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See also: Biblical Studies 2018-2019 and Jewish Studies 2018-2019

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2018-2019 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Full-Time / Tenure-Track Edit

Allegheny College (PA) - Race, Religion, and the African DiasporaEdit

The department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Allegheny College invites applications for a tenure-track position in race, religion, and the African Diaspora beginning August 2019. Applicants should have training in Religious Studies and hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Strong candidates will be able to teach a wide variety of courses attractive to liberal arts students, especially courses in global Christianity, varieties of black religious experience, and race, religion, and social justice, and should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will contribute in a substantial way to the Black Studies program and will be encouraged to cross-list courses with other departments on campus. Strong candidates will also possess a record of, or potential for, teaching excellence as well as strong scholarship, and will be equipped to participate in departmental planning and leadership, both for Religious Studies and Black Studies. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars. Teaching assignment is the standard faculty load of 6 courses (with a reduced five-course load in the first year).

Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Please submit letter of application, c.v., a sample of scholarly work or a recent publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and diversity statement (describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service) by email to Eric Boynton, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies atreligiousstudiesjobs@allegheny.edu. Letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and application deadline is October 19, 2018. Interviews to be conducted either at AAR/SBL annual meeting or via skype.
  • Email request for reference letters (10/27) 
  • request for skype interview 11/7

Appalachian State University (NC) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a closely related field is required by the time of appointment. The area of focus and the historical and geographical areas of specialization are open. In scholarship and classroom instruction, the successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in the methodological and theoretical study of religion. The Department seeks a scholar-teacher who can connect the study of Islam to current events and concerns, including gender, race, and politics.

As the Premiere Master’s Comprehensive University in Western North Carolina, we seek a candidate with a record of commitment to teaching, service, and active research. The teaching load is 3 courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda. The candidate will assume instructional responsibilities for the various traditions associated with Islam as well as courses that support the General Education program.

Applicants must send the following electronically in a single PDF file to relsearch18-19@appstate.edu: (1) a letter of application; (2) a current CV; (3) a writing sample demonstrating competency with theoretical approaches to the study of religion and culture (20pp max); (4) a statement of teaching philosophy (1pg max); (5) unofficial transcripts for those who have received their Ph.D. in the past 5 years or are ABD (for others, transcripts are not necessary at this time); and (6) teaching materials (e.g., a couple of syllabi, summary of student evaluations), if available. The candidate must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately to relsearch18-19@appstate.edu.

  • Review of completed applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University (AZ) - The Black Experience in the Americas (incl. Religion)Edit

  • The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure-track/tenured position in the Black Experience in the Americas to begin August 2019. Rank, tenure status and salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • Minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in history, religious studies, or its equivalent by date of appointment.
  • Desired qualifications:  the area of specialization and time period are open, but scholars of African American history and/or African American religion with expertise in social movements and intersectional and/or postcolonial foci and approaches are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including online, and participate in university and professional service.
  • Applicants must apply online at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/57026 by December 6, 2018 and submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV and (3) a list of three references including contact information. Questions about this position should be directed to Calvin Schermerhorn, Search Committee Chair at jscherme@asu.edu.
  • A background check is required for employment. 

Augustana College (IL) - IslamEdit

Religion – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Religion at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning in August of the 2019-2020 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 who specializes in the study of Islam. Additional specializations might include one or more of the following: Gender and Religion, contemporary or historical Islamic movements in Southwest Asia and beyond, Muslim-Christian interactions, and Inter-faith dialogue. Training in post-colonial studies, theories and methods pertaining to the study of religion, cross-cultural engagement, and/or gender studies is desirable. Knowledge of relevant languages is expected. An interest in working with general education students is necessary. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the Ph.D. by August 2019. The teaching expectation will be 6 classes spread over three terms including a “J” term in January, and will include an introductory course in Islam, a Religion major/minor “gateway” course: RELG 150: Encountering Religion, upper-level courses in Islam designed by the new hire, and a required, sophomore-level Reasoned Examination of Faith offering through which the candidate might teach Muslim-Christian interactions.

Being a diverse and inclusive community is central to the college’s mission and reflected in the strategic plan. We seek applicants with a demonstratedcommitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body. Minorities and members of underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply. Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed and strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Details about Augustana College, our expectations 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 department, Nirmala S. Salgado at nirmalasalgado@augustana.edu.  

A complete application includes: a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation (including contact information), a teaching statement demonstrating commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, Writing sample, Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available).

To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #107-19 Religion, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to:  Search #107-19 Religion, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.

  • Preliminary review of applications will begin on November 7. First round interviews will be held November 18-20 at the American Academy of Religion conference in Denver, or by skype if a candidate is unable to attend the meeting. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
  • was interviewed during the AAR - the timeline for what happens next is unclear

Austin Peay State University (TN) - Philosophy and ReligionEdit

Austin Peay State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion. This is a nine-month, tenure track position to begin August, 2019.

Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in both philosophy and religious studies. Applicant should have teaching competence in and be willing to teach courses in Eastern Religions, Western Religions, Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, and other areas which complement the expertise of the two current full-time professors. In addition to effective teaching, demonstrated ability to engage, recruit, and retain students is of central importance, as we seek to expand and bolster our program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: - Primary responsibility for advising students in the Religious Studies concentration in the Philosophy and Religion major; - Demonstrate willingness and ability to work effectively with colleagues to support the mission of the institution and related academic units; - Be responsible for a minimum of 30 teaching load credits per academic year, 6 of which will be for advisement, research, committee work, etc.; - Be willing to teach at times and places necessary to meet student needs; - Be willing to adopt innovative teaching methods and delivery as appropriate; - Possess the knowledge, talents and skills in the discipline to promote effective teaching; - Demonstrate respect for the diverse learning needs of students. - Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement curriculum objectives and content for courses offered and taught in one’s curriculum area; - Demand and maintain high standards and expectations for all students; - Implement teaching activities and a diversity of teaching techniques, procedures, and resources including application of technology; - Develop and implement evaluation and assessment techniques that are appropriate for each course; - Use multiple measures to assess student learning on a regular basis and provide frequent feedback to students relative to their performance; - Be available and knowledgeable and demonstrate proficiency in the practice of academic advisement of students; - Conduct appropriate research and scholarly/creative activity within the discipline; - Effectively utilize the materials and resources of the Felix G. Woodward Library; - Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development and growth by being suitably active in professional and community service; - Exhibit motivation and initiative in keeping up-to-date and current in one’s curriculum area by reading/reviewing current scholarly or creative works in their field and by attending conferences, seminars, workshops, courses, and development activities sponsored by the University; - Serve effectively on committees and other appropriate functions that assist in University governance.

Required Minimum Qualifications: - Ph.D. in Philosophy with coursework and teaching experience in Religious Studies; - ABD will be considered if all requirements are met by date of hire; - Evidence of potential ability in academic assignment and/or scholarly and creative achievement, and/or professional contributions and activities; - Evidence of good character, mature attitude, and professional integrity; - A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

  • There is a person currently in this position. Sounds like the ad was written for them?
  • There is a short list of semi-finalists.
  • Have interviews begun?

Bard College (NY) - Islamic StudiesEdit

Bard College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of Islamic Studies, to begin September 2019. The position requires a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship in a liberal arts setting.

Applicants should possess a strong foundation in the formative or classical traditions and literatures of Islam, with appropriate language proficiency such as Arabic and/or Persian, and an understanding of later and contemporary developments within Islamic societies. The geographical area of specialization is open, though the successful candidate will also teach within the Middle Eastern Studies program. PhD or near completion is required, and teaching experience is highly desirable. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, syllabus, and three letters of recommendation through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/54151.

  • The application deadline is October 15, 2018.
  • Any news?
  • None here (Nov 5; x2)
  • Invitation to interview at AAR
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • When was the email about the campus interview sent?

Baylor University (TX) - Women/Gender in the History of ChristianityEdit

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris , and academic strategic plan, Illuminate . As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Rank: Assistant Professor. Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Responsibilities: The faculty member will be expected to publish specialized research in the study of women/gender in the history of Christianity. Teaching at the undergraduate level is expected, and it is expected that the successful candidate will be appointed to the Graduate Faculty either immediately or in the future.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. required. The Department of Religion seeks an assistant or associate professor of the history of Christianity. The successful candidate will have a vibrant research agenda in both the study of women and gender. Preference will be given to scholars who focus somewhere between the Early Modern Era and the present. Strong preference will be given to scholars who are active in the Baptist tradition.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and official transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation in one PDF file to: Joyce_Swoveland@baylor.edu

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/15/2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 10/15/2018.
  • Any Updates? (13 Nov. 2018)
  • A friend has an interview (11/18)

Bowdoin College (ME) - Religion and Asian StudiesEdit

Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track position jointly appointed in Religion and Asian Studies to begin July 2019. We seek a scholar of the religions of South and/or Southeast Asia who utilizes a ‘lived religion’ approach; however, the successful candidate should have a significant grasp of the textual traditions and be able to teach courses across both premodern and modern periods. Required course offerings include Hindu and Buddhist traditions as well as methodological and comparative courses such as Introduction to the Study of Religion and Theories About Religion. The appointment will be at the assistant professor level.

Bowdoin welcomes applications from candidates committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s ethnic and cultural diversity. We value a community in which students of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed. In your application materials, we ask you to address how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship may support our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence.

Both the Religion Department and the Asian Studies Program value a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a liberal arts environment and to research grounded in the languages and cultures of South and/or Southeast Asia. Bowdoin offers internal funding in support of research, a junior sabbatical leave, and an accelerated post-tenure sabbatical schedule. The teaching load is two courses each semester. A Ph.D. in religion or related fields is expected by date of appointment. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda, 2) a statement about your approach to teaching, 3) a curriculum vitae, and 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin October 8, 2018.
  • - internal candidate already there on Mellon Postdoc - the ad is clearly written for her
  • If that's true, it is one of the most unethical practices by departments today.
  • Is it? The ad seems to be written very broadly and generally to me.
  • Agreed. This job ad doesn't strike me as something terribly specific.
  • - Before making a lifetime professional commitment, it makes sense for faculty to thoroughly vet a candidate by having them on campus in a terminal position. The fact that they so often get hired for a tenure-track line may not be unethical but does undermine the pretense of a level playing field for all applicants. Since it is now common practice to update departmental websites with all current academic staff, a quick search of any department posting an ad reveals whether they already have someone on campus who meets it. That doesn't guarantee they get hired, but it would seem to reduce the chances for external applicants, especially compared to jobs without internal candidates. This department has a very qualified person whose research and current teaching match the ad. Check the faculty page in fall 2019 to see if they got it. Best of luck to all applicants.
  • I know this is a big worry, but I've never seen actual numbers on this issue. In my anecdotal data, almost no "internal candidate" I know has even received serious consideration, let alone been hired. Obviously, my experience is skewed, but I do wonder how much of a better chance internal candidates have of getting the job. 
  • In my anecdotal experience (5 cases of open hires with internal candidates), 3 of the 5 hired were the internal candidates, 1 was an external candidate who had been the internal candidate two years previously (and moved to a temporary position elsewhere before heading back), and 1 was invited to a campus interview with 2 other external candidates, with the internal candidate being overlooked (and, ultimately, that was a failed search that did not result in anyone getting hired that year). I'd say that internal candidates have a much greater chance at the position, but it's not a guarantee. 
  • 10/31/18: Request for additional materials and skype interview
  • 12/01/18: Invitation to campus visits next week

Coastal Carolina University (SC) - ChristianityEdit

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with specialization in Christianity. Expertise desired in African/African-American religions and/or religion in public life. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in World Religions, Christianity, Religious Studies Theory, Religion in Public Life, and topics related to their research expertise and/or department needs. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a new Religious Studies major and will promote growth in the Religious Studies minor, African Diaspora Studies minor and support the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies. The position consists of a 4/3 teaching load with an opportunity for a reduced course load of 3/3. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the field of Religious Studies or related field. ABD will be considered with the expectation the candidate will have degree in hand by August 2019.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

  • To assure full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, writing sample, and contact information for three references to https://jobs.coastal.edu/ by December 1, 2018. Inquiries should be directed to Ron Green (rgreen@coastal.edu), Search Committee Chair.

College of Wooster (OH) - South Asian ReligionsEdit

The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of South Asian religions in the Department of Religious Studies, beginning August 2019. Candidates must have primary training and experience in Hinduism, with complementary preparation in another South Asian tradition. The ideal candidate would also have a thematic focus on an area of teaching and research, such as gender and sexuality studies, film studies, or environmental studies that enriches the department's and College's curriculum. The teaching profile of the position includes: a teaching load of 5.5 courses per year, which includes supervision of Junior/Senior Independent Study research projects (which all students complete as part of the College’s nationally recognized Independent Study program), teaching-advising in the College’s interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program, and advising of Religious Studies majors. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (20% domestic students of color and 11% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. Applicants must have a Ph.D. completed prior to August 15, 2019.

  • Submit application letter, c.v., unofficial graduate transcripts, three reference letters, teaching statement, research statement, statement on contributions to diversity in the classroom and/or curriculum, and other supporting materials (e.g., sample syllabi, scholarly work, brief descriptions of possible courses) by October 7, 2018 via Interfolio. Interfolio accounts are free to applicants – simply press “apply”. For questions contact Jeremy Rapport, Search Chair. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/54121
  • Request for skype interview 11/02/18 x 2
  • Email setting up on-campus interview 11/19/18

Colorado College (CO) - Religion and Modernity (African-American Religions or Judaism)Edit

The Colorado College Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Religion & Modernity, beginning in Fall 2019. The candidate’s field of specialization is open, but we especially welcome applicants with expertise in modern Judaism or African-American religions. We seek a candidate whose fields of study will complement, rather than replicate, our department’s current offerings in Biblical Studies, early Christianity, early Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

The College actively promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment in which students and employees of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives can learn and work. Applicants should describe the ways in which they can contribute to this goal in their cover letter.

The successful candidate will be a scholar with a Ph.D. in Religious Studies at the time of appointment, committed to excellence in undergraduate instruction, and familiar with critical methods employed in the field. Colorado College supports a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives, including Asian Studies, Feminist and Gender Studies, Southwest Studies, and Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies, and we welcome applicants who might contribute to these programs. Colorado College is a private liberal arts institution with a history of innovative and interdisciplinary teaching. One distinguishing feature of Colorado College is its Block plan, in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, and professors teach six of the eight blocks in an academic year.

  • Applications should be submitted by October 10, 2018 and should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a graduate school transcript, and (4) a list of proposed courses with brief descriptions. All applicants will need to list at least three references to submit a letter of recommendation. The application site will send emails to references with instructions for electronic submission. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, November 17-20, 2018. For more information, contact Prof. Peter Wright, Chair, Department of Religion at peter.wright@coloradocollege.edu
  • Anyone heard anything? 
  • nope (11/2)
  • Invitation to interview at AAR (11/3)
  • What is your field, if you don't mind?
  • American Judaism

Dartmouth College (NH) - Indigenous ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religion at Dartmouth College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Indigenous Religions of the Americas, the South Pacific, the Caribbean, or Australia, which may include African diasporic traditions in these regions. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2019. Disciplinary and historical specializations are open, but the ideal candidate’s research will demonstrate a substantive focus upon religion, thorough grounding in both theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, ability to work in the relevant primary languages, and expertise in ethnographic and/or fieldwork approaches (if appropriate).

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. Requirements for this position 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-, and advanced-level courses within his or her specialization, as well as contributing to the Department’s theoretical and methodological offerings. Dartmouth College is an outstanding research institution of 4400 undergraduates, half of whom are women and approximately 40% of whom are members of minority groups.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD or be ABD with PhD expected before the start date of the appointment, along with a record of outstanding scholarship and effective teaching.

Application Instructions: Candidates should submit via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/51630) a cover letter detailing current and future research plans, teaching experience and philosophy, and contributions to diversity in the context of research, teaching, and/or service; curriculum vitae; writing sample; research statement; teaching portfolio with evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course descriptions, course syllabi); and three confidential letters of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates whose applications are received by October 20, 2018, will be considered for a preliminary interview at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (November 17-20, 2018), or by video conference for those unable to attend the conference.

Duke University (NC) - Asian ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Duke University invites applications and nominations for tenure-track/tenured position at open rank in the study of Asian religions. Candidates may research any aspect of the literary, cultural, social, political, or otherwise historical dimension of religions in Asia from the ancient era to the modern. Expertise with the languages of the candidate’s regional specialization is required. Additional facility with such languages as classical Chinese, Sanskrit, or Pali is desired. We are especially interested in candidates who work on the connections between Asian religions and medicine, science, ecology, gender/sexuality, or material culture. We also will prioritize candidates working across regional boundaries, for example, on India–China, China–Tibet, or China–Thailand, or South-Southeast Asia. The appointee will teach courses at the undergraduate level as well as offer courses and mentor graduate students as a member of Duke’s 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.

Applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and complete contact information (email, phone, and postal address) of three references electronically to ACADEMIC JOBS ONLINE.

  • Initial review of applications will begin November 10, 2018. Consideration will continue until the position is filled. Start date is August 2019. Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
  • Has anyone been contacted?
  • No (12/3)
  • Reference letters and writing samples requested in the end of Nov.  
  • Anything since then? Almost mid-December (12/12)

Florida State University (FL) - American Religious HistoryEdit

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in American Religious History to begin on August 7, 2019. Appointment at rank of Associate Professor includes the option of seeking tenure-upon-appointment. Specialization is open. Preference is for expertise in areas that will broaden the historical and thematic strengths of the program. 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, 2019. 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 ID 44125 by October 15, 2018. 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 44125. Questions may be sent to REL-Search@fsu.edu.
  • Also posted at North American History 2018-19
  • Kind email confirming receipt of materials received 10/16 x2
  • Invitation to interview by skype 10/19
  • Anything post Skype interviews (11/2)?
  • Interviewed by Skype 10/19. No word after that so far (11/7).
  • First campus interviews scheduled (11/27)

Gonzaga University (WA) - Religions of Africa/the African DiasporaEdit

The Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Religions of Africa / the African Diaspora to begin fall 2019. The position involves a 3/3 teaching load with primary emphasis on undergraduate teaching. The Department of Religious Studies is committed to supporting the academic excellence of our diverse student body. We seek applicants equipped to advance our mission in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Minimum Qualification: Ph.D. in the field of Religious Studies or related field. ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will have degree in hand by August 1, 2019; Demonstrated expertise in the religions of Africa and/or the religions of the African diaspora; Demonstrated competency of the appropriate research languages.

To apply, please visit our website at: www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) the names and email addresses for three persons who will be writing letters of recommendation, (4) a one-page teaching philosophy, (5) sample syllabus, and (6) unofficial graduate transcripts. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kevin McCruden, Chair of the Religious Studies Department, at mccruden@gonzaga.edu.

  • Position closes on October 15, 2018 at midnight, PST. For assistance with your online application, call Human Resources at 509.313.5996.
  • How awful that the only call within African studies confines the candidate to a life in Spokane.  Sad!
  • Anyone hear back on this one yet?  
  • Anyone heard back from Gonzaga?
  • Yes. They've already done first-round interviews and have sent out campus invites. Sorry to break the bad news :(
    • Enjoy the Looff and Olive Garden.  Two members of the search committee wrote asking if I'd apply for this job ... you couldn't pay me enough. 
    • Care to expand?  Issues at Gonzaga?  In Spokane?  Both?
    • I was the person who posted about campus visits. I didn't get one, so I won't be enjoying anything. The search committee seemed really wonderful, and I'm sure it's a nice place to teach. I can't speak for Spokane. But though I don't have much desire to live there, I would. This is not a job that affords much luxury of choice, particularly given the relatively few openings in this subfield.

Grand Valley State University (MI) - Liberal Studies (incl. Religious Studies)Edit

The Liberal Studies Department at Grand Valley State University invites applications for an assistant professor with research specialization in the study of iconography, semiotics, and/or narrative to broadly serve the department’s growing undergraduate programs in Liberal Studies, Religious Studies, and Intercultural Communication as well as its Professional Master of Arts in Social Innovation. The expected start date is August 6, 2019. This position is intended to complement existing strengths in a vibrant department that practices and understands interdisciplinary studies as drawing from multiple disciplinary locations, working across and for cultural communities, and engaging with varied methodological and theoretical frameworks. Work that connects experiences of individuals/groups within the United States to broader regional/global perspectives, including transnational, diasporic, and comparative work, is particularly welcomed.

Required Qualifications:

  • A completed PhD in a relevant field by the time of appointment (August 6, 2019)
  • Demonstrated teaching expertise at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated interdisciplinary scholarship that connects to disciplines like literature, writing/rhetoric, history, religious studies, and/or philosophy.
  • Experience working with and understanding of underrepresented and diverse populations and a commitment to social justice work within these populations.
  • Commitment to serving diverse communities of learners, collaborating with diverse colleagues whose expertise spans disciplinary and geographic boundaries, and to General Education.
  • Strong potential for teaching excellence at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated research experience and/or academic training in an interdisciplinary field of study such as the Study of Religion, Area Studies, Comparative Literature, Indigenous Studies, etc.
  • Experience with liberal education and integrative learning.
  • Ability to teach in both classroom and online environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach a broad range of courses within departmental core courses such as: LIB 100 (Reflect, Connect, Engage), REL 100 (Religions of the World), LIB 201 (Diversity in the U.S.), ITC 100 (Intro to Intercultural Communication), LIB 311 (Meaning), LIB 312 (Dialogue), and LIB 301 (Interdisciplinary Research Methods)
  • Demonstrated ability or potential to teach one or more of the following advanced undergraduate and graduate courses: LIB 310 (Creativity), LIB 314 (Life Journeys), REL 335 (Sacred Texts—Global Contexts), SI 610 (Research Methods for Social Inquiry), SI 620 (Case Studies in Social Innovation), SI 630 (Engaging Diversity Through Social Innovation), and SI 650 (Place and Environmental Justice)
  • Interest in working with non-traditional and adult learners.
  • Candidates from diverse backgrounds and with diverse experiences are encouraged to apply.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu, click "Apply now". Include curriculum vitae; cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications; research precis (1 page); and teaching philosophy statement (1 page). (Please note only specified documents should be uploaded). Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Liberal Studies Department: libdept@gvsu.edu or by ground mail: One Campus Drive, 324 Lake Ontario Hall, GVSU, Allendale, MI 49401. Any inquiries should be sent to Dr. Brent Smith, Search Committee Chair, Liberal Studies Department, smithbr@gvsu.edu.  Please see http://www.gvsu.edu/liberalstudies for more information.

