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This page is for Academic Positions in Religious Studies that begin in 2018.

Last Year's Page: Religious Studies 2016-2017

See also: Biblical Studies 2017-2018 and Jewish Studies 2017-2018

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2017-2018 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Edit

Aarhus University (DK) - Study of ReligionEdit

The School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invites applications for a permanent position as professor within the Department of the Study of Religion. The position is available from 1 January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The professorship is offered with a view to attracting a particularly talented person who is expected to play a key role in the continued creation of innovative, internationally recognised research areas at the Department of the Study of Religion with a particular focus on the history of religion. The future professor is expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society in general and the Department of the Study of Religion in particular in the following areas: research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The professor will also be expected to provide academic leadership relating to research, education and academic development as well as contributing actively to the further development of the department, both nationally and internationally.

Qualifications: In their letter of application applicants are expected to formulate a vision for the contribution of their research to the wider field of the study of religion. Applicants must be able to document:

Thorough knowledge of the study of religion, including theoretical and methodological perspectives.
Thorough knowledge of the general history of religion and comparative religion.
Thorough knowledge of the history and development of at least one particular religious tradition outside Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Academic publications at the highest international level including research innovation in the field of the general history of religion. Please read more under the headline: 'Formalities'.
Experience of or interest in collaboration and research with other fields within the study of religion as well as with other disciplines.
Experience of active participation in international research collaboration.
Experience of research management, including the obtaining and administration of external funding.
Strong teaching competences and experience of supervising at all levels.
Commitment to teaching development, supervision of student projects, talent development, research management, and the development of PhD courses.

Read the full job description and apply online here

  • Application deadline: 2/8/2017.

Augustana College (IL) - Race and/or Ethnicity and ReligionEdit

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Religion beginning in August of the 2018-2019 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus. Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.

We seek a candidate with expertise in the study of race and/or ethnicity and religion. The candidate should complement and extend the department’s existing strengths in South and East Asian religions, Islam, theology, scripture, and Christian ethics. Additional expertise and focuses might include one or more of the following: political theory/theology; feminist, womanist, or murjerista approaches to religion; ecofeminism and/or environmental ethics; Catholicism; Pentecostalism; the relationship between Christianities and indigenous religious traditions; and other contemporary religious movements beyond North America and Western Europe. Candidates should have graduate-level training in theories and methods pertaining to the study of religion. Training in post-colonial studies, race and ethnic studies, cross-cultural engagement, and/or gender studies is desirable. Expertise in relevant languages is expected. Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed the Ph.D. by August 2018.

Teaching expectations will change in the second year of this position, as Augustana will be moving to a two-semester (plus January intensive term) curriculum beginning in 2019-2020. The teaching expectation will then be 6 courses per year, with 3 sections of the “Reasoned Examination of Faith” college-wide requirement, which faculty can tailor to draw on their strengths and research interests. For the 2018-2019 year, the expectation will be 7 classes spread over three terms, 3-4 of which will serve as one of the required, sophomore-level Christian traditions offerings (candidate will choose between “American Christianities,” “Global Christianities,” and others), and 1 of which will be a section of the Religion major/minor “gateway” course: RELG 155: Encountering Religion.

Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org. Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Eric Stewart at ericstewart@augustana.edu To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #107-18 Religion, and directed to Gail Summer. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #107-18 Religion, C/O Gail Summer, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201. Application materials should include: a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, a teaching statement demonstrating commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, a research statement highlighting potential collaboration with undergraduate students, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation (including contact information).

  • Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held November 18-20 at the AAR & SBL annual meeting in Boston, or by skype if a candidate is unable to attend the meeting.
  • Invitation for a screening interview at the AAR meeting in Boston. (11/15)

Ave Maria University (FL) - Theology FacultyEdit

AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY, Ave Maria, Florida, Department of Theology invites applications for an Open Rank Professor in the areas of moral or systematic theology to begin in the Fall 2018 semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate both speculative engagement with the truth of the Catholic faith and a knowledge of the philosophical resources theologians draw upon in relating the truth of faith to human reason. Ph.D. or S.T.D. desired at time of appointment. Adherence to the teachings of the Catholic Church and willingness to apply for the Mandatum are required. Candidates should possess a record of pedagogical and scholarly excellence. The position typically includes teaching core classes in theology as well as more advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a statement relating the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to their philosophy of teaching, and three letters of reference addressed to the Theology Selection Committee. Incomplete applications missing any components, especially the Ex Corde Ecclesiae statement, will not be considered. TO APPLY: Copy and paste the URL below in to your web browser: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=AMU&jobId=137886&lang=en_US&source=CC3. Then click on the Apply Tab, First Time User? – Register Now Tab, and once registered you can upload all of the requested application materials.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Position is subject to final administrative approval.
  • Anyone heard anything yet?


Barnard College (NY) - Indigenous ReligionsEdit

The Religion Department at Barnard seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in indigenous religions. The ideal candidate will be a specialist in Native American or First Nations religion, or in indigenous religions in the Americas. The successful candidate will bring methodological diversity to the department, which currently emphasizes literary, historical, and legal studies of religion. We would particularly welcome a colleague with expertise in ethnographic and/or fieldwork approaches. The successful candidate will also be conversant in the broad questions that animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns. All members of the Barnard Religion Department participate in one or more of the College's interdisciplinary undergraduate programs as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.

Complete applications should include a cover letter addressing research interests and teaching philosophy; a current c.v., a short writing sample (e.g., a published article, a dissertation chapter, or the like no more than 40 pages in length); representative teaching evaluations (if available); and three confidential letters of recommendation. A serious research program is essential, as is evidence of teaching excellence.

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017. Please submit applications via the Barnard College faculty positions portal at [1], and referees will be prompted to submit their letters directly via the same portal.

Barnard College (NY) - Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and CivilizationsEdit

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, seeks a full-time tenure-track teacher and scholar for the Moinian Professorship in Pre-modern Middle Eastern Cultures and Civilizations, starting July 1, 2018. Preference for candidates with a strong record of teaching and research and a mastery of the languages relevant to their specialization. Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in the history, cultures, and/or literatures of the Middle East and related regions; discipline and geographic area of specialization are open. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate general education courses such as “Middle Eastern Civilizations” and “Asian Humanities: Colloquium on Major Texts of South Asia and the Middle East,” as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will be responsible for helping to build a Program in Middle Eastern Studies at Barnard, and for coordinating with the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University. Ph.D. required.

Application, including a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the contact information for three references, to be sent directly to: http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/3023.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Have they sent out first interviews yet? 
  • 11/11 On the application site under "Status" it says "Position Filled." Can anyone confirm?
  • Mine still says "In Progress."
  • Has anyone heard back? Will they be interviewing at MESA?
  • Oct. 11: Request for more materials. Since then, silence.
  • Anyone heard from the committee lately? [11/30]
    • Campus visits taking place this week.

Baruch College, CUNY (NY) - Religion and Globalization in Urban EnvironmentsEdit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Baruch College (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology and Anthropology at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to begin in August 2018. The department seeks applicants specializing in either religion and globalization in urban environments or the cultural impact of climate change in urban environments. Teaching responsibilities will include developing courses on religion in New York City or on the cultural impact of climate change on New York City, and candidates are encouraged to describe potential NYC-based research projects and /or courses in their application materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology, or Religious Studies required.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP ONE - Click "Apply Now" To be considered for this position, please submit your application online by clicking on "Apply Now" below. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter and three letters of reference.

STEP TWO - Go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted electronically by their references as described below.

Please go to https://www.baruch.cuny.edu/hrref/ and enter the contact information for three (3) references. The online system will automatically send your references a request to submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact HR at 646-660-6590.

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of resumes will begin on October 25, 2017; to ensure consideration, a complete application must be submitted by December 10, 2017.

Benedictine College (KS) - Catholic TheologyEdit

The Department of Theology at Benedictine College invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure track appointment in Theology starting Fall 2018. The successful candidate should be a dynamic teacher who is competent as a generalist in Catholic theology. Ideally, the candidate would teach courses in both our Theology and Evangelization/Catechesis programs; therefore, teaching competency in the latter areas is preferred. The candidate should be willing to seek enthusiastically the mandatum from the Archbishop and make an Oath of Fidelity in accordance with Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Applicants should also possess a Doctorate in Theology. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level but will consider applications for higher ranks from outstanding candidates.

Benedictine College, which has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1800 students, is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education by means of academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning. Additional information about Benedictine College is found on the college web page:www.benedictine.edu .

Beyond disciplinary expertise, Benedictine College seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our mission. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the college’s Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts identity and how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition.

Please send a letter of interest, a CV and three references to agibson@benedictine.edu or to: Amanda Gibson, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the College, Benedictine College, 1020 N. 2nd Street, Atchison, KS 66002.

  • The deadline for submitting an application is October 31, 2017. Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. The College is committed to assuring equal opportunities in employment without regard to race, color, gender, marital status, national origin, age, disability or veteran status. 
  • Job posting not on the website.  Unclear if this means that the job search is closed or canceled.  Other job postings (computer science) that have a past deadline are still on the website.  
  • A friend of a friend supposedly interviewed a little over a week ago for what that is worth.  I wonder if it is a website problem because 4 of the 5 positions listed on their website now are for starting in the fall 2017. [posted 11/23] 
  • Can we get some confirmation on this supposed interview? 
  • Yes, confirmed and happened before the 11/23 previous posting.  It was a skype interview.  [posted 11/26]
  • Thanks -- good luck to the candidate -- I thought I had a great shot at this one -- guess not - I wonder how many they interviewed?
  • You are welcome.  No idea.  I know I personally have not heard back from them yet, if that is helpful for you to know, so they seem not have to rejected people and may wait until the end.
  • It is worse for me when they do the wait until the end routine. I always want to email and inquire about the status of the search when it goes too long. 
  • I understand.  I assume the longer it goes on without hearing from them that it is not going to be good news.
  • That has been my experience,  I appreciate it when they inform you early on that you have been eliminated instead of waiting until the end. .
  • Agreed.  Though I do know someone who was first rejected for a job and then was hired by the same job (presumably after others turned it down).

Birmingham-Southern College (AL) - ChristianityEdit

The Religion Department at Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Christianity at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018.  Birmingham-Southern College is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church and a sheltering institution of Phi Beta Kappa.  The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research.  The annual teaching load is three classes per semester and an intensive course during January.  The successful candidate will develop courses at the introductory and upper levels.  While the area of expertise is open, special attention will be given to candidates who frame their research and teaching in interdisciplinary and global contexts and who describe how their teaching and scholarship might support the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applicants with expertise in African-American religious traditions and theology or global Christianities are especially welcome.  Ability to contribute to other interdisciplinary programs of the College is highly desirable.  The successful teacher/scholar will have an avid interest in pedagogical development, a robust research agenda, and a desire to be an active and engaged citizen of the Birmingham-Southern community as well as a contributing and collegial member of the Religion Department. Eligible candidates must have received their Ph.D.by time of employment. 

Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and three reference letters. 

Questions about this position should be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Amy Cottrill, at acottril@bsc.edu.  Applications should be sent to religionsearch@bsc.edu.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The BSC is also committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff, and the student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE 18-19.

  • The committee will begin screening applications December 11, 2017 and will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.
  • Did this search get cancelled? This job is not posted to any job board I can find.
  • It's on AAR's job board (11/14)

Biola University(CA) - Torrey Honors InstituteEdit

Torrey Honors Institute (http://www.biola.edu/torreyhonors) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in a full-time teaching position. Torrey uses a great books curriculum and socratic pedagogy to deliver a sixty-unit general education program for honors undergraduates. The program emphasizes student formation in reading, writing, and speaking skills, as well as the pursuit of cultural literacy and wisdom. Successful candidates will be enthusiastic about the liberal arts, will enjoy teaching books from both inside and outside their field of expertise, and will be alert to the theological dimension in all inquiry. Additionally, a successful candidate will look forward to collaborative teaching with colleagues, since all faculty in the department work together to deliver the same great books curriculum. PhD is required in any field central to the humanities. Part of the teaching load includes mentoring a diverse group of students from all university majors.

Terms of Contract: Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package included.

About Biola University: Biola University is a protestant, evangelical, Christian university in which faculty profess personal faith in Jesus Christ, endorse a university statement of Christian faith and community values, and are committed to the integration of faith and learning. See the institution’s doctrinal statement and theological distinctives at biola.edu/about/doctrinal-statement. Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges (WASC). One of its distinctive curricular features is 30 credits of Bible built into the general education requirements for every major for all of its 4000 undergraduate students.

Biola is committed to diversity and seeks faculty who can contribute to multicultural understandings. Candidates should be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively with diverse populations, female and male students and colleagues, and to integrate multicultural content and issues into their teaching.

Biola University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, age, or physical or mental disability. However, as a private religious institution, the University reserves the right to exercise preference on the basis of religion in all of its employment practices. Biola serves a student body of over 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on Biola, visit http://www.biola.edu.

  • Position begins Fall 2018. Send application letter describing multi-disciplinary pursuits beyond specialization, curriculum vitae, and one-page statement of personal Christian commitment and experience, through this online system. Full applications will be requested from promising candidates. Position is open until filled.
  • Applied back in September but haven't heard anything yet. [posted 11/7]
  • Received an automated rejection today [11/13].

Bloomfield College (NJ) - Religious Traditions of African Diaspora and/or Latin America and CaribbeanEdit

The Division of Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Religion, to begin in August 2018. The Division is seeking a scholar of the religious traditions of the African Diaspora and/or Latin America and the Caribbean; those with an additional interest in the intersection of gender and religion will be viewed favorably. The demonstrated ability to teach a broad range of courses in world religion is also desirable.

Candidates should have earned a Ph.D. in History of Religion or a related field; ABD considered. Teaching excellence is the first priority at Bloomfield College, so candidates should have teaching experience. As a federally recognized Minority Serving Institution, we also highly value experience teaching students of color and first-generation students.

All applicants must provide electronically (PDF format preferred) a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation (submitted directly from the person writing the letter or a portfolio service) to religion_search@bloomfield.edu.

  • Applications must be submitted by January 1, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Those selected for an interview will be asked to supply official graduate transcripts.

Boston University (MA) - Religions of the African DiasporaEdit

Pending budgetary approval, the Department of Religion at Boston University seeks a senior scholar of religions of the African diaspora (including North/South/Central America and the Caribbean) able to teach courses at the introductory and advanced/graduate levels that contribute to an academic religious studies curriculum. Area of specialization open. Rank open to tenured associate and full professors with PhDs in the study of religion or in cognate areas such as African American Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, Ethics, and Literature and the Arts.

BU’s Department of Religion boasts a dynamic, research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in ritual, visual and material culture, gender and sexuality, social theory, and the history of religious traditions. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three potential recommenders to the search committee via Academic Jobs Online.

  • [Review of applications will begin on 10/1/2017; posted 8/24/17]

Boston University (MA) - Religion and SocietyEdit

Assistant Professor of Religion and Society - Boston University School of Theology in Massachusetts.

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. Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), candidates are invited to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Materials should be sent to the Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Emily Arnone at earnone@bu.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
  • Anyone hear anything back yet? 10/9
  • Relax. It is still very early. 
  • I received a confirmation that they have all of my materials (including letters of recommendation) 10/13
  • ^ Ditto. Application complete. Everyone still waiting, I guess. 10/13
  • Anyone got news about anything other than confirmations about completed applications? Phone or AAR interviews? 10/18
  • Heard through the sociology grapevine that someone has an interview scheduled. Could be trolling. Can anyone confirm? 10/20
  • Email invitation to interview at AAR (11/6) X5
  • Anyone receive rejections? Didn't receive an AAR invite, so trying to decide if this is a passive reject. (11/6)
  • No formal rejection, but I take this as a passive rejection (11/10)
  • Anyone who was interviewed at AAR heard back about campus interviews? (12/7)

Brown University (RI) - New Testament/Early ChristianityEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with a specialization in New Testatment/Early Christianity to begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be able to support graduate training in New Testament; complement exisiting stregnths in the department's "Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean" graduate track and programmng; be familiar with theory and methods of religious studies; and contribute broadly to our undergraduate curriculum.

Candidates should submit (1) a current CV; (2) a statement of interest; (3) a short writing sample (no more than 25 pages); (4) a list of four courses (title with short paragraph), at different levels, that would complement the department's existing curriculum. In addition, candidates should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. Ph.D. must be successfully completed by appointment start date (July 1, 2018).

  • Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio.

Bucknell University (PA) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for the Josephine Hildreth Detmer & Zareen Taj Mirza Professorship in Islamic Studies, to begin in August 2018. The position can be filled at any rank from tenure-track assistant professor to full professor.

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

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

For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell's career center at careers.bucknell.edu. Questions should be directed to Professor Stuart Young, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies (sy009@bucknell.edu).

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

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

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

  • Online App. Form: http://www.Click2apply.net/w4q5kb2vsdn6bqhv
  • Completed applications received by October 1, 2017 will receive full consideration. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place at the Annual Meetings of the AAR/SBL in Boston, November 17-20 or through video conference.
  • invitation to interview at AAR (11/2) x3
  • Invitation to campus visit

Butler University (IN) - IslamEdit

Butler University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor of religion who specializes in Islam, and whose scholarly interests involve critical reflection on issues of social justice and diversity. The candidate should have teaching proficiency in contemporary Middle Eastern and/or African Islam, and should be proficient in Arabic. Additional expertise in Islam elsewhere (e.g., North America, Southeast Asia) is highly desirable, as is the ability to teach upper-level religion courses in other fields outside the program’s existing strengths in biblical studies, Christian theology, Asian religions, and religion and science/science fiction. The successful candidate will teach regularly in Butler’s first year seminar program, and will be able to teach courses of interest to at least one (and preferably more) of the following interdisciplinary majors/minors: Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; African Studies; Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies; and/or Peace and Conflict Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear signs of being a program builder who brings an infectious enthusiasm to the classroom. Teaching load is 3/3.

Candidates should expect to have Ph.D. in hand by August 1st, 2018. Applications should include a CV, unofficial transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation, a 1- or 2-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience, a writing sample, and thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, etc.).

Direct search inquiries to Chad Bauman (cbauman@butler.edu), Chair of the department/search committee.

  • Have complete applications and letters of recommendation e-mailed to Claudia Johnson (ckjohns1@butler.edu) by October 1st, 2017.
  • Any news after Zoom interviews? (11/2)
  • Any news after Zoom interviews? (11/12) 
  • Nothing here, most probably a passive reject (11/13)
  • Any campus visits? They said they were going to move quick in the interview.
  • I haven't heard back, so I assumed it was a passive reject. Would be good to know if any campus visits have been scheduled (11/23)
  • campus visits scheduled

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (CA) - Religion and Gender / Religion and Science and TechnologyEdit

RELIGIOUS STUDIES/WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES - The Philosophy and Women's & Gender Studies Departments at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, seek applications for a full-time (academic year), tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin September 13, 2018. Area of Specialization (AOS): Religion and Gender; Area of Competence (AOC): Religion and Science & Technology. A doctorate (Ph.D.) in Religious Studies or closely related Liberal Arts field from an accredited institution is required and must be conferred by the time of appointment. Graduate coursework in, previous teaching experience in, and/or other demonstrated knowledge of the field of Women's & Gender Studies is preferred. Candidates must be able to show a successful record of research and teaching in the AOS and/or the AOC. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The position will be 2/3 Religious Studies and 1/3 Women's & Gender Studies, with the tenure home in the Philosophy department. Faculty review will include consultation with Women's & Gender Studies. Any publications in area of specialization will count towards tenure and promotion, whether published in Religious Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, or other relevant and appropriate peer-reviewed journals. Teaching and service assignments will be divided between the Philosophy Department and the Women's & Gender Studies Department in agreed upon proportions. Faculty members are also expected to engage in service activities at all levels of the university and to provide academic advising to students.

The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter, with correspondingly reasonable research/scholarship and service expectations and with a significant reduction in course load in the first one to two years to help establish an active program of research/scholarship/creative activity and professional development.

Preference will be given to applicants with an ability to engage in creative teaching methods, potential for a strong contribution to research, and commitment to excellence in service to the institution. A successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach current courses in the curriculum, such as RELS/WGS 370: Religion, Gender, and Society, RELS 376: Religion, Science and Technology, RELS 378: Religion and Contemporary Values, and/or WGS 201: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the U.S., as well as offer other courses in Religious Studies or Women's & Gender Studies curricula. Specific assignments will depend on departmental needs. Preference is also given to candidates that demonstrate the ability to support other minors in the college, such as the Asian Studies Minor or the Gender, Race, Culture, Science and Technology Minor, and to participate in new curriculum development.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should complete the required online faculty application at http://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and submit to Requisition #104597. Please attach to your online application the following required materials: (1) a cover letter that describes teaching and research interests, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) sample of scholarship, (5) diversity statement, and (6) copy of transcripts. Applicants must also be prepared to provide names and email addresses for three referees when completing the online application. Cal Poly will directly solicit letters from the individuals listed by applicants. Official, sealed transcripts will be required prior to appointment. This position is open until filled.

