Assistant Professor of Early Christianity
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
Dept. of Religion & Culture
The Department of Religion and Culture (http://liberalarts.vt.edu/departments-and-schools/department-of-religion-and-culture.html) at Virginia Tech seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Early Christianity to begin August 2017. A secondary specialization in Christianity's continuing interaction with the other Abrahamic traditions, especially in the Middle East, is highly desirable. Additional areas of interest are welcome, including theory and methodology in the study of religion. The qualified candidate must demonstrate an active research agenda, excellence in the classroom, interdisciplinary inclinations, and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the department and across the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Teaching load is 2 courses per semester and must include existing courses on the New Testament. Appropriate Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2017.
A commitment to working effectively with a diverse campus population in support of Virginia Tech's “Principles of Community” is required. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Virginia Tech responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers.
The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity” and the Department of Religion and Culture also has a very strong record of excellence in teaching and research. Located in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia. Blacksburg is 40 minutes from the city of Roanoke, VA, 2 hours from both Charlottesville, VA and Greensboro, NC, approximately 2 ½ hours from Charlotte, NC, and under 4 hours from Washington, DC. In addition, Blacksburg has been voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Candidates must apply online at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/ (posting #TR01060126) and provide:
1. a letter of application
3. writing sample of no more than 30 pages
4. 3 letters of reference, which should speak to the candidate's teaching and research.
The hiring committee may request additional materials related to teaching and research at a later date.
Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Matthew Gabriele (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin November 30, 2016.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology