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

Tel Aviv University - Assistant Professor in Japanese or Chinese Religion[edit | edit source]

The Department of East Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University invites applications for a tenure-track position in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan or China, effective from October 2020.

We seek candidates familiar with current theoretical discourse, with a proven record of excellence in research and teaching, who have published their work in academic journals and presses. Focusing on the core themes of the department, in the following order, may be an advantage: modern and contemporary Japan or China; History of science in Japan or China; Religion and thought in Japan or China.

The position requires teaching in Hebrew, which the successful candidate will be expected to do by the beginning of the third year of employment, and the ability to conduct independent research in the relevant field. Candidates must hold a PhD or receive their PhD before filling the position.

Salary and conditions will conform to Tel Aviv University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel Aviv University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities.

Candidates should send their applications including a CV, a list of publications, samples of publications, a short description of their next research project (up to one page), and 2-3 potential course syllabi to:

Dr. Ori Sela, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies by email: schoolofhist@tauex.tau.ac.il 

The deadline of submission is March '12', 2020

Additionally, three letters of recommendation from senior scholars in the field are to be sent directly by the referees to this address.

The position is open to all candidates. The appointment will be based on candidate qualifications and Department needs. The Department, Faculty or Tel-Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for this position.

American University, Assistant Professor in Religious Studies (Islam) [1 ]

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in religious studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2020. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or an anticipated Ph.D. completion by August 2020.

Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality teaching and scholarship in Islam. The department particularly welcomes candidates with a broad training in religious studies who, in addition to teaching advanced undergraduate courses in Islam, would be depaulprepared to teach in areas including religious ethics, philosophy of religion, and theory and methods of the study of religion. We especially welcome candidates who would contribute to the University’s first-year seminar program in Complex Problems or seek engagement in the College’s Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Collaborative. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university activities.

Salary and benefits are competitive.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Interfolio link :  http://apply.interfolio.com/65721 .  Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), unofficial transcript, and an example of scholarship. For best consideration, applications should be complete by September 16, 2019. Please contact the Department of Philosophy and Religion at (202) 885-2925 or philrel@american.edu if you have questions. 

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including MA programs in Philosophy and Social Policy, History of Philosophy, and a joint program with the School of International Service in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at http://www.american.edu/cas/ and about the department at http://www.american.edu/cas/philrel/index.cfm. 

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis

of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.


9/27/2019-- email received scheduling Zoom interview

10/28/2019-- Have they scheduled campus interviews yet? Anyone hear back? 

11/04/2019-- On-campus interviews are currently under way

Amherst College  Assistant Professor of Religion (Ancient Christianity)[edit | edit source]

The Department of Religion seeks a scholar of ancient Christianity for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in July 2020. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  The candidate’s teaching interests should cover the historical sweep of Christianity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Specific areas of teaching expertise and areas of research might include Christian scripture (New Testament and Apocryphal literature), Christianity’s social and intellectual history, its practices of iconography and visual art, traditions of Biblical interpretation, hagiographical literature, artifacts, ecofacts, and archaeological evidence that bears on the written and non-written sources of religion in the ancient Mediterranean world.  We seek a scholar and teacher who is familiar with Western and Eastern manifestations of Christianity, who is fully trained to handle the philological work required to navigate Greek, Coptic, Latin, and Syriac texts or some other combination of languages relevant to a specific field of research within ancient Christianity. We expect the successful candidate to possess both interdisciplinary dexterity and the ability to integrate research and teaching into a liberal arts education. Responsibilities of the position include establishing an active program of research and publication, teaching two courses per semester, and supervising senior projects.  The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.  An application letter, C.V., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/66813.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.  


zoom interview request 10/08/19


  • Any updates?
  • haven't heard anything 11/07/2019
  • Offer made.

Brandeis University - Christian Studies[edit | edit source]

Brandeis University invites applications to fill the Robert and Myra Kraft and Jacob Hiatt Chair in Christian Studies, starting July 1, 2020. This is an open-rank, permanent position in the School of Arts and Sciences to be housed in a department (or departments) appropriate to the candidate’s discipline and area of research. We especially encourage applications from scholars of early Christianity with a focus on the Eastern Mediterranean or on Coptic, Syriac, or Arabic-speaking Christians in the first millennium CE. Through this appointment, we aim to expand Classical Studies at Brandeis and to complement our existing course offerings in Mediterranean studies, early Islam, and early Judaism. (Classical Studies at Brandeis offers an MA and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies houses PhD programs in Arabic and Islamic Civilization, Jewish Studies, and Bible and Ancient Near East.)

We seek candidates with a distinguished or promising publication record, recognized or potential leadership in the field, evidence of innovative and effective teaching, and expertise in relevant languages. The holder of the Chair will teach four courses a year, mentor graduate students, and participate in University activities. Applications will be considered at the rank of Full Professor, Associate Professor, or advanced Assistant Professor on the tenure track (for candidates with a demonstrated record of achievement and extraordinary promise).

Prospective candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample of approximately 30 pages, a course syllabus, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14739. The cover letter should address the applicant’s scholarly accomplishments, experience and philosophy of teaching, and projected research trajectory. First consideration will be given to applications received by Friday, October 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Brandeis University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. We strongly encourage applications from candidates belonging to historically underrepresented groups who, through their scholarly pursuits, teaching, and/or service experiences, can contribute to building, engaging, and sustaining a pluralistic, just, and inclusive campus community.

Further inquiries may be addressed to the search committee chair, Carl Sharif El-Tobgui, Associate Professor of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University (eltobgui@brandeis.edu).

  • any news on this search? ARR interviews? (12/5)
  • Zoom interviews happening last week & this week (12/7)
  • Any word post-Zoom interviews?
  • Campus interviews are scheduled (1/6)
  • Offer made and accepted (3/4)

California State University, Bakersfield - Assistant Professor in Religious Studies (Latinx Religions)[[1]] [edit | edit source]

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at California State University, Bakersfield, seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Latinx religions with a focus on contemporary religion. The successful candidate will teach courses in his or her specialization and in CSUB’s General Education program. Desired areas of competency include Indigenous Religions, New Religious Movements, Human Rights, and Sociology of Religion. Normal teaching load is four courses per semester. Ph.D. required at time of appointment, August 2020. Prior teaching at the university level strongly preferred.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), and three letters of recommendation to rssearch@csub.edu. Deadline for applications is December 9, 2019. For further information contact Prof. Tim Vivian, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, 10 HOB, California State University Bakersfield, 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA, 93311-1022; tvivian@csub.edu. California State University, Bakersfield, is a National Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity employer. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or covered veterans’ status.

[DePaul University (USA: IL), Assistant Professor in Religious Studies][edit | edit source]

RELIGIONS IN ASIA

The Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University invites applicants for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2020. We are looking for a candidate who specializes in religions in Asia (including Central, South, East, and South East Asia). We are particularly interested in applicants from Religious Studies and allied disciplines whose research and teaching complement the interests and strengths of our interdisciplinary department. Scholars working on critical approaches to race, gender and sexuality, social hierarchies and inequality, and power struggles and political movements are encouraged to apply.

DePaul University is the nation's largest Catholic university and the largest private university in Chicago, with more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. This vibrant, diverse, and urban university provides a comprehensive liberal arts education and emphasizes both teaching and research.

For full consideration, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a recent writing sample, one sample syllabus, and three letters of reference to the Search Committee by November 15th. Application materials must be submitted at the following URL: https://academics.depaul.edu/faculty-jobs/Pages/default.aspx

Three confidential letters of reference should be sent directly from the recommenders (or from an online dossier service) to Dr. Lisa Poirier, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, DePaul University, 2333 N Racine Ave., Chicago, IL 60614, or to LPOIRIER@DEPAUL.EDU

Review of applications will begin immediately, and preliminary interviews of selected candidates will be conducted via Skype.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service, and research in diverse learning communities. We strongly encourage women, minorities, and candidates from other underrepresented groups to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D., but advanced ABDs will be considered if they expect to defend by the start date.

Deadline:  15 November 2019 



12/6- Anything?

  • Not here [12/7]


12/18: Email request for interview in early January 

01/13: Was not chosen for interview   <-- Are you talking about campus interview?

Anyone hear anything about campus interviews? I did a zoom interview and haven't heard anything...


Earlham College (IN) - Jewish Studies (Chair position; Visiting Assistant Professor, renewable up to three years)[edit | edit source]

Earlham College invites applications for a Chair in Jewish Studies at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for a one-year appointment, renewable for up to three years. The appointment begins in Fall 2020. The College seeks candidates committed to teaching at a liberal arts institution that serves a diverse body of students.

Primary duties and responsibilities include teaching introductory-level Jewish Studies courses as well as upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. A willingness to teach courses of interest that can contribute to at least one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; Peace & Global Studies; Environmental Sustainability) is highly desired.   

Co-curricular responsibilities (one-third of the position) include coordinating religious activities and observances, engaging and providing support to Jewish students and faculty, participating in interfaith programming, and arranging for Jewish speakers and cultural groups to visit campus.

A Ph.D. in hand by the start date is preferred, but not required. Additionally, Earlham, as a nationally ranked liberal arts college that emphasizes enthusiasm for teaching, requires demonstrated teaching excellence, as well as an active scholarly agenda. 

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

Application Instructions: Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: a cover letter outlining one’s research agenda, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a statement (approximately 300-500 words) describing the candidate’s ability to contribute to Earlham’s aspirations to be a diverse and inclusive institution. Please also have references submit three letters of reference. All materials should be sent to Terri Hardy, Administrative Assistant, Department of Religion, Earlham College. Email: hardyte@earlham.edu. Further materials might be requested later.

