Western Washington University, Liberal Studies (Starting fall 2019: Department of Global Humanities and Religions)
Visiting Assistant Professor – Religion, Culture, and Society in the Global South
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Washington, United States|
|Position:||Visiting Assistant Professor|
The Department of Liberal Studies (starting fall 2019: Department of Global Humanities and Religions) at Western Washington University (Bellingham) seeks to hire a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track) with expertise in Religion, Culture, and Society of the modern Global South for the academic year 2019-2020 (beginning on September 16, 2019, through June 14, 2020). The department’s specific preference is for a scholar with primary interests in Christianity in the Global South, and with a regional specialization in Africa, African diasporas, and/or Latin America.
This position will have responsibility for teaching six courses (two courses each in Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters), a mix of lower-division surveys (45 student cap) and more specialized upper-division electives (30 student cap). The department is particularly interested in scholars whose teaching and research engage the study of religion in Africa, African diasporas, and/or Latin America, including comparative approaches and/or attention to cross-cultural interaction, and that focus on the modern period (from the eighteenth century to the present). A demonstrated ability to teach a course on one or more of the following would also be desirable: Humanities of Africa; Humanities of Latin America; Introduction to the Study of Religion; Religion and Society in Africa. The department is particularly interested in scholars whose fields of interest or expertise include religious studies; history (especially social and cultural history); anthropology (especially social and cultural anthropology); literature; film; popular culture; and/or art history.
Application Instructions and Required Documents:
Interested candidates should submit the following six required elements of the application: (a) a letter
of application which details fields of academic expertise, teaching experience, and teaching interests; (b)
a c.v.; (c) a sample syllabus for an introductory undergraduate course in an area of the candidate’s
expertise; (d) a sample syllabus for a more advanced (junior/senior level) undergraduate course in an
area of the candidate’s expertise; (e) graduate transcript(s) (unofficial or official copies are both
acceptable); (f) names, titles, and contact information for three references (please do not submit letters
of reference at this stage; the search committee chair will solicit letters of reference only for finalists).
Application review begins May 10, 2019.
For general questions contact the Department Administrator Maureen Christman at (360) 650-3030 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies
African History / Studies
Art / Art History
Atlantic History / Studies
Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies
Cultural History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies