Tenure-Track Position at University of Alabama

Submitted by James Miller on Sun, 10/18/2009 - 10:22
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The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications to a tenure-track position in the area Religions of China (past and present). The preferred candidate will have the Ph.D. degree in hand or will be very close to completing the dissertation. We seek a scholar who studies historical or contemporary interactions among cultures in China with an emphasis on ritual and social practices, philosophy, or folklore and mythologies. Research and teaching in one or more of the following areas would complement and enhance current faculty interests and departmental offerings: Chinese religions and cultures; Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism; Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in China; Diaspora communities in and from China; the impact of communism on religions in China; art, literature, and religions in China. This list is suggestive, not exhaustive. In addition, the preferred candidate will contribute to the Department's offerings in the University's Core curriculum program. The Department of Religious Studies is comprised of six faculty members and offers both a B.A. major and minor in Religious Studies and a minor in Judaic Studies. To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names of three recommenders. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to: Dr. Steven Ramey, Search Committee Chair, Department of Religious Studies, The University of Alabama, Box 870264, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0264. Email: sramey@bama.ua.edu. Department web site: http://www.as.ua.edu/rel/. Application review will begin October 15, 2009, and will continue until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon funding from the Dean's office. The University of Alabama is an equal opportunity, affirmative-action employer seeking diversity among its employees. Applications from women and minority candidates are particularly encouraged.