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University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1308423
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Religious Studies & Theology

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with Specialization in Buddhist Studies

Department Description:
The University of San Diego strives to be an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative changemakers confront humanitys urgent challenges. The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is a diverse community of scholars who advance the teaching and study of religion with particular attention to fostering understanding of Catholic traditions. The department is interested in expanding opportunities for faculty to engage undergraduates in research projects and publications. Information about the department is available at

Detailed Description:

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position in Religious Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area of specialization is Buddhist Studies. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in theory and method in the study of religion as a major aspect of their scholarship and teaching.

The position carries a 3-3 teaching load. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of specialization, and may include courses that fulfill the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement in our newly redesigned core curriculum. The candidate would be expected to teach lower division courses (such as Introduction to World Religions and Exploring Religious Meaning) in alignment with core learning outcomes. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and scholarship are preferred.

Job Requirements:

Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2019. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and commitment to collaborative leadership are required.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions

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Applications should include a letter of intent and dossier that includes CV, graduate school transcripts, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, and student evaluations) and three references.

Applications should be complete by October 5, 2018. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in October and/or November, with finalists invited to our campus in December 2018.

Contact Emily Reimer-Barry, or 619-260-6827

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