Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion - (FT183) Tenure Track

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CLAFLIN UNIVERSITY, founded in 1869, is becoming recognized as one of the leading institutions of higher education in the southeast. With rigorous student-focused academic programs and a faculty comprised of world-class scholars, these attributes have contributed to the U.S. News and World Report ranking Claflin ninth in its 2021 list of the nation’s top historically black colleges/universities (HBCUs). Claflin is the only HBCU in South Carolina in this “Top Ten” ranking. Claflin has earned a place among the Top 10 HBCUs in the publication’s prestigious ranking for 10 consecutive years. U.S. News and World Report also ranked Claflin University ninth overall among the schools in the Best Regional Colleges in the South rankings.



Claflin University invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion position in the Department of Humanities.  The department seeks an innovative and visionary scholar with an active research and teaching agenda in ethics or philosophy, spirituality, religious studies, and theology. Desired further areas of research and/or teaching competency include the philosophy of race and gender, American and Africana/African-American studies, feminist philosophy, social justice, human rights and philosophy of law. The candidate’s research should be of interest to the wider campus and greater Orangeburg community. The department welcomes applicants pursuing interdisciplinary engagement and we are deeply interested in social justice, inter-religious and multi-faith dialogue and comparative projects. He/she will teach courses in these areas and provide guidance in developing the curriculum and departmental programs, advising students and other duties within the scope of this position. 


The successful candidate must possess experience in college level teaching and advising. The candidate must have earned either the Master of Divinity degree or The Master of Theological Studies along with the Ph.D or Th.D. in a relevant religious studies field from an accredited institution. Demonstrated experience in teaching philosophy and religion is required. Candidates with experience in the United Methodist Church are preferable.


SALARY:  Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants should complete a Claflin University Faculty Application located on our website Please visit: ( Official transcripts will be required upon appointment. Please send a letter of application, a current curriculum vita, copies of transcripts of all graduate work, three current letters of recommendation and the addresses, telephone numbers and emails of at least five references.  Send all the above materials via email to:


Dr. Isaiah McGee, Dean

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia St.

Orangeburg, SC 29115

Email: [email protected]




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Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 4/30/2022
Work Type: Full Time