The University of Arizona’s Department of Religious Studies and Classics is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Catholic Studies. We seek a dynamic scholar and educator rooted in the academic field of Religious Studies, who will contribute to the nonsectarian, land-grant, and inclusive excellence mission of the University of Arizona through rigorous humanities-based research, teaching, and outreach. The department has a strong preference for a scholar with a subspecialty in Ethnic Studies, with a research and teaching portfolio focusing on areas such as African/African American Studies, Asian/Asian American Studies, Latinx Studies and/or other areas of Ethnic Studies. You can learn more about Religious Studies at the University of Arizona through our website, http://religion.arizona.edu.
The geographical area and historical period within the field of Catholic Studies are open, but the department has a particular interest in applicants specializing in Catholicism in the Americas and/or transnational Catholic Studies. Additional areas of interest within the department include Border Studies; Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; Environmental Studies; Body, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Global Studies; Performing Arts and Visual Cultures; Politics and Law; Religion, Health, and Medicine; and others.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a closely related field by August 1, 2018, professional-level competence in English, and an excellent record in teaching, including a demonstrated ability to teach courses in Religious Studies. Candidates prepared to teach courses on Religious Studies theories and methods are especially encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities will include teaching two courses each semester, participation in service through committee work and outreach, and an active research and publication agenda. Faculty are expected to contribute actively to University of Arizona initiatives focused on fostering diversity and inclusive excellence, enhancing student engagement, and mentoring students including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.
Ph.D. in Religious Studies or closely related field in hand by August 1, 2018.
Excellent record of college-level teaching, including demonstrated record or promise of teaching excellence in both large courses as well as smaller upper-level courses.
Proven record or demonstrable capacity and promise for research, scholarly publishing and professional activity at the level required by a research-I university.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Generous research funding and benefits.
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