Assistant Professor of Religion

University of Northern Iowa in Iowa

Deadline March 14, 2014
Date Posted February 14, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Philosophy and World Religions is seeking an Assistant Professor of Religion, tenure-track, beginning August 2014.  The successful candidates primary teaching responsibilities will be to teach two sections of Religions of the World (a liberal arts core course) and one course in the Study of Religion each semester.  Candidates area of specialization should complement current program strengths, and should be either religions in America (e.g., immigrant religion, new religious communities and movements, religious pluralism), popular culture and religions, politics and religion, or comparative religious ethics.  Non-text based approaches (e.g., ethnography, material and visual culture) are especially welcome.  The successful candidate will share the departments commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, to faculty research that informs their teaching, and to engaged service (mentoring students, serving on committees, and offering programming on campus and in the wider community).


Required qualifications include Ph.D. or equivalent in the study of religion or relevant field by time of appointment.  A compelling record of effective teaching, an active research program conducted in relevant language(s), and a demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the academic study of religion in a student-centered, public university with a strong liberal-arts tradition are also required.  Supporting materials should include a detailed letter of application, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and assignments, course evaluations, a scholarship sample (a 30-page limit) and research program statement, and 3 letters of recommendation.  The Department encourages applications from persons of color, women, persons living with disabilities, and veterans.  Pre-employment background checks are required. 


To apply, visit   Applications received by March 14, 2014, will be given full consideration.  For more information, contact Dr. Jerry Soneson, Head of the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, at or by phone at (319) 273-6221.  The University is an equal opportunity employer with a comprehensive plan for affirmative action.

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