  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2018.
  • Any news? (12/2)

Grinnell College (IA) - East Asian Religions and Global BuddhismEdit

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in East Asian Religions and Global Buddhism beginning Fall 2019. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: religions of Japan, China and/or Korea, Buddhism, gender, media, and/or transnational studies.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values.

Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Tyler Roberts, at ReligiousStudiesSearch@grinnell.edu or 641-269-4041.

  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by OCTOBER 15, 2018.
  • Any news?
  • Received invitation for an initial interview at AAR (10/31)
  • Anyone hear anything post-AAR? (12/3)

Hamilton College (NY) - Asian IslamEdit

The Asian Studies program of Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track position in any discipline on Islam in Asia, including Iran/Persia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, to begin July 1, 2019. Mastery of a relevant Asian language is expected. Ph.D. by the time of appointment is preferred, but ABDs nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered. Teaching load is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Asian Studies program with possible affiliation with another department or program. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and two course syllabi to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/52536. The applicant’s cover letter should address the ways in which he/she would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Thomas Wilson, Director, Asian Studies, at twilson@hamilton.edu. Application deadline is October 5, 2018. Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at https://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny/index.html, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective- or-new- faculty/opportunities-for- spouses-or- partners. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Application deadline is October 5, 2018.
  • Any news? [11/6]
  • Rejection email [11/8]

Illinois College (IL) - Asian Studies (Asian History / Religion)Edit

Illinois College invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in Asian Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall, 2019.

The position is in an interdisciplinary department (history, philosophy, political science, and religion). The candidate’s disciplinary focus is open and they should be committed to interdisciplinary approaches to Asian studies. Applicants should have language competency appropriate for their discipline. Roughly two-thirds of course load will be related to Asian history and culture and one-third focused on Asian religious traditions. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory-level and general-education courses.

Illinois College has a long-standing connection to Japan and candidates should be able to contribute to our Japanese Studies program. We have recently started an interfaith studies minor and this position will also support it. Candidates should have an enthusiasm for teaching and working closely with students as well as having an active research agenda. Ph.D. required (advanced ABD considered).

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to student centered teaching approaches. The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to deansearch@ic.edu. On the subject line, please put Attn: Jenny Barker-Devine, Chair of the Asian Studies Search Committee: Letter of application; C.V.; Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents); A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body as well as mentoring experience; An example of scholarly work; Three letters of reference; A statement of research interests>

  • Review of applications will begin on 1 October and continue until the position is filled.
  • Received invitation for initial interview (10/16)
  • Campus interview scheduled for first week in December (11/6)

Iowa State University (IA) - East Asian or Indigenous Religions in AmericaEdit

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in religious studies at the rank of assistant professor with a specialization in American religions. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research, develop and teach undergraduate courses, and contribute to service appropriate to the rank of assistant professor.

The department’s teaching load is five undergraduate courses per year, which will include courses in the faculty member’s area(s) of specialty, as well as sections of Religion in America. We seek candidates who share in our mission of achieving excellence through diversity, inclusion, and equity. The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented and marginalized groups, including, but not limited to women, veterans, and people who identify as LGBTQIA.

Applicants should have demonstrated or potential for excellence in teaching, demonstrated or potential for excellence in research, expertise in East Asian religions in America or indigenous religions of America, and preferably expertise in issues of gender and/or sexuality in underrepresented religious traditions in America.

  • Email request for syllabus to teach an upper-division course (12/7)

Kanagawa University (JAPAN) - [Open Rank] Multiple Positions (incl. Japanese Religious Studies)Edit

  • Two full-time, open-rank faculty positions in the Department of Cross-Cultural Studies, part of a new Faculty of International and Japan Studies that will be established in 2020. Appointments will begin April 1, 2020.
  • We seek applicants pursuing the following research specializations: 1) Japanese History; 2) Japanese Art History; 3) Japanese Religious Studies; 4) Japanese Visual Media Studies.
  • Native- or near-native-level English ability is required.
  • Duties will include the teaching of an English-language course in the specialization area, as well as general English courses. Appointees will also be able to offer seminars related to their area of specialization. Native-level speakers of a European language (other than English, French or German) or an Asian language (other than Japanese) who are able to instruct students in that language will be given priority. Japanese ability sufficient for carrying out administrative duties is required of all applicants. Applicants must have completed the PhD by time of appointment, or be able to show evidence of equivalent research accomplishments.
  • For a detailed list of materials to be submitted when applying, the address to which applications should be sent, and further information regarding the positions, please view the Japanese-language announcement at http://www.kanagawa-u.ac.jp/employment/professor/fulltime/pdf/063.pdf.
  • In accordance with common practice at Japanese institutions, all ranks of these open-rank positions can be understood as tenured.
  • For more information, please contact Christian Ratcliff
  • Deadline: Materials must arrive by post by 5 Aug. 2018.
  • Rejection letter (notification that no interview will be conducted) received on Wed, Aug 29 (08 Sept 2018).

Lahore University of Management Sciences (PAKISTAN) - Study of ReligionEdit

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan, invites applications for a full-time assistant professor (tenure track) position for its Study of Religion program. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate students (three courses a year), as well as participate in the development of the Study of Religion stream at LUMS. Candidates with PhDs from a broad range of specialties within religious studies are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be able to offer a variety of general courses within their areas of specialization as well as more specialized courses within at least one religious tradition. The appointment will commence in Fall of 2019.

E-mail: mehreen.jamil@lums.edu.pk. Tel: +92 42 35608114

  • Interested applicants should submit a copy of their current curriculum vitae, a cover letter, along with a statement of the candidate’s teaching philosophy and names of three referees, to Mehreen Jamil (Senior Officer) by January 1, 2019

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of JainismEdit

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position for the Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of Jainism, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2019.

The Department seeks candidates with substantive training in Jainism and related traditions, particularly Yoga. Successful candidates will be well trained in the relevant languages, texts, philosophies, and cultures. Additionally, they should be able to research and teach within the context of the diverse religious and cultural reality of Los Angeles.

The position involves undergraduate teaching in the University Core, the Theological Studies Major and Minor programs, and Asian and Asian American Studies, and in the graduate MA programs in Yoga Studies, Theology, and Pastoral Theology. Applicants must show promise of excellence in both teaching and research. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution is required. Exceptional A.B.D.s will be considered.

Candidates may apply through the LMU Human Resources online application portal: http://jobs.lmu.edu. 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 through 5 must be uploaded at time of application. Only online applications will be accepted. Three letters of recommendation (requirement 6) also have a deadline of October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Each letter should be emailed by the recommender directly to the search committee chair’s email address: cchapple@lmu.edu. The subject line should read: “[Candidate Name] Recommendation Bhagwan Mallinath Assistant Professor of Jainism.” Applications missing any of the materials or arriving after October 15, 2018 will not be considered. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Christopher Chapple, Chair, Jainism Search Committee: cchapple@lmu.edu. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Denver. Applicants who are not at the meeting may be requested to have on-line video interviews.

  • The application deadline is October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm (PST).
  • Received invitation for AAR interview via email 10/19 x2

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - Buddhism and East Asian ReligionsEdit

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in Buddhism and East Asian Religions at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2019.

The Department seeks candidates with substantive training in Buddhism and other East Asian traditions. Successful candidates will be well trained in the relevant languages, texts, philosophies, and cultures. Additionally, they should be able to research and teach within the context of the diverse religious and cultural reality of Los Angeles.

The position involves undergraduate teaching in the University Core, the Theological Studies Major and Minor programs, and Asian and Asian American Studies, and in the graduate MA programs in Theology, Pastoral Theology, and Yoga Studies. Applicants must show promise of excellence in both teaching and research. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution is required. Exceptional A.B.D.s will be considered.

Candidates may apply through the LMU Human Resources online application portal: http://jobs.lmu.edu. 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 through 5 must be uploaded at time of application. Only online applications will be accepted. Three letters of recommendation (requirement 6) also have a deadline of October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Each letter should be emailed by the recommender directly to the search committee chair’s email address: Gil.Klein@lmu.edu. The subject line should read: “[Candidate Name] Recommendation for Buddhism and East Asian Religions.” Applications missing any of the materials or arriving after October 15, 2018 will not be considered. Questions may be directed to: Gil Klein, Chair, Buddhism and East Asian Religions Search Committee: Gil.Klein@lmu.edu. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Denver. Applicants who are not at the meeting may be requested to have on-line video interviews.

  • The application deadline is October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm (PST).
  • Has anyone heard anything? (10/28)
  • Nope (10/28)
  • Received invitation for AAR interview via email (10/31)


  • Any news since the AAR interview? Have Campus Interviews been scheduled? (12/10)
  • In the interview, they said they wanted to have campus visits completed by the end of the semester (which ended on Friday for them). So while I haven't heard anything, I would assume they have moved on. (12/10)

Manhattan College (NY) - South Asian ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies seeks to hire a scholar of South Asian religions. Applicants are welcome from a wide variety of methodological approaches, including textual, historiographical, philosophical, psychological, and/or ethnographic. This person must be capable of teaching introductory and advanced courses in S. Asian religions to an undergraduate audience coming from a wide variety of majors. The position requires competence and comfort with teaching our introductory course (the Nature and Experience of Religion) a minimum of once each semester. The Religious Studies Department has a history of continued scholarship, excellence in teaching, and commitment to service and is looking for an individual to maintain these standards.

In addition, the successful candidate should be committed to serving as Coordinator of the College’s Veterans at Ease Program. This program brings student veterans together in the Nature and Experience of Religion course and introduces these students to a stress-reduction retreat program.

For the first stage, applicants should submit a CV and cover letter. During the second stage, letters of recommendation will be required and preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype.

  • A review of the applications will begin October 31 and continue until the position is filled.

McGill University (CAN) - Chinese BuddhismEdit

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Open to rank of Assistant or Associate Professor

Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Chinese Buddhism

Joint Position in Faculty of Arts (School of Religious Studies and Department of East Asian Studies)

The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

Position description: The School of Religious Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University, (Montreal, Canada) invite applications for a joint tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Chinese Buddhism. We seek to appoint a dynamic scholar capable of expanding the existing Asian Religions program at McGill through a research expertise and teaching competence in modern Chinese Buddhism (post-imperial) and pre-modern Buddhist traditions (pre-Qing). In addition to a focus on Buddhism, the candidate should be proficient in the overall religious context of China and East Asia and be able to teach an introductory course in East Asian Religions.

If the successful candidate satisfies the specific eligibility conditions of the program, the candidate may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Chinese Buddhism, which provides protected time for research within a full-time academic appointment. Tier 2 Chairs are for emerging researchers (individuals who are no more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree). However, career interruptions (e.g. maternity or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, family care, etc.) may be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justification process to review the candidate’s eligibility. Potential applicants who are more than 10 years from their highest degree with career interruptions may contact the institution to have their eligibility reviewed through the Tier 2 justification process. The eligibility conditions for the CRC chairs are described at http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/program-programme/nomination-mise_en_candidature-eng.aspx#s3.

Job Duties: The candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, normally 4 courses per year, possess outstanding research abilities in the candidate’s field of expertise, and effect service to the Department, the School, and the Faculty.

Qualifications and Education requirements: Expertise in relevant theoretical and methodological approaches to religious studies may be complemented by interdisciplinary training in Chinese art history, anthropology, history, cultural studies, philosophy, and the sociology of religions.

The ideal candidate will possess broad supervisory competence in China’s religious traditions and fluency in both Mandarin and Classical Chinese. Additional research competence in a second East Asian language or one of the other Buddhist canonical languages is highly desired. The ability to teach courses that cover the Mahayana Buddhist traditions and their interface with other religious traditions such as Daoism or Confucianism is crucial, as is the ability to supervise graduate theses in the wider fields of East Asian Studies and Buddhism.

The appointment is available from August 1, 2019. The candidate is expected to have received his/her PhD prior to appointment. The Search Committee will review applications on an ongoing basis until a suitable candidate is found. We are looking for a dynamic scholar capable of expanding and enriching an already strong program in Asian Religions at McGill. Salary will be negotiable, according to qualifications and experience. For more information about the Faculty of Religious Studies, visit http://www.mcgill.ca/religiousstudies/

Candidates who do not satisfy the CRC eligibility criteria for a Tier 2 chair are nonetheless invited to apply for the position.

JOB DETAILS

Job Type: Tenure-track

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application deadline:

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a complete CV, one representative writing sample or scholarly publication, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent from the referees' institutional email accounts to the following website: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11905

  • No deadline stated.

Mississippi State University (MS) - U.S. Religious HistoryEdit

The Mississippi State University Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in U.S. religious history, beginning August 16, 2019. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester. Offerings include a turn in the US History survey and undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of expertise. Of particular importance is demonstrated ability to contribute to an anticipated new graduate specialty that joins ideas of identity--race, gender, class and the south—together. See https://www.history.msstate.edu/news/when-three-four/ for further details.

A Ph.D. in U.S. religious history at the time of appointment is required. Evidence of successful teaching and publications are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

The Department of History at Mississippi State University is the editorial home of both Environmental History and the History of Science Society Publications. All applicants must apply online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu and attach a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and research and teaching statements. Have three letters of recommendation sent to Professor Alan I Marcus, Professor and Head, P.O. Box H, Mississippi State, MS 39762 or at aimarcus@history.msstate.edu.

  • To guarantee consideration, applications must be received by November 3, 2018. Please include e-mail address to facilitate contact.

North Carolina State University (NC) -African American/Africana ReligionEdit

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Department: 160501 - Philosophy & Religious Studies

Location: Raleigh, NC

Essential Job Duties: The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University welcomes applications for an appointment in African-American/Africana Religions and Africana Studies as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Candidates must have a PhD in Religious Studies or a closely related field and superior teaching and research abilities. The standard teaching load will be four courses a year, including two in Religious Studies and two in Africana Studies. Candidates must be able to contribute to core teaching needs in Religious Studies and Africana Studies.

Ability to teach in other interdisciplinary fields may also be taken into consideration. Other responsibilities include research, publication and academic service.

Minimum Experience/Education: Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and research abilities.
  • Superior communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the college level preferred.

Required license or certification: N/A

Position Number: 00104264

  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Any news on this one? 
  • invitation to skype interview 11/13 

Oberlin College (OH) - East Asian ReligionsEdit

The East Asian Studies Program and Religion Department at Oberlin College invite applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in East Asian Religions in the College of Arts and Sciences. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning fall of 2019, and will carry the rank of assistant professor.

The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) in the general area of East Asian Religions. This is a joint appointment in Religion (.67 FTE) and East Asian Studies (.33 FTE). Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses (First Year Seminars or 100-level courses), survey courses covering diverse regions, traditions, and historical periods, intermediate-level thematic courses, advanced seminars, and methods in religious studies. Candidates who specialize in Buddhist studies with a focus on material and visual culture are especially encouraged, as are candidates with a demonstrated ability to foster diversity in the campus, curriculum, or discipline.

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

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2019-2020). The incumbent should be a specialist in the religions of China, Japan, or Korea (or any combination thereof) with additional expertise in the academic study of religion. Expertise in the relevant languages, texts, and cultural frameworks is essential. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching philosophy and scholarship / artistic interests; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; and, 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders.* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/

  • By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on your behalf. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.
  • Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October 26, 2018 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position can be addressed to: hsiu-chuang.deppman@oberlin.edu, Chair of the East Asian Studies Program (440-775-5315) or corey.barnes@oberlin.edu, Chair of the Religion Department (440-775-8578).
  • update: Rejection via email 12 NOV

Occidental College (CA) - American ReligionsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in American Religions to begin Fall 2019. The new hire will teach five courses per year (with a reduced four-course load in the first year), will have an active research agenda, and will contribute to department and College service. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in any religious tradition(s).

Applicants should have some training in Religious Studies and hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Strong candidates will be able to teach a wide variety of courses attractive to liberal arts students, with preference given to applicants who could teach a course in African-American religions, African-Caribbean religions, American religion and race, or a related subject. A preference will be given to applicants who would add to the theoretical and methodological breadth of current department faculty, to applicants whose Religious Studies courses could be cross-listed with other departments on campus (e.g., Black Studies, American Studies, Sociology, History, etc.), and to applicants who have interest in developing a course on religion in Los Angeles. Applicants should be able to teach the department’s rotation of core courses (a theories/methods course and the course that guides majors through their senior thesis research and writing) and should be able to contribute to the College’s first-year seminar program (CSP). Strong candidates will be thoughtful in their pedagogical approaches, will seek continually to improve their teaching, and will possess a record of, or potential for, teaching excellence. Strong candidates will also possess a record of, or potential for, strong scholarship, and will be equipped to participate in departmental planning and leadership.

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

Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates, especially women scholars and scholars of color, to apply.

Applicants should submit the following materials—as separate files—to rels@oxy.edu: (1) a cover letter describing your interest in Occidental (a liberal arts institution with a mission of equity and excellence), your teaching experience, your scholarship, and the theoretical and/or methodological approach(es) of your teaching and research; (2) a list and brief descriptions of a range of courses you could teach at Occidental (both courses of your own design and courses already in our department catalog, which are linked from our website); (3) a teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of your demonstrated commitment to, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable learning environments, especially for underrepresented students; (4) a sample syllabus for an introductory course on African-American religions, African-Caribbean religions, American religion and race, or a related subject; and (5) Curriculum Vitae. Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference, at least one of which speaks to teaching experience and/or potential, submitted to rels@oxy.edu. All application materials are due by 5pm PST on September 13, 2018 (with much appreciation to applicants who submit their materials well before the deadline).

Candidates selected for the semi-finalist round will be asked to submit additional materials: evidence of teaching effectiveness (student evaluations, peer teaching reviews, teaching awards, etc.) and a sample of scholarly writing. Semi-finalists will be contacted in mid-October, with semi-finalist interviews being held via videoconference in mid-November.  

Inquires about the position or about the Religious Studies department can be directed to the search committee Chair, Prof. Kristi Upson-Saia at upsonsaia@oxy.edu.

  • Deadline: September 13, 2018 (with much appreciation to applicants who submit their materials well before the deadline). Semi-finalist interviews: semi-finalists notified by mid-October, videoconference interviews to be held in mid-November. Campus visits: late Nov/early Dec 2018.
  • Search committee Chair confirmed that they are not accepting late applications
  • Anyone heard anything? It's technically mid-October (10/14)
  • Nothing yet (10/16)
  • Received email saying I was not selected as a semi-finalist (10/18)
  • I got this too (10/18) (x2)
  • Also a rejection/saying I was not selected as a semi-finalist, but an extremely kindly worded one: highlighting the strengths of my application and wishing luck in the challenging market. Really appreciate the extra few words of encouragements. I know many rejections are much more impersonal. (10/18)

Princeton University (NJ) - Religions of JapanEdit

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the religions of Japan. The position would begin on September 1, 2019. The candidate's area of expertise is open but we especially welcome candidates whose areas of expertise complement those of continuing faculty in the subfield of Asian religions. Historical period, particular tradition(s) of focus, and methodological approach within the humanities and social sciences are open to consideration. Princeton supports a wide range of vibrant interdisciplinary programs, including programs in East Asian Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Human Values, International and Regional Studies, and South Asian Studies, and we welcome applicants who might contribute to any of these programs. Ph.D. required at time of application or expected before start of appointment.

Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged. Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Applicants should arrange submission of the following materials: *Cover letter including teaching interests and research plans *Curriculum vitae *Writing sample *Contact information for at least three referees who will be asked to upload letters of recommendation to the site Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/8301 This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2018, and will continue to do so until the position is filled.
  • Any news on this?

Rhodes College (TN) - African American ReligionsEdit

RHODES COLLEGE, the Department of Religious Studies, announces an opening for a tenure-track position in African American religious traditions beginning Fall 2019. Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of appointment is required. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in African American religion and theology in the undergraduate curriculum in Religious Studies. The candidate will also teach first-year core curriculum courses with a strong Bible component as part of the "Life: Then and Now" and/or "The Search for Values in Light of Western History and Religion" programs (www.rhodes.edu/humanities). Applications from those with specializations in Womanist Interpretation or Theology, Black Liberation Interpretation or Theology, Afro-Caribbean religions, or African diaspora religions are especially welcome. Courses may also be cross-listed with such interdisciplinary programs as Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Urban Studies. Enthusiasm for and the ability to teach well at the undergraduate level is an important criterion for selection, as is an active scholarly agenda. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.

Please apply online at http://jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a separate statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values.

  • Review of completed applications will begin November 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

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 2019-2020 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/New Religious Movements. 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 2019) 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.

Applications should be received by October 1, 2018 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the AAR in Boston, MA

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies, or related fields, or ABD (with Ph.D. expected by May 2019)

EEO Statement: Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

Candidates for the position should fill out an online faculty profile and attach the following documents: letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, sample syllabi of courses taught and/or projected and teaching statement. Your letter of application should include information about how you will engage with issues of diversity in the classroom, on campus, and/or in the broader community. Additionally, the application system will prompt you to submit three email addresses for letters of recommendation. All referees will be emailed once you’ve completed the application process.

