The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion & Culture. Expected/standard teaching load is 2/2 (4 courses per academic year). Successful applicant will hold, by time of appointment, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related humanities or social scientific discipline, with emphasis on race in the United States, will demonstrate ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture, will demonstrate current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and culture, and will be committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching. The position will require teaching core undergraduate courses in the department.

The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity.” Located in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is is 40 minutes from the city of Roanoke, VA, 2 hours from both Charlottesville, VA, and Greensboro, NC, approximately 2 ½ hours from Charlotte, NC, and 4 hours from Washington, DC. In addition, Blacksburg has been voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Please apply at posting TR0180097. Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be sent to Dr. Sylvester Johnson (, chair, Race in American Religion and Culture Search Committee.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Virginia Tech responds to the needs of dual career couples and has a variety of policies in place to provide flexibility for faculty careers.

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