Job TitleAssistant Professor of Religious Studies/Severance Chair in the History of Religion
Position TypeFull Time
Job Category Faculty
Salary Range -
Location Cleveland, OH US
Application Deadline December 05, 2022
Contact Name Lauren Gallitto
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The Department of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a focus on Asian religions, beginning July 2023. The successful candidate will also hold the Severance Professorship in the History of Religion. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, teaching introductory and advanced courses on theory and method in religious studies, as well as contributing to the curriculum and service needs of the Department of Religious Studies and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Ample research support and opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research exist in the department and the university, and participation in these endeavors is encouraged, including collaborating with faculty, departments, and programs in related disciplines within the College of Arts and Sciences, e.g., Art History, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, International Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies. The successful candidate will be encouraged to participate in the many interdisciplinary opportunities within the College of Arts and Sciences, including the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities.
The department welcomes all approaches within the field of religious studies and encourages candidates whose research focuses on East and Southeast Asia. A PhD in Religious Studies or relevant area is required.
To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/115115 by Monday, December 5, 2022. A complete application consists of a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; a research statement; a sample syllabus; three letters of recommendation; and a diversity statement, which explains either:
a) How the candidate’s research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future, Or
b) How the candidate values diversity, equity, and inclusion within their research and discipline(s) and how their own scholarly work might contribute to structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also suggest how the candidate’s work, while as a member of Case Western Reserve University, will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how moving forward they intend to foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference.
Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Later applications may be considered until the position is filled.
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