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This page is for Academic Positions in Religious Studies that begin in 2017.

Last Year's Page: Religious Studies 2015-2016

See also: Biblical Studies 2016-2017 and Jewish Studies 2016-2017

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DemographicsEdit

ABD (early): 3

ABD (will finish this academic year): 15

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 16

Assistant Professor: 2

Associate Professor:

Full Professor:

Search Committee Member:

Lurker:

Faculty "Job Coach":

TOTAL: 34 

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

African Religions:

African-American Religions:

American Religion(s): 9

Ancient Near East:

Anthropology of Religion: 2

Asian Religions-Buddhism:

Asian Religions-Chinese/Japanese: 2

Asian Religions-Hinduism: 1

Asian Religions-Southeast Asia:

Catholic Studies: 1

Christian Spirituality: 2

Christianity-Early: 3

Christianity-Medieval: 1

Christianity-Early Modern/Modern: 3

Christianity-Modern/Ethics:

Christianity-Global: 3

Christianity-Catholic and Latin American Studies: 1

Christianity: Systematic Theology: 5

Comparative:

Ethics: 1

Esotericism: 2

Hebrew Bible:

Intercultural Studies: 1

Indigenous Religions:

Islam: 4

Judaism: 2

Media (also American Religion): 1

Ministry

New Testament/Early Christianity: 3

Pastoral Care / Religion and Psychology: 1

Philosophy of Religion:

Political Theology:

Practical Theology: 1

Religion and Literature:

Religion and History of Science:

Religion and Violence:

Religion and Pop Culture: 1

Secularism: 1

Second Temple Judaism:

Sociology of Religion: 1

Social Science of Religion/Methods: 2

South Asian Religions:

Theology: 3

Women's Studies / Queer Theory:

Sources of ads: Out of curiosity, what web sites or publications are we using to find these postings? Please add to the list as appropriate.Edit

2016-2017 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Edit

Amherst College (MA) - Religious Traditions in the AmericasEdit

The Department of Religion seeks a scholar of religion in the Americas for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in July 2017. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The candidate’s research and teaching interests should center upon religious traditions as located and developed in the Americas. The candidate should work in one or more of the following areas: Latin American religions, Native American religions, the Black Atlantic, global Christianity, African-American religious history, or the religion of U.S. immigrants. In addition to expertise in the field of religious studies, the candidate should have interests and expertise in theoretical approaches employed in the study of race and ethnicity, ethics and social justice, material culture, or diaspora studies. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/religion

Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. Candidates should submit electronically an application letter, C.V., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Asbury Theological Seminary (KY) - Spiritual FormationEdit

ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY announces an open faculty position in spiritual formation on its Kentucky campus, commencing January 2017 (pending formal approval of the job description by the faculty search committee in September). Tenure and non-tenure tracks are possible depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Rank is open. Part of the teaching load may be comprised of face-to-face mentoring, but this is yet to be determined. Consistent with the Seminary’s commitment to distance learning, the person hired in this position will be expected to be available to teach online courses as needed.

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. or comparable degree, with strong preference given to persons with a Ph.D that included significant work in the history of Christian spiritual formation. Those who are A.B.D. or are in possession of a D.Min. degree may also apply, provided they have an extensive knowledge of spiritual formation throughout the history of the Church and substantial experience.

The following qualifications are not required, but strong preference will be given to those candidates who have one of the following: A familiarity with United Methodist doctrine and polity, Understanding of spiritual formation in the Anglican tradition, and/or Knowledge of spiritual formation in the Global South after 1800.

Asbury Theological Seminary is a confessional seminary in the Wesleyan tradition. Enthusiastic agreement with the Seminary’s confessional Ethos Statement, Statement of Faith, and Faculty Covenant is essential. (The first two of these may be found online at Asbury Theological Seminary’s website under “Theological Distinctives.”) Nominations, applications (letter, CV, and three letters of reference), or questions may be addressed to the administrative assistant to the Dean of the School of Theology and Formation.

  • Deadline not stated (posted 8/23/16)

Asbury Theological Seminary (FL) - TheologyEdit

ASBURY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY announces a faculty position in Theology for its Florida–Dunnam (Orlando) campus. Preferred starting date Spring 2017 or Fall 2017. This position is tenure track. Rank is open, but senior scholars are encouraged to apply. The normal teaching load for full faculty is six courses per year. Faculty are eligible for sabbatical leave every 3 years. Consistent with Asbury Seminary’s commitment to distance learning, the person hired in this role will be expected to teach a minimum of one online/distance course per year in load.

Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. or comparable degree in theology, with preference given to persons with degrees in Wesleyan theology and a proven record of research and writing in this area. Given the multi-ethnic and multicultural student body on the Florida–Dunnam campus, demonstrated experience in training diverse leaders in global and/or multicultural settings will be vital.

Asbury Theological Seminary is a confessional seminary in the Wesleyan tradition. Enthusiastic agreement with the Seminary’s confessional statement of faith, faculty covenant, and ethos statement is essential.

Nominations, applications (letter, CV, and three letters of reference), or questions may be addressed to:

Damaries Bauzo

Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Urban Ministries

Asbury Theological Seminary

8401 Valencia College Lane

Orlando, FL 32825

damaries.bauzo@asburyseminary.edu

  • The Search committee will meet to consider applications in early September so all materials must be received no later than Thursday September 1 2016.

Boston College (MA) - Race, Religion, and the African Diaspora (Open Rank - 2 Positions)Edit

Boston College’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites applications for two open-rank, open field core faculty positions in race, religion, and the African Diaspora, to begin in August 2017. There will be two jointly appointed positions, one in the Department of Theology and the other in another cooperating department. In theology, we are seeking a scholar with competency in systematic/constructive theology, ethics, comparative theology, liberation theology, feminist theology, or black theology. For the second position, we are seeking a scholar in fields such as religion, religious studies, African diaspora studies, history, art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, comparative literature, ethnic studies, and women’s and gender studies who specializes in the religious experiences of African-descended people. We envision successful candidates teaching classes such as Introduction to African and African Diaspora Religions; Religion in Africa; Varieties of Black Religious Experience; Race, Religion, and Social Justice; and Introduction to Black Theology. The AADS Program has six core faculty members and twelve affiliate faculty members working in English, History, Communication, Sociology, Theology, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Philosophy. In 2016–2017, we will also be searching for another core faculty member who specializes in African American Literature and Culture to be jointly appointed with the English Department.

Successful candidates will have an active research and publication profile, a record demonstrating excellence in teaching, and PhD or the equivalent in a relevant field by August 2017. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of recommendation.

  • Applicants must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36597. Review of applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the positions are filled.

Boston University (MA) - Religions of the African Diaspora (Assoc. or Full Prof.)Edit

The Department of Religion at Boston University invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Professor to begin July 1, 2017, pending budgetary approval. We seek a senior scholar of religions of the African diaspora (including North American, Caribbean, black church studies, urban and new religious movements, conjure and popular religion) able to teach courses at the introductory and advanced/graduate levels that contribute to an academic religious studies curriculum. The area of specialty is open, including PhDs in the study of religion or from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at BU boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Islam, early Judaism and Christianity, American religious history, comparative religions, and social theory.

Boston University (MA) - TheologyEdit

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar in theology, holding a PhD or ThD in theology or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and having potential for a strong record of publications in the field. The candidate should be a theologian working within the Christian tradition and specializing in religion and science. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach core masters’ course in theology as well as masters and doctoral courses in religion & science. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) and a degree in the natural sciences are highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology and BU Graduate Division of Religious Studies, some of which may be in collaborative programs with other Boston University schools. In addition, the person will have the opportunity to give leadership, with others, in the School of Theology and Boston University programs in religion and science. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.

Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Jennifer Knust, Chair, Theology Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at earnone@bu.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Boston University (MA) - Black Church StudiesEdit

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position in Black Church Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and researcher, holding a PhD, ThD, or equivalent degree in an appropriate area of study, and having potential for a strong record of publications. Competence in Black Church Studies is central to this position, and other areas of competence are encouraged, especially in church renewal, but with openness to the unique interests and expertise of the successful candidate. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. The salary will be commensurate with experience.

Required Skills: DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.

Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Dr. Jennifer Knust, Chair, Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at earnone@bu.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Brandeis University (MA) - Classical IslamEdit

Brandeis University announces a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Classical Islam to begin in Fall 2017. The successful candidate must have primary research interests and training in Classical Islam (e.g., Qur’an and tafsir, history, philosophy, Sufism, literature, etc.). Candidates must demonstrate expertise in classical Islamic texts and be able to teach courses using original Arabic sources and English translation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The appointment is in the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, which offers a variety of courses in the religion, literature, history, and culture of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and also houses a Ph.D. program in Arabic and Islamic Civilizations. The successful candidate will also participate in the University’s interdepartmental undergraduate program in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. Only applicants with the Ph.D., or who expect to have the Ph.D. by August 2017, will be considered.

Applications, which should be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7635, must include: a letter expressing research and teaching interests, a CV, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, a list of courses taught, and three confidential letters of reference. In addition, please include sample course syllabi for (1) an introductory survey course on Islam (Civilization and Institutions), and (2) an advanced course focused on classical Islamic texts for students with Arabic reading proficiency. Please contact Jonathan Decter (decter@brandeis.edu), Chair, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, with questions.

  • First consideration will be given to applications received by October 14, 2016.

Carleton College (MN) - Religion and Science, the Body, and/or the EnvironmentEdit

Carleton College, Department of Religion, seeks a scholar/teacher (tradition/area of specialization is open) whose work engages the juncture between religion and science, religion and the body, or religion and the environment, for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin September, 2017. Although the tradition of specialization remains open, ideal candidates will complement departmental strengths (current needs include Asian religions and pre-modern Christianity). Applicants are preferred whose work is rooted in textual and philosophical traditions (ideally but not exclusively pre-modern) and engaged with their relevance for contemporary issues.

Candidates should be committed to excellence in research and teaching, have interests in theoretical issues in religious studies, and be keen to contribute to Carleton’s interdisciplinary programs and initiatives, such as Cognitive Science, Environment and Technology Studies, Public Health, Asian Studies, or other relevant areas. Ph.D. in hand Sept 1. 2017 preferred, and necessary for Asst. Professor rank, but A.B.D. candidates will receive consideration.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Full benefits apply.

  • Application Documents By October 14th, please complete the online application at http://jobs.carleton.edu, including electronic submission of a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcripts, 2-3 sample syllabi, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to Michael D. McNally, mmcnally@carleton.edu, Chair, Department of Religion, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR Annual Meeting in San Antonio in November.

Carroll College (MT) - TheologyEdit

Carroll College, an independent, Catholic, diocesan, liberal arts undergraduate college located in Helena Montana, (http://www.carroll.edu/about/helena.cc) announces a full-time faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in Theology beginning August 2017.

The position requires a doctorate in Theology/Religious Studies.

We seek an enthusiastic, effective teacher who can bring students to understand and appreciate the Roman Catholic tradition and who can contribute to Carroll’s mission.

We seek candidates with interest in a range of theology courses (including Moral Theology, Healthcare & Environmental Ethics) as well as developing interdisciplinary courses to enhance our curriculum. We teach a 4/4 load and seek various opportunities of research and service.

Please submit as one PDF file: letter of application; CV; a response to Carroll’s Mission Statement that incorporates reflection on teaching and scholarship, copies of graduate school transcripts.

  • All materials should be electronically submitted to employment@carroll.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. EOE. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To view additional information about Carroll and the Mission Statement please visit our web site at http://www.carroll.edu. Please also arrange for three letters of professional reference to be sent under separate cover.

Claremont Graduate University (CA) - Dr. Margo L. Goldsmith Professorship in Women’s Studies in Religion (Open Rank - Early Christianity Focus)Edit

The Religion Department at Claremont Graduate University invites applications for the Dr. Margo L. Goldsmith Professorship in Women’s Studies in Religion. The successful candidate must have expertise in early Christianity, with an eye toward broader implications for women’s experiences in antiquity, western civilization, and modern society. Rank is open, though strong priority will be given to candidates with a well-established academic track record. Applicants must have publications appropriate to rank and demonstrate an ongoing research program that forges new directions in the study of women, gender, sexuality, and religion. The Goldsmith Professor directs the department’s renowned program in Women’s Studies in Religion as well as contributing to the department’s other graduate programs. Applicants must have a PhD in religious studies or a related field. The appointment is scheduled to commence in Fall 2017.

Please submit a cover letter and CV, and arrange for three letters of reference and one writing sample (30 pages maximum) to be sent to: Dr. Cynthia Eller, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 831 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.

Electronic submissions accepted via Workable at https://claremont-graduate-university.workable.com

Writing Samples can also be emailed to CGU.Religion@gmail.com. Please include your name and phone number when submitting the writing sample.

Interviews will be conducted at the AAR annual meeting in San Antonio, or by telephone.

  • Application materials must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 15 October 2015.

Colgate University (NY) - Hinduism and South Asian ReligionsEdit

Colgate University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in HINDUISM AND SOUTH ASIAN RELIGIONS. The hire will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2017; completion of Ph.D. is expected prior to, or shortly after, the date of hire. Specialization is open, but candidates are expected to have scholarly proficiency in the texts of Hindu traditions and the pertinent classical languages, the larger religious context of South Asia, and the ability to address dimensions of Hinduism in the modern world. Training in Religious Studies and familiarity with issues in the study of religion are required. The annual five-course teaching load will include introductory and advanced courses in Hinduism and/or South(east) Asian Religions; Introduction to World Religions; and curricular contributions to Asian Studies. All Colgate faculty are expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The position offers opportunities to be involved in interdisciplinary university programs such as Africana and Latin American Studies, Environmental Studies, LGBTQ, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Women’s Studies.

Colgate is a highly-selective liberal arts university of 2900 students situated in central New York. The University has an ambitious study abroad program. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter (or other statement) their approach to teaching and/or scholarship in a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer; women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.

