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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Coastal Carolina University
South Carolina, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 17, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with specialization in Christianity. Expertise desired in African/African-American religions and/or religion in public life. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in World Religions, Christianity, Religious Studies Theory, Religion in Public Life, and topics related to their research expertise and/or department needs. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a new Religious Studies major and will promote growth in the Religious Studies minor, African Diaspora Studies minor and support the Charles Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies. The position consists of a 4/3 teaching load with an opportunity for a reduced course load of 3/3. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the field of Religious Studies or related field. ABD will be considered with the expectation the candidate will have degree in hand by August 2019.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Coastal enrolls more than 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

To assure full consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, writing sample, and contact information for three references to by December 1, 2018. Inquiries should be directed to Ron Green (, Search Committee Chair.

Coastal Carolina University is building a diverse faculty and encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.

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