Review of applications will begin on April 13 and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to: Rebekah Trollinger, Ph.D., Plowshares Assistant Professor of Religion, Earlham College. Email: trollre@earlham.edu

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

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

Deadline: Begin review April 13 and continue until filled.




Fordham University, Modern Islam[edit | edit source]

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Department of Theology, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship, beginning Fall 2020, in the field of Modern Islam. We seek a scholar who combines scholarly research in one or more sub-specialties with the ability to engage in humanistic inquiry about religious thought and practice in the modern world. The department is eager to consider candidates working on a range of modern Islamic traditions and communities, geographical region open, and in a range of methodologies (including but not limited to ethics, constructive religious thought, and historical study).

Teaching responsibilities include graduate courses and mentoring of doctoral students, as well as undergraduate general education, upper level courses for majors, and elective courses. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the Core Curriculum, the department’s undergraduate programs for majors and minors, and the department’s graduate programs, as well as to a variety of Fordham research centers and cognate departments, including the Middle East Studies Program, the Religious Studies Program, the Institute for International Humanitarian Affairs, the International Studies Program, the American Studies Program, the Department of African and African-American Studies, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (among others).

Ph.D. required. Competitive compensation; ordinary teaching load is five courses per year; generous leave policy. The initial application consists of a personal letter of application and CV and must be received by October 11, 2019. From those candidates who advance beyond the initial screening, the department will request a representative example of scholarly work (e.g., unpublished research paper, published article or book chapter), evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts, and three letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position and receive your free Interfolio account: http://apply.interfolio.com/67784.

Please address any questions to Patrick Hornbeck, Chair, Department of Theology, at hornbeck@fordham.edu. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Instructions The initial application consists of a personal letter of application and CV and must be received by October 11, 2019. From those candidates who advance beyond the initial screening, the department will request a representative example of scholarly work (e.g., unpublished research paper, published article or book chapter), evidence of teaching effectiveness, transcripts, and three letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio.




Zoom interview scheduled 11/4

Harvard University, Islamic Studies [2][edit | edit source]

Harvard University’s Faculty of Divinity seeks to make a full-time, tenure track appointment in Islamic Studies. We are particularly interested in a candidate with scholarly expertise either in: Islam in the Americas, Islam in Southeast Asia, or Quranic Studies. The candidate should be competent in the appropriate research languages and conversant with the broader, global history of Islamic religion and culture.

This is a tenure track position. The successful candidate will work closely with students in the Divinity School’s masters programs and the doctoral program in the Study of Religion. It is likely they will also teach undergraduates in the Comparative Study of Religion and graduate students in related departments of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. It is expected that this scholar will be in conversation with those in other programs and schools at Harvard critical to Islamic Studies. Openness to our growing program in ministry studies in Islam will be an advantage.

Applicants should also be able to contribute to the Divinity School's degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity program, and be familiar with forms of analysis that address race, gender, and social location. The doctoral degree must be held by June 30, 2020.

Applications should be made online at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu. A CV, cover letter, writing sample, and the names of three references whom the School may wish to contact will be required of all candidates. Review of applications will begin in September 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Selected candidates may be invited to initial interviews at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA, this coming November.

Letters of nomination are also welcome and should be sent to: Islamic Studies Search Committee, c/o Faculty Search Office, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Divinity Hall 417, Cambridge, MA, 02138, or to islamicsearch@hds.harvard.edu. Applicants should address any questions regarding the position itself or the online application system to the Office of Academic Affairs at islamicsearch@hds.harvard.edu.


Nov 5: Any word??


Nov 13: Has anyone heard back yet?

Nov 17: Nothing


Nov. 27: Any news?


Dec 4: They were on the AAR Employment Center List - likely that preliminary interviews have already taken place


Dec 6 - reply to Dec 4, that is not necessarily true because they would have had to have signed up for that list months before if they intended to do interviews and would still be on the list if the interviews did not yet happen

Rumor is they haven't done anything as of early Dec. Unconfirmed though.

Hong Kong Baptist University, Associate Professor of Ethics (Religious Ethics) [3][edit | edit source]

The appointee is expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels related to Religious Ethics, Philosophical Ethics, or Applied Ethics. The teaching is both for undergraduate General Education and for B.A. in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics. He/She is also expected to conduct high-level independent research in the field of Ethics or Applied Ethics, supervise postgraduate students and research assistants, and contribute creatively and professionally to the Department and the Faculty. Administrative duties will be required as assigned by the Department/Faculty.

Applicants should possess a relevant PhD degree with a strong track record of research and teaching accomplishments. Those applying for a Professor rank should demonstrate an outstanding track record of publications and grant capture, as well as strong leadership potential and administrative capacities.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding. Outstanding candidates for the rank of Associate Professor or above may be considered for appointment with tenure.

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in April 2019 need not re-apply.

Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (jobs.hkbu.edu.hk). Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications, and latest teaching evaluation results. Applicants should also request three referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, to the Personnel Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk) direct. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise. Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 30 June 2019


Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies - Muslim Scholar [link][edit | edit source]

The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (www.icjs.org) seeks a full-time experienced Muslim Scholar. The ICJS is an independent, academic research and educational non-profit devoted to the dual tasks of confronting religious bigotry and establishing models of interreligious engagement. Founded as the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies in 1987, the ICJS incorporated Muslim communities and the study of Islam in 2014. The ICJS is looking for a dynamic scholar and educator who will develop and implement educational programs for non-traditional adult learners and pursue an active research agenda, while simultaneously working in partnership with colleagues and organizational leadership to further integrate Muslim traditions and communities within ICJS. By shaping a new relationship among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Baltimore area, the ICJS addresses the contemporary challenges of religious pluralism in scholarship, teaching, and outreach. Our mission is to build learning communities where religious difference becomes a powerful force for good. The Muslim Scholar will be the ICJS’ key point of contact with Baltimore’s ethnically and socioeconomically diverse Muslim communities (African American, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Southeast Asian). S/he will also serve as a dialogue partner with Baltimore’s Jewish and Christian religious communities. We seek a candidate with a demonstrated commitment to interreligious dialogue, preferably a strong record of interfaith work and competence in the field of Interreligious Studies. While the candidate should have interest and experience in the dialogue among all the Abrahamic traditions, a focused commitment to Jewish-Muslim and/or Christian-Muslim conversations is strongly encouraged.  The ideal candidate will:


  • Enjoy teaching non-traditional learners (clergy, teachers, civic and nonprofit leaders, seminarians, and emerging religious leaders) and developing innovative pedagogy and educational programming for these communities
  • Be able to teach and navigate sacred texts and traditions from Islam and keen to engage Jewish and Christian sources
  • Be comfortable speaking publicly about their own religious identity/ies, commitments, and community/ies
  • Be interested in, and conversant with, diverse American Muslim cultures and experiences
  • Enjoy thinking through the theoretical implications of interreligious work
  • Enjoy teaching and writing collaboratively
  • Be committed to developing sustained relationships in a variety of communities and institutions
  • Pursue academic scholarship while demonstrating a talent for the transmission of scholarship to a broad range of constituencies
  • Be eager to expand the ICJS’ network of relationships with the Baltimore-area Muslim communities
  • Be experienced and comfortable working with and in Muslim congregations and communities
  • Demonstrate versatility and adaptability in supporting the ICJS as it works to fully include Islam and Muslims in its program offerings, connected communities, and conversation partners

A Ph.D. or comparable degree in a relevant field is expected at the time of appointment. Candidates should send a complete dossier (including letter of introduction, CV, writing sample, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript) to: jobs@icjs.org (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact Matthew Taylor, ICJS Protestant Scholar, mtaylor@icjs.org. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by Friday November 1, 2019. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at AAR in San Diego or via Zoom video calls.   The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies is an equal opportunity employer.

Lafayette College - Assistant Professor of East Asian Religions link [edit | edit source]

Lafayette College in Easton, PA, announces a full-time, tenure-track position in the Department of Religious Studies at the rank of assistant professor, beginning July 1, 2020, with specialization in religious traditions of East Asia.

Applicants should have demonstrable competence to teach an introductory course in world religions, religious studies courses, and other courses in their area(s) of expertise that will contribute to the curriculum of the interdisciplinary program in Asian Studies (and possibly also to other interdisciplinary programs, depending on the applicant’s strengths). Indications of a promising scholarly trajectory in the applicant’s areas of expertise are also expected.

Application Instructions:

We invite applications from candidates with a doctorate (in hand or expected by August 2020) from a range of departments and disciplines, not necessarily religious studies. The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, and 3/2 thereafter.

As part of your cover letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement (https://about.lafayette.edu/diversity-statement/). Those applicants attending the November 2019 American Academy of Religion in San Diego should indicate this in their cover letter. Applicants should upload their cover letter with C.V., teaching statement, and writing sample (e.g., a chapter or article, 25 pages maximum), and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be uploaded to [apply.interfolio.com/63760], by October 31. Inquiries about this position may be made to Eric Ziolkowski, Head of the Department of Religious Studies.


  • 11/19 - Received email saying that the search has been temporarily delayed because of health issue with search committee member; will notify 10 applicants (out of over 100!) of Skype interview in coming weeks
  • 12/7 - email with request for Zoom interview
  • 1/9/2020--anyone got invitation for campus visit? If so, I'd appreciate a word so I don't have to keep waiting.
  • 1/12 - I'm waiting to hear too
  • Campus visits for three candidates have been arranged during the first two weeks of February
  • Has anyone heard since the campus visits? 

