Fairfield University — Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Fairfield University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the area of Traditional African or African Diaspora Religions, beginning in the fall of 2022. The position has the potential to be renewed for up to three years with the possibility of advancement pending performance reviews and funding approvals.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the study of Traditional African or African Diaspora Religions. A disciplinary specialization in Religious Studies is strongly preferred. The candidate should be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and show promise of scholarly contributions to the field. The successful candidate will teach 2 sections of 2 different courses each semester (4 sections total, 25 students each). These courses can be offered at both the introductory 1000-level as well as the more advanced 2000-level.

Fairfield University is a highly-selective institution in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition, ranked highly among the comprehensive universities in the North by The U.S. News & World Report. The exploration of religion is a central part of the institution’s mission and identity. Fairfield University, located in southwestern Connecticut 50 miles from New York City and 20 miles from New Haven, is situated on a beautiful 230-acre campus. The Department of Religious Studies enjoys a collegial culture that values intellectual exchange and active mentorship of faculty.

Applications should be received by November 30, 2021 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late November 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_JR0001069” 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.

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