Cover letter, CV, and three current letters of recommendation must be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7365. For questions you may contact, Lesleigh Cushing, Chair of Hinduism Search, lcushing@colgate.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin October 24, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. Candidates not attending the meeting will be interviewed on Skype.

College of Wooster (OH) - South Asian ReligionsEdit

The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of South Asian Religions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning August 2017. Candidates must have primary training and experience in Hinduism, with complementary preparation in another South Asian tradition. The ideal candidate would also have a thematic focus on an area of teaching and research, such as gender and sexuality studies, film studies, or environmental studies that enriches the department's and College's curriculum. The teaching profile of the position includes: a teaching load of 5.5 per year, supervision of Junior/Senior Independent Study research projects (which all students complete as part of the College’s nationally recognized Independent Study program), teaching-advising in the College’s interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program, and advising of Religious Studies majors. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (19% domestic students of color and 10% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. Applicants must have a Ph.D. completed prior to August 15, 2017.

  • Submit application letter, c.v., graduate transcripts, three reference letters, teaching statement, research statement, statement on contributions to diversity in the classroom and/or curriculum, and other supporting materials (e.g., sample syllabi, scholarly work, brief descriptions of possible courses) by October 7, 2016 via Interfolio. For questions contact Jeremy Rapport , Search Chair. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/37111

Columbia University (NY) - Religion and Public Life (Full or Assoc. Prof.)Edit

The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for a tenured appointment in the area of religion and public life. The position can be filled at the rank of tenured associate professor or tenured full professor. Candidates in religious studies or in a cognate discipline in the humanistic social sciences, and who hold a distinguished record of scholarly contributions to the study of religion and public life, are encouraged to apply. Geographic region, discipline, and tradition are open. The successful candidate will contribute to mentoring and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level in one or more of the department's current fields and interdisciplinary zones of inquiry. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide academic vision and leadership by serving as Director of Columbia's Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life for one or two three-year terms.

Quicklink for Posting: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63401

  • Date Review Begins: 11-01-2016.

Columbia University (NY) - Religion and Sexuality (Open Rank)Edit

The Department of Religion at Columbia University invites applications for an open rank appointment in religion and sexuality. The position can be filed at any rank from tenure-track assistant professor to tenured full professor. Candidates with a strong record of teaching and/or scholarship in LGBTQ/queer studies are particularly encouraged to apply. Specialization, period, and discipline are open and may include historically informed, comparative, and globally engaged approaches to the study of religion. Beyond teaching in the field of specialization, the successful candidate at the junior level will be expected to teach two courses a year in Columbia's Core Curriculum.

Quicklink for Posting: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63421

  • Date Review Begins: 11-01-2016.

Cornell College (IA) - Christianity (Global / Interdisciplinary)Edit

The Department of Religion at Cornell College invites applications for a tenure track position in Christianity. Area of Specialization is open, but we would especially welcome applications from scholars who frame their work within the interdisciplinary and global context of the contemporary world, are experienced teachers who can illuminate a variety of religious milieux that might include South Asia, Africa and/or the Americas, and who embody the ideals of the liberal arts in the classroom. Responsibilities include six courses per year, including a broad range of introductory and advanced level courses that span a variety of regions and traditions, all of which will stem from the candidate’s interest and discernment. Courses may also be taught off-campus in domestic or international locations. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D or be an advanced ABD, be an innovative teacher and an active researcher, and possess an independent vision for their work at the college.

The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time calendar, under which faculty teach, and students take, one course at a time in month-long terms. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. It also attracts insightful professors who find creative ways to use the block plan to their teaching advantage. A 1:11 faculty-student ratio enables faculty, who also act as mentors, to form transformative intellectual partnerships that bring out the best in their students. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives and an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell’s picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa—an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer’s as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns” and located in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

  • Applicants should submit a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and a philosophy of teaching statement that includes commitment to diversity in the classroom and campus community to employment@cornellcollege.edu. Applications submitted by November 1, 2016 will be given full consideration, but later applicants will also be considered until the position is filled, including the potential opportunity to interview for the position at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literatures in San Antonio.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Religion and Science (Open Rank)Edit

The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College seeks to hire an open-rank tenured or tenure-track scholar in Religion and Science with a specialty in one or more of the following: medical ethics or bioethics, history of science, medicine in intercultural and transnational perspective, or scientific discourse around categories of race, gender, and sexuality. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate conversance with at least one religious tradition and an articulated sensibility toward theoretical and methodological issues concerning the religion and science dialogue.

Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2017. Course load: 4 courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters), undergraduate teaching; normal department service. Competitive salary, benefits and research support. Applicants at the level of Assistant should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, teaching portfolio, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants at the level of Associate or Full should submit a cover letter, CV and names of three references who can be contacted for letters of recommendation by the search committee. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are received by November 1, 2016, will be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion

Denison University (OH) - Religious Diversity and Pluralism in the United StatesEdit

Denison University Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning August 2017 in Religious Diversity and Pluralism in the United States. Teaching will include introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses that cover the diversity of U. S. religions in both historical and contemporary contexts. These courses should also address the ways different religious traditions have understood and responded to this diversity, both within and among religions, on philosophical, theological, ethical, historical and/or social levels. Ph.D. in the academic study of religion, or a relevant field, with the above specialization is required. Proven ability to teach writing-intensive religion courses that meet Denison’s new writing program requirements is essential. (See http://denison.edu/academics/writing-program.) Appropriate undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. Ability to teach in one or more of Denison’s interdisciplinary programs (Black Studies, East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, International Studies, Queer Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies) is desirable. Denison faculty teach a 3/2 teaching load each year. Applications should include a transcript of all graduate work, letters of recommendation, and evidence of appropriate teaching experience. Applications must be submitted on-line at https://employment.denison.edu. For more information about Denison and the Department of Religion see our website at: http://www.denison.edu.

  • Applications received by September 26, 2016 will receive full consideration. Open until filled.

Dickinson College (PA) - Christian Origins (incl. Scriptural Texts)Edit

The Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2017. Applicants should have a specialization in the general area of Christian origins, with particular reference to scriptural texts, both canonical and extra-canonical. A secondary specialization in the origins of Islam and its continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East, is highly desirable. Additional areas of interest are welcome, including theory and methodology in the study of religion. All religion faculty teach a first-year seminar and the departmental senior seminar on a rotating basis. Tenure-track faculty at Dickinson teach a five-course load.

The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC and Philadelphia.

  • Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016. Candidates should submit via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu; please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please address questions to department chair Mara Donaldson via donaldsm@dickinson.edu.

Duke University Divinity School (NC) - HomileticsEdit

Duke University Divinity School seeks to make a tenure-track faculty appointment in homiletics at the Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2017. Nominations and applications are sought for or from persons who have scholarly expertise in the history, theology, theory, and practice of preaching, as well as a passion for teaching and a commitment to research and writing. The candidate appointed to this position will be expected to teach in the Divinity School’s master’s degree programs and at the doctoral level.

A Ph.D., Th.D., or the equivalent is requisite. The M.Div. degree is strongly desirable, as is experience in ministry, lay or ordained. Women, ethnic minorities, and United Methodists are encouraged to apply. Nominations and applications should be submitted at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7249

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained.

  • Review of applications and nominations will begin September 1, 2016.

Emory University (GA) - Candler School of Theology - American Religious History (Open Rank)Edit

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in American Religious History beginning Fall 2017.

The successful candidate will have a research focus on American religious history in any period. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate American Christianity within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is also highly desirable.

Additional Job Details: Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene). Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, a writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Candidates should apply online at http://www.hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: Search Committee in American Religious History, c/o Brenda Roberts, Manager, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. Recommenders and institutions may also send files as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments to emails to brenda.roberts2@emory.edu. Direct any questions to Dr. Ted A. Smith, Search Chair, at ted.smith@emory.edu.

  • Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 21, 2016.

Emory University (GA) - East Asian Buddhist TraditionsEdit

The Department of Religion at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for an assistant professor appointment in East Asian Buddhist traditions, beginning in Fall 2017. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to scholars working in East Asian Buddhist ritual traditions, devotional traditions, contemplative practices, material culture, visual culture, and intercultural or trans-regional traditions. The successful candidate must have capacity to guide graduate research in East Asian Buddhist traditions and teach undergraduate courses in Buddhism, including an Introduction to East Asian Buddhism. We seek a scholar who will complement existing strengths in Asian religions at Emory University and who has the agility to engage in robust interdisciplinary conversations in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion. PhD is required by the time of appointment, as well as exceptional teaching potential in both the college and the graduate school. Demonstrated excellence in research languages is also imperative.

  • Letter of application, curriculum vitae, one article or chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically by October 7, 2016, to Sara McClintock, East Asian Buddhist Traditions Search Committee Chair (buddhismsearch@emory.edu) Members of the committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the American Academy of Religion conference in San Antonio or by Skype for candidates located outside North America. Those selected for a preliminary interview will be requested to submit a teaching dossier, including a teaching statement and sample syllabi, at least one week in advance of the interview.

Emory University (GA) - Christianity of Latin America (Assoc. or Full Prof.)Edit

The Department of Religion at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Latin American/Latino/LatinX Christianity to begin Fall 2017. The position is open to scholars working on Catholic or Protestant traditions, or popular Christian traditions that incorporate indigenous and/or African elements. Approaches may include (but are not limited to) ethnography, material culture, philosophy, theology, history, or comparative studies. We seek a scholar who has the agility to engage in robust interdisciplinary conversations in the Department of Religion and the Graduate Division of Religion. The successful applicant will demonstrate an excellent record in scholarship as well as teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Demonstrated ability to mentor underrepresented student populations is also considered advantageous.

  • Interested candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three recommenders, and an article or book chapter to Joyce Flueckiger, Latin American/Latino/LatinX Christianity Search Committee Chair. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2016. Emory University is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Veteran employer. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. For addition information, please contact the chair of the search committee at latinXtysearch@emory.edu
  • It seems that the description is too general, any idea of what they are looking for? The department does not have many resources in Christianity, is this something they want to address?

George Fox University (OR) - Wesleyan TheologyEdit

George Fox Evangelical Seminary announces a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Wesleyan theology and heritage, to begin August 15, 2017.

University Mission: George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.

Seminary Mission: George Fox Evangelical Seminary is George Fox Evangelical Seminary is Christ-centered, broadly evangelical, and committed to equipping women and men holistically for local and global service. We are located in Portland, Oregon.

Purpose: George Fox Evangelical Seminary exists to develop leaders and scholars to have a transformative and prophetic influence for Jesus Christ in the church and the world. We pursue this purpose by integrating spiritual formation, history, theology, and biblical and pastoral studies, in a multicultural and ecologically sensitive environment.

Responsibilities:

1. Teaching: Courses in Christian history and theology from a Wesleyan perspective; Courses in pastoral studies, ministry leadership, and spiritual formation.

2. Scholarship: Maintain active engagement in Wesleyan scholarly guilds; Maintain a sustained pattern of peer-reviewed publication as called for in the George Fox University Faculty Handbook.

3. Service: Support the university's Free Methodist Center; Participate in the ongoing support of the seminary programs and curriculum; Serve on faculty committees, participate in the life of the university and seminary community, provide academic advisement to students, and engage in other duties normally associated with full-time faculty members; Support local faith communities and community service efforts as appropriate.

Qualifications: A personal commitment to Jesus Christ and be actively involved in a local church. In addition, she or he must commit to live in agreement with the university's lifestyle statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the university's Statement of Faith: http://www.georgefox.edu/about/mission_vision_values/faith_statement.html

A PhD, preferably in historical, systematic, or practical theology, related to Wesleyan studies. ABD considered only if degree will be in hand by August 1, 2017.

Teaching experience in, and commitment to support, traditional classroom, online, and hybrid course delivery at the graduate level.

Demonstration of scholarship, including academic conference presentations and scholarly publications.

Commitment to training both women and men as pastors and ministry leaders.

Commitment to the integration of faith and learning, which includes integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ and subjecting the insights we derive through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture.

Preferred: ordination credentials from a church in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition and five years of ministry experience in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition.

Commitment to the university's statement on diversity: http://www.georgefox.edu/diversity/

  • To Apply: Interested applicants should send an electronic cover letter, completed faculty application (including an integration of faith and learning essay), and CV (which includes contact information for three references) to Dean of the Seminary, Dr. Chuck Conniry, at cconniry@georgefox.edu with the subject line: Richard B. Parker Search. Applications must be received by October 31, 2016 for consideration for preliminary interviews at AAR. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

George Mason University (VA) - BuddhismEdit

The George Mason University Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Buddhism. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The teaching load will be 2-2, with one semester of paid pretenure leave and opportunities for summer research funding. This position begins late August 2017.

Qualifications: The successful candidate should have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. A research specialization in Buddhist philosophy and ethics is preferred, and candidates should have strong grounding in relevant languages and classical texts, as well as the ability to address contemporary ethical issues in Buddhist thought and culture. The incumbent should have a good publications record, or a clear research agenda with strong evidence of future research potential. In addition to courses on classical and contemporary Buddhism, the ideal candidate will be able to teach courses on other South Asian religions, as well as introductory courses on Asian religions more broadly; and will have a record of effective, engaging and innovative undergraduate teaching.

The department will interview selected candidates at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Chicago.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must apply online at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position number F6794z by October 14, 2016; complete the faculty application; and upload a letter of intent, CV, writing sample, and a list of three professional references with contact information. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be directed to: Dr. Young-chan Ro, Search Committee Chair; Department of Religious Studies, George Mason University; 4400 University Drive, MS 3F1; Fairfax, VA 22030; or e-mailed to yro@gmu.edu.

Gonzaga University (WA) Asian Religious TraditionsEdit

The Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Asian Religious Traditions to begin fall 2017. The position involves a 3/3 teaching load with primary emphasis on undergraduate teaching.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in the field of Religious Studies—ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will be degree in hand by August 1, 2017. Demonstrated expertise in Buddhism, Hinduism, or other Asian religious traditions. Command of the appropriate research languages. Preference given to candidates whose academic interests include cross-cultural approaches, or comparative religious perspectives, or issues of gender/sexuality.