  • Review begin date: November 1, 2017. For full consideration, please apply and submit all requested materials by the review begin date.
  • No idea, but if so, that was a really aggravating application to put people through for no reason. [11/12]
  • If you look at non-tenured faculty in the Philosophy Dept. it seems there is an internal candidate that perfectly matches the position description. [11/12]
  • I know of someone who was told to share the position with graduate students who might be interested in applying. I suppose this doesn't mean there definitely isn't an inside candidate but it is possible that there isn't. [11/15]
  • phone interview scheduled for 11/30 [11/28]
  • phone interview on 12/1. They said this was the last day of phone interviews. They are planning to do campus visits beginning in January. [12/2]

California State University, Fresno (CA) - Religious Studies (Islamic and/or Jewish Traditions)Edit

The Department of Philosophy at California State University Fresno is seeking applications for a tenure-track position in Religious Studies at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning Fall 2018. We are seeking specialization in either Islamic or Jewish traditions with teaching competence in the other, along with Christian traditions. The successful candidate will have proficiency in the language of their area of research. The position emphasizes contributions to undergraduate teaching, not only for majors but also in general education courses, along with conducting research and engaging in service. Opportunities to teach in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program and to engage with local community interreligious groups are available. Regular responsibilities include research, publication, and other scholarly public activities, as well as advising students and engaging in service at all levels of the university. A candidate may be asked to teach and develop courses in distance learning or with service-learning component.

The department has teaching needs in lower and upper division GE courses, including Exploring Religious Meaning, Comparative Religion, and Religion and the Margin; and in specialized courses, including Islam, Judaism, and Philosophy of Religion. It is also expected that the candidate will develop new courses relevant to their areas of expertise.

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno State offers a B.A. degree with concentrations in Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Pre-Law. The department is committed to diverse philosophical and humanistic approaches and traditions. It also hosts the University's interdisciplinary Ethics Center and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. The committee welcomes applications from members of diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic groups.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Religious Studies or a closely related discipline from an accredited U.S. institution (or international equivalent) is required by 7/1/2018.

Required Experience: Evidence of excellence in teaching skills and interest in teaching in a broad undergraduate curriculum to both majors and non-majors. A successful candidate will show evidence of success in research. A publication history commensurate with years of experience. Expertise in, and commitment to, interactions among traditions or texts in more than one religious tradition. Demonstrated commitment to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of interest in collaborative interactions among different religions and sincere commitment to engagement among scholars and practitioners. Experience and enthusiasm for teaching students of diverse ethnic backgrounds and/or first generation college students. A preferred candidate would have experience, expertise, and interest in some contemporary issues such as: nonviolence/violence, the role of religion in education, gender, interreligious dialogue, and religion in politics and public life.

  • Online App. Form: http://apptrkr.com/1086917
  • To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application material by October 25, 2017.
  • Has anyone heard back?

California State University, Fullerton (CA) - South Asian Religious Traditions and Religion in South Asia TodayEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Religious Studies with appointment to begin Fall 2018. CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Position: We are seeking for applicants who is trained in the Social Scientific Study of Religion with a focus on South Asian Religious Traditions and Religion in South Asia Today. The ideal candidate is a scholar of religion who specializes in the social scientific approaches, broadly construed, and can demonstrate broad teaching expertise in Asian religious traditions.

Responsibilities include online teaching as part of a normal teaching load. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop new courses as well as teach some established upper division lecture and discussion courses related to their expertise and interests.

Our new colleague should also be able to teach the following introductory level courses: RLST 100: Introduction to the Study of Religion (Social Scientific Approaches); RLST 270: Introduction to Asian Religions (online course covering at least two traditions); RLST 280: Introduction to Buddhism (online).

Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching as well as research, peer-reviewed publication, and participation in the broader disciplinary community. Faculty members are expected to contribute to and serve the department, college, and university community. Departmental responsibilities and service may include any of the following: advising students, serving on committees, planning events, or advising the student group.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies with training in Social Scientific methods. ABD's may apply, but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by August 2018. Research specialization and knowledge of South Asian Religious Traditions and/or Religion/s in South Asia Today. Evidence of scholarly accomplishment and a clear agenda for future scholarly pursuits. Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. Evidence of teaching excellence or pedagogical potential. Experience working collaboratively with colleagues and community. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally-diverse range of students. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank and Salary: The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

Appointment Date: August 2018

Application Procedure: A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 9942BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

Letter of application addressing the listed required qualifications as they apply to you Curriculum Vitae Graduate transcripts Research agenda in which you describe your research program moving forward. Writing sample of a publication or professional academic presentation (peer-reviewed preferred). A syllabus of a religious studies course you have taught or designed that is relevant to this position. Teaching evaluations by both peers and students along with evaluative data (if available). A student success statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in teaching or working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced) Three letters of recommendation (see instructions below). On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system. Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Jeanette Reedy Solano at jsolano@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-7554.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by December 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.

Catholic University of America (DC) - American Church HistoryEdit

The School of Theology and Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position in American Catholic Church History to begin in August 2018.

The School encourages applications from all ranks who already have or give promise of having a distinguished record of research and publications and who are interested in continuing the tradition of scholarship in the field begun at this university by Peter Guilday and John Tracy Ellis. The successful applicant will have the demonstrated knowledge and competency of a historian along with requisite familiarity with the Catholic theological tradition. The candidate must possess an earned doctorate (Ph.D., S.T.D., or equivalent). The person who fills the position will teach in undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs in the school, advise students, direct master’s theses and doctoral dissertations, and serve on committees. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of academic credentials and publication record.

To apply, please email a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Search Committee, American Church History at CUA-STRS-JOBS@cua.edu.

Selected candidates will be asked for a statement indicating how the applicant’s research and teaching would advance the university’s mission (see http://www.cua.edu/about-cua/mission-statement.cfm), and mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities Ex Corde Ecclesiae (see http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_15081990_ex-corde-ecclesiae.html ).

  • A review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017.

Christendom College (VA) - Moral TheologyEdit

The Theology Department of Christendom College seeks to hire an assistant professor for a full-time position starting August 15, 2018. The candidate should possess a doctoral degree or a license in Theology. We will also consider well-qualified ABD candidates. The assistant professor position requires an area of specialization in Thomistic moral theology. Additional areas of competence in Sacred Scripture, sacramental theology, or historical Thomism will be preferred.  Located in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a Roman Catholic, four-year, liberal arts college dedicated to restoring all things in Christ through academic excellence and fidelity to the Magisterium. Christendom College is committed to Thomistic programs of instruction in philosophy and theology, which are taught according to the spirit, method, and principles of the Common Doctor. For more information on Christendom's mission, values and core curriculum, please consult our website: www.christendom.edu

The successful candidate will teach four classes per semester in the theology core curriculum and major. The candidate should possess a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a faith-filled, formative environment that takes joy in communicating the riches of tradition to the twenty-first century student. In accordance with the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the candidate must be willing to profess the Oath of Fidelity , which the entire college faculty does annually before the local ordinary as a voluntary act. 

Interested applicants should provide the following: (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application that includes a statement of how the candidate envisions contributing to the Mission of Christendom College; (3) all graduate and undergraduate transcripts of degree-seeking coursework; (4) a sample of the candidate's scholarly writing; and (5) three letters of recommendation which attest to the candidate's scholarship, teaching ability, and character. All application material, should be sent electronically to Prof. James DeFrancis, Chairman of the Theology Department, at james.defrancis@christendom.edu. Questions about the position should also be addressed to Prof. DeFrancis. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts should be sent to Professor Greg Townsend, PhD, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630.

  • To be assured of consideration, applications must be received by November 22, 2017.

Christopher Newport University (VA) - Catholic StudiesEdit

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Catholic Studies, effective August, 2018. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in Theology or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to candidates who also hold a Masters Degree in Philosophy. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Christopher Newport University is composed of 12 full-time faculty, 68 majors and approximately 100 minors. The department seeks a colleague with a strong commitment to both teaching and research as well as a dedication to working closely with talented undergraduate students. This department is particularly collegial; members of our faculty regularly collaborate on projects. Candidates wishing to know more about the program are invited to visit http://cnu.edu/philosophy/.

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2017 freshman class of 1,290 students was selected from over 7,000 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1210, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University's liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

To apply, submit a letter of application, vita, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable for initial screening), a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of reference. Please visit http://cnu.edu/hr/employment/.

  • Review of applications will begin on, October 25, 2017. Applications received after October 25, 2017, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
  • Interview request (6 November)

Colgate University (NY) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The department of Religion at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2018. Ph.D. degree is expected prior to or shortly after the start date. Candidates with expertise in Islam in any period or region are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with the wider discipline of Religious Studies and issues in the Study of Religion is desirable. All Colgate University faculty are also expected to maintain an active research agenda and participate in all-University programs, which include the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Many faculty also serve in off-campus study and interdisciplinary programs, such as Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Africana and Latin American Studies, Film and Media Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Women’s Studies, among others. An annual five-course teaching assignment may include an introductory course in Religion and a course in the Core Curriculum.

A cover letter, CV, three current reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample must be submitted through http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9639. Preliminary interviews will be held at the American Academy of Religion / Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Boston, November 18-21, 2017 or via remote technologies, as needed.

Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching and scholarship might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news?
  • I have not heard from them (11/2)
  • Invitation for AAR interview by email (11/2)x5
  • Anyone has heard anything?
  • Invitation for campus visit for mid-December (12/5)

College of the Holy Cross (MA) - Hebrew Bible/Old TestamentEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2018, in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. We particularly welcome candidates with contemporary methodological frameworks such as post-colonial, ecological, critical race theory, or feminist approaches. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/43222 .

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in mid to late November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by electronic presence or at the Annual Meeting of the AAR/SBL in Boston, November 17-20, for those who will be attending the meeting.

College of St. Elizabeth (NJ) - Theology and Religious StudiesEdit

The College of Saint Elizabeth invites applications for the full-time, 10 month, renewable position of Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies. The College of Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic college sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, located in Morristown, NJ.

Reporting to the Chair of the Theology, Religious Studies, and Philosophy Department, the Assistant Professor of Theology, Religious Studies, and Philosophy will be a full-time faculty person responsible for fulfilling the regular duties connected with the rank of an assistant professor, such as full-time teaching, service to students, and service to the department and College. The position is eligible to transition to tenure-track after a successful probationary period.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate must possess an earned Doctorate in Theology from an accredited institution. A track record of emerging scholarship in Theology or Christian Ethics, as well as effective College-level teaching is preferred. As the department teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Catholic theology along with Christian ethics and world religious traditions more broadly, an expertise in Catholic theology or Catholic moral theology is a core requirement. The candidate should also be knowledgeable about the use of new and innovative pedagogies. Candidates who also possess a MA or equivalent-level degree in Philosophy will be given special consideration.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation along with the contact information of three references to jobs20@cse.edu No phone calls will be accepted.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. [posted 10/11/17]
  • Anybody hear anything yet??  
  • The job post was taken down- does anyone know if this is because they have found possible candidates or if the search was cancelled?  11/14/17
  • I received a confirmation email right after I applied, and have not heard anything else (???) 
  • I also received confirmation email, but I have not heard anything since.

College of William and Mary (VA) - Hebrew Bible and Israelite ReligionEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Hebrew Bible and Israelite Religion. We are seeking a colleague with a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence whose expertise in the history and literature of the Israelite period will complement our faculty line in New Testament and Christian Origins. Particularly welcome are applicants with secondary research interests in the material culture of ancient Israel or in the cognate cultures of the ancient Near East. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in an appropriate field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2018).

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, university transcripts, and evidence of teaching excellence. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

  • To ensure full consideration for a preliminary interview during the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion, submit application materials by the review date, October 23, 2017. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Columbia University (NY) - Classical Islamic Studies (incl. Theology)Edit

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University seeks to fill a position in Classical Islamic Studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a scholar with firm grounding in classical Arabic, but whose work may also engage with other languages and cover across regions. Discipline and focus are open, including but not restricted to history (social, intellectual, cultural), science, Sufism, theology or philosophy.

The successful candidate will have broad intellectual interests, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, including teaching in the Columbia College Core Curriculum, and a willingness to contribute to new departmental initiatives. The department is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, a representative sample of scholarship, and upload their dissertation abstract and a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees.

For more information and to apply, please visit our online site: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65309

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on 11 November, and will continue until an appointment is made.

Concordia University (CAN) - South Asian ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religions and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member working in the field of South Asian religions, with a specialization in Hinduism. The ideal candidate would be an historian of religions with an excellent research profile who is engaged with field work (for instance, ethnography or material culture), as well as textual study. Appropriate language abilities are expected, including competence in Sanskrit. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research in gender, a signature area of the Department. Filling this position constitutes a renewal of the Chair in Hindu Studies at Concordia, with the opportunity to use the Hindu Studies endowment to support graduate studies in this area. The successful candidate will, therefore, have teaching experience and the ability to mentor graduate students. He or she will also complement existing strengths in Asian religions in the Department.

Concordia University is a vibrant research and teaching environment. Concordia is located in Montreal, Canada, which is a diverse and exciting city, ranked one of the best cities for overall quality of living in North America.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, a research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness if applicable, and a sample of published research. Candidates should also have three letters of reference emailed directly to the address below. All application materials should be sent directly via email to:

Subject Line: South Asia Position
Munit Merid, Assistant to the Chair
Department of Religions and Cultures
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
H3G 1M8
Munit.Merid@concordia.ca

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position at the rank of Assistant Professor for August 1, 2018; however, appointments at a higher rank will be considered.

  • Applications should be received by Friday, October 20, 2017. All inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Carly Daniel-Hughes, Chair of the Department of Religions and Cultures: Carly.DanielHughes@concordia.ca
  • 11/06: Request for additional writing sample and inquiry about status of book contract
  • 12/06: Skype interviews underway. 
  • 12/08: Campus visits scheduled 

Cornell University (NY) - Islam in Modern Middle East and North AfricaEdit

The Department of Near Eastern Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, seeks to appoint a tenure track assistant professor who specializes in Islam in the modern Middle East and North Africa. We especially welcome candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, comparative, and expands the department's existing strengths. Discipline open. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a representative writing sample, and three letters of recommendation electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9624:

  • The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Request for additional material (12/04)

Dartmouth College (NH) - Asian ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Asian Religions. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2018. We especially encourage applications from candidates who specialize in Japanese, Tibetan/Himalayan, or Southeast Asian religions, whose academic specialization lies in religion or in an academic discipline relating to the study of religion. The successful candidate will be grounded in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, as well as the relevant primary languages.

Qualifications include Ph.D., along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching. Requirements include teaching four courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters) and normal department service. Competitive salary, benefits and research support. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of introductory, intermediate-level, and advanced courses within his or her specialization, as well as contributing to the Department’s theoretical and methodological offerings.

Since its inception in 1949, the Religion Department has been committed to a multidisciplinary, globally diverse curriculum grounded in the academic study of religion as engaged through a variety of methodological approaches. The Department offers instruction, from the introductory to the advanced level, in most of the world’s major religious traditions: Buddhism; Christianity; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism; the religions of the ancient Near East; the religions of ancient and modern China; religious life in the Americas; and the religions of Africa. The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure fullest consideration, dossiers should be received by October 15, 2017. Candidates whose applications are received by October 15, 2017, will be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion (November 18-21, 2017), or by Skype for those unable to attend the conference. To APPLY, visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/43693
  • Received request for AAR interview 10/31

Dickinson College (PA) - Religion and ModernityEdit

The Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2018 in the area of Religion and Modernity. Area of specialization is open. Suggested areas of religion in the modern world (beginning in the 16th century) include but are not limited to: material culture; contemporary issues; new religious movements in the Americas; ethics; or civic engagement. Department faculty have a five-course load per academic year and rotate teaching a first-year seminar, a senior seminar, and a course on methods in the study of religion.

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.

Ph.D. required in Religion or related discipline. We are especially interested in applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The ability to create inclusive environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. 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, three letters of recommendation, a teaching statement, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but no applications will be considered that are submitted later than November 30, 2017. Candidates who submit applications by November 10, 2017, will be considered for interviews at the American Academy of Religion convention in Boston, November 17-21, 2017. Questions can directed to the chair of the search committee: Dan Cozort ( cozort@dickinson.edu).
  • 11/03 Anyone heard from them yet? AAR is in 2 week
  • 1/3: Phone call request for AAR interview. x2
  • 11/12: Email request for AAR interview (x2)
  • 12/03: Request for a second round Skype interview by email. Email indicated that they had narrowed the field to six candidates and wanted one last interview before deciding on campus visits. (x4)

Duke Kunshan University (CHINA) - Multiple Positions, incl. Religious StudiesEdit

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for faculty positions in the Arts and Humanities and related areas: History, Literature, Media and Arts, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Computer Science and Design. These positions are open with regard to rank including tenured, tenure track, and non-tenured. We are especially interested in considering advanced assistant professors to full professors.

These positions are open with regard to sub-field. Besides our general interest in each area, in some areas we are especially interested in:

History: pre-Modern China; comparative, American, and European history; Literature: comparative, Asian, and American literature; Media and Arts: the scholarly study of art, art history, and visual studies, the creative practice of film, photography, multimedia, and digital arts, and the study of mass, new, and comparative media; Philosophy: philosophy of mind, logic, the history of philosophy, ethics and applied philosophy, and philosophy of science; Religious Studies: comparative religious studies, individual religious traditions, environmental thought, and leadership practice.

DKU will launch an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. Students interested in arts and humanities will be immersed in integrated core courses including the arts of interpretation in written texts, images and sounds, as well as a common set of university-wide courses on China, global challenges, and ethics. Areas of study in the arts and humanities include, but are not limited to, Global Cultural Studies, Media and Arts, China and US Studies, and Ethics and Leadership. Faculty will have the unique opportunity to pioneer, lead and implement an interdisciplinary and integrated arts and humanities curriculum and to conduct research in the related fields. These positions may start as early as Fall 2018 or begin a year later.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field. Successful candidates should show a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts curriculum. Research and scholarship are also highly valued. Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, a research statement and a teaching statement, as well as names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10177. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to arts-humanities-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn using “Arts and Humanities Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017; we will accept applications until the positions are filled.

DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn).* The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages.

As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, DKU welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to a global learning and research environment. DKU particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.

  • Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Duke Kunshan University is not accredited by SACSCOC and the accreditation of Duke University does not extend to or include Duke Kunshan University or its students. Duke Kunshan University is accredited by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Further, although Duke University agrees to accept certain course work from DKU to be applied toward an award from Duke University, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Duke University. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.
  • Deadline: Dec. 1.

Duke University (NC) - Arabic Culture (incl. Religion)Edit

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a position in Arabic culture at the level of assistant or early associate professor. The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. in Middle Eastern or Near Eastern Studies, or related fields such as Comparative Literature, Film Studies, and Religion, whose research and teaching engages literature, visual media, popular culture, etc. Time period expertise is open, with a preference for the modern period. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding scholarship on the cultures of the Arab Middle East and North Africa, contextualize these within current theoretical frameworks (postcolonialism, gender and sexuality, human-rights, etc.), and have a proven record of teaching excellence. Native command of Arabic and English required. Competence in a second Middle Eastern language (Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, etc.) is welcomed but not required. The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with other units within the department (i.e. Hebrew, Turkish, Hindi) and appropriate interdisciplinary programs across the university, including Duke Middle Eastern Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Program in Arts of the Moving Image, and others.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, a sample of scholarly writing (published or in-press) no longer than 9000 words, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo).

  • Review of applications will begin October 15, 2017. For further information, visit http://asianmideast.duke.edu/. For any questions, please email amesdept@duke.edu.

Duke University (NC) - Early ChristianityEdit

The Department of Religious Studies within Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University invites applications and nominations for a position in the study of Early Christianity, at the rank of (tenure-track) Assistant or (tenured) Associate Professor. Candidates with expertise in any aspect of Early Christianity in the late ancient world (ca. 3rd to 10th century) are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be familiar with critical methods in Religious Studies and will combine excellence in undergraduate instruction with teaching and mentoring in the Graduate Program in Religion. Collaboration with other programs and departments at Duke as well as with colleagues at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill is expected.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of innovation and expertise in teaching (e.g. teaching evaluations, a teaching statement, a list of proposed courses), and the names and contact information (email, phone, and postal address) of three references to http://academicjobsonline.org .