  • Applications should be received by October 1, 2018 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the AAR in Denver, CO. For any additional information, please contact Professor Eliza F. Kent, Chair, Religion Department: Email: ekent@skidmore.edu.
  • Anybody hear anything? (10/31)
  • invitation to interview at AAR (10/30)
  • Anything post AAR (11/30)?
  • Campus interview invitation (12/4)
  • Rejection email received 12/10

Stanford University (CA) - Buddhist StudiesEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Buddhist Studies, with a preference for applicants specializing in Tantric Buddhism and/or Buddhism of the Himalayas. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses and advise students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and to contribute to the broader teaching mission of a Religious Studies Department. To that end, applications from candidates with interests in theory and method in the study of religion, as well as from those able to build bridges to the Department’s other fields are especially welcome.

Applicants should send three letters of recommendation, a full curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately thirty pages, and a statement outlining research and teaching interests (not longer than 3 pages) via Interfolio.

Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/56749

  • Materials must be received by December 15, 2018 for full consideration. Additional papers and manuscripts may be requested at a later date. The appointment will start in academic year 2019-20.

Syracuse University (NY) - Contemporary JudaismEdit

The Department of Religion and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invite applications for the Phyllis Backer Professor of Jewish Studies, and assistant professor tenure-track position of Religion to begin August 2019. We seek a colleague with a specialization in modern and/or contemporary Jewish religion and culture with possible areas including, but not limited to America, Israel, and/or Europe.

Candidates should demonstrate Jewish Studies research and teaching interests at any variety of possible intersections such as the arts, science, history, ethnicity, race, gender, politics, and/or sexualities. We are seeking in particular a colleague trained in Religion and humanistic social sciences and/or cultural studies methodology, with demonstrated interest and competency in Theory and Method in the study of Religion.

The successful candidate would make significant contributions to both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. At the undergraduate level, we are looking for a scholar with research focus in modern and/or contemporary Jewish Studies, and teaching competence across a broad range of Jewish Studies outside her or his direct area of specialization. At the graduate level, in addition to their area of specialization in “Judaism,” the successful candidate would contribute to the exploration of religion and spirituality in contemporary and/or modern societies, both local and global, through the lenses of anthropology of religion and history of religions. Areas of possible interest include globalization and religion, religious materialities, ritual and performance, space and place, and spirituality and community.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in directly relevant area of job description and in hand by beginning of appointment.

Job Specific Qualifications: Eligible candidate must be a scholar with a specialty in modern and/or contemporary Jewish religion and culture with possible areas including but not limited to America, Israel, and/or Europe. Candidates should be able to engage theories and issues in religious studies broadly conceived and should be prepared to teach a range of courses from the introductory undergraduate level through graduate seminars.

Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

Responsibilities: Teach at least 6 credit hours per semester and participate in graduate level dissertation committees and examinations; service through advising, committee works, etc.; research and publications in areas of expertise.

  • Job Posting Date: 08/13/2018. Open Until Filled: Yes.
  • (11/30) Email received scheduling Skype for the second week in December x2

Texas Christian University (TX) - History of Christianity / Christianity in the Global SouthEdit

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of religion in the field of the History of Christianity with special competence in Christianity in the Global South to begin August 2019. For information on the department see http://www.rel.tcu.edu .

All applications must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com [select "CSS Faculty" then on the dropdown menu under "School/College" select "AddRan College of Liberal Arts," click "Find Jobs," then select the appropriate position in Religion]. Applications must include a letter (signed and addressed to Dr. C. David Grant, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, and a one-page statement indicating the applicant's experience with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquistion@tcu.edu.

Position Requirements: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in teaching and published scholarship will be expected. The teaching load is typically five courses a year, three of which are introductory courses in religion that meet the TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu ). Upper-level courses will include a basic history of Christianity from the early medieval to the modern period as well as courses in the candidate's area of expertise. We welcome candidates whose experience and training in teaching, research, or community service demonstrate their commitment to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates whose experience and training have prepared them to make contributions to any of the interdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: the African American and Africana Studies minor, the Middle East Studies minor, the Latina/o Studies minor, the Asian Studies minor, the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Department, as well as the TCU Women and Gender Studies Department.

  • Consideration of candidates will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Select interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Denver, Colorado between November 17-20.
    • Invitation to interview at AAR [11/5/2018]

Transylvania University (KY) - Religious StudiesEdit

Transylvania University (www.transy.edu), a top-tier, independent, residential liberal arts college of 1,000 students in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Religion. This is a tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2019. Transylvania University recognizes that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to the fulfillment of our mission as a liberal arts institution. To that end, we seek to attract a diverse faculty skilled in the scholarship of teaching, research and mentorship of students from a variety of backgrounds, a key goal of our Project One initiative. Candidates are encouraged, in their cover letter, to identify their strengths and experiences in creating an inclusive academic community.

Job Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching a range of courses in religion, specifically the Western Traditions track (Judaism and Christianity), teaching courses in Race and Religion, participating in the first engagements program on a four year rotation, teaching in the first-year seminar program, advising students, engaging in scholarly activity in their field, and working to maintain a vibrant religion major. The teaching load consists of three courses per semester, plus one short-term course in May that offers additional opportunities for travel courses, team-taught courses and other more experimental classroom endeavors.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. is required by the start date. College level teaching experience is preferred. The applicant must demonstrate a commitment to continuing their own professional work along with a commitment to teaching, collegiality, and working collaboratively with other faculty and with students both within the Religion Program and across disciplines within a liberal arts environment. Transylvania seeks a faculty member who can join the Religion Program with a critical perspective on issues of diversity and multicultural experience.

To begin the application process, submit a PDF that contains: your curriculum vitae, your unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement of your research portfolio, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. This PDF, along with your cover letter, may be submitted by following the job openings link at http://www.transy.edu/jobs. If you have confidential letters of recommendation, please have those sent to ReligionJob@transy.edu. If you are selected to move forward in the application process, you will be asked to provide official graduate transcripts at a later date. Send questions specific to this search to Dr. Carole Barnsley, search committee chair, at cbarnsley@transy.edu.  

  • Review of applications will be begin on October 20 and preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion conference in Denver in November. Three candidates will be brought to campus in January for on-site interviews.
  • Has anyone heard about this? 
  • Request for AAR interview 11/1 
  • Anyone heard anything post AAR interviews?
    • Nothing here. Hopefully something soon!
    • I have heard nothing post AAR [6 Dec]
    • Rejection letter 12/13 
  • For the rejection letter: Was it email or snail mail? Had you done an AAR interview?
  • Got it after emailing the search chair to see where they were in the search. It was a pretty formal response saying they've narrowed down to 3 campus visits, so I figured they were sending it to others too. Its pretty maddening that most search committees don't have the simply courtesy of informing first round interviewees (had mine at AAR) that they've moved on. So much useless anxiety just unnecessarily drawn out. 

Trinity University (TX) - South or Southeast Asian ReligionsEdit

Trinity University invites applications for a tenure-track position in South Asian or Southeast Asian Religions, beginning August 2019, at the rank of assistant professor. Preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research engages with the academic study of religion. The candidate must demonstrate strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a small liberal arts institution. Teaching load is 17 credit hours per year. Participation in the First-Year Experience program expected. Demonstrated teaching abilities and scholarly research required. PhD must be completed by time of appointment.

The Religion Department at Trinity consists of seven full-time faculty members; it offers a major (B.A. Degree) and a minor, as well as courses for the Common Curriculum and electives. the Religion program at Trinity aims to develop, through consideration of diverse religious traditions, intellectual insight into and awareness of different ways of thinking critically about religion. Through the study of religion the Department strives to assist students in deeloping informed and creative ways of enriching their own understanding of the world and of fulfilling their responsibilities as educated persons to the larger society in which they live. 

Trinity University is an independent, coeducational, primarily residential university, founded in 1869. Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,400, including students from all areas of the United States and many foreign countries. Trinity has very selective admissions standards and enjoys a high rating among all undergraduate institutions. An attractive campus overlooks downtown San Antonio, a city rich in heritage and ethnic diveristy with a population of approximately 1.5 million.

Application Deadline: Preference given to applications, including letters of reference and other required materials, postmarked by October 1, 2018.

  • Didn't see this posted here. Did anyone interview at AAR, and has anyone who interviewed at AAR heard anything? (5 Dec.) 

University of Alberta (CAN) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies, with a starting date of July 1, 2019. Applicants must hold a PhD in a humanities or social science discipline with a research focus on Islamic Studies, or have a strong expectation of completing such a PhD before July 1, 2019. 

The position will be housed in the department or program in the Faculty of Arts most appropriate to the candidate’s degree (see https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/departments for a list of the departments and programs; a joint appointment shared between two departments or programs is also possible). Applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential for teaching and research, including the ability to conduct primary-source research in an Islamic language. Responsibilities will include maintaining an active research program, teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs, and graduate student research supervision.

The ability to teach broadly in the area of Islamic Studies and/or socio-cultural, historical and political issues in Muslim contexts is a requirement for the position. Applicants with a contemporary research focus are especially encouraged to apply.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca). The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million.

Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory and are a traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, Métis, and Nakota Sioux.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales:https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/pay-tax-information/salary-scales. This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed at http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/MyEmployment/Agreements.aspx.

Apply online by submitting:

  • a cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below for more information)
  • a curriculum vitae (CV)
  • research statement that outlines the applicant’s main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”)
  • a writing sample (submit under “List of Publications”)
  • teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy, evidence of (potential for) teaching effectiveness, and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under "Statement of Teaching/Research Interests")

Applicants are further expected to contact their referees and arrange to have them send their letters of reference addressed to the search committee; these letters should be submitted via e-mail to ois@ualberta.ca. Please enter “Reference Letter – Position in Islamic Studies" in the subject line.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your cover letter.  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this at the bottom of your cover letter.

Questions about this position may be addressed to Dr. Ryan Dunch, Director of Religious Studies, religdir@ualberta.ca.

  • Review of applications will start on January 2, 2019. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

University of California, Davis (CA) - Jain StudiesEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a faculty position in Jain Studies at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This position is tied to the recently established Mohini Jain Presidential Chair in Jain Studies; the successful candidate, once tenured at Davis, will be the inaugural holder of the Chair. Research focus and methodology within this area are open, and we welcome candidates whose research engages textual sources, visual and material culture, and/or performance practice. Advanced expertise in an Indian language is required with competency in a second Indian language preferred. Candidates with an interest in interdisciplinary work in areas that complement those already represented in the UC Davis undergraduate and graduate programs are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in community outreach, specifically to the Jain community, and we particularly welcome applicants interested using the platform of the Presidential Chair to develop the Religions of India Initiative at UC Davis. Applicants must demonstrate a strong research profile and a commitment to excellence in teaching. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field must be in hand by the first day of classes, September 25, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype or at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Denver, CO between November 17 and 20, 2018. The position will remain open until filled. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2018. Only complete applications will be considered by the search committee. Applications are to be submitted via Recruit at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02346
  • Request for skype interview 11/02/18 x 3

University of California Irvine (CA) - Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies (Open Rank)Edit

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy and the Program in Religious Studies announces an open rank search for the Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching are focused on Jainism and with a wide range of knowledge in Jain religion, its ethics and philosophy, history, and culture, as well as familiarity with the languages of Jain primary sources. We are especially interested in scholars who can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles in potential research and teaching areas including peace and conflict studies, human rights, social justice, bioethics, fundamental problems in philosophy, diversity and cultural sensitivity, ecology and environment, and the relation of Jain religion to other religious and philosophical traditions. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include maintaining an outstanding research program and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including the advising of graduate students. The successful candidate will be expected to guide the research of doctoral students, to be committed to a continuing research program, to provide leadership in the field, and to provide service to the university and profession. Additionally the preferred candidate should possess the willingness and ability to interact with the Jain diaspora community at large and contribute to diversity and cultural sensitivity.

To apply, please visit: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05000

Requirements: cover letter; curriculum vitae; a sample publication; and, three letters of recommendation. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials. For guidance on the composition of this statement, see: http://advance.uci.edu/ADVANCE%20PDFs/DiversityEvalFAQ.pdf.

  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2018.

University of California Los Angeles (CA) - Chinese Buddhist StudiesEdit

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (http://www.alc.ucla.edu/) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for an open-rank, tenured or tenure-track, faculty position in Chinese Buddhist Studies. This position is intended to rebuild one of the core fields of the department’s traditional strength in Buddhist Studies. We seek a scholar with demonstrated distinction and enduring future potential in research and a robust commitment to undergraduate education. Mastery of both modern and literary Chinese (especially the Buddhist argot of literary Chinese), and facility in at least one other of the canonical languages of Buddhist Studies, is a desideratum. We are also especially interested in candidates who research Buddhism’s engagement with Chinese religion more broadly.

The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication schedule, teach effectively both undergraduate and graduate courses, provide quality service to the department and campus, and demonstrate a lasting commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and/or service. Training in comparative, interdisciplinary, and transnational methodologies, as well as an ability to work across the cultural regions covered in the department, are also desirable. We also prefer a dynamic program builder, who can immediately contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Buddhist Studies and activities in the Center for Buddhist Studies in the International Institute. We also expect applicants to be interested in contributing to interdisciplinary dialogue with colleagues throughout the university. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Appointment will commence on July 1, 2019.

Applicants are expected to have PhD in hand by the time of appointment. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter; CV; representative course evaluations; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to research; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to teaching; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to equity, inclusion, and diversity; two sample syllabi (one undergraduate, one graduate); and a list of three letter of reference writers online to UC Recruit. For questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact Robert Buswell, chair of the search committee, via e-mail: Buswell@humnet.ucla.edu.

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 the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy. http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Please apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04047

  • Review of applications will begin November 12, 2018, and will continue until position is closed on December 1, 2018.

University of California Santa Barbara (CA) - Faculty Director, Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life (Associate or Full)Edit

The Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara is seeking a visionary leader and distinguished scholar at the Associate Professor or Full Professor rank who will serve as the Faculty Director of the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life. The position is for an established scholar with a proven record of academic leadership. The Faculty Director will have many opportunities to cultivate the vision and strategic planning of the Capps Center. The appointment is slated to begin on July 1, 2019.

The Faculty Director will hold tenure in an appropriate department with the strong likelihood that the appointment at least partially will be in the Department of Religious Studies. The 100% faculty position carries a reduced teaching load to accommodate the duties of the directorship. In addition to fulfilling the administrative duties of the directorship, the Director will be expected to teach and train undergraduate and graduate students in relevant fields.

The Department of Religious Studies, with 25 internationally recognized tenured/tenure-track faculty and a strong graduate program, seeks to extend its scholarly and curricular strengths in the area of religion in and for public life, including but not limited to religion's political impacts and intersections, its engagement with the secular, and its transformations within contexts of pluralism and contemporary spirituality. For more information about the department see: http://www.religion.ucsb.edu.

The Capps Center maintains the conviction that attention to values, beliefs, and ethics is crucial to addressing questions of moral choice and our needs for the future. Established through an NEH Challenge Grant in 2002, the Center is an important hub of public humanities programming, engaging the university and the wider community in dialogue about ethical issues in public and professional life. It has sponsored lectures and conversations that have brought distinguished thinkers, activists, and academics to the Santa Barbara area; it created and runs the highly successful Sara Miller McCune Internship and Public Service Program; it funds research in cultural literacy; and it supports essential courses focused on environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, the campus experience, and corporate leadership. For more information, visit the Center’s website at http://www.cappscenter.ucsb.edu/

The future Director will play a crucial role in furthering the Center's mission and interests by overseeing the Center's budget and staff, fundraising, chairing the Center's governing structure, and planning, implementing, and assessing the Center's programs and projects. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to create innovative public programming and provide evidence of strong administrative and management skills and the capacity to work with and expand the Center’s broad constituency.

The Division is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must hold a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. Candidates must hold the rank equivalent to the Associate or Full Professor title. Additionally, candidates will have public programming experience and demonstrated administrative and management skills. University teaching experience and a distinguished record of scholarship are also preferred.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSB Academic Recruit online system (https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01300)

REQUIREMENTS: 1) a letter of application outlining current and future research plans and leadership experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one writing sample; 4) names and contact information of three references.

Please direct questions to Interim Director of the Capps Center, Professor Kathleen Moore at kmoore@religion.ucsb.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

OPEN DATE: October 3rd, 2018

  • NEXT REVIEW DATE: December 1st, 2018 (Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.) FINAL DATE: June 30th, 2019 (Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.)

University of Chicago Divinity School (IL) - HinduismEdit

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) in the study of Hinduism, for an appointment date of July 1, 2019.

The Divinity School is seeking scholars whose research and teaching are focused on Hinduism, broadly construed both in terms of historical period (e.g., classical Sanskritic traditions, early modern devotionalism, contemporary ritual movements), and in terms of geographic and cultural range (any region or linguistic tradition of South or Southeast Asia, Hindu diaspora communities, etc.). A successful applicant must have linguistic competence necessary for rigorous work in primary sources (whether written or oral); the search is open, however, with regard to the primary language(s) involved (Sanskrit or Tamil, any of the vernacular languages of modern or pre-modern India, Nepali or Javanese, etc.). Successful applicants will demonstrate broad familiarity with academic approaches to the study of religion, and will have a research agenda that both promises a career of work consistent with the School's profile as a pre-eminent site for the academic study of religion, and that can be pursued in connection with one of the School's eleven areas of study.

The candidate for this position must hold the Ph.D. in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment, and must be qualified to teach and to direct doctoral-level research in his or her area of research and in the study of religion broadly construed.

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, students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs, and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University. A normal teaching load is four courses per year on a quarter system.

  • Review of complete applications will commence in late October and continue until the position is filled. 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. Applications should be made online, at https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55743
  • feel like this position belongs in the RS section of the webpage. Yes, it's a divinity school, but I don't think one is being asked to do Hindu theology, or any theology really. But I am willing to be corrected.
  • Yeah, I agree it seems more like an RS job ... but put it here because "Divinity School"... if someone else thinks it should be moved, can also do that. I guess this is one of those "fuzzy" cases that makes having two separate lists on this page a challenge (but not my field, so leaving up to others).
  • I don't think this is a "fuzzy" one, actually. It's most certainly a religious studies job.
    • Alright, moved from Theology list to RS list (10/20)
  • Request for skype interview 11/28
  • Request for campus visit 12/12

University of Cincinnati (OH) - Islamic StudiesEdit

The University of Cincinnati invites applications by advanced assistant and associate professors to fill the Inayat and Ishrat Malik Professorship in Islamic Studies. The position will begin in the fall of 2019. The search committee welcomes applications from scholars in the field of Islamic Studies, with research and teaching interests in such areas as Anthropology, Comparative Religion, Arabic, Ethics, Gender Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Theology.

Minimum Qualifications:: A Ph.D. is required, as well as prior teaching experience and evidence of scholarly excellence.

The successful candidate is expected to engage in research, to teach on the graduate and undergraduate levels in their area, and to contribute, via interdisciplinary education and as appropriate, to undergraduate certificate programs in such areas as Religious Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Arabic Studies, Asian Studies, Security Studies, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The successful candidate should be thoroughly knowledgeable in the Islamic intellectual tradition and in Qur'anic Studies. Enthusiasm to present Islamic teachings in multiple areas of thought and experience and in a style accessible to diverse student audiences is essential. This effort will include the presentation of at least one public lecture in Islamic Studies each academic year. The candidate should also have a track-record of engagement with the Islamic community, demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati, and be able to build productive relationships with academic partners across campus and with interfaith and cultural groups in the Cincinnati area.

The tenure-track position will be housed in the department in the College of Arts & Sciences most appropriate to the candidate's degree. Joint appointments are possible.

The successful candidate will be expected to make service contributions to the mission of that department and commensurate with the position of Professorship in Islamic Studies. The teaching load will accord with that of research-active faculty. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. The University is interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community, and we hope to attract applicants who have experience in promoting the success of students from diverse backgrounds. We encourage women, members of racial/ethnic/gender groups underrepresented in higher education, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

  • For full consideration, interested and qualiffied apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu (Search Requisition #31164). A complete application will include a letter of interest, a CV, an article-length writing sample, and a one-page statement summarizing your contributions or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion as they relate to teaching, research and/or mentoring. Please use the Additional Documents function to submit the required documents. Three letters of reference must be directly submitted by recommenders to history@ucmail.uc.edu. For questions or additional information, please contact Professor Jeff Zalar, Chair of the Search Committee, at zalarjy@ucmail.uc.edu.
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2018.

University of Denver (CO) - Religions in the AmericasEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver is a vibrant department of eight productive, nationally recognized scholar-teachers who have attracted a growing cadre of undergraduate majors, double majors and graduate students in the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (CAHSS). It is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. Ours is a high-profile department in the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, which describes itself as a great private university dedicated to the public good. DU enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a research university with higher research activity. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies, and we are core contributors to the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion, which the University of Denver shares with the Iliff School of Theology. 

Position Summary: The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor in Religions in the Americas, effective September 1, 2019. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring). The position is benefitted and the salary competitive. The doctorate must be completed prior to appointment; ABDs who cannot provide proof of a scheduled defense date should not apply. Degree may be from religious studies or any relevant department with religious studies training. The ideal candidate should be able to offer courses that contextualize American religious traditions, experiences and practices. Most courses should be accessible and appealing to undergraduate students who represent a broad range of majors, with no background in the subject. Some upper-level courses will be open to a mix of advanced undergraduate and entry-level MA students. Lower-level undergraduate courses will normally fulfill University requirements toward the core curriculum. The Department is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to our diversity and to the advancement of inclusive excellence through their teaching, research and service. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, ethnically/racially diverse populations. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in African-American/African diaspora/Afro-Caribbean, Indigenous and Native, and/or Latinx religious traditions. We are also particularly interested in candidates with rigorous theoretical training, including in critical race theory and postcolonial/decolonial theory. Finally, we are also interested in candidates whose teaching and research focus on the intersections of race and religion and/or politics and religion.

