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Assistant Professor - Religions of Africa and/or Its Diaspora, Fall 2023

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Location
Knoxville, TN

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Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor - Religions of Africa and/or Its Diaspora, Fall 2023

Location:
Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Aug 5, 2022
Description:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor in Religions of Africa and/or Its Diaspora to begin August 2023. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who specialize in the religions of Africa; religions of the African diaspora in Latin America and/or the Caribbean; or African religions in transnational/global perspective. PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but PhD students in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. This position has a 2-2 teaching load, and we especially welcome applicants who can contribute to our major concentrations in “Religion, Race, and Ethnicity” or “Religion and Nonprofit Leadership.” The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.  


Qualifications:

PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but PhD students in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered.


Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter, a writing sample, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/111195. Only electronic applications will be considered and acceptable file formats are .pdf or .docx.  Review of applications begins October 15, 2022 for applicants wanting to be considered for a preliminary virtual interview, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Megan Bryson ([email protected]). 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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