  • Initial review of applications will begin November 1, 2017. Informal queries should be addressed to Professor Marc Brettler, chair of the search committee, at MZB3@Duke.edu. Consideration will continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 2018.
  • 7 November: Request for writing sample.
  • 8 November: Request for course evaluations, letters of recommendation.
  • 19 November: A friend interviewed at AAR.
  • 29 November: Any news on the state of this search?

Duke University Divinity School (NC) - African American Theological Ethics or TheologyEdit

Duke University Divinity School, an institution of theological education that is part of Duke University and with connections to the United Methodist Church, invites applications for a full­-time faculty position in African American theological ethics or constructive theology to begin on or about July 1, 2018. Specialization and sub-field is open. Appointment will be at the associate professor rank with tenure.

The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature and 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 or related discipline.

The successful candidate will participate in Duke Divinity School’s principal residential and hybrid degree programs, with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that conform to the School’s mission, the needs of the division of Theology, and the appointee's research interests. In particular, duties will include teaching regular courses in Black Church Studies that fulfill curricular requirements for M.Div students. Candidates must be able to promote theological reflection on the significance of their scholarship for the ministry and mission of the contemporary church.

The duties expected of a faculty member at Duke University Divinity School include excellent publication and teaching, including doctoral student supervision; mentoring of students; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; and active participation in the School’s and the University’s life.

Especially encouraged to apply are United Methodists and others from Wesleyan traditions.

Applications should be submitted at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9086

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

  • Review of applications and nominations will begin September 1, 2017.

Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Black Church StudiesEdit

Duke University Divinity School is seeking a Director for the Office of Black Church Studies, effective July 1, 2018. The position is for a regular-rank member of the Divinity School faculty with the possibility of tenure at the associate or full professor level, who will teach in residential and hybrid programs, two courses engaging the intersection of Black Church Studies with at least one other scholarly field related to one of the academic divisions of the Divinity School (biblical, historical, theological, ministerial). The central responsibility of the director of the Office of Black Church Studies (OBCS) is to provide intellectual and strategic leadership by guiding the overarching planning and program development of the Office, supporting student formation, organizing events and lectures, partnering with the Center for Reconciliation on visioning and collaborative projects, and fostering and strengthening community relations and connections with the wider Duke University and Durham communities. Faculty rank and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience. A Ph.D., Th.D., or the equivalent is requisite. The M.Div. degree (or equivalent) is strongly desirable, as is lay or ordained ministerial experience within the black church.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons from the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition are strongly encouraged to apply. Nominations and applications should be sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9697.

  • Review of applications and nominations will begin November 1, 2017.

Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Faculty Director of the Center for ReconciliationEdit

Duke University Divinity School is seeking applications and nominations of candidates for the Irene and William McCutchen Professorship. The holder of this endowed position will serve as the Director for the Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation, effective July 1, 2018. The position is for a regular-rank member of the Divinity School faculty at the assistant or associate professor level, with a preference for the latter, with the possibility of tenure, who will usually teach two courses across the academic year in both residential and hybrid programs, in a field of scholarly expertise that can be cogently related to theologies and practices of reconciliation and the formation of a shared life amid conflict, difference and deep disagreement. The central responsibility of the director of the Center for Reconciliation (CFR) is to provide intellectual and strategic leadership by guiding the overarching planning and program development of the Center, facilitating greater integration of current and future CFR initiatives with faculty research and student coursework at the Divinity School, partnering with the Office of Black Church Studies on visioning and collaborative projects, discovering and assisting connections with the wider Duke University and Durham communities, and convening local and international scholars and practitioners for conversations and scholarship around themes pertaining to theologies and practices of reconciliation and the formation of a just and loving common life. An academic doctorate (Ph.D., Th.D. or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required. Prior leadership, management, strategic planning and/or administrative experience is strongly preferred. Lay or ordained ministerial experience is desirable.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons from the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition are strongly encouraged to apply. Nominations and applications should be sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9696.

  • Review of applications and nominations will begin November 1, 2017.

Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Pastoral CareEdit

Duke University Divinity School seeks to make a faculty appointment in pastoral care, effective July 1, 2018. Applications are sought from persons with outstanding academic and professional expertise in the care and nurture of individuals and Christian communities, and who demonstrate a commitment to theological education and theological scholarship. The candidate appointed to this position will assist in the formation of future pastors and exhibit an active trajectory of scholarly research and writing. The appointed candidate will be expected to teach in both in the Divinity School’s master’s degree programs and at the doctoral level, in both residential and hybrid formats.

The position is targeted for the tenure-track or mid-career level. Precise faculty rank and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a clinical discipline such as psychology (or a closely related field), or a Ph.D. or Th.D. in pastoral theology (or a related field), with significant experience as a clinician, chaplain, or pastoral counselor. A master’s degree in a theological discipline, preferably the M.Div., is required and ordination is preferred. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons from Methodist/Wesleyan traditions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a detailed syllabus for an introductory master’s level course in pastoral care, and the names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained. Nominations and applications should be sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9695

  • Review of applications and nominations will begin November 1, 2017.

Earlham College (IN) - “Religions” of South/East AsiaEdit

Earlham College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Religion, a tenure-track position. The position focuses broadly on “Religions” of South/East Asia (from either historical, ethical, social scientific and/or comparative perspectives). The ability to integrate studies of Islam into teaching is highly desired. The position in the Department of Religion begins in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching a theories and methods in religion course as well as courses of interest to at least one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs: for example, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; Peace & Global Studies; Environmental Sustainability; Medical Humanities. The successful candidate must also be willing to teach in the College’s first-year writing sequence.

Experience & Qualifications: A Ph.D. in hand by the start date is preferred, but not required. Additionally, Earlham, as a nationally ranked liberal arts college that emphasizes enthusiasm for teaching, requires demonstrated teaching excellence, as well as an active research and writing agenda. Applicants should have language competency in their area of expertise.

The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity, inclusion and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. Earlham also encourage members of the Religious Society of Friends to apply.

Application Instructions: Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and an explicit plan detailing how you will interact with and teach a diverse community. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed. Materials should be sent to: Tracy Lautzenheiser, Administrative Assistant, Department of Religion, Earlham College. Email: lautztr@earlham.edu

Further materials might be requested later.

Direct questions about the position to: Emily Filler, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies, Earlham College. Email: filleem@earlham.edu

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news on this one? - Nov. 28th

Elon University (NC) - American ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American religions / religious traditions in the Americas, to begin in Fall 2018. The candidate should be a strong teacher-scholar whose work critically engages the study of religion in North, Central, and/or South America in historical and contemporary contexts. Possible areas of specialization may include: African-American, Latin American, Caribbean, Native American, or indigenous religions; secular traditions; American minority religions; race and religion; religion and migration; critical race and ethnic studies; colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial studies; and immigration, religious diversity, and pluralism.

We seek a colleague who complements the strengths and backgrounds of our current faculty and adds to our theoretical and methodological perspectives. Candidates should indicate how they will bring diversity to the department through their disciplinary training, areas of teaching focus, experiences, backgrounds, and identities and describe how they will excel at teaching and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive classroom and campus environment.

A Ph.D. in the academic study of religion, completed by August 2018, is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching Religious Studies at the undergraduate level and strong scholarly potential in the field. Teaching responsibilities will include a 100-level Religion in a Global Context course as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. If candidates specialize in secular, indigenous, or Christian traditions, they may also be responsible for developing and teaching one or more of these “Traditions” courses at the 200-level. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to Elon’s interdisciplinary Core Curriculum program and appropriate interdisciplinary programs and minors.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. In support of these goals and and our commitment to scholarly excellence we offer a junior teaching sabbatical, regularly scheduled course releases, and significant resources to support teaching and scholarship.

To learn more about Elon, please visit the University website at http://www.elon.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and must be received by October 1, 2018 in anticipation of interviews at AAR/SBL. Complete applications (including a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi for courses in Religious Studies, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation) should be sent to relsearch@elon.edu, preferably as one PDF file. Letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the same email address. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants.
  • Invitation for AAR interview (10/27) x2 (10/30)

Emory University (GA) - Black Church StudiesEdit

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a Director of its Black Church Studies program. The appointment will be at the level of Associate Professor with tenure and will begin in Fall 2018.

The successful candidate will have an established publishing and research portfolio related to the study of African American religious experiences. The research portfolio should also be connected to a theological discipline, including but not limited to church and community, Biblical studies, ethics, history, theology, or religious education. The director will have a demonstrated ability to provide leadership and future direction for Candler’s long-standing program in Black Church Studies and its related certificate program, including well-established co-curricular activities on and off campus. In consultation with colleagues, the director will set an agenda at Candler for further research and study on African American religious experiences. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and to situate research and teaching within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. An established record of service to African American students and/or African American religious communities is preferred.

The person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MRL, MTS, and DMin program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching the introduction to Black Church Studies course as well as courses in her or his area of specialization. The appointee will have a regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. It is expected that the individual participate in the Ph.D. program of the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community. Candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene) are encouraged to apply.

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, 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: Director of Black Church Studies Search, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to rwpolle@emory.edu. Direct any questions to Dr. Susan Hylen, Search Chair, at susan.hylen@emory.edu.

  • Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 31, 2017.

Emory University (GA) - Catholic StudiesEdit

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Catholic Studies. The position will begin in Fall 2018.

The successful candidate will have a research focus that substantively relates to Catholic Studies but may be rooted in a number of disciplines, including but not limited to theology, liturgical studies, Hispanic studies, sociology of religion, or religious education. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the capacity to design and direct the emerging Catholic Studies program at Candler. Experience with Latino/a/x communities is encouraged. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate research and teaching within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential, as is attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity.

The person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in her or his area of specialization as courses in Catholic Studies within the individual's disciplinary interests. The appointee will have a regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program and demonstrate an ability to pursue a research and publication agenda that would equip the individual to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, 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: Catholic Studies Search, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to rwpolle@emory.edu . Direct any questions to Dr. Rex D. Matthews, Search Chair, at rex.matthews@emory.edu .

  • Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 31, 2017.
  • Does anyone know if they will be conducting initial interviews at AAR?
  • Received an invitation to interview via email on the 11/7 (x2)
  • Has anyone heard anything?

Florida State University (FL) - Religions of South AsiaEdit

Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor in Religions of South Asia to begin on August 7, 2018. Specialization is open, but preference is for competency in Hindu and/or Buddhist traditions in India with an excellent command of Sanskrit and/or other relevant Asian languages, so as to complement existing departmental strengths in the areas of China, Japan, Tibet and the Himalayas. Applicants must show evidence of an independent program of scholarly research yielding significant peer-reviewed publications, and must show promise of a strong teaching contribution in the context of a comprehensive program (B.A. through Ph.D.). The successful candidate will be expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by August 7, 2018. For more information about our department and programs, please consult http://www.religion.fsu.edu.

  • For full consideration, applicants should submit a vita and supporting materials (transcripts, course outlines, and samples of written work) as one pdf at: http://jobs.fsu.edu job ad 52305 by October 16, 2017. This position requires that you have three confidential professional letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf. Directions for this process are detailed in the FSU job ad 52305. Questions may be sent to REL-Search@fsu.edu.
  • Any news?
  • Just heard second hand that they are interviewing at AAR. 

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - Judaic StudiesEdit

Franklin and Marshall College, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Judaic Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. Rank will be at the Instructor, Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level (without tenure but with the possibility of a shortened tenure timeline) depending on qualifications. Area and time-period of research specialty are open. Candidates should possess or be close to completing a doctorate by July 1, 2018 and must be well-versed in theoretical approaches and conversations in the academic study of religion. In addition to introductory and upper level courses in Judaic Studies, candidates must also be prepared to teach the department's "Introduction to Religious Studies" and participate in the College's general education curriculum "Connections." Please submit applications to: http://apply.interfolio.com/44230, 1) CV; 2) Letter of interest detailing research and teaching experience; 3) Statement of Teaching Philosophy that includes reflection on teaching and advising students from diverse backgrounds; 4) Three letters of recommendation; 5) graduate transcripts; 6) teaching evaluations.

  • Deadline for applications is October 15th, 2017.

Gustavus Adolphus College (MN) - Jewish StudiesEdit

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position of Assistant Professor (or Associate with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Religion to begin September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be appointed as the inaugural endowed chair of Jewish studies, which includes an annual stipend and professional development funds. The purpose of the endowed chair is to advance the teaching of Jewish studies and to facilitate a hospitable environment for Jewish religious life on campus.

Required Qualifications: We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in Jewish Studies or a cognate field with an emphasis on Judaism, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and will complete their degree by September 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have demonstrated effectiveness in teaching and a commitment to teaching and advising undergraduates. Candidates must have a clear research and publication trajectory. A commitment to interreligious cooperation and understanding, the ability to mentor Jewish students, and the ability to support students in the cultivation of Jewish religious life are essential.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer the ability to teach in dialogue with at least one other religious tradition, in particular with some Christian theological sources. The ability to contribute to general education and to provide courses that contribute to an interdisciplinary program, such as Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies or Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies is welcome. Experience participating in and/or leading Jewish religious and community life is advantageous. Finally, we welcome candidates who appreciate Gustavus's mission as a church-related (ELCA) liberal arts college.

Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The annual course load for tenure-track and tenured faculty is six courses; the holder of the Jewish studies endowed position will receive an annual two-course release for administrative responsibilities. All endowed chairs at Gustavus are appointed for renewable three-year terms.

Teaching: Primary teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Judaism and upper-level courses in the individual's area of expertise. Additional teaching responsibilities may include courses contributing to general education, such as First Term Seminar, interdisciplinary programs, or a January term course involving experiential learning.

Administration and Outreach: Administrative duties associated with the endowed position will include: collaborate with various offices on campus (e.g., Chaplains' Office, Admission) to support the religious life and practice of Jewish students; serve on the college's Interfaith Advisory Board; develop interfaith events both on- and off-campus; and cultivate Gustavus's relationships with regional Jewish congregations and agencies.

Application Information: Electronic application is required; email application materials as separate PDFs to religion-search@gustavus.edu. The application materials must include: a letter of application that addresses the applicant's ability to meet the required and preferred qualifications, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of research interests, transcripts (scanned copies acceptable), and the names and contact information for three referees, the combination of whom can speak to the required and preferred qualifications. The letter of application should be addressed to:

Dr. Thia Cooper, Search Chair, Department of Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 W College Ave, Saint Peter, MN 56082-1498

Application information is also available at https://gustavus.edu/jobs. For more details, visit the College's website at https://gustavus.edu/provost/newfaculty/ or contact Dr. Thia Cooper at tcooper@gustavus.edu.

  • For full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2017. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Finalists may be asked to submit syllabi, publications, and/or student evaluations. Initial phone interviews will be conducted in November 2017.

Harvard Divinity School (MA) - T.J. Dermot Dunphy Professorship of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding (Open Rank)Edit

Harvard Divinity School seeks to appoint a scholar or scholar practitioner to the T. J. Dermot Dunphy Professorship of Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding. We seek a person whose work examines the significance of religion as it relates to the sources of violence and the practices of peacebuilding in the contemporary world. The candidate might bring historical, theological, sociological, or anthropological approaches to the study of religious traditions, ethnic identities, communal tensions or interfaith relations, especially as they relate to violence and peacebuilding. Applicants must be competent in research languages appropriate to their area of specialization. Excellence in both teaching and research is required.

This is an open-rank search --tenured, tenure track, or professor of the practice; the successful candidate will be appointed to the rank appropriate to his or her experience. He or she will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s masters programs and the doctoral program in the Study of Religion. It is likely that he or she will also teach undergraduates in the Comparative Study of Religion and graduate students in related departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is expected that this scholar will be in conversation with those in other programs and schools at Harvard critical to the study of conflict, violence, and peacebuilding.

It is understood that applicants will employ forms of analysis that address race, gender, sexuality, and/or other intersecting forms of social power, such as womanist, feminist, and/or queer approaches. The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2018.

Applications should be made online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. A CV, cover letter, writing sample, and the names of three references whom the School may wish to contact will be required of all candidates.

Letters of nomination are also welcome, and should be sent to: Religion, Violence, and Peacebuilding Search Committee, c/o Matthew Turner, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138, or to mturner@hds.harvard.edu. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to Matthew Turner at the above email address or by phone at 617.496.0847.

  • Review of applications will begin in September 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates may be invited to initial interviews at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, this coming November.
  • Has anyone been invited for an interview? 11/07
  • I have not heard anything yet either. 11/09
  • No news as of 11/24
  • I heard at the AAR that they were having interviews... so if you did not get an invite, this probably means you did not make their cut.
  • Has anyone been interviwed at the AAR or gotten a call after? im wondering if they have called off the search. 12/05

Haverford College (PA) - Islamic StudiesEdit

Haverford College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Religion, specifically in Islamic Studies, at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2018. A more advanced junior appointment with postdoctoral or other teaching and research experience will be considered.

Haverford expects that the successful candidate will maintain a strong research program that engages broad theoretical interests in religious studies, and one that generates critical inquiry in the classroom. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the curriculum to a student body of diverse backgrounds and interests, contributing to one or more of the concentrations within the Religion department ( https://www.haverford.edu/religion/academic-programs).

The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Middle East and Islamic Studies concentration, and support one or more additional programs at the College: Africana & African Studies, Comparative Literature, Environmental Studies, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Peace, Justice & Human Rights, and/or Visual Studies. ( https://www.haverford.edu/academics/majors-minors-and-concentrations)

We invite candidates from multiple disciplines and interdisciplinary perspectives, including those who have textual and linguistic competence in the Islamic textual tradition and/or those who do ethnographic and anthropological studies. Completion of the Ph.D. by the time of appointment (July 2018) is required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a list of three possible courses with short descriptions, a writing sample, and arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/44014 . Questions about the application process should be directed to Georgia Davidis, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, at gdavidis@haverford.edu. For technical questions, please contact Interfolio directly at 877-997-8807 or help@interfolio.com.

  • For full consideration, all application materials must be received by October 15, 2017.
  • Did anyone else have a hell of a time using interfolio? I kept getting errors, saying, "The page you are trying to access is unavailable. The position does not exist or has not been published by the institution." Did they take it down as soon as the deadline came?
  • It worked for me but it was just before the deadline.
  • has anyone received a call or email for interviews? thanks! [posted 11/2]
  • Has anyone heard back either with invitations for interviews or rejections? [posted 11/6]
  • Nothing yet x 2
  • 11/9: Email invitation to interview at AAR x 2
  • Any news after AAR interviews or insight into their timeline? (Nov 29)
    • invite to campus visit 
    • was this by email or phone?

Houston Baptist University (TX) - Dean, School of Christian ThoughtEdit

The Dean is the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the School of Christian Thought and reports to the Provost. The Dean is expected to provide leadership and support for strategic planning, budget planning and development, program review and accreditation, faculty and staff development, advisory board initiatives, and community engagement. The Dean will guide the growth and shape the future of the School of Christian Thought by clearly articulating and exemplifying the Houston Baptist University vision, Ten Pillars: Faith & Reason in a Great City. Summary of required qualifications: Bring a distinguished record of academic, business management, and entrepreneurial success as well as a record of scholarly achievement. Discipline should be in one of the areas of the School of Christian Thought: Theology, Classics & Biblical Languages, and Apologetics.

  • Review of applicants is ongoing, so please submit materials as soon as ready

Indiana Wesleyan University (IN) - New TestamentEdit

The School of Theology and Ministry on the residential campus of Indiana Wesleyan University invites applications for a full-time faculty position in New Testament to begin in August 2018. The preferred candidate will have a PhD in New Testament, and those who actively pursue New Testament scholarship from within diverse ethnic, racial, class, and gender perspectives are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have a positive view of the local church and embrace the Wesleyan tradition of which the university is a part. In addition to the normal expectations of a professor listed below, responsibilities especially include teaching introductory and upper level Bible courses, with the possibility of some teaching on the graduate level.

James Madison University (VA) - Contemporary Global ChristianityEdit

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in contemporary global Christianity at the rank of Assistant Professor, pending budgetary approval, beginning Fall of 2018.

The area of specialization is open, but must concern geographic regions outside of the United States. Candidates whose research and teaching intersect with other disciplines (e.g. sociological, political, economic, medical, environmental, etc.) are especially desirable. Applicants must be trained in the academic methods of religious studies, although a wide range of methodological approaches are welcome.

In addition to teaching upper-level electives in Christianity in her/his AOS, the successful candidate will teach in the University's General Education program (REL 101: Religions of the World, and possibly others). The teaching load is 3/3, with 2 preparations per semester.

Candidates should have the Ph.D. or dissertation in hand at the time of appointment. Evidence of teaching experience and excellence must accompany the application. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated command of the history, thought, and traditions of Christianity on a global scale. Applicants will have a demonstrated competence in the requisite languages, depending on AOS.

