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Assistant Professor - Religion and Politics or Religion and the Environment

Louisiana State University
Louisiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Oct 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description: The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position that begins in Fall 2022 at the rank of assistant professor in the field of “Religion and Politics” or “Religion and the Environment.” Area of specialization, religious tradition, theoretical and methodological approach, historical period, cultural framework, and geographical locus are open. The successful candidate will have an active record of research and publication, a dedication to undergraduate teaching and mentorship, a commitment to service for the department, college, and university, and a willingness to contribute to a vibrant and collaborative culture. Moreover, the successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (four courses per year)—one general education course entitled “Religions of the World” and one upper-level course in the candidate’s area of expertise that will complement other units in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.


A Ph.D or equivalent degree with a relevant specialization is required for appointment to assistant professor. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.


LSU is committed to providing equal opportunity for all qualified persons in admission to, participation in, or employment in the programs and activities which the University operates without regard to race, creed, color, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, or veteran’s status. LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer. 


Preliminary interviews will take place via Zoom.


Further information about the department can be found at Queries about the position may be directed to Bradley K. Storin at


Special Instructions:

Applications must be submitted online and should include:

- a cover letter (with an appended list of names and contact information for three to five scholars who are willing to supply letters of recommendation)
- a curriculum vitae,
- one writing sample, and
- evidence of teaching effectiveness (compiled as a single document).

In the cover letter, please attend to your programmatic fit and any potential contributions you might make to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities, and/or service.

A copy of your transcripts(s) may be attached to your application (if available). However, official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Please attach all documents under the “Resume/CV” section of your application.

Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

  LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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