Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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The Humanities Department at University of the Sciences announces a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Religious Studies to start August 15, 2013.

USciences is a private, comprehensive coeducational university founded in 1821 as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, the first such school in North America. The campus enrolls approximately 2,350 undergraduate students who participate in more than twenty majors in five colleges. The student body is highly diverse ethnically and culturally, with active groups in nearly every major sacred tradition. USciences boasts an urban location well suited to scholarly interaction with nearby academic institutions. Museums, theaters, diverse performance venues and cultural life abound in Philadelphia. For more information, see www.usciences.edu .

Ideal candidates must have Ph.D. in hand. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of three courses per semester, including participation in the University’s general education “Intellectual Heritage” sequence of courses. Other duties include committee work and student advising. The Humanities Department is both strongly multi-disciplinary and truly collegial. We seek a scholar with the competence and willingness to teach both western and eastern traditions. An active research agenda is expected.

Interested candidates should send current CV, three letters of reference, sample course syllabi, and a one-page statement of approach to teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and will include interviews at the AAR meeting in Chicago in November. Materials, including letters of reference in PDF format, may be addressed to Dr. Roy Robson, Chair, Search Committee, to religionprof@usciences.edu .

The University of the Sciences is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer
To apply for this job, please send your resume to religionprof@usciences.edu

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