • 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.

Dominican College (NY) - Religious Studies

  • 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

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

  • 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

Emory University - Pre-Modern South Asian Religions

  • 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)

Evergreen State College (WA) - Comparative Religion

  • 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

Florida State University - East Asian Religions

  • 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 Studies

  • 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. (x2)

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

  • 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

General Theological Seminary - Dogmatic Theology

  • 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...

General Theological Seminary - Early and Medieval Church

  • 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

Georgia Southern University - Religious Studies / American Religion

  • 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]

George Washington University - History of Christianity (Early Modern)

  • 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.

Grinnell College - Gender and Religion in Asia

  • 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.

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

  • 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

Harvard Divinity School - North American Religious History

  • 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.

Harvard Divinity School - Ministry Studies

  • 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.

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

  • 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?

Indiana University Bloomington - Modern or Contemporary Islam

  • 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

Indiana University Bloomington - Early Christianity

  • 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.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Christianity

  • 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.

Interdenominational Theological Center - Philosophy/Theology (Open Rank)

  • 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

  • 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).

Lafayette College - Asst. Professor - Islamic Religion and Cultures

  • 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) (x4)
    • Anyone get a timeline from the committee for campus invites?

La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) - Asian Religions

  • 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.

Lehigh University - Africana/Religion Studies

  • 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.

Lewis and Clark College (OR) - East Asian Religions

  • 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)

Loyola Chicago University - Systematic Theology/Constructive Theology

  • 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)

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

  • 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

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - Theological Ethics

  • 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)

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

  • 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!

Miami University of Ohio - Islam / Comparative Religion

  • 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.

Middle Tennessee State University - Religious Studies

  • 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!

Mount Marty College (SD) - Religious Studies & Philosophy

  • 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...
    • Hmm...Yankton, South Dakota
    • Yes, that was the location of the one last year too.

Neumann University (PA) - Theology

  • 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

Neumann University (PA) - Pastoral Counseling

  • 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

Notre Dame of Maryland University - Comparative Religion/Interreligious Dialogue

  • 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).

Ohio University - Hinduism

  • 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) x2

Ohio State University - Religion and Culture

  • 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?

Ohio State University - Religion and Ecology

  • 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 Religions

  • 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 (x2)
    • FYI - Campus invitations should be set during the week after Thanksgiving for February.

Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary - Ethics

  • 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)

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary - Homiletics

  • 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.

Princeton University - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Princeton University - Religion in America

  • 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]

Quest University Canada - Religious Studies

  • 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

Reed College - Chinese Religion (2 year VAP)

  • 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.

Regis University - Religious Studies in World Religions

  • 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)

Rollins College - Religious Studies (VAP)

  • 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

Saint Anselm College (NH) - Moral Theology

  • 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.

Saint Louis University - Systematic/Constructive Theology

  • 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

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

  • 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 committe 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?

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology - Moral Theology

  • 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.

Samford University (AL) - Social Scientific Study of Religion

  • 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

Seattle University - Christian Ethics

  • 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.

Seton Hill University (PA) - Theology/Religious Studies

  • 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)

Southern Methodist University - Christian Theology

  • 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.

Southern Methodist University - History of Christianity

  • 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)

St. Thomas University (FL) - Christian Ethics

  • 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)

St. Thomas University (FL) - Pastoral Ministries

  • 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

Temple University - Indian Religions

  • 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)
    • Heard that a colleague has arranged a skype interview (11/26)
    • Could someone confirm, please?

Texas Lutheran University - Historical Theology

  • 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.

Trinity College (CT) - History of Christian Thought

  • 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)

Union Presbyterian Seminary - Church History

  • 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

University of Alabama - Modern Middle East/Islam

  • 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)

University at Albany (SUNY) - Eastern Mediterranean Religion

  • 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 Islam

  • 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.

University of California at Santa Barbara - North American Religions

  • 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)

University of Chicago Divinity School - Environmental Ethics

  • 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 word yet on shortlisting for anyone who submitted an application?
    • (10/30) Haven't heard anything...anyone know broad timeline? Movement before Christmas likely?
    • Any news at all? (11/16)
    • Nothing yet, sadly (11/28).  Anyone?

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

  • 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).

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

  • 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 Hawaii at Manoa - Hawaiian and Polynesian Religions

  • 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 Hinduism

  • 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)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Islamic Studies

  • 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

University of Kansas - Religious Studies (concentration in Judaism)

  • 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 Studies

  • 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)

University of Miami (FL) - Chinese Religions

  • 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.

University of Mississippi - Jewish Studies

  • 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 Studies

  • 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

University of North Carolina Greensboro - Islam

  • 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 11/16. I hope this is not due to not attending the conference. The cost of the AAR is prohibitive for many applications.

University of Notre Dame - Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies

  • 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)

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

  • 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)

University of San Diego - Comparative/Interreligious Theology

  • 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?

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

  • 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 Testament

University of the Sciences (PA) - Religious Studies

  • 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)

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

  • 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]

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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) x2

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

  • 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 Judaism

  • 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 Literature

  • 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.

University of Virginia - Religious Ethics

  • 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.

University of Washington, Seattle - Islamic Studies & Classical Arabic

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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?

Villanova University - Christian Ethics

  • 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)

Wake Forest University - African-American Religions

  • 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

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

  • 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 x2) 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
      • 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)

Washington and Lee University - Islam

  • 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

Webster University (MO) - World Religions (VAP)

  • 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?

Wilfrid Laurier University - Christianity in a Global Context

  • 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

Wilfrid Laurier University - Aboriginal Religion and Culture

  • 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)

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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.

Wofford College - Contemporary Islam

  • 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)

Xavier University - Catholic Systematic Theology

  • 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)

Yale Divinity School - New Testament

  • 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]

Yale Divinity School - Philosophy of Religion

  • 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.

Yale Divinity School - Religious Education

  • 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.

Yale University - Religious Studies - CANCELLED

  • 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)

Youngstown State University - Asian Religions

  • 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.

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