Fairfield University — Assistant Professor in Religious Studies (Catholic Theology)

Fairfield University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in the area of Catholic Theology beginning in the fall of 2023. 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 Studies or Theology and have expertise in post-conciliar Roman Catholic theology. The candidate should also be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and show promise of scholarly contributions to the field. The ability to engage with any number of the interdisciplinary programs at the University, such as Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Peace & Justice Studies, Black Studies, or the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, among other possibilities, is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will teach 3 sections 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 October 3, 2022 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews, which are tentatively scheduled later in October and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Application instructions
For full consideration, please click here: https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/job/Assistant-Professor–Religious-Studies_JR0001430 and upload the following materials:

  1. a letter of application,
  2. curriculum vitae, and
  3. a recent article-length work of scholarship, and
  4. 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: religiousstudies2@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.