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Director, Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life

Trinity College
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Aug 4, 2023

Position Information

Director, Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Non Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Associate Professor

Open Date

Close Date

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College seeks the next Director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, commencing July 2024. Non-sectarian and non-partisan, the Greenberg Center was established at Trinity College in 1996 to advance knowledge and understanding of the varied roles that religious movements, institutions, and ideas play in the contemporary world. The Center sponsors public lectures, organizes conferences and workshops, contributes to the liberal arts curriculum, and supports the publication and dissemination of materials for both academic and general audiences. Its initiatives are designed to foster discussion of religion in public life both within the campus community and among various external publics.

We seek a mid-career or advanced candidate with a Ph.D. and a record of success in program administration, teaching, and scholarship. The Director serves as an 9-month administrative faculty member with joint appointments in Trinity’s Public Policy & Law Program and Religious Studies Department. The Director’s faculty title will be commensurate with experience.

The Director will shape the Center’s goals and activities; enhance the Center’s profile on and off campus; and evaluate the Center’s impact. The position co-supervises a Program and Communications Assistant and convenes a Center advisory board. As a faculty member, the Director teaches three courses per academic year during the Fall and Spring semesters, cross-listed in Religious Studies and Public Policy & Law. The successful candidate will manage an annual budget of over $65,000, including generous research funds.

We encourage applicants who share our commitment to diversity and inclusion and seek applications from historically underrepresented candidates. Trinity College seeks a faculty that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus. Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Conn. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.


Evidence of demonstrable success in program administration, teaching, and scholarship is required. A Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Public Policy, or a related field should be in hand by July 2024.


Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration please submit a cover letter (describing research; teaching; and commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion), CV, sample of scholarly writing, course syllabi and evaluations (if available), and the names of three referees who can provide letters of reference to by October 2, 2023. Please contact Administrative Assistant with questions.

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Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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