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Assistant Professor - Religion in the United States

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 27, 2021

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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 - Religion in the United States

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University seeks to fill a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of Religion in the United States, with teaching competency that includes Christianity, new religious movements, or Indigenous religions.

The person filling this position will contribute to the department's critical and comparative approach to lived religion and teach courses in their areas of expertise, as well as introductory courses in religious studies. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record or research program and a demonstrated commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching. Candidates whose work focuses on Black, Indigenous, Latinx, or Asian religious communities and have expertise in critical methodologies (including, but not limited to critical approaches to race, ethnicity, colonialism and decoloniality, and/or gender and sexualities) are especially encouraged to apply. We also welcome applications from candidates whose research builds on existing university and department strengths in the environment, ethics, healthcare, social justice, technology, and/or digital humanities.

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field by the appointment start date is required.

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Additional Information:
Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant's interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi), research statement, writing sample, and contact information for at least three letters of recommendation.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Questions should be addressed to Prof. Ronald Sandler, Department Chair, Applications received by November 30th will be assured full consideration.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe. We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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