Saturday, 8 December 2012

Faculty Jobs

Florida International University

Online Digital Instructor

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls 48,000 students in two campus and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 160,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. For more information about FIU, visit
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY. The Department of Religious Studies is pleased to announce a search for an online digital instructor with a specialization in New Religious Movements. The successful candidate will demonstrate a broad knowledge of the field of Religious Studies and have a specialization in how new religions are forming or how new forms of older religions are developing in the age of globalization and the internet. The usual load for an instructor is four courses per semester. Ph.D. is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be able to teach introduction to religion and world religions in addition to more specialized courses. The department, with twelve full time members, offers B.A. and M.A. degrees, and is located within FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
This is a full-time teaching position with primary emphasis on online course development and online instruction. The instructor will also provide instruction and assistance to religious studies faculty with regard to digital instruction techniques, pedagogical construction of online courses, digital research methodologies, and serve as the liaison between the department and other units within the University regarding digital platforms and delivery of instruction methodologies.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 505256 at and attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, listing of three references, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample course syllabi in a single pdf file. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by January 31, 2013. Review will continue until position is filled.
FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

Religion and Human Difference

Candler School of Theology at Emory University invites applications and nominations for a full-time faculty position to address fundamental issues of religion and human difference.  Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013.  Made either at the level of a tenure-track assistant professor or an associate professor with tenure, this appointment will commence with the fall 2013 semester.  Made possible by support from the Mellon Foundation, this interdisciplinary position seeks to bridge religious and theological inquiry based in the humanities with other disciplines, including the social and natural sciences, through new fields of study, critical approaches, and analytical tools.  It focuses on ways in which religious traditions and communities engage dimensions of human diversity, including but not limited to race, gender, generation, ethnicity, disability, class, and sexual orientation, through methods that may be comparative-historical, ethical, ethnographic, literary, phenomenological, philosophical, or theological.

The humanities scholar appointed to this position will be committed to theological education, take part in the Contextual Education program of Candler School of Theology, and teach in its M.Div., M.T.S., and Th.M. degree programs.  They will participate in the Ph.D. program offered by Emory Universitys Graduate Division of Religion, and in Emorys Interdisciplinary Humanities Collaborative.

Further information on this position may be found at Applications and nominations may be sent to Religion and Human Difference Search, c/o Ms. Brenda Roberts, Manager of Faculty Development, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word to  Candidates should include a letter showing how the candidates research program fits the position description; a curriculum vitae; an official transcript of the highest degree earned (sent directly from the granting institution); and three confidential letters of reference, submitted directly by the referees.  Referees should send their letters by email attachment, naming the applicant in the emails subject line.

Emory University is an EEO/AA employer and actively seeks applications from women and minorities.

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