Full-time Tenure Track: History of Christianities Assistant Professor Opening

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Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington

The Department of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University in Spokane WA, a Jesuit, Catholic, and humanistic institution, invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position in History of Christianities, to begin Fall 2022. The area of specialization is open and may include: Ancient/Early Christianity, Medieval Studies, and Early Modern Christianity. Scholars whose work engages global Christianities and whose methodology considers the experiences of people from marginalized and oppressed groups based on questions of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and/or empire are particularly desired. The Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University is committed to building an intellectually vibrant and culturally inclusive community for our students, faculty, and staff. 

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Theology or Religious Studies or related field.
  • Evidence of effective university-level teaching primarily at the undergraduate level.
  • Proficiency in relevant research languages.
  • Evidence of a robust agenda for scholarship.
  • Evidence of classroom strategies and/or pedagogies that advance equity and inclusion.

 Job Duties:

  • 18-credit annual course load.
  • Teach courses in one or more of the following areas relating to the History of Christianities: Ancient/Early Christianity, Medieval Studies, Early Modern Christianity, global Christianities.
  • Commitment to inclusive excellence by promoting the success of a diverse population of students.
  • Commitment to an inclusive learning environment and to increasing the diversity of the campus community.
  • Commitment to excellence in reflective, effective, and inclusive teaching of undergraduate Religious Studies courses and have a vision and commitment to the development of a dynamic undergraduate program. 

Application Procedure:

Applicants must complete an online application at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information for three professional references (letters will be requested when finalists are selected), (4) a one-page teaching philosophy that indicates how the candidate will contribute to an inclusive learning environment, and (5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Kevin B. McCruden, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, at mccruden@gonzaga.edu.

The position closes on October 4, 2021 at midnight U.S. Pacific Time. For assistance with the online application, please call 509.313.5996. 


Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer, and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Gonzaga University. Gonzaga’s academic excellence can only be fully realized by all members who share our commitment to these principles. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.