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Leiden University - University Lecturer in the Cultural History of Christianity[edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR), welcomes applications by scholars of religion with the ability to position Christianity in historical perspective, with sensitivity to socio-cultural context and local-global configurations, as well as an interest in linking the historical study of Christianity to contemporary, comparative, and theoretical issues in the study of religion. We seek candidates with the vision and enthusiasm to develop and maintain a distinguished research presence, while also being devoted to high-quality teaching and the running of the centre. The work will consist of:

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, in lecture and seminar formats, and supervision of theses in the following programmes: BA Religious Studies, MA Religious Studies, Educational MA Religie en Levensbeschouwing, BA International Studies;
  • Doing original research and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels;
  • Supervision of PhD research;
  • Acquisition of project funding;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media;
  • Administrative duties and active participation in the running of the centre.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD degree in the Study of Religion or another relevant field. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered;
  • Preference for research expertise on pre-twentieth century Christianity (period of focus is otherwise open and could include early, medieval, modern, etc.) and the ability to connect historical research to current day issues;
  • A compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field;
  • A publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
  • Commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content, which may also include general Religious Studies, History and Cultural Studies courses. While the regional focus of research is open, the applicant should have the ability to teach BA and MA level courses on the history of Christianity in the West (Europe and North America), as well as The Netherlands in particular;
  • A high level of English proficiency.

Terms and conditions We offer a position for the duration of two years with effect from 1 Augustus 2020, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from €3,637 to €5,656 gross per month (pay scale 11 to 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities)Depending on qualifications, the lecturer may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until s/he fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More information, see our employment conditions.

Information Enquiries can be made to the chair of the hiring committee, Dr. Corey Williams, email c.l.williams@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications Please submit online your application no later than 7 March 2020 via the blue button in our application system. Applications should be in English and need to include the following materials:

  • A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught;
  • A letter of motivation including a personal vision of the study of religion, and specifically the cultural history of Christianity;
  • A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages);
  • Teaching philosophy (max. 1 page);
  • Two sample course descriptions;
  • Names, positions, and contact details of three references (letters not requested at this stage).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a first-round Skype interview in late March. Second-round campus interviews will follow in April, which will include a formal interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation.

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Leiden University - University Lecturer in Judaism and Diaspora Studies[edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR), welcomes applications by scholars of religion with a specialisation in Modern and/or Contemporary Judaism, and with an interest in linking the study of Judaism to contemporary, comparative, and theoretical issues in the study of religion. We seek candidates with the vision and enthusiasm to develop and maintain a distinguished research presence, while also being devoted to high-quality teaching and the running of the centre. The work of the university lecturer will consist of:

Key responsibilities 

  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, in lecture and seminar formats, and supervision of theses in the following programmes: BA Religious Studies, MA Religious Studies, BA International Studies, BA Middle Eastern Studies, MA Middle Eastern Studies, MA International Relations;
  • Doing original research and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels;
  • Supervision of PhD research;
  • Acquisition of project funding;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media;
  • Administrative duties and active participation in the running of the centre.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD degree in the Study of Religion or another relevant field. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered;
  • Preference for research expertise on the History and Culture of Jews and Judaism in the Modern and/or Contemporary Period and the ability to connect this research to current day issues;
  • A compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field;
  • A publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
  • Commitment to high-quality teaching practice, and wide teaching scope in terms of content, which may also include general religious studies and diaspora studies courses. While the regional focus is open, the applicant should have the ability to teach BA and MA level courses focused on Jews and Judaism in the Middle East and the West (Europe and North America);
  • A high level of English proficiency.

Terms and conditions We offer a position for a period of two years from 1 August 2020, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from € 3,637 to € 5,656 gross per month (pay scale 11-12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). Depending on qualifications, the lecturer may start at the appropriate step in scale 10 until s/he fully meets the requirements for scale 11 as specified by the Faculty of Humanities, particularly with regard to teaching skills certification and the number of years of relevant work experience.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at our employment conditions.

Information Enquiries can be made to the chair of the hiring committee, Dr. Corey Williams, email c.l.williams@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications Please submit online your application no later than 7 March 2020 via the blue button in our application system. Applications should be in English and need to include the following materials:

  • A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught;
  • A letter of motivation including a personal vision of the study of religion, and specifically the study of Judaism and diaspora studies;
  • A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages);
  • Teaching philosophy (max. 1 page);
  • Two sample course descriptions;
  • Names, positions, and contact details of three references (letters not requested at this stage).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a first-round Skype interview in late March. Second-round campus interviews will follow in April, which will include a formal interview, teaching demonstration, and research presentation.  

===

Leiden University - University Lecturer in the Study of Religion, with specialization in Religion in Contemporary Asia [edit | edit source]

The Faculty of Humanities, Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Centre for the Study of Religion (LUCSoR) is looking for an

University Lecturer in the Study of Religion, with specialization in Religion in Contemporary Asia

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, in lecture and seminar formats, and supervision of theses in BA Religious Studies, MA Religious Studies, BA International Studies, BA South and South-East Asian Studies, MA Asian Studies;
  • Specific duties include the teaching of the Introduction to the Study of Religion and the Introduction to Hinduism, as well as seminars on ritual and on religion and media;
  • Doing original research and regular dissemination of the results through appropriate channels;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media;
  • Active participation in the running of the centre.

Selection criteria

  • A PhD degree in the Study of Religion or a relevant field;
  • Preferably with a specialization in religion in contemporary Asia (Hinduism and/or Buddhism);
  • A publication record that is commensurate with career stage;
  • Proven experience in teaching at university level, including formal teaching evaluations;
  • An excellent command of English.

Terms and conditions We offer a fixed-term post from 1 February 2020 until 31 July 2021. salary range from €3,637.- to €4,978.- gross per month on full-time base (pay scale 11  in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). 

Information Enquiries can be made to Dr. Corey Williams, email: c.l.williams@hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications Please submit online your application no later than 1 December 2019 via the blue buttonin our application system. Applicants should submit online. Please ensure that you include in one single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given Name – Vacancy Number' and in this order:

  • A CV including education and employment history, courses taught, languages and proficiency levels, and publications (if applicable);
  • A letter of motivation.


12/8- Request for Skype interview

1/1/20 - position has been filled

Loyola Marymount University - New Testament

Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament Studies at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2020. Candidates with expertise in the Hellenistic period and/or Late Antiquity, who can demonstrate an ability to teach New Testament courses, will also be given serious consideration. The department is open to a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches to New Testament Studies. The department greatly values community engagement, diversity and inclusion, and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence.

The position involves undergraduate teaching in the University Core, the Theological Studies Major and Minor programs, as well as in the MA in Theology and MA in Pastoral Theology programs. The teaching load is defined as 2-2-2-3 over two years (i.e. two classes per regular semester and three classes every fourth semester) 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.

The application deadline is October 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm (PST). 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, 2019 at 5:00 pm. Each letter should be emailed by the recommender directly to the following email address: THSTFacultySearch@lmu.edu. The subject line should read: “[Candidate Name] Recommendation for New Testament Studies.” Applications missing any of the materials or arriving after October 15, 2019 will not be considered. Questions may be directed to: Daniel Smith-Christopher, Chair, New Testament Studies Search Committee: Daniel.Smith-Christopher@lmu.edu. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL annual meeting in San Diego, CA. Applicants who are not at the meeting may be requested to have on-line video interviews.

- Any news post AAR/SBL interviews? (12/11)

- On-campus visits scheduled.

- Offer made and accepted.

Macalester College - Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies [4][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.




10/31 email invitation for AAR interview x2


12/9/19 Campus visits underway last week

McGill University - Islamic Studies[edit | edit source]

The Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University is searching to fill a tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We wish to hire a candidate whose research focuses on one or more of the central fields of Islamic Studies in the formative or classical period/s. We expect candidates to demonstrate innovative methodological and/or theoretical frameworks in their research. Areas of specialization may span disciplines and regions. We especially welcome applications from candidates with a commitment to the study and teaching of texts, but who are also working with texts in relation to societies, traditions of interpretation, and broader contexts.


Candidates for this position must demonstrate a solid record of research to date as well as excellent prospects and plans for future research. In addition to an innovative research portfolio, candidates are expected to show promise of excellence in teaching. They should show that they are committed to pedagogy, with an interest in how Islamic Studies is taught in a range of undergraduate and graduate teaching contexts. We are also interested in candidates who have an interest in participating in both academic and non-academic communities in various ways.

Applications should include a complete CV, a letter of application, and three academic letters of recommendation submitted via:

AcademicJobsOnline – https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14576


The deadline for applications is 1 November 2019. All questions about this position should be addressed to the Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies and Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Michelle Hartman: director.islamic@mcgill.ca .


In their letters of application, candidates should discuss in detail how their research is innovative and contributes to the field/s and discipline/s of Islamic Studies, as well as how they might engage the current research areas and resources of the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill. They also should specifically address teaching experience and innovative teaching practice. Candidates should have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. The salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications should include a complete CV, a letter of application, and three academic letters of recommendation.



Does anyone have any news on this one?


Campus visits underway

Montclair State University - Assistant Professor of Religion and Medical Humanities[edit | edit source]

Job Description

The Department of Religion and the Medical Humanities Program at Montclair State University seeks an Assistant Professor of Religion and Medical Humanities.    

The Assistant Professor of Religion and Medical Humanities will teach and conduct research at the intersections of religion/culture and medicine/healthcare, such as contemporary health-care practices in global medical systems; religion/culture and conceptions of care; religion/belief and healthcare ethics; beliefs/culture and genetic medical practice; human subjects protection; racial and ethnic health disparities; or religious/cultural literacy for healthcare professionals.   

The successful candidate will maintain a scholarly research agenda, teach both introductory and advanced courses, advise students, and welcome opportunities to work collaboratively on campus and/or community events and programs.    

