Requisition Number: 0811231
Position Summary: The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, invites applications for a full-time instructor on a one-year contract that is potentially renewable, based on budgetary factors and positive annual performance reviews, for a total of three years. The area of specialization is open, but the position requires a strong background in theory and method and an area of specialization that will enhance the expertise of current faculty in the department. All applicants should demonstrate a record of teaching excellence. The position begins August 2018. At the time of hire, a Ph.D. or equivalent in the academic study of religion or related area is preferred; ABD nearing completion will be considered.
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The successful applicant will teach multiple sections of the Introduction to Religious Studies as an Honors course. This introductory course addresses methodological and theoretical issues in the academic study of religion and have the possibility of a specialized lower or upper-level course each semester within the 4/4 teaching load, depending on the expertise and interests of the instructor. The Department of Religious Studies (http://www.as.ua.edu/rel/) is an undergraduate degree-granting unit in a Tier I public university.
Special Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are required to apply online (http://facultyjobs.ua.edu), submitting a cover letter that addresses teaching interests and approach, specifically in relation to the Introduction to Religious Studies course, and a C.V. that lists at least three references. Finalists will be contacted for a dossier with at least three letters of recommendation. Direct any inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Russell McCutcheon, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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