Assistant Professor – Religions of Africa and/or Its Diaspora, Fall 2023

Location
Knoxville, TN

Position Type
UTK Tenure Track Faculty

Position URL
apply.interfolio.com/111195

Description
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor in Religions of Africa and/or Its Diaspora to begin August 2023. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who specialize in the religions of Africa; religions of the African diaspora in Latin America and/or the Caribbean; or African religions in transnational/global perspective. PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but PhD students in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. This position has a 2-2 teaching load, and we especially welcome applicants who can contribute to our major concentrations in “Religion, Race, and Ethnicity” or “Religion and Nonprofit Leadership.” The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the university.

Qualifications
PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but PhD students in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered.

Application Instructions
Please submit a cover letter, a writing sample, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to http://apply.interfolio.com/111195. Only electronic applications will be considered and acceptable file formats are .pdf or .docx. Review of applications begins October 15, 2022 for applicants wanting to be considered for a preliminary virtual interview, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Megan Bryson ([email protected]).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.