Fairfield University — Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Fairfield University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Religious Ethics, beginning in the fall of 2021. The position has the potential to be renewed for up to three years pending performance reviews, programmatic need, and fiscal approval. The Department of Religious Studies enjoys a collegial culture that values intellectual exchange and active mentorship of faculty.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in the field of Religious Ethics, be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and show promise of scholarly contributions to the field. Candidates working in non-Christian traditions are invited to apply as well. The ability to engage with any number of the interdisciplinary programs at the University, such as Peace & Justice Studies, Health Studies, and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies among other possibilities, is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be able to teach 4 sections of 2 courses each semester. These courses can be offered at both the introductory 1000-level as well as the more advanced 2000-level.

Applications should be received by June 25, 2021 in order to receive consideration. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for the end of June/beginning of July and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Application instructions:
For full consideration, please click https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/job/Fairfield-CT/Visiting-Assistant-Professor–Religious-Studies_JR0000943 and upload the following materials:

  1. a letter of application,
  2. curriculum vitae, and
  3. evidence of teaching effectiveness

Letters of recommendation will only be requested if a candidate’s application advances. Please have references send letters directly to the following email address: VAPReligiousStudies@fairfield.edu.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.