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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Religions in AsiaJob Summary and Requirements :
Denison University, Religion Department Contact Person: K. Christine Pae Specific Field(s) for research: Religions in Asia; Buddhism, Hinduism, and/or Islam in Asia; Religious Diversity in Asia; Religion and Conflict Resolution in Asia; Religion, Culture, and Society in Asia Tenure-track Position in Religions in Asia at the Rank of Assistant or Associate Denison University’s Department of Religion invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religions in Asia at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning Fall 2022. Field of specialization should address at least one religious tradition (or the intersection of multiple religious traditions) originating and currently practiced in Asia, with a geographic focus in South Asia and/or East/Southeast Asia, and with relevant language expertise. We seek a skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic teacher with a commitment to teaching and mentoring at a liberal arts college. Teaching responsibilities include semester-long courses on Buddhism, Hinduism, and/or Islam as lived religions in Asia, as well as introductory and advanced-level courses within the person’s field of specialization. An ability to teach writing-intensive religion courses that meet Denison’s writing program requirements is essential (http://denison.edu/academics/writing-program). The candidate will regularly teach Thinking about Religion (REL 200) and the Senior Research Colloquium (REL 450). The scope of the candidate’s teaching and research may demonstrate, but need not be limited to, historical approaches, textual analysis, postcolonial critiques, materialist approaches, and/or engagement with critical social theories. Candidates should have robust research agendas, showing a solid record of academic publications and active participation in their academic societies (especially if applying at an Associate or an advanced Assistant rank). Candidates are required to have by start date a Ph. D. in Religious Studies or a closely related field (ABD will be considered as Instructor until Ph. D. is attained). Preference may be given to candidates capable of teaching Religion courses cross-listed with the International Studies Program (https://denison.edu/academics/international-studies) and contributing to the core curriculum of the program. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to cross-list courses with a range of interdivisional programs such as Global Commerce, Global Health, East Asian Studies, and Environmental Studies as well as contributing to such programs in other ways. Denison faculty teach five courses per year. Department:
Applications must be submitted online at https://employment.denison.edu. Applications received by October 31st, 2021, will receive full consideration. Open until filled. Applications should include:
(1) A letter of interest that states a candidate’s evidence of appropriate undergraduate teaching experience and strong research agenda. (2) Curriculum Vitae(3) A transcript of all graduate work(4) A teaching statement that discusses the candidate’s teaching and working closely with diverse students as a primary responsibility of the job, supporting a diverse student community, and exposing students to a wide range of ideas and perspectives.(5) A sample course syllabus in a candidate’s area of teaching(6) A list of three professional references and contact information (They will submit their letters of recommendation online.)
(7) An article-length writing sample will be required if an applicant is invited to the online interview.
Denison values faculty who are successful and effective teachers, who develop active and productive research programs, and who are involved in the life of the college. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with an increasingly diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including pre-tenure sabbatical upon successful 3rd-year review (pre-tenure review) and generous Professional Development fund. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 25 miles from Columbus, Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.
Any questions and inquiries should be directed to Dr. K. Christine Pae, Chair of the Religion Department at [email protected]
Religion DepartmentPosting Number:
F 121300184Full or Part Time:
K. Christine PaeOpen Date:
11/30/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
All application packets should be submitted on-line.Additional Information:
All inquiries should be directed at K. Christine Pae ([email protected])Denison University Background Check Statement:
The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.Denison University EEO Statement :
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.