The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of
Houston is seeking a part-time Lecturer in its Religious Studies
Program. Candidates should be able to contribute to more than one
of the following areas of expertise or specialization:
Teaching of a broad introductory course into Religious
The study of the religions and cultures of the Indian Subcontinent
with a focus on transnational and Indian diasporic identities. The
ideal candidate’s work and publications might focus on historical
and literary aspects and create awareness of the variety of
identities of the Indian Subcontinent in local and global
The study of the spiritualties, history, and cultures of the
Indigenous Peoples of North America, with a preference of Southern
Indigenous Peoples. The ideal candidate’s work and publications
might focus on historical and literary aspects of the diverse
experience of Indigenous Peoples while demonstrating the continued
relevance of their spirituality and wisdom.
The study of the New Testament. The ideal candidate should be able
to teach a broad introduction to the early Christian literature
with a focus on its relevance for the modern western culture.
The study of feminism/womanism in the area of religion. The ideal
candidate’s work and publications might focus on historical and
literary aspects and create awareness of the variety of
We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their teaching and
research will strengthen the interdisciplinary objectives of our
Department of Comparative Cultural Studies. The department combines
degree programs in Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Liberal
Studies. The position will be in the Religious Studies Program with
the expectation that the candidate will also display interest in
Anthropology and Liberal Studies.
Please submit a list with the names of three references
electronically as one single PDF file to:
Dr. Christian A. Eberhart, Director, Religious Studies Program,
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Master’s degree in Religious Studies or related discipline
required. Candidates with a Ph.D. preferred.
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a
faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the
final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are
security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.