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate or equivalent professional degree in Religion, Medical Humanities, or related fields, as well as an additional master’s degree in one of these fields.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or withdrawn, and should be received as early as possible to maximize the chances of selection.

Required Materials: Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae. All other materials are requested during the interview stage.

Department

Religion

Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to the Human Resources division at 973-655-5000 or emailed talent@montclair.edu

EEO/AA Statement



Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.

For more information or to apply, visit Montclair State University's Workday Page

  • 11/19 - Anybody hear anything about this one? [11/20 - nothing here]
  • 12/11 - Received email with invitation for Zoom interview
  • 1/9 - Received email invitation for campus visit

Rhodes College - Assistant Professor - Islamic Studies  [5][edit | edit source]

The Department of Religious Studies at Rhodes College announces an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Islamic Studies beginning Fall of 2020. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. The successful candidate will contribute to a new interdisciplinary program in Jewish, Islamic and Middle East Studies (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/jewish-islamic-and-middle-east-studies), and will teach upper-level courses in Islam in the undergraduate curriculum in Religious Studies. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach cross-listed courses in the departments of History and/or International Studies as well as in some of the College’s interdisciplinary programs, such as the Life: Then and Now Program (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/foundations-programs-humanities), Gender and Sexuality Studies (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/gender-sexuality-studies), and Africana Studies (https://www.rhodes.edu/academics/majors-minors/africana-studies). The teaching load is five courses per academic year. Enthusiasm for and the ability to teach well at the undergraduate level, along with an active scholarly agenda, are important criteria for selection. A Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of appointment is required.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. (http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city)

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/employee-handbook/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. The online application system will solicit letters 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. Review of completed applications will begin October 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

  • 12/15 Any news on this one?
    • Skype interviews happened the week of 12/9; campus visits will happen January-February
      • Have campus visit invites been sent out?
      • 1/7 Anyone heard about campus visit invites? I've heard nothing

Scripps College- Assistant Professor of Religious Studies [6][edit | edit source]

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Religious Studies, with a specialization in early Christian studies. Preference will be given to applicants with temporal and geographic range, whose research and teaching engage with critical theory (e.g., postcolonial, decolonial, and/or queer theory) as well as Africana Studies. Applicants must have an active research and publishing program, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and PhD in hand at time of appointment. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 1. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego. Please submit application letter, CV, and the names of three references to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13617

Other queries may be directed to religiousstudiessearch@scrippscollege.edu

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.


9/17/2019 Request for Letters and additional materials (via email)


11/5/2019 anyone receive an AAR interview? 11/6/2019 nothing yet...

11/7/2019: haven't heard anything from them

3/3/2020: rejection email, incl. "we had a particularly robust pool of applicants this year, and had to make some tough decisions given the overwhelming number of well qualified candidates." (x2)

Stanford University, Assistant Professor, Muslim Societies [5]  [edit | edit source]

===Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position focused on the culture, economics or politics of Muslim societies. We especially welcome applications from scholars who are studying Muslim societies in Iran and Central Asia, as well as South, Southeast and East Asia.

The successful applicant for this position will be appointed in one of the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, or Sociology. The successful applicant will have teaching and advising responsibilities in their home department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies' curricular and outreach efforts. 

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and one recent writing sample. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 25, 2019. Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14164

For Anthropology applicants only: Anthropology will contact candidates at a later date to request that three confidential letters of recommendation be submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.===




11/15: has anyone heard from them? 

St. John's University [[7]][edit | edit source]

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies – Tenure Track (Religions of South or East Asia)


Tracking Code
TF21-22
The Institution

St. John’s established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

 Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies includes twenty-one full-time faculty members.  We serve undergraduate students in the boroughs of Queens and Staten Island in New York City and on the university’s global campuses.  We offer a Master of Arts in Theology on our Queens campus and online.  Our faculty members embrace the teacher-scholar ideal, maintaining active research agendas while delivering excellent instruction in the classroom.  Over the years, several of our faculty members have been selected to participate in nationally competitive summer workshops on teaching sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religious Studies.  Our faculty publish widely across of range a of sub-disciplines in theology and religious studies.  They participate actively in the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Theological Society of America, College Theology Society, and the Society of Christian Ethics.  In 2016, the Department secured a grant of nearly $600,000 from the Lilly Foundation to establish the Vincentian Summer Leadership Institute, a summer program that brings high school students for a weeklong residential experience of service and theological education. 

Responsibilities

We seek a scholar with strong interest and ability in undergraduate teaching, a specialization in Religions of South or East Asia, able to teach courses on Hinduism and/or Buddhism.  Course load (3-3) would include introductory courses and more specialized offerings.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree in theology or religious studies by the time of the hire, show evidence of effective teaching experience, demonstrate a strong capacity to pursue an active research and publishing agenda, and be committed to the university’s Roman Catholic and Vincentian mission.

Application Process

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

 Please submit your letter of application and resume online via the apply link below.  Separately, have three confidential letters of reference emailed directly to Christopher Vogt at vogtc@stjohns.edu.    

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

Job Location
Queens, New York, United States
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular



11/13 - nobody heard anything?

Syracuse University, Assistant Professor - Islam [5][edit | edit source]

The Department of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Religion, to begin August 2020. We seek a colleague trained in the academic study of religion who specializes in modern and/or contemporary Islam and Muslim cultures, in any geographical region but especially in Africa, Asia, or the Americas.

We seek in particular a colleague whose research and teaching in Islam intersects with studies in one or more of the following: gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, politics and aesthetics.

The successful candidate will make significant contributions to our undergraduate and graduate curricula. At the undergraduate level, they will be able to teach across a broad range of Islamic studies, beyond their area of specialization, and on topics in the study of religion related to their research interests. At the graduate level, they will contribute (in addition to their specialization in Islam) to exploring religion in modern and/or contemporary contexts, and to teaching methods and theories in the study of religion.

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 Islam and Muslim cultures in any geographical region but especially in Africa, Asia, or the Americas.

Candidate should be able to make significant contributions to the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

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.

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least 3 letters of recommendation.

Applications will be reviewed beginning 10/1/19 and will continue until an appointment is made.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEOC

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

Quick Link

http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/80802



10/23 email request for additional materials


10/30 email invitation for Skype interview


Dec 9 - any news?


Dec 10 - campus interviews

Texas Christian University, Assistant Professor of Religion in Latinx Religious Traditions [8][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.



January 2020 - Campus Interviews

St. Olaf, Assistant Professor of Religion in the Americas [9][edit | edit source]

The Department of Religion at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Religion in the Americas at the Assistant Professor level to begin in August 2020. We seek candidates exploring religious traditions in the Americas, emphasizing issues of race, ethnicity, and culture with particular but not exclusive attention to the experiences of African-American, and/or Latinx, and/or Indigenous communities.

The Department is particularly interested in applicants who will continue to contribute to our diverse community and broaden our curricular offerings. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The usual teaching load is six courses per year that critically interpret and understand religious life through texts, symbols, and practices. These include introductory courses in religion and in Christian tradition. There are also opportunities to teach courses in interdisciplinary programs such as Race and Ethnic Studies, Latin American Studies, Womens and Gender Studies, and several learning communities. Duties also involve advancing the mission of the college, ongoing professional development, student advising, department and college committee service, and curriculum development.

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

Cover letter Curriculum Vitae Graduate transcript (unofficial is acceptable) Statement of teaching philosophy The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.) Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. On campus interviews are expected in December, 2019.

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to Gregory Walter, Search Committee Chair, at tt2020relig@stolaf.edu. More information about the Religion Department can be found at https://wp.stolaf.edu/religion/. Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.


Any news (10/22)? None on my end (10/22).

Email rejecton (10/25)


Any news post Skype interviews (11/16)? 

No news (11/21)? 

Gotta guess they made campus visit offers since they wanted to have them in December.


No news post Skype interview here either (12/4). I e-mailed the chair yesterday and he said I "hadn't missed any official communication" and he would "be in touch when he could let me know more." I'm guessing that's a rejection haha. 


Did they do the on campus? [12/18]

University of Cambridge, Faculty of Divinity: Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values[edit | edit source]

The Board of Electors to the Sultan Qaboos Professorship of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the study of at least one of Judaism, Christianity or Islam, and with a focus on the interactions between these traditions, and their relationships to other religious traditions and to the modern world. They will be distinguished scholars of at least one of these traditions, with a proven interest in its relations to the other two. Candidates will also have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and developing a leading research presence. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in Cambridge.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr James Aitken (Convenor of Board of Electors). Tel. +44 (0)1223 763024. Email jka12@cam.ac.uk.

Closing date: 2 December 2019

More information/advertisement: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/23648/.

Further particulars: https://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/files/qaboos.pdf.


University of Chicago, Islam in Africa (open rank)[edit | edit source]

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) in the study of Islam in Africa for an appointment date of July 1, 2020. Rank and salary are open. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in Islamic religious thought and practice in Africa who are also deeply engaged in one or more of the following areas of inquiry: interactions between Islam and other African religious traditions (such as Ifá or Christianity) or between different Islamic traditions (Sufism, Salafism, Shi'ism, Ahmadiyya, etc); poetic, literary, and artistic expression; race and ethnicity; gender; colonialism and post-colonialism; and globalization. We welcome applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the study of religion from all disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences. Appointed scholars will be expected to participate in the broader community of Islamic studies at the University of Chicago, a community that includes scholars from numerous departments, programs, and centers.

