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Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Fairfield University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 16, 2022
Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

Fairfield University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the area of Religious Ethics, Moral Theology, or Theological Ethics, beginning in the fall of 2023. The Department of Religious Studies enjoys a collegial culture that values intellectual exchange and active mentorship of faculty.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in the field of Religious Ethics, Moral Theology, or Theological Ethics and be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and show promise of scholarly contributions to the field. Candidates working in either Christian or non-Christian traditions are welcome to apply. The ability to engage with any number of the interdisciplinary programs at the University, such as Peace & Justice Studies, Health Studies, and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies among other possibilities, is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach 3 sections each semester. These courses can be offered at both the introductory 1000-level as well as the more advanced 2000-level.

Applications should be received by October 17, 2022 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews, which are tentatively scheduled later in October and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Application instructions

For full consideration, please click “Apply Now” and upload the following materials:

1) a letter of application,

2) curriculum vitae, and

3) a recent article-length work of scholarship, and

4) evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Letters of recommendation will only be requested if a candidate’s application advances. Please have references send letters directly to the following email address:

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.


Academic - Faculty Tenure/Tenure Track

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