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Assistant Professor of Religion

University of Rochester
New York, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 17, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, Department of Religion and Classics, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Religion. Specialization: The department seeks to appoint an assistant professor of religion with a focus on African American religions and/or African Caribbean religions for the fall of 2019. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses at all levels and actively participate in both the Department and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies. 

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in the field of Religious Studies or related field. ABD considered, with the expectation the candidate will have degree in hand by August 1, 2019.
  • Demonstrated expertise in African American religions and/or African Caribbean religions.
  • Familiarity with theories and methods in the academic study of religion.

Applicants should apply and upload a CV on line at: Once at the site applicants should click on “Religion and Classics” where the position will be listed.  For information about the Department of Religion and Classics please visit the website at:  In addition to completing an on-line application and uploading a letter of application and current CV, applicants should have 3 letters of recommendation submitted to their online application. If assistance is needed with the application or letters of recommendation please contact Caleb Rood at  We will begin reviewing applications on 12 October 2018 but will accept them until the position is filled.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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