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; Master's students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed. All applicants must provide: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) writing sample (limit to 25 pages), 4) statement of current and future research, and 5) statement of teaching philosophy and experience. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. If applying at the associate professor or full professor rank, applicants will upload a document with the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited if the candidate gets to the short-list phase of the search. Applicants must apply online, through the University of Chicago's Interfolio academic jobs board at http://apply.interfolio.com/66490 . If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.  Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

11/12 Campus visits underway

University of Chicago, Religions in the Americas (open rank) [link] [edit | edit source]

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) in Religions in the Americas, for an appointment date of July 1, 2020.  Rank and salary are open.  We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

We are seeking scholars who investigate religious ideas, practices, institutions, and movements in North and South America.  We welcome applications from scholars in a variety of methodologies, including historical, sociological, ethnographic, literary, legal, demographic, comparative, political, and theoretical approaches to the study of religion.

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; Master’s level students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College.  Many faculty members 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. The candidate for this position must hold the Ph.D. by the time of the appointment, and must be qualified to teach and to direct research in religious history broadly construed.  Field of specialization, both in terms of religious traditions or movements, chronological periods, and disciplinary focus, is open.  A coherent and creative agenda for research and publication, and a capacity for intellectual leadership, are essential.  Familiarity with issues of theory and method in the study of religion is required.


Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.  Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) a research statement, and 5) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. Applicants must apply online, through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/66105.  If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

  • So, interesting that these talks are all happening now. Any overlap, I wonder? [I know three people on that list. I'm pretty sure none of them are interested in this position.]

https://divinity.uchicago.edu/religions-americas-lecture-series

  • news then on campus visits and/or AAR interviews with this position? (Nov. 13)
  • Rec'd e-mail on 10/25 inviting me to a skype interview; interview scheduled for first week of Dec

12/20: what's the timeline for campus interview invites? (x2 1/8)

University of Melbourne, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / SENIOR LECTURER - ISLAM AND POLITICS IN SOUTH ASIA link[edit | edit source]

The Islamic studies program at the Asia Institute offers a range of courses in the areas of Islamic thought and Muslim societies from a broad multidisciplinary perspective. Dedicated academic staff offer courses ranging from Islamic politics, culture, philosophy and history; Qur’anic studies; to human rights in Muslim societies. The program, in collaboration with other programs of the Institute such as Asian Studies and Indonesian Studies is expanding its teaching and research interests to the area of Islam and politics in South Asia.

The successful appointee will be expected to make major contributions, commensurate with the rank, in the areas of research, academic leadership, administration and professional development, and teaching excellence at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including Research Higher Degree supervision. The appointee will have an established research specialisation in South Asia with a strong interest in Islamic politics as well as a high level of research performance through refereed publications and the securing of research grants. A principal duty of the successful appointee will be to foster interdisciplinary activities and engagement activities connected to the discipline. The appointee is expected to work very closely with scholars in other programs whose teaching and research interests are in Southeast Asia, Middle East and China and Japan.

Applications close: 06 Aug 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


University of Michigan, Khyentse Gendun Chopel Professorship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies (open rank) link[edit | edit source]

Tenured or tenure-track position the Khyentse Gendun Chopel Professorship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies Department of Asian Languages and Cultures University of Michigan The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured endowed chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies beginning September 1, 2020. This is an open-rank search. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in Tibetan Buddhist Studies are encouraged to apply. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in the Tibetan language. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Tibetan history and culture generally and Tibetan Buddhism specifically, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts. The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is essential. Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations (if available), and a statement of current and future research plans. Junior candidates should submit a placement dossier with representative publications or writing samples and at least three letters of recommendation. Senior candidates should include the names of suggested reviewers. Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/65033 to apply. To be assured consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2019. This is a university year appointment. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.


3 December, 2019: Any word?

8 Jan, 2020: 4 candidates have been invited to campus.

University of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought and Culture [10][edit | edit source]

The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professorship in Jewish Thought and Culture, with a starting date of August 2020. The subfield is open, with preference for candidates with expertise in the medieval and/or modern periods. The successful candidate will possess strong research and teaching skills, and broad knowledge of the Jewish tradition. 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, 2019. Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: http://apply.interfolio.com/64857. The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


Received very speedy rejection, which I found extremely humane of them.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Assistant Professor of Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in the Contemporary Americas [link] [edit | edit source]

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Religious Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Africana Studies invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in the Contemporary Americas to begin August 2020. PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but ABDs in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. We particularly welcome applicants who specialize in African-American religions or religions of the African diaspora in any region within the Americas. Applicants with other specializations will be expected to show the ability to teach Africana Studies courses. We are open to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including comparative, ethnographic, historical, literary, political, sociological, theological, and theoretical, as well as ethics and social justice, gender theory, globalization or diaspora studies, and media studies. This position has a 2-2 teaching load to be split evenly between Religious Studies and Africana Studies. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Ms. Ashley Briggs at aander72@utk.edu or Department of Religious Studies, The University of Tennessee, 501 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0450. Review of applications begins September 23, 2019. After an initial review, we will request writing samples and three letters of recommendation from selected applicants, and will then conduct Skype/Zoom interviews in November 2019. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Megan Bryson, at mbryson4@utk.edu.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.


Any news? 


10 January: Did anything ever happen with this one? --I have heard from a reliable source that campus invites are out. 1/10

University of Toronto Mississauga, Assistant/Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies[edit | edit source]

The Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for one (1) tenure stream appointment at the rank of Assistant *or* Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History, Religion, Indigenous Studies, or a related field by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate’s research will focus on First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit histories, specifically in one or more of the following: the history of Indigenous territories and their borderlands; the history of Indigenous peoples and cultures; Indigenous-settler history; environmental history; and/or transnational history. Expertise in and engagement with the peoples, methodologies, and epistemologies indigenous to the land on which the University of Toronto sits is expected, as is an understanding of the importance of consensus-building relationships and ethical engagement and collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and institutions. Moreover, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to teach Canadian content.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, and externally funded research program.

The successful candidate will show a record of excellence in research demonstrated by: 1) evidence of creative and professional work that engages with collaborative/collective knowledge building with Indigenous communities, both within and beyond the university in various public fora; 2) publications or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards in venues important to the field of Indigenous Studies (including academic journals, edited volumes and monographs with academic and other presses, and relevant other outlets); 3) participation in professional and other associations and organizations critical to the production and dissemination of Indigenous knowledges; 4) successful or pending applications for fellowships and/or grant funding from competitive funding sources; 5) the submitted research statement; and 6) strong endorsements by referees of high standing as well as evidence of Indigenous community engagement.

The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to develop an excellent teaching program informed by Indigenous pedagogies and to be a strong mentor at the undergraduate and graduate level. In particular, we seek candidates who demonstrate an engagement with Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies, and methodologies. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference, and the teaching dossier including the teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities submitted as part of the application. Other teaching-related activities can include performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters

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. Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as Indigenous. Recognizing that there are a variety of terms that potential candidates may use to self- identify, the University uses the term “Indigenous” in this search, which forms part of the U of T

Response to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to encompass the people of Turtle Island, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuk (Inuit), Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian people.

The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Mississauga and be part of a cross-departmental effort to seed an Indigenous Studies centre at UTM. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of History, University of Toronto. The University of Toronto Graduate Program in History is a tri-campus program, staffed by faculty from the University's three campuses, and housed at the St. George (downtown) campus. It is also possible that the successful candidate join another graduate department if more appropriate. The successful candidate will join a lively intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada's leading university. The University of Toronto offers a wide range of opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching, and the excitement of working with a highly diverse student population in a context that actively encourages innovative scholarship. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity, including a vibrant Indigenous community, and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by Novermber 14, 2019. Applicants must include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda and their impact on collaborative knowledge building; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a recent writing sample; 4) a research statement; and 5) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and other teaching materials showing evidence of excellent performance in teaching-related activities as listed above).

Applicants must also include three letters of recommendation, and a letter of support commenting on their Indigenous community engagement, directly to the department via email (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) to: historical.studies@utoronto.ca, which must be received by the closing date of November 14, 2019.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label each file with the job number 1903672 and accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier.

If you have questions about this position, please contact historical.studies@utoronto.ca. Additional information on the Department can be obtained at http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/historical-studies (for undergraduate studies), and http://history.utoronto.ca/graduate (for graduate studies).

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.


Utah State University, Lecturer in Jewish Studies[edit | edit source]

The Religious Studies program in the History Department at Utah State University seeks a scholar of Judaism / Jewish Studies for a full-time, continuing position as a Lecturer. This is a non-tenure track academic year appointment beginning August 2020. Area of specialization is open. This position is designed with a primary emphasis on teaching and secondary emphasis on service in the Religious Studies program, and will be located on the university’s main campus in Logan. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching eight courses per year, with 3 each in the fall and spring and 2 in the summer, in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. In addition to upper-division courses in their area(s) of expertise, candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Religious Studies (World Religions), Introduction to Judaism, and courses that contribute to the History curriculum.

The lecturer will be responsible for teaching eight courses per year, with 3 each in the fall and spring and 2 in the summer, in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. In addition to upper-division courses in their area(s) of expertise, candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Religious Studies (World Religions), Introduction to Judaism, and courses that contribute to the History curriculum.

Eligible, candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Religious Studies, History, or an adjacent field prior to December 1, 2019. At USU the lecturer position comes with the possibility of promotion in rank after some years of service.

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) CV to be uploaded to applicant profile under "Resume"

2) Cover letter to be copied and pasted into fillable form within the online application

3) List of references to be provided in the candidate profile

For more information, visit this link: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2004/lecturer%2c-jewish-studies/job

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.



Villanova University, Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Prophetic Literature [11][edit | edit source]

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Villanova University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Hebrew Bible with specialization in prophetic literature, at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Other research interests could include Jewish-Christian relations, Jewish Studies, the theological dimensions of the scriptures, biblical questions in conversation with contemporary cultural issues, or the reception of the Hebrew Bible in history.

