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U of Arizona's Dept of Religious Studies hiring Assist Prof in Catholic Studies

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: Arizona, United States
    Position: Assistant Professor

    The University of Arizona’s Department of Religious Studies and Classics is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Catholic Studies. The department seeks a dynamic scholar and educator rooted in the academic field of Religious Studies, who will contribute to the nonsectarian, land-grant, and inclusive excellence mission of the University of Arizona through rigorous humanities-based research, teaching, and outreach. The department has a strong preference for a scholar with a subspecialty in Ethnic Studies, with a research and teaching portfolio focusing on areas such as African/African American Studies, Asian/Asian American Studies, Latinx Studies and/or other areas of Ethnic Studies. You can learn more about Religious Studies at the University of Arizona through the university’s website,

    The geographical area and historical period within the field of Catholic Studies are open, but the department has a particular interest in applicants specializing in Catholicism in the Americas and/or transnational Catholic Studies. Additional areas of interest within the department include Border Studies; Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; Environmental Studies; Body, Gender, Sexuality Studies; Global Studies; Performing Arts and Visual Cultures; Politics and Law; Religion, Health, and Medicine; and others.

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a closely related field by August 1, 2018, professional-level competence in English, and an excellent record in teaching, including a demonstrated ability to teach courses in Religious Studies. Candidates prepared to teach courses on Religious Studies theories and methods are especially encouraged to apply.

    Responsibilities will include teaching two courses each semester, participation in service through committee work and outreach, and an active research and publication agenda. Faculty are expected to contribute actively to University of Arizona initiatives focused on fostering diversity and inclusive excellence, enhancing student engagement, and mentoring students including those from underrepresented backgrounds.

    Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2017. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Alex Nava at or to Dr. Karen Seat at To apply, please visit the following website:

    The University of Arizona values their inclusive climate because they know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. The university translates these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because they seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, the university encourages diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, they also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help them advance their Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

    Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Alex Nava at or to Dr. Karen Seat at To apply, please visit the following website:

    The review of applications will begin on October 20, 2017.

    Closing Date: 12/08/2017

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