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Assistant Professor

Position Deleted on 11/19/2011. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Whitewater, WI
Faculty - Liberal Arts - Religious Studies & Theology
Application Due:
Full Time
included on Affirmative Action email
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies announces a full-time, tenure-track position in Religious Studies beginning August 22, 2012.

We seek a colleague with a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda that complements existing faculty strengths. The candidate should demonstrate appreciation for the academic study of religion as a human science, and as fundamental to critical thinking and the aims of a liberal education. The teaching load for this position is 4/4. In addition to primary responsibility for strengthening and growing the department's new World Religions minor, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Liberal Studies program administered by the department and advise the program's majors.

Specialization is open to any area other than Asian religions and biblical studies; area of competence should include the ability to teach the introductory course in religious studies, the survey course in Western Religions, and the university's upper-level General Education course in the humanities. Preference may be given to candidates who can teach the department's current offerings in Religion in America and Women in Religion, or whose research draws on a methodological or disciplinary perspective not currently represented by the department's faculty.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in religious studies in hand by the contract start date. Complete applications must include a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be received by November 7, 2011 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of the AAR in San Francisco, CA.
Only complete applications will be considered. Please submit materials via e-mail to:
UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is required for employment.
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