Job Announcement: Two Positions at The University of the South

The Department of Religion at The University of the South seeks applications for two tenure-track positions. The first position is in American Religious History (preferably with a focus on migration in any of the Americas and/or the Caribbean). The second position is in either Religion and Science (preferably with strong grounding in theory) or Islam (area of specialization open but conversant with the modern period). Both positions begin in August of 2016.

The successful candidates will teach introductory courses and upper division courses in their areas of expertise and eventually including an upper level class on methodologies, which all members of the department teach. The teaching load for each position is five courses per year. We prefer candidates to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. The successful candidates will also show evidence of effective classroom teaching and commitment to scholarly research and publications.

Applicants will please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and at least three letters of recommendation through the following web portal:

We also welcome a writing sample, though one is not required. For full consideration applications must be received by October 30, 2015.

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse campus environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity educational institution and welcome all qualified applicants without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening.
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Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Department, Sid Brown (sbrown [at] sewanee [dot] edu)