Full-time, Tenure-track Position in Religious Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Position: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies announces a full-time, tenure-track position in Religious Studies beginning August 21, 2013.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. by contract start date. We seek a colleague with a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda that complements existing faculty strengths. The candidate should demonstrate appreciation for the academic study of religion as a human science, and as fundamental to critical thinking and the aims of a liberal education. Specialization is open to any area in Asian religions; area of competence should include the ability to teach the introductory course in religious studies, the survey course in Eastern Religions, and the university’s upper-level General Education course in the humanities. Preference may be given to candidates who can teach the department’s current offerings in Eastern Religious Thought and Women in Religion; introductory courses in Buddhism, Hinduism, or Islam; or whose research draws on a methodological or disciplinary perspective not currently represented by the department’s faculty.

Rank & Salary: Assistant Professor.  Salary commensurate.

Responsibilities: The teaching load for this position is 4/4. In addition to primary responsibility for strengthening and growing the department’s new World Religions minor, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Liberal Studies program administered by the department and advise the program’s majors.

University & Community: UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of 12,043 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 master's degree programs.  It offers high quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum.  Located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest, Whitewater offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities within convenient driving distance from the Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago metropolitan areas.

Application: A complete application package must include a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation. Only complete applications will be considered.

Please submit materials via e-mail to:

Review: Applications should be received by January 7, 2013 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews via Skype.

UW-Whitewater is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is required for employment.