Instructional Assistant Professor - Religious Studies - (FAC002017)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston invites applications for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure-track Instructional Assistant Professor in Religious Studies. Religious Studies is a small but growing undergraduate BA program.

We seek to hire a dynamic and accomplished teacher to offer four courses over two semesters, mentor undergraduate majors and minors, supervise students’ independent study courses and honors theses, and support the Program Director with modest administrative service. Successful candidates will be able to support the delivery of both introductory survey courses and advanced undergraduate seminars on more specific themes and topics. The preferred area of specialization is the religions of South Asia, but applications from candidates with expertise in other areas of specialization will also be considered.

The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Houston is an interdisciplinary department that is home to curricular programs in Anthropology, Liberal Studies, and Religious Studies. For further insight into the range of thematic and topical interests in the Department, applicants are encouraged to review the departmental website:

The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department is seeking outstanding candidates with the potential for excellence in teaching, experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Applications should include: 1) cover letter, including statement of teaching experience and capabilities; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information of three academic references; 4) sample course syllabi. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2022.

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

Qualifications :

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies, or a closely related discipline or interdisciplinary field, or provide evidence of progress toward completion of the degree and confirmation that the Ph.D. will have been awarded by July 15, 2022.

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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