Assistant Professorship in Religious Studies (specializing in African American and American South religions) — Department of Religious Studies, College of Charleston

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The Department of Religious Studies at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship, to begin August 16, 2015. We seek a candidate with a PhD degree in Religious Studies or a related discipline, with specialization in African American religions and religions of the American South; the ability to teach religions of Africa or the African Diaspora, such as Afro-Cuban-Caribbean religions, will also be considered. Candidates should have competence in current theories on religion, race, gender, and ethnicity, with some preference for training in ethnography and fieldwork. A PhD by August 2015 in Religious Studies or a closely related discipline is required. Apply online at HTTPS://JOBS.COFC.EDU by October 17. Submit online: cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including teaching evaluations and syllabi), and contact information for three academic referees who will submit letters of recommendation online. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Zeff Bjerken, search committee chair, at Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR Annual Meeting in San Diego.

The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC. Since our founding in 1770, we have maintained a strong liberal arts curriculum. The College is a state-supported, comprehensive institution and ranks among the nation’s top universities in providing quality education in the arts, sciences, education, and business. No other university has the unique combination of our exceptional faculty, diverse programs, historic campus, coastal location, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs. The student body numbers approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs combined.

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