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May 2013 Issue
Ball State University
Contract Faculty Position/Religious Studies
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable contract faculty position in Religious Studies, effective August 16, 2013. 4-4 teaching load, usually two preparations. AOS or AOC: Open. Responsibilities: teaching Introduction to Religion in Culture. Minimum qualification: ABD in religious studies or related field. Preferred qualifications: passion for and innovation regarding teaching and learning; earned doctorate in religious studies; broad and deep research ability, including sufficient expertise in appropriate languages; experience in mentoring minority students, inclusive pedagogy, and diversity policy issues. Candidates for contract faculty searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, brief statement of teaching philosophy, and further evidence demonstrating excellence in and/or enthusiasm for teaching (beyond student evaluations) to:
Ann Marie Adams
Electronic submission is strongly preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. (www.bsu.edu/religiousstudies)
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Ball State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community.
One-Year Teaching Position, Religious Studies
Elon University (www.elon.edu) invites applications for a one-year position in the Department of Religious Studies for the 2013-2014 academic year. Position requires teaching three courses each semester including introductory Religious Studies courses and one upper-level in the spring semester appropriate to training and interest. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD considered.
Send letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and transcripts to:
Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be received by May 17, 2013, to be assured of consideration.
Elon University is an equal opportunity, employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge
Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Science
Starbridge Lecturer in Theology and Natural Science
The Faculty of Divinity invites applications for the Starbridge Lectureship (Grade 9, £37,382- £47,314 or Grade 10, £50,186-£53,233) in Theology and Natural Science. Candidates should have a doctorate in a relevant field and a high level of expertise both in Theology/ Religious Studies and in a specific area of the Natural Sciences or the History and Philosophy of Science.
Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 January 2014. The appointment will be subject to five years' probation. Further particulars and an application form (CHRIS/6 http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/hr/forms/chris6/) are available from the Administrative Officer in the Faculty of Divinity (tel: (01223) 763002; e-mail: email@example.com), and on the Faculty website, where additional information on the Faculty is available: http://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/
Applications should be sent to the Administrative Officer (details as above) by 24 June 2013.
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Karen Lake Buttrey Directorship at the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving
The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving is pleased to accept applications and nominations for the Karen Lake Buttrey Directorship. The Lake Institute on Faith & Giving offers a public forum for exploring the connections between individual philanthropy and faith; and fosters a greater understanding of the ways in which faith both inspires and informs giving.
Reporting to the Dean of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and managing the Institute’s staff the Director will strategically lead the institute and raise its profile within the academy and in communities of faith while serving as an ambassador on the public stage. The Director will maintain and develop programs and support research that deepens the understanding of the relationship between faith and giving. The Director will teach and develop curriculum for both the Creating Congregational Cultures of Generosity and the Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising programs offered thru the Institute and as a faculty appointment serve as a resource for undergraduate and graduate students by teaching and supervising reading courses. The Director will work closely with the Advisory Board to fulfill the mission and vision of the Lake Institute.
Qualifications and/or Experience:
IUPUI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution M/F/D. With over 30,000 students, IUPUI is the third-largest campus in the State and confers more professional degrees than any other campus in Indiana. The IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy has endorsed efforts to increase the diversity of its ranks, and accordingly, candidates from under-represented groups in the school are encouraged to apply.
Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research program and a vision of one’s role in further development of the Lake Institute, and three reference letters. Review of materials will begin on June 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.
For questions about the position, please contact Laurie Woodhouse (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We prefer to receive application materials electronically. Please send these as a pdf to email@example.com
If you need to send written materials, please send these to:
Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
King's College London
Lecturer or Senior Lecturer or Reader in the Anthropology of Religion
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies seeks an appointment in the Anthropology of Religion, at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level, to join King’s College London with effect from September/October 2013 (with a preferred start date of 1 September 2013). The successful candidate will teach in the field of the anthropology of religion, and will have a strong research background in the classical approaches to theory and method in the social anthropological study of religion, as well as in more recent and cutting-edge theoretical and methodological innovations. Regional and thematic focus is open.
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s is a large, thriving and highly multi-disciplinary Department, specialising in the study of both mainstream and new religions from a variety of perspectives. Areas of particular strength are the study of conviviality and conflict involving religions in contemporary societies, including issues of religious diversity and secularism, and the study of religion in the arts, literature and film.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses (modules) for the new BA degree in Religion, Politics and Society, and for the MA programme Religion in Contemporary Society. S/he will be expected to attract PhD students and will participate in the intellectual life of the Department and School. Teaching experience and evidence of a strong research and publications record are required, as is the commitment to the academic and institutional development of the social scientific study of religions in the Department.
All candidates should have completed a PhD degree, and be in a position to make a strong submission to the Research Excellence Framework (REF). They should be prepared to teach both specialist undergraduate and MA modules in their area of expertise.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 15 May 2013
Equality of opportunity is College policy.
The appointment will be made, dependent on relevant qualifications, within the Grade 6 to Grade 8 scale, currently £31,331 to £54,826, per annum plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.
For an informal discussion of the post please contact Dr. Marat Shterin on 0207 848 2637, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further details and application packs are available on the College’s website at www.kcl.ac.uk/jobs. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number A8/AAT/341/13-JM. If you have any queries please contact your Recruitment Co-ordinator at email@example.com.
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Assistant Professor in Asian Philosophy or Asian Religion (Philosophy Group)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty position in Asian Philosophy or Asian Religion (Philosophy Group)
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, invites qualified academics to apply for a newly created tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Asian Philosophy or Asian Religion (Philosophy Group).
Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research as well as teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will be teaching two courses per semester which include courses for philosophy majors/minors and for general education. He or she must maintain an active research agenda and be scholarly productive in research. In addition, a reasonable amount of university service, such as curricular development and committee work, is also expected.
The University offers competitive remuneration packages commensurate with qualifications and experience, and comprehensive benefits. Faculty members can expect generous support for research, including grants for travel and conferences. For further information about the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, please refer to the following website: http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg
To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment (http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/CareerOpportunities/SubmitanApplication/Pages/FacultyPositions.aspx) and send your application package (consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching as well as current and future research plans, the names and contact details of three referees, and a sample publication) to: Shanmugapriya@ntu.edu.sg
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be received by 28 July 2013. The successful candidate is expected to assume duty in January 2014 and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Associate Professor in History of Religions
Deadline: June 3rd 2013
The Department of Archaeology and Religious Studies invites applications for a position as Associate Professor in History of Religions, starting from Aug.1 2014. Associate Professor is the standard entry-level grade within the Norwegian university system for scholars already holding a doctorate, and this is a permanent position.
The Department of Archaeology and Religious studies is part of the Faculty of Humanities at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), which is located at the Dragvoll campus in Trondheim. The department currently employs 12 permanent, full-time academic staff and 3 Research Fellows. The faculty and the department are currently restructuring its organization, and at the time the position starts the staff will be part of the new Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies.
The current department consists of two sections with three disciplines: Archaeology, Christian Studies, and History of Religions. History of Religions offers teaching up to PhD-level. More information about the department may be found on http://www.ntnu.edu/iar.
Applicants must hold competence for research, teaching, and communicating to the public History of Religions with a focus on religion in South Asia. Apart from the necessary administrative work, the position consists of an equal workload of teaching and research.
The successful applicant will enjoy freedom of research. He or she will be expected to fill research time with active development of research projects, research and publication activities, both alone and in interaction with national and international colleagues. Among its stated goals the university includes high quality, interdisciplinary research projects.
The part of the position devoted to teaching may include lectures, seminars, supervision, and exam work at all levels from the basic level to MA and PhD. The position will include teaching History of Religions broadly at all levels, as well as specifically teaching Hinduism and Buddhism at the basic level. The person appointed will be asked to develop an intermediate level course within one of the latter areas. He or she will be required to participate in teaching activities in accordance with the relevant curricula, and to assist in further developing the teaching program.
