Associate Professor or Professor in Ancient Mediterranean Religions

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The University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint, beginning Fall of academic year 2022-23, a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the area of Ancient Mediterranean Religions with a focus on Christian Origins, Late Antiquity, and/or Biblical Studies of the New Testament.  The position is part of an active and internationally recognized program in Ancient Mediterranean Religions. We are interested in candidates whose interdisciplinary approaches will contribute to the mission and intellectual life of the Department of Religious Studies, and candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent for appointment as Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of research and publication, a dedication to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentorship, a commitment to service to the department, college, and university levels, and a willingness to contribute to the continued development of a vibrant and collaborative department. 

Based on their qualifications, candidates will also be considered for one of two endowed chairs in Religious Studies: the Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Classics and Christian Origins, and the Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies. A Full Professor would hold the endowed chair.  An advanced Associate Professor could be a holder designate.  A new Associate Professor would be a Fellow of the Chair. Both endowed chairs come with an affiliation with the Institute of Christian Origins and Antiquity, an organized research unit within Religious Studies.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three scholars willing to supply letters of reference. Applicants are encouraged to discuss in their cover letter or a separate statement their past or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching and/or service. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2021. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.For further information, please contact Jonathan Schofer, Chair of the Search Committee (jonschofer@austin.utexas.edu).

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.