Assistant Professor in Black Theology or African-American Christianity

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University of Scranton
Assistant Professor in Black Theology or African-American Christianity

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University Mission
The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. All candidates must indicate how they would help communicate and support the Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission of the University. The University’s mission statement and a description of the history and concepts of the Ignatian teaching philosophy may be found at

Diversity & Inclusion
The University of Scranton embraces diversity and inclusion through its mission, Jesuit identity, strategic plans, community outreach programs, and numerous diversity programs. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity employer and actively solicits applications from diverse candidates. Please see our website at for our full non-discrimination statement. The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the University; where the environment is welcoming, respectful of freedom of expression and dedicated to social justice, cultural competence and the value of diversity. All applicants are required to provide a statement that indicates their commitment to diversity and inclusion and how this informs their pedagogy.

Theology, Religious Studies

Job Purpose:
The University of Scranton Department of Theology/Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Black Theology or African-American Christianity and/or related sub-disciplines beginning in Fall 2021. Areas of possible focus include Christology, political theology, race and religion, African American religion, church history, and faith and culture.

This search is part of a broader cluster hiring approach, which will contribute to the development of Black Studies at the University.

Essential Duties:
Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate survey courses in Christian Theology and upper level and graduate courses in an open area of specialization pertinent to race and religion. The usual teaching load is 3/3.

Additional Skills Required:

Minimum Education Requirements:
Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. (or be ABD, with completion of the doctorate within the next year), be committed to undergraduate teaching, and have a well-developed research agenda in their field.

Preferred Education:

Minimum Job Experience Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:

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Annual Schedule:

Assistant Professor

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Apply online at Please submit a letter of application summarizing qualifications for this position, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. For further information about the Theology Department, visit our web page at or contact the chair at [email protected]

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Job No:
Posted: 1/19/2021
Application Due: 2/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time