Essential Functions

  • Teach five courses per year over three quarters (autumn, winter, spring) that reflect candidate’s area of specialization and attract students.
  • Teach courses that serve the University’s common (general education/core) curriculum.
  • Contribute to the Departments MA program and to the Joint Doctoral Program in the Study of Religion the University of Denver shares with the Iliff School of Theology, which includes teaching MA- and doctoral-only seminars, serving on MA and doctoral committees, and thesis/dissertation supervision. 
  • Work effectively with diverse populations and implement inclusive excellence principles in the classroom.
  • Mentor and advise undergraduate and graduate students. Serve as a good citizen within the Department of Religious Studies, the University of Denver, and the community beyond.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to offer courses that contextualize American religious traditions, experience, and practice.
  • Ability to offer courses that attract undergraduate students in a wide variety of majors. Ability to demonstrate knowledge and experience with culturally responsive pedagogies aimed at engaging broadly diverse student populations.
  • Ability to contribute to our diversity and to the advancement of inclusive excellence through their teaching, research and service.

Required Qualifications

  • Completed Ph.D. prior to appointment (no exceptions). Degree may be from religious studies or any relevant department with religious studies training.
  • Appropriate, advanced-level language training in languages relevant to the candidate’s research and teaching.
  • Proven record of successful teaching experience during and/or after ones graduate training.
  • Strong commitment to both successful teaching and scholarship. 
  • A clearly defined research and publication agenda. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Rigorous theoretical training, including in critical race theory and decolonial theory.
  • Research interests in African-American / African diaspora/Afro-Caribbean, Indigenous and Native, and/or Latinx religious traditions.
  • Teaching and research focus on the intersections of race and religion and/or politics and religion.

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. 

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of application (including a statement of areas of competency and interest)
  2. Curriculum Vitae 
  3. Teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and any evidence of teacher training)
  4. Separate inclusive excellence statement - The University of Denver and the Department of Religious Studies are committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment. Applicants should acquaint themselves with our priorities and initiatives by visiting these websites: http://www.du.edu/diversity-inclusion/ and http://www.du.edu/cme/. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter and supporting materials information about how they will advance this commitment in their teaching.
  5. For the initial application, the candidate should send at least one letter of recommendation from a recommender who can speak directly to the candidate’s preparation and qualifications for the position, and should provide the names of two additional recommenders. Candidates selected for initial interviews will need to provide letters from the two additional recommenders. All letters should be sent electronically to Gretchen.Hefner@du.edu 

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

  • For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) January 2, 2019.

University of North Carolina Greensboro (NC) - American ReligionsEdit

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Religious Studies Department seeks a talented teacher-scholar at the advanced assistant or associate level eager to serve an initial term as director of undergraduate studies. Duties include student advising and curriculum development. The department is looking for an energetic person with a commitment to active research and undergraduate teaching in the best tradition of the liberal arts. Field of specialization open, but should complement existing strengths in the department. Fields of expertise might include religions in the Americas, American religious diversity, and diasporic communities.

Candidate must have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field. Tenure will be offered at the Associate Professor rank depending on selected candidates qualifications. Candidates should have an interest in contributing to key College and University programs (Freshmen Seminar, Honors, and Residential Colleges) and in active engagement with students and colleagues both in and out of the classroom.

  • Review of applications will begin 9/21/2018 and continue until filled. Applicants need to visit: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu click on “Faculty” and select position #1189 to complete the electronic application.
  • any updates on this one? 
  • Invitation to interview at AAR (11/10)
  • Any updates post AAR interviews? (12/4)

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Global ChristianityEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the field of Global Christianity in the Premodern World focused on any period between the onset of Islam through the Christianization of the New World. We are especially interested in applicants whose work pursues connections across the Indian or Atlantic Oceans into continents beyond Europe or examines Christianity within a multi-religious environment like the Iberian Peninsula, but the position is open to applications from any sub-field and time period within the parameters described above. The successful candidate for this new faculty position should have a compelling and original research agenda and a commitment to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of Religious Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University. In addition, we are seeking an excellent and enthusiastic teacher to participate in the departmenta€™s undergraduate and graduate programs. PhD is expected at the time of appointment. Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1440 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, writing sample, and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by the University with instructions for submitting letters of recommendation.

  • The Department will begin reviewing applications on October 16th, 2018. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
  • AAR interviews anyone?
  • I have heard nothing (11/8)
  • Any updates on this? I heard from a few folks at AAR that they also had not heard back about interviews, does anyone have more information? (11/21)
  • I have also heard nothing - no interviews scheduled yet as far as I know. (11/22)
  • Still nothing? It's weird that no one has heard anything… (12/3)
  • Skype interview (end of November)

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Religion in ChinaEdit

The Department of Religious Studies in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to appoint a tenure-stream assistant professor of religion in China, with a primary research focus on religion and health, to start September 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval. The teaching load is four courses per year, including introductory courses and upper-level courses on East Asian religion, upper-level courses on religion and health and religion in medicine, as well as broad surveys, methods courses, and seminars for majors and minors. Preference will be given to candidates whose work complements existing areas of strength in the department and in other departments, programs, centers, and schools at the University. We expect the successful candidate will play a major role in medical humanities initiatives in the Dietrich School and across the university. Recognizing the crucial benefits that diversity contributes to our intellectual vitality, the University of Pittsburgh has embarked on significant initiatives to diversify its faculty, student body, and curriculum. We encourage applications from creative and dedicated scholars, teachers, and mentors eager to contribute to this mission.

A PhD in Religious Studies or a related field is expected by the time of appointment.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/ M/ F/Vets/ Disabled.

To apply, please submit a letter of application describing current and future teaching and research directions; a statement discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a C.V.; one article-length scholarly writing sample; two sample syllabi; evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations); and contact information for three references online to https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjMO. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through lnterfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.

  • In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2018. For additional information about the position, contact relgst@pitt.edu. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/ M/ F/Vets/ Disabled.

University of Rochester (NY) - African American Religions and/or African Caribbean ReligionsEdit

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, Department of Religion and Classics, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Religion. Specialization: The department seeks to appoint an assistant professor of religion with a focus on African American religions and/or African Caribbean religions for the fall of 2019. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses at all levels and actively participate in both the Department and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies.

Required Qualifications: PhD in the field of Religious Studies or related field. ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will have degree in hand by August 1, 2019. Demonstrated expertise in African American religions and/or African Caribbean religions. Familiarity with theories and methods in the academic study of religion. Applicants should apply and upload a CV on line at: https://www.rochester.edu/faculty-recruiting/positions. Once at the site applicants should click on “Religion and Classics” where the position will be listed. For information about the Department of Religion and Classics please visit the website at: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/rel/. In addition to completing an on-line application and uploading a letter of application and current CV, applicants should have 3 letters of recommendation submitted to their online application. If assistance is needed with the application or letters of recommendation please contact Caleb Rood at caleb.rood@rochester.edu.

  • Candidates whose applications are received by 12 October 2018 will be considered for interviews, which may include meetings at AAR between 17-20 November 2018 or as otherwise scheduled.
  • Invitation to interview at AAR or Skype 10/26
  • Any news? 
  • Anyone heard anything about campus visits? 

University of San Diego (CA) - Buddhist StudiesEdit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position in Religious Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area of specialization is Buddhist Studies. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in theory and method in the study of religion as a major aspect of their scholarship and teaching.

The position carries a 3-3 teaching load. 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 redesigned core curriculum. The candidate would be expected to teach lower division courses (such as Introduction to World Religions and Exploring Religious Meaning) in alignment with core learning outcomes. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and scholarship are preferred.

Job Requirements: Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2019. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and commitment to collaborative leadership are required.

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Applications should include a letter of intent and dossier that includes CV, graduate school transcripts, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, and student evaluations) and three references.

  • Applications should be complete by October 5, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in October and/or November, with finalists invited to our campus in December 2018. Contact Emily Reimer-Barry, erb@sandiego.edu or 619-260-6827
  • Any updates on this position? It is almost November (10/27).
  • Haven't heard anything (10/28)
  • Zoom interview week of 10/22 (10/29)
  • Any news on campus interviews? (11/17)
  • Had a Zoom interview and got a generic HR rejection letter on 11/9

University of San Diego (CA) - Indigenous Religions in the AmericasEdit

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position in Religious Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area of specialization is Native American and Indigenous Studies in the Americas. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in theory and method in the study of religion as a major aspect of their scholarship and teaching.

The position carries a 3-3 teaching load. 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 redesigned core curriculum. The candidate would be expected to teach lower division courses (such as Introduction to World Religions and Exploring Religious Meaning) in alignment with core learning outcomes. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and scholarship are preferred. Applicants must have a willingness to work with local tribes and communities and mentor American Indian and Indigenous students. Demonstrated experience working with Native American and Indigenous tribes and communities is strongly preferred.

Job Requirements: Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2019. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and commitment to collaborative leadership are required.

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  • Applications should be complete by October 19, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion convention in November on a pre-arranged basis. Contact Emily Reimer-Barry, erb@sandiego.edu or 619-260-6827.

University of Toronto (CAN) - Indigenous SpiritualitiesEdit

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream position in Indigenous Spiritualities appointed jointly in the Department for the Study of Religion (51%) and the Centre for Indigenous Studies (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will have competences in the intersection of Study of Religion and Indigenous Studies, making use of historical, anthropological, legal studies, postcolonial studies and/or cognate approaches.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Religion or Indigenous Studies, or a closely related discipline by the time of the appointment, or shortly thereafter and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching at the undergraduate level. Candidates must demonstrate a deep understanding of Indigenous knowledges, methodologies and epistemologies, as well as long-term experience and engagement with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions and evidence of understanding the importance of consensus-building relationships.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a deep knowledge of the language and culture of relevant Indigenous groups, a breadth of training, competence in method and theory in the study of religion, and will complement the DSR’s successful Religion and the Public Sphere Initiative, adding crucial voices to the discussion of religion and public life in Canada, Turtle Island, and beyond. Excellence in research will be demonstrated through publications or forthcoming publications in leading field relevant journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing including a letter of support commenting on Indigenous community engagement.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a variety of courses; for example, the encounter and interaction between Indigenous peoples and European settlers in North America (with special emphasis on Canada); Indigenous spiritualities and the law; creation stories; Indigenous systems of knowledge and methodologies; Indigenous nations, missionaries, and governmentality; Indigenous worldviews and conceptions of health, land and community. Graduate teaching will be in her/his area of research expertise, but it is expected that the candidate will contribute both to the DSR’s strengths in Method and Theory in the study of religion and to the development of the graduate programs at the CIS and DSR by contributing courses on Indigenous philosophies/ways of knowing and spirituality, Indigenous research methodologies, the political and cultural significance of ceremony and protocol. Research specialization within this discipline is open.

The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching portfolio submitted as part of the application, demonstrated knowledge and experience in Indigenous-based teaching methods, as well as strong letters of reference. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking on the link below. Applications should include (1) a cover letter, and (2) a curriculum vitae combined in a file labeled cover letter and CV, (3) a sample of academic writing, a statement of research interests, and (4) a teaching portfolio. The teaching portfolio should demonstrate outstanding teaching abilities and the capacity to teach a wide range of courses. It may include, for example, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or descriptions of teaching strategies and innovations.

For information about the Department of Religion please go to http://religion.utoronto.ca. For information about the Centre for Indigenous Studies please go to http://indigenousstudies.utoronto.ca

This position is part of the University of Toronto’s response to the calls to action in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference: (a) three academic letters of reference that comment on the candidates qualifications as a researcher and at least one that comments on the applicant's teaching abilities and (b) a letter that speaks directly to Indigenous community engagement. These are to be sent directly by email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to Professor John Kloppenborg Chair, Department for the Study of Religion, via e-mail to mailto: religion.undergrad@utoronto.caand to susan.hill@utoronto.ca by the closing date. The subject line should say Reference Letter: Indigenous Spiritualities.

  • All applications must be received by September 30, 2018. Inquiries may be directed to Professor John S. Kloppenborg, at chair.religion@utoronto.ca or Professor Susan Hill at mailto:susan.hill@utoronto.ca

University of Vienna (AUT) - Social and Cultural Anthropology with an Emphasis on Religions and Religious MovementsEdit

The appointment of particularly qualified researchers to university professors is an important strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and future-oriented organisation.

At the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna the position of a University Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology with an Emphasis on Religions and Religious Movements (full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

The successful candidate must be able to broadly represent the discipline of Social and Cultural Anthropology in teaching. In research, a focus on religions/religious movements is expected. Extensive experience with ethnographic fieldwork within a range of topics from religious rituals and myths to religious movements and the role of religions in globalization processes is a necessity.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications: A completed doctoral degree/PhD and an outstanding dissertation and Habilitation (venia docendi) or internationally accepted equivalent in Social and Cultural Anthropology; International academic experience and cooperation, preferably also outside of the German-language area; Outstanding achievements in research, excellent publication record, international reputation; Experience in designing, procuring and managing large research projects, as well as the willingness and ability to lead research groups; Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities as well as the ability and willingness to teach students in all phases of their studies (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promoting young academic colleagues.

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees. In addition, the University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to be prepared to take over responsibility on the organisational level of the Faculty and the University, if necessary.

Applications in English should be submitted by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Vienna, Rooseveltplatz 2/2. Stock, A-1090 Wien (dekanat.sowi@univie.ac.at). Reference no.: 490-38

  • The application deadline is October 15, 2018.

University of Virginia (VA) - Contemporary Native North American Studies (incl. Religious Studies)Edit

The University of Virginia American Studies Program, the Dept. of Anthropology, and the Dept. of Religious Studies invite applications for a joint tenure-track position in Native North American Studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The position will be a joint appointment in American Studies and in either Anthropology or Religious Studies, and responsibilities will include service and teaching half-time in both units. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in American Studies, Anthropology, Religious Studies, or other relevant fields by August 2019 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

We seek scholars who are actively engaged with one or more Native North American communities, and whose scholarship is centered around Native perspectives, past and/or present. The candidate must be able to make connections with disciplinary conversations taking place in either Anthropology or Religious Studies, as well as to the interdisciplinary framework of American Studies. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of their Ph.D. field, deep expertise about a particular culture, region, or community, and an ongoing program of research and publication.

We encourage candidates whose work could engage with Native Americans of Eastern North America and/or with recently federally recognized Virginia Tribes. We welcome comparative approaches to Native North America that include global indigeneity, as well as work solely rooted in North America writ large (including US territories overseas).

Background on UVa: The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly networks at UVa such as the Americas Center/Centro de las Amricas, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, Mellon Global South Initiative, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies. and Power, Violence and Inequality Collective. The American Studies Program is also home to minors in Asian Pacific American Studies and Latinx Studies. The Anthropology Dept. is launching major concentrations in "Indigenous Worlds," "Culture and Communication," and "Material Culture and Heritage" in 2019-20. The Dept. of Religious Studies offers MA and Ph.D. programs in American Religions, is launching in 2019 a number of interdisciplinary research clusters of potential relevance, and hosts a humanities lab on religion, race, and democracy.

This position is part of a pan-University, interdisciplinary cluster hire in Race and Inequality. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on UVa's commitment to creating, advancing, and sustaining a research mission devoted to the study of race, civil rights, and social justice. The cluster includes four tenure-track searches to be conducted by departments across the College of Arts & Sciences, with participation by the humanities, science, and social science divisions, as well as the School of Law and the Curry School of Education.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624045. Complete a Candidate Profile and attach a cover letter describing research agenda and teaching experience, a CV, a list of three references, a statement describing your contributions to diversity and inclusion (https://eocr.virginia.edu/Contribution-IE-Applicants) (Other 1), and a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Other 2).

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and the search will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the position or application process contact Sylvia Chong, Chair, Search Committee, schong@virginia.edu.

University of Virginia (VA) - African American Religious HistoryEdit

The University of Virginia, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in African American Religious History at the level of assistant or associate professor, beginning August 2019. We seek candidates whose scholarship is centered on North American African American voices, sources, practices, and perspectives and who are actively engaged in the field of African American religious studies; we are otherwise open regarding the research specifics of religious tradition(s), themes, or chronological focus. Applicants should possess a strong research and publication agenda, including a distinguished publication record for those applying at the associate level, and should be prepared to teach courses in African American religious history, broadly defined, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and train students in historical research methods. Applicants must be on track to receive a PhD in Religious Studies or other relevant field by August 2019 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

This position affords the opportunity to teach and research in a large and vibrant religious studies department centrally located in the humanities and liberal arts at a major research university. The department's offerings are comprehensive and global in scope, spanning regions, traditions, cultures, languages, and methods. Graduate training occurs in numerous areas, including American Religions and African and African Diaspora Religions, while research and collaboration that bridges areas thematically and theoretically is encouraged. UVA is home to the renowned Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies, as well as ongoing initiatives of potential relevance including the Americas Center/Centro de las Américas, the Mellon Global South Initiative, and the Democracy Initiative. The Religious Studies Department's programs include Religion and Its Publics, the Project on Lived Theology, and the Democracy, Race, and Religion lab.

This position is part of a pan-University, interdisciplinary cluster hire in Race and Inequality. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on UVA's commitment to creating, advancing, and sustaining a research mission devoted to the study of race, civil rights, and social justice. The cluster includes four tenure-track searches to be conducted by departments across the College of Arts & Sciences, with participation by the humanities, science, and social science divisions, as well as the School of Law and the Curry School of Education.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85576, and electronically attach: (1) a cover letter describing research agenda and teaching experience;(2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a list of three references for those applying at the associate level, or three letters of reference for those applying at the assistant level (As Other 1-3); (4) a statement describing your contributions to diversity and inclusion (https://eocr.virginia.edu/Contribution-IE- Applicants) (As Writing Sample 1); and (5) a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (as Writing Sample 2).

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018. The search will remain open until filled.For questions regarding the position, please contact Matt Hedstrom, Chair, Search Committee, hedstrom@virginia.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, skh7b@virginia.edu.

University of Virginia (VA) - Religious Thought in Africa (Open Rank)Edit

As part of a cluster hire for the Democracy Initiative of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Department of Religious Studies invites applications for an open-rank position in Religious Thought in Africa. Open to researchers with expertise in any religious tradition in any part of Africa using any methodological approach, we seek candidates with deep knowledge of a particular region - including its languages, cultures, and histories, and the ability to think broadly and collaboratively about relationships between religious thought and democracy. We invite applications from scholars across the humanities and social sciences, including philosophy, political theory, cultural studies, social thought, anthropology, sociology, or history, as well as both normative and descriptive fields of religious studies.

Anticipated start date is August 2019 and will be made as tenure-track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate Professor, or tenured Full Professor. Applications are therefore welcome from candidates of any rank, with stipulation that applicants must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624300. Complete a Candidate Profile online and attach the following: cover letter, CV, 1 article-length piece of scholarly work, and contact information for 3 references.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Willis Jenkins, the chair of the search committee, willis.jenkins@virginia.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact, Savanna Galambos, Faculty Search Advisor, skh7b@virginia.edu

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled.
    • Invitation for 20-minute Skype interview in late January.

Utah State University (UT) - Leonard J. Arrington Chair in Mormon History and CultureEdit

  • Preferred start date for the position is 1 Jan. 2019.
  • Teaching load: Candidates must be able to teach a variety of courses on Mormonism at the undergraduate and graduate level. The ability to teach our American Religious History course or Introduction to Religious Studies (RELS 1010) is desirable. The successful applicant will participate actively in the life of the Religious Studies Program, which consists of a vibrant community of scholar-teachers and students committed to the interdisciplinary study of religion.
  • Minimum Qualifications for Associate Professor: PhD in Religious Studies, History, or related field; Strong record of peer-reviewed publication; Established record of teaching excellence
  • Preferred Qualifications for Associate Professor: At least three years at rank of Associate Professor at time of application
  • Minimum Qualifications for Professor: PhD in Religious Studies, History, or related field; Excellent record of peer-reviewed publication; Outstanding record of mentoring and teaching excellence
  • Preferred Qualifications for Professor: Evidence of national scholarly reputation in the field
  • Applications should be submitted through the online application link and include a cover letter expressing interest in the position, a current CV, a research statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and addresses of three referees.
  • Review of applications will begin on 15 Aug. 2018.

Vanderbilt University (TN) - Buddhist TraditionsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Buddhist Traditions of South Asia and/or Southeast Asia. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. The successful candidate will also be awarded affiliated faculty status in Asian Studies.

Qualifications and Teaching. Area of specialization, historical period, and theoretical and methodological approach are open. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda will be required (e.g., Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Sinhala, Vietnamese, Thai, Burmese, Lao, or other vernaculars). The successful candidate should expect to teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is two courses per semester (four per year). Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Critical Studies in Asian, Islamic, and Jewish Traditions. PhD must be in-hand when employment starts at the beginning of Fall 2019 term.

  • Applications are only accepted through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/54022. Deadlines. Application review will begin 01 October 2018. The deadline for application is 11:59 p.m. CST on 05 October 2018.
  • Rejection email received today (Oct 13)

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - Judaic StudiesEdit

Mission or Goal of Unit: The School of World Studies’ mission is to advance our knowledge of the diversity and commonality among the world’s diverse languages, religions, cultures, and forms of social organization and creative expression, with a focus on matters of human rights and social justice. The School of World Studies is comprised of teachers and scholars with training in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and offers degrees in Anthropology, Foreign Languages, International Studies, and Religious Studies.

Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal: The chief purpose of the position is to contribute to the development and implementation of the new Bachelor of Arts degree in Global and International Studies through teaching and research on Jewish culture, religion, and life and by overseeing the endowed program in Judaic Studies.

Position Responsibilities: The principal responsibilities for this position are: - Contribute to the development of the new BA in Global and International Studies. - Teach and conduct research on Jewish culture, religion, and life. - Oversee the endowed program in Judaic Studies. - Develop new courses in support of the BA in Global and International Studies. - The successful candidate may be considered for the endowed professorship in Judaic Studies.