Applicants will have excellent academic qualifications, along with a track-record and research program in South Asian religions that shows a clear trajectory. Special weight will be put on the applicants publication activities during the last 5- 10 years.
Applicants must document:
The research and teaching profile of History of Religions at NTNU emphasizes contemporary religion. As part of this focus, the department seeks a colleague with competence in the study of religious practice and in anthropological methods.
Interest in, and experience from, popularization will also count positively. Personal suitability for the position and good cooperative skills are important.
The successful candidate should demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching. Pedagogical skills will be an important part of the evaluation. This evaluation will be based on documented pedagogical/didactic material, including the writing skills in the scientific work that the candidate includes, experience in teaching, from supervising PhD- and MA-students, along with other pedagogical qualifications.
Applicants are asked to provide details of their pedagogical qualifications in accordance with the relevant guidelines ("Documentation of an applicant’s pedagogical qualifications") which can be downloaded from the following Internet address: http://www.ntnu.no/administrasjon/avdelinger/personal/momentliste_ped_kval_e.html.
Academic staff without a formal pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching, and who are unable to document equivalent qualifications, are required to successfully complete a recognized course that provides a pedagogical qualification in university-level teaching within two years of taking up the appointment. The university offers such courses.
Newly employed staff in academic positions who are not already fluent in a Scandinavian language must within three years obtain knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language at an equivalent standard to level three in the "Norwegian for Foreigners" courses provided by the Department of Language and Communication Studies. The University will make it possible for the person appointed to attend such a course.
Applicants who have been short-listed will be interviewed and will be invited to demonstrate their pedagogical ability, usually by means of a trial lecture.
The person appointed will be required to abide by policy changes within the department, and to follow the requirements of all organizational changes that decisions relating to the university's activities may involve.
It will be necessary for the person appointed to take up residence so that (s)he can be present at- and available for the Department. The appointment will be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. It is policy within the state sector that employees should come from backgrounds that reflect as fully as possible the diversity of the population at large. The state has accordingly set the goal of a workforce whose composition reflects that of the population at large with regard to age and gender. It has also set itself the goal of recruiting employees with an immigrant background, and such individuals are encouraged to apply for this post.
You may request to have your name withheld from public access. If you wish to do so, you must explain why your application should be treated as confidential. If you request that your name be withheld from public access, your request will be considered in relation to the Open File Act § 25. If your request to have your name kept from public access is denied, you will be so informed and you will be given the opportunity to withdraw your application.
The position as Associate Professor is placed in code 1011 in the State salary regulations, and is remunerated according to the State salary scale, range 24, salary levels from 57 to 77, with gross salary at present from NOK 468 100 to NOK 688 900 per year. Two percent of gross salary is deducted and paid into the State Pension scheme.
Further details about the position can be obtained from Head of Department, Professor Asbjørn Dyrendal, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Professor Istvan Keul, e-mail: email@example.com. The application must be sent electronically through the following page: http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=93483and be marked with the file number for the position (HF 13-008) . The application must contain information about education, exams and previous employment, certified copies of certificates and any testimonials. Please note: Applications that are not sent through Jobbnorge.no and/or sent past the application deadline will not be taken into consideration.
In addition to the application sent through Jobbnorge.no, applicants should send via regular post the following:
These should be sent, giving the reference number HF 13-008, to:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Please note that all application documents must be sent within application deadline, including the academic work. Applicants unfamiliar with the appointment system in Norway are advised that the assessment of applicants is based upon submitted academic work, published or unpublished, and that those who submit no such work will not be found qualified for the position.
United States-Israel Educational Foundation
Fulbright Israel Post-Doctoral Fellowships for American Researchers in All Academic Disciplines
The US Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program is open to candidates in all academic disciplines.
Program grants total $40,000, $20,000 per academic year.
