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Assistant Professor

East Carolina University

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Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant Professor

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Philosophy

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

East Carolina University ( , a member of the 17-campus University of North Carolina System, is classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive University. It participates in Division I NCAA athletics and enrolls approximately 28,000 students, with over 5,000 pursuing graduate and professional degrees, including in education, medicine, and dental medicine. ECU is located in Greenville, NC (est. pop. 90,000 with a metropolitan population of over 170,000), a university town 90 miles east of the Research Triangle Park and 80 miles west of the Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese, NC, a research facility led by ECU. A thriving regional center for education, health, and the arts, Greenville is a great place to live, work, play, and visit. It has a cost of living more than 10 percent below the national average and boasts a vibrant Uptown district with restaurants, breweries, and shopping. Greenville hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year and offers numerous recreational opportunities, including access to the Tar River, over nine miles of greenways, nearly 30 parks and recreational facilities, and a growing arts scene.

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies ( is one of sixteen departments in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at ECU. The department is a vibrant and research-active unit composed of thirteen full-time faculty members. It offers a BA in philosophy, and minors in religious studies, philosophy, and medical humanities. The Religious Studies Program ( offers a concentration in Religious Studies in the B.A. Multidisciplinary Studies degree. Religious Studies faculty members support the interdisciplinary Religious Studies Program.

Job Duties :

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning in August 2024. This is a nine-month position. The successful candidate will create and teach courses in the area of Religion and Healthcare, as well as teaching introductory courses, including World Religions and Introduction to Religion, potentially in both online and face-to-face formats. Other areas of competency could include Religions of the Americas. This position will support the existing minor in Medical Humanities and the emerging concentration in Religion and Healthcare.

The successful candidate will undertake research in the area of Religion and Healthcare, such as, the study of how culturally competent practitioners affect patient attitudes towards care, the impact of belief systems of patients on their navigation of chronic disease states, and how patients’ religious beliefs affect how they regard healthcare. The new faculty member will be expected to build collaborative funded research and instructional relationships with partners in STEM departments and healthcare professional programs across the ECU campus. The successful candidate is expected to develop a sustained program of research in Religion and Healthcare, publishing articles, book chapters, and/or books in high quality presses.

The faculty member will serve in additional, value-added capacities to the interdisciplinary Religious Studies Program through recruitment and retention initiatives, curriculum development and improvement, assessment efforts, and other ways. Department, college, university, and professional service are also expected.

Contingent upon availability of funds.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Religion, or a closely related field is required. However, ABD candidates may be considered. Initial appointment will be at the probationary-term rank of Assistant Professor. ABD candidates must have the terminal degree conferred prior to first reappointment. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Experience with online instruction is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Application materials should be submitted online at using the position number 937612. Applicants must complete a candidate profile and submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) a statement of the research agenda, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a curriculum vitae, and 5) contact information for at least three current references with contacts details.

Official transcripts and 3 official letters of reference are required upon employment. References will receive an automated email from PeopleAdmin, at a later date, to submit their letters.

Inquiries regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Mary Nyangweso (

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Assistant Professor

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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