Ph.D. required by the start of the appointment in August 2020. Applicants should have expertise in biblical Hebrew and grounding in exegetical methods and contemporary hermeneutical approaches. They also should demonstrate scholarly engagement with the Catholic tradition.

Responsibilities include teaching the undergraduate Theology and Religious Studies course in the College core curriculum (Faith, Reason, and Culture) and elective courses in departmental undergraduate and graduate curricula, including the required graduate foundation course in biblical studies; and performing service to the Department, College, and the University.

Direct inquiries to Dr. Peter Spitaler, Chairperson of the Department. Applications, including letters of reference, must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/16444. A complete application must include: a letter of interest, a current resume, three letters of reference, transcripts (unofficial copies), and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. 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 9, 2019.

Western Carolina University, Assistant Professor - Philosophy & Religion[12] [edit | edit source]

Position Summary:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Carolina University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment in Religious Studies at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 1, 2020. Our departmental emphasis is on the intersections of religious studies and philosophy, and we seek a colleague with interest and competence in both areas. The ideal candidate will have a strong undergraduate teaching record, including in a general education program, and a research agenda focused in at least one of the following: Latin American, Native American, African-American, Caribbean, or indigenous religions. We seek a candidate prepared to contribute to either or both of the University's new minors in Latinx and African-American Studies. The Department seeks a scholar-teacher who will make meaningful connections between religious studies and contemporary gender, race, and social justice theory. 

The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 load including Western Religious Traditions, other general education classes, and undergraduate classes for both philosophy and religion majors. The position includes standard scholarship, service and advising expectations. We are a highly collegial and supportive department offering teaching and research mentorship to the successful candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field in hand by date of appointment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For more information, contact search chair, Dr. Christopher Hoyt (choyt@wcu.edu; phone 828.227.3972). Applications must be submitted online and include the following: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample of scholarship; 4) transcripts; 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 6) a list of three references (include complete contact information). Review of applications will begin October 2019 and continue until the search is complete. Initial video interviews via teleconference will start in November 2019.

Carnegie Statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/11324

Western Carolina University 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 or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, and veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.


Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. In order to receive educational credit, degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. 

If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at www.wes.org. Unless otherwise noted, degree must be obtained prior to start date. 

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


  • anyone heard anything about 1st round interviews? 
  • 11/13 - nope
  • 12/2 Video interviews scheduled for next week
  • any word on campus visits? 
  • nope 

Wheaton College, Endowed Chair in World Religions [13][edit | edit source]

The School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College (IL) invites applications at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor for the Robert B. and Anna E. Oliver Endowed Chair of World Religions. This full-time, tenure track position was established in 2019 through a generous gift that provides ongoing support for the salary, benefits, and significant funding for research and scholarly activities.

We seek a distinguished scholar with strong teaching, scholarly publications, and a commitment to the integration of Christian faith and learning. With this endowed chair, the School of Biblical and Theological Studies will be situated to provide students with the resources and tools necessary to engage our neighbors faithfully with the gospel and lovingly as global citizens.

A Ph.D. in Comparative Religions, Religious Studies, Anthropology of Religions or a related field is required. A strong research, teaching and mentoring record that supports an appointment to rank is also necessary.

Please send a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae by email to Linda Bretz, administrative assistant to BTS, at world.religions.search@wheaton.edu. An application will be sent to promising inquirers. Review of applicants will begin in August 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit: http://www.wheaton.edu/welcome.

Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


  • Any news on this one?

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 [14][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.

  • Invitation to interview at AAR (Email, 11/8) (x2)

Boston College[15][edit | edit source]

Global Liberation/Latinx TheologiesThe Boston College Theology Department announces a tenure track faculty opening at the rank of associate or full professor for a scholar with expertise in global theologies of liberation, U.S. Latino/a theology or de-colonial theory. Applicants should be established scholars in their field with a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will teach the department’s theology core courses, upper-level undergraduate theology electives, and at least one graduate seminar a year.  Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education.  We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.  Boston College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Applicants should be established scholars in their field with a commitment to excellence in teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Please apply by Sept. 20th, 2019 via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/66256


Christendom College, Assistant Professor in Theology [16][edit | edit source]

The Theology Department of Christendom College seeks to hire an assistant professor for a full-time position starting August 15, 2020. The candidate should possess a doctoral degree in theology. We will also consider well-qualified ABD candidates with a date set for their dissertation defense.

The assistant professor position requires an area of specialization in historical or systematic theology. Additional areas of competence in Sacred Scripture, sacramental theology, or Thomistic moral theology will be preferred.

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

Interested applicants should provide the following: (1) current curriculum vitae; (2) a letter of application that includes a statement of how the candidate envisions contributing to the Mission of Christendom College; (3) all graduate and undergraduate transcripts of degree-seeking coursework; (4) a sample of the candidate’s scholarly writing; and (5) three letters of recommendation which attest to the candidate’s scholarship, teaching ability, and character. All application material or questions should be sent electronically to Dr. Matthew A. Tsakanikas, Chairman of the Theology Department, at matthew.tsakanikas@christendom.edu

Graduate and undergraduate transcripts should be sent to: Professor Greg Townsend, PhD Vice President for Academic Affairs Christendom College 134 Christendom Drive Front Royal, VA 22630

To be assured of consideration, applications must be received by August 15, 2019. Please allow 3 business days for acknowledgment of emails. Requests for interviews will be sent at the start of September. Interviews will be conducted around the first week of October.



- Heard back in early September that I was no longer under consideration for the position. Anyone heard anything? 

Chicago Theological Seminary (Chicago, IL) - Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies and Religion [17][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 [18][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.

DeSales University Full Time Faculty: Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology[edit | edit source]

DeSales University's Department of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Catholic Theology to begin August 2020. 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:

Maryanne Charlton, Administrative Assistant
Division of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
DeSales University
2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034-9568.

Anyone heard anything about this position?

Emory Candler School of Theology [edit | edit source]

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a cluster hire of up to three positions in Biblical studies to begin in fall 2020. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured), or Professor (tenured).

The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of New Testament, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, or related discipline and will hold a Ph.D. in this field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate Biblical studies within larger ecumenical, multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Scholarly engagement pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with respect to race, gender, and theological perspective.

The appointees selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. They will have shared responsibility for introductory sequences and regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. Appointees will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).

At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should apply online by uploading the letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Inquiries to Dr. Ted Smith, Search Chair, at ted.smith@emory.edu. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.

Invite for Zoom meeting (11/5/2019)

Gordon College, Assistant Professor of Global Christianity and Theology [19][edit | edit source]

Assistant Professors of Global Christianity and Theology sought to support our Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries program. The candidate will teach and advise students and support the mission of the college. Specific duties include: teach undergraduate students in World Christianity and Theology and related courses in Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries; maintain regular office hours for student advising and mentoring; participate in curricular development; and fulfill departmental and divisional responsibilities, including serving on committees as elected or appointed. Candidate must have a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in World Christianity, Theology, or a closely related field. In addition, the employer requires demonstrated knowledge of cultural/international missions gained through completion of at least one (1) publication in an academic journal. Applicants can send resumes to the Office of the Provost, c/o Cathy Thiele, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, MA 01984.


  • This position is no longer open. I applied by mailing in my materials. I received a nice reply a few days later from their Director of Academic Operations at the Office of the Provost. This individual informed me that they hired for this position last Spring. So it appears this advertisement was re-posted by mistake. I have asked the Provost's office to compensate me for my time by sending me a Gordon College coffee mug, a t-shirt, and a size 2 toddler onesie. The nice individual at the Provost's office responded with a promising message about the coffee mug and t-shirt, but there was no response about the toddler outfit. I will keep the Wiki community posted as this story continues to develop.
  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: I still have yet to receive my t-shirt or coffee mug. More to come as new developments arise.
    • I am anxiously awaiting further developments here! Do keep us posted
  • CRUCIAL UPDATE: I still haven't received my t-shirt or coffee mug. I will send additonal updates from the field as news continues to break.
    • This is indeed crucial. My Wednesday has been shattered. We await further updates with bated breath.

Marquette University Latin Patristics[edit | edit source]

The Department of Theology at Marquette University seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position in Latin Patristics at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in Fall 2020. The appointment forms part of a cluster hire in Race, Ethnic and Indigenous studies. This cluster hire seeks to create a cohort of faculty at Marquette University who can contribute teaching and scholarship in their respective areas of expertise through the lenses of race, ethnic and/or indigenous studies, and/or who are members of racial or ethnic groups underrepresented in the North American academy. Expertise in the theology of St. Augustine of Hippo is desirable. The successful candidate will possess strong research and teaching skills and a broad knowledge of Christian (especially Catholic) theology. The successful candidate will be sympathetic to the Catholic Jesuit mission of Marquette University. Marquette’s Mission Statement can be found at http://www.marquette.edu/about/mission.shtml. We strongly encourage applications from racial and ethnic minority and female candidates. For more information about the Department of Theology please visit its website at http://www.marquette.edu/theology.


Any word here?

I know they do not do first-round interviews. Rumor has it that invites for on-campus will not go out until January, but that's unverified. 

Any further word?

Position canceled. Email sent 2/17.

Pacific Theological College (Suva, Fiji) - Full-Time Lecturer in Theology & Ethics[edit | edit source]

The Pacific Theological College (PTC) is looking for a full-time lecturer in the Theology and Ethics department. The position will be based on a potentially renewable 4 years contract starting 15th January 2020. PTC is an ecumenical institution made up 20 member churches of the Pacific. The campus is located on the Suva coast in Fiji and is minutes away from the Suva CBD, shopping centers, cinemas and churches. PTC facilities include an administration building, chapel, lecture rooms, library, Mission Centre, its own kindergarten and a sports complex. Our compound accommodates students, staff and faculty.

