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The Ithaca College Department of Philosophy & Religion invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in Religious Studies, beginning August 16, 2017. We seek a broadly trained, globally conscious scholar of religious studies with an active scholarly agenda and an interactive, student-centered style of teaching. Area of expertise is open, but an ability to teach courses in more than one of the following areas is desirable: Islam; African-American religious traditions and/or Afro-Caribbean/ Black Diaspora religious traditions; Hinduism; indigenous religions; religion and nature; religion and art; religion and gender studies. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas.

Position/job qualifications include evidence of the potential for teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly promise, and a PhD in Religious Studies in hand by August 16, 2017.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. The applicant must also provide names and email addresses of three (3) individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference. Emails containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to the applicant’s references upon final submission of application via Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 15, 2016. Preliminary interviews will take place via Skype in late November / early December. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

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