Applicants must complete an online application at http://www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) three letters of recommendation, (4) a one-page teaching philosophy, and (5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Robert Hauck, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, at hauck@gonzaga.edu.

  • Position closes on October 15, 2016, midnight, PST. For assistance with the online application, please call 509.313.5996. Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (MI) - Historical and Systematic TheologyEdit

Cornerstone University, an Evangelical Christian institution with over 2800 undergraduate and graduate students, is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. The position is classified as a full-time tenure-track faculty position with faculty rank and base salary dependent upon educational and professional qualifications and experience. In partnership with other faculty colleagues, the position supports the theology curriculum of the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Formation, Master of Arts in Counseling, and other Master of Arts degree programs which combine to enroll over 340 graduate students on an annual basis, both on-ground and online.

Qualifications: Candidates will possess a completed Ph.D. or Th.D. in Systematic Theology or Historical Theology from a properly accredited institution (e.g. regional, Association of Theological School, etc.) by fall 2017, evidence proficiency in theological scholarship and graduate level teaching, be a team player with honorable relational skills, and exhibit a genuine Christian faith commitment and theological alignment with the Cornerstone Confession.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will serve as Professor of Historical & Systematic Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (a graduate division of the University). This includes teaching six graduate level courses (on-ground and online) on an annual basis, serving student advisees, contributing to assessment projects within the division, attending divisional and full-faculty meetings, and serving on at least two committees.

Location: Grand Rapids is a developing city with a metropolitan population of well over 600,000 people. The community possesses a strong Christian heritage and has been referred to as a “city of churches.” In addition, it is home to many non-profit and human services organizations. Grand Rapids has an abundance of affordable housing, with a cost of living lower than many cities of its size.

Application: All inquiries and materials will remain confidential. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To apply, please post your letter of inquiry and resume/curriculum vitae at the following link: https://www.cornerstone.edu/why-cornerstone-university/campus-locations/university-offices/human-resources/employment-applications/

  • Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted 9/22/16)

Harvard University (MA) - Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of DivinityEdit

The Faculty of Divinity at Harvard University intends to make a tenured appointment to the Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity. We seek a scholar whose work addresses issues of contemporary Christian morality, ethics, and values within the context of global religious pluralism and diversity. Candidates may work in any discipline or field that engages such issues constructively, including those in the humanities and social sciences. Candidates must be able to contribute to the design and teaching of a curriculum in religion, ethics, and politics. They should employ forms of analysis that address race, gender, sexuality, and social location, The successful candidate will be expected to contribute more generally to the Divinity Schools degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity curriculum, while sharing in the Schools intellectual life. The candidate will also teach undergraduate and Ph.D. students of the Study of Religion in Harvards Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Letters of nomination may be sent to the Niebuhr Search Committee, c/o Traci Kasperbauer, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, or via email to niebuhrsearch@hds.harvard.edu. Candidates should submit both a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae. In these or in separate documents, they should describe plans for research and teaching. Preference is given to submissions at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu, though applications may also be submitted by regular post or electronic mail to the addresses given above.

  • Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016.

Hope College (MI) - Endowed Chair in Reformed TheologyEdit

Tenure-track Associate or Assistant Professor for the Leonard and Marjorie Maas Endowed Chair in Reformed Theology. Cognate expertise in Historical Theology, Ecumenical Dialogue, World/Global Christianity, and Peace Studies, though not required, may complement a scholarly emphasis on Reformed Theology. Responsibilities include teaching a survey on Systematic Theology, electives on areas of one's scholarly specialization, and a senior level department seminar. There are also opportunities to teach in college-wide interdisciplinary programs. Ph.D. required, along with evidence of success in teaching and mentoring undergraduates and an exceptional record of scholarship along with a detailed plan for further research and publication.

As part of the online application found at http://www.hope.edu/employment/faculty, candidates will upload the following documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) description of research accomplishments and agenda, 3) teaching philosophy, 4) contributions one would make to Hope College's mission, 5) a curriculum vitae, and 6) unofficial graduate transcripts.

  • Applications received by October 15, 2016, will be assured of full consideration.

Humboldt State University (CA) - Religious StudiesEdit

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Religious Studies. This position offers the challenge and opportunity for an entry-level faculty member who will lead, guide, and inspire our program over the next 20 years and beyond, through excellence in teaching, but also (and especially) in program leadership. During this nation-wide transitional period in higher education, this position offers unique opportunities for a qualified candidate with deep commitment to undergraduate education in the area of Religious Studies.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.

Humboldt State University (HSU) provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Religious Studies or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards terminal degree with anticipated completion by the appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate competence in the following categories:

1. Teaching and scholarly competence in recognized areas of Religious Studies, such as a major world tradition (e.g., Christianity, Buddhism, Islam) or an interdisciplinary focus (e.g., mythic studies, ritual studies, comparative theology, psychology of religion, religion and literature);
2. Program leadership and all of its associated administrative duties for managing an undergraduate major in Religious Studies.

In regards to the first primary category, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Training and experience in teaching within an undergraduate program devoted to the major traditions among world religions; Commitment to the success of a such a program’s curriculum, which is devoted to developing a greater religious literacy in the undergraduate population; Teaching competence for a standard World Religions course; Teaching competence in theory and method in Religious Studies; Teaching competence and graduate level training in more than one of the world’s major religious traditions; Commitment and competence to teach and exercise leadership within HSU’s General Education program. Record of scholarship through publication and participation in professional organizations; Minimum of 3 years teaching in higher education; Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Commitment to teaching within the context of a public university, the goals of which include access and diversity to various groups of under-represented students; and Professional focus on academic success among students who will be drawn from the underprivileged, from ethnic minorities, and from first-generation college students.

In regards to the second primary category, the successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Ability to assume immediately upon appointment responsibilities of program leadership and administration, including those duties normally assumed by a department chair at HSU; Leadership that will facilitate the development of the Religious Studies program; Administrative ability and willingness to manage curriculum, scheduling, budgets, personnel, advising, departmental programming, alumni relations, and assessment, as well as other matters, as they arise; Willingness and ability to develop and sustain departmental relations with local and regional religious communities in support of our experiential program; Commitment to service so as to develop productive relationships with other academic departments and constituencies in the University; and Documented experience in departmental administration and management in at least some areas mentioned defined above.

Recommended qualifications for this position include: Demonstrated commitment to and/or competence within innovative pedagogies involving online, hybrid, and large-enrollment courses; Interest in working collaboratively with other departments in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences on interdisciplinary initiatives; Interest and experience in applying for grants, to help raise the profile and fund the success of the department; Interest and experience in encouraging and managing study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/aavp/sites/default/files/04-03%20Admin%20Memo%20Approved%20Policy%20-%20H-1b%20Process_4_4_13.pdf.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Instructional assignments may include: World Religions, Exploring Religions, Senior Seminar, as well as upper-division major courses that fulfill the needs of the major program. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

This appointment offers the opportunity to develop the Religious Studies program, and to lead innovations in the program with vision, creativity, and insight. We believe this to be a unique opportunity for an early career teacher-scholar who has a professional commitment to undergraduate education. It allows and encourages the successful applicant to take a pivotal role in shaping the whole of the Religious Studies curriculum and program, beginning at the time of appointment.

In addition to these leadership opportunities, the primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: (1) teaching; (2) research, scholarship and creative activity; and (3) service to the University, profession and the community. After appointment the successful candidate will need to demonstrate quality performance in these three areas in the Retention, Tenure, and Promotion process at HSU, which is governed by the University Senate and the Collective Bargaining Agreement that governs faculty rights and responsibilities within the CSU system. In addition to standard performance review of teaching and scholarship, responsibilities will include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

This position differs from most tenure-line appointments, which presume that program leadership and management only become part of faculty responsibilities after tenure. This position requires the assumption of duties as program leader at the time of appointment, and progress towards tenure and promotion will depend, in part, on successful leadership and management of the program. We believe that this will offer both challenges and opportunities to the successful candidate. Applicants for this position need to be clear-eyed about the demands of the position in terms of administrative duties, in addition to those of teaching and scholarship.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials: Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Statement about Vision and Experience in Program Leadership; Statement of Research Interests; Teaching evaluations, if available; Evidence of administrative experience and competence; Application for Academic Employment: https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757; Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/; Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and Names and contact information for at least three professional references, as well as three letters of recommendation.

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: religious-studies@humboldt.edu

Signed letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials.

In letter of application, please refer to Job #7706.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Religious Studies, or Humboldt State University to: William Herbrechtsmeier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Humboldt State University, One Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299. Email: wh1@humboldt.edu

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than September 19, 2016. Early response is encouraged.
  • DID ANYONE RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL WHEN THEY SUBMITTED? I AM HESITANT TO BUG THEM TO CHECK, BUT SINCE THE PDF IS SO LARGE IT WOULD BE REASSURING TO KNOW THEY HAVE IT AND ARE ABLE TO OPEN IT.
  • 9/21: I did not, no. And I submitted last week so if one is forthcoming it won't be until the deadline I would think.

Iowa State University (IA) - Islam or East Asian Religions (Open Rank)Edit

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies invites candidates to apply for an Open Rank position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) with specialty in Islam, our first priority, or East Asian Religions.

This new colleague will join a supportive and diverse department with a small and engaged major and a broad impact through its popular offerings in World Religions and Religion in America. All faculty regularly teach sections of one or both of these introductory courses in addition to more advanced offerings and courses in their specialty.

The standard teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is five courses per year. Faculty members are expected to provide an effective learning experience for students. Faculty members are also expected to maintain a continuing research program in religious studies (and, when appropriate, related fields), to present research findings at national and international conferences as appropriate, and to publish research results on a regular basis in refereed outlets. The department and the college encourage collaborations with scholars in related fields. Faculty members are expected to provide service to the department, the college, and the university as needed for the efficient operation thereof, and to contribute to professional societies and the public as a natural outcome of their activities.

Required Education and Experience: Assistant Professor: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a closely related field is required by time of appointment. Associate and Full Professor: A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or closely related field and an outstanding record of teaching and research in Islam or East Asian religions commensurate with rank.

Preferred Education and Experience: An outstanding record of teaching and research in Islam. Evidence of scholarly publications in leading journals. Experience teaching in a university setting.

Interviews may be conducted at the November AAR meeting in San Antonio. Please indicate if you would be available for an interview at the meeting. However, attendance at this AAR meeting is not required to receive an interview.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

James Madison University (VA) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University (JMU) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval, beginning fall 2017.

Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, JMU is a co-educational public master's level university with over 21,000 students and is rated the number two public university in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The university welcomes applicants who help fulfill its commitment to diversity. Please see the College of Arts and Letters Diversity Council at http://www.jmu.edu/cal/diversity/cal-diversity-council.shtml.

Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation.

Duties and Responsibilities: In addition to teaching upper-level electives in Islam in the successful candidate's area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach in the University's General Education Program (World Religions, Islamic Civilizations) and share in the teaching of the Religion program's course on theory and methods (3/3 load with 2 preparations).

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or dissertation in hand at the time of appointment. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence must accompany the application. The area of specialization is open, though applicants should have an international focus (e.g. Africa, the Middle East, Asia) in their scholarship and teaching. Applicants will have demonstrated competence in Arabic, as well as in other cognate languages where appropriate.

To apply and be considered an applicant, candidates are required to fully complete steps 1 and 2.

1. Go to http://JobLink.jmu.edu, reference posting number 0407615 and submit a faculty profile, letter of application and a curriculum vitae. The names and contact information for three references will be requested at the end of the application. Each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a letter of recommendation through the JobLink system.

2. Send hard copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, scholarly writing sample (no more than 15 pages), and evidence of teaching experience and excellence (syllabi, student evaluations, etc.) to: Chair, Islam Search, Department of Philosophy and Religion, 61 E. Grace Street MSC 8006, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

  • To insure full consideration, please submit all materials by October 31, 2016. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual conference of the AAR / SBL in San Antonio, TX (November 2016). Additional inquiries can be addressed to Robert E. Brown, Chair, Islam Search Committee (brownre@jmu.edu).

John Carroll University (OH) - Sociology and/or Anthropology of ReligionEdit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies ( TRS ) at John Carroll University seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a focus on sociology and/or anthropology of religion. The position will begin August 2017.

The University is dedicated to a true balance between research scholarship and teaching excellence. This activity creates a rigorous and challenging learning environment. Faculty who teach on a research load teach nine hours per semester (3 classes) and serve as academic advisors to undergraduates (advising responsibility is phased in over time). They may also teach an occasional graduate seminar. Class sizes generally vary between 20-30 students. Course descriptions and other information about JCU’s TRS department are available at http://go.jcu.edu/trs.

John Carroll is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university founded in 1886 and dedicated to developing women and men with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. John Carroll University is one of 28 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 25 consecutive years. JCU enrolls 3,125 undergraduate and 700 graduate students and is a significant contributor to the cultural and intellectual life of northeast Ohio.

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the PhD in hand at the time of appointment in Theology/Religious Studies or Sociology/Anthropology of Religion; be conversant with academic method and theory in the study of religion, particularly sociological/anthropological and ethnographic methods; demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching; show significant promise for various types of cross-disciplinary collaboration in JCU’s integrative core curriculum (e.g., team-teaching, learning communities); demonstrate commitment to formative assessment to inform teaching; and affirm the Catholic Jesuit mission of the University.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred area of specialization is ethnography of American religious traditions, particularly those significant to Ohio and the Western Reserve such as Catholicism, Judaism, Mormonism, indigenous traditions, contemporary religious movements.

Some prior teaching experience; evidence of quality classroom instruction (from peer and student evaluations) is desirable. Candidates engaged in research on matters of contemporary religious concern will be given special consideration.