Online App. Form: http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/1935

To apply go to http://JobLink.jmu.edu and reference posting number F1027. Applicants will need to complete a faculty profile and attach the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and a statement of teaching philosophy.

Applicants will also need to send paper copies of a scholarly writing sample and course evaluations and syllabi as evidence of teaching experience by mail to: Chair, Christianity Search, JMU Department of Philosophy and Religion, 61 E. Grace Street, MSC 8006, Harrisonburg, VA 22807.

The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. Each reference listed will receive an email requesting that they submit a reference through the JobLink system.

  • To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by Oct. 30, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the 2017 AAR/SBL conference in Boston. Additional inquiries can be addressed to Robert E. Brown, Christianity Search Committee Chair, brownre@jmu.edu.
  • Request for AAR interview (11/4)

Kalamazoo College (MI) - Religion of the AmericasEdit

The Religion Department at Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Religion of the Americas to begin in September 2018. The successful candidate will demonstrate research expertise in critical race and religion and/or a transnational approach to the study of religion, and will also demonstrate a creative and broad understanding of the Americas. We especially seek applicants with teaching competency in the critical methods and theory of religion, and any of the following areas: Islam in America, Immigration, the Religious History of the United States, and Religion and Politics. The successful applicant will teach within the College’s Shared Passages program of first-year and sophomore seminars and senior capstone courses. The teaching load is six courses per year on a quarter system (2/2/2), with additional duties including directing senior theses and academic advising and contributing to the departmental junior and seminar seminars in regular rotation.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000 which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities. For more information about the College, see our home page and department web site .

  • Completed applications received by October 1, 2017 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format below. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to ReligionSearch@kzoo.edu. Questions may be directed to the same email.
  • They are moving quickly on this one--I know of two people (not me) who will be making on-campus visits before AAR. I believe there was a Skype round, but I can't confirm that detail (11-1).
  • Rejection email stating the position has been filled [5 Dec] (x3).

Kenyon College (OH) - Judaic TraditionsEdit

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, welcomes applications for a tenure-track position in Judaic Traditions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning in the academic year 2018-2019. Ph.D. in hand before August 1, 2018 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. The Department seeks candidates with comprehensive training in Jewish studies, Jewish religious traditions, and the broader academic study of religion. While flexible with regard to the candidate's disciplinary orientation, the Department will favor those whose work is informed by current theoretical trends in the humanities and social sciences as well as those whose work is interdisciplinary in nature (e.g. gender studies, religion and literature, etc.). Candidates should be willing to offer an array of courses including foundational and upper level courses on Judaic Traditions, at least one of which should incorporate Tanakh and Talmud, as well as a yearly section of our department’s introductory course, Encountering Religion in Global Context. The successful candidate will also develop courses in his/her area of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates with broad training in religious studies and to those with teaching experience. The teaching load will be 2/2 the first year and 3/2 thereafter.

To apply, please submit the following materials, using the online application system at http://careers.kenyon.edu: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional references, a teaching statement, including a list of courses taught, and unofficial graduate transcripts. Further materials may be requested after review of applications has begun.

  • Applications completed by October 15, 2017 are guaranteed full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be conducted November 18th-21st at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Boston. Skype interviews may be conducted in advance for those unable to attend the conference. The College hopes to extend a job offer before the beginning of winter break.

LeTourneau University (TX) - Theology (Honors College Director)Edit

Director of the Honors College, Assistant/Associate Professor, School of Theology and Vocation.

SCHEDULE: This is a 9-month full-time, combination administration and faculty, tenure-track position with a 14-hour teaching load per year (2 courses and one seminar per semester). Responsibilities could require flexible work hours that include evenings, weekends, and occasional travel. Attendance is required at typical faculty and administrative meetings.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Furthers the mission of the Honors College, which exists to equip students to understand how to faithfully live out their vocation in the communities they have been placed. Cultivates both community and personal formation in the Honors College centered upon the triune God-- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-- through the admissions process and both curricular and co-curricular programming. Orients the Honors College with curricular and co-curricular service projects and partnerships in East Texas through an asset based community development framework. Maintains excellence in classroom teaching, and promotes creative and strong pedagogical practices within the course curriculum. Aids Honors College and school colleagues in providing content and curriculum design, oversight, and assessment. Participates actively in the University learning community by serving on department, school, and/or university committees and special service assignments. Provides leadership, support, and advocacy of Honors College initiatives in concert with the mission and academic culture of LeTourneau University. Contributes to the strategic vision of the university, especially with respect to the Honors College programming and discussion of faith and work, theological integration, and globalization. Actively engages in student mentoring, advising, and extracurricular activities and events. Maintains a strong scholarly agenda to exemplify academic engagement and currency in the field. Actively invests in a local church body and ministry activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. from a regionally accredited university or seminary with particular expertise in the area of biblical studies (Old Testament preferred), or practical theology (missions and/or Christian ministry). An enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith with an ability to work across denominational and theological lines within a generous evangelical framework. The candidate must also be in genuine agreement with the University's Statement of Faith and Community Covenant for life and work at LeTourneau. A record of administrative aptitude and leadership within a community of learning. A record of successful academic achievement including teaching, research, and institutional service. Proven commitment, involvement, and effectiveness in Christian ministry and/or mission. Interest in theology of place as well as Christian community development (especially asset-based community development). A seasoned ability to articulate the integration of faith and vocation and the multi-faceted field of faith and work. Highly motivated with strong organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a passion for students, higher education broadly, and Christian higher education specifically. Evidence of successful decision making in a fast-paced environment, excellent interpersonal skills, and proven ability to work collaboratively or one-on-one with a wide variety of people.

ABOUT THE HONORS COLLEGE AT LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY The Honors College at LeTourneau University provides students with an enhanced opportunity to explore the connections between faith and learning, and to develop the leadership skills necessary to seek the flourishing of the communities to which they have been called. Honors College students have special access to cutting-edge course offerings, specialized research, world-class scholars and thought leaders, and transformative residential housing within the Honors College dormitory, where you learn to live, learn, love, serve and have fun in community.

Whether it is in the classroom, through a service learning project, on a study abroad trip, or participating in a colloquium, Honors College students are dedicated to investigating what it means to be called together to this place as a Christian community of learning that exists for the sake of neighbors, both near and far. Intellectual, formational, and practical, the Honors College is motivated by the commitment to seek creative and faithful ways to participate in the Triune God's reconciling work in the world. Our Honors College curriculum is designed to achieve the following outcomes: Honors College students will grow in wisdom, exhibited by the ability to give an account of the interconnectedness of creation in its physical, social, and spiritual dimensions. Honors College students will give an account of their vocation (calling) in light of the Triune God's reconciling work in the world. Honors College students will develop practical way to seek the good of their local and global communities.

In our courses and seminars, we work intentionally to develop the following foundational competencies, which are essential to achieving our desired outcomes: self-care and self-awareness; leadership within our communities of influence; intercultural competency; peacemaking, conflict resolution, and reconciliation; wonder and imagination; cultural analysis; articulation of faith and ideas.

DATE POSITION IS AVAILABLE: January 1, 2018 or August 1, 2018

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and other qualifications. LeTourneau University provides a significant benefit package, which includes medical and life insurance and contribution to a retirement program.

In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, or national origin. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170. The position is subject to the University background check policy.

Applications are required and are available from http://www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. E-mail completed application, letter of application, CV, and graduate transcripts to: Dr. Steven Mason, Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, P.O. Box 7001, Longview, TX 75607-7001. E-mail inquiries to GerrieForbis@letu.edu or fax information to (903) 233-3201

  • Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled.

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - Liturgical/Ritual StudiesEdit

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in Liturgical/Ritual Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2018.

The Department seeks candidates with substantive training in Liturgical and Ritual Studies who possess broad familiarity with Catholic sacramental and theological traditions. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of contemporary questions relating to worship and religious practice. They should be able to research and teach within the context of the diverse religious and cultural reality of Los Angeles; competency in Latino/a religion and practice is highly valued.

Subfields may include cultural theory, practical theology, history, music, architecture, and spirituality.

The position involves teaching in the University Core, the Theological Studies Major and Minor programs, and the Master of Arts programs in Theology and Pastoral Theology. Applicants must show promise of excellence in both teaching and research. Experience with engaged scholarship and learning among diverse communities is desired. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Interested applicants are invited to send: 1) a cover letter (outlining areas of teaching and research interests and resonance with LMU’s mission); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; 4) a sample of scholarly writing; 5) a copy of Ph.D. transcripts; 6) three letters of recommendation.

  • Materials 1-5 should be emailed together to Dr. Charlotte Radler, Chair of Liturgical/Ritual Studies Search Committee (THSTfacultysearch@lmu.edu). Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The three letters of recommendation should be emailed directly from recommenders by October 15th to Dr. Charlotte Radler (THSTfacultysearch@lmu.edu). Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Boston. Applicants who are not at the meeting may be requested to have on-line video interviews.
  • Any news? (11/15)
  • Invitation (via email) for AAR interview (11/3)

Manhattan College (NY) - Womanist EthicsEdit

The Religious Studies Department at Manhattan College, a Lasallian Catholic college, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Womanist Ethics to begin August 2018. The candidate is expected to teach Womanist ethics. The specialization and/or sub-field is open. The candidate will also be expected to teach the introductory REL 110 course: The Nature and Experience of Religion and have an earned Ph.D. in Religion, Religious Studies, or Theology. The position begins August 27, 2018 and the successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree completed by the time of employment. A letter of application, CV, and names of three references should be sent by email to Ms. MaryEllen Lamonica, School of Arts, Manhattan College, 4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Riverdale, NY 10471 ( maryellen.lamonica@manhattan.edu ).

  • Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Interviews will be scheduled for the 2017 meeting of the AAR in Boston, November 18-21, 2017. Manhattan College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

Mercer University (GA) - IslamEdit

The Columbus Roberts Department of Religion at Mercer University invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion specializing in Islam for a start date of August 1, 2018. Preferred candidates should also demonstrate an ability to teach religions of Eastern origins. The successful candidate will have a clear commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The 21-hour annual course load will typically entail teaching multiple sections of introductory Religion courses, an upper-level Religion course, and an interdisciplinary course. Our two newest introductory courses are “Beginning with Abraham,” which is a thematic approach to issues presented in the Tanak, Christian Bible, and Qur'an; and “Why Religion Matters,” which is an engagement of religions of the world with a focus upon sacred texts. The successful candidate would teach existing upper-level courses in Eastern Religions (with Indian and Chinese origins) and Western Religions (Judaism and Islam) and would be encouraged to develop expanded options according to research interests and the needs of the department. While Mercer offers a number of interdisciplinary programs such as Women's and Gender Studies and Great Books, we anticipate that the new faculty member would initially contribute to a junior/senior level, integrative course where students engage world issues through a variety of lenses.

Candidates should have a Ph. D. degree from an accredited college/university in Religious Studies (or comparable field) with a primary focus on Islam, along with a secondary competency in religions of Eastern origins. Candidates with ABD are acceptable for the interview process, but the degree must be received by the start of the position.

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. Applicants must complete a brief online application and attach: a) a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and research interests, b) a current c.v., c) copies of unofficial transcripts, and d) contact information for three references. Candidates should have three current letters of recommendation sent directly by mail or email to Dr. Darlene Flaming, Chair of the Search Committee, Columbus Roberts Department of Religion, Mercer University, 1501 Coleman Avenue, Macon, GA 31207, or flaming_dk@mercer.edu.

  • Online App. Form: http://www.Click2apply.net/qrq7tmgtp6ww66sq
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [posted 9/12/17]
  • Heard from a friend that they had a Skype interview with Mercer in late November (12/4)

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 and contributing to the College of Arts & Letters commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Founded in 1948, the Department of Religious Studies is a vital presence in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University, featuring outstanding teachers, engaged students, a lively series of public events and outreach activities. The Department, a dynamic inclusive community, promotes intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University's international engagement. 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 Introduction to 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 five core positions in the Jewish Studies Program. As a core position, at least two of the undergraduate Religious Studies courses taught each year will count toward the minor in Jewish Studies, and the faculty member will contribute to the needs and growth of the program.

Contribution to one or more of the following is encouraged: community engagement; scholarly outreach and collaborative interdisciplinary work in digital humanities; grant writing; and contribution to the Religious Studies Department’s unique career track for students in Nonprofit Leadership.

Minimum Requirements: A PhD in Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, or other relevant field must be completed and in hand by the appointment date of August 16, 2018. A scholarly agenda consistent with a research-intensive land grant institution and demonstrated competence in theoretical and methodological issues in the academic study of religion are expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of strong research and teaching in Judaism, including reading proficiency in relevant research languages. Effective teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level in the areas of expertise is expected, as is a record of teaching excellence supported by instructional technology. Opportunities to mentor undergraduate research are plentiful.

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site at https://careers.msu.edu. Applications should include: 1) a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a writing sample, 4) a teaching statement, including experience teaching and mentoring diverse students among other aspects of teaching, 5) teaching evaluations from relevant courses to the position, 6) three letters of reference, and 7) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goal of inclusive excellence.

  • Review of applications will begin Nov. 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Middle Tennessee State University (TN) - Religious StudiesEdit

Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (#018122) at the rank of assistant/associate professor in Religious Studies. Start date for this position is August 1, 2018.

The BA/BS in Religious Studies at MTSU is a new and growing program seeking applicants who are teacher-scholars with pedagogical competency in theory and method in Religious Studies.

The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching, the ability to contribute to curricular development, the readiness to engage in substantial program support, and the promise of scholarly contributions to the field of religion.

Required Education: PhD in Religious Studies (or a cognate field, demonstrating a primary disciplinary identity in religious studies) by time of appointment.

Other Desirable: Special consideration may be given to applicants whose areas of specialization lie outside of the geography of North America and the traditions of Christianity.

Apply at: https://mtsujobs.mtsu.edu/postings/5797

  • Job Review Date for Optimal Consideration: 11/06/2017.
  • References received email requesting recommendation 11/14. Did other applicants receive same?
  • yes. received email confirming the reciept of recommendation.  x1
  • Skype Interview Request X2

Middlebury College (VT) - Social Scientific Study of ReligionEdit

The Department of Religion at Middlebury College announces a tenure-track position in Social Scientific Study of Religion. The candidate should have a solid grounding in religious studies and specialize in some area of the social scientific study of religion, broadly construed; specialists in American religion are especially welcome. Areas of research could include religion, race and ethnicity; religious diversity; religion and globalization; religion and social movements; and religion, nationalism, and secularism. The candidate will teach a range of classes, from introductory to upper-level, drawing on their area of specialization and research methodology.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, submit a letter of application addressed to search committee chair, Prof. Elizabeth Morrison, graduate transcript, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation. More information is available at http://apply.interfolio.com/44067

  • Applications for this position will be accepted starting on August 28, 2017, and all application materials must be received by October 20, 2017.

Mount Holyoke College (MA) - Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in Contemporary AmericasEdit

The Religion Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, and religion. We seek a scholar of religion whose research and teaching addresses religion, race, and ethnicity in the contemporary Americas. We welcome applications from scholars whose work intersects with diverse areas of contemporary life, such as law, politics, media, popular culture, environment, science, sovereignty and indigeneity, and gender and sexuality. Candidates should have interest and expertise in theoretical approaches employed in the study of religion and their sub-discipline(s).

The position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will fully participate in the ongoing development and implementation of the Religion Department curriculum. We support pedagogical innovation and offer considerable freedom in curricular design, including interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and programs at Mount Holyoke and in the Five College Consortium. The position includes a pre-tenure sabbatical and an additional course release in the third or fourth year. A Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment.

Details about the Religion Department may be found at https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/religion .

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/ . Please submit a letter of application, CV, brief writing sample (up to 25 pages uploaded as one PDF), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, a statement of research interests, and a statement on mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017. We plan to conduct initial video-conference interviews in mid-December.
  • Anyone heard anything yet?
    • Nope.
    • Me neither. Starting to feel anxious. Seems like they should be making initial interview requests around now...
  • 12/4- Email request to schedule video conference interview

Mount St. Mary's University (MD) - TheologyEdit

The Department of Theology at Mount St. Mary's University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning August 2018. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and research in moral theology and Catholic Social Teaching, with a secondary proficiency in Asian and Middle Eastern comparative religions. The department seeks a colleague who will be able to contribute to teaching in the university's common liberal arts curriculum that includes: an ethics course (Ethics and the Human Good); a two-semester sequence of theology courses (Belief in Today’s World and Encountering Christ); and theology courses within the undergraduate offerings of Global Encounters (http://msmary.edu/academics/academic-catalog/UndergradCatalog2016-17_final.pdf). Teaching load: 7 courses per year. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. Ph.D. is expected; ABD candidates will also be considered.

Mount St. Mary's University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University's Catholic liberal arts mission http://msmary.edu/about-the-Mount/Mission.html, how theology can assist other disciplines to appreciate the unity of truth, and the role of theology in the mission of the Church.

Please send a cover letter, vita, and three letters of recommendation to resume@msmary.edu or to the following address: Dr. Peter Dorsey, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Theology Search, Mount St. Mary's University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727.

The Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university, where Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community describe our collective calling and promise. The University enrolls 2,300 students and has a 14:1 student to faculty ratio. We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from minority candidates. EOE.

  • Application review will begin on October 15; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • Email request to interview via Skype 10/30.
  • Rejection email 11/15; they are in process of selecting final list of candidates.
  • Did you receive a first round Skype/Zoom interview? Trying to figure out if they are still on the first round.
  • No interview.  Uncertain what round they are in exactly.  

Nazareth College (NY) - East Asian ReligionsEdit

The Religious Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. Applicants who will contribute to the college’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have a specialization in East Asian traditions. We particularly welcome those with an ethnographic approach who are conversant in traditions as practiced in their region of origin as well as in the U.S. diaspora. In addition to teaching courses in area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach an introductory world religions course as well as thematic topics across religions (e.g., religion and gender, health, social justice, environment). The successful candidate must be interested in engaging with local communities and Nazareth’s Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue.

Ability to teach non-majors/general education students as well as majors and minors with a variety of pedagogical approaches, i.e., small group work, writing and reading to learn, lecture, on-site learning. Familiarity with Abrahamic traditions in order to teach introductory and thematic courses. Facility in language of religion(s) of specialization. Willingness to organize and implement short-term study abroad programs.

Teaching experience and evidence of a developing agenda for scholarly work.

Required Education: Ph.D. in Religious Studies

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2100 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares graduates to live and work as leaders in diverse communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth hires faculty who are committed to excellent teaching, student success, civic engagement, and who will champion diversity within the campus community and beyond. Nazareth strives to be both diverse and inclusive, addressing issues of power, privilege, and marginalization through curricular, co-curricular, scholarly, creative and support activities. The College is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE

New College of Florida (FL)  - Islamic StudiesEdit

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Islamic Studies.Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, teaching experience, a career interest in liberal-arts teaching, and a vibrant research agenda.

The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in a home discipline such as Anthropology, History, Political Science, Religion, or Sociology as appropriate, with the possibility of secondary appointments in other programs and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The successful candidate will have a particular specialization in the Islamic world combined with broad training in Islam’s transnational, cross-cultural, and global dimensions; thematic research fields are open, with a preference for scholarly interests involving critical reflection on issues of social justice, gender, globalism, and diversity. Fluency in relevant research language(s) is desired. The successful candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of employment in August 2018.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, highly selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. We are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourage collaborative student-faculty scholarship. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus individual and group tutorials. Faculty members also provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior theses, and serve on baccalaureate committees.

This appointment will be the campus’s first position in Islamic Studies, and is one of fifteen new faculty lines for 2018, and part of an exciting campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/ ).

We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal-arts teaching. For full details and instructions to apply: www.ncf.edu/employment.

  • To be assured consideration, applications must be received by 1 Nov. 2017.
  • I didn't get confirmation that my materials were received when I emailed them to islamsearch@ncf.edu (as per the instructions on the employment page). Did anyone experience the same thing?
  • 11/16 Skype interview scheduled (x2)

Northern Arizona University (AZ) - Asian Studies (East Asian Religions)Edit

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in Asian Studies with a focus on Japan and/or China, commencing Fall 2018. This is a full-time, tenure-track, benefit-eligible faculty position. Responsibilities include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester (including subjects such as Asian Mysticism and Buddhism) and mentoring students and student research within the Interdisciplinary Global Programs, Comparative Cultural Studies (Asian Studies and Comparative Study of Religions emphases), and the Asian Studies minor.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in East Asian Religions or East Asian Area Studies with a substantial religious studies component conferred by appointment date. One year of full-time teaching experience at the college or university level.

Preferred Qualifications: Promising research portfolio as evidenced by conference papers and publications. Evidence of/potential for grant-funded research activity. Record of excellence in teaching courses in Asian studies and/or religious studies. Demonstrated preparedness to teach the introductory religious studies methods course, and participate in the team-taught world religions survey. Demonstrated ability to mentor student research activities. Experience working with a diverse community of colleagues, learners, and community members.

LINK to Apply

  • This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on October 9, 2017.

Northwestern University (IL) - East Asian ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor for a specialist in the study of East Asian religions of any period. The department welcomes applicants with diverse research interests, such as classical texts, lived religious practice, material and visual culture, and others. Knowledge of classical Chinese and relevant modern language(s) is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to engage with questions of theory and method in religious studies as well as contribute to the graduate and undergraduate programs of a religious studies department, including introductory courses in Buddhism and/or East Asian religions. Please send in PDF format a cover letter, 3 letters of recommendation, CV, and writing sample no longer than 25 pages.

  • Applications must be submitted online and will be given primary consideration if received by October 15, 2017. For details on preparing the application and applying online, please visit http://www.religion.northwestern.edu and feel free to contact us with questions at religion@northwestern.edu .
  • Anyone contacted about an interview?
  • Nothing yet. Did they interview at AAR? (28th November)
  • Yes, they did preliminary interviews there.
  • Thanks. Best assume I won't get an interview. I'm outside the US. (30th November).

Phillips Theological Seminary (OK) - History of ChristianityEdit

Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2018, in History of Christianity. Rank open; salary commensurate with rank. PhD or ThD preferred; ABD considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in the history and polity of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as it is grounded in broader North American religious history, and one or more of the following areas: Early Christianity, Christianity in the United States, History of Ecumenism, African-American Studies, Global Christianities, Interreligious Engagement, Missiology. Responsibilities will include teaching in both the Master’s and Doctor of Ministry programs across online and on-campus formats.

Please send a cover letter expressing interest in the position and detailing relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, and the names and contact information of at least three references to tammye.jurena@ptstulsa.edu. In addition, please include a 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and experience that addresses how students in your classes might translate critical insights from those classes to congregational life and a variety of other public settings.

Phillips is an ecumenical seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and is committed to expanding the diversities of its board, faculty, staff, and student community. Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are encouraged to apply. See http://www.ptstulsa.edu/employment for position description, employment policies, and more information.

  • The search will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. (posted 10/3/17)

Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - History of American ChristianityEdit

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the history of American Christianity, with competence in the history of the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions in the United States. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant professor or a tenured associate professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field, and to hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent. The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (M.Div., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2018. Princeton is a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should electronically upload (1) a letter of interest, (2) a CV (including bibliography), and (3) a list of three potential recommenders Here.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2017.
  • Email request for recommendation letters (11-3)
  • Contacted for an interview at ASCH (11-15)

Princeton University (NJ) - IslamEdit

The Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the study of Islam. The position would begin on September 1, 2018. The candidate's area of expertise within the study of Islam is open but we especially welcome candidates who complement the department's offerings in ethics, intellectual history, philosophy or South Asia. Princeton also supports a wide range of vibrant interdisciplinary programs, including programs in African Studies, American Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Political Philosophy, and South Asian Studies, and we welcome applicants who might contribute to any of these programs.

Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged. Applicants should submit the following materials: *Cover letter including teaching interests and research plans *Curriculum vitae *Writing sample *At least 3 letters of recommendation will be reviewed starting November 1, 2017 Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3801

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2017 and will continue to do so until the position is filled.
  • letters of recommendation requested, I am not sure if this is an automatic feature of the online application or if this means they have looked at the application and requested letters for those they are interested in shortlisting.
  • As much as I'd love to think it's because I'm shortlisted too, I checked my application and the reference letters look to have been solicited automatically once the application is submitted. 
  • Did anyone receive further communication? [Nov. 28] Nothing so far.
  • Skype interview requested (Nov 29).

Princeton University (NJ) - Religion and Critical ThoughtEdit

The Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Religion and Critical Thought. The position would begin on September 1, 2018. The candidate's area of expertise is open but we especially welcome candidates who complement the department's offerings in epistemology, ethics, religion and philosophy, social criticism, theology or theories of religion. Princeton also supports a wide range of vibrant interdisciplinary programs and initiatives, including Environmental Humanities, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Law and Public Affairs, Political Philosophy and the University Center for Human Values, and we welcome applicants who might contribute to any of these programs.

Applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged. Applicants should submit the following materials: *Cover letter including teaching interests and research plans *Curriculum vitae *Writing sample *At least 3 letters of recommendation will be reviewed starting November 1, 2017 Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3782

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2017 and will continue to do so until the position is filled.
  • Anyone received further communication? 
  • Received email requesting skype interview (Nov. 28)

Providence College (RI) - Contemporary Roman Catholic Systematic TheologyEdit

The Department of Theology at Providence College invites applications for a tenure-track position at assistant professor level in Contemporary Roman Catholic Systematic Theology commencing August 2018. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or S.T.D. in Systematic Theology from an accredited institution, and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarly research, as well as a willingness to be active in service to the college and community. Successful candidates will have a strong background in contemporary Roman Catholic theology. Ability and willingness to teach regularly in the interdisciplinary Development of Western Civilization program are required. Candidates must apply on-line and submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), and the names and email addresses of three reference providers who can submit letters of recommendation. Application instructions are available on the College web site at: https://careers.providence.edu

  • The application deadline is Friday, October 13, 2017.
  • Rejection via email (10/20). x3
  • Email stated 6 semi-finalists.
  • This was an inside hire anyway.
  • That's frustrating.  Is it a senior scholar?

Rice University (TX) - T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies (incl. Religion)Edit

Endowed associate or full professorship with tenure in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Appointment begins July 1, 2018.

Responsibilities: (1) Participate as an integral and active member of the Chao Center (see our website at http://chaocenter.rice.edu/) in teaching, research, journal publication, mentoring, and various collaborative activities; (2) provide intellectual leadership in the Center’s Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI); (3) play an instrumental role in the anticipated MA program; and (4) serve as the Chao Center Director at some point after the initial appointment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, Asian studies, cinema studies, history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology with a specialization in one or more areas of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia; and a demonstrated expertise in transnational circulations (e.g., the movement of peoples, products, ideas, values, beliefs, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia). Proficiency in one or more vernacular Asian language(s) is expected. We seek a person with an excellent record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service that would justify a chaired associate/full professorship with tenure.

  • The online application deadline is 2 Oct. 2017; applications received after this deadline may be considered if circumstances warrant. Applications are accepted only through Rice University’s electronic system, and complete instructions are available at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/search.

Rutgers University-Newark (NJ) - Cluster Hire: Study of Islam, Middle East, Islamic HumanitiesEdit

Committed to building a cluster of faculty who study Islam, the Middle East, and Islamic Humanities covering a broad temporal and geographical range, Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) invites applications from scholars in these areas. In particular, we are looking for persons in the following fields: 1. Quran and Hadith. 2. Arabic Literature. 3. African cinema/media, intellectual and material cultures of centers of exchange in western Africa or the Swahili coast. 4. Islam and the African diaspora. 5 Art and architecture from the Islamic world.

While appointments, which will be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, will be made into the appropriate department, which may include Arts, Culture and Media, African-American and African Studies, and English, among others, we are seeking candidates who have a dynamic and interdisciplinary conception of the humanities. We also welcome candidates with a particular interest in philosophy, intellectual history, aesthetics, and critical theory as these fields pertain to the study of Islam.

Responsibilities: Candidates must be able to teach both introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in their fields. There are also opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching both within the department and across the RU-N. Candidates must be dedicated to providing quality instruction; able to contribute to the cluster’s multidisciplinary focus; and undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University.

Requirements: Candidates must have: a Ph.D. by the time of appointment; relevant teaching experience; a record of scholarly work and a clear research agenda, demonstrating the ability to build a body of recognized work suitable for tenure at a research university.

Saint Joseph's University (PA) - Chinese ReligionsEdit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Saint Joseph’s University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for an assistant professor in History of Religions or Religious Studies with a specialization in Chinese Religions. A clear research agenda; the ability to teach an introductory course on Comparative Religion as well as thematic courses such as the comparative study of ritual, ethics, or symbol and myth, etc.; and proficiency in Mandarin and Classical Chinese are required. The departmental teaching load is 3/3. For further information about the Department, please visit the website at https://sites.sju.edu/theologyandreligiousstudies/. Other inquiries can be directed to Dr. Jim Caccamo, Department Chair, at jcaccamo@sju.edu

Ph.D. in History of Religions or Religious Studies (or equivalent), with specialty in Chinese Religions, is required (or its imminent receipt by start date). Successful candidate will possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching; a strong and viable research agenda in an ongoing, active program of scholarly productivity; and willingness to participate in service to the department, college, and university.

All applications must be submitted on-line at https://jobs.sju.edu. Follow the prompts to complete your application. Completed applications are to include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, official transcripts, and names and email addresses for three people who will submit letters of recommendation(*). Candidates who progress in the interview process may be asked for a writing sample and evaluations of teaching. If official transcripts cannot be uploaded, please send them to Ms. Joni Porreca at porreca@sju.edu or Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131. (All other materials must be uploaded) *During the application you will be asked for the name and email address of three professional references. If you advance past the initial review phase, your references will be notified by email with a link to securely upload a letter of reference.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until November 13, 2017. Some initial interviews will be done at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religions.
  • Rejection Email (11/20)
  • Campus interview scheduled (12/1)

Saint Paul University (CAN) - Liturgy / Sacramental TheologyEdit

The Faculty of Theology of Saint Paul University (in Canada) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher in Theology with specialization in Liturgy / Sacramental Theology.

Qualifications: Doctorate in Theology or Liturgy; Proficiency to teach in both official languages (English – French); Recognition of and commitment to the Faculty’s place within the Roman Catholic tradition and theological culture as expressed in Sapientia Christiana Knowledge of the Roman Catholic theological tradition and liturgical practice; Understanding and appreciation of other theological traditions and liturgical practices (e.g., Eastern Christian, Protestant, or Evangelical); A strong research and publication dossier enabling the successful candidate to supervise and direct students at the graduate level within two years of hiring.

Functions: Teaching in all programs of the Faculty, including Undergraduate (Certificate, S.T.B.; B.A.), Professional (M. Div. and D. Min.) and Graduate level academic (M.T.S.; M.A.;S. T. L.; Ph.D.(Th.); S. T. D.); Supervision and oversight of graduate students’ research; Research and regular peer-reviewed publications; Participation in administrative committees of the Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University, and the University of Ottawa. Salary: Salary and possibility of promotion according to the collective agreement between Saint Paul University and the Professors’ Association of Saint Paul University.

Starting date: January 1st, 2018

  • Applications, including curriculum vitae, official transcripts, list of publications, and three (3) letters of recommendation should be submitted by September 30, 2017. Review of applications will begin shortly after that date and will continue until the position is filled. Yvan Mathieu, Ph.D., Dean, Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa (Ontario), Canada K1S 1C4. doyenthodean@ustpaul.ca
  • Invitation for Skype pre-interview via email (10/20)
  • Invitation for campus visit via email (11/3)

Samford University (AL) - S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Professor of Religion and ChairEdit

Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to submit applications for the position of chair of the Department of Religion. This tenure-track faculty position will begin in August 2018. The chair also serves as the S. Louis and Ann W. Armstrong Professor of Religion, the oldest endowed position in Howard College of Arts and Sciences.

The chair will teach two courses per semester, and oversee the department’s mission, curriculum, faculty and recruitment. The chair will teach the Biblical Perspectives course in the university’s Core Curriculum and other undergraduate courses in the chair’s area of expertise. The chair plays a pivotal role in representing the department within the university and its constituencies.

Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D., and have a record of excellence in teaching and research, with a specialization in New Testament preferred. Administrative experience desired. The candidate must affirm the Baptist Statement of Faith and Message of 1963, including the preface and without added interpretation. The candidate must be an active member of a Baptist church. A commitment to academic excellence and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and colleagues is expected. Candidates must be willing to support the Christian mission of Samford University.

Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

The Department of Religion has eight full-time faculty and several part-time adjunct professors. The department has approximately 40 majors and 35 minors from many states and denominations. The department offers academically rigorous courses in religious studies as well as courses targeted to students considering Christian ministry and religious leadership. The department plays a pivotal role at Samford, teaching at least one course to every undergraduate student, supporting the general education curriculum with multiple offerings and working closely with many programs, including the Center for Congregational Resources. Recently expanded offerings include courses with greater attention to Asian religions.

Samford University is located in Birmingham, Alabama, and is a nationally recognized academic institution. Samford is ranked 4th in the South among regional universities by U.S. News & World Report, and has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. For more information, go to samford.edu.

Please incorporate into a single PDF file a letter of application, curriculum vitae with a list of at least three references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, description of leadership experience, research interests and activities. Please also provide a statement of your philosophy of teaching in a Christian university that could be specifically supported by two course syllabi from any classes you have taught within the last three semesters. The teaching philosophy must also include a discussion of how the candidate has contributed to Christian mission in their career to this point, and how the candidate hopes to contribute to the Christian mission of Samford as expressed in the university mission, vision and values statement.

Please submit all materials to: FACAPP@samford.edu - ATTN: Chair of Religion Chair Search. Samford University. Please include “Religion Chair – YOUR NAME” as the subject line.

  • Review of applications will begin Oct. 15, 2017.

Santa Clara University (CA) - Catholic Feminist TheologyEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university, invites applications for an open-rank tenure stream position in Catholic Feminist Theology (areas of specialization open to feminist systematic theology, fundamental theology ecofeminism, feminist hermeneutics, mujerista theologies, womanist theologies, postcolonial feminist theologies, feminist ethics), to begin Fall 2018. The candidate must demonstrate success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the University's Jesuit 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 theological and religious studies (http://www.scu.edu/religiousstudies). In addition to its primary focus on undergraduate education, the department also includes a master's degree program in Pastoral Ministries.

The successful candidate will teach six undergraduate courses per year on the quarter system; will be expected to successfully develop and/or maintain a research agenda, potentially including undergraduates, that leads to peer-reviewed publications; and will provide service to the department, College, and University, as appropriate to rank. The successful candidate will offer a range of undergraduate courses that will serve the department's participation in the University's Core Curriculum (www.scu.edu/core) and our major. It is possible that the successful candidate may teach an occasional course in the graduate program.

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, and the multicultural student population we serve.

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package; housing assistance program

Basic Qualifications: Completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment (September 1, 2018).Evidence of 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, or evidence of excellent and sustained publication (depending on rank), in the area of Catholic feminist theology.

Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to:a) Teach classes as assigned and demonstrate a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively in the context of an integrated education. b) Use appropriate measures of student performance, providing timely feedback to students. c) Assign grades and offer feedback that offers an accurate and fair evaluation of student work. d) Post and maintain regular office hours at times reasonably convenient to students. e) Serve as an advisor to assigned students and provide informed advice. f) Develop courses and keep abreast of the field and contribute to general curriculum development in a collegial manner. g) Engage in a level of scholarly or creative work or professional activity commensurate to rank and contribute to the research life of the department in a collegial manner. h) Engage in service to the department, College, University, the profession, and the wider community. These include but are not necessarily limited to fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University.

Additional Information: 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 applicants experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities, (d) a statement on how the applicants research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections and contribute to College or university priorities, and (e) the applicants 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 book or 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 upon submission of application). Submit all application materials through the hiring portal at https://jobs.scu.edu.

To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu

  • Required documents are due by October 15, 2017. 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
  • Email invitation for a Zoom interview 11/9.

Seattle University (WA) - Christian EthicsEdit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Christian ethics beginning September 2018. The Theology and Religious Studies Department offers courses for the Core Curriculum and a major and minor. In keeping with the Jesuit, Catholic commitment of Seattle University, the department emphasizes an in depth study of Catholicism as well as of other religious traditions as a way to increase interreligious understanding. For THRS majors, there are two possible specializations: Christian Theology and Comparative Religion. The successful candidate will have 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.

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate theology courses, primarily in the University’s core curriculum, as well as for the major in Theology and Religious Studies; developing a robust research and writing agenda in the theological field of Christian ethics; and service in the department, college, university, and broader profession.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Christian ethics or related discipline by September 2018; proficiency in Catholic theology is required for the teaching of Core courses introducing students to the theological foundations of Catholic thought; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Application Instructions: Include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); names and contact information for three references

  • Request for a skype interview 10/27
  • Email Request for a Zoom interview 10/29 
  • Asked to have my letters sent, told that we would hear by December 8 (11/19)
  • Just curious, did they contact you or your recommenders for this? 
  • They contacted me to have my writers email them.
  • Request for onsite interview 11/29

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL) - Liberal Arts (incl. Religious Studies)Edit

The Department of Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) invites applications for full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, beginning August 2018. We seek interdisciplinary scholars with research and teaching that engages two or more of the Liberal Arts Department’s main content areas: humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Candidates pursuing interdisciplinary work are welcome to apply. The department has special interest in Religious Studies, Science & Technology Studies, Economic Studies, and Geographical Studies, but is also open to those working in Disability Studies, Food Studies, Animal Studies, and other interdisciplinary Humanities fields. As interdisciplinary scholars, the candidates’ research/writing will also explicitly address the nature and methods of inter/trans/cross disciplinary modes of inquiry. The department has a strong preference for scholars conducting research in geographical regions outside North America. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality of practice, scholarship, and current academic research, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.

PROGRAM PROFILE: The Department of Liberal Arts is one of twenty-three departments at SAIC. Liberal Arts provides the academic foundation for students’ success at SAIC. The department is chaired by a full-time faculty member with 14 full-time faculty and over 100 part-time faculty. It offers 400 courses each year, primarily to undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art. Liberal Arts’ main content areas include First Year Seminar, Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Science, foreign languages, English for International Students, and the Academic Access Program. http://www.saic.edu/academics/departments/libarts/

RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time faculty in the Liberal Arts Department teach and advise undergraduate students within the interdisciplinary art and design school environment of SAIC. This includes offering undergraduate liberal arts courses across their range of expertise as well as upper level courses on interdisciplinary research methods. The department also seeks candidates with interest in teaching SAIC’s innovative Studio Symposium courses, in which Liberal Arts faculty team with faculty in the studio areas of fine art or design to develop a six-credit course. Full-time faculty must maintain an active professional practice, provide vision and direction as the Department Chair on a rotating basis, and participate in the SAIC community through ongoing curricular development and departmental and school governance.

QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in an academic field is required. A significant record of college/university teaching experience as well as a record of robust and ongoing scholarship is required. The successful applicants will demonstrate outstanding communications skills and a talent for teaching. The ideal candidates will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing perspectives, ways of thinking, and/or unique sets of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and practices in their fields of expertise.

Skidmore College (NY) - American ReligionsEdit

Skidmore College's Religious Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in American Religions beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year. The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. The candidate's teaching and scholarly interests should focus on one or more religious communities in the United States, with special consideration given to candidates with demonstrated interest in the interactions among and between religious communities. We have particular departmental needs in Latin American religions, Native American religions, Afro-Caribbean religions, African-American religions, Islam, and alternative religions and varieties of Christianity (Shakers, Mormons, etc.). In addition, the candidate should have interests and expertise in contemporary theoretical approaches, such as race and ethnicity studies, queer studies, media studies, ethics and social justice, ethnography, globalization or diaspora studies. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (or expected by May 2018) and will be able to teach core courses in the discipline, including Introduction to the Study of Religion, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, and a Senior Seminar/Capstone course. Interdisciplinary program experience is also highly desirable.

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, research, and mentoring is also required.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or ABD (with Ph.D. expected by May 2018)

  • Invitation received for a preliminary interview at the AAR meeting in Boston. (11/2) x2

St. Ambrose University (IA) - TheologyEdit

The Department of Theology at St. Ambrose University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to begin in August 2018. We welcome candidates in the Roman Catholic tradition with expertise in systematic theology and/or historical theology. Ph.D. is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will be committed to teaching excellence (occasionally in alternative delivery formats), scholarship, and service.

St. Ambrose University is an independent, comprehensive, and Catholic diocesan university firmly grounded in the liberal arts.

An institution of 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students, the University's Core Values include: Catholicity, Integrity, the Liberal Arts, Life-Long Learning, and Diversity. See www.sau.edu for further information.

