Lecturer - Comparative Cultural Studies - Religious Studies - (ADJ000250)

Employer
University of Houston
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 14, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time


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 Studies.

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 frameworks.

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 feminist/womanist expressions.

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, ceberhart@uh.edu

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

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.

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