LINK: https://jcu.peopleadmin.com/postings/940

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application detailing interest and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, transcripts from all institutions of higher education, three letters of reference, a research agenda, and a teaching philosophy. Sample syllabi, peer course evaluations (if available), summative student course evaluations, and a writing sample may also be included, if desired. After initial application, please have official transcripts sent, either in hard copy to the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, John Carroll University, 1 John Carroll Boulevard, University Heights, Ohio 44118 or electronically to religion@jcu.edu.

  • Applications received by September 25 will be granted full consideration. Review of applications will begin on that date and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to religion@jcu.edu.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
  • Although I can't be certain, this appears to have an inside candidate; they have a current visiting professor with this specialization
  • IMHO: VAPs with the same specialization are very common during a job search and do not usually reflect an inside hire. When departments lose a faculty member they usually hire a VAP to fill a gap in their curriculum while they get the TTAP job search together. Thus once they post the job ad, it looks like a description of their VAP because the she/he was hired to fill the same curriculum gap the TTAP will fill. Better indicators for inside hires are strange combinations of requirements and excessively early application dates. The Humboldt State Job, for instance, is probably an inside hire for their current program director, who is a lecturer. Also see: http://theprofessorisin.com/2012/01/05/what-insider-candidates-persist-in-doing-wrong/
  • Thank you [poster above], but in this case the inside candidate was not hired into an Anthropology and Sociology of Religions VAP.  Her initial appointment was a one-year appt in 2013 in Asian Religions. While the JCU TRS department has lost three tenured positions since that initial hire, none were in the Soc/Anthro of Religion (not even close).  So this does appear to be an inside hire. Further indication of which includes the ridiculously short application window (18 days) between when this job was posted and the deadline for applicants.   [One final note from me: Their inside applicant is both a good scholar and a nice person. I hope that none of us feel cheated by her if she ends up being selected to fill this t-track position.]

Kenyon College (OH) - Christian TraditionsEdit

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Christian Traditions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in the academic year 2017-2018. Ph.D. in hand before August 1, 2017 required. Candidates with significant teaching experience at the assistant professor level are encouraged to apply. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Kenyon is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff and administration. Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of the diversity of Christianity both historically and currently, including the shifting of the center of Christianity to the developing world in Africa, South America and Asia. A candidate's teaching and research expertise may include any combination of these historical, cultural and social dimensions of Christianity: ancient, medieval, contemporary; interactions with other faith traditions; issues of justice and social and environmental ethics; religion and literature; women's and gender studies. Candidates should be willing to offer annually a semester-long introductory/survey course on Christian Traditions and a section of our introductory course, Encountering Religion in its Global Context. Candidates are also expected to offer a semester-long course on the New Testament at least every other year. The successful candidate will also develop courses in her/his area of expertise. Preference will be given to applicants with broad training in Religious Studies and teaching experience. Teaching load: 3/2.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional references, teaching statement including a list of courses taught, a 10-25 page writing sample, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Preliminary interviews will be conducted November 19th-20th at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature meeting in San Antonio, TX.

  • Review of applications will begin November 5, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the November 5, 2016 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Loyola University Maryland (MD) - Comparative TheologyEdit

Loyola University Maryland, a Jesuit Catholic liberal arts university in Baltimore, Maryland, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Theology, with primary specialization in Comparative Theology. We are seeking a colleague who has expertise in Christian theology and in Christianity's engagement with another religious tradition from either an historical or contemporary perspective, has proficiency in the relevant languages needed for primary research, and will expand upon our current areas of expertise in comparative theology. The position begins August 24, 2017, and the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree completed by the time of employment.

In addition to teaching undergraduate and masters-level courses in his or her area of specialty, applicants must be able to teach a one-semester undergraduate introductory course in Christian theology. Faculty teach this course according to their respective strengths. All sections of the introductory course encompass an introduction to scripture, soundings in the theological tradition, and contemporary theological questions. A further description of this and other theology course offerings can be found at http://www.loyola.edu/department/records/catalogues. Faculty are expected to contribute to the Catholic and Jesuit mission of the University in ways appropriate to their discipline and experience.

To apply, please go to http://www.loyola.edu/careers to submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to Ms. Susan Szczybor, Department of Theology, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210 or electronically to sszczybor@loyola.edu.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2016.

Lycoming College (PA) - Comparative ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religion at Lycoming College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Comparative Religion at the rank of assistant professor, beginning fall 2017. The position has a 3/3 teaching load, as well as scholarship and college service expectations. The successful candidate will teach a section of Introduction to World Religions every semester, and will have the opportunity to develop a course in theory and method in the study of religion as well as comparative religion courses at several levels. Areas of specialization within comparative religion are open. Interest and ability in teaching courses in death/afterlife studies and/or international and indigenous Latin American religions is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by August, 2017. Teaching experience will strengthen the application. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and evidence of potential for continuing scholarship.

TO APPLY: Applicants should send a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests within a liberal arts institution; CV; unofficial transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; and three letters of recommendation (at least one of which is able to speak to the candidate’s teaching ability). Electronic submission of application materials is required. Please reference “Assistant Professor of Religion” in the subject line of the email.

  • Applications must be received by October 23, 2016. Additional information at http://www.lycoming.edu. Post-offer, pre-employment drug screen conducted. EOE

McMaster University (CAN) - Early Christianity and/or Early JudaismEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level (or the Associate Professor level in exceptional circumstances) beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate must fit the structure and strengths of the department’s Biblical Field, which is marked by its dedication to studying early Judaism and early Christianity in light of one another, focusing on the Hellenistic to Roman periods. The ideal candidate should, therefore, have competence in both early Judaism and early Christianity. Demonstration of excellence and/or outstanding promise in the areas of research, graduate supervision, and undergraduate teaching is essential. A Ph.D. in a field pertinent to the study of early Judaism and/or early Christianity is required by the time of appointment.

The Department of Religious Studies is committed to enhancing diversity, while complementing the strengths of current faculty. This search is undertaken to recruit a colleague who can help us achieve these goals. Religious Studies at McMaster has earned a reputation as one of the premiere departments of its kind in North America. Comprising three graduate fields (Asian, Biblical, and Western), research is conducted employing a wide variety of approaches: textual, ethnographic, historical, philosophical, theological, theoretical, and philological. There are currently 50 graduate students enrolled in the department’s M.A. and Ph.D. programmes, with 14 faculty members active in graduate supervision. More information on the department can be found at https://www.religiousstudies.mcmaster.ca/.

Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, a 1-2 page teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence, a 1-2 page research statement, and the names and full contact information for three academic references. The search committee will request letters directly from these references at a later stage in the search process, as needed.

Materials sent from applicants must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal at http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/. Queries should be addressed to Dr. Daniel Machiela, Chair, Department of Religious Studies at: relsch@mcmaster.ca.

  • The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2016, with the potential for preliminary interviews to take place either by video conference or at the SBL/AAR meeting in San Antonio on November 19-22.

Michigan State University (MI) - JudaismEdit

The Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University is seeking applications for a tenure system opening at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in Judaism. The successful candidate will be appointed on an academic year basis and will engage in an active program of teaching (normally, two courses per semester), research and service, including teaching in the College of Arts and Letters' general education program in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Humanities. A PhD in Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field must be completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching mission of the Department, teaching courses that include introduction to Religious Studies and Judaism, and other undergraduate-attracting courses on Judaism that are consistent with the research and teaching foci of the candidate. Active participation in the Jewish Studies Program is expected. The Jewish studies program is a dynamic university program spanning multiple disciplines, colleges and departments. The position is one of six core positions in the Jewish Studies program, and at least two of the undergraduate courses taught each year will count toward the minor in Jewish Studies in the university. A core position means the position contributes to the Jewish Studies Program. There are opportunities to participate in study aboard programs and to engage in scholarly outreach and collaborative interdisciplinary work in digital humanities.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 13, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site https://jobs.msu.edu/.

Michigan State University (MI) - South Asia and/or the Diaspora (incl. Religious Studies)Edit

Position Title: Assistant Professor. Employment Level: Tenure system faculty. Employment Status: Full Time, academic year appointment.

The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH) at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a scholar whose research interests focus on performing arts (broadly conceived) in South Asia and/or the diaspora. This scholar will approach this topic from one or more of the following disciplinary fields: Cultural Anthropology, Cultural History, Music, Dance, Theatre, Performance Studies, South Asian Studies, or Religious Studies.

The RCAH at MSU is an interdisciplinary, residential undergraduate college in the arts and humanities with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and with a curricular emphasis on social justice, civic engagement, and the visual and performing arts. Michigan State University is a Carnegie R1 institution that values cross-college collaboration, and the successful candidate will also have opportunities to connect with faculty in his/her discipline at MSU. This position will start 8/16/2017.

The RCAH is a vibrant, multi-disciplinary community that is diverse along many dimensions, including race and ethnicity; gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; ability status; and religious belief, creed, or ideology. MSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

Applicants should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and writing sample all in one PDF. Applicants also will be required to submit names and emails for three people from whom letters of reference will be solicited.

A PhD awarded in related area by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching are required.

Special consideration will be granted to candidates whose work engages gender and sexuality or who can contribute to the RCAH's Language and Culture and/or civic engagement curricula.

  • To apply, go to https://jobs.msu.edu. Click on Search Postings at left, enter 3889 in the Posting Number field, and click Search. From there, follow prompts. All applicants must apply using this application portal. [Deadline not stated: posted 8/25/16]

Missouri State University (MO) - IslamEdit

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Religious Studies, anticipates an August 2017 opening for an assistant professor specializing in Islam, tenure eligible. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and M.A. courses in Islam and will regularly teach the department’s world religions survey course. The candidate should be able to engage Islamic texts and traditions from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications: The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications: Candidates are required to have the Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field completed by August 1, 2018, and must demonstrate successful experience in teaching and strong potential in research. Candidates should be interested in engaging broad intellectual questions and be familiar with issues and approaches in the academic study of religion. Additionally, they must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and to integrating multicultural issues into their courses.

Link to Job Description: http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21377.htm

Cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e. g., course evaluations), course documents (syllabi), copies of all transcripts, a publication or writing sample, and contact information for three professional references must be submitted with the online application at https://jobs.missouristate.edu. Three letters of reference are required for the application to be considered. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. J. E. Llewellyn, Search Committee Chair, e-mail: jllewellyn@missouristate.edu. Official transcripts required at time of hire.

  • First consideration of applicants begins on September 16, 2016, and continues until position is filled.

Moravian Theological Seminary (PA) - Protestant TheologyEdit

Moravian Theological Seminary (MTS) is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty appointment in Theology to begin Fall 2017. Ideal candidates (1) possess a PhD or equivalent in Theology; (2) can teach graduate courses in Protestant Theology and theologies from at least one of the following perspectives: global, ecumenical, interreligious, intercultural, and/or womanist; (3) have at least three years teaching experience in higher education, (4) are supportive of the mission of MTS, and (5) can bring their lay or ordained ministry experience and their scholarship into conversation with issues in the Church.

All positions are subject to budget availability.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should send letter of interest indicating one's approach to teaching in a seminary and to integrating teaching and learning across multiple disciplines; C.V.; three letters of reference; and official doctoral transcript. Send materials compiled into one PDF file (except for the transcript, which should be sent directly to MTS) to Dr. Frank Crouch at crouchf@moravian.edu.

  • Application review begins November 15, 2016 and continues until position is filled.

New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NJ) - Preaching and WorshipEdit

The Professor of Preaching and Worship is called to teach in the academic fields of preaching and worship; to coordinate a diverse team of part-time faculty persons who will share in this teaching; to serve as part-time "Director of the Chapel," with responsibility to oversee the organization and quality of the Seminary's worship; and to share in the larger work of the faculty. The Professor of Preaching and Worship teaches introductory and elective courses in preaching and worship, 12 to 15 credits per academic year, including at least one core course at the Seminary's St. John's campus, at least one core course at the Seminary's New Brunswick campus, and other core and elective courses in both preaching and worship. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the Professor will fulfill the expectations for all regular full-time faculty members to engage in research and publication; service to the Seminary community; administrative and committee assignments; and service to the church

Qualifications: The qualified candidate will have an M. Div. or equivalent and a thorough acquaintance with all theological disciplines; and an advanced theological degree (D.Min., Th.D. or Ph.D.) with academic preparation in the fields of preaching and worship Additionally, the candidate will have: 1) significant, formal experience in preaching and worship with congregations; 2) the ability to prepare others to include the arts and reflect on the uses of technology in the preaching and worship of the church; 3) the ability to develop a vision for the teaching of preaching and worship that is responsive to the diversity of the student body (age, race, culture, experience, confessional and free church traditions, etc.); 4) the skill to coordinate a diverse team of part-time faculty members to share in this teaching; and, 5) the ability to provide leadership for the Seminary's chapel program-defining its purposes, organizing and implementing the program in cooperation with appropriate faculty and student committee(s).

New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a teaching institution in the Reformed tradition with commitment to prepare students from multiple confessional and free-church traditions. The successful candidate will have a passion for ministry, experience in and commitment to metro-urban ministry, an appreciation for the Reformed tradition and the multiple church traditions present in the Seminary's student body, a desire to teach and learn in an inter-cultural community, a commitment to theological scholarship, multicultural experience and competence, and eagerness to be part of a school that is committed to an anti-racist vision for itself, the church, and society.

  • Please submit cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references by October 1, 2016 to Mrs. Jeanette Carrillo. By e-mail: deansoffice@nbts.edu, or, by regular mail: P & W Search, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Oberlin College (OH) - South Asian Religions and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist StudiesEdit

The Department of Religion and Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Oberlin College invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of three years, beginning fall semester 2017 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor

About: Information about the Religion Department may be found on line at http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/religion/. Information about the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Department may be found at http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/gender/.

Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load of 4.5 courses per year. As a joint appointment between Religion (.66) and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (.34), the position covers the curricular area of South Asian religions (particularly Hinduism) with a focus on gender studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency with primary texts pertinent to South Asian religions in their original languages, knowledge of the theory and methods of Religious Studies, and advanced training in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies. Candidates who specialize in ethnographic approaches and/or material religion are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to contribute to fostering diversity of the campus, curriculum, or discipline will be considered favorably.

The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

Qualifications: Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2017. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

Quick Link for Posting: http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/2974

Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders*. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin’s employment website to https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Occidental College (CA) - Asian ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin August 2017. We seek a scholar with expertise in Asian religions. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in East or South Asia. The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant rank; we welcome applications from recent PhDs, as well as scholars who have been teaching for several years.

Strong candidates will be able to teach a range of courses attractive to liberal arts students, including an introductory course in Buddhist traditions, courses in the first-year Cultural Studies Program, and courses that can cross-list with other departments. Strong candidates will possess a record of teaching experience and success.

Strong candidates will also possess a record of, or potential for, robust scholarly research and publications and will be prepared to actively participate in long-range departmental planning.

The Department of Religious Studies and Occidental College are committed to supporting the academic excellence of our diverse student body. We actively seek candidates equipped to further our mission with their teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Candidates should send their application as an electronic file to Ms. Marguerite Dessornes at mdessornes@oxy.edu. A complete application will include the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching at Occidental, a liberal arts institution with a mission of equity and excellence; a discussion of your research; and a description of your teaching experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy including how your pedagogy creates an equitable learning environment for a racially, ethnically, socio-economically, and culturally diverse student body; (3) a list and brief descriptions of courses you could teach at Oxy; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as, student evaluations, peer teaching reviews, or other data if available); (5) a sample of your scholarly work; (6) Curriculum Vitae; and (7) three confidential letters of recommendation, with at least one attesting to your teaching.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016. Interviews of semi-finalists will be held over Skype.

Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Constructive TheologyEdit

Princeton Theology Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Constructive Theology, to commence on or about July 1, 2017. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track. Appointment at the level of associate professor will be made with tenure. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should be systematic theologians operating in a constructive mode, specialization open, with a preference for a scholar working in theologies of race and/or gender and sexualities. The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature or demonstrable potential, who is dedicated to the church's life and work, and equipped to teach women and men preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in theology as well as the MDiv or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.

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

  • Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. A letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an MDiv course syllabus, either previously used or constructed for the future, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded per instructions at the online application site accessible at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationConstructiveTheology/. Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact James F. Kay, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Reformed TheologyEdit

Princeton Theology Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Reformed Theology, to commence on or about July 1, 2017. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track. Appointment at the level of associate professor will be made with tenure. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should be systematic theologians operating within the traditions of Reformed theology, who are also seriously engaged with contemporary theological voices. The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature or demonstrable potential, who is dedicated to the church's life and work, and equipped to teach women and men preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in theology as well as the MDiv or equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.

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

  • Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. A letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an MDiv course syllabus, either previously used or constructed for the future, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded per instructions at the online application site accessible at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationReformedTheology/. Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact James F. Kay, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

Princeton University (NJ) - Religion, Ethics and Politics (Assoc. or Full Prof.)Edit

The University Center for Human Values and the Department of Religion at Princeton University invite applications from accomplished scholars working primarily in the field of religion, with a focus on religion, ethics and politics, or closely related areas, for appointment as a (tenured) associate or full professor. The appointment will be held jointly in the two units.

We ask applicants to provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees. Applications should be submitted online at http://jobs.princeton.edu.

  • We cannot guarantee full consideration for applications received after October 15, 2016. We aim for an appointment effective September 2017.

Regent University (VA) - Systematic TheologyEdit

Regent University's School of Divinity invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The appointment involves responsibility for teaching and research in some facet of Systematic Theology within the faithful, Biblical tradition of Evangelical Christianity.

Requirements: A PhD or D.Th and an aptitude as a teacher to become proficient in multiple forms of delivery are required. University or seminary level teaching experience in a relevant field is desirable, and the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the Renewal (Pentecostal/Charismatic) perspective in Christianity. Ministerial credentials (and experience) are strongly preferred. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without discrimination of race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability.

Regent University is a culturally diverse community that actively encourages women and members of all racial/ethnic backgrounds and cultures to apply. More information regarding Regent University can be found at www.regent.edu.

Prospective candidates should send a letter of interest, transcripts, curriculum vita, and a brief statement on their Christian experience and philosophy of education in relation to ministry. In addition, letters of reference from three recommenders should be sent directly from the recommenders to the postal address below or email at patrham@regent.edu

Systematic Theology Search Committee c/o Patricia Hammersley, Office of the Dean School of Divinity Regent University, 1000 Regent University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

  • Skype interview, 6-20-16
  • 7-14-16, in process of interviewing top candidate

Rockhurst University (MO) - Judaism or IslamEdit

Rockhurst University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. by time of appointment in August 2017 and be able to teach an Introduction to World Religions course. We are looking for candidates with research specialization in Judaism or Islam, with the ability to teach elective courses in the tradition of their specialization as well as teach an elective survey course in the other tradition. Candidates should have their primary training in religious studies or theology, and be well-versed in theoretical questions facing the academic study of religion. Responsibilities involve a 3/3 teaching load, participation in departmental and university service, as well as scholarship. Preference given to candidate with evidence of effective teaching and demonstrated commitment to scholarly activity. All submissions (a letter of interest and CV) must be sent electronically to craig.prentiss@rockhurst.edu. Please have three letters of recommendation e-mailed as pdfs directly to Dr. Craig R. Prentiss, Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Rockhurst University.

  • All materials must be received by September 30, 2016. Rockhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and uses E-verify.

Regis University (CO) - Interfaith and Interreligious StudiesEdit

The Religious Studies Department at Regis College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Interfaith and Interreligious Studies at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 1, 2017.

Major Duties and Responsibilities: The successful applicant will be prepared to contribute to the development of a program in interfaith studies that enhances our department’s work facilitating interreligious encounters across multiple religious traditions in and beyond the academic classroom. Candidates should be committed to dialogue and community engagement. Competence in the religions of Asia and/or Africa is desired.

Experience in undergraduate teaching will strengthen an application. The successful candidate will be able to teach the following: a) “Religion and the Human Quest,” an introductory core course that explores what it means to be human in relation to the sacred; b) intermediate-level courses engaging in the Christian tradition, and c) upper-level courses in area of specialization. In addition, faculty members across the disciplines in Regis College develop and teach interdisciplinary, integrative core courses with themes such as justice and the common good, the search for meaning, diversity and cultural traditions, and global environmental awareness. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an active scholarly agenda.

Regis College, one of the five schools of Regis University in Denver, Colorado, is a Jesuit liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition with a primary emphasis on excellence in undergraduate teaching and cura personalis. Applicants should demonstrate an interest and ability to engage the Catholic intellectual tradition and Jesuit liberal arts educational mission substantively in their teaching. For more information on this mission, see: http://www.regis.edu/RC/Academics/Core-Studies.aspx

Minimum Qualifications: A conferred Ph.D. is required.

Apply: https://jobs.regis.edu/postings/2333

A complete application must include: letter of application, vita, all university-level transcripts, three letters of recommendation (one of which addresses the candidate’s demonstrated abilities and/or potential as an undergraduate teacher), one writing sample, copies or teaching evaluations from the most recent year of teaching, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants may include reflection on the context of the teaching evaluations.

  • Only applications received by October 17 will receive full consideration. We will conduct interviews at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio. Letters of recommendation can be sent to Dr. Julia Brumbaugh, c/o Dean’s Office – E-24, Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80221. This position is conditional upon final budget approval.

Saint Louis University (MO) - Constructive Christian TheologyEdit

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service seeks, for the Department of Theological Studies, applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Constructive Christian theology, broadly construed to include fields such as systematic, moral, comparative, and contextual theologies, or any other related areas of inquiry.

The hire will be made at the rank of assistant professor. A doctorate is required by the time the appointment begins on August 15, 2017. Area of specialization is open. However, preference will be given to applicants who diversify existing expertise and pedagogical approaches within the department and who work in an interdisciplinary manner. The successful candidate will have strong research competencies and the ability to teach a range of subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The standard teaching assignment in the department is 2/2 and faculty regularly receive the support of graduate research assistants. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the department, college and university level. Regardless of his or her own faith tradition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the university's Catholic and Jesuit mission, which affirms the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment.

All applications are made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) one sample of scholarly work no longer than 30 pages, (5) a teaching statement where we invite you also to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, and (6) three letters of reference.

  • Applications are due by November 4, 2016. Questions about this position should be directed to: Peter W. Martens, Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email: pmarten1@slu.edu.
  • Everybody saw the tenure dispute case that was just resolved in court, right? Sigh

Saint Louis University (MO) - Hebrew Bible / Old TestamentEdit

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care and service seeks for the Department of Theological Studies applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at the rank of assistant professor. A doctorate is required by the time the appointment begins on August 15, 2017.

Area of specialization is open. However, preference will be given to applicants who diversify existing expertise and pedagogical approaches within the department and who work in an interdisciplinary manner. The successful candidate will have strong research competencies and the ability to teach a range of subjects at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The standard teaching assignment in the department is 2/2 and faculty regularly receive the support of graduate research assistants. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students and participating in faculty governance at the department, college and university level. Regardless of his or her own faith tradition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the university’s Catholic and Jesuit mission, which affirms the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment.

All applications are made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) one sample of scholarly work no longer than 30 pages, (5) a teaching statement where we invite you also to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body, and (6) three letters of reference.

  • Applications are due by November 4, 2016. Questions about this position should be directed to: Peter W. Martens, Chair, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email: pmarten1@slu.edu.

Saint Mark's College (CAN) - Marie Anne Blondin Chair in TheologyEdit

St. Mark’s College, the Catholic Theological College affiliated with the University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Marie Anne Blondin Chair in Theology. Made possible by a generous endowment from the Sisters of St. Ann, the Chair will support St. Mark’s vision of Catholic higher education in the Province. The Chair will continue the Sisters’ legacy of concern for the integral development of the whole person from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, as reflected in their foundational apostolic work in the schools, hospitals and parishes of British Columbia since 1858. Activities of the Chair will support this legacy through teaching, research, and special lectures.

We seek an outstanding teacher and scholar with experience in course and program development across a range of formats: Socratic, online, interdisciplinary, hybrid and cross-curricular. The candidate will possess expertise and command of contemporary Roman Catholic Theology. The successful candidate will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to students from a broad spectrum of religious traditions. In addition, the candidate should feel comfortable teaching courses in a wide range of the Catholic theological tradition, with an awareness of historical context as well as theological unity across those areas.

The area of theological research specialization is open, and the candidate is expected to continue researching and publishing.

Teaching is required in broad areas of our curriculum, and will include special attention to:

Pastoral Theology
Foundations of Theology
Systematic Theology

The ability to teach these three areas within an engagement with contemporary culture will be considered a particular asset.

The successful candidate will hold the Blondin Chair for a period of five years. S/he will be considered a regular, full-time faculty member at St. Mark’s College, will teach six courses per year (including the potential for both undergraduate and graduate assignments across both St. Mark’s and its sister college, Corpus Christi College), will research, and will be expected to share in service responsibilities. The Colleges do not have a tenure system. The Chair is a temporary, full-time employment contract at the assistant or associate professor level, with intent to offer the Chair permanent full-time employment as part of the Colleges’ regular faculty at the end of the term as Chair.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree, in hand or near completion (including defense of doctoral dissertation) by the time the appointment begins. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority in the search. The candidate must receive a Mandatum from the Archbishop of Vancouver.

  • Applications, including curriculum vitae, names and email addresses of three referees who will be contacted if your application moves forward, statement of teaching philosophy, as well as an example of scholarly writing should be sent by email to: hr@stmarkscollege.ca by November 15, 2016.

Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - Emerging Theologies / Latina/o TheologyEdit

Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Theology & Religious Studies. We seek a theologian or biblical scholar, working in the tradition of the Second Vatican Council, who has a special focus on emerging theologies and/or historically marginalized voices, especially Latina/o theology. We strongly encourage applications from scholars with experience speaking from this perspective.

Consistent with Saint Mary's College's commitment to inclusive excellence, the Theology & Religious Studies Department strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. We seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives - and the first Catholic and first California college to be included - Saint Mary's is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission .

Responsibilities: All Saint Mary's faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching assignment is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to College-wide programs (January Term and Collegiate Seminar). In the department, the successful candidate will teach upper-division courses in Theology & Religious Studies, focused on emerging theologies and/or historically marginalized voices, especially Latina/o theology, as well as the lower division biblical studies course, “The Bible and Its Interpretation.” Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum. Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in a sub-field of theology or biblical studies or have reached doctoral candidacy, with expectation of degree by September 1, 2017. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. As all of our faculty participate in teaching our required Biblical Interpretation course, experience in teaching the Bible—regardless of the candidate's area of specialization—is preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply on-line at: http://apply.interfolio.com/35924

A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; sample course syllabi, complete copies of the teaching evaluations for three recent courses, if available, uploaded as PDF or MS Word files and contact information for three references. Applicants should note that three confidential letters need to be uploaded no later than September 30. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry. We will conduct preliminary electronic interviews, and aim to bring finalists to campus in early December, 2016. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Questions should be directed to the search chair, Marie Pagliarini, at map6@stmarys-ca.edu .

  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin September 30.

Salve Regina University (RI) - Religious and Theological StudiesEdit

Job Description: Teach courses in the Religious and Theological Studies Department. Teach departmental and interdisciplinary core curriculum offerings as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious and Theological Studies. Work with the Department to develop curriculum and participate in Department activities. Support the University's Catholic and Mercy mission by making interdisciplinary connections and showing the contemporary relevance of comparative religious thought among students. Meet with students, stay up to date with scholarly publications in the field, and attend professional conferences.

Requirements: Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Theology, Philosophy, or closely related field. Application Instructions: Candidates must apply on-line providing a cover letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks are required of successful candidates.

