The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Religious Studies gender/sexuality and/or race/ethnicity in any region of the world. Our ideal candidate will be a scholar with a research focus on interdisciplinary, comparative or transnational research agenda. This position will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in Religious Studies. The position will be based in the Department of Religious Studies with teaching responsibilities in Religious Studies. The teaching load is 2/2 an the position will begin in August 2020. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.
The Department of Religious Studies is committed to diversity through research, teaching, mentoring, and community engagement.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2020 should demonstrate potential for a successful publishing and research trajectory, and should have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher or a teaching philosophy helping to ensure success in the classroom. Applicants to this position should demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious Studies.
We expect the successful candidate to develop strong research and publishing programs; to direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses; to advise students working in Religious Studies; and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.
About The University of Texas/ Austin-College of Liberal Arts:Department of Religious Studies
Established in 2007, the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin offers multidisciplinary curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels that explore the ways in which the formation and practice of religious ideas, texts and behaviors are embedded within particular cultures.
The core faculty in the Department of Religious Studies comprises some of the foremost scholars of religion in the country. Working at the forefront of emerging disciplinary trends, our faculty's in-depth knowledge of religious texts and traditions is complemented by their methodological and theoretical interests, such as the translation of religious phenomena across time and geography and the development of comparative and theoretical perspectives for the study of religion. Our faculty has particular strengths in the following areas: religion in Latin America; religion in the United States; ancient South Asian religions; religion in contemporary Japan; religion in the ancient Mediterranean world; ancient Judaism and Hebrew Bible; Christian origins and ancient Christianity; and religion in medieval Europe and the Middle East. Faculty members have won a number of prominent awards and prestigious fellowships for scholarship in these areas.