The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech announces a search for an Assistant Professor of Race in American Religion and Culture. The tenure-track position includes normal teaching load of two/two (four courses per academic year). The successful applicant will hold, by the time of appointment, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related humanities or social scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States, will evidence the 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 have training in and a commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching in the area of religion and culture. The position will require teaching core undergraduate courses in the department. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate scholarly promise, who have demonstrated teaching excellence, and who evidence the ability to teach graduate courses in the department and/or in the interdisciplinary ASPECT PhD program.

Review of applications will begin January 29, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a research and teaching statement. Applicants must include contact information for at least three (3) references who will be asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation.

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