Program fellows must be accepted as post-doctoral researchers by Israeli host institutions, which agree to provide them with a standard post-doctoral grant, which they will receive in addition to their Fulbright Fellowship. Thus, the total financial support received by Program Fellows is likely to be in the range of at least $35,000-$40,000 per year.
Applications for 2014/2015-2015/2016 Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowships must be submitted to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars by August 1, 2013.
Further details on the program and on application procedures may be found at http://fulbright.org.il/en/?page_id=1024
For advice and assistance, potential candidates should contact:
Ms. Judy Stavsky
University of Queensland
Lecturer in History of Religious Thought
Lecturer in History of Religious Thought
The School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics (HPRC) was established in 2001 within the Faculty of Arts and its strong reputation is built on excellence in both research and teaching. The School's dynamic team of thirty-six academic staff are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. They are committed to academic leadership that advances knowledge about ideas and institutions that continue to shape contemporary life.
The University of Queensland's discipline of Studies in Religion has an international reputation for research. Studies in Religion offers a critical, multi-disciplinary approach to a range of religious traditions and spiritual experiences. The discipline is devoted to the scholarly discussion and analysis of the historical and contemporary roles of religion.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students undertake courses in the major world religions, both eastern and western, as well as indigenous belief systems and new religious movements, applying the methods developed by historians, philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, theologians, and linguists.
Further information and details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the School's web site at http://www.uq.edu.au/hprc/.
The role: The successful applicant will be required to teach in undergraduate, honours and postgraduate programs; develop an independent program of externally funded research and actively contribute to the research performance of the Studies in Religion discipline; and participate in administrative and other activities associated with the School.
The person: Applicants should possess a PhD in an area related to the history of religious thought. In addition they should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: Islam, Judaism, History of the Supernatural/Magic, Religion and Science, Religion and Politics. You should also have demonstrated ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, evidence of ongoing research projects, and and an ability to establish effective relationships with external organisations, as well as preparedness to use alternative modes of teaching including digital technologies.
Remuneration: The remuneration package will be in the range AUD$81,857 - $97,205 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 17%. This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level B.
Enquiries: To discuss this role, please contact Professor Clive Moore, telephone +61-7-3365-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses. To submit an application for this role, go to http://www.uq.edu.au/uqjobs/ and use the Apply button.
Applications close: 13 June 2013 (Applications received after this date will not be considered.)
Reference No.: 494598
UQ is an equal opportunity employer.
University of Tennessee
The University of Tennessee, Department of Religious Studies, invites applications for a one-year, full-time lecturer in Islam to begin August 2013. The position requires teaching a 4-4 course load, including introductory courses in religious studies. PhD and teaching experience are preferred, but ABDs in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. Area of expertise is open to any historical period and geographic location. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Rosalind Hackett (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin May 3rd.
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 receiveequal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Virginia Union University, Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology
Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
The Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology of Virginia Union University is seeking a Director for its Doctor of Ministry program. The School of Theology is a graduate school within Virginia Union University; an American Baptist related historically African American institution of higher education. The faculty considers itself a community of reverent scholars with a vested interest in the life of the church. This tenure-track position will begin on July 1, 2013. The position requires leadership through administrative and advising responsibilities for the Doctor of Ministry program. The director will be responsible for teaching two courses within the Master of Divinity curriculum. Faculty rank is negotiable. The ideal candidate will hold the M.Div. degree, an academic doctorate (Ph.D., Th.D., Ed.D.) in a related discipline, full ordination within a recognized denomination, and demonstrate a commitment to congregational life.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts for all earned degrees, and three letters of recommendation. Preference will be given to persons with advanced degrees in homiletics, and pastoral care and counseling. Nominations and application materials should be sent to:
Ms. Ronda Bond
We strongly encourage applicants to submit materials electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The search will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Union University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to cultural, racial, gender, and ethnic diversity. The university also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The full vacancy announcement can be viewed at www.vuu.edu under Human Resources.
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