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Assistant Professor, Race in American Religion and Culture

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Professor, Race in American Religion and Culture
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Posting Number: TR0170211
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech announces a search for
an Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture. The position is
tenure-track and includes teaching a range of courses in the Department of
Religion and Culture. The expected/standard teaching load is two/two (four
courses per academic year). The successful applicant will hold, by the time of
appointment, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related humanities or social
scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States, will evidence
the ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture, will
demonstrate current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and
culture, and will have training in and a commitment to interdisciplinary research
and teaching in the area of religion and culture. The position will require
teaching core undergraduate courses in the department. Preference will be
given to candidates who demonstrate scholarly promise, who have
demonstrated teaching excellence, and who evidence the ability to teach
graduate courses in the department and/or in the interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD
program.

Required Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related humanities or social scientific discipline,
with an emphasis on race in the United
States in hand by August 2018
- Evidence of ability to teach courses on race in American religion and
culture
- Evidence of current scholarly research activity on race in American religion
and culture
- Training in and commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching about
religion and culture
- Evidence of ability to teach core undergraduate courses in the department

Preferred Qualifications:

- Scholarly publications on race in American religion and culture
- Evidence of teaching excellence
- Evidence of ability to teach graduate courses in the department and/or in the
interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD program

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check? Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0170211, where they will
submit:
• a cover letter
• a current curriculum vitae
• a 1-2 page research statement
• a 1-page statement of teaching experience
• a writing sample
• list of three references
Screening of applications will begin January 29, 2018 and will continue until the
position is filled. All inquiries can be sent to Dr. Sylvester Johnson
(saj240@vt.edu) , chair, Race in American Religion and Culture Search
Committee, Department of Religion and Culture, Lane Hall, Room 112 (0227),
280 Alumni Mall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range:
Department: Religion and Culture
Work Location:
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 11/29/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/29/2018
Job Close Date: (if applicable)
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81923

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Research Statement
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Other Doc
  6. List of References
Optional Documents