Posted: Feb 19, 2021

Assistant Professor, Religion (tenure-track)

Wittenberg University - Springfield, OH
Application Deadline: N/A
Religious Studies

The Religion Department at Wittenberg University seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August, 2021. Wittenberg is committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of our student body and society at-large. The successful candidate will teach courses in World Religions. Area of specialization is open, with a preference for candidates who can teach traditions historically associated with Asian cultures.

Teaching load is six courses per year (3/3). Ability to teach courses that contribute to one or more of Wittenberg's interdisciplinary offerings in International Studies, East Asian Studies, Health Science, Justice, Law, & Public Policy, Philosophy, Political Science, Cinema Studies, or Women's Studies is desired.

The Department of Religion emphasizes a commitment to liberal arts teaching and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. The department also values original, innovative research, interaction with students inside and outside of the classroom, engagement with the local community, and service to the university. We view our work as a department as one that is deeply committed to the study of religion as a public practice.




A Ph.D. in Religion/Religious Studies (or related field) preferred, ABD (with clear plan for completion) considered. College level teaching experience preferred.



Additional Information:

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on March 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants must apply online; applications will not be accepted by email or postal mail. As part of the application process, please upload the following documents in Adobe Acrobat or MS Word format.

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of application, including brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy
  • A brief statement (1-2 pages) that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values
  • Evidence of successful teaching
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts


In addition, please ask your referees (three) to send their recommendation letters via email to Peggy Kessler, Dept. of Religion Administrative Assistant, at [email protected]