Required Qualifications: - PhD in International Studies, Judaic Studies, History, Religious Studies, or related field in hand by August 2019. - A demonstrable potential for excellence in scholarship. - A record of successful university teaching at the undergraduate level, ideally in a public urban university like VCU. - Experience stewarding endowed funds, fundraising, and overseeing an endowed program. - Ability to teach a range of Judaic Studies courses. - Ability to develop new courses in support of the BA in Global and International Studies - Demonstrated experience working in and fostering the development of a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment is required.

Preferred Qualifications: - Research and teaching interest in matters of identity, diversity, and community, Black-Jewish relations, and/or experience with curriculum that demonstrates the value of the humanities as a vital component of 21st century education.

The School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible position at the rank of Assistant professor. Electronic application submitted at https://www.vcu.jobs/posting is mandatory and requires applicants to upload the following: 1. cover letter; 2. curriculum vitae; 3. personal statement; and contact information for three professional references to provide letters of recommendation as requested by the search committee.

  • Completed applications must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2018 to be considered for this position. For additional information, please visit http://worldstudies.vcu.edu. Questions may be directed to Dr. Angelina Overvold, chair of the committee, at aovervol@vcu.edu.

Virginia Tech (VA) - Race in American Religion and CultureEdit

The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech announces a search for an Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture. The position is tenure-track and includes teaching a range of courses in the Department of Religion and Culture. The expected/standard teaching load is two/two (four courses per academic year). The successful applicant will hold, by the time of appointment, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related humanities or social scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States, will demonstrate the ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture, will demonstrate current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and culture, and will have training in and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. The position will require teaching core undergraduate courses in the department.

Preference will be given to candidates with scholarly promise, teaching excellence, and the ability to teach graduate courses in the department and/or in the interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD program.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related humanities or social scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States in hand by August 2019. Evidence of ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture. Evidence of current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and culture. Training in and commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching about religion and culture. Evidence of ability to teach core undergraduate courses in the department.

Preferred Qualifications: Scholarly publications on race in American religion and culture; Evidence of teaching excellence; Evidence of ability to teach graduate courses in the department and/or in the interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD program. Employment Conditions: Must have a conviction check? Yes

How to Apply for this Job: Interested persons must apply at http://www.jobs.vt.edu posting TR0180097, where they will submit: a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1-page statement of teaching experience; a writing sample; list of three references.

  • Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. All inquiries can be sent to Dr. Sylvester Johnson (saj240@vt.edu) , chair, Race in American Religion and Culture Search Committee, Department of Religion and Culture, Lane Hall, Room 112 (0227), 280 Alumni Mall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
  • Any Updates? (13 Nov. 2018)
  • None here (11/13), (12/3)

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Islam in North AmericaEdit

The John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications at the rank of assistant professor, especially from candidates with an expertise on Islam in North America. The position will begin July 1, 2019. The search committee welcomes applications from scholars from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, Anthropology, Gender/Women Studies, History, Law, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Security Studies, Sociology, and Theology.

Candidates should possess a promising profile of scholarly publication on religion and politics in the United States with a focus on Islamic traditions in North America, other traditions in the U.S. beyond Christianity, or an area that significantly augments existing faculty strengths. Candidates should also have a record of effective teaching in a diverse campus community. A PhD, received no later than July 1, 2019, is required. Duties for the position will include undergraduate teaching, conducting and publishing research, and participating in Center governance and wider university service. We particularly welcome candidates with a demonstrated interest in writing for broader audiences and engaging the public beyond the university. Applications from women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Washington University is an equal opportunity employer committed to affirmative action. To apply, send a letter of application, along with a curriculum vitae, to the following e-mail address: rap@wustl.edu. Three letters of recommendation should also be submitted, along with a scholarly writing sample. Nominations may be sent to the same address.

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications as early as December 1, 2018, and will continue doing so until the search is complete. For more information, see http://rap.wustl.edu/.

Western Washington University (WA) - Religious Studies, Biblical Studies, and Ancient WorldEdit

The Liberal Studies Department (future Department of Global Humanities and Religions) at Western Washington University seeks to make a tenure-track hire in this field, starting September 2019.  Responsibility for teaching six courses per year over three quarters (two courses per quarter), including courses such as a 200-level introduction to the Study of Religion; 300-level courses on Hebrew Bible and the Religion of Ancient Israel; New Testament and Early Christianity; and new courses on topics in Religious Studies and in the cultural history of the ancient world.  High quality research and service are also expected.  

Required: PhD in Religious Studies or related field by September 15, 2019, with primary expertise in biblical studies and the ancient eastern Mediterranean or Near Eastern world.  Demonstrated capacity for interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship and demonstrated abilities to conduct scholarly research with sources in their original languages. 

Preferred:  Demonstrated potential for effective teaching and high-quality scholarship; demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues.  Broad-based training in the discipline of Religious Studies and a demonstrated ability to take a comparative approach to that field, whether within one tradition or across religious traditions; and/or additional training or teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: gender; art history; religion and literature; Islamic Studies; Jewish Studies. 

Required materials: A letter of application; C.V.; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; sample syllabi for both a lower-division introduction to the study of religion course and an upper-level course in the candidate’s area of specialization; a writing sample of article or chapter length; and three confidential letters of reference.

Apply online at www.wwu.edu/jobs

Other Information: For general questions contact the Department Administrator Maureen Christman at (360) 650-3030 or e-mail maureen.christman@wwu.edu.

  • Materials must be received by October 15, 2018.

Western Washington University (WA) - South Asian History (incl. Religion)Edit

  • Note that the position is open to any subject specialty, including religion
  • Also posted at Asian History 2018-19

Whitman College (WA) - Anthropology and Religion (Global Christianity)Edit

Tenure-track position in Anthropology and Religion, with expertise in Global Christianity, at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Geographical area open. Effective August, 2019. Ph.D. required in Religion or Anthropology, with substantial graduate-level training in both disciplines. The successful candidate will have a joint appointment in the Departments of Anthropology and Religion, and will teach courses in both departments as well as contribute to the College’s general education requirements. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

To apply, go to https://whitmanhr.simplehire.com/, click “Faculty” and “Assistant or Associate Professor of Anthropology and Religion (Global Christianity).” The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. In their application, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In addition, because Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community, applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement.

Deadline: October 15, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual conferences of the American Anthropological Association and the American Academy of Religion, or by special arrangement.

Questions about the application process or the position should be directed to either Professor Suzanne Morrissey (morrisse@whitman.edu) or Professor Jonathan Walters (walterjs@whitman.edu). No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. For additional information about Whitman College and the Walla Walla area, see www.whitman.edu and www.wallawalla.org.

  • Deadline: October 15, 2018.
  • Hello!  Has anyone heard anything about this search?  I think that they are doing interviews at AAR.
  • ---Conference Interview Requested 11/5
  • Got a request for conference interview on 11/5; waiting to hear back from committee

Yale-NUS College (Singapore) - Open-Rank Position in Religion and the EnvironmentEdit

Yale-NUS College, Singapore, invites applications for two open-rank, tenured/tenure-track positions (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) in Environmental Studies. Successful candidates will work within a multi-disciplinary teaching team to deliver an environmental-studies curriculum tailored to a top liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities (https://envs.yale-nus.edu.sg/) include contributing to the Introduction to Environmental Studies module, offering specialized courses in the candidate’s field, supervision of senior capstone projects, and teaching into the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum. Candidates must demonstrate a clear passion for undergraduate teaching.  

  • Environmental Science: We welcome applicants in any environmental science discipline, with preference for candidates with tropical-system experience in marine conservation, marine ecology, or marine pollution and ecotoxicology. Post-doctoral experience is required for junior candidates.
  • Environmental Humanities: We welcome applicants from candidates working in environmental humanities, with a preference for candidates in environmental history, or in religion and the environment. We especially seek candidates with demonstrated connections to the social sciences, who can mentor students and offer courses at the intersection of the humanities and social sciences around pressing environmental concerns.  

Research achievement should include publications in leading peer-reviewed journals commensurate with career stage and scholarly field, as well as demonstrated ability or potential to secure research funding. For both positions, successful applicants will be expected to develop an active research programme that invites student engagement, while competing successfully for external funding.  

Regionally-relevant experience or research focus is a plus.  We invite applications from candidates whose research and teaching will contribute to the integration of diverse aspects of environmental studies. Applicants should clearly describe their future trajectory of research and publication. Yale-NUS is a highly selective liberal arts and science college in Singapore, established in 2011 by Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Our small size (1,000 undergraduate students and ~ 100 FTE faculty) allows for close student-faculty interaction, while our association with the National University of Singapore, the country’s flagship research institution, provides access to rich library and other research resources.  

Applications should include the following: (1) a cover letter explaining why a position in environmental studies at Yale-NUS College is of interest; (2) a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications and relevant teaching experience; (3) a statement on research activity and trajectory; (4) a description of teaching experience and philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s mission and curriculum; and (5) teaching evaluations. These should be submitted as a single combined PDF document via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS.

For Assistant Professor candidates, please have three academic referees submit a written statement of support via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS. For candidates at the associate or full professor ranks, please provide names and contact information of three academic referees. 

  • Review of applications will begin on 31 October and continue until the positions are filled. Short-listed candidates will be notified soon thereafter; unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. The interview process will require an on-campus visit for each short-listed candidate, to include a research presentation, a sample class, and formal interviews. Questions should be addressed to search committee chair Professor Michael Maniates (michael.maniates@yale-nus.edu.sg).

2018-2019 THEOLOGY JOBS and/or Divinity School Positions - Full-Time / Tenure-TrackEdit

Baylor University (TX) - Practical TheologyEdit

The George W. Truett Theological Seminary seeks a dynamic scholar with a specialization in World Christianity and Witness/Missions, Spiritual Formation or Family/Youth Ministry to fill this position beginning August 2019. For position details and application information please visit: http://baylor.edu/hr/faculty.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Educations Great Colleges to Work For. The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, (http://baylor.edu/profuturis) and academic strategic plan, Illuminate (http://baylor.edu/illuminate). As the worlds largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries. Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicants religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/15/18 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11/30/2018. APPLICATION PROCEDURE: : Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and transcripts. Include names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals from whom you have requested letters of recommendation. Materials must be submitted electronically to: Michael_Stroope@Baylor.edu

Boston University (MA) - TheologyEdit

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar in theology, holding a PhD or ThD in theology or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and having potential for a strong record of publications in the field. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. We seek candidates who will build on Boston University’s historic commitment to pursuing philosophical theology from a comparative perspective with expertise in study areas beyond the western European traditions such as (but not limited to) Asian, African, Latinx, Womanist, Queer, and/or Postcolonial studies. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach an introduction to the philosophical tradition(s) in which they are expert, the core introductory sequence in theology, as well as specialized courses in their area of expertise. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, conducting research, and contributing to the larger work of the School. The School is committed to the formation of intercultural competence and social justice in all aspects of our learning community, and we seek candidates who are eager and skilled in providing leadership to realize these goals.

Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders at the masters and doctoral level for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and other organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year as part of the master’s and doctoral programs of the School of Theology.

Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. 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 Faculty 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, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
  • Anyone hear from Boston yet? (11/22)
  • Interviews were held at AAR (11/22)
  • I had a skype interview with them on 11/12

Calvin College (MI) - Biblical Studies or Christian TheologyEdit

Calvin College is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology to join the Department of Religion beginning August 2019. The rank of the position is open.

REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience: Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. Primary expertise in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology is required. Successful candidates will have a PhD.

Faith and Educational Commitment: 1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. See Educating for Shalom. 2. Commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith with learning and student development.

Diversity Commitment: Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES: The standard faculty load is 21-24 semester hours distributed over two semesters and a January interim term. Faculty are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.

FACULTY RESOURCES: Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/).

ABOUT THE RELIGION PROGRAM: A department in the humanities, the Department of Religion teaches courses in Biblical Studies, Christian Theology, and World Religions, along with cognate subjects. It teaches courses fulfilling Calvin College’s general education requirements, for which most students take two Religion courses, and offers a Religion Major, Religion Minor, and a Religion Minor in Secondary Education.

ABOUT CALVIN COLLEGE: Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.

  • TO APPLY: Please submit 1) a full curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian college; and 3) at least three letters of recommendation. Send these documents to the Dr. Kenneth Pomykala, Chair, Department of Religion, Calvin College, 1845 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402 (pomk@calvin.edu) by September 26, 2018.

Claremont School of Theology (CA)Practice of Ministry (Liturgy) Edit

Assistant Professor Practice of Ministry, Southern California School of Theology dba Claremont School of Theology is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor Practice of Ministry. Requirements: Requires Doctor of Ministry (DMin) or Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies or related plus 1 year of experience as a Graduate Level Theology Professor, Teaching Assistant or related. Salary: $71,147.00. To Apply: Mail your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to: Human Resources, Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711.

  • Positions will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Screening begins immediately.

College of St. Scholastica (MN) - Theology and Religious StudiesEdit

The College of St. Scholastica invites applications for the tenure track position of Assistant or Associate Professor in the Theology and Religious Studies Department. The candidate must hold a doctorate in a theological discipline. While the specialization is open, the department has a specific need for a generalist with expertise in systematic, historical, or moral theology. Departmental administrative experience is helpful. The department values diversity among its faculty, and so especially encourages women and persons of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities to apply. We seek a colleague who is committed to inclusive excellence in her/his teaching and scholarship. Salary will be commensurate with experience and rank.

Candidates should have an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic Benedictine mission of the college. Administrative experience, strong communication and interpersonal skills are helpful. We seek a colleague who is committed to multiculturalism and inclusive excellence in their teaching and scholarship.

A doctorate in a theological discipline is required. Evidence of teaching excellence and research is important. The candidate will teach undergraduate courses in her/his area of expertise as well as in other theological areas. Experience with online teaching and delivery methods is preferred.

THE COLLEGE: The College of St. Scholastica is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded. The College serves an enrollment of over 4,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout six schools- nursing, arts and letters, business and technology, education, health sciences, and sciences. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks CSS among the best colleges and universities in the region for academic excellence and in 2017 Money magazine's "best colleges for your money" list ranked St. Scholastica in the top 5 percent nationwide, based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.csshrjobs.com.

  • Deadline not stated (posted 10/15/18)
  • --> Has anyone heard from Scholastica yet? (11/8/2018)
  • Nothing yet! (11/22)
  • Request for Zoom interview (12/11) x2

DeSales University (PA) - Catholic TheologyEdit

DESALES UNIVERSITY, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology to begin Fall, 2019. Although this is a non-tenure position, the successful applicants can take advantage of our generous long-term contracts with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track position in the distant future.

We seek someone who is rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition, enjoys teaching undergraduates, and is respectful of the Catholic and Salesian mission of the university. A Ph.D. and college teaching experience preferred. Duties include teaching four courses per semester and committee work.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and photocopies of transcripts to Brian M. Kane, Ph.D., Head, Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568. Electronic submissions should be emailed to Maryanne.Charlton@desales.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2018. DeSales University is a Catholic liberal arts institution on a beautiful 500-acre campus in the Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania, approximately one hour from Philadelphia and one and a half hours from New York City. EOE For further information, please visit our web site http://www.desales.edu/
  • According to the confirmation email I received after submitting my materials, review of applications will begin on Monday, November 26, 2018
  • They've invited some to interview.
  • Skype interview November 20, 2018

Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Old Testament (Open Rank)Edit

Duke University Divinity School seeks to make a faculty appointment in Old Testament, effective for July 2019. We welcome nominations for and applications from persons who have outstanding scholarly expertise in the critical interpretation of the Old Testament. Competence in the interpretation of the Old Testament as Christian scripture is highly desirable, as is competence in the history, culture, languages, and religious thought of the ancient Near East. The candidate appointed to this position will be expected to teach and offer leadership both in the Divinity School’s master’s degree programs and at the doctoral level.

The rank is open. Faculty rank and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience. A Ph.D., Th.D., or equivalent, are requisite. A professional masters degree in a theological discipline, and experience in ministry, lay or ordained, are desirable. Women, ethnic minorities, and United Methodists are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11172

Nominations for and questions about the position should be sent to Ms. Jacquelyn Norris at jnorris@div.duke.edu.

  • 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, 2018.

Duke University Divinity School (NC) - Warren Professor of Catholic TheologyEdit

Duke University Divinity School seeks nominations and applications to fill the Warren Endowed Chair of Catholic Theology at the rank of distinguished Full Professor, effective for July 2019. The recipient shall be a scholar of eminence and excellence in the field of Catholic Theology broadly construed (i.e., systematic, constructive, historical, liturgical, etc.). The recipient will have teaching responsibilities in the Divinity School and potentially at Trinity College, at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and will also be involved with continuing education seminars with non-degree clergy and lay people for the Catholic Church as deemed appropriate.

Applications should be submitted at the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11173

Nominations for and questions about the position should be sent to Ms. Jacquelyn Norris at jnorris@div.duke.edu.

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, 2018.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (IL) - EthicsEdit

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants to fill a new position in Ethics. The successful candidate will possess expertise in at least one specialty (e.g., theological ethics, social ethics, political theology, bioethics, business ethics, virtue ethics, feminist ethics, womanist ethics), and a strong working knowledge of one other specialty or discipline (e.g., economics, political science, sociology, history, biblical studies, philosophy).

The selected candidate is expected to provide classroom and online instruction in all the degree programs, supervise theses and dissertations, and undertake governance responsibilities. Selection criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and publications, combined with active participation in church and professional associations. Rank is negotiable.

The chosen candidate is expected to work with the Director of the Stead Center in developing and coordinating coursework and co-curricular initiatives that complement and draw support from the Center’s programs and activities. The mission of the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Center for Ethics and Values is to promote teaching and research along a wide range of theological topics and moral issues. The Stead Center is committed to drawing upon and promoting dialogue among the church, academy and society in a manner in which no sharp distinction is drawn between “theory” and “practice.” Or stated differently, the Stead Center is dedicated to the proposition that there is nothing more practical than a good idea, and nothing more ideal than good practice.

Garrett-Evangelical is an AA/EO employer. Send application letter, vita and names of three references to Alicia Howell, Administrator for Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 or to alicia.howell@garrett.edu.

  • Position begins July 1, 2019. 
  • Review of dossiers will begin September 15, 2018 and remain open until filled.
  • Applied (x2)
  • Has anyone heard anything on this?
  • Email in reply to application said that next contact would be by phone (if at all).
  • 11/3 received email update: "This is an update to let you know that applications submitted for the New Position in Ethics at Garrett-Theological Seminary are still being reviewed. If you are selected as a candidate for an interview, you can expect a phone call from our search committee."
  • 11/9 received email invitation to interview at AAR

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (IL) - Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Chair in Systematic/Constructive TheologyEdit

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants to fill the Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Chair in Systematic/Constructive Theology at the rank of associate or full professor. The chair was previously occupied by Dr. Henry J. Young (2002-2008) and Dr. Stephen G. Ray, Jr. (2008-2017). This chair was established in honor of Dr. Neal F. Fisher who served Garrett-Evangelical for 21 years as professor of theology and president.

The successful candidate will be equipped to interpret Christian faith in light of pervasive themes in the history of Christian thought and have expert knowledge in African American traditions and Black religions. Criteria include demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and publications, combined with active participation in church and professional associations.

African American candidates are encouraged to apply. AA/EO employer. Send application letter, vita and names of three references to Alicia Howell, Administrator for Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201 or to alicia.howell@garrett.edu.

  • Position begins July 1, 2019.
  • Review of dossiers will begin September 15, 2018 and remain open until filled.

George Fox University (OR) - TheologyEdit

George Fox University announces a tenure-track faculty position in Theology, to begin on August 15, 2019.

Rank: Assistant Professor, but open to exceptionally qualified candidates at the Associate level.

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion. Professors teach all truth as God's truth, integrating all fields of learning around the person and work of Jesus Christ, bringing the divine revelations through sense, reason, and intuition to the confirming test of Scripture. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University is an institution that values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Teaching: Teach general and specialized courses in theology (open to specializations in either systematic or pastoral theology). Teach courses in pastoral ministry, spiritual formation, or ministry leadership. Scholarship: Actively engage in scholarship in theological guilds as called for in the George Fox University Faculty Handbook. Demonstrate capability to connect academic theological discourse and the vibrant life of the church. Service: Participate in the ongoing support of the seminary and university programs and curriculum. Support the relationship between the seminary/university and ecclesial communities. Serve on faculty committees, participate in the life of the university and seminary community, provide academic advisement to students, and engage in other duties associated with fulltime faculty members.

Qualifications: All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith. A PhD in theology or a related field. ABD will be considered but only if PhD will be in hand by August 15, 2019. Teaching experience, and commitment to support, traditional classroom, online, and hybrid course delivery at the graduate level. Demonstration of scholarship, such as academic conference presentations and peer-reviewed scholarly publications. Commitment to training both women and men as pastors and ministry leaders. Demonstrated commitment to the university's statement on diversity: http://www.georgefox.edu/diversity/ All candidates must have legal authority to permanently work in the US. As a Christ-centered community, George Fox University and Portland Seminary value diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become a more inclusive community, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty.

Salary and Rank: Appointment at the Assistant Professor level is anticipated, though candidates with significant teaching experience at previous institutions may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Application Procedures apply only through this website

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. [posting expires 1 Nov. 2018]
  • Any news here? (11/2)
  • Still no news?
  • I've still not heard anything, though I seem to remember the ad saying that GFU would be inviting candidates to interview at AAR. I can't imagine they'd wait this long before contacting people if that is indeed their plan. I've taken that to mean I didn't make the cut, but I have no actual evidence for that claim.
  • Received rejection letter (12/3)
  • A colleague has an AAR interview and had a phone or Skype interview previously.

