Job Details

Assistant Professor of Religion with concentration in Native American & Indigenous Spiritual Traditions

Ref Number:

497283


Open Date:

2021-09-21


Close Date:

2021-10-31


Organization:

Texas Christian University


Location:

Fort Worth, TX


Skills And Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in teaching and published scholarship will be expected. The teaching load is typically five courses a year, three of which are introductory courses in religion that meet the TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu). Upper-level courses will include classes on specific Native American or Indigenous spiritual traditions and issues utilizing the candidate’s particular area of expertise. We welcome candidates whose experience and training in teaching, research, or community involvement demonstrate their commitment to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preferred candidates should have demonstrated experience with specific Native or Indigenous communities and spiritualities, and commitment to building respectful and mutually beneficial relationships.


Required Education:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. We welcome candidates whose experience and training in teaching, research, or community involvement demonstrate their commitment to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preferred candidates should have demonstrated experience with specific Native or Indigenous communities and spiritualities, and commitment to building respectful and mutually beneficial relationships.


Duties And Responsibilities:

The Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of religion with a concentration in Native American and Indigenous Spiritual Traditions to begin August 2022. Recognizing the holistic, interconnected, and interdisciplinary nature of Native American and Indigenous Spiritual Traditions, we welcome applicants from a wide array of communities and fields of study. These might include, but not be limited to, communities connected to lands in what is now called Texas, the Great Plains, or the American Southeast or Southwest, and the intersection of these communities and traditions with fields such as decolonizing and Indigenous methodologies, Borderlands studies, Indigenous languages, Indigenous medicine and healing systems, and more. Preferred candidates should have demonstrated experience with specific Native or Indigenous communities and spiritualities, and commitment to building respectful and mutually beneficial relationships. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in teaching and published scholarship will be expected. The teaching load is typically five courses a year, three of which are introductory courses in religion that meet one or more of the learning outcomes associated with the “Religious Traditions” (RT) category in the TCU Core Curriculum. Upper-level courses will include classes on specific Native American or Indigenous Spiritual Traditions and issues utilizing the candidate’s particular area of expertise. We welcome candidates whose experience and training in teaching, research, or community involvement demonstrate their commitment to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates whose experience and training have prepared them to make significant contributions to any of the following interdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: the CALM (“Compassionate Awareness and Living Mindfully”) group, The Human-Animal Relationships minor, the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Department, the Women and Gender Studies Department, and the university’s emerging initiatives and relationships with specific Native American and Indigenous nations and communities. There is also opportunity to collaborate with the university’s Native American Nations and Communities Liaison and the Native American Advisory Circle. The successful candidate will have a 3/2 teaching load, and the salary and benefits are competitive.



Salary And Benefits:

Competitive


Additional Info:

To apply, go to https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/job/497283/assistant-professor-of-religion and upload a letter (signed and addressed to the Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, and a one-page statement indicating the applicant’s experience with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion at this site. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Please address recommendation letters to Search Committee Chair Dr. Darren Middleton. Consideration of candidates will begin on October 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Select interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX between November 20-23, 2021.


Contact Info:

Dr. Darren Middleton, Search Committee Chair


Contact Email:

d.middleton2@tcu.edu


Organization Web Site:

https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/job/497283/assistant-professor-of-religion

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