Thursday, 30 August 2012

Faculty Job

College of the Holy Cross

Religion in the Americas

The Department of Religious Studies of the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Religion in the Americas to begin in August 2013.Preferred applicants will have specific expertise in one or more of the following areas: religion in the New World, African or African-derived religions in the Americas, Native American religions. The position is open to all scholars whose methodological competencies are represented in the academic study of religion: historians of religion, ethnographers, and theologians are all encouraged to apply.
Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) is required. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to
Applications are due by October 15.
Select candidates will be invited to interview at the 2012 AAR/SBL meeting in Chicago on Saturday, November 17. From this group, finalists will be chosen to interview on campus at the College of the Holy Cross.
Inquiries may be addressed to Mathew N. Schmalz, search committee chair, Department of Religious Studies, The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA 01610 [].
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,700 students and is located in a medium-sized city 4-5 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Colleges of Worcester Consortium ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

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