Gwynedd Mercy University (PA) - Religious Studies / TheologyEdit

The School of Arts and Sciences at Gwynedd Mercy University, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in Religious Studies to begin August 2019.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: A PhD in religious studies or theology is required. The ideal candidate is a generalist who can teach scriptures, morality, church history, Christology, systematic/fundamental theology, and world religions, as well as someone with a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Candidates should be able to articulate how their teaching, scholarship, and/or service aligns with and contributes to the University’s commitment to social justice through the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: earth, immigration, non-violence, racism and women.

Gwynedd Mercy University believes that diversity in our campus community enriches the educational experience of its students by providing them with the opportunity to learn from individuals of various backgrounds. Because of this belief, Gwynedd Mercy strongly encourages applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups who are committed to our mission to apply for our faculty openings. Please visit gmercyu.edu for information regarding our mission, core values, and beliefs.

  • For full consideration, applicants should submit a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy by November 26, 2018. Candidates chosen for campus interviews will be expected to provide official undergraduate and graduate transcripts before they can be hired. In addition to applying online, applicants can send additional requested documents to HR@gmercyu.edu (please include job title and code).
    • Invitation for phone interview 12/7
    • Invitation for phone interview 12/9
  • Good for you --- they are going quick -- 

Humboldt-University of Berlin (DEU) - Islamic Theology (4 Positions)Edit

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a Full Professorship „Islamic Text Studies” (Koran and Hadith) (W3). From October 1, 2019.

The teaching and research focus of this professorship is on the Koran, as well as on the traditions of the Prophet’s teachings and life (Hadith and Sira). Both the historical contexts of the texts and their traditions of interpretation, as well as their conveyance and interpretation with respect to the present-day realities of Muslims’ lives, are to be the subject of research. The inclusion of different doctrinal currents (in particular Sunna and Shia) and the consideration of gender aspects in exegesis are desirable. Furthermore, a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation is expected both within the Humboldt-Universität, as well as with other research institutions in the Berlin area.

With respect to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the establishment of the undergraduate Bachelor’s programmes, the Master’s programmes in Islamic Theology and “Islam und Gesellschaft”, as well as to the envisaged doctoral programme.

The successful candidate will also be required to support the establishment and self-administration of the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the ‘Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

  • Please send your application until September 27, 2018 and quoting the reference number PR/019/18 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Metzler, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably in electronic form in one pdf file to: berufungen.islamtheo@hu-berlin.de. The application should include a sample of five scholarly publications by the applicant. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only. Please visit our website http://www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a Full Professorship “Islamic Religious Education and Practical Theology” (W3) from October 1, 2019.

The successful candidate’s research work and teaching will focus on the diversity of religious practices in the context of our constantly changing modern world. This professorship will be responsible for the training of teachers of religious education and, to this end, takes into account the diversity of religious experiences on the part of Muslim children and young adults, as well as the plurality of Islamic concepts of identity. In addition to an interreligious pedagogical approach, a focus on gender issues in the school context is also desirable; questions of community pedagogy and general pastoral care / religious welfare should also be addressed. A willingness to cooperate with related fields at the Humboldt-Universität is a requirement.

With respect to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the structure of the Bachelor’s programmes, the Master’s programmes in Islamic Theology (in particular with teacher training option) and the Master’s programme “Islam und Gesellschaft”, as well as to the envisaged doctoral programme.

The successful candidate will also be required to support the establishment and self-administration of the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the ‘Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

  • Please send your application until September 27, 2018, and quoting the reference number PR/020/18 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Metzler, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably in electronic form in one pdf file to: berufungen.islamtheo@hu-berlin.de. The application should include a sample of five scholarly publications by the applicant. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only. Please visit our website http:///www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a Full Professorship “Islamic Law in the Past and Present” (W3) from October 1, 2019.

This professorship addresses religious jurisprudence (Fiqh), the methodology of law (Usul al-fiqh) and the philosophy of law in the classical canon of Islamic theology. It considers not only jurisprudence in the narrower sense, but also the general life orientation in accordance with religious values. Legal norms and their traditional sources and theoretical foundations will be contextualised and problematised in teaching and research with respect to the conditions of a society in a global context.

The inclusion of different doctrinal currents (in particular Sunna and Shia) and the consideration of gender aspects in the pursuit of justice are desirable. Proven expertise on the part of the professor in a field of secular law is expressly desired. It is expected that the successful candidate will cooperate with related subject disciplines at the Humboldt-Universität.

With respect to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the structure of the Bachelor’s programmes, the Master’s programmes in Islamic Theology (in particular with teacher training option) and the Master’s programme “Islam und Gesellschaft”, as well as to the envisaged doctoral programme.

The successful candidate will also be required to support the establishment and self-administration of the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the ‘Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

  • Please send your application until September 27, 2018, and quoting the reference number PR/021/18 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Metzler, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably in electronic form in one pdf file to: berufungen.islamtheo@hu-berlin.de. The application should include a sample of five scholarly publications by the applicant. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only. Please visit our website http://www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a Junior Professorship for “Islamic Philosophy and the Foundations of Belief” with Tenure Track (W1). From October 1, 2019.

This is a tenure track position. In order to verify whether the individual performance meets the requirements of a permanent employment, an evaluation process will be opened not later than after five years of service.

With Kalām (speculative theology) and Islamic philosophy and mysticism, this professorship focuses on three key fields of Islamic scholarship. In his or her research and teaching, the successful candidate will address the historical contextualisation of various mystical, philosophical and doctrinal currents (in particular Sunna and Shia), including the reception of classical and late antique sciences, especially Aristotelian and neo-Platonic thought. Conveying and interpreting these currents with a view to contemporary theological and (religious) philosophical discourses also falls within the remit of this professorship. A focus on gender aspects in research work is also desirable. An outstanding doctorate in the field of Islamic theology relevant to these research areas is therefore a requirement. Furthermore, a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation is expected both with other faculties and institutes of the Humboldt-Universität, as well as with other research institutions in the Berlin area.

With respect to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the structure of the undergraduate Bachelor’s programmes, the Master’s programmes in Islamic Theology and “Islam and Society”, as well as to the envisaged doctoral programme.

The successful candidate will also be required to support the establishment and self-administration of the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 102a of the ‘Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

  • Please send your application until September 27, 2018, and quoting the reference number JP/016/18 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Metzler, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably in electronic form in one pdf file to: berufungen.islamtheo@hu-berlin.de. The application should include a sample of four scholarly publications and a research project proposal by the applicant. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only. Please visit our website http://www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version
  • Not sure these are neutral RS positions. German universities--often to the chagrin of Religious Studies faculties--have been instituting Islamic theology departments which mirror their Catholic and Protestant counterparts. An important role they play is training teachers for religion classes in public schools. These will probably not be value neutral positions. But I am willing to be told otherwise.
  • Quite right, these are positions in Islamic theology (Islamische Theologie), not in Religious Studies with a focus on Islam (Religionswissenschaft, Forschungsschwerpunkt Islam). German theology departments are amphibious. Scholars are expected to participate in both the emic and etic discourses, and the confessional side is not nominal nor peripheral. As far as I understand it, the point of all this is to contribute in a positive way to the public role of religion in society. In other words, these will be good positions for scholars who are happy to wear their beliefs and practice on their sleeves while they do the scientific work. If you are not a practicing Muslim, do not bother applying.

KU Leuven (BEL) - Biblical Studies / New TestamentEdit

At the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies of KU Leuven a full-time position (100%) is vacant of the tenured academic staff in the area of Biblical Studies with the following emphases: exegesis of the New Testament, Early Christian literature, reception history of the New Testament (in the Early Church), Biblical hermeneutics and theology. The Research Unit Biblical Studies is part of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies. In recent years, the quality of the research and teaching of this Faculty received high appreciation by independent accreditation commissions and leading international rankings. The Faculty and the Research Unit Biblical Studies developed extended national and international networks in the academic world. The research infrastructure of the Faculty and the Research Unit are excellent. Every year the Research Unit Biblical Studies organizes international colloquia and expert seminars (including the annual Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense). Members of the Research Unit are responsible for internationally recognized publications (journals and series) and supervise a stable and diverse group of talented national and international doctoral students in a stimulating and supportive work sphere.

For more information please contact: Anne Demoulin, Administrative director of the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Sint-Michielsstraat 4, bus 3100, B-3000 Leuven, e-mail: anne.demoulin@kuleuven.be, or Prof. Pol Ghesquière, research coordinator of the Humanities and Social Sciences Group (pol.ghesquiere@kuleuven.be, tel.: +32 16 32 62 34). For more information on guidelines and application procedure please contact Mrs. Kristin Vermeylen (kristin.vermeylen@kuleuven.be , tel. +32 16 32 09 07) or Mrs. Christelle Maeyaert (christelle.maeyaert@kuleuven.be , tel. +32 16 31 41 94).

More detailed information is available on following website.

  • Deadline: September 28, 2018.

Loyola Marymount University (CA) - African American Religious Thought and Practice (incl. Black Theology)Edit

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in African American Religious Thought and Practice at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2019.

The Department seeks candidates who possess broad familiarity with African American religious thought and practice. Disciplinary expertise is open. The successful candidate will teach courses in Black theology and African American religious traditions; research and teach within the context of the diverse religious and cultural reality of Los Angeles; and teach in the University Core, the Theological Studies Major and Minor programs, and the Master of Arts programs in Theology and Pastoral Theology. The teaching load is 2-2-3-2 over a four-semester sequence. Applicants must show promise of excellence in both teaching and research. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required; exceptional ABDs will be considered.

Candidates should apply through the LMU Human Resources online application portal: http://jobs.lmu.edu. 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 through 5 must be uploaded at time of application. Only online applications will be accepted. Three letters of recommendation (requirement 6) also have a deadline of October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Each letter should be emailed by the recommender directly to the search committee chair’s email address: Tracy.Tiemeier@lmu.edu. The subject line should read: “[Candidate Name] Recommendation for African American Religious Thought and Practice.” Applications missing any of the materials or arriving after October 15, 2018 will not be considered. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Tracy Tiemeier, Chair, African American Religious Thought and Practice Search Committee: Tracy.Tiemeier@lmu.edu. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Denver. Applicants who are not at the meeting may be requested to have on-line video interviews.

  • The application deadline is October 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm (PST).

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - Political and/or Liberation TheologiesEdit

Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate level in Political and/or Liberation Theologies, beginning August 2019.

The successful applicant would have the ability to teach courses in several IPS programs, in particular social justice. Moreover, the successful applicant will bring an earned doctorate in a related field. Expertise in Political and/or Liberation Theologies as well as a strong record of (or clear potential for) excellence in research, teaching, distinguished scholarship, and student mentorship is desired.

Candidates must be supportive of Loyola’s Catholic and Jesuit mission. Now in its sixth decade as one of the premier academic programs in education for ministry, the IPS contributes vitally to this mission, offering Masters Degrees in pastoral studies, divinity, spirituality, pastoral counseling, counseling for ministry, and social justice.

  • Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references through Loyola’s online application system at: http://www.careers.luc.edu. Applications should be received by December 14, 2018 for full consideration. Inquiries about the position should be directed to: Heidi Russell, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, hrussell@luc.edu

Loyola University Chicago (IL) - Systematic Theology (Feminist Theologies)Edit

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Theology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in Systematic Theology (Roman Catholic) beginning in the academic year 2019-20.

Ideal candidates should be theologians with a specific expertise in contemporary systematic theology and the Roman Catholic theological tradition with a strong historical and/or philosophical training. Particular areas of expertise should include an emphasis on feminist theologies and might also include one of the following, among others: the study of gender and race, theology and culture, theology and politics, eco-theology, and theology and science / technology.

Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Christian Theology or the History of Christian Thought (Reformation to Modern Periods) at both the undergraduate and graduate level; and they should be prepared to teach a variety of other graduate and undergraduate courses that serve the department’s diverse multi-cultural and multi-religious student body as well as the Jesuit students in the First Studies program. In addition, candidates for the position must demonstrate a record of substantial and active scholarship; an ability to serve as a public spokesperson on issues of contemporary concern in Roman Catholicism; and overall excellence in teaching and student mentorship. Special attention will also be given to candidates with research interests that are in conversation with Christian Ethics.

Applicants should apply on-line at https://www.careers.luc.edu and submit a letter of intent, a current Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of teaching and research. They also should provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but might be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact: theology@luc.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Marian University (IN) - TheologyEdit

Marian University-Indianapolis, is a Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Marian University has experienced significant growth over the last decade and is expanding its academic offerings. The Department of Theology and Philosophy seeks qualified applicants for the position of full-time, tenure-track faculty member in Theology. Area of specialization is open, but candidates should be able to assist the department in one or more of the following areas: systematic theology, moral theology, or Old Testament. Candidates should possess the ability to engage both traditional undergraduates and graduate students in a professional pastoral ministry degree program. This position reports to the Chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy, situated within Marian's College of Arts and Sciences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching load: 4/4, with course release for graduate teaching as needed; Contribution to a wide array of teaching outlets, including the general education curriculum, undergraduate major curriculum, undergraduate seminary, and graduate program in pastoral ministry; Sharing in the ongoing development and implementation of our projects within the department, especially our growing programs in pastorally attentive theology; Collaboration and coordination with the Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry; University service, including participation on faculty committees.

Requirements include: Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University; A completed Ph.D. in theology or equivalent degree by date of hire; Capacity for effective teaching; Potential for ongoing research, publication, and activity in professional associations.

Marian University is located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation's preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report's list of Midwest Region colleges, as well as Money magazine's list of Top 10 schools in Indiana "For Your Money". Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university's culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 - the state's first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University's football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 42 national titles.

  • Review of applications will begin 15 November 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly work. All applications should be submitted to hr@marian.edu.
See Talk:Religious Studies and Theology 2018-2019 for discussion of hiring practices at this school.
  • I heard some interesting info on this school/dept/position --- something about them starting a MA program but not really supporting the person they hired, etc. Didn't sound good.
  • Good thing about the cycling titles --- if you get this job you should practice cycling so you can ride away from this nepotistic craphole as quickly as you can.
  • Dude, chill. We know you don't like the place. One comment would have sufficed
  • Hear, hear.
  • How about 3 comments? -- this place sucks -- but hey apply if you really feel the need to suffer. 
  • -Asked for additional information, 11/12/2018
  • Was that information -- hey, do you have a wife or husband we can hire, too?

Marywood University (PA) - Religious Studies (Catholic Social Ethics)Edit

The Marywood University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Religious Studies to begin August 2019.

Summary of Duties: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate core curriculum courses and undergraduate courses in the major. Student advisement, commitment to scholarly activities, and participation in university, professional, and community service are expected. A full-time teaching load is 21 credits per academic year.

Marywood University is a comprehensive Catholic institution sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary located in northeastern Pennsylvania. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.marywood.edu.

Requirements: Educational: Qualifications: Required: Doctorate (ABD considered) in Religious Studies or Theology, with a specialization in Catholic Social Ethics. Ph.D. must be completed by August 2019. Preferred: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Theology with a specialization in Catholic Social Ethics. Background and preparation to teach World Religions/non-Christian traditions. Prior college teaching experience. Online teaching experience.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcripts, and letters from three references. At least one of the references should be able to speak about the applicant's teaching ability. Please direct all application materials to: pos31asstproftt@maryu.marywood.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • New job listing posted in the AAR/SBL Employment Listings, with the folowing information: "Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   To assure full consideration, please submit all materials by December 31, 2018."
  • --> Has anyone actually heard from Marywood yet? (11/8/2018)
  • No-- and that is actually a good thing--- 
  • why?
  • Because this place has a weak Theo department.  They hired someone a few years ago on a one-year -- and now are hiring again? Can't keep people or do not want to keep people -- most likely because it was a male and not a liberal feminist.

Mount Saint Mary College (NY) - Moral or Systematic TheologyEdit

The Division of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies position beginning in fall of 2019.

The ideal candidate will be a generalist with a specialization in either systematic or moral theology, familiarity with Catholic intellectual tradition and other religious traditions, with prior teaching experience. A Ph.D., S.T.D. or equivalent is desired at the time of appointment.

The position requires teaching core classes in the traditional and online formats.

The applicant is expected to support the College’s mission as a Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. The Mandatum is not required, but strongly encouraged.

Please apply through the MSMC employment page and include a letter of application, CV and three letters of reference.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. [posted 9/12/18]
  • Has anyone heard anything about this one?  (10/15/2018) 
  • No word. Seems to be taking a long time.
  • Still nothing, 11/8/2018
  • I had some contact with them a long while ago -- but it wasn't about an interview. Since then -- nothing .
  • What is going on with this place?

Notre Dame of Maryland University (MD) - Christian EthicsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Notre Dame of Maryland University (NDMU) seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Christian Ethics beginning August 2019. The Department of Religious Studies offers courses for newly designed General Education Program and a major and minor. In keeping with the School Sisters of Notre Dame's Catholic commitment at NDMU, the department emphasizes our Catholic and SSND heritage; students' journeys toward understanding their meaning and purpose; an appreciation of world religions; and Catholic social teachings. The successful candidate will have scholarly expertise in theological, biomedical, and comparative ethics.

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 our interdisciplinary General Education Program are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities will include: teaching undergraduate theology courses face-to-face and online, primarily in the University's General Education Program, teaching for the major in Religious studies, developing a robust research and writing agenda in the theological field of Christian Ethics, service in the department, college, university and broader profession.

Requirements: The qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics or related discipline by August 2019; proficiency in Catholic theology is required for teaching of General Education courses introducing students to our Religious Studies and Theology curriculum; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Additional Information: Notre Dame of Maryland University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or protected veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy: Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 4701 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210, 410-532-5109.

For all other employment inquiries, please contact Human Resources at 410-532-5898 or human_resources@ndm.edu. Notre Dame of Maryland University is an EEO/AA employer.

Application Instructions: All applicants must apply online through this site and include: Letter of interest - can be addressed to Debra Franklin, dean of the school of arts, sciences and business; Curriculum vitae; Statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential Samples of scholarly writing (up to 2 publications or dissertation chapters); Names and contact information for three references.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt. Only complete applications submitted through the portal will be considered. (posted 10/22/18)
  • Has anyone heard from NDMU yet? (11/8/2018)

Oklahoma State University (OK) - Religious Studies (2 Positions - incl. Hebrew Scripture, N.T. Studies and/or Systematic/Constructive Theology)Edit

The Religious Studies program at Oklahoma State University invites applications for two faculty positions at the level of Teaching Assistant Professor (career-track renewable contract) beginning August 2019.  Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related discipline at time of employment and some teaching experience required.  Areas of specialization must include at least one of the following:  Hebrew Scripture, New Testament Studies, Early Church History (Apostolic Era to 1200), Systematic/Constructive Theology.  Must be able to teach undergraduate lectures and seminars in at least three of the following: Hebrew Scripture, New Testament Studies, Jesus in Historical Context, Paul and the Early Church, Classic Christian Writings.  4/3 teaching load.   This is a teaching-oriented position with some service/committee work expected and research encouraged.  Benefits and competitive salary.  Career-track includes path to promotion to Teaching Associate Professor (w/o tenure).  Submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Writing sample optional. To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 7. Candidates might be requested to supply additional materials. The filling of this position is contingent upon availability of funding. Please contact Lawrence Pasternack with questions at l.pasternack@okstate.edu

Application Instructions: Submit cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Writing sample optional.

  • To receive full consideration, complete applications should be received by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 7. Candidates might be requested to supply additional materials.

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, 2019. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are asked to forward (1) a letter of interest, (2) a CV (including bibliography), and (3) a list of three potential recommenders to academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15.
  • Any Updates? (13 Nov. 2018)
  • Emails went out 2 wks ago to schedule first-round video chat interviews in December. (11/26/18)

Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Kyung-Chik Han Chair of Asian American TheologyEdit

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar to occupy the Kyung-Chik Han Chair of Asian American Theology. Applicants should be theologians (systematic, constructive, or historical) whose scholarship and teaching give critical attention to Asian American experience and ecclesial life. Other areas of specialization are open to negotiation. Candidates should be willing to contribute to the Asian American Program at PTS. Appointment at the level of associate or full professor will be made with tenure. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track, but the appointee will only occupy the Han Chair upon successful completion of the Seminary’s tenure and promotion review process. 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 masters’ and Ph.D. degree programs, pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send (1) a letter of interest; (2) a CV (including bibliography); and (3) a list of three potential recommenders to academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Old TestamentEdit

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant or 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.C.E.F., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send (1) a letter of interest; (2) a CV (including bibliography); and (3) a list of three potential recommenders to academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.

Princeton Theological Seminary (NJ) - Pastoral TheologyEdit

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Pastoral Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates must display a vital theological and ecclesiastical understanding of pastoral theology and hold the M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees or their equivalents. The successful candidate is expected to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced courses in pastoral care and counseling in all masters’ degree programs and to offer Ph.D.-level seminars in Pastoral Theology. In addition, he or she will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of one or more specialized areas of research and practice, such as intercultural pastoral care; models of care and leadership in a congregational context; pastoral responses to mental illness; healthcare and behavioral health ministry; gender issues in pastoral care; developmental psychology; and/or the psychology of religion. Preference will be given to a scholar with multicultural competencies in pastoral theology and with past experience in care professions, such as congregational ministry, counseling, institutional chaplaincy, community health agencies, social work, or mental health advocacy. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), all faculty are expected to be able to work constructively within a diverse theological environment informed by the Reformed tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send (1) a letter of interest; (2) a CV (including bibliography); and (3) a list of three potential recommenders to academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Any word on this search (10/31)?

Saint Louis University (MO) - Danforth Chair in Theological StudiesEdit

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service invites distinguished applicants for the Danforth Chair in the Department of Theological Studies. We seek an Associate or Full professor, and strongly encourage women and members of other under-represented groups to apply.