Apply at: https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=76902&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=0

  • Deadline Not Stated (posted 9/22/16)

Santa Clara University (CA) - Religion and EcologyEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2017, in Religion and Ecology, with a primary research specialization in ecology and/or sustainability approached from the perspective of religious studies or theological methologies. The candidate must demonstrate potential for success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the University's Jesuit, Catholic mission. Located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University.

The department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University is multidisciplinary, with over twenty full-time faculty representing a variety of fields in biblical, theological and religious studies (http://www.scu.edu/religiousstudies). The successful candidate will offer a range of undergraduate courses that would serve the department's participation in the University's Core Curriculum (http://www.scu.edu/core), our major, and the Lived Religion Collaborative (formerly known as the Local Religion Project), as well as occasional courses in our Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (http://www.scu.edu/cas/pastoralministries). The candidate will teach six courses per year on the quarter system.

The successful candidate will be expected to successfully develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications and that potentially includes undergraduates, and will provide service to the department, College and University, as appropriate to rank. Candidates will also be expected to collaborate with the Centers of Distinction and other departments in interdisciplinary projects. Applicants are invited to visit the University's website (www.scu.edu) for background on Santa Clara's mission, scope of programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, demographic information on the diverse student population we serve, and the integrated strategic plan, which includes as a central priority the goal of advancing contemporary theological studies, education and ministry (www.scu.edu/santaclara2020/plans/elaborated.cfm).

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package; housing assistance program

Basic Qualifications: Completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment (September 1, 2017). Evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching in upper- and lower-division classes is required at the time of appointment. Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication in the area of ecology and religion within the disciplines of theology and religious studies is required.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter or personal statement that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a projected research agenda, ( c ) the applicant’s experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities, (d) a statement on how the applicant’s research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections and contribute to College or university priorities, and (e) the applicant’s understanding of the mission of Santa Clara as a Jesuit, Catholic university; (2) a curriculum vitae and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (3) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from any courses taught; (4) an example of scholarship (e.g., a dissertation chapter or in-press or published article); and (5) three letters of recommendation (applicants will submit reference contact information only; the University will solicit the letters from references directly). Submit all application materials through the hiring portal at https://jobs.scu.edu.

  • Required documents are due by October 15, 2016. Only files with all documents submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. Questions about this posting may be directed to Fred Parrella, Professor, Religious Studies and Chair, Search Committee: fparrella@scu.edu

Seattle University (WA) - Christian EthicsEdit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Christian ethics beginning September 2017.

Responsibilities include teaching courses in the major and the university Core, research and service. Preferred teaching and scholarly expertise in theological ethics at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, solid scholarly potential, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, values, and vision. Candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Catholic Studies, Global African Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and/or Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Christian ethics or related discipline by September 2017; teaching competence in Catholic theology in order to teach in the University Core Curriculum; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.

  • Application Instructions: Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Include a letter of interest; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); and the names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited upon request). Review of applications begins October 15, 2016. Although attendance is not required, interviews will be held at the November 2016 AAR / SBL meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Open until filled. Quick Link: http://jobs.seattleu.edu:80/postings/19279

Skidmore College (NY) - Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in Buddhist StudiesEdit

Skidmore College's Department of Religious Studies and Asian Studies Program invite applications for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in Buddhist Studies, a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. We seek candidates with expertise in the Buddhist traditions of East Asia and are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship engages with other religious traditions of East Asia. Command of the appropriate research languages and an active scholarly agenda are essential. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Buddhist Studies (or expected by May 2017) and will contribute to both the Religious Studies Department and the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program. As such, they will be able to teach core courses in both Religious Studies and Asian Studies, including Introduction to the Study of Religion, Introduction to Asian Studies, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, and the Senior Seminar/Capstone courses.

Responsibilities: Skidmore is on a semester system with a normal teaching load of five courses per academic year. In addition to delivering the core courses above on a rotating basis, the candidate will also teach intermediate and advanced courses in their area of specialization. Periodic participation in the College's interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program and active engagement in student advising, mentoring, and research is also required.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Buddhist Studies (or expected by May 2017) strongly preferred.

Required Applicant Documents: Cover Letter; Curriculum Vitae; Sample Syllabi; Teaching Statement; Research Statement.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses and teaching vision, syllabi of courses taught and/or projected. Application review will begin September 15th; the position will remain open until filled. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you've completed the application process. We do recommend using personal email addresses for your referee's to ensure delivery of the automated email. For any additional information, please contact Professor Benjamin Bogin, Director of the Asian Studies Program: Email: bbogin@skidmore.edu
  • Quicklink for Posting: http://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57432

St. Lawrence University (NY) - American Religions and Contemporary Issues in ReligionEdit

The Religious Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of American Religions and Contemporary Issues in Religion. The department seeks a teacher-scholar whose work takes a critical approach to contemporary American religions, especially with regards to race and ethnicity, religion and politics, and religious diversity. Teaching load is three courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach an introduction to religion in America, a 100-level introduction to the academic study of religion, and will teach in the university’s interdisciplinary First-Year Program. Ability to teach other required courses for the major on theories and methods in religious studies is essential. The candidate will also develop courses that examine American religious diversity and in their area of specialization. The department also welcomes competencies in areas such as new religious movements, religion and globalization, Native American religions, African-American religions, gender and sexuality in religions, and/or religion and the environment.

  • LINK: https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/854
  • Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., two sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations. These documents can be uploaded in the “Applicant Documents” section of your application. Additionally, three confidential references are required [the required information input in the reference contact information section of your application will be utilized to send a system-derived email requesting a recommendation letter from each reference]. Review of applications will begin October 20, 2016. Please direct any questions or queries to Professor Kathleen Self at kself@stlawu.edu. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Olaf College (MN) - Religion and Environmental StudiesEdit

The Department of Religion and the Department of Environmental Studies at St. Olaf College invite applications for a full-time, jointly-appointed, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 14, 2017. Applicants should demonstrate potential for developing an active and innovative scholarly career in a liberal arts setting with teaching and research interests pursuing intersections of religion, science, and the environment from a humanities perspective. Candidates who attend to the ways that these topics intersect with environmental racism and marginalized communities are especially encouraged.

Position Description: As the College encourages and recognizes faculty research programs that lend themselves to collaborative engagement with its undergraduate students, preference will be given to candidates who are able to demonstrate a potential for collaborative research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to making contributions to the scholarly and curricular life of each department, interdisciplinary programs (focused on the Environment and Science), and St. Olaf’s ability to include diverse perspectives in its scholarship and teaching. The teaching load of six courses per year will be divided evenly, normally, between the two departments. These courses will include 1) core courses in environmental studies; 2) courses in environmental arts and humanities; 3) courses addressing the intersection between Christian theology (potentially in conversation with other theological traditions) and the study of the natural world; 4) general education courses for first-year students that address environmental concerns within the Bible, as it has been received in different communities and cultures. In addition to teaching and research, the college expects faculty to advise undergraduate students and enhance community life through service to the departments and the wider College community. A completed Ph.D. is strongly preferred, although individuals who expect to complete their doctoral degree prior to September 2017 will be considered. Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings A complete application includes: A cover letter; A curriculum vitae; Unofficial transcripts from graduate level work; A statement of teaching philosophy; A statement of research interests and potential for undergraduate collaboration; Names and e-mail addresses of three references. We ask for references’ names and e-mail addresses as part of this initial solicitation; St. Olaf will contact these references directly after an initial round of screening. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please send an email to Jamie Schillinger, Department of Religion, Chair, at enst-religionTT2017@stolaf.edu Information about the Departments of Environmental Studies and Religion may be found at http://wp.stolaf.edu/environmental-studies/ and http://wp.stolaf.edu/religion/

  • Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are completed by November 1 will be considered for interviews at the AAR meeting in San Antonio.

Stony Brook University (NY) - Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic HumanitiesEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications and nominations for the Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities. The goal of the Mattoo Chair is to advance research in and promote a better appreciation of the contributions to human knowledge made by systems of knowledge having their origin or major development in Classical India. For the inaugural appointment to the Chair, we are looking for an outstanding scholar in the fields of art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment with tenure as a full professor at Stony Brook University.

Required Qualifications: PhD in Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, Sociology or related field. Outstanding scholarship in art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. Must be tenurable in one of the following departments: Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, or Sociology. Exemplary record of leadership and high standing in the international research community.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in teaching and in community outreach.

The holder of the chair will provide intellectual leadership to the field; collaborate with campus academic units to design and implement initiatives that will mainstream India Studies; pursue a research program resulting in prestigious publications; teach graduate and undergraduate courses and guide research scholars; organize conferences and lecture series; conduct outreach programs; and contribute to the mission of the Mattoo Center and its robust engagement with the public and the Indian American community.

The endowed professor will hold the academic rank of tenured professor in an appropriate department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to research, publication and program funding from the Mattoo Endowment.

Stony Brook University is home to the Bishembarnath and Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies, a respected academic resource and community asset with an endowment of $5 million.

The Employment Application form can be found here: https://www.asa.stonybrook.edu/asa/ASAForms/Department/HRS/Document/HRSF0113.

  • We will begin reviewing files on October 1, 2016. Inquiries or to nominate an individual may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor S.N. Sridhar, at s.sridhar@stonybrook.edu. Telephone: (631) 632-9742.

Texas Christian University (TX) - Hebrew Bible or Qur'anic StudiesEdit

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications to a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor of Religion in Hebrew Bible or Qur’anic Studies to begin August 2017.  For information on the department see (http://www.rel.tcu.edu).

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in published scholarship and teaching will be expected. Teaching responsibilities typically include 5 courses a year, two of which are upper-level undergraduate Religion courses in an area of specialization; the others are introductory Religion courses that meet TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu and http://classes.tcu.edu).  Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach from diverse methodological and pedagogical perspectives will be valued as well as interest in developing and implementing curricular materials relating to culturally diverse populations. Preference will be given to candidates whose training has prepared them to make contributions to any of the interdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: the Classical Studies Minor, African American and Africana Studies Minor, Jewish Studies Minor, Middle Eastern Studies Minor, Latina/o Studies Minor, the emerging Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Program as well as the TCU Women and Gender Studies Program.

All applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com/, include a letter (addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Flowers, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a one-page teaching statement and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.  

  • Consideration of candidates will begin on October 5 and continue until the position is filled.

Tufts University (MA) - Religion, Race, and ColonialismEdit

The Tufts University Department of Religion seeks a scholar for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Religion, Race, and Colonialism. PhD is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have both training in the academic study of religion and specialization in the study of race, colonialism, indigeneity, ethnicity, and/or diaspora. Region, historical period, and methodological focus are all open and applications are encouraged from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at Tufts boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, early Christianity, and American religious history. With this hire, the department seeks a colleague who can help expand our research engagements and curricular programming while actively contributing to programs in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts (which includes Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, US Latino Studies, and Colonialism Studies).

This position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities at Tufts.  The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period.  We seek candidates whose research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.            

  • Review begins October 1, 2016. For more information, and to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/36531
  • The same department carried out a search for a similar position last year (although framed around Latin@ Religion), but the search seems to have failed.  Anyone have any insight?

University of California Davis (CA) - HinduismEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Hinduism at the Assistant Professor level. Research focus and methodology within this area are open, and we welcome candidates whose research engages textual sources, visual and material culture, and/or performance practice. Advanced expertise in and ability to teach Sanskrit, particularly at the graduate level, is required. Competency in a second Indian language is recommended. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work in areas that complement those already represented in the UC Davis undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applicants interested in developing India Studies, broadly conceived, at UC Davis. Applicants must demonstrate a strong research profile and a commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field must be in hand by the first day of classes, September 25, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype or at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX between November 20 and 22, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 14, 2016. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Applications can be submitted at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01161

University of California Los Angeles (CA) - New Testament / Early ChristianityEdit

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and the Program in the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, announce a search for a new tenure-track position in New Testament and Early Christianity at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2017. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. in hand by July 2017. Applications are invited from scholars with research specialties in New Testament and Early Christianity, including its intersections with Second Temple Judaism, Rabbinics, and Eastern Christianity. Ability to work in relevant primary languages is expected (esp. Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Syriac). Candidate will teach a range of classes including large General Education courses, small graduate seminars and demonstrate or likely commit to diversity related to teaching, research and service.

A letter of application describing research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, writing sample, evidence of teaching, and names of three references should be directed to the Chair of the NT/Early Christianity Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Humanities Building 380, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511.

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - Religion and EnvironmentEdit

The Environmental Studies Program and Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), invite applications for a tenure-track, joint faculty position in Religion and Environment (50% in the Environmental Studies Program and 50% in the Religious Studies Department) at the assistant professor level. Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field of the humanities or social sciences, with preference given to scholars doing philosophically informed work that demonstrates historical depth and cultural range. The substantive area of expertise is open, but candidates are preferred whose research interests will complement and/or enhance topical strengths in UCSB’s Environmental Studies Program and Department of Religious Studies. An ability to engage issues of values or ethics as they pertain to environmental concerns is essential. Candidates should have a superior record of scholarly research, experience in and enthusiasm for teaching and mentorship at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and strong potential for academic leadership.

UCSB is one of the country’s finest institutions for both environmental and religious studies.