Tasks

Teaching and Supervision

  • Will exercise academic skills expected of a Lecturer in Theology and Ethics
  • Will design, teach, assess, and examine courses in the area of Theology and Ethics at all levels from Certificate to Masters.
  • Will provide responsible supervision to theses writing students from BD (Honours) to PhD.
  • Will act as academic advisor to all students in the Theology and Ethics department
  • Will engage in research in Theology and Ethics in areas relevant to the teaching needs and interests of the college

Other Faculty Duties

  • Will coordinate and facilitate Thesis Seminars for Masters and PhDs
  • Will participate in meetings of the Department and faculty
  • Will participate and facilitate meetings of several college committees
  • Will participate and organize Departmental and College seminars
  • Will lead and assist pastoral groups
  • Will contribute to and participate in PTC community life
  • Will contribute to worship life through chapel services
  • Will attend potential conferences and workshops held at PTC or the Suva area
  • Will write courses and assess PTC Extension Education

Qualifications and experience

Required

  • A suitable doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in Theology or Christian Ethics.
  • Ability to teach and supervise in English.
  • At least two years of teaching experience in tertiary level
  • Endorsement from a church organisation or mission board where the applicant has previously served

Desirable

  • Understands and openly embraces the diverse worldviews of the college community both in and outside of the classroom and its connection with theology and theological hermeneutics
  • Experience in teaching and supervising adult students from diverse backgrounds where English is not the first language
  • Is familiar with international and Pacific literature and indigenous research methodologies and is flexible with its implementation by students
  • Willingness to dig deeper and learn from the cultures and contexts of the Pacific through the students and the community
  • Willingness to engage in the decolonising and rethinking agenda of both the department and the college
  • Willingness to work in an ecumenical team comprising persons of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Expected to be sympathetic to the aspirations of the island nations of the Pacific region and the vision of the College
  • Is passionate to learn, teach, and do ethics in the Pacific context
  • Has some background in the following: (i) The contemporary application of systematic theology and philosophical hermeneutics; (ii) Postcolonial theologies of the West and non-West; (iii) Interdisciplinary approaches to theology; (iv) Teaching skills and methods.

Opportunities

  • The Theology and Ethics department are looking for scholars who enjoy teaching and learning simultaneously. If you are passionate about research and wish to establish or maintain a publishing career, this vacancy might be for you.
  • In consultation with the PTC constitution and policies, the teaching faculty members are encouraged to participate in sponsored academic events beneficial to your own professional development and that of the College.

Remuneration and Accommodation

  • A fully furnished accommodation will be provided onsite
  • A functional office furnished with the necessary supplies and stationery
  • Health insurance is provided for all faculty, spouse and family members
  • Salary will depend on expertise and experience aligned with the annual salary scale approved by the PTC Council & Executive

Deadline

Applications will close 31 July 2019

Enquiries

Please send enquiries and applications for this position (full academic CV with contact details of at least two referees, and a covering letter) to: The Academic Dean: Rev. Dr. Gwayaweng Kiki: gkiki@ptc.ac.fj and Copy Principal: ulvaai@ptc.ac.fj

Saint Louis University (Madrid Campus), Full-Time Faculty in Theological Studies[edit | edit source]

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a full-time (12-month renewable) faculty position in Theological Studies at the campus in Madrid, Spain. The Madrid campus of this American university is a vibrant international community, with students from more than 50 countries and of diverse faiths, united by the principles and traditions of Jesuit higher education.

Area of specialization is open, but the candidate should be able to teach introductory and upper-level courses in Theological Studies at the undergraduate level (6 courses per academic year). The candidate's teaching should be able to support and expand on our course offerings in Christian theology, social justice, and/or the roles of the Church in society, past and present. The candidate is expected to carry out research in their area of expertise, perform administrative tasks, and actively participate in campus events.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Theological Studies or a related field, evidence of teaching and research excellence, fluency in English (the language of instruction), and a commitment to diversity. The ideal candidate will also have some familiarity with the US system of higher education. The position can begin in January 2020, but start date is negotiable.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2019. To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to hr-madrid@slu.edu. Additional application materials will be requested from shortlisted candidates.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE); it encourages applications from women and minorities.




Anyone heard back about this one yet? 11/20

Shaw University, Divinity School Faculty and Chaplain [20][edit | edit source]

Shaw University is looking for Full Time Administrative Faculty and University Chaplain. Reporting to the Dean of the Divinity School, this position teaches classes for the School of Divinity and is responsible for assuming the duties of overseeing the chapel and its programs, conducting worship services, providing pastoral counseling for students, spiritual direction and hospital visitations for students and staff. In addition to the utilization of a variety of teaching strategies, full-time teaching faculty must provide student assistance and advice in their subject area, participate in student orientation sessions, pursue scholarly activities and development, engage in service the University and to the community, attend official functions, and serve on faculty committees.

Education and/or Experience Ph.D. or D. Min in Homiletics, Theology, Biblical Studies or Christian Ethics, well versed in the Black Baptist Church tradition required. Exceptional pastoral experience in a Baptist Church, affiliated with either the National Baptist Convention, Progressive National Baptist Convention or American Baptist Convention. Visionary leader with a minimum of five years' experience in Christian Church ministry and social engagement, with an awareness of the relationship between the Church, preaching, and building capacity for public policy changes Minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching field. Demonstrated success teaching at the college or graduate level. Recent experience in a higher education setting. Candidates with teaching experience and expertise in an additional area also offered in the assigned department is highly desired..


Southwest Baptist University, assistant Professor of Theology (New Testament) [21][edit | edit source]

Summary/Objective

Professors in the department of theology serve to instruct students in the majors of the department as well as students in other majors of the College of Theology and Ministry through the college’s core curriculum. Professors also contribute to the general education curriculum of the university in the delivery of graduation-requirement courses, and to the Master of Arts in Christian Ministry in graduate instruction.

Essential Job Duties

• Teach an average minimum of 12 credit hours per semester • Advise students in academic pursuits • Assist in the evaluation and development of curricula • Serve on committees as assigned • Maintain office hours • Ensure positive learning environment for students • Comply with University guidelines regarding faculty duties and requirements • Participate in academic processions and wear academic regalia as required • Contribute to monthly college faculty meetings • Contribute to periodic university-wide recruitment events outside regular business hours • Set an example of a Christian lifestyle for students, staff and faculty • Demonstrate commitment and adherence to Southwest Baptist University’s Principles and Expectations • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements

Required • Ph.D. in the relevant field (biblical studies, theology, church history) • Demonstrated ability in undergraduate classroom instruction • Must be Southern Baptist • Affirmation of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000

Preferred • M. Div. • Professional ministry experience • Ability to work with students of various denominational backgrounds


Application Process Please go to https://www.sbuniv.edu/about/employment.php. Please select "Apply Now" to complete the online application and to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, unofficial transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. References may be sent confidentially to hr@sbuniv.edu.

DIRECT APPLICATION AND MATERIALS QUESTIONS TO:

hr@sbuniv.edu 417-328-1537 (fax)

DIRECT JOB SPECIFIC QUESTIONS TO:

Dr. Lee Skinkle Provost lskinkle@sbuniv.edu 417-328-1601



University of Chicago, Divinity School, Theology[edit | edit source]

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) in Theology (e.g., constructive theology, systematic theology, historical theology, theological ethics, ethnographic theology), for an appointment date of July 1, 2020.  Rank and salary are open. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.



The Divinity School has a distinctive theological tradition, one in which theology seeks to be a full partner in the University’s broader conversations; theologians here thus aim to contribute something to these conversations, just as they expect to be informed and challenged by them.  We look to carry on this tradition by hiring theologian(s) whose contributions are engaged with scholarship on women, theology, and religion; this scholarship may include womanist theology, mujerista theology, Asian feminist theology, or other varieties of feminist theology, just as it may include work on gender and/or intersectionality. Ideal candidates will have a compelling research agenda that engages such scholarship and promises original and significant work in the field; can teach courses on this scholarship and advise students who are interested in drawing on it; and are willing and able to engage in interdisciplinary conversation with other scholars of religion and other fields within the University.



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; Master's students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University.



Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in Theology or a related course of study by the time of appointment.



Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closedApplicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi, 5) a statement articulating future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages.  If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/66476. If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/.  Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

-heard back for first round interview request on Oct. 1

-Interviews conducted Oct.22, 23, Nov. 1

    • Anybody knows what is behind the complete silence of the committee, for a couple of months by now? Are they canceling the search? Going after a senior theologian? Just showing the natural evidence of a conflicted committee? Something else?


'''== University of Virgina, Position in Modern Islam =='


The University of Virginia, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for the Irfan and Noreen Galaria Assistant or Associate Professor in modern Islam and liberal democracy, to begin in Fall 2020. Regions of expertise may include Europe and North America, the Middle East and Africa, South, South East, or Central Asia; and methodology and approach are open. We welcome candidates whose research interests include religious, social, and political thought in the contemporary Muslim world; Islam's interactions with various political economies and cultures; and the relationships between Islam, politics, and democracy. Specialization could address Islamic law (e.g., family law or constitutionalism), theology and political philosophy (e.g., Islamic democracy, liberalism, modernism, or fundamentalism), nationalism, transnationalism, colonial and postcolonial legacies and identities, economic development, gender and sexuality, or religious and ethnic minority rights.

The successful candidate will teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will collaborate with colleagues across grounds, including those in related departments and in the Democracy Initiative (http://democracyinitiative.virginia.edu).

PhD in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, as is native or near-native proficiency in relevant languages. Given that global contemporary Islam is a growing area of study, we especially encourage recently completed PhD students from any Islamic studies related field to apply, including but not limited to Religious Studies, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures, History, and Anthropology.


