The Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Religion and Healing to begin August 2018. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field at the time of appointment, teaching experience at the university level, an active research agenda that critically examines the intersections of religious practices and traditions with physical and/or mental health, and which complements our department's existing strengths, and a commitment to diversity initiatives and expanding diversity and inclusion within the department. Time period, region of research specialization and methodological approach are open; possible areas of focus include, but are not limited to: history of science, medicine, and religion; critical race and ethnic studies; anthropology and sociology; and the body in religion.
Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Desired qualifications include research and pedagogic expertise in religions of the Global South; experience with quantitative research methodologies or digital humanities; and experience teaching Religious Studies theories and methods.
Applicants must be prepared to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Religious Studies as well as the University's general education program.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.