For Religious Studies Jobs that begin in 2020 see the Religious Studies and Theology 2019-2020 page.  Last Year's Page: Religious Studies 2018-2019

See also: Biblical Studies 2019-2020 and Jewish Studies 2019-2020

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2019-2020 RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOBS - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[edit | edit source]

Macalester College - Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies [1][edit | edit source]

The Macalester College Religious Studies Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies (tenure-track) to begin Fall 2020. A PhD is required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad range of courses in classical and modern Islam and in the study of religion more broadly (i.e. Introduction to Religious Studies). The field of specialty within Islamic Studies is open. We will also consider the candidate’s ability to contribute to other on-campus programs (for example, the Arabic Language Program, the Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilizations concentration, Classical Mediterranean and the Middle East, American Studies, Sociology, and/or International Studies departments).

We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research in a liberal arts setting. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students. The Religious Studies Department is deeply committed to the College’s distinctive mission of educational excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Please submit a letter of application, C.V., a graduate school transcript, three letters of reference, examples of recent professional work, a pedagogical statement, a statement of research interests, and student evaluations to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13798 CONTACT: Dr. Susanna Drake, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, sdrake@macalester.edu Applications received by October 1, 2019 will receive first consideration.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 2100 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Texas Christian University, Assistant Professor of Religion in Latinx Religious Traditions [2][edit | edit source]

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 classes on Latinx Religious Traditions as well as those in the candidate's particular area of expertise. We welcome candidates whose experience and training in teaching, research, or community involvement 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.

Position Requirements: 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. Mark Dennis 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 hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin on October 1st, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Select interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego, CA between November 23-26, 2019.

TCU is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion and recognizes and values the unique experiences drawn from differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and veteran status and welcomes all applicants of diverse backgrounds.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

2019-2020 THEOLOGY JOBS and/or Divinity School Positions - Full-Time / Tenure-Track[edit | edit source]

Barry University Liturgical Theology (Miami Shores, FL) - Assistant Professor of Liturgical Theology [3][edit | edit source]

Barry University is currently seeking an Assistant Professor. The Department of Theology and Philosophy invites applicants for a full-time continuing contract position in the field of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2020.

Essential Functions Teach the graduate and undergraduate courses in theology; 3-3 undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching load Active involvement in the department's theological graduate programs Academic advising and mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students Engage in scholarly work Serve on departmental, college, and university committees Participation in the collegial and intellectual life of the university. Supervision of thesis projects, departmental and college service, university service, community service, and sustained scholarship. Qualifications/Requirements Ph.D. in Theology required. The position is open with regard to area of specialization, methodological commitments and ecclesial location. However, facility with the Catholic liturgical and sacramental tradition, ability to correlate the relationship between liturgy and ecclesiology, and experience with praxis-theory-praxis methods of practical theology is strongly preferred. Experience with developing and teaching distance courses is welcomed.

Applicants are required to send their curriculum vitae, statement of intent, samples of publications and syllabi, and three letters of recommendation from senior scholars to Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee (gschaab@barry.edu)

Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion Convention November 23-26, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Chicago Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL) - Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies and Religion [4][edit | edit source]

Chicago Theological Seminary invites applications from early-career scholars for a full-time, tenure track position to begin July 1, 2020. We are especially interested in Hispanic/Latino/a/x approaches to Religion and Society that consider culture, traditions, and ritual practices along with the ability to teach in Spanish. Area of specialization is open. The PhD and demonstrated competency in online teaching and learning are required. Knowledge and commitment to interreligious engagement are desirable. Applicants should share the seminary’s historic commitments to social justice and the care of creation, and be able to teach in all of our degree programs (MA, MDiv, STM, DMin, and PhD) with several concentrations. The successful candidate will have a scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication.

Applicants should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide letters of recommendation to Dr. Emily Vogt, Associate Academic Dean, at either evogt@ctschicago.edu or Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-2902. For fullest consideration, application should be submitted by September 9, 2019. Preliminary interviews will begin October 1. A seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.

Chicago Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL) - Assistant Professor of Practical Theology [5][edit | edit source]

Chicago Theological Seminary Assistant Professor of Practical Theology

Chicago Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Practical Theology to begin July 1, 2020. We have special interests in spiritual formation, pastoral counseling, chaplaincy studies, and contextual theological education. The PhD or equivalent is required. Demonstrated competency in online teaching and learning is also required. Knowledge of ministerial praxis and commitment to interreligious engagement are desirable. Applications from scholars dedicated to social justice with analytical strengths in human trafficking, trauma and resilience, mass incarceration and genocide, ritual studies, and intergenerational cultural studies are encouraged. Applicants should share the seminary’s historic commitments to the care of persons, and be able to teach in all of our degree programs (MA, MDiv., STM, DMin., PhD) with several concentrations. The successful candidate will have a scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication.

Applicants should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide letters of recommendation to Dr. Emily Vogt, Associate Academic Dean, at either evogt@ctschicago.eduor Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60thStreet, Chicago, IL 60637-2902. For fullest consideration, application should be submitted by September 9, 2019. Preliminary interviews will begin October 1, 2019. A seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments / Postdocs[edit | edit source]

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2019-2020[edit | edit source]

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Demographics[edit | edit source]

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ABD (will finish this academic year): 1

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