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Visiting Lecturer in Christianity - Department of Religion

University of Florida

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Visiting Lecturer in Christianity - Department of Religion

Job No: 525888
Work Type: Visiting Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Humanities
Department: 16420100 - LS-RELIGION-GENERAL

Job Description

Classification Title:

Visiting Lecturer

Job Description:

The University of Florida's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer in the area of Christianity within the Department of Religion for the 2023-2024 academic year, August 16, 2023 to May 15, 2024. The appointment will be for one-year with the possibility of a one-year renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.

We seek a visiting lecturer with expertise in the area of Christianity, which could include early/classical Christianity, the history of Christianity, contemporary Christianity within different contexts, and Christianity in relation to migration, gender, race, environmental issues, etc. More specifically we are searching for candidates who can teach courses like Introduction to Christianity; New Testament; the Christian Gospels; Early Judaism and Christianity; American Catholicism, and more topical courses like Race, Religion, Rebellion; African-American Religion; Religion and the Immigrant Experience. We anticipate that prospective candidates will demonstrate teaching experience in these areas. The successful candidate is expected to teach three courses per semester, one of which will be Introduction to Christianity.

The University of Florida is a premier public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. Founded in 1853 as a public land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, UF is ranked #5 among public universities in the nation (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) and is a world-class institution of scholarship, learning, and public service. UF is home to 16 colleges, and to more than 200 research, service, and education centers, bureaus, and institutes. The university is among the nation's most academically comprehensive and robust research institutions.

Expected Salary:

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, and the compensation includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

PhDs (applications from candidates with ABD will be accepted) from the discipline of Religion or other relevant disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Religion or other relevant disciplines.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online. Click on Apply Now at the top of this posting.
  1. a cover letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position;
  2. a current full CV;
  3. a teaching statement (including overview of courses taught);
  4. the names and email addresses of three references must be provided. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to the submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 17 2023, and the position will remain open until filled. Only complete applications will be reviewed at this time. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department of Religion particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

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