Saint Louis University is a nationally ranked research university and has set ambitious benchmarks for research excellence and productivity. The Department of Theological Studies has an outstanding record of research awards and publications with leading university presses and journals - the Danforth chair will be expected to strengthen this emphasis. Candidates will have a distinguished publication record and an ambitious research agenda commensurate with the rank at which they are hired.

The research agenda of the Danforth chair holder will diversify existing expertise as well as methodological approaches within the Department. Area of specialization is open, though the Chair will be expected to strengthen one or both concentrations of our redesigned doctoral program (Christianity in Antiquity and Christian Theology). For more information on these two programs and our faculty, please visit our website: https://www.slu.edu/arts-and-sciences/theological-studies.

The standard teaching assignment in the department is 2/2; the Danforth chair holder also receives a graduate assistant. Successful candidates will teach a range of subjects at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

As one of our visible leaders, the Danforth chair will be asked to stimulate innovation within the Department, represent us effectively to wider constituencies and strengthen recruitment efforts for our programs. A record of professional leadership in the candidate's field is highly desirable.

Regardless of his or her own faith tradition, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the university's Catholic and Jesuit mission, which affirms the importance of diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment(https://www.slu.edu/about/catholic-jesuit-identity/mission.php)

Saint Louis University, founded in 1818, is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. It is located in Midtown Saint Louis, within walking distance of the Theatre district and the Central West End, which was recently voted as one of the country's top 10 neighborhoods. We are surrounded by nationally ranked medical centers, abundant cultural and recreational venues, and the Midwest's premier innovation hub for technology research. Our region also boasts the 5 top-rated public school districts in Missouri.

All applications are made online at https://jobs.slu.edu and include a (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of research agenda, (4) a teaching statement where we invite you to reflect on high impact pedagogical practices and strategies for engaging a diverse student body, and (5) contact information for three letters of reference.

Questions about this position should be directed to the chair of the search: Mary Dunn, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63108. Contact email: mary.dunn@slu.edu.

  • We will begin reviewing applications immediately until the position is filled. (posted 8/31/18)
  • Any word here?

Santa Clara University (CA) - Theological Social EthicsEdit

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a private Jesuit Catholic university in Silicon Valley, invites applications for a tenure track position in theological social ethics to start September 1, 2019. The areas of focus are open, but all candidates must demonstrate familiarity with and an ability to engage Catholic social teaching. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can engage the diverse religious and social landscape of Silicon Valley and the complex challenges that arise in the region (e.g., immigration, social inequality, race relations). Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in theology or religious studies by the time of appointment; evidence of excellent university-level teaching; an agenda for scholarship leading to publication in the area of theological social ethics; and understand and support the University's Jesuit mission. An ability to contribute to the Department's Living Religions Collaborative is desirable.

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. The University is committed to the success of all members of its diverse student body (https://www.scu.edu/admission/undergraduate/choosing-scu/class-profile/). Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University.

The department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University is multidisciplinary, with over twenty full-time faculty representing a variety of fields in biblical, theological and religious studies (www.scu.edu/religiousstudies). The successful candidate will teach six courses per year on the quarter system, developing a range of undergraduate courses that would serve the department's participation in the University's Core Curriculum (http://www.scu.edu/provost/core), our major (http://www.scu.edu/cas/religious-studies/academic-programs/major/), and, as needed, the department's Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (http://www.scu.edu/cas/academics/graduate-program-in-pastoral-ministries/) . The graduate courses are offered both on-site for local students and in a hybrid in-person/online format for students in more distant California dioceses, so familiarity with teaching technologies (learning management systems, video conferencing) and online pedagogy is desirable. The undergraduate courses are on-site in a traditional classroom.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications and that potentially includes undergraduates, and will provide service to the department, College and University, as appropriate to rank. Candidates will also be expected to collaborate with the Centers of Distinction and other departments in interdisciplinary projects. Applicants are invited to visit the University's website (www.scu.edu) for background on Santa Clara's mission, scope of programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, demographic information on the diverse student population we serve, and “Santa Clara 2020,” the University's integrated strategic plan (https://www.scu.edu/santaclara2020/elements/elaborated/).

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package; housing assistance program

Basic Qualifications: Completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment (September 1, 2019).Evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching in upper- and lower-division classes is required at the time of appointment. Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication in the area of Theological Social Ethics is required.

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.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter or personal statement that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a projected research agenda, ( c) the applicant’s experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities, (d) a statement on how the applicant’s research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections and contribute to College or university priorities, and (e) the applicant’s understanding of the mission of Santa Clara as a Jesuit, Catholic university; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from any courses taught; (4) an example of scholarship (e.g., a dissertation chapter or in-press or published article); (5) contact information for three references (the University will solicit the letters from references directly upon submitting your application); and (6) graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable). Submit all application materials through the hiring portal at https://jobs.scu.edu.

  • Required documents are due by October 15, 2018. Only files with all documents submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. Questions about this posting may be directed to Philip Boo Riley, Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Chair, Search Committee:priley@scu.edu
  • --> Has anyone heard from Santa Clara yet?
  • 11/8-- Invitation to first round Zoom interview
  • 12/3-- Rejection email received

Spring Hill College (AL) - Theology - Biblical StudiesEdit

Spring Hill College invites applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, with a concentration in either Old or New Testament. Candidates should possess a firm grounding in traditional and contemporary methods of interpretation, interpretation within the Catholic tradition, and be able to teach both Old and New Testament courses.

The Theology Department is responsible for core courses for all students, courses for a small number of theology majors and minors, and staffing a moderate-sized, part time, blended format Masters theology program (about 60 students). The successful candidate would be able to teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs and be willing to serve as the director of the graduate theology program in the future.

The College puts the most emphasis for its faculty on teaching, but also expects service and scholarship.

Applicants are invited to visit our undergraduate website (http://departments2.shc.edu/theology/) and our graduate website (www.shc.edu/graduatetheology) for background on Spring Hill College's undergraduate and graduate theology programs and degrees offered.

Basic Qualifications: 1. Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biblical Studies by fall semester 2019. 2. Commitment to excellence in teaching and ongoing scholarship. 3. Evidence of qualities for academic administration (Director of Graduate Programs in Theology).

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will: teach eight courses per year on the semester system, including foundation courses in Biblical Studies (New and Old Testament) and undergraduate and graduate courses in specific areas of Bible (Prophets, Pentateuch, Synoptic Gospels, Letters of Paul, etc.). participate in regular faculty service and scholarship. direct and contribute to graduate comprehensive exam and thesis committees. have, or be willing to develop, expertise in rigorous and engaging on-line education (primarily for the Master's program). be able to serve as the Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Ministry in the future (for which there is one course release each semester). Start Date 08/01/2019 (approx)

  • Posting Detail Information: Open Date 10/16/2018. Review of Applications begins January 15, 2019. Open Until Filled.

St. Norbert College (WI) - Theology and Religious Studies (Christian Ethics)Edit

St. Norbert College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theology and Religious Studies at the rank of assistant professor. Ph.D. required. Start August 2019. Specialization in Christian Ethics with emphasis in social ethics and a secondary competence in ecclesiology. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, including Theology and Religious Studies courses in the Core Curriculum. This position includes regular teaching in the Master of Theological Studies Program.

Course load of three classes per semester. In addition to teaching, the responsibilities of this position include an active program of scholarship, student advising, service on college committees, and other typical collegial duties. More information is available at the Theology and Religious Studies web page, and in particular its relation to the mission of the college.

St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College's mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community. Please see the College Mission Statement, https://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html.

The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing communities with modern and historical housing options, top tier schools, and world-class healthcare. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies, as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. For additional information, visit http://www.thenewnorth.com/life-in-the-new-north.

  • Applications must be received by October 15. Dossiers for applicants should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, a list of references with contact information, and a list of the candidate’s graduate courses. Please send dossiers to: Dr. Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to kelly.krummel@snc.edu, addressed to Dr. Paul Johnson. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the AAR/SBL meeting in Denver.
  • Has anyone heard about this one yet?
  • 11/2 Received email invitation to AAR interview (x3)

St. Norbert College (WI) - Theology and Religious Studies (Constructive / Systematic Theologian)Edit

St. Norbert College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theology and Religious Studies at the rank of assistant professor. Start August 2019.

Course load of three classes per semester. In addition to teaching, the responsibilities of this position include an active program of scholarship, student advising, service on college committees, and other typical collegial duties. More information is available at the Theology and Religious Studies web page, and in particular its relation to the mission of the college.

Experience: Ph.D. required. Seeking a constructive and/or systematic theologian who undertakes (Catholic) theological reflection through sustained engagement with another religious tradition (for example, a comparative or interreligious theologian) and who is particularly attentive to the ritual practices that constitute traditions. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, including Theology and Religious Studies courses in the Core Curriculum. This position includes regular teaching in the Master of Theological Studies Program.

St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College's mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community. Please see the College Mission Statement, https://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html.

The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing communities with modern and historical housing options, top tier schools, and world-class healthcare. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies, as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. For additional information, visit http://www.thenewnorth.com/life-in-the-new-north.

  • Applications must be received by October 15. Dossiers for applicants should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, a list of references with contact information, and a list of the candidate’s graduate courses. Please send dossiers to: Dr. Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to kelly.krummel@snc.edu, addressed to Dr. Paul Johnson. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the AAR/SBL meeting in Denver.
  • AAR Interviews
  • Anybody heard from St. Norbert College?
  • 12/6 Rejection email

Union Presbyterian Seminary (VA) - Theology and EthicsEdit

Union Presbyterian Seminary invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Theology and Ethics (tenure-track), to serve primarily on our Richmond, Virginia campus. The candidate is competent in the areas of systematic/constructive theology, theological ethics, and the Reformed theological tradition. The person would teach regularly in the sequence of introduction to Christian theology for Master’s level students and introduction to Christian ethics. In addition, this colleague would be expected to offer electives in all degree programs and platforms, and seminars appropriate for the Th.M. and D.Min. degrees. Area of specialization is open, but special consideration will be given to those whose expertise complements our existing faculty, especially to applicants who do work in comparative theology, public theology, contextual theology, liberation theology, womanist theology and ethics, and/or theology and science. The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. in theology or theological ethics and is committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. The candidate has an interest in the constructive interpretation of Christian faith and life in conversation with other disciplines such as philosophy, the arts, and the natural and social sciences. The candidate is committed to theology as an ecumenical and interfaith venture, and seeks to understand their particular tradition within the broader stream of other Christian traditions, and the witness of other living faiths.

As a free-standing, denominational seminary, we value the active participation of our faculty in the worship and community life of our campus and their provision of resources for regional churches and communities. The successful candidate will give evidence of such engagements in their current context, and will be prepared and eager to engage the church through preaching, teaching, and other forms of service.

Union Presbyterian Seminary is a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racial-ethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Since its formation in 1812, it has sustained the intention of its founders to provide education for Christian ministry that is scholarly, pastoral, and engaged with contemporary life.

  • Send letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to Ken McFayden, Academic Dean, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227 or submit by email to aswofford@upsem.edu.  Electronic submissions are preferred. For more information, see our website: https://www.upsem.edu/employment/
  • Deadline not stated [posted 5/30/18]
  • Dean’s secretary said that review would be later in the fall. [7/10/18]
  • Received Email Rejection. [9/19/18] [x2, 10/3/18]


University of Birmingham (UK) - Practical TheologyEdit

  • £39,993 - £74,259 (Lecturer salary from £39,993 - £47,722 a year with potential progression (to £53,690 a year)). (Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £49,148 - £56,950 a year with potential progression (to £74,259 a year)).

The University of Birmingham has a long and distinguished history in the field of practical theology and seeks applications towards a new post of lecturer (asst. prof) /senior lecturer (assoc. prof) in Practical Theology. The Department of Theology and Religion delivers a professional doctorate programme in practical theology, as well as providing supervision for other postgraduate research students in this field. The successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in this.

We have special interests in urban contextual theology, BME or Black theology, trauma, mental health and well-being. Our new colleague might contribute to the department's strengths in lived religion, constructive theology, or ethnography, but applicants with specialisation in other areas of practical theology (e.g. creative practice), preferably with a strong empirical research grounding, are welcome.

The department is ranked 2nd for the UK REF and our QS ranking among theology and religious studies departments worldwide is 23rd. The successful candidate will conduct world class and impactful research with published outputs to a standard appropriate for consideration under the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The department sees itself as an inclusive, supportive and collegial community, which is actively engaged in the life of the city and has an excellent track record with securing external funding and strong student satisfaction rates.

Main duties: Play a key role in delivering a professional doctorate programme in practical theology, as well as providing supervision for other postgraduate research students in this field. Conduct world class and impactful research with published outputs to a standard appropriate for consideration under the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Engage in activities leading to significant grant capture. Deliver excellent and innovative teaching at all levels (UG and PG). Participate in the full life of the Department and the School, including carrying out appropriate administrative functions as directed by the Head of Department and Head of School. Engage in activities leading to significant grant capture.

Skills and Experience: A higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD). If necessary, they should be willing to complete the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice. Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within ‘practical theology’, broadly defined. Top quality published outputs that reach a standard appropriate for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) Evidence of grant-winning experience and success. Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research Experience in managing, motivating and mentoring others. Good interpersonal skills Evidence of excellent teaching and assessment practices. Evidence of administrative competency. Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Katherine Brown at k.e.brown@bham.ac.uk

  • Interview date to be confirmed, but likely to be held on 24th September 2018.

University of Chicago Divinity School (IL) - New Testament and Early Christian LiteratureEdit

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) in New Testament and Early Christian Literature, for an appointment date of July 1, 2019.

The candidate for this position must hold the Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christian Literature or a related course of study by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate should have broad knowledge of early Christian literature, both the texts that became the canonical New Testament and other writings of the first few centuries; philological abilities in classical and koine Greek and other languages relevant to the study of early Christianity (e.g., Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Latin, Coptic); and literary and historical skills; and understanding of the wider Graeco-Roman world, including Second Temple Judaism. She or he should have a compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field, teaching experience, and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching a range of courses in New Testament and ancient Christianity. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in rigorous inter-disciplinary conversation with other scholars of religion and in other fields within the University, such as gender and sexuality; religion, identity and power; race and ethnicity; textuality between literary and material culture; hermeneutics; and histories and modes of reception and reinterpretation of ancient and classical texts.

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; Master's students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University. A normal teaching load is four courses per year on a quarter system.

  • Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, a teaching statement, syllabi, a statement articulating future research agenda, a writing sample of 25-40 pages, and three letters of reference. Applications should be made online, at http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55704
  • [Some posted about an interview scheduled Nov. 14 ... but then it was erased. Was the post in error?]

University of Dallas (TX) - Practical TheologyEdit

The Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry at the University of Dallas, in Irving, Texas, seeks applicants for a full time, tenure track faculty position as ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in Practical Theology.

Qualified applicants are expected to hold a terminal degree in practical theology, ministry or related field by the time of appointment. A thorough knowledge of and appreciation for Catholic theological tradition and pastoral practice, including contemporary theology and practice of ministry, is essential. Successful applicants should have significant experience in teaching adults and undergraduates, a record of research and active research plan, significant pastoral experience in a Catholic setting and a demonstrated record of success in ministerial formation. Applicants with successful experience in cross-cultural ministry and proficiency in Spanish are desirable. Teaching competency in another related field of theological and ministerial studies such as pastoral care and counseling, Catholic social teaching, ministerial ethics, intercultural ministry, etc., is highly preferred. Experience with online teaching is also desirable.

The University of Dallas is a Catholic university that seeks to educate the whole person, encouraging its students to pursue wisdom, truth, and virtue as the proper and primary ends of education (https://udallas.edu/about/mission.php). All faculty members are expected to understand and support the mission. The Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry supports the university's Mission by equipping its students with the critical skills needed for theological reflection and pastoral service in the Catholic Church: http://www.udallas.edu/ministry.

  • For a full description of the position and to apply see the University of Dallas Human Resources webpage. To be considered candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for three references addressed to Dr. Diana Dudoit-Raiche, by November 1.

University of Graz (AUT) - Theological EthicsEdit

With its 4,300 employees and 32,500 students, the University of Graz provides an exciting and varied work environment. Given our expertise in research and teaching, we are a central institution in Styria.

The Institute of Moral Theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology is seeking to appoint a Professor (f/m) of Theological Ethics pursuant to § 98 of the University Act (UG) (40 hours per week; permanent employment according to the Austrian Law on Salaried Employment (AngG); expected starting date October 1st 2019 )

The professorship "Theological Ethics" is supposed to encompass the whole academic subject in research and teaching. The professorship is incorporated into the university's research networks "Heterogeneity and Cohesion" and "Cultural History and Interpretations of Europe". It is supposed to increase the competence in ethics at the Faculty of Catholic Theology in particular and at Graz University as a whole. Among other things this implies significantly contributing to the inter-disciplinary master’s programme "Applied Ethics", active cooperation in the Faculty’s context group "Discourses of Ethics" and continuation of the present focus on medical ethics. Existing regional cooperations shall be continued and intensified. Requirements for employment

  • Completion of an appropriate university degree at a university in Austria or abroad
  • Habilitation or equivalent qualification in Theological Ethics
  • Excellent scientific qualification in research and teaching for the relevant subject (relative to academic age)
  • Relevant international experience and networking
  • Competence in subject-specific project acquisition
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Ability to work in a team and flexibility
  • Gender mainstreaming competence

The candidate is expected to demonstrate his/her educational and didactic skills. An assessment of teaching skills will be conducted. 

Reference number: BV/8/98 ex 2017/18

The University of Graz is striving to increase the number of women, particularly in executive positions, and thus explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at http://jobs.uni-graz.at/en/Berufungsverfahren) within the deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to: bewerbung.professur@uni-graz.at

  • Application deadline: September 28th 2018.

University of Notre Dame (IN) - Program of Liberal Studies (Theology)Edit

The Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in theology beginning August 2019. The area of specialization is open, though the ideal candidate would complement our existing scholarly expertise. Desired areas of research interest include biblical hermeneutics/history of biblical interpretation, moral theology, science and religion, and medieval or early modern theology.

  • Please submit cover letter, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample. Deadline: September 21, 2018. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/53032
  • I heard that they have made a short list for this position, but I have not heard from them myself.  Anyone else?  
  • Haven't heard anything on my end. x6
  • Received a rejection email (10/26) x4 (sigh)

University of Notre Dame (IN) - World Religion World ChurchEdit

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in the World Religion World Church area, with a starting date of August 2019. Rank and area of specialization are open. Specialization in Buddhism and/or Buddhist-Christian dialogue is particularly desired but not required. The successful candidate will also be sympathetic to the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence that is founded on its Catholic identity. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu.

  • Applications must be received by October 1, 2018. Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: http://apply.interfolio.com/53105.
  • Any news? (10/30)
  • No news... (10/30)
  • rejection email, not among semifinalists (11/8) (x2)

University of Portland (OR) - Systematic TheologyEdit

The Department of Theology, https://college.up.edu/theology/, at the University of Portland invites applications for a tenure track position in Systematic Theology at either the Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning August 2019. Candidates who also have a secondary interest in science (ecology) are encouraged to apply as there may be possibilities for teaching in UP’s Environmental Studies program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 3-3 course load which includes 300/400 level courses as well as introductory courses in theology or Bible. Excellence in teaching and a commitment to research and publication are expected.

Please submit the following items to: http://up.hiretouch.com: (1) Cover Letter; (2) Curriculum Vitae; (3) 3 Letters of Recommendation; and (4) Teaching Statement that explicitly addresses your philosophy of teaching and any prior teaching experience and best practices. If you have experience and/or interests in diversity initiatives in a higher education setting, please describe these therein.

  • Deadline for applications is Dec. 1, 2018.

Villanova University (PA) - Director of Graduate Studies in TheologyEdit

Villanova University Department of Theology and Religious Studies invites applications for a continuing non-tenure track, full-time faculty position at the academic rank of Assistant Professor. The position combines teaching responsibilities with administrative supervision of the Department’s masters programs (Master of Arts in Theology, the Master of Arts in Ministry and Theology, the Master of Theological Studies, and related Certificate programs). This position will begin in August 2019.

Villanova is a Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian Order located in the culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan area. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. For information about the University and the Department, please consult http://www.villanova.edu.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Director plays a key role in fostering excellence, innovation, diversity and inclusivity in the master’s programs. The Director functions as the primary liaison among students, graduate faculty, and the Office of Graduate Studies. Work includes leadership and administration, planning and innovation, recruitment and admission, and supervision and mentoring.

The Director is a member of the graduate faculty with a teaching load of four courses per academic year, including the Theology and Religious Studies course in the College core curriculum (Faith, Reason, and Culture) and elective courses in the undergraduate and graduate curricula. We particularly welcome applications from individuals who the potential for excellence in student mentorship and the ability to enhance the formation of women and men for lay ministries.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a terminal degree by the start of the appointment (Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Min.) and be qualified to teach in an area relevant to our program mission.

Candidates must have administrative experience and be aware of trends and developments in Catholic theological and ministerial higher education. Special Message to Applicants: Direct inquiries to Dr. Peter Spitaler, Chairperson of the Department. Applications, including letters of recommendation (references will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted), must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.villanova.edu. A complete application should include: a letter of interest, a current resume, three letters of reference, transcripts (unofficial copies), a statement about the candidate’s teaching philosophy, and a description of relevant administrative experience. If chosen as a finalist, a statement of contribution to Villanova’s mission must be provided at the time of the on-campus interview. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via video conferencing. The finalist must provide official transcripts at the time of appointment.

  • To receive consideration, complete applications, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by September 27, 2018.
  • Received Email Rejection [10/9/2018]
  • So let me get this straight . . . the DGS will be supervising the graduate program and trying to help Villanova students find t-t jobs. But s/he will not be on the tenure track!?!?! Great job, Villanova. Way to think this through.
  • It's actually only supervising master's-level students. The PhD program has two separate TT faculty directing that program. But I agree.

