Title: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Tenure-track

Department: Religious Studies

Website: https://www.elon.edu


Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Distinguished Emerging Scholar in Religious Studies: Elon University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Religious Studies, beginning August 2023, specializing in Race and Religion. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Religious Studies major and departmental minors. Candidates’ courses should support African and African-American Studies, and may support Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and other interdisciplinary minors. Courses taught by this candidate will also support Elon’s Core Curriculum, including Elon’s new Advancing Equity Requirement. Elon University prioritizes teaching and mentoring as significant elements of student learning. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people and can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter. 


The Distinguished Emerging Scholar Professorship, designed to assist the recipient in rapid career development, will provide a one-course teaching reduction, funds for professional travel and research, and a stipend in addition to the annual salary. This Professorship is limited to six years, leading to the tenure and promotion decision.


The successful candidate will also be considered for Elon’s new Advancing Equity Scholars cohort. Members of this cohort will engage in Elon’s Advancing Equity curricular and scholarly initiatives to (1) include methods to address or remedy injustice and inequality throughout their courses and/or (2) teach a course focused on racial equity in the U.S. Participation in this cohort includes course development funds and other benefits.


This position requires someone who will hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies by the time of appointment. Send a letter of application outlining research, teaching, and mentorship experiences and goals, names of three possible references, and a CV (preferably as a single PDF) to relsearch@elon.edu by Sunday, Nov. 20 to be assured of consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Zoom.


Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal art based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University web site at www.elon.edu <http://www.elon.edu> .


We affirm that Elon University values and celebrates the diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and perspectives of our community members. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our employees are people who foster respect for human differences, passion for lifelong learning, personal integrity, and an ethic of work and service. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion, and many other parts of one’s identity. All our employees’ points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility. 


Any questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Lynn R. Huber, Chair of the Search Committee, via email: lhuber@elon.edu.

New employees paid by direct deposit only.

Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.