Please apply online at http://www.sau.edu/human_resources/jobs and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. EOE

  • Initial interviews will be held at the SBL/AAR meeting in Boston in November or by phone. For consideration, please have materials submitted by October 27, 2017.
  • Request for AAR Interview Nov 8
  • Rejection email (11/14)
  • Request for additional post-AAR phone interview 11/29

St. Lawrence University (NY) - South Asian ReligionsEdit

The Religious Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the study of South Asian Religions. The department seeks a teacher-scholar whose work takes a critical approach to South Asian religions. The successful candidate will teach our sophomore-level course of South Asian religions (Religious Life of India), an introduction to the academic study of religion, additional courses on South Asian religions, upper-level courses in their area of expertise, and in the university's interdisciplinary First-Year Program. Ability to teach required courses for the major that deal with theories and methods in religious studies is essential. The department seeks additional competencies, in particular in gender and sexuality, with a preference for queer theory. Other desirable competencies could include religion and globalization, religion and the environment, religion and urbanization, religion and politics, or religion and popular culture. Position begins August 2018. Ph.D., in-hand, in Religious Studies or related field preferred [ABD may be considered]. Teaching load is three courses per semester.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their teaching and scholarship.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the "special instructions to applicant" section.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. [posted 9/28/17]
  • 11/09—request for AAR interview

St. Meinrad Seminary (IN) - Systematic TheologyEdit

Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology invites applications for a continuing-appointmenttrack position in Systematic Theology in its graduate degree programs, beginning August 2018. Area of specialization is open. Applicants should hold an STD or PhD (ABD considered) and be thoroughly conversant with and committed to the Catholic theological tradition. The ideal candidate will demonstrate capacity for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of academic credentials, publication record, and experience. Responsibilities include teaching five courses annually, advisement of students, and service on committees. Saint Meinrad offers faculty members competitive salaries, generous support for professional development, and paid sabbaticals every fourth year. Send curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Keith Lemna, Search Committee Chair, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577 (klemna@saintmeinrad.edu).

  • Applications will be accepted through December 8, 2017. The mission of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is the initial and ongoing formation of priests, permanent deacons, and laity to minister together effectively in the service and evangelization of the Roman Catholic Church and the world. http://www.saintmeinrad.edu

St. Olaf College (MN) - Environmental Studies and ReligionEdit

The Departments of Environmental Studies and Religion at St. Olaf College invite applications for a full-time, jointly-appointed, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 15, 2018.

The successful candidate will contribute to curricular and scholarly activity exploring the relationships between religion and the environment, and will be expected to teach: core courses in environmental studies; elective courses in environmental arts and humanities; courses addressing Christian theology and the environment (potentially in conversation with other theological traditions); and environmental concerns within the Bible, as it has been interpreted in different times and places.

The individual will provide vision and leadership within the arts and humanities area of environmental studies, and vision and leadership within the field of theology and the environment in religion. Candidates who give scholarly attention to the ways that these areas intersect with environmental racism and marginalized communities are especially encouraged. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the departments’ commitment to increasing access and opportunities for peoples currently under-represented in the area of Environmental Studies and Religion. Candidates must show potential for teaching excellence in a liberal arts setting and have the ability to teach at all levels in the undergraduate environmental studies and religion curricula. Additional desirable qualifications include: completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant subject area prior to September 2018, postdoctoral research experience, and previous teaching experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who can develop courses and scholarly contributions that connect the two departments.

Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings/. A complete application consists of:

a cover letter introducing yourself and describing your interest in and qualifications for the position.
a current curriculum vitae.
a statement of teaching which includes your teaching interests, ideas about pedagogical approaches, and reflection on experience you have had.
a statement of research interests, both your own and those with potential to be carried out in collaboration with St. Olaf undergraduates.
unofficial transcripts from graduate level work.
names and email addresses for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching and scholarship. Recommendation letters will be solicited from references by the search committee after an initial round of screening.

Inquiries about the position are welcome. If you have any questions or need assistance with the applications process, please send an email to es-religion_tt2018@stolaf.edu . Responses will come from Paul Jackson, search committee chair. 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/.

  • Evaluation of completed applications will begin on September 15, 2017. Our intention is to conduct finalist interviews in December and fill the position by early January 2018. Candidates invited to campus for an interview will be asked to submit a written 1-2 page reflection on the College’s mission.
  • Request for references 10/9 (x4)
  • video conference 11/9
  • anyone else??
  • On campus interviews were supposed to be 12/4-12, right?! Has anyone been contacted for an on-campus interview yet?
  • still nothing. 

Stanford University (CA) - Islamic Studies (Open Rank)Edit

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, a tenured Associate Professor or a tenured Full Professor faculty position in any area of Islamic Studies. The successful applicant must demonstrate substantial evidence of creativity and excellence in research and scholarship as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and advising students at both graduate and undergraduate levels. This is an open-rank search, with a preference for scholars at the level of associate or full professor.

The term of appointment would begin September 1, 2018 or as soon as practicable thereafter. Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae (including bibliography) with a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests through Interfolio via the following URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/42228

Assistant level and untenured applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted through the same URL. Please direct all enquiries concerning this position to: Islamic Studies Search Prof. Michael Penn, Committee Chair Department of Religious Studies 450 Serra Mall, Building 70 Stanford, CA 94305-2165 USA or by email to: mppenn@stanford.edu

  • For full consideration, applications must be received by September 15, 2017.
  • has anyone heard anything yet?? (10-20-17)
  • Request for additional materials (10-23-17)
  • Please don't delete this again: 220 applied. 20 short-listed. Some were short-listed more than others (inside info). 
  • Request for additional materials. (10-28-17)
  • Has anyone heard anything since the request for additional materials? Have they made a decision for who they'll be offering first interviews to yet? 
  • Generic Rejection Letter (11-6-17) with the statement that 223 people applied.
  • Has anyone heard back concerning interviews since the last email (regarding the additional material which were still being reviewed)?
  • Not me!
  • Campus invite x 2

Towson University (MD) - Jewish ThoughtEdit

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor position in Modern and Contemporary Jewish Thought, beginning August 2018.

Qualifications: PhD required in Religious Studies, Philosophy, or an otherwise named PhD program clearly emphasizing Jewish Thought. Possess a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, the promise of scholarly productivity, and a willingness to participate actively in the department, the College of Liberal Arts, and Towson University. The successful candidate will also be a member of the faculty for the Master’s program in Jewish Studies.

Responsibilities: Teaching schedule will be three courses each semester in the first year and 4/3 thereafter. Courses will include undergraduate offerings in the Core Curriculum of the university, graduate seminars, and upper division undergraduate courses; opportunities are available to participate in the Towson first-year seminar program and the Honors College.

Towson University: Towson University (http://www.towson.edu), founded in 1866, recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

For full consideration, submit a letter discussing your teaching experience and research projects and a CV including the names and contact information of three references to keskow@towson.edu. Please describe as well, in the letter or separately, at least two courses you would propose for the graduate level and two for the undergraduate level. The committee may request additional materials from selected applicants in the process of the search. Questions regarding the position may also be sent to keskow@towson.edu.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/inclusionequity/employment/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: CLA-N-3121.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

  • Application Process: Review of applications begins on December 8, 2017 and continues until position is filled.

University at Albany, SUNY (NY) - Ancient History (Hellenistic Culture)Edit

The University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to appoint a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in ancient history, with a research concentration on any aspect of Hellenistic culture (including material culture) from the Classical Period to Late Antiquity. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the first part of the Western Civilization introduction course, surveys of Greek and Roman History, as well as more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in an area of expertise. Proficiency with digital methods in teaching and research is desirable, as is the potential to complement existing departmental thematic strengths such as Environmental History, Religious Studies, and Business and Public History. Applicants must have in hand by August 15, 2018, a Ph.D. from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse populations. Application requirements include: cover letter, CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation (independently submitted), and a teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, course evaluations, or peer reviews of teaching).

The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

To view the full description and to apply, please visit https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88176

  • Closing date for receipt of applications is October 4, 2017.

University of Alabama (AL) - Social Theory of Race and Religion in the U.S.Edit

The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Social Theory of Race and Religion in the U.S., beginning August 2018.

The successful applicant’s area of focus will complement and enhance the research areas of the Department, in terms of historical period, groups/locations studied, and critical methods used. Specific topics of research and teaching are open within this area. In general terms, the successful candidate will approach the modern designators “race” and “religion” as socio-rhetorical tools that actors/groups in the U.S. use to claim and negotiate issues and resources in practical, historical situations. Like all members of the Department, the successful candidate will see her/his work as answering cross-culturally relevant questions related to identity, power, and discourse.

The committee welcomes applications from candidates with academic training in the academic study of religion, but also entertains training in such fields as cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, race studies, comparative literature, etc., as long as expertise in researching and teaching social theory as applied to the study of discourses on religion and race is evident.

Applicants should demonstrate an active and ongoing research agenda, teaching experience, and evidence of the ability to contribute to the life of an academic department in the areas of service. Evidence of an engagement with the public/digital humanities is also desirable, whether in teaching, service, or research. All faculty members in REL contribute to teaching introductory courses as well as teaching more specialized upper-level undergraduate seminars and supervising M.A. students whose work focuses on social theory of religion.

Applicants are required to apply online, submitting a cover letter, C.V. including names and addresses of three references, and Writing Sample (submitted as Other Document). Selected applicants will subsequently be asked to provide letters of recommendation, and a group of semi-finalists will have a brief online conversation with the committee prior to the Department identifying finalists to be brought to campus for interviews. For information, please contact: Professor Steven Ramey, Chair, Social Theory of Race and Religion in the U.S. Search, Department of Religious Studies, 212 Manly Hall, P.O. Box 870264, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0264.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1.
  • Request for additional materials: recieved email asking for letters of recommendation on October 9th.

University of Alabama (AL) - Endowed Professorship in Middle Eastern Culture and Islamic Religious StudiesEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama announces a call for applications for the newly established Richard Leon Chambers Endowed Professorship in Middle Eastern Culture and Islamic Religious Studies. The position will begin August 2018. The successful applicant may work in any post-7th century timeframe and focus geographically on one or more settings in the Middle East, including sites of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish civilization. We seek to bring to campus a scholar of Middle Eastern history and culture who can prepare students to better understand current international affairs and who is also able to exercise leadership in future academic programs and research collaborations.

Applicants should demonstrate exemplary methodological, language, and /or ethnographic skills and should be gifted faculty members whose accomplishments, in both teaching and research, indicate great potential; the successful candidate, who will be appointed at the tenured rank of either Associate Professor or Professor, will join a Department of relevance to their expertise and may also hold a cross-appointment within the College. We welcome applications from mid-career and senior scholars working in such fields as Anthropology, History, Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, or other disciplines represented in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Applicants are required to apply online, submitting a cover letter, C.V., and writing sample; as part of the application please have three letters of reference sent directly, by mail, to the chair of the search committee; a group of semi-finalists will meet with the committee via a brief online session prior to the College identifying finalists to be brought to campus for interviews.

For information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Prof. Russell T. McCutcheon, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of Alabama, 212 Manly Hall, Tuscaloosa, Al 35487-0264. russell.mccutcheon@ua.edu

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15.
    • Any news on this?

University of Arizona (AZ) - Catholic StudiesEdit

The Department of Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Catholic Studies. We seek a dynamic scholar and educator rooted in the academic field of Religious Studies, who will contribute to the nonsectarian, land-grant, and inclusive excellence mission of the University of Arizona through rigorous humanities-based research, teaching, and outreach. The department has a strong preference for a scholar with a subspecialty in Ethnic Studies, with a research and teaching portfolio focusing on areas such as African/African American Studies, Asian/Asian American Studies, Latinx Studies and/or other areas of Ethnic Studies.

The geographical area and historical period within the field of Catholic Studies are open, but the department has a particular interest in applicants specializing in Catholicism in the Americas and/or transnational Catholic Studies. Additional areas of interest within the department include Border Studies; Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; Environmental Studies; Body, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Global Studies; Performing Arts and Visual Cultures; Politics and Law; Religion, Health, and Medicine; and others. Candidates prepared to teach courses on Religious Studies theories and methods are especially encouraged to apply.

Desired Start Date: 08/13/2018

Contact Information for Candidates: Karen Seat; kkseat@email.arizona.edu

Open Date: 07/07/2017

  • [posted 4 Nov.] Any news?
  • Email invite to preliminary interview at AAR: 11/14
  • Email invite to Skype interview 12/4. Did not have preliminary interview at AAR.

University of Arizona (AZ) - Religion, Science, and HealthEdit

The Department of Religious Studies and Classics at the University of Arizona is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Religion, Science, and Health. We seek a dynamic scholar and educator rooted in the academic field of Religious Studies, who will contribute to the nonsectarian, land-grant, and inclusive excellence mission of the University of Arizona through rigorous humanities-based research, teaching, and outreach.

The successful candidate will be a core faculty member in the department’s undergraduate track “Religious Studies for Health Professionals,” and will be proactive in building interdisciplinary collaborations between the UA College of Humanities (where the Religious Studies and Classics Department is housed) and units in the UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Science, and others.

The area of research specialty within Religion, Science, and Health is open, but areas of interest include critical health studies; critical body studies; critical race studies; ethnic studies; history of medicine; history of religion and science; religion and psychology/psychiatry; gender, women’s, and sexuality studies; environmental studies; technology studies; artificial intelligence; and others. Candidates prepared to teach courses on Religious Studies theories and methods are especially encouraged to apply.

Desired Start Date: 08/13/2018

Contact Information for Candidates: Karen Seat; kkseat@email.arizona.edu

Open Date: 07/07/2017

  • 11/9/17 - interview request by email.
  • 11/28/17 - request for second round Skype interview by email.

University of California, Irvine (CA) - East Asian Buddhist StudiesEdit

East Asian Buddhist Studies Position 2018-19: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, Irvine, CA 92697-6000. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for an assistant professor tenure track position in East Asian Buddhist Studies, to begin teaching in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include lectures and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as courses offered through the Program in Religious Studies. Candidates should also expect to advise graduate students in their area of expertise. The department values interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching: we prefer a scholar whose research intersects with departmental research interests in gender, environmental studies, visual studies, theater and ritual performance, colonial studies, or translation; and who can teach materials from the Buddhist traditions of at least two regions in East Asia (i.e., China and Japan, Japan and Korea, or China and Korea). Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religion or East Asian Studies or related field with a specialization in Buddhism.

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) -  Early JudaismEdit

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in early Judaism at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2018. Applications are invited from scholars with research and teaching interests in the cultures (especially 2nd Temple Judaism) and primary languages (especially Aramaic) of eastern Mediterranean world from the Achaemenid through the Sasanian periods. Candidates will teach a variety of classes including large undergraduate courses, such as an Introduction to Judaism, literature of the Second Temple period, history of ancient Judaism, history of early Christianity, and small graduate text seminars (Hebrew, Aramaic and/or Syriac). We encourage the development of new courses in a candidate's field of expertise. We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply. Eligible applicants will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by June, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of application describing research and teaching, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, writing samples and the names of three references. Letter should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor with a hire date of July 1, 2018. We encourage applicants whose specializations relate to early and classical Islam up to the early Ottoman era and whose teaching and graduate advising complement the areas covered by the current faculty. Applicants must be able to conduct research in classical Arabic as well as other relevant European and Islamicate languages (with a strong preference for research proficiency in Persian and/or Ottoman Turkish). The department is particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching engage with the cultural and intellectual traditions of the Muslim world (broadly defined), are transdisciplinary in scope, and grounded in philological expertise. We seek candidates with demonstrably strong teaching skills who are committed to undergraduate teaching in a leading, large public university. Teaching duties include undergraduate general education courses and upper level courses as relevant to the Islamic Studies program. Candidate will be required to teach graduate seminars using primary sources, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and perform administrative duties associated with the Islamic Studies program. Teaching and service which contribute to diversity-related initiatives are also highly desired. We value candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by June 2018. To apply, please submit: a letter of application describing research and teaching (addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee); curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations; a representative writing sample; and the names of three references. Applications should be submitted through http://apptrkr.com/1085076.

  • To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15, 2017.
  • Email invitation to interview at MESA (11/9) (x2)

University of Chicago (IL) - History of Religions (Open Rank)Edit

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make an appointment (tenured or tenure-track) in the History of Religions, effective July 1, 2018. Rank and salary are open. Junior candidates are encouraged to apply; all applicants will be given the most serious consideration.

The History of Religions approaches the study of religion with a principled commitment to comparative, theoretical reflection on concept formation in the field, which informs and is informed by disciplined analysis of empirical data generated by philological, ethnographic, or other archival inquiry. Successful applicants consequently will demonstrate both significant engagement with a body (or bodies) of theory and at least one area of specialization (either geographically- or traditionally-defined). Candidates are also expected to evince familiarity with the development of the History of Religions as an academic field, and to be prepared to teach courses in either classical or contemporary theories of religion.

The candidate for this position must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and must be qualified to teach and to direct research in the study of religion broadly construed. Area of specialization, both in terms of religious traditions or movements, chronological periods, and disciplinary focus, is open.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in eleven areas of study, and Master's students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs, offering courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Undergraduate teaching is optional, but encouraged. Many faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University; such associations are likewise encouraged. A normal teaching load is four courses per year on a quarter system; in most cases that leaves one quarter open for research in residence (in addition to summers free for scholarship).

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, a teaching statement, a statement articulating future research agenda, a writing sample of 25-40 pages, and three letters of reference (or, for associate or full professor rank, the names of three references should be provided instead in a reference contact page). Application should be made online, at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55300

  • Applications will be accepted until January 3, 2018; though review of applications will commence in earnest November 23, 2017.

University of Chicago (IL) - Religions in AmericaEdit

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks to make a tenure-track appointment in Religions in America, an interdisciplinary area of study that investigates religious ideas, practices, institutions, and movements in colonial North America, the United States, and those of the broader hemisphere. The area brings together faculty and students with historical, sociological, ethnographic, legal, demographic, comparative and theoretical interests in American religions.

The candidate for this position should hold the Ph.D., should be qualified to teach and to direct research in American religious history so construed. Area of specialization, with reference both to religious traditions and/or movements, chronological periods, and disciplinary focus, is open. A coherent and creative agenda for research and publication, and a capacity for intellectual leadership, are essential.

  • Are recs not required for the first round?
  • There was no place to input emails/info, so I'm guessing they'll ask for them later if they want them
  • Is this for an assistant professor?  The qualifications read like one, but the ad itself says "Professor"
  • I contacted an HR person to ask why I couldn't edit my application and was told that "The Divinity School cancelled that posting on October 5th"? 
  • I contacted them today to ask why the link was down and they said it would be fixed so I could upload my application tomorrow.

University of Evansville (IN) - Contemporary IslamEdit

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 incorporating contemporary Islam in North America. The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated interest in research and teaching that includes the study of religion, religious diversity in America, religion and the public sphere, and lived religion.

Candidates should have an active scholarly agenda and strong interests in teaching at a four-year, private undergraduate university. Start date is August 1, 2018. Ph.D. by time of appointment required.

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. The online application http://www.evansville.edu/offices/hr/employmentApp.cfm must also be completed. 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.

  • Applications are due September 30, 2017.
  • 10/12 - Received invitation for Skype interview to be conducted on either 10/18 or 10/20

University of Georgia (GA) - East Asian Religions Edit

The University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religion with specialization in East Asian traditions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2018. Area of research specialization is open. Candidates with interdisciplinary expertise that complements our department’s existing strengths in the areas of diaspora studies and gender studies are especially encouraged to apply. Language proficiency in one or more East Asian languages relevant to candidate's research and teaching is required. Teaching responsibilities include four (4) courses per academic year both lower (e.g., RELI 1002: Religions of India, China, and Japan) and upper-level courses on the religious traditions of East Asia; area of proficiency in Buddhism and Taoism. The successful candidate must have the ability to guide graduate research at the MA and PhD levels and demonstrate proficiency in the methodological and theoretical study of religion in both scholarship and pedagogy. Participation with the Center for Asian Studies at the University of Georgia is also expected. A PhD in Religion or related field is required at the time of appointment. Qualified applicants should submit a complete dossier including letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, research statement, sample syllabus (used or created for this application) on an Asian Studies course and three letters of recommendation. Writing samples should be provided upon request. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Dr. Nanette Spina, Chair of the Search Committee at spinan@uga.edu. All Application materials should be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2981.

  • To ensure consideration, please apply by December 1, 2017. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of Groningen (NL) - Contemporary IslamEdit

The Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (UD) in the field of Contemporary Islam (0.8 fte). The position will involve 50% teaching, 40% research, and 10% administration. The position will be located within the Department of Comparative Study of Religion.

The candidate will contribute to the teaching programme (BA, MA, and Research Master's level) especially in the field of Contemporary Islam. Besides thesis supervision the candidate will, amongst others, participate in courses such as: Islam: History, Sources & Practices (BA); Religion, Culture & Diversity (BA); Migration, Culture & Religious Identity (MA). This means the candidate needs a competence in the fields of Islam in relation to migration and identity also with regard to the MENA region in order to be able to teach these courses adequately and to supervise theses on these themes. He/she should be an anthropologist or from a closely related discipline. Language of instruction is English.