The Environmental Studies Program, established at UCSB in 1970, is one of the oldest and largest programs in the nation, and is recognized as one the most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world. http://es.ucsb.edu/home

The Religious Studies Department, established at UCSB in 1964, is the largest religion department in the University of California system, and one of the most diverse religion departments in the world. http://www.religion.ucsb.edu/

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, vita, research and teaching statements, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly. All materials should be submitted to the Religion and Environmental Ethics Search Committee at UC Recruit, at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00780

  • For full consideration, application materials should be submitted no later than October 31, 2016. A first round of interviews will occur in January 2017. Finalists will be invited to campus based on the outcome of first round interviews. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor David Pellow ( pellow@es.ucsb.edu )

University of Denver (CO) - Buddhism/Buddhist StudiesEdit

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a newly funded, tenure-track position: Assistant Professor in Buddhism/Buddhist Studies, effective September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to our diversity and to the advancement of inclusive excellence through their teaching, research, and service. In addition to introductory courses on Buddhism, the ideal candidate should be able to offer courses that contextualize Buddhist tradition, experience and practice, including Buddhism in America, religions of Tibet, religions of China and Japan. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research focus on the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and social location. We are committed to teaching engaged traditions courses that highlight lived religion and incorporate opportunities for the observational study of religion (e.g., multiple site visits). Most courses should be accessible and appealing to undergraduate students with little background in the subject, although some upper-divisional courses will be open to a mix of advanced undergraduate and entry-level MA students. Because this is a new, tenure-track line, the position affords an opportunity for considerable innovation and development. We shall encourage and welcome curricular changes that reflect the expertise and specialization of the successful candidate. The position is benefitted and the salary is competitive.

Please Note: The Department has a fulltime, tenure-track line in Hinduism; we are not seeking a scholar of Hinduism.

Essential Functions: Teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). Teach courses fitting the analytical inquiry: society and culture component of the University’s core undergraduate curriculum. Teach departmental electives in the candidate’s area of specialization. Frame new courses to meet University and Departmental learning outcomes and assessment practices. Contribute to the Departments MA program and to the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion the University of Denver shares with the Iliff School of Theology, which includes teaching MA- and doctoral-only seminars, serving on MA and doctoral committees, and thesis/dissertation supervision. Mentor and advise students. Serve as a good citizen within the Department of Religious Studies, the University of Denver, and the community beyond.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Ability to offer courses that contextualize Buddhist tradition, experience, and practice (e.g., Buddhism in American, religions of Tibet, religions of China and Japan, the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and social location). Strong commitment to both successful teaching and scholarship.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate completed prior to appointment; ABD’s who have not scheduled a defense date should not apply. Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training.

Special Instructions: Candidates must apply online through https://dujobs.silkroad.com/ to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please click New Resume/CV at the bottom of the page to begin application. For questions related to the position, please contact: Alyssa Boltinghouse (Alyssa.Boltinghouse@du.edu).

Please include the following documents with your application:

Letter of application (including a statement of areas of competency and interest)
Curriculum vitae
Teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and any evidence of teacher training)
Separate, inclusive excellence statement
Three letters of reference. (You may also send your letters of reference to Alyssa.Boltinghouse@du.edu)

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

Applicants should acquaint themselves with our priorities and initiatives by visiting these websites: http://www.du.edu/diversity-inclusion/ and http://www.du.edu/cme/. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter and supporting materials information about how they will advance this commitment in their teaching. To avoid document upload limits, combine the teaching portfolio materials into one document to upload.

  • We will begin considering applications in mid-October, 2016. Our hope is to schedule preliminary interviews with potential candidates at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX (November 19-22). The position will remain open until filled.

University of Evansville (IN) - Religion (Non-Christian Traditions)Edit

Assistant Professor of Religion The Department of Philosophy & Religion at the University of Evansville invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Religion. As a small department with a diverse curriculum, we are seeking candidates with the ability to teach a breadth of undergraduate courses within the religion program, especially courses in world religions and religious ethics. Preference given to applicants with primary training in a non-Christian tradition. Area of specialization open.

Candidates should have an active scholarly agenda and strong interests in teaching at a four-year, private undergraduate university. Start date is August 1, 2017. Ph.D. by time of appointment preferred.

A complete application will include cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available), writing sample, transcripts (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted electronically either through Interfolio’s ByCommittee service or directly to Cheryl Shafer, Administrative Assistant for the Dept. of Philosophy & Religion at cs315@evansville.edu . Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Valerie Stein, Chair, Department of Philosophy & Religion, at vs9@evansville.edu . Preliminary interviews will be conducted via videoconferencing/Skype.

  • Review of applications begins immediately; to be assured full consideration, dossiers must be received by October 15, 2016.

University of Florida (FL) - Classics, Philosophy, and Religion LibrarianEdit

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seeks applications and nominations for the position of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian is a tenure track library faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Library West). The Librarian is responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats and outreach to students and faculty in all three disciplines, and supports the University’s academic programs in these areas as well as in interdisciplinary humanities programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The Librarian is also responsible for analyzing the University’s programs in these disciplines and collaborating with other librarians and the academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities. The Librarian evaluates existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. In collaboration with the Library West Humanities and Social Sciences selectors, the Librarian uses subject expertise to help build the reference collection. The Librarian manages specialized classics, philosophy and religion reference services, library instruction, and online database. The Librarian provides general reference and instruction services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors at the Library West Research Assistance Desk, as well as online through the Ask-A-Librarian chat and texting service, email and via telephone queries. This position requires fluency in either Greek or Latin.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

  • The search will remain open until October 10, 2016, review of applicants will begin on September 19, 2016. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact: Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (TX) - Christian Studies / Old TestamentEdit

The College of Christian Studies at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor of Christian Studies beginning August 2017. The College of Christian Studies is committed to preparing men and women for service to the church as well as providing core courses in Bible and theology for all the University’s undergraduate students. UMHB seeks faculty who are active Christians and dedicated teacher-scholars to prepare students for leadership, service, and faith-informed discernment in a global society.

UMHB is conveniently located in Belton, an historic town of 19,000 in the heart of central Texas. Excellent schools, abundant cultural and recreational opportunities, and a high quality of life are hallmarks of the local community.

Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all faculty include exemplary teaching, curriculum development and student advising; professional attainment; and service to the department, college, university, and the community. While primarily a teaching institution, UMHB recognizes and rewards research, publication, and other forms of scholarly attainment.

Specific Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have competence in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Hebrew. At least half of the teaching will be in service to the Core. Teaching responsibilities include online as well as classroom courses. Full-time faculty members typically teach 12-14 hours per semester with three course preparations.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible is required. Excellent teaching and communication skills, a dedication to professional attainment, and commitment to quality improvement are essential. Because of the specific mission of the College of Christian Studies, the successful candidate must be a Baptist and must sustain active membership in a local Baptist church.

Salaries & Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including Day One medical and dental insurance for employees, retirement plan with match and UMHB tuition benefits for employees and their dependents.

  • TO APPLY: Visit http://www.jobs.umhb.edu for more details and to apply. Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcript copies and evidence of quality teaching performance with your online application. Application packets may also be submitted/completed in person: UMHB Human Resources, 900 College Street, Belton, TX. 76513. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (MN) - Muslims/Islam in AmericaEdit

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the study of Muslims/Islam in America to begin fall semester 2017 (8/28/2017). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or other related field is required by the start date, August 28, 2017. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, History of Muslims/Islam in North America; Religious experience or expression of Muslims in North America; Social/political experience of the Muslim diaspora in North America; Gender, race, class, identity issues related to Muslim experience in North America. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and in their specific research area along with an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries.

Successful candidates must also show evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching.

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

Internal Number: 312745

  • Link to APPLY
  • Application deadline: October 17, 2016. Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21.

University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (MN) - Qur’anic StudiesEdit

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota—Twin Cities and the Religious Studies Program invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Qur’anic Studies to begin fall semester 2017 (8/28/12017). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, or other related area is required by the start date of the appointment, August 28, 2017.

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

We are searching for a scholar of early Islam with clear expertise in the interpretation of the Qur’an and related literature and history of this period. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to:

Issues of exegesis, rhetoric, oral and written textuality (textual history, intertextuality) Critical historical, comparative, literary, or sociological approaches to the Qur’an and related literature Interpretive traditions over time, cultural connections with non-Islamic traditions Islamic legal studies Successful candidates will demonstrate a strong foundation in the academic study of religion and in the specific research area, fluency in Arabic, and an ability to work across disciplinary boundaries. Knowledge of other relevant language families, such as Hebrew, Coptic, Greek, Persian, etc., is preferred. Successful candidates must also show evidence or potential for a strong research profile and excellence in teaching.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.

Internal Number: 312746

  • Link to APPLY
  • Application deadline: October 17, 2016. Preliminary interviews at AAR/SBL in San Antonio, November 19-21. Some interviews may be held at MESA in Boston, November 17-20.

University of New Mexico (NM) - Buddhist PhilosophyEdit

With generous support from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, the University of New Mexico Department of Philosophy is pleased to invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream position in Buddhist Philosophy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The anticipated start date is August 2017. AOS: Buddhist Philosophy. AOC: Open. Customary undergraduate and graduate teaching duties, including thesis supervision, and non-teaching duties in Philosophy.

We are seeking an outstanding scholar, with a strong background in Philosophy, who combines excellence in Buddhist Philosophy with intellectual breadth and curiosity; whose research will either contribute to or complement the Department's current strength in South Asian Buddhist Philosophy; who is able to teach courses that contribute to the Department's undergraduate major programs; who will enjoy working in a philosophically diverse department; and who has a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and student success, as well as to working with broadly diverse communities.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in Philosophy or related field (such as South Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or Buddhist Studies) by the start of the appointment. Research specialization in Buddhist Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Religious Studies and Material/Visual CultureEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Religious Studies and Material/Visual Culture. Time period, religious tradition, and sub-specialization are open and may include scholars who approach the study of religion through related methodological approaches in the areas of art history, archaeology, architecture, ethnography, film and media studies, gender and embodiment, material texts, and visual studies. The search committee is interested in specialists with research experience in religions in Africa and the African Diaspora, the Americas, Asia, or the Middle East. The successful candidate for this new faculty position should have a compelling and original research agenda and a commitment to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of Religious Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University. Recent PhDs are particularly welcome to apply.

The successful candidate will participate in the department's undergraduate and graduate teaching mission. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a semester system.

Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/960 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the contact information for three individuals who will be asked by the University to submit a letter of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Seems to be repeat of a search run a couple of years ago; see 2014-15 page.

University of Puget Sound (WA) - Religious Ethics / BioethicsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at University of Puget Sound seeks an assistant professor in Religious Ethics with a sub-specialty in Bioethics (Bio-medical ethics) and a passion for undergraduate teaching. This is a full-time, tenure-line position beginning Fall Term 2017

Responsibilities: The ideal candidate will teach 3 courses per year in the interdisciplinary Bioethics Program (an innovative, interdisciplinary curricular emphasis program), and 3 courses per year in Religious Studies. We seek a colleague who can complement existing departmental strengths in Christian ethics; thus candidates in Jewish or Islamic ethics (competency in Bioethics) would be especially welcome.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, as well as a commitment to diversity, collegiality, and interdisciplinary. We seek a colleague to teach basic bioethics courses, basic courses in religious ethics, as well as upper-level undergraduate classes. Ph.D. in (Religious) Ethics preferred, although ABD considered.

For information on the Religious Studies Department: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/religion/

For information on The Bioethics Program: http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/bioethics/

Rank: Assistant Professor. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

For complete job description and application instructions, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/employment

  • Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 10, 2016 to ensure consideration.

University of Puget Sound (WA) - Islam and Gender / Queer StudiesEdit

Appointment: Full-time, tenure-line position; begins Fall Term 2017.

Responsibilities: We invite applicants for this joint position, half Religious Studies (Islam) and half Gender and Queer Studies (GQS). The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level courses on Islam, as well as introductory and upper-level courses in GQS.

Qualifications: Ph.D. (or ABD) in Islamic studies, with demonstrated interest and expertise in GQS-related fields such as sexualities, trans studies, and/or queer studies. Religious Studies/GQS candidates with expertise in critical race theory also warmly encouraged to apply.

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.

Both the Department of Religious Studies and the Gender and Queer Studies Program are collegial groups of teacher-scholars with a passion for undergraduate teaching. The Religious Studies department has strengths in Christianity, ethics, Asian religions, and cultural studies. The Gender and Queer Studies program is an interdisciplinary program with strengths in gender and feminist studies.

  • LINK to Apply
  • Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 10, 2016 to ensure consideration.

University of San Diego (CA) - Latino/a Catholic Theologies and/or Black/Womanist Theologies (2 Open Rank Positions)Edit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces two open-rank, tenure-track positions in Latino/a Catholic theologies and/or Black/Womanist theologies. In addition to their theological specializations, ideal candidates will be conversant with environmental ethics; religion and culture; religion and race; religion and queer theory; or approaches to the Bible. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory theology courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of specialization.

Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2017. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active scholarly agenda are expected. The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic university. The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is a diverse community of scholars who advance the teaching and study of religion with particular attention to fostering understanding of Catholic traditions. Information about the department is available at http://www.sandiego.edu/theo .

Applications should include a letter of intent and dossier, including CV, graduate school transcripts for those applying at the assistant professor level, three letters of reference, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, student evaluations). Please send all materials (hard copies only) to: Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry, Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492.

All candidates must register as applicants for this position at http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs . Look for job number IRC 20854. Please, however, do not upload your application documents electronically via this site. Rather, send hard copies as described above.

  • Applications should be complete by October 25, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in San Antonio, November 19 and 20, on a pre-arranged basis.

University of Southern California (CA) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The School of Religion in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, announces a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in Islamic Studies, to begin in the fall of 2017. We encourage applications from candidates who specialize in Sufism and whose skill-set include the following: solid grounding in pre-modern Islamic intellectual history, culture and institutions; superior Arabic language skills; ability to trace later developments in Islam in one or more parts of the world, including the U.S.

Candidates should be able to work comfortably in a religious studies setting and be attuned to carrying out the study of Islam in the context of the study of other world religious traditions. Holding a Ph.D. degree is required by the time of appointment.

