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Assistant Professor of South Asian Religions

St. Lawrence University

The Religious Studies Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the study of South Asian Religions. The department seeks a teacher-scholar whose work takes a critical approach to South Asian religions. The successful candidate will teach our sophomore-level course of South Asian religions (Religious Life of India), an introduction to the academic study of religion, additional courses on South Asian religions, upper-level courses in their area of expertise, and in the university’s interdisciplinary First-Year Program. Ability to teach required courses for the major that deal with theories and methods in religious studies is essential. The department seeks additional competencies, in particular in gender and sexuality, with a preference for queer theory. Other desirable competencies could include religion and globalization, religion and the environment, religion and urbanization, religion and politics, or religion and popular culture. Position begins August 2018. Ph.D., in-hand, in Religious Studies or related field preferred [ABD may be considered]. Teaching load is three courses per semester.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, theoretical, and national perspectives to bear on their teaching and scholarship.

Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please direct any questions or queries to Professor Kathleen Self at [email protected].

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.