Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Instructor, Religion & Culture

Virginia Tech - Blacksburg, VA
Application Deadline: N/A
Religious Studies

The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech ( seeks a full-time Instructor in the area of Religion in the Public Sphere to begin August 2021. The appointment will be for one academic year. Area of specialization is open but the successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching high-enrolling courses at the undergraduate level, and a commitment to working with and supporting diverse populations. Teaching load is 4 courses per semester (2-3 course preparations per semester). Appropriate Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2021.


High-enrolling courses the successful candidate could potentially teach include:

·       RLCL 1034: Religion and the Modern World

·       RLCL 1014: World Religions

·       RLCL 1024: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

·       RLCL/ AFST/ WGS 2204: Race and Gender in Religion & Culture

·       RLCL 2124: Religion in American Life

·       RLCL/ HUM 3204: Multicultural Communication


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A commitment to working effectively with a diverse campus population in support of Virginia Tech’s “Principles of Community” is required. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.


The Carnegie Foundation classifies Virginia Tech as a university with “very high research activity” and the Department of Religion and Culture has a very strong record of excellence in teaching and research. Located in the town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech is the largest state-supported university in Virginia.  Blacksburg is 40 minutes from the city of Roanoke, VA, 2 hours from both Charlottesville, VA and Greensboro, NC, approximately 2 ½ hours from Charlotte, NC, and under 4 hours from Washington, DC. In addition, Blacksburg has been voted a Top 10 “dream town” for outdoor activities by Outside Magazine, and declared the “Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids” by Bloomberg Businessweek.


Candidates must apply online at posting # 515671 and provide:

·       letter of application

·       CV

·       contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate’s teaching and research


Questions may be addressed to the department chair, Prof. Matthew Gabriele ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin April 25, 2021.