The University of Virginia — Open Rank – Race, Religion and the African Diaspora

The Department of Religious Studies and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies are conducting an open-rank search for a joint professorship in Race, Religion and the African Diaspora. We seek candidates whose teaching and research explore the role of religion within black communities in the United States or the wider African Diaspora, and whose work considers the intersection of religion and race on any number of levels-historical, cultural, philosophical, or theological. Responsibilities include teaching half-time in Religious Studies and half-time in African American and African Studies, as well as proportional service to both units. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field. They should integrate interdisciplinary approaches in their scholarship and teaching, and possess a proven record of scholarly engagement and publication.

Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016. The application deadline is midnight (EST) on October 25, 2016.

The anticipated appointment start date is July 25, 2017.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@Uva (, select posting number 0619535 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references.

Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent via email to Julie Garmel, Department of Religious Studies. Please note that each letter of reference emailed to must contain the last name of the applicant and “Race, Religion and the African Diaspora” in the subject line.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should also be directed to Julie Garmel.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.