Villanova University (PA) - EthicsEdit

The Ethics Program seeks a full time continuing non-tenure faculty member whose primary responsibility will be to teach ETH 2050 (The Good Life: Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems), a critical element of the core curriculum for undergraduates. 4/4 teaching load and service to the Ethics Program.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities: 4/4 teaching load, primarily ETH 2050 The Good Life: Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Regular opportunities to teach an elective course. Typical departmental, college and university service commitments.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should be on schedule to complete their Ph.D.s by the start date of the position. expertise in Christian ethics, and competency in philosophical ethics; OR expertise in philosophical ethics, with a competency in Christian ethics.

Preferred Qualifications: A completed Ph.D. at time of application. a person with expertise in underrepresented voices in either philosophical ethics or Christian ethics.

Applications must include contact information for 2 references who will be contacted via email to submit confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.

  • Apply at: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/14771
  • Posting Date: 08/31/2018. Closing Date (12am ET): 11/01/2018.
     
    • Has anyone heard any updates about this position since November 1?
      Rejection email 11/10
       

Wesley Theological Seminary (DC) - New TestamentEdit

Wesley Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in New Testament, commencing July 1, 2019. General competence in all areas of New Testament studies is expected with a focus on the Gospels or general epistles preferable. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with a range of New Testament methodologies, including emerging and global methodologies. Candidates must be proficient in hermeneutics and articulate about the relationship of scripture to the larger theological curriculum. Interest in the New Testament as a resource for ecclesial communities and leadership required. Teaching excellence, commitment to publication and ongoing research, and the ability to interpret the Bible in diverse cultural and theological contexts are essential. Experience in web-enhanced and online teaching and learning is desirable.

Teaching will include general survey and specialized elective courses. Rank is open, but we expect to appoint at the Assistant or Associate level. Ph.D. in New Testament required; M.Div. or equivalent degree preferred.

Wesley Theological Seminary is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to building a diverse community.

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dean Philip Wingeier-Rayo at newtestamentsearch@wesleyseminary.edu or 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016. The cover letter should indicate interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as commitment to the mission of the school (wesleyseminary.edu).

Xavier University (OH) - Comparative TheologyEdit

Xavier University, Department of Theology, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Comparative Theology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2019. Expertise in Asian religions is required and knowledge of socially engaged Buddhism is preferable. The capacity to contribute to interreligious dialogue and teach contemplative practices is highly desirable. Knowledge of African Religions would be a plus. The successful candidate will have the ability to engage global issues of justice and be committed to scholarship and service. Teaching responsibilities would include an introductory theology course as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative theology. Some teaching experience is preferred. Ph.D. (or Th.D.) by the start date of appointment is required.

The successful candidate will join Xavier faculty in the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts serving a diverse population of students. The university is committed to excellence in teaching, high quality scholarly activity, and creative and intelligent engagement with questions of interfaith dialogue, peace, justice, and ecological sustainability.

Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests.

Xavier’s location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted at the AAR meeting in Denver, Colorado, beginning early on November 17 and concluding on November 19, 2018.

  • To ensure consideration, interested candidates must apply on the Xavier University website. Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts no later than October 8, 2018. In addition to applying on-line, three letters of recommendation should be sent, via email to comparativetheo@xavier.edu
  • Anyone hear any news? (10/31)
  • I received an email on 10/18 requesting more information; the email also said that they'd decide on AAR interviewees the following week. I did not get a second email (assumedly meaning I will not be invited to AAR).

Xavier University (OH) - Systematic/Constructive TheologyEdit

Xavier University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Systematic/Constructive Theology at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2019. Expertise in theological anthropology with an emphasis on issues of race, gender, and sexuality is required. Additional competence in practical theology with expertise in theory and practice of ministry is highly desired. Ability to teach a graduate class in theological methods and/or graduate courses in applied theology would be an asset. Teaching responsibilities include the department’s introductory Theological Foundations course as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. Some teaching experience is preferred. Ph.D. (or Th.D.) by start date of appointment is required.

The successful candidate will join Xavier faculty in the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts serving a diverse population of students. The university is committed to excellence in teaching, high quality scholarly activity, and creative and intelligent engagement with questions of interfaith dialogue, peace, justice, and ecological sustainability.

Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession. Candidates who have worked with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to our mission of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences and interests.

Xavier’s location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

Preliminary interviews of select, qualified applicants will be conducted at the AAR meeting in Denver, Colorado, beginning early on November 17 and concluding on November 19, 2018.

  • To ensure consideration, interested candidates must apply on the Xavier University website. Please submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts no later than October 8, 2018. In addition to applying on-line, three letters of recommendation should be sent, via email to systematictheo@xavier.edu.
  • --> Has anyone been contacted by Xavier yet?
  • Request for interview at AAR received 10//25

Yale Divinity School (CT) - African American Religious HistoryEdit

Yale Divinity School seeks to make a tenure track appointment in the field of African- American Religious History, to begin July 1, 2019. The rank of the appointment may be assistant or associate professor with or without tenure. In an ecumenical environment Yale Divinity School prepares students for ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional involvements, including higher education, law, medicine, the arts, management, and public service.

A Ph.D. or its equivalent and strong potential as a teacher are required. The successful candidate should have expertise in the historical tradition of African- American religious history, extensive knowledge of the intellectual legacy of African-American Christianity, as well as an appreciation for the broader field of religion in the African Diaspora.

A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/52946 .

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018.

Yale Divinity School (CT) - Medieval Studies / Medieval Christian TheologyEdit

Yale Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University invites applications for an open rank faculty position in medieval Christian theology and history beginning July 1, 2019. Scholarly expertise in medieval Christianity is expected, however the position is open to work drawn from various disciplinary, regional, and cultural frames, and work that also contends with other religious and secular formations. The successful applicant may teach a required course on the history of medieval theology at the Divinity school, participate in the undergraduate curriculum of Yale College, engage with Yale’s Program in Medieval Studies, and contribute to the doctoral program in Religious Studies.

A letter of application describing your research; a CV; a chapter-length writing sample; a diversity statement articulating how you would contribute to the diversity of the Yale community; and the names of three potential external references should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/53377 (link is external).

  • The review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The appointment might be made jointly between Yale Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies or solely in the Divinity school. If asked for an interview, the candidate will be asked to supply a syllabus for a masters-level lecture course, “The History of Medieval Christianity” and a syllabus for an undergraduate course that would appeal to a broad range of students.
  • Interfolio page says the due date is October 1. Was there an official change to the deadline?
  • Not sure ... I put this here because someone (not sure who) created a page for this position somewhere else on the wiki: Medieval Studies / Medieval Theology. It gives an Oct. 15 deadline, but not sure what the authority of that is. The official Yale Div. School jobs page says review begins Oct. 1, so just changed it above.
  • References requested from those who made it to the second round. 11/2

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / PostdocsEdit

Boston College (MA) - 2019-2020 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish RelationsEdit

Boston College and its Center for Christian-Jewish Learning invite applications for a one year visiting appointment (renewable for a second year) as the 2019-2020 Corcoran Visiting Chair in Christian-Jewish Relations, specializing in some aspect of the relationship between Christianity and Judaism. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or its earned equivalent, have published in the field, and hold (or have retired from) a tenured position (or its equivalent) in a university or seminary. Applications from all relevant disciplines are welcome. The Corcoran Chair will agree to take on specific responsibilities related to the mission of the Center. The full description is available at www.bc.edu/cjl. A list of previous Chairs, and their conferences and courses during their tenures, is also available online. 

Electronic submission of the following are requested: letter of application, CV, and a proposal for the research and writing to be done while holding the Chair, including an indication of how these fit into the guidelines above. Two letters of recommendation should be submitted directly. Applications are due by November 16, 2018. Decisions will be made by February 15, 2019. Communications should be addressed to Prof. James Bernauer, SJ ( cjlearning@bc.edu), Director, Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, Stokes Hall N405, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 USA.

  • Application due 11/16/2018.
  • Anyone who knows about the Systematic Theology position opening at Boston College? There was a job announcement at the AAR webpage, but it disappeared shortly after the deadline passed and I don't see any posting here either. Did they cancel the search? 

Case Western Reserve University (OH) - The Virginia and Walter Nord Fellowship in the HumanitiesEdit

  • The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities (BNC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program provides scholars in the early stages of their careers with the time and resources necessary to advance their research and writing. 
  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand before the start date of the fellowship from an institution other than CWRU.
  • During their time at the Baker-Nord Center, Fellows will pursue individual or collaborative research and writing for the full academic year. 
  • BNC Post-Doctoral Fellows will be expected to offer one undergraduate course during the spring of their fellowship year, following consultation with their host department. 
  • The Fellowship may be renewed for a second-year, during which candidates will be expected to offer an undergraduate course in each term.
  • An essential feature of the program is that Fellows make intellectual contributions to the CWRU community, through their participation in workshops, lectures and courses. 
  • Fellows must have a demonstrable potential to contribute to one of the following academic departments affiliated with the Baker-Nord Center: Art History and Art, Classics, English, History, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theater. 
  • The term of the fellowship will commence on or about August 15 2019.
  • Candidates should submit their applications by January 31, 2019 through CWRU’s Interfolio portal at: https://apply.interfolio.com/57184.

DePauw University (IN) - Religious Studies (3 yr. appt.)Edit

The Department of Religious Studies at DePauw University invites applications for a three-year teaching post-doctoral appointment, beginning August 2019. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive pedagogy are essential. Ph.D. defense in Religious Studies must be successfully completed by the time of hire. Candidates should be able to teach lower-level courses in comparative religion/world religions and lower- and upper-level courses in Christianity. Area of specialization open. The position includes a four-course teaching load (2/2), employment benefits, faculty development, presentation opportunities, and mentoring.

DePauw University is a leading, nationally recognized, liberal arts college dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation's first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, a consortium affording excellent opportunities for faculty development and collaboration.

Application Instructions: Candidates should submit the following material through Interfolio: a cover letter; curriculum vitae; one-page teaching philosophy; one-page summary of research program; graduate transcripts; and three confidential letters of recommendation. In their application materials, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering an engagement with a diversity of ideas and experiences, both in the classroom and at the University.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jeffrey Kenney, at jkenney@depauw.edu. Select interviews will be held at the American Academy of Religion in Denver on November 17 - 20, 2018.
  • Did anyone receive an AAR interview?
  • AAR interview scheduled via email (10/31)
  • AAR interviews were held - on-campus interviews probably won't occur until February. (11/22)

Georgetown University (DC) - Asst. Teaching Professor in Theology (3 yr. appt) - 3 PositionsEdit

Georgetown University, Theology Department, invites applications for three (3) full time, Non-Tenure-Line positions, each as three-year Assistant Teaching Professors. Each position will involve teaching The Problem of God, one of two core curricular courses in Theology required of all Georgetown undergraduates. Applicants from a range of disciplines will be considered, including but not limited to applicants who can offer courses in one or more of the following areas: Systematic, political, and liberation theologies, Latin American, Native American, African-American, feminist/womanist/mujerista, or ethnographic studies in and approaches to theology and religion. Start date is August 2019; Ph.D is required by start date. Since this is a teaching position, applications will be reviewed for evidence of teaching excellence and experience. The teaching load for each position is 3/3 during the academic year; 4 of these courses will be sections of The Problem of God (for more information about The Problem of God, see https://www.georgetown.edu/news/problem-of-god-course-celebrates-50th-anniversary).

  • The deadline for applications is December 1, 2018. Applicants should submit a dossier that includes a letter of application, CV, three confidential letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching excellence, if available, to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12439. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about these positions should be directed to William Werpehowski, Chair, Theology Department, at wjw33@georgetown.edu
  • Can anyone comment on the potential for these positions to be renewable and/or to be a kind of non-TT career track position?
  • I intend to chat with people about this at AAR this year if possible, but my guess is that it is a limited-term postdoctoral-type position similar to what some of the other Jesuit schools have started. But that is just a guess at this point.
  • Curious if there's any follow up here post AAR. 
  • I did not talk to the people I intended to talk to, but did talk to a friend who had asked about this position. He said that there is a chance for renewal, but it sounds like they would prefer to cycle people through these positions instead of keeping people on permanently.

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 2019-20 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 2019-20 will be $60,000.

  • Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2018. Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2018. Please see our website (http://wsrp.hds.harvard.edu/apply) for more information.

Princeton University (NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global FellowsEdit

  • Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Candidates will be considered in three categories: (1) Four of the fellowships will be awarded to early-career scholars employed in the equivalent of tenure-track positions who are expected to return to their position. (2) One fellowship is set aside for a postdoctoral research associate who at the time of application does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. (3) In addition, one fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar. All candidates must be based outside the United States.
  • During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.” How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
  • All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before August 1, 2019 but cannot have received their degrees more than three years prior to the start of the appointment on September 1, 2019. Early-career fellows must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2009. Senior scholars, who have received their doctorates before 2009, must have faculty appointments and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.

Princeton University (NJ) - Postdoctoral Research Associates in Philosophy of ReligionEdit

The University Center for Human Values, the Department of Religion, and the Department of Philosophy invite applications for two inaugural postdoctoral positions in the new Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion (PPPR). We aim to support highly promising scholars who are trained in philosophy of religion, the religious thought of some historical period or culture, theories and methods in the study of religion, or related areas, in developing a research agenda in philosophy of religion broadly-construed.

Candidates selected will be affiliated with the University Center for Human Values and invited to participate in its programs, as well as in the activities of the Departments of Religion and Philosophy. Candidates will be expected to contribute the equivalent of one course each year to the University Center and/or the Departments. This contribution may be fulfilled by teaching a course on a topic related to the philosophy of religion (subject to approval by Project Directors, the Department Chair or Chairs, and the Dean of the Faculty) or service to the Project or Center of some other sort, subject to approval of the Project and Center directors.

Qualifications: Applications are welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date, September 1, 2019. Applicants should not have held the degree for more than three years by the date of appointment. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment.

Applicants' dissertation research need not be specifically in philosophy of religion, but successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to working on a research project in this area (again, broadly-construed) during their time at Princeton. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous work, the promise of the proposed research project, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at Princeton. The capacity to contribute to the University's teaching program will also be considered.

Term of Appointment: The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2019, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence in Princeton for the duration of the appointment.

How to Apply: Candidates must submit an online application at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7881and include the following materials: 1. A current curriculum vitae; 2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,200 words), conforming to the expectations stated above. The proposal should include a title for the project as a whole. 3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 10,000 words) that best represents your scholarly achievement or potential; 3. A sample syllabus for a course in philosophy of religion, broadly-construed; 4. Contact information for two referees, who may be asked to comment specifically on your qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference.

  • In order to ensure a full review, these materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 19, 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST, and letters of reference should be submitted by end of business day on Monday November 26, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled, but applications lacking any of the elements listed above by November 26 may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be announced in late March 2019.

University of Oxford (UK) - Postdoctoral Researchers, Qur'anic Commentary Project (2 posts)Edit

This is an opportunity for outstanding scholars to join the research project Qur’anic Commentary: An Integrative Paradigm (QuCIP), funded by the European Research Council and directed by Nicolai Sinai. The particular responsibilities of these posts are to carry out research on (i) the Islamic reception history of surahs 1–4, or (ii) Qur’anic law in its late antique context; and in both cases to author a monograph on the topic. The positions are scheduled to commence in April 2019, although an earlier start date is possible if desired.

For position (i) the Researcher will undertake a detailed examination of medieval and modern Islamic commentaries and other primary sources relevant to the interpretation of surahs 1–4. For position (ii) the Researcher will undertake a detailed examination of legal and quasi-legal passages in the Qur’an, reviewing and refining our understanding of their meaning and historical context in light of pertinent pre-Qur’anic traditions. In each case this will involve managing his/her research using and developing appropriate methodologies, and drawing on pertinent scholarship from other disciplines as required. She/he will contribute to the preparation of workshops and conferences, present papers at conferences or public meetings, and liaise as appropriate with colleagues and research groups at other institutions. She/he will author a monograph based on his/her research and collaborate in the preparation of the project’s other publications, as well as acting as a source of information and advice to other members of the project. She/he will develop ideas for potential further funding applications related to Qur’anic Studies, and liaise as appropriate with colleagues and research groups at other institutions. The Researcher may be asked to deliver up to an average of 1h of classes, lectures, or small-group (tutorial) teaching per week of term in the field of Qur’anic Studies or some other subfield of Islamic Studies. Holding a relevant PhD/DPhil by the start of the position, the successful candidate will possess a very good command of Qur’anic and classical Arabic. Applicants for post (i) must have very good literacy in pre-modern Islamic religious scholarship, and for post (ii) must be familiar with pre-modern Islamic religious scholarship and be able to work with late antique Jewish and Christian primary sources relevant to the study of Qur’anic law, either in the original (preferred) or in translation. In both cases this must be coupled with specialist knowledge of the discipline of Qur’anic Studies. She/he must be able to undertake innovative research at the forefront of current Qur’anic scholarship, managing his/her own academic research and associated activities. Previous experience of independent scholarly writing to a high level of content and presentation is essential, as are the ability to contribute ideas for new research projects and excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings. For position (i), applicants with previous scholarly publications and/or literacy in a relevant primary language other than Arabic, such as Persian or Urdu, may be at an advantage, although these are desirable rather than essential accomplishments. For position (ii), candidates with previous scholarly publications and a good command of relevant primary languages other than Arabic (especially Biblical and Rabbinic Hebrew, Rabbinic Aramaic, and Syriac) will be at an advantage.

These are a full-time fixed term positions, for four years. For further details, and to apply for either of these positions, visit https://www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/index.html

  • Closing date is 12 noon, 14 September 2018. Vacancy reference 135887/135888.

Westminster Theological Seminary (PA) - Non-TT Church History (3 yr. appt.)Edit

  • Fixed term (3 year) professorship of church history, to begin 1 Jul. 2019.
  • Teaching load: Teach courses in the Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Religion, and Master of Arts in Counseling curriculum; lead Master of Theology and Doctor of Philosophy seminars; supervise theses and dissertations. Participate in service/scholarly activities designed to advance the mission of the Seminary.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in Church History, or a related discipline; ordination or a willingness to be ordained as a teaching elder in a Reformed or Presbyterian denomination; at least two years of applicable teaching experience preferred; and a record of scholarly publications.
  • Westminster Theological Seminary hires only personnel who belong to a Christian church and subscribe to biblical orthodoxy (belief) and orthopraxy (practice).
  • Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae and include names of two references
  • Deadline: 1 Sept. 2018.

Yale Divinity School (CT) - Early Christianity and Anglican Studies (Lecturer - 3 yr. appt.)Edit

Yale Divinity School, in association with the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, invites applications for a lectureship in Anglican Studies and Early Christianity, for a fixed three-year term to begin July 1, 2019. Candidates must hold (or be on the verge of completing) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, with specialization in early Christianity, patristics, or historical theology, or a directly related field. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach early Christian theology as well as Anglican theology and history. Candidates should be able to make use of classical methods in historical theology as well as critical approaches appropriate to the global character of the Anglican Communion, the diversity of The Episcopal Church, and to contemporary studies of early Christianity. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the formational activities of the Berkeley Divinity School, one of the accredited seminaries of The Episcopal Church, as appropriate. Yale Divinity School prepares students for ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional involvements, including higher education, schools, law, medicine, the arts, management, and public service.

A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/52955 (link is external).

  • Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2018.
  • This is a strangely designed position. Anyone know if there was a specific candidate in mind?
  • It is indeed weirdly specific, but there's a straightforward explanation: they're trying to replace Christopher Beeley, who recently left for Duke. So they're looking for someone with a similar profile.
  • Right, I knew that. But I feel as though any effort to find a clone of a former professor will always result in a failed search or a rather disappointed faculty. Better to have a more general thematic expectation and let individual candidates show their respective strengths. Are they primarily looking for an early Christian scholar, or does the Anglican theology and history really matter? In any case, has anyone heard anything?
  • Yeah, that's weird. The article on YDS website does suggest that the patristics search is for a senior scholar, but the ad itself clearly suggests otherwise. Does anyone know if there is any forward movement on this search?
  • Interviews are taking place at AAR.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

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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

Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 1

Assistant Professor: 5

Associate Professor: 2

Full Professor: 1

Search Committee Member: 2

Lurker:

Faculty "Job Coach":

Full time instructor, PhD:

TOTAL:  15

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

African Religions:

African-American Religions:

American Religion(s): 3

Ancient Near East:

Anthropology of Religion:

Asian-American Religions: 1

Asian Religions-Buddhism: 2

Asian Religions-Chinese/Japanese: 1

Asian Religions-Hinduism: 1

Asian Religions-Southeast Asia:

Catholic Studies: 1

Christian Spirituality: 2

Christianity-Early: 2

Christianity-Medieval: 1

Christianity-Early Modern/Modern: 3

Christianity-Moral Theology/Ethics: 1

Christianity-Global: 1

Christianity-Catholic and Latin American Studies: 1

Christianity: Systematic Theology:

Christianities (Comparative, Non-Normative): 1

Comparative:

Ethics: 2

Esotericism:

Hebrew Bible:

Hinduism: 1

Intercultural Studies / World Christianity: 2

Indigenous Religions: 1

Islam: 2

Judaism:

Media (also American Religion):

Ministry:

New Testament/Early Christianity:

Pastoral Care / Religion and Psychology:

Philosophy of Religion: 2

Political Theology:

Practical Theology: 1

Religion and Literature: 1

Religion and Science: 1

Religion and History of Science:

Religion and Violence: 2

Religion and Pop Culture:

Secularism: 1

Second Temple Judaism:

Sociology of Religion:

Social Science of Religion/Methods:

South Asian Religions: 2

Theology: 4

Women's Studies / Queer Theory: 2