Beside these teaching related competences the faculty is looking for a scholar whose research lies preferably in the field of contemporary Islam in Asia so as to contribute to the Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia (see http://www.rug.nl/research/centre-religion-culture-asia) of the faculty.

Early career scholars are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications: The following criteria will be important in the selection process. The candidate should: hold a PhD degree in religious studies, Islamic studies, anthropology or in a closely related discipline; preferably have a research focus on Contemporary Islam in Asia; should have a sound knowledge of Contemporary Islam with regard to the topics of migration, identity and the MENA region related to the expected teaching and supervision obligations; have a track record of international peer-reviewed publications; have teaching experience at university level; have demonstrated success or capacity for success in the acquisition of research funding; have a demonstrable interest in interdisciplinary cooperation; have organizational competence, entrepreneurship, and excellent communication skills.

Conditions of employment: The University of Groningen offers a salary for an assistant professor dependent on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of € 3,475 (scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,405 (scale 12) gross per month for a fulltime position. On top of that income the candidate will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an annual bonus of 8.3%. The conditions are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The appointment will be on a temporary basis initially for 5 years, with the strong ambition of making the position permanent. In the fifth year the Faculty Board will decide on this, depending on the performance of the appointee and the position of the faculty.

Deadlines and procedures: Job interviews will be held on 10 and 11 October 2017. Shortlisted applicants will be notified 22 September 2017 and will be expected to be in Groningen for both days of the interviews. Travel and accommodation will be arranged and reimbursed. Date of entry into employment: 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible.

  • Application requirements: You may apply for this position until 27 August (11.59 pm) / before 28 August 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
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University of Mary (ND) - Director of Catholic StudiesEdit

The University of Mary invites applications for a full-time position as director of the Catholic Studies program to begin Fall 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank.

Since its inception in 2010, the Bishop Paul A. Zipfel Catholic Studies program has grown to over 150 students and has become one of the fastest growing programs at the University of Mary. The program is committed to fostering an active community life by regularly hosting speakers, dinners, retreats, and community events. The program includes students who are majoring or minoring in Catholic Studies, Catholic Studies faculty members, Catholic Studies fellows, and Residence Life Scholars.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Catholic Studies (or a related field) and a Doctorate. The areas of specialization for the doctorate are open, but the candidate should demonstrate a background in interdisciplinary study and research in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The candidate will need to demonstrate an ability to engage and support faculty across disciplines and evidence of the skills, drive, and self-discipline needed to manage and organize projects, curricular needs, and people. Applicants need to excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and demonstrate evidence of supporting student formation outside of the classroom. The director will be expected to understand, support, and advance the liberal arts and demonstrate a strong ecclesial commitment and ability to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see www.umary.edu/about/mission/missionidentity.php).

Required qualifications include: A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Catholic Studies (or related field) and a Doctorate. The area of specialization and competence for the doctorate are open, but the candidate should demonstrate a background in interdisciplinary study and research in the Catholic tradition. Demonstrate the ability to engage and support faculty across disciplines and to possess the skills, drive, and self-discipline needed to manage and organize projects, curricular needs, and people Need to excel in teaching at the undergraduate level and demonstrate evidence of supporting student formation outside the classroom. Upholding and supporting the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary. Supporting the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities. Building a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Academic Affairs and throughout the university in accord with Saint Benedict's admonition that all be received as Christ. Qualified applicants should email their cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, writing sample, official or unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and at least three letters of recommendation with contact information or mail to 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. For more information, please visit http://www.umary.edu/academics/programs/catholic-studies.php and http://www.umary.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017.
  • Has anyone heard regarding this position?

University of Michigan (MI) - Pre-Modern Arabic Culture (incl. Theology)Edit

The Department of Near Eastern Studies (NES) at the University of Michigan invites applications for the James A. Bellamy Professorship in Pre-Modern Arabic Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (with tenure) beginning September 1, 2018. This is a university-year (nine-month) appointment.

We seek to hire an innovative scholar with a specialization in law, theology, or philosophy, or any combination of those fields. Preference will be given to candidates working on questions of social history, gender and sexuality, or critical theory. For a department that prides itself on collaborations across disciplinary, chronological, and linguistic boundaries we seek a colleague who can complement existing faculty strengths in Middle Eastern Studies, history and literature in NES and at the University of Michigan.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of the appointment, and have native or near-native proficiency in English and Arabic. It is expected that they will have experience in curriculum development and will be committed to maintaining and enhancing the long-standing excellence of Arabic Studies at the University. Candidates must produce evidence of substantial, innovative research in their fields of specialization. The successful candidate will offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization, and be prepared to also teach content courses in Arabic. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s training and experience.

Please submit a cover letter with a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, evidence of teaching excellence, samples of syllabi and publications, and curriculum vitae. In addition, candidates should send three letters of recommendation.

Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1079 to apply.

  • To be assured consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2017.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (MN) - Muslims/Islam in North 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 North America to begin fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018). A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or other related field is required by the start date. Possible areas of specialization include, but are not limited to, History of Muslim communities or 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.

This will be a joint appointment between the interdepartmental Religious Studies Program and the tenure-granting department within the College of Liberal Arts that best fits the candidate’s scholarship and research field. Potential departments include (but are not limited to) African American and African Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Languages and Literatures, English, History, Political Science or Sociology. As a tenure-track faculty member, responsibilities will include executing an innovative and consistent research and publication agenda; teaching core courses in the Religious Studies undergraduate and graduate curricula (Introduction to the Study of Religion in America, Introduction to Religions of the World, Theory and Methods in the Study of Religion), and in the area/department of research specialty; supervising undergraduate and graduate research in Religious Studies and the joint department; creating new avenues for cross-disciplinary research at the university; and service to the Religious Studies Program, the home department, the College and the University. Additional responsibilities in the tenure department will be determined. The regular teaching load is 2/2. The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/cla-intranet/ofaa/resources/workload-principles--guidelines

The Religious Studies Program is an interdepartmental program within the College of Liberal Arts, that brings together faculty from across several departments. It offers two undergraduate tracks, (1) Religion, Society, and Culture, and (2) Texts and Traditions, the latter track requiring study of the foundational documents of traditions in their original languages. The Program also offers a graduate minor and works closely with departments that offer the M.A. and Ph.D. http://religiousstudies.umn.edu/ The College of Liberal Arts (CLA) supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. CLA values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. The College is committed to intellectual freedom, the pursuit of new knowledge, and the belief that the liberal arts are the foundation of academic learning. CLA prepares students to be independent and original thinkers, innovators in their chosen fields; to create meaning in their lives and in their life's work; and to become productive citizens and leaders in their communities and the world. http://cla.umn.edu/

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach your application letter (cover letter) and curriculum vitae (resume). Additional documents, including a writing sample, must be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there. Three letters of reference should be sent separately by their authors to clafclty@umn.edu.

A complete application includes the following materials: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) sample of scholarly work not more than 40 pages,(4) Three letters of reference (sent to clafclty@umn.edu). Candidates who make the initial cut will be asked for a philosophy of teaching statement, sample syllabi, and/or course evaluations.

  • Job Opening: 319765​. Apply at: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs
  • Application deadline: October 15, 2017. Inquiries should be directed to search committee chair, Jeanne Kilde, jkilde@umn.edu . To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - Religion and HealingEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Religion and Healing to begin August 2018. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field at the time of appointment, teaching experience at the university level, an active research agenda that critically examines the intersections of religious practices and traditions with physical and/or mental health, and which complements our department’s existing strengths, and a commitment to diversity initiatives and expanding diversity and inclusion within the department. Time period, region of research specialization and methodological approach are open; possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to: history of science, medicine, and religion; critical race and ethnic studies; anthropology and sociology; and the body in religion. Desired qualifications include research and pedagogic expertise in religions of the Global South; experience with quantitative research methodologies or digital humanities; and experience teaching Religious Studies theories and methods.

Applicants must be prepared to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Religious Studies as well as the University’s general education program. 

The successful candidate will be instrumental in building interdisciplinary collaborations within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and across units in the University. UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Close to 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

Screening of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter and CV with a list of three references. Any questions about this search can be sent to Eric Hoenes del Pinal, Chair of the Religion and Healing Search Committee, at ehoenes@uncc.edu. Inquiries can also be directed to the department chair, Joanne Robinson, at Joanne.Robinson@uncc.edu. Applicants subject to criminal background check.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.
  • Request for syllabi and letters of rec (11/7)
  • Invitation for Skype interview [12/4] x2

University of North Carolina at Greensboro (NC) - Asian ReligionsEdit

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro seeks to fill a tenure track position in Asian Religions at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting August 2018. The position carries with it broad teaching responsibilities including courses in Asian religions (capability to teach Buddhism required, to teach Japanese and Chinese Religions and/or Hinduism desirable). Standard load is five courses per year. The department is looking for a person with commitment to active research and undergraduate teaching in the tradition of the liberal arts. The field of research specialization within Asian religions is open. Candidates should have an interest in contributing to key College and University programs (Freshmen Seminar, Honors, International Programs and the Residential Colleges) and in active engagement with students and colleagues both in and out of the classroom.

UNCG and the Religious Studies Department foster an environment of collaboration across the departments and schools and support community-engaged research and teaching. UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UNCG is located in a metropolitan area of more than 1.6 million in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Appalachian Mountains. UNCG is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/D/V employer and we are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related discipline by August 1, 2018.

Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and click on "Faculty" and apply to position # 761) including a cover letter that addresses research and teaching interests, a CV, a twenty-page writing sample. Applicants are also asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references, in the Reference section of the electronic application.

  • Job Open Date 09/07/2017. Job Close Date 10/31/2017.
  • 11/06: Request for AAR interview 

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Senior Scholar of Global Religion and Director of the Ansari InstituteEdit

The University of Notre Dame's Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a senior faculty position in the study of global religion, with a focus on how the world's religions contribute to integral human development, broadly understood to encompass peacebuilding, human rights, health care, education and other social goods. The successful candidate will also serve as the inaugural director of the Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion.

The mission of the Ansari Institute is to engage the world's religions in collaborative efforts to reduce poverty, mediate conflict, build peace, promote human rights and in other ways advance "integral human development." Reflecting the values of Notre Dame as a leading faith-based university, the Ansari Institute is dedicated to research and scholarship that will inform public education about religions' roles in human development and shape critical, constructive engagement with religious actors.

The Keough School (http://keough.nd.edu/) promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master's degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants may come from any related discipline, and should have an interest in interdisciplinary cooperation. Joint or concurrent appointments in the appropriate departments are possible. Successful candidates for this position should have terminal degrees in their fields. This tenure line position is open as to rank. We expect to hire at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. We are seeking scholars interested in playing a leading role in shaping the initial trajectory of the Keough School and establishing it as a significant new initiative in global affairs.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a CV.

Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to: Scott Appleby, Chair, Ansari Institute Search Committee, Marilyn Keough Dean, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame. appleby.3@nd.edu

Apply now at http://apply.interfolio.com/42757

  • Review of applications will begin August 25, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Providence (MT) - TheologyEdit

The University of Providence is a growing, Catholic, liberal arts institution that is student-centered and mission focused, preparing students for living and for making a living. The mission supports the Sisters of Providence values of respect, compassion, justice, charity, excellence, and stewardship. The University is accepting applications from qualified, experienced, enthusiastic professionals who can assist with continued excellence in theological education and contribute to our core curriculum ( http://www.uprovidence.edu).

POSITION: Full-time tenure-track teaching position in psychology. SALARY and RANK: Commensurate with experience AVAILABLE: August 2018 CLOSING DATE: Application reviews begin October 16, 2017

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach a combined total of 12 credits per semester (fall and spring) in the core curriculum and in the theology and ministry program. Instruction in a broad range of theology courses; the successful candidate will be a generalist who can specialize as needed. Recruit and advise undergraduate students. Participate in program assessment and development. Provide service to the program, core curriculum, University, profession, and community. Other Opportunities: On-line teaching. Teaching our signature Integrated Learning Community courses. Summer teaching.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Theology (Moral or Spiritual focus preferred). ABDs will be considered. Applicant must have demonstrated success in teaching theology courses at the college-level. Candidate must be a practicing Catholic and be willing to apply for the mandatum from the Bishop of Great Falls-Billings. Strong evidence of engagement with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition as seen in research, graduate courses, and/or teaching. Communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues. Understanding of and commitment to University of Providence's mission as a private Catholic liberal arts institution that prepares students for living and making a living.

Great Falls is a vibrant community of over 55,000 people with various recreational opportunities. Settled in the heart of Montana on the Missouri River. Great Falls is surrounded by spectacular natural wonders and scenery including the majestic Rocky Mountains to its west and the Little Belt Mountains to the east. http://www.greatfallsmt.net

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Letter of Interest and CV detailing professional experience/education; Statement of teaching philosophy in light of the principles proposed in Ex corde ecclesiae; Professional writing sample of no more than five pages; List of courses taught; Names of three professional references; SEND TO: Dr. Gregory Madson, Academic Dean, facultyapplication@ugf.edu Subject: Theology Faculty Application.

  • Application Due: 10/16/2017.
  • Has anyone heard from them? Posted 11/27/2017
  • Yes. All skype interviews were completed by today. (11/28)
  • Rejected

University of Puget Sound (WA) - Religious Studies (Islam)Edit

Responsibilities:  We invite applicants for a position in Religious Studies (Islam). The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level courses on Islam, in addition to a secondary set of courses in Jewish Studies and/or an interdiscplinary field of demonstrated strength and interest (such as African-American Studies, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Gender and Queer Studies, etc.). Full-time, tenure-line position; begins Fall Term 2018.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. (or ABD considered) in Islamic studies, with demonstrated interest and expertise in a secondary interdisciplinary field.

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. The Department of Religious Studies is a collegial group of teacher-scholars with a passion for undergraduate teaching. The Religious Studies department has strengths in Christianity, ethics, Asian religions, and cultural studies. Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff.

Application link:  http://bit.ly/2fXOzrk

  • Application Due: November 6, 2017.
  • Skype interview request via email, 17/11.
  • Invitation for campus visit, 12/07.

University of San Diego (CA) - Theology and Religious Studies (Black/Womanist Scholarship)Edit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a teacher-scholar with expertise in Black/Womanist scholarship. The candidate's area of specialization should be theology, biblical interpretation, theological ethics, church history, or religious studies. In addition to their specialization, ideal candidates will be conversant with religion and culture; religion and race; religion and gender/queer theory; religion and politics; and/or religion and peace building. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose teaching and research will advance the interests of African Americans and communities of color. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of specialization, and may include courses that fulfill the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement in our newly revised core curriculum.

Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2018. 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. Our department is committed to racial justice and diversity in our course offerings and in our mentoring of all students. 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, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, student evaluations). Please send all materials via email to thrssearch@sandiego.edu Three letters of reference should also be sent by the candidate's references, either by email to thrssearch@sandiego.edu or by mail to Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry, Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492.

  • Applications should be complete by October 24, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in Boston on November 18 and 19, on a pre-arranged basis.

University of Scranton (PA) - Catholic TheologyEdit

Department of Theology/Religious Studies, is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position in Catholic Theology, beginning in Fall 2018.  Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. (or be ABD, with completion of the doctorate within the next year), be committed to undergraduate teaching, and have both a capacity and an interest in pursuing research in their field.  Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate survey courses in the Bible and Christian Theology as well as upper level and graduate courses.  Possible areas of expertise might include pastoral, comparative, and/or historical theology, and applicants with qualifications and interest to pursue new interdisciplinary or curricular initiatives are especially encouraged to apply.

The University of Scranton is a comprehensive, Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition. Applicants should be conversant with the Catholic tradition and eager to contribute to the University’s Catholic and Jesuit mission.

  • Applications received by November 1st will be assured full consideration. Applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com and include a letter of application summarizing qualifications, CV, and three letters of reference.   Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL meeting in Boston, November 18-21, 2017. Please direct any questions to Christian Krokus, chair of the department, at christian.krokus@scranton.edu.
  • Just posting this now to see if anyone has heard anything from Scranton, as AAR is...soon. [posted 11/9]
  • Applied but have not heard anything yet either (11/10)
  • Also applied, but have not heard anything (11/11/17)
  • I applied as well as a friend and she got a call yesterday (Friday) late afternoon for an AAR interview.I haven't heard anything (11/11/17).
  • Phone call AAR interview request (11/10)
  • Email rejection (automated, not personal; 11/14)
  • AAR interview complete (11/19/17)

University of Southern California (CA) - Christianity in the Global SouthEdit

The School of Religion in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California announces a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Christianity in the Global South with a research focus in colonial, postcolonial, and/or contemporary periods. Strong candidates will be conversant in theoretical and comparative concerns in the academic study of religion and will complement the department’s existing strengths. As well as undergraduate courses the successful candidate would teach and advise graduate students, particularly in the Comparative Christianities area, which emphasizes multidisciplinary and transnational approaches. Ph.D. must be completed by appointment start date (August 1, 2018).

We value candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply here: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-religion/1209/5668637

Interested applicants should submit: (1) current CV; (2) letter of application describing research and teaching agenda; (3) writing sample (no more than 30 pages); (4) illustrative teaching evaluations; and (5) the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. Questions regarding the search should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Prof. David Albertson (dalberts@usc.edu), School of Religion, University of Southern California, 825 Bloom Walk, ACB 130, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1481.

  • Closing Date: 12/12/2017 (per H-NET).

Valparaiso University (IN) - Global ChristianityEdit

The Department of Theology announces a search for a tenure-track position in Global Christianity at the rank of Assistant Professor of Theology to begin in Fall 2018. Ph.D. or equivalent required. Candidates should have an African, East Asian, or Latin American expertise and be conversant in how Christianity interacts with other religious traditions and movements. Courses to be taught are chiefly at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop courses arising from his or her area of expertise. Further teaching responsibilities will include both the department’s required general education course, The Christian Tradition, and the departmental rotation of instructors in the University’s first-year interdisciplinary Core. The standard teaching load is typically 3-4 courses each semester. Responsibilities beyond teaching include the construction and pursuit of a clear scholarly agenda, as well as fair share of departmental business, including advising, curricular review and development, student recruitment, and good campus citizenship.

In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. At the same time, candidates should address how they would contribute to a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Candidates are strongly encouraged to consult the University’s entire EOE policy at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/ Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/45754: a concise letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate-school transcripts. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted by their authors via Interfolio. Finalists will be invited to submit a writing sample to be reviewed by the search committee and made available to all of the members of the department. Questions concerning the position may be directed to Prof. Lisa Driver, chair of the search committee, at Lisa.Driver@valpo.edu.

  • Consideration of candidates will begin on November 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Valparaiso University (IN) - John R. Eckrich Chair in Religion and the Healing ArtsEdit

Valparaiso University seeks to fill its John R. Eckrich Chair. The purpose of this endowed Chair is to investigate and reflect upon the message of the Lutheran Confessions as they relate to religion and the healing arts. The audience of the Chair is to be not merely the Church and the academy, but society at large. As the significant and complex social issues that emerge especially from scientific advances come to the fore, this Chair will examine the relationship between faith and healing with appropriate constituencies. The Chair will bring together University resources in health care, biological sciences, political science, philosophy, ethics, law, theology, and economics systematically.

Established in 1989 by a grant from the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis, it is a University Chair, reporting directly to the provost and providing the holder opportunities to affiliate with multiple departments and colleges. The Chair’s work is guided by an advisory committee appointed by the provost.

As one of only three such chairs at Valparaiso University, it is both a highly prestigious appointment and one to which the University looks for both academic and missional leadership. The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar who has established him- or herself via a recognized body of influential work, such that s/he can be appointed immediately as a tenured associate or full professor. Specifically, serious candidates must demonstrate knowledge in the history and literature of bioethics and a willingness to articulate views on contemporary health issues in the light of the Lutheran ethos and tradition. Teaching experience is preferred.

The holder of the Chair normally teaches 3-4 courses per year. These may include a range of courses that combine the insights of various disciplines as they relate to faith and health. The Chair is expected to develop and organize programs that inform the university community about bioethical issues and engage that community and the larger communities of church and society in reflection on such issues.

To help the Chair accomplish these expectations, Valparaiso University has established a generous discretionary account to be used by the Chair for travel and other professional needs. Salary and benefit support will be commensurate with expected levels for endowed University chairs.

A letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation can be submitted electronically via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/44588 E-mails with questions may be sent directly to Dr. George C. Heider, Professor of Theology and chair of the search committee, at eckrich@valpo.edu.

