ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN RELIGION AND SOCIETY, School of Theology (9824/H2917)
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2018. The candidate should be a scholar working at the intersections of religion, theology, and the social sciences, with methodological competencies in areas such as qualitative methods, ethnography, and lived religion. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates who address congregational or community studies, human diversity in local and global contexts, sexuality, ecology, social transformation, and/or political and ethical engagement are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be competent to teach master's level theology students. They must be able to teach social science research methods and guide students through research protocols. Responsibilities include teaching and advising doctoral students in areas such as practical theology, congregational studies, ethics, religious leadership, and church and society. The School has committed to the formation of intercultural competence and social justice in all aspects of our learning community, and we seek candidates who are eager and skilled in providing leadership to realize these goals.
Candidates should be committed to the School's mission of preparing leaders at the masters and doctoral level for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and other organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate, clinical practice, and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year as part of the master's and doctoral programs of the School of Theology.
Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.
A PhD or ThD in an appropriate discipline is required, and the candidate must have potential for a strong record of publications in their chosen field. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable.
Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), candidates are invited to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.