Full-time NTT Lecturer in Religious Studies: Native American and Indigenous Studies; or African American Communities

The University of Vermont

United States

October 22, 2021


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The Department of Religion at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks a candidate for a non-tenure track, full-time lecturer position with a specialization in Native American and Indigenous religions, including the Indigenous communities of North, Central, or South America; or Religion and Black and African American communities. The position is for the Spring 2022 semester and Academic Year 2022-23. Candidates should have the capacity to teach and engage students in the critical study of religion at the introductory and intermediate level. Reflecting the interdisciplinary interests and expertise of the current members of the department, the ideal candidate would have additional expertise in one of the following areas: health and medicine; gender and sexuality; the environment; religious education; and/or social justice.

The position is a full-time position, with a four course per semester load. It will include in-person instruction, but could also require hybrid or remote assignments. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand or advanced ABD status at time of application, and evidence of excellence or promise in scholarship and teaching, and ability to engage with diverse students with different pedagogies. The position has the possibility for renewal.

The UVM Department of Religion is committed to interdisciplinary inquiry, teaching and research excellence, and mentoring junior colleagues.

Applicants are asked to apply online at www. UVMJobs.com. Please submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, including syllabi. Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Thomas Borchert, Chair of the Department of Religion, at Thomas.Borchert@uvm.edu.

UVM is especially interested in scholars who can contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences diversity plan, which was designed in part to ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Establishing a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont. In fact, UVM holds that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable. Read UVM's Why Diversity Statement (PDF) and Our Common Ground values. The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Burlington, Vermont is located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, surrounded by the Green and Adirondack Mountains. It is a great place for families, with excellent public schools and year-round recreational opportunities. It is home to the University of Vermont and three independent colleges that provide an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. Montreal, Canada and Boston are within easy driving distances.

Job Open Date 09/14/2021 Job Close Date Category

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Department Religion/52300 Advertising/Posting Title Full-time NTT Lecturer in Religious Studies: Native American and Indigenous Studies; or African American Communities FLSA Exempt Position Number 011694 Employee FTE 1.0 Employee Term (months) 9

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