Assistant Professor of Christianity

Lewisburg, Union County
Jul 31, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Christianity, to begin in August 2015. The Department of Religious Studies at Bucknell serves majors and minors in Religion, as well as a large number of students from other majors. We seek a teacher-scholar who can help us maintain the department's reputation for effective teaching and productive research, and whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to the department's commitment to diversity and academic excellence. Completion of the Ph.D. in Christianity/Religious Studies or advanced ABD is required. The ideal candidate will have an interest in interdisciplinary approaches to the academic study of Christianity.

Teaching responsibilities: Five undergraduate courses per year, including, but not limited to: Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (RELI 110); Christianity (RELI 212); Essentials of Christian Thought (RELI 215); History of Western Religious Thought (RELI 223); and Theories of Religion (RELI 330).

Applicants should submit a complete dossier, using Bucknell's Interfolio ByCommittee, including a cover letter, CV, a teaching philosophy, a sample of scholarship (a book chapter or journal article of no more than thirty pages), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation by October 1, 2014. The Religious Studies department is committed to diversity and inclusiveness; candidates should discuss their relevant experience and expertise in these areas in their teaching philosophy. Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego.

Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please go to to apply.

About Bucknell

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.