Any news? X2 (3/1)

Wartburg Theological Seminary, Assistant Professr of Latinx Theology and Ministry link[edit | edit source]

Wartburg Theological Seminary—a vibrant, innovative, and growing seminary—is seeking an Assistant Professor of Latinx Theology and Ministry to teach as a member of a highly collaborative theological faculty. This position foregrounds the commitment of WTS to emerging theologies and expansive approaches to church leadership. This position requires skill and commitment for teaching both in one’s academic discipline and across disciplines to form all students with competence for global engagement. Because WTS values and supports interdisciplinary teaching, this position is intentionally open to scholars across a variety of academic disciplines, including biblical studies, practical theology, systematic theology, church history, and missiology.

Candidates should be thoroughly grounded in their own academic discipline, responsible to extant scholarship, and teach from a clearly theological perspective. Candidates should be qualified to teach both required courses and electives in the Masters and TEEM certificate curricula, including team teaching with other faculty colleagues. This professor will oversee the Hispanic Ministry Concentration and should connect Latinx Theology and Ministry with contemporary global realities. Ability to teach a secondary competency, especially the practices of Mission Development, will strengthen the application. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated competence in both Spanish and English for teaching and administration. A Ph.D. or Th.D. in a relevant scholarly discipline, or nearing completion of such, is expected.

This professor is invited to contribute to the common work of a faculty which values and participates in a highly collegial curriculum that is employing dynamic methods of teaching and learning with both residential and distance students, including through livestreaming. This professor will take leadership along with the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America seminary partners in giving shape to the future of Latinx theological education and a Hispanic Theological Education Network.

This professor will give priority to teaching effectiveness and ongoing research in one’s discipline and in relation to Latinx Theology and Ministry, thereby contributing to the seminary’s ministry as part of the larger church. This professor should be ready to affirm Wartburg’s Mission Statement as summarized in the motto, “Where Learning Leads to

Mission and Mission Informs Learning,” and share in the seminary’s commitment to contextualization, the global church, and lifting up valued leaders for God’s mission through the church. It is expected that this professor, as a member of the faculty, will develop skills for teaching students in the innovative WTS curriculum and carry a full load of student advising and administrative responsibilities.

Candidates whose ethnicity or geographic origins have been historically underrepresented in theological education are encouraged to apply. Membership and ordination/rostering in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is preferred.

Starting rank for this position is negotiable if the candidate brings seminary or college teaching experience. This position is tenure eligible, beginning with a three-year term appointment, and commences 1 January 2020. Consideration for tenure comes normally in the fifth year of service.

Please request application materials from Wartburg Theological Seminary by contacting the Director of Human Resources at HR@wartburgseminary.edu or 563-589-0217.

The search committee will begin reviewing materials after 31 August 2019 and continue until the search process is completed.


Westminster Seminary California, Professor of New Testament [22][edit | edit source]

Professor of New Testament Faculty Opening: Westminster Seminary California announces a new faculty opening in New Testament. This is a full-time, tenure-track position that begins July 1, 2020. Responsibilities focus on teaching MDiv and MA courses in New Testament and Greek. Qualifications include: (1) commitment to the seminary’s doctrinal standards (the Westminster Standards and the Three Forms of Unity) and to the Presbyterian form of church government; (2) a PhD degree in New Testament or related field; (3) ordination (or potential) as a minister in a Presbyterian or Reformed church; (4) pastoral experience (highly desired), and (5) evidence of promise as a teacher and scholar. Salary will depend on rank, to be determined on the basis of education and experience. Your Curriculum Vitae should be submitted by August 2, 2019. For further information, visit our website at www.wscal.edu or contact President Joel E. Kim at facultysearch@wscal.edu.

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

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

​​​​​Centre College (postdoc)[edit | edit source]

Centre College seeks candidates for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with a specialization in one of the following areas: Indigenous traditions of Africa, the Americas, or Oceania; Caribbean or Afro-Caribbean traditions; or religions of East Asia. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in religion (ABD considered). Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a student-centered environment. Special consideration will be given to candidates committed to using/developing inclusive pedagogies and experience teaching and mentoring diverse students.  This position will be responsible for teaching three courses in the first academic year, and four courses in the second year with the expectation that a portion of those courses will be part of the College’s general education curriculum. The College will provide mentoring opportunities and funds to maintain an active scholarly agenda.

 Having recently celebrated its 200th anniversary, Centre College is a highly selective liberal arts and sciences college of 1,450 students and an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars. Centre has long been ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report and is proud to host one of the nation’s premiere study abroad programs. Classes are small and academic standards are high, and Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success in top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships, and rewarding careers. The Centre Commitment guarantees that all students can study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years.

Centre is in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For more information about Centre College, visit our website at www.centre.edu.  

 Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. As noted in the Statement of Community, Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, governance is shared, ideas are freely and respectfully exchanged, and all members of the community benefit from the richness of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Therefore, the religion program strongly encourages applications from candidates who further diversify our faculty, who celebrate the rich diversity of our student body, and who utilize inclusive and engaging pedagogical practices.

 To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/74966. A completed application will include: 1) a cover letter that describes your interest in, and qualifications for, this particular position, 2) your curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of your teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) a diversity statement addressing your approach and commitment to inclusive excellence in the classroom and across our campus community, and 5) three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional experience and expertise. Salary and rank commensurate with experience. 

 Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2020.


UPDATE: This search has been temporarily suspended in light of COVID-19 impacts.

George Mason University, New Testament and Origins of Christianity (Postdoc)[edit | edit source]

George Mason University invites applications for a 12-month Post-Doctorate position in New Testament and Origins of Christianity to begin in fall 2020 with possibility for annual renewal through spring 2023.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The successful candidate will be a core faculty member of the Department of Religious Studies within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and must hold a Ph.D. in the field of New Testament studies (or related course of study, e.g., Early Christian Literature) by the time of appointment.

Responsibilities:
Within a 2-2 teaching load, the successful candidate will be expected to teach standard introductory religious studies courses and lower through upper level undergraduate courses on New Testament and Christian studies appropriate for a public university.

Required Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of biblical and early Christian literature (both the texts that became the canonical New Testament and other related writings of the prior and later centuries through late antiquity);
  • Proficiency in the languages relevant to the study of early Christianity and its source materials (e.g., Classical and Koine Greek, Hebrew, Latin, etc.);
  • Literary and historical skills;
  • Understanding of the wider Greco-Roman world, including Second Temple Judaism;
  • A compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field; *Competence in teaching a range of courses in New Testament, Bible, and early Christianity;
  • An interest and ability to engage with other scholars of religion and across the university (e.g., gender and sexuality; identity and power; race and ethnicity; literary and material culture; histories and modes of transmission, reception, and reinterpretation of ancient thought, etc.).

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F426AZ at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of application outlining teaching and research interests, CV, writing sample, and a list of three academic references with contact details. Also, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the provider to: ksantos6@gmu.edu.

Preference will be given to complete applications received by October 1, 2019. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. John Turner (jturne17@gmu.edu).

Located within the Greater Washington, DC area, George Mason University is a public R1 university, the largest university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and an equal opportunity employer.


  • Any word on this? (Oct. 28)
  • Haven't heard anything yet (10/29) x2
  • Request for Online interview sent Oct. 18
  • New College of Florida, Division of Humanities Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Religions[edit | edit source]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor appointment in African American Religions with emphasis on Christianity/ies approved beginning August 2020.  Ph.D. in Religion, African American Studies, or relevant field.  Expertise in African American religions, Christianity, and the influence of African religious traditions on the Americas. Area of specialization and geographic focus open. Additional desirable competences: 1) intersection of religion, race, gender, and social justice, 2) history of Christian thought, and 3) theological, philosophical and/or ethnographic approaches to the study of religion. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level. New College is a small, highly selective, liberal arts honors college within Florida’s public state university system and located on Sarasota Bay. Ph.D. in hand or dissertation completed by the date of appointment. Salary competitive. New College is currently embarked on an exciting campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida.

    Teaching Expectations: Teaching load for visiting positions is two courses in Fall and three in Spring. Instructional work might also include a small number of individual or group tutorials, and supporting January-term independent study projects. New College encourages visiting faculty to develop courses that build on their own scholarly expertise in consultation with colleagues. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.  

    About New College: Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with an 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades.  New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply. New College prizes excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship.

    Application: Interested candidates should apply online at http://www.ncf.edu/employment, and copy materials to ReligionSearch@ncf.edu, to Miriam Wallace, Chair, Division of Humanities, and Chair of the Search Committee. Applications should provide a curriculum vitae, letter of application, writing sample, statement on how their teaching contributes to diversity, names of three references, and unofficial transcripts of graduate work. Please include three brief descriptions of proposed courses including one Introduction to Christian tradition(s). New College of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We encourage inquiries from candidates who contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.  For accommodations, please contact Division of Humanities in advance at (941) 487-4360.  EOE/AA/ADA/WMA.  Website: http://www.ncf.edu

    Deadline: Review will begin 1 February, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.

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    ABD (early): 1 ABD (will finish this academic year): 6 Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 5 Ph.D. in hand (unemployed): 1 Assistant Professor: 2 Associate Professor: 1 Full Professor: Search Committee Member: 1 Lurker: Faculty "Job Coach": Full time instructor, PhD: TOTAL:  17

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  • Buddhism: 1 Discourses of Religion: 1 East Asian Religion: 1 Ethics: 2 History of Christianity: 1 Islamic Studies: 2 Philosophy of Religion: 1 Theology: 2 Early Christian Literature / New Testament: 4 Late Antique Christianity / Patristics: 2======
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