  • Committee review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Valparaiso University (IN) - World Religions: IslamEdit

The Department of Theology announces a search for a tenure-track position in World Religions: Islam at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor to begin in Fall 2018. Ph.D. preferred, but A.B.D. candidates near completion will be considered. Candidates should have expertise in contemporary Middle Eastern and/or African or South East Asian Islam, and should be proficient in Arabic. Courses to be taught are chiefly at the undergraduate level. Candidates must be able to teach courses in Islamic Religion and Culture, and be conversant with Muslim-Christian dialogue. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop courses arising from his or her area of expertise. Further teaching responsibilities will include both the department’s required general education course in The Christian Tradition, and the departmental rotation of instructors in the University’s first-year interdisciplinary Core. Typical teaching load is 3-4 courses per semester. Responsibilities beyond teaching include the construction and pursuit of a clear scholarly agenda, as well as fair share of departmental business, including advising, curricular review and development, student recruitment, and good campus citizenship.

In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. At the same time, candidates should address how they would contribute to a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Candidates are strongly encouraged to consult the University’s entire EOE policy at http://www.valpo.edu/general-counsel/policies/equal-opportunity-policy/. Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/45483: a concise letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate-school transcripts. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted by their authors via Interfolio. Finalists will be invited to submit a writing sample to be reviewed by the search committee and made available to all of the members of the department. Questions concerning the position may be directed to Prof. George Pati, Chair of the Search Committee, at George.Pati@valpo.edu.

  • Consideration of candidates will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Email invitation on 11/15 for a Skype/FaceTime interview in late November.

Vanderbilt Divinity School (TN) - History and Practice of Christian Worship and the ArtsEdit

Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for the Luce Dean’s Fellow in the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts beginning fall 2018. This is an assistant professor, tenure-track level position that may become an endowed chair upon successful completion of tenure. The appointment includes responsibilities for teaching and research in Christian worship and liturgical arts and administrative oversight of the Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture (RACC) program. It also entails advising in both the divinity degree programs (MDiv and MTS), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership, and the graduate department of religion (MA, PhD), which prepares students for teaching and research. Appointed faculty will join the Homiletics and Liturgics Area of the Graduate Department of Religion, teach the core MDiv requirements in worship and will also offer a range of courses relating Christian worship and the arts to practices of ministry and public leadership in today’s world.

Successful applicants will have completed a doctorate or its equivalent focused on the history, theology and practice of Christian worship and liturgical arts; an ability to teach a wide variety of students; interest in working with other University units such as the Blair School of Music, the department of history, art, or the history of art; and interest in facilitating programs for local clergy, laity, and public leaders. Applications from underrepresented candidates are especially welcome. The school has strong commitments to social justice and places a high value on diversity among its faculty and student body, as well as in research and teaching. Successful candidates will evidence commitment to these priorities. (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php).

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2017. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation letters should be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/45660. Applicants will be able to establish a free Interfolio Dossier & Portfolio account.
  • Any news? (11/15)

Virginia Tech (VA) - Cultural Theory and Digital Media (incl. Religious Studies)Edit

Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position in the ASPECT Ph.D. Program and the Dept. of Religion and Culture and at the rank of Assistant Professor in Cultural Theory and Digital Media. Appointment begins August 2018. Required areas of scholarly specialization include cultural theory, cultural representation in the public sphere, and digital media. Preferred specializations include a focus on historically underrepresented populations in the fields of visual studies, popular culture, or secularism/post-secularism. Regional and historical specialization is open, though successful candidates’ profiles will complement the interests of faculty in the Department of Religion and Culture and ASPECT.

The position will be a core faculty member in the interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought). The qualified candidate must demonstrate an active research agenda, evidence of excellent teaching, interdisciplinary inclinations, and an ability to collaborate with colleagues in the department and the ASPECT Ph.D. program. The standard teaching load is 2 courses per semester, with at least one each year to be offered for the ASPECT PhD program. Other teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in the Religion and Culture major, as well as courses contributing to the M.A. Program in Material Culture and Public Humanities (MCPH) (co-administered by the Department of Religion and Culture).

Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a field of humanities or social scientific study focused on cultural theory (e.g. cultural studies, religious studies, history, anthropology, political theory, etc.) by the time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching is required. Ability and desire to mentor/advise graduate students in interdisciplinary and theory-driven ASPECT doctoral program and the MA program in Material Culture and Public Humanities are essential, as is the ability to teach potentially high-enrolling courses in the Dept. of Religion and Culture. Please see http://liberalarts.vt.edu/RLCL for more information. A commitment to working effectively with a diverse campus population in support of Virginia Tech’s “Principles of Community” is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to theorists who can teach a wide array of courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas listed above. Additional desired areas of specialization include historically underrepresented populations in the fields of visual studies, popular culture, or secularism/post-secularism. Ability to collaborate in teaching and research with colleagues in the cross-university transdisciplinary Destination Areas is also preferred: https://provost.vt.edu/destination-areas.html.

Interested persons must apply at http://www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0170164 , where they will submit: a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1-page statement of teaching experience; one recent writing sample representative of their research; contact information for 3 to 4 academic references.

  • Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. All inquiries can be sent to Co-chairs, Dr. Brian Britt (bbritt@vt.edu) or Dr. François Debrix (fdebrix@vt.edu), Cultural Theory Search Committee, Department of Religion and Culture, Lane Hall, Room 112 (0227), 280 Alumni Mall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Wake Forest University (NC) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The Department for the Study of Religions invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Islamic Studies at the assistant professor level. The preference is for a candidate with teaching proficiency and research expertise in Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa or African Islam. Additional expertise in other Africa-related areas of study such as African Islam in the Diaspora is especially encouraged.

Qualifications include: A completed Ph.D. in the Study of Religions, Anthropology, or Sociology with a focus on religious issues/traditions (by August 1, 2018). Research expertise in Islamic Studies and competence in other religious movements in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ability to place trends of Islam in Africa in the contemporary global context. Demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative approaches to the academic study of religion and an active research agenda that promises continuing publication. A strong commitment to and demonstrated skills in teaching an undergraduate audience. Teaching responsibilities (nine courses per four semesters) include introductory and more generalized courses on Islam in Africa and Islam in general, as well as upper-level courses in the area of expertise. The ability to teach courses of interest in at least one (and preferably more) of the following interdisciplinary majors/minors: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; the Environmental Studies Programs; African Studies; the Middle East and South Asia Studies Program. Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. The University is ranked among the top thirty national universities by U.S. News and World Report. Wake Forest offers a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html

Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online with a CV (including three references), a statement on teaching, a sampling of teaching evaluations, and a sample of academic writing. Please note that materials should be in either Word or PDF format and there is a limit of 5 file uploads per applicant. Preliminary interviews will be held during the AAR meeting in Boston (Nov. 18-21). The submission of an online application for Wake Forest University is required for this position. Questions about the application process may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Specific questions about the position may be addressed to the search committee at vandoopa@wfu.edu.

  • Applications are due by October 27, 2017.
  • Invited to preliminary interview at AAR [Nov. 3]

Wesleyan University (CT) - Buddhist StudiesEdit

Wesleyan University's Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religion, with a focus on Buddhist Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. We particularly encourage applications from scholars in the fields of history, sociology, hermeneutics, literary studies, and philosophy of religion. Applicants should have expertise in Buddhist textual traditions in their original languages, preferably with attention to wider circles of textual and visual production. We are seeking scholars who specialize in East Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, or Southeast Asia, and who are capable of applying their methods to other religious cultures or traditions. Regardless of area of scholarly specialization, the successful candidate should demonstrate teaching competency relevant to East Asian Buddhisms. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach the Department's Introduction to the Study of Religion and Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies on a rotating basis.

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 is a highly selective liberal arts college that 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 must have a Ph.D. in Religion, Buddhist Studies, or related field in hand by the time of appointment to be hired as an Assistant Professor; a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. in Religion, Buddhist Studies, or related field within one year of hire.

Special Instructions To Applicants: You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) syllabi, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a dissertation chapter (preferably the introduction), and (6) one other sample of scholarship. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), 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 may 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).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of the 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.

Online App. Form: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5947

  • Applications completed by October 2, 2017 will receive full consideration.
  • Any word on this one?
  • I haven't heard anything 11/3
  • Invitation to preliminary interview at AAR 11/2

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Berea College (KY) - Three-Year Position in African ReligionsEdit

Berea College invites applications for a full-time, three-year position in African Religions (rank open), conditioned upon successful grant funding. Applicants will hold a Ph.D. (or anticipate completion of the degree by 1 August 2018) in religious studies, with a primary focus in one or more of the following fields: Religions of Africa, Indigenous or Traditional African Religions, Religions of the Caribbean Region, and/or Religions of the African Diaspora. Additional qualifications include a record of excellence in teaching at the collegiate level, an established or a developing agenda for research that indicates potential for sustained and excellent peer-reviewed scholarship, and abilities to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and multi-disciplinary research. The College welcomes applicants from diverse disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological perspectives, as well as those applicants whose teaching and research may intersect with one or more of the following areas of study: (1) Women, Gender, and Religion in Africa; (2) Islam in Africa; and/or (3) African Christian Religion.

The successful candidate for this position will receive a joint appointment to both the Religion Department and the African and African American Studies Department, although the Religion Department will serve as the administrative home for this position. The annual teaching load of six courses combines periodic shared responsibilities for introductory and other courses in religious studies, curricular contributions to the General Education Program of the College, and courses in the applicant's area of specialization. The College seeks a scholar/teacher who will aid both the Religion Department and the African and African American Studies Department in enriching their interdisciplinary connections and broadening the scope of their shared service to key features of the institutional mission. The successful candidate will display professionalism when interacting with members of the Berea College community and will demonstrate a commitment to carrying out the mission of Berea College.

Applications should include the following components: (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) most recent transcripts, (4) a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of educational philosophy and teaching interests, sample course syllabi, and student evaluations of teaching; (5) three letters of recommendation; (6) a completed Faculty Application available at http://www.berea.edu/FacApp; and (7) samples of scholarship and a description of a continuing research agenda. Application materials should be sent electronically to afrelsearch2017@berea.edu.

  • Review of applications will commence on 1 November 2017, and will continue until the College has filled this position.

Center for Jewish History (NY) - NEH Fellowship for Senior ScholarsEdit

Center for Jewish History offers a fellowship to senior scholars through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award supports original research at the Center in the humanities, including but not limited to Jewish studies, Russian and East European studies, American studies and Germanic studies, as well as musicology, linguistics, anthropology, sociology and history. Applications are welcome from college and university faculty in any field who have completed a PhD more than six years prior to the start of the fellowship and whose research will benefit considerably from consultation with materials in the collections of the Center’s partners – American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,400 for a period of one year. Fellows are expected to conduct original research at the Center, deliver at least one lecture based on the research conducted, actively participate in the scholarly community at the Center, acknowledge the Center and NEH in all publications resulting from research completed during the fellowship, and submit a report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience. For application guidelines and more information about the fellowship, please visit http://cjh.org/scholarship/fellowship-opportunities-at-the-center

  • Applications for the 2018-19 academic year are due January 3, 2018. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by this date for consideration.

Defiance College (OH) - Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies (begin Jan. 2018)Edit

The Charles K. and Esther C. Krieger Visiting Scholars Program at Defiance College invites applications for a Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies for Spring 2018 and AY 2018-2019 with a January 2018 start. The Visiting Scholar will teach three courses per semester in religious studies, including courses in the scholar's area of interest and the first year seminar Global Issues. The Visiting Scholar will also coordinate a series on interfaith dialogue and understanding, engage in research benefitting students and society, and prepare an annual report of activities which will be due to the foundation. Additionally, in spring 2019 the Visiting Scholar may supervise a trip to Israel through Defiance College's McMaster School for Advancing Humanity.

The position provides an annual salary of $44,000 with room and board, plus health benefit eligibility. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Religion or Religious Studies or other relevant field with an emphasis on one of the three Abrahamic traditions such as Jewish Studies, Islamic Studies, or Christian Studies. An advanced ABD candidate will also be considered.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter addressing your aptitude and experience in Abrahamic traditions teaching, your approach to interdisciplinary teaching, and entry level courses you might be interested in teaching in these traditions; an updated curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference electronically to Michelle Call at mcall@defiance.edu with the subject line "Visiting Scholar Position."

  • Consideration of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 with a position start date of January 2, 2018. Questions regarding the application process or the position can be directed to Dr. Agnes Caldwell at acaldwell@defiance.edu with the subject line "Visiting Scholar Position."
  • Anybody hear anything on this one?
  • skype interviews last week, on-campus interviews this week

Harvard University (MA) - Research Associate and Visiting Faculty in Women's Studies and ReligionEdit

HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2018-19 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 2018-19 will be $60,000.

  • Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2017. Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2017. Please see our website (http://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply) for more information.

Kenyon College (OH) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion in the AmericasEdit

Kenyon College, a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion in the Americas in the Department of Religious Studies for the 2018-2019 academic year. The successful candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. in hand (by July 2018) with specialization in Religion in the Americas along with proficiency in some combination of African-American Religions, Native American religious traditions, African Spirituality in the Americas, women/gender and religion, religion and the law, religion and politics, and religion and the environment. The department also seeks candidates with broad training in the academic study of religion. The successful candidate will teach a foundation/survey course on religion in the United States, our introductory course "Encountering Religion in Its Global Context", and three other courses to be negotiated with the department chair. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at http://careers.kenyon.edu. A complete application will be composed of 1) a cover letter discussing the applicant’s research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 3) a Curriculum Vitae; 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) three letters of recommendation, and 6) one writing sample. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

  • Review of applications will begin in early November and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by November 15 will be guaranteed full consideration.
  • Request for a Skype interview (12/4) (x3).

Manhattan College (NY) - Visiting Asst. Professor - Religious StudiesEdit

Manhattan College, a Lasallian Catholic College in Riverdale, New York, seeks applicants for a one-year position, renewable for up to three years, as Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies. We are seeking a colleague who will contribute to teaching Religious Studies courses, including the introductory course, "The Nature and Experience of Religion," required of all students. Applicants should have an expertise in the religions of East Asia or Southeast Asia, with further expertise in eco-spirituality. Background in ethnology and/or aesthetics is also welcome. The successful candidate will teach a 4/3 course load; besides "The Nature and Experience of Religion," the ability to teach the existing course, "Religions of China and East Asia" and the willingness to develop a new course in the field is sought. The position begins August 27, 2018.

Reports to: Religious Studies Department Chair

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach a 4/3 course load; besides "The Nature and Experience of Religion," the ability to teach the existing course, "Religions of China and East Asia" and the willingness to develop a new course in the field is sought.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an expertise in the religions of East Asia or Southeast Asia, with further expertise in eco-spirituality. Background in ethnology and/or aesthetics is also welcome. Ph.D. or equivalent degree completed by the time of employment. A letter of application, CV, and names of three references in 1 pdf file. to link below. If you are using a dossier service, please complete the application and please have your dossier sent to the Department of Religious Studies at maryellen.lamonica@manhattan.edu

Manhattan College is an independent Catholic coeducational institution in the Lasallian tradition. We expect our faculty, administration, and staff to be knowledgeable about our mission and to make a positive contribution to the mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to a diverse campus community. AA/EO Employer M/F/D/V

Trinity College Theological School (Melbourne, Australia) - 3 year Postdoctoral Research FellowEdit

Trinity College has a thriving community of over 2,500 students from Australia and overseas in its various educational programs, including a Residential College, a Theological School and a Pathways School. The Theological School, founded in 1877, is an Anglican (Episcopal) Theological School that represents the diversity and inclusive character of the Anglican tradition.

The purpose of this role is to increase the Theological School’s focus on research and to further its research output in alliance with the University of Divinity of which it is a constituent College.

The incumbent must have completed a doctorate in theology in the last five years and be able to demonstrate capacity for high level research, as well as possessing organisational skills. She or he will be expected to work towards publication of at least two peer-reviewed articles per year and make considerable progress towards the production of a scholarly monograph. A limited amount of lecturing may be negotiated.

The position is full time, and the successful candidate will be given a desk in the research room and is expected to contribute to the intellectual, prayer, and community life of the School and College. The role requires an early-career person of outstanding potential. Sympathy toward the Anglican ethos and values of the Theological School and the educational values of the College would be highly regarded.

Salary Range: FTE $79,500 base salary plus 10% Superannuation and 17.5% Leave Loading. 

Enquiries: Reverand Professor Mark Lindsay, Deputy Dean Theoloigcal School Email: mlindsay@trinity.edu.au

Please submit your resume, a cover letter, and a separate document that addresses the key responsibilities and outlines your proposed project, in PDF or Word format. 

Villanova University (PA) - Non-TT Asst. Professor (1 yr. - renewable) - Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) ProgramEdit

The Augustine and Culture Seminar(ACS) Program seeks scholars in the Humanities to apply for three (3) full-time, continuing non-tenure track assistant professor positions, starting in Fall 2018. These appointments will initially be one-year appointments, and followed by renewable three-year appointments (based upon successful evaluation, and at the University’s sole discretion).

We welcome applications from experienced teachers/scholars who can both complement and broaden our current interdisciplinary faculty working in the disciplines of Literature, Theology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Classics. ACS explores a wide and diverse range of significant voices through human history, and we seek applicants who are interested in exploring how those voices can join in fruitful conversation with our Catholic, Augustinian tradition. We particularly welcome applications from teacher/scholars in the following areas:

African American Studies
Medieval Studies
Early Modern Studies
Islam, Judaism, or other global religions in dialogue with Christianity.

The deadline for applications is January 6, 2018.

Villanova is a Roman Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian Order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be integral components of Villanova University’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities: Full-time assistant professors teach four (4) courses of the Augustine and Culture Seminar each semester. ACS is a mission-driven, two-semester interdisciplinary first-year seminar, required of all students. Each class is capped at sixteen students.

ACS centers on the close reading of primary texts from a wide range of traditions, time periods, and genres. ACS 1000 focuses on texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, including Augustine’s Confessions. ACS 1001 continues the emphasis on self in the world through the lens of modernity, starting with Shakespeare and continuing to the present. The course gives attention to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and its ongoing mission to defend the dignity of the human person, recognize the need for human solidarity, and serve the common good.

The students are expected to write a minimum of thirty pages a semester. Full-time assistant professors can expect to work with students on their argumentation and writing skills.

Full-time assistant professors will actively participate in the life of the Program, including teaching in themed Learning Communities and participating in ACSP’s faculty development program. Full-time assistant professors will have the opportunity to periodically teach courses outside of ACSP in their home discipline(s).

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a Humanities discipline.

Preferred Qualifications: Successful candidates will have a record of excellence in teaching undergraduate students in the Humanities, and have an interest in teaching the thought and influence of Augustine and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

Special message to Applicants: Applicants must apply on-line at http://jobs.villanova.edu.

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Marylu Hill, Associate Professor, Director, The Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at marylu.hill@villanova.edu.

Applications must include:

Application letter
Current and complete curriculum vitae.
Copies of unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).
Contact information for three references.
Statement of Contribution to the Mission.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
Statement of research interests.

Please note that official transcripts are required if you are a finalist.

Optional Documents include: Writing Sample.

  • All material must be received by January 6, 2018.


See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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DemographicsEdit

ABD (early): 2

ABD (will finish this academic year): 3

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 13

Assistant Professor: 4

Associate Professor: 2

Full Professor:

Search Committee Member: 1

Lurker:

Faculty "Job Coach":

Full time instructor, PhD:

TOTAL:  20

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

African Religions:

African-American Religions:

American Religion(s): 3

Ancient Near East:

Anthropology of Religion:

Asian Religions-Buddhism: 1

Asian Religions-Chinese/Japanese:

Asian Religions-Hinduism:

Asian Religions-Southeast Asia:

Catholic Studies: 1

Christian Spirituality: 2

Christianity-Early: 3

Christianity-Medieval: 1

Christianity-Early Modern/Modern: 1

Christianity-Modern/Ethics:

Christianity-Global: 2

Christianity-Catholic and Latin American Studies: 1

Christianity: Systematic Theology: 2

Comparative:

Ethics:

Esotericism:

Hebrew Bible:

Intercultural Studies:

Indigenous Religions: 1

Islam: 3

Judaism:

Media (also American Religion):

Ministry:

New Testament/Early Christianity:

Pastoral Care / Religion and Psychology: 1

Philosophy of Religion: 1

Political Theology:

Practical Theology:

Religion and Literature:

Religion and History of Science: 1

Religion and Violence:

Religion and Pop Culture:

Secularism:

Second Temple Judaism:

Sociology of Religion:

Social Science of Religion/Methods:

South Asian Religions:

Theology: 2

Women's Studies / Queer Theory: 1

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