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The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech announces a search for an Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture. The position is tenure-track and includes teaching a range of courses in the Department of Religion and Culture. The expected/standard teaching load is two/two (four courses per academic year). The successful applicant will hold, by the time of appointment, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related humanities or social scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States, will evidence the ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture, will demonstrate current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and culture, and will have training in and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching in the area of religion and culture. The position will require teaching core undergraduate courses in the department. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate scholarly promise, who have demonstrated teaching excellence, and who evidence the ability to teach graduate courses in the department and/or in the interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD program.
- Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related humanities or social scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States in hand by August 2018 - Evidence of ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture - Evidence of current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and culture - Training in and commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching about religion and culture - Evidence of ability to teach core undergraduate courses in the department
- Scholarly publications on race in American religion and culture - Evidence of teaching excellence - Evidence of ability to teach graduate courses in the department and/or in the interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD program
Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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