Virginia Tech — Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture

The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech announces a search for an Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture. The position is tenure-track and includes teaching a range of courses in the Department of Religion and Culture. The expected/standard teaching load is two/two (four courses per academic year). The successful applicant will hold, by the time of appointment, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related humanities or social scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States, will demonstrate the ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture, will demonstrate current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and culture, and will have training in and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching. The position will require teaching core undergraduate courses in the department.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate scholarly promise, with teaching excellence, and the ability to teach graduate courses in the department and/or in the interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD program.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a research and teaching statement.

The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity” and the Department of Religion and Culture also has a very strong record of excellence in teaching and research. Located in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia.

Blacksburg is 40 minutes from the city of Roanoke, VA, 2 hours from both Charlottesville, VA, and Greensboro, NC, approximately 2 ½ hours from Charlotte, NC, and under 4 hours from Washington, DC. In addition, Blacksburg has been voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting TR0180097, where they will
submit:

  • a cover letter
  • a current curriculum vitae
  • a 1-2 page research statement
  • a 1-page statement of teaching experience
  • a writing sample
  • list of three references

Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

All inquiries can be sent to Dr. Sylvester Johnson (saj240@vt.edu), chair, Race in American Religion and Culture Search Committee, Department of Religion and Culture, Lane Hall, Room 112 (0227), 280 Alumni Mall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Virginia Tech responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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