Assistant Professor - Philosophy and Religion

Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Posted
Sep 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Philosophy and Religion
Department: Philosophy & Religion - 32250
Vacancy Number: 16F-120
Position Number: 5033
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in American religions or Religion and Politics or Public Policy, effective August 2018. Possible areas of specialization may include: African-American or Islam; Native American or minority religions, religion race and public policy; religion and international politics.  
A Ph.D. in the academic study of religion is preferred. The successful candidate should be a strong teacher-scholar who demonstrates excellence in teaching religious studies at the undergraduate level. The department has a record of research excellence, and in keeping with this tradition, we seek a candidate with strong research skills and potential. Teaching responsibilities will include 100-level courses in Religious Studies as well as upper-division- courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise.
Review of applications will begin immediately in anticipation of interviews at the AAR/SBL.
The Philosophy and Religion Department seeks to foster philosophy and the study of religions and to encourage a critical appreciation of the deepest issues of human experience of the past and present, in our own culture and globally. It plays a vital role in the University’s mission to embrace global diversity and critical thinking. Founded in 1963, the department has grown from three faculty members to include sixteen full-time faculty. We train students to think critically about contemporary issues and problems.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. in Religious Studies, American Religious History, or Religion and Politics or Religion and Public Policy. A.B.D.s will be considered, however doctorate must be received within the first academic year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Religious Studies focused on American Religions and subspecialties in Islamic Studies.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Philosophy and Religion Department seeks to foster philosophy and the study of religions and to encourage a critical appreciation of the deepest issues of human experience of the past and present, in our own culture and globally.
It plays a vital role in the University’s mission to embrace global diversity and critical thinking.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
Please submit CV, list of three professional references, and letter of application through online portal.

Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date: 09/25/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/10/2017
Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Address application documents to Dr. Theodore Burgh