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

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

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DemographicsEdit

ABD (early): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 1

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 8

Assistant Professor: 2

Associate Professor:

Full Professor:

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TOTAL:  12

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: 2

Christianity-Medieval: 1

Christianity-Early Modern/Modern: 1

Christianity-Modern/Ethics:

Christianity-Global: 2

Christianity-Catholic and Latin American Studies: 1

Christianity: Systematic Theology: 1

Comparative:

Ethics:

Esotericism:

Hebrew Bible:

Intercultural Studies:

Indigenous Religions:

Islam: 1

Judaism:

Media (also American Religion):

Ministry:

New Testament/Early Christianity:

Pastoral Care / Religion and Psychology:

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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)

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.

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.

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

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

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 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.

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

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

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

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