Assistant Professor in Religious Ethics

University of Virginia in Virginia

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted November 8, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

Religious Ethics: The University of Virginia Arts & Sciences department of Religious Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Religious Ethics with a concentration in Bioethics. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about teaching in a world-class institution. Candidates will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and provide service to the University, Department and professional organizations. The successful candidate will teach and conduct research in religious ethics broadly, but with particular focus on the ethics of biomedicine, clinical practice, medical research, public health, and the like. This position works closely with bioethics colleagues in other departments within the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Law; the successful candidate will have demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. Required: Competence in religious ethics, with a concentration in religion and bioethics as evidenced by course work, examination, dissertation, publication, and/or clinical experience. Competence to teach and conduct research in areas of religious ethics other than bioethics also necessary. We are open to candidates with specializations in any religious tradition and welcome those with expertise in more than one. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. PhD must be in hand by the appointment start date. Preferred: Teaching experience. Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. Priority will be given to applications received by December 6, 2013 in selecting candidates for preliminary interviews. However, the search will remain open until filled. The appointment start date is August 25, 2014. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0613170 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 have reference letter writers email letters directly to Charles Mathewes, Department of Religious studies at: Questions regarding the position should be directed to: Charles Mathewes at Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Michael Watson, Department of Religious studies at: 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 affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.