Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (Global Christianity)

Charleston, SC
Feb 26, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Position Description


Asst. Prof. of Religious Studies (Global Christianity), College of Charleston
The Department of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the field of Global Christianity, to begin August 16, 2017. We seek a candidate with a PhD degree in Religious Studies or a related discipline, with a broad knowledge of Christian traditions and specialization in one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and/or the Caribbean. Candidates should be familiar with theoretical issues in the study of religion, with some preference for training in ethnography and fieldwork; also, some focus on race and ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, and/or post-colonial studies is desirable. The successful candidate will teach an introduction to Christianity, specialized courses in their particular area of study, and introductory comparative courses (including coverage of non-Abrahamic traditions). Please note that this position is not in New Testament, Theology or Missiology.

Faculty in the Religious Studies Department normally teach a 3/3 load, with 2 preps each semester. Faculty in religious studies often contribute to the College's First-Year Experience program, and may also choose to teach in the Honors College and/or develop Study Abroad or Away courses.

A PhD by August 2017 is required. Deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2016. Submit online: cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations and syllabi), and contact information for three academic referees who will submit letters of recommendation online. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Elijah Siegler, search committee chair, at Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype.


Position Type Tenure-track

School/Area School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department Religious Studies

Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Date 10/25/2016

Closing Date

Open Until Filled? Yes

Posting Number F2016035P

EEO Statement


The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.


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Applicant Documents
Required Documents


  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Student Course-Instructor Reviews
  5. Writing Sample

Optional Documents

  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Research and Professional Development Statement
  3. Sample Publication 1
  4. Sample Publication 2
  5. Other Document
  6. Other Document 2
  7. Teaching Portfolio