The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Carolina University invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment in Religious Studies at the Assistant Professor level, beginning January 2021. Our departmental emphasis is on the intersections of religious studies and philosophy, and we seek a colleague with interest and competence in both areas. The ideal candidate will have a strong undergraduate teaching record, including in a general education program, and a research agenda focused in at least one of the following: Latin American, Native American, African-American, Caribbean, or indigenous religions. We seek a candidate prepared to contribute to either or both of the University's new minors in Latinx and African-American Studies. The Department seeks a scholar-teacher who will make meaningful connections between religious studies and contemporary gender, race, and social justice theory. The successful candidate will teach a 3-3 load including Western Religious Traditions, other general education classes, and undergraduate classes for both philosophy and religion majors. The position includes standard scholarship, service and advising expectations. We are a highly collegial and supportive department offering teaching and research mentorship to the successful candidate.
Must have Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field in hand by date of appointment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For more information, contact search chair, Dr. Christopher Hoyt (firstname.lastname@example.org; phone 828.227.3972). Applications must be submitted online and include the following: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) teaching philosophy 4) transcripts; 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 6) a list of three references (include complete contact information). 7) sample of scholarship (writing sample); Review of applications will begin October 2019 and continue until the search is complete. Initial video interviews via teleconference will start in November 2019.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.