University of St. Thomas (TX) - Catholic TheologyEdit

The University of St. Thomas, a private institution committed to the liberal arts and to the religious, ethical and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, invites applications for the following position: Catholic Theology

The Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas (Houston, TX) seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. The department is interested in applicants with expertise in systematic theology and conversant with the Roman Catholic theological tradition. Ph.D. or equivalent ecclesiastical degree required. A successful candidate will be able to identify strongly with the university's Catholic liberal arts identity and its Basilian mission. The Mission Statement can be found at http://www.stthom.edu/About/Mission_and_Vision/Index.aqf

The candidate should be a practicing Catholic who is faithful to the Church's Magisterium; he or she will be expected to request the mandatum from the Cardinal of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Please send a CV, letter of application, single page statement of teaching philosophy, single page statement of adherence to Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and three letters of recommendation via email to: facultyrecruiting@stthom.edu Office of Human Resources, University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose - Houston, Texas 77006.

The application should address the candidate's contribution to the mission of Catholic higher education at a university committed to implementing Pope John Paul II's Ex Corde Ecclesiae and Fides et Ratio.

  • The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [posted 8/25/16]

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - South Asian ReligionsEdit

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream position in South Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.

Applicants must have earned a PhD with a focus on South Asian religions by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter. We seek applicants whose scholarly record demonstrates expertise in the study of primary sources within their historical, philosophical, devotional, aesthetic, and/or performative contexts and whose work is also situated within the broader study of religion. Candidates must demonstrate strong linguistic skills in the primary source language(s) of their research.

The successful candidate must display evidence of excellence in and commitment to both research and teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Evidence of excellence in research will be demonstrated by representative writing samples or publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

We seek a candidate whose research complements and enhances existing strengths in the Department of Historical Studies. The successful candidate 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 successful candidate will have the ability to teach a range of thematically focused courses engaging with the study of religion, 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. Information about these two departments is available at: http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies and http://www.religion.utoronto.ca.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Applicants are invited to apply by clicking the link below. Applications must be submitted by October 17, 2016, and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample of academic writing such as representative articles, statement of research interests, academic transcripts, and a teaching dossier (teaching evaluations; sample syllabi, assignments and tests; descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations, etc.). The U of T application system can accommodate up to fifteen attachments per candidate profile (8MB size limit per attachment); 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 also be made for three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant's teaching abilities, to be submitted by October 17, 2016 via email to the Chair at historical.studies@utoronto.ca. Referees should include the candidate's name and "South Asian Religions Search" in the subject line.
  • Link to Apply

University of Virginia (VA) - Race, Religion and the African DiasporaEdit

The Department of Religious Studies and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies are conducting an open-rank search for a joint professorship in Race, Religion and the African Diaspora. We seek candidates whose teaching and research explore the role of religion within black communities in the United States or the wider African Diaspora, and whose work considers the intersection of religion and race on any number of levels-historical, cultural, philosophical, or theological. Responsibilities include teaching half-time in Religious Studies and half-time in African American and African Studies, as well as proportional service to both units. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field. They should integrate interdisciplinary approaches in their scholarship and teaching, and possess a proven record of scholarly engagement and publication.

The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@Uva (https://jobs.virginia.edu), select posting number 0619535 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references.

Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent via email to Julie Garmel, Department of Religious Studies. Please note that each letter of reference emailed to jg4e@virginia.edu must contain the last name of the applicant and "Race, Religion and the African Diaspora" in the subject line.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should also be directed to Julie Garmel.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016. The application deadline is midnight (EST) on October 25, 2016.

Washburn University (KS) - Jewish and Christian Religious TraditionsEdit

Washburn University's Philosophy Department invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor appointment in Religious Studies, with an emphasis on issues related to the history, literature, and religion of the Jewish and Christian religious traditions. Candidates may work in any academic sub-discipline or field in religious studies which engages such issues constructively. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about teaching Religious Studies to undergraduates in general education at all levels, in addition to Religious Studies majors in the Philosophy Department.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies (ABDs may be considered, but appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor requires a Ph.D.) Teaching competence in Religious Studies, as indicated by teaching experience, coursework, and/or research. A substantial scholarly research project with the potential for publication.

Preferred Qualifications: One year or more of full-time experience teaching at the college or university level. Teaching experience, coursework and/or research in the history, literature, or religion of Judaism and Christianity, or in cognate religious traditions in Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cultures.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach four courses (12 hours) per semester in a wide range of areas, normally including Introduction to Religion, World Religions, a course from the biblical tradition, and a fourth course as determined by the needs of the department and the expertise and interests of the candidate. As Washburn University is committed to excellence in teaching, evidence of superior teaching will be expected of the successful candidate. Candidates must be able to contribute to the design and teaching of an interdisciplinary curriculum in religious studies and, more generally, to the Philosophy Department's degree programs. The successful candidate will also develop or maintain a successful research and publication program, and engage in service activities to the department, University, profession, and community, including service as director of an annual public lecture in Religious Studies.

  • Application Procedure: Application review will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Send cover letter addressing specific qualifications for this position, curriculum vita (including names, mailing and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references), teaching evaluations (data from standardized student evaluation preferred,) graduate transcripts and a statement of teaching philosophy to philosophy@washburn.edu. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Questions may be sent to Prof. Russ Jacobs, Chair, Department of Philosophy, at russ.jacobs@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire and to submit official transcripts.
  • Campus Carry becomes mandatory for public institutions state-wide in Kansas in 2017. #KSthenewTX

Washington and Lee University (VA) - IslamEdit

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the study of Islam. The appointment will be in the Departments of Religion and/or History, with course offerings divided evenly between the two. The area of specialization is open. We seek candidates with broad backgrounds and interests, able to teach a variety of courses on Islamic religion and history. Candidates must be able offer courses in History while being conversant with academic method and theory in the study of Religion. The ideal candidate can also contribute to the development of a nascent interdisciplinary program in Middle East and South Asia Studies at Washington and Lee University.

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective liberal arts college that demands excellence in teaching and expects and supports significant scholarly achievement. The University is interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

  • Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter summarizing teaching interests and scholarly agenda, a transcript of their graduate work, and three letters of recommendation by November 1. Applications should be submitted electronically to Dr. Timothy Lubin, chair of the search committee, at https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2921. Review of applications will begin October 15. Interviews will be conducted at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion and the American Historical Association.
  • On the AAR/SBL job posting, this position is listed as both "tenure track" and "visiting." Does anyone know what that means? How can a position be both? Or is this an error of some kind?
  • H-NET version of ad is pretty clearly TT. AAR/SBL mention of "visiting" likely a typo?
  • One would think, but it's listed as visiting twice in the AAR/SBL (in the job title, and the box for visiting is checked under "appointment info."
  • An email from a faculty member forwarded to the Sociology of Islam Listserv mentioned that HR mistakenly designated this job as visiting when posting it but that it is in fact tenure-track. (07/26)

Wesleyan University (CT) - Jewish StudiesEdit

The Department of Religion at Wesleyan University invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Jewish Studies at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2017. The Department seeks candidates with comprehensive training in Jewish studies, Jewish religious traditions, and the broader academic study of religion. Qualified candidates must have proficiency in the Hebrew language and a wide range of the Jewish intertextual tradition, and should demonstrate a commitment to teaching in a liberal arts setting. The Department is flexible with regard to the candidate's disciplinary orientation, but will favor those whose work is informed by current theoretical trends in the humanities and social sciences. Wesleyan hosts an interdepartmental Center for Jewish Studies, of which the candidate would be an integral member. The successful candidate will be expected regularly to teach courses in the Hebrew Bible and Judaism, and will teach on a rotating basis the Department's Introduction to the Study of Religion and Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The teaching load is 2/2. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, (4) a statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including (5) syllabi and (6) student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). Interfolio users, see Additional Information.

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter of reference for you.

Please contact Sheri Dursin at sdursin@wesleyan.edu or 860-685-2288 if you have questions about the application process.

Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the "web delivery" method to upload your letters directly to our online application.

For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System.

2016-2017 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Bowdoin College (ME)Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Religion (Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World)Edit

The Bowdoin College Department of Religion is pleased to accept applications for a two-semester (calendar-year) postdoctoral fellowship beginning January 1, 2017 with a focus on Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean World. There is a possibility that the position will be renewed through June, 2018. The fellow will be expected to teach three courses over the course of two semesters and participate in the life of the department. Successful candidates must demonstrate expertise in ancient Mediterranean cultures and should be able to teach Introduction to the Study of Religion and other courses on the religions of antiquity such as (but not limited to) New Testament, Hebrew Bible, Jewish-Christian relations, Roman religion, and religion courses that cover thematic issues such as violence, gender, and ritual. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts, which includes a non-confessional approach to the instruction of religion.

Applicants for this fellowship must have completed their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014. Candidates who expect to receive their Ph.D. by January 1, 2017 should provide documentation from their home institution confirming this schedule. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a commitment to the liberal arts.

The fellowship carries a salary of $50,000 plus benefits. In addition, the position carries a $4,000 research and travel fund plus support to attend professional conferences.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a c.v., a letter of application, sample syllabi for two courses (one of which should be Introduction to the Study of Religion), and the names and contact information for three references who will provide letters of recommendation.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality, is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu

  • Review of applications will begin on August 29, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Centre College (KY) - Visiting Asst. Professor (2 yr. Appt.) - Religion of Contemporary AmericaEdit

Centre College invites qualified applicants for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion position, with a specialization in religion of contemporary America, beginning August 2017. Candidates with an area of expertise in Eastern Religious Traditions in America or New Religious Movements are especially desired. Ideal candidates will demonstrate ability and dedication to teach in a student-centered environment. A Ph.D. in hand is preferred; ABD will be considered. Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community . For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu . Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by

U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high. Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs. The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati.

To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/36141 . Preliminary interviews will be held at AAR/SBL 2016 in San Antonio, TX.

  • Review of applications begins on October 15, 2016. Complete applications will include cover letter, c.v., teaching statement, transcripts, and three letters of reference.

Hamilton College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (Indigenous Studies)Edit

The Religious Studies Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor for a one-semester leave replacement in indigenous studies beginning Jan 1, 2017. Candidates with ABD will be considered, although candidates with a Ph. D. are preferred. The department seeks applicants with a specialization in an indigenous tradition in the Americas with a capacity to teach other indigenous traditions in a comparative perspective. Additional interests include indigeneity theory, gender construction, and the global indigenous rights movements. Discipline open but candidates should display a capacity to engage perspectives on religion (traditions, lifeways) in an interdisciplinary undergraduate program. The candidate appointed to this position will teach three courses for the semester.

Interested candidates should submit letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio and samples of published scholarship to: http://apply.interfolio.com/37012. The letter of application should provide brief descriptions of three courses the candidate is prepared to teach for the semester. Two courses should be at the 200 and one at the 300 levels. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. The letter and any questions should be addressed to Professor Stephenson Humphries-Brooks, Chair, Department of Religious Studies.

  • Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016. Appointment anticipated by Nov. 1.

Harvard Divinity School (MA) - Research Associate and Visiting Faculty: Women’s Studies in ReligionEdit

Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2017-18 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program.  Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed.  Salary for 2017-18 will be $60,000. 

  • Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2016.  Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2016.  Please see our website for more information.

Kenyon College (OH) - ASIANetworkLuce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in HinduismEdit

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications for an ASIANetwork-Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Hinduism for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Fellow will be affiliated with both the Religious Studies Department and Asian Studies Program. The area of specialization can be any aspect of Hinduism in Asia; however, we prefer candidates who specialize in Hinduism in Southeast Asia. The Fellow's responsibilities will include three classes across the year—one in the fall, which will be a new introductory course on Hinduism as a global and pan-Asian tradition, and two classes based on her/his preferences and sub-field in the spring. We would prefer that one of those courses focus on Hinduism in Southeast Asia or religion in Southeast Asia more generally. In addition, we expect the Fellow to participate in the Religious Studies Department and Asian Studies Program, by mentoring students and helping with curriculum development. The Fellow will also attend the ASIANetwork conference with other Kenyon faculty in the spring of 2017.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $55,000, plus healthcare coverage. The Fellow will have access to faculty development funds and support for attending the ASIANetwork conference. Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. by August 2017.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Apply at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be comprised of: 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant's research, its relevance to the field, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy; 3) a curriculum vita; and 4) three letters of reference.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. We anticipate interviewing candidates at the American Academy of Religion Conference in San Antonio in November and by Skype.

Oberlin College (OH) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Modern Religious ThoughtEdit

The Oberlin College Religion Department invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in Modern Religious Thought. Appointment will be for a term of one year, beginning fall 2017, and may be renewable for an additional year. Desirable areas of specialization include feminist theology, feminist philosophy of religion, systematic theology, political (e.g., post-colonial, environmental, LGBTQ) theologies, post-Holocaust religious thought, postmodern thought, and theories of religion (including comparative religious approaches).

  • To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* to http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/3404 by October 15, 2016.

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (WI) - Visiting Asst. Prof. (2 yr. appt.) - Non-Western Religious TraditionsEdit

POSITION: A fixed term 2 year position in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies with an emphasis in Religious Studies is available at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 21, 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field from a regionally accredited higher education institution is required. ABD applicants must have completed the terminal degree by the start date. Salary will be commensurate with rank and teaching experience.

Area of Specialty: Non-Western Religious Traditions, with the ability to teach the introductory survey course in the world's major religions. Expertise in Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese/Japanese and/or other religions of Asia/Southeast Asia is required. The ability to enhance the diversity of department offerings and serve as a role model and mentor for women and/or minorities will also be considered assets.

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies based on program needs and in accordance with specialization; participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students as assigned; engage in service to the department, University and profession.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies offers majors and minors in both Philosophy and Religious Studies. Many of our courses serve as electives for other programs as well as for the university Liberal Education core. We currently have the equivalent of eight full-time and several part-time teaching positions.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at: http://www.uwec.edu/Employment/uweccareers.htm.

You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to the Philosophy and Religious Studies: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies position (Job ID# 12344) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format: - letter of application, - graduate school transcripts, - Curriculum Vita, - evidence of teaching expertise (e.g. student and peer evaluations), - sample course syllabi, and - three letters of recommendation

If you have application questions, please email Search Committee Chair Dr. Steven Fink at finksr@uwec.edu

  • To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 31, 2016. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released upon request. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit

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