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The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a teacher-scholar with expertise in Black/Womanist theologies. Research specialization is open and can include African American and/or global African diasporic communities. We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching, research, and mentoring will advance the interests of African Americans and communities of color.
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 core curriculum. Candidates with the ability and desire to teach in USD’s recently established Africana Studies program are especially encouraged to apply.
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Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
The successful candidates will
- Hold an advanced degree, preferably a doctorate or other terminal degree. ABD candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.
- Have demonstrated a commitment to teaching and research, mentoring undergraduates, and fostering a climate of inclusion and diversity.
Applicants should hold a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and commitment to collaborative leadership are required.
$6,833.33 - 7,083.33/month; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, 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
The salary range provided in this posting reflects what we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Actual compensation offered or earned is dependent on experience, education and other factors including departmental budget.
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- Letter of application, include reference to the cluster(s) of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus
- Research Statement and a sample of scholarly or creative work
- Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research.
- Contact information for three references who will be sent a link to upload letters.
Cover letters should clearly state how the applicant’s expertise would contribute to our program and community of scholars. They should also demonstrate how they could connect to one of the following three cluster hire themes: 1) Climate Change and Environmental Justice, 2) Borders and Social Justice, or 3) Technology & the Human Experiences. More details about the cluster themes are available here: https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/about/diversity-equity-inclusion/hiring.php
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