Assistant or associate professor in Religion and Society, Dept. of Religious Studies, San Diego State University
San Diego State University’s Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Religion and Society with a specialization in the social scientific study of religion (anthropology of religion, or sociology of religion) to begin fall semester 2016. The faculty member will bring the methods and tools of the social sciences to researching the contemporary nexus between religion and social issues. We seek a specialist in an area outside the USA, including, but not limited to, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, or India. The candidate must be trained in the social scientific study of religion and should demonstrate expertise in particular areas of study and in specific religious communities. Areas of specialization could include racial ideology, gender and equality, environmental theology, or other possibilities, but the primary requirement is expertise in social science methods. The successful candidate will combine historical and language expertise with modern social theory using their object of study as an example of wider, cross-cultural social forces and issues. Engagement with issues of methodology in the academic study of religion is essential.
Applicants must apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/30156. Applicant screening will begin September 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled.