Assistant Professor of South Asian Religions

Canton, New York
Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package
Sep 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Religious Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the study of South Asian Religions. The department seeks a teacher-scholar whose work takes a critical approach to South Asian religions. The successful candidate will teach our sophomore-level course of South Asian religions (Religious Life of India), an introduction to the academic study of religion, additional courses on South Asian religions, upper-level courses in their area of expertise, and in the university’s interdisciplinary First-Year Program. Ability to teach required courses for the major that deal with theories and methods in religious studies is essential. The department seeks additional competencies, in particular in gender and sexuality, with a preference for queer theory. Other desirable competencies could include religion and globalization, religion and the environment, religion and urbanization, religion and politics, or religion and popular culture. Position begins August 2018. Ph.D., in-hand, in Religious Studies or related field preferred [ABD may be considered]. Teaching load is three courses per semester.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their teaching and scholarship.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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