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Job Opening: College of the Holy Cross

Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (Full-Time, Tenure-Track)(Black/Womanist Scholarship)

TThe Department of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2018, in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. We particularly welcome candidates with contemporary methodological frameworks such as post-colonial, ecological, critical race theory, or feminist approaches. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for senior faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College's published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to

In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service would support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in mid to late November. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by electronic presence or at the Annual Meeting of the AAR/SBL in Boston, November 17-20, for those who will be attending the meeting.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and service both on and off-campus demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium ( The College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Job Opening: The University of San Diego

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies (Black/Womanist Scholarship)

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a teacher-scholar with expertise in Black/Womanist scholarship. The candidate's area of specialization should be theology, biblical interpretation, theological ethics, church history, or religious studies. In addition to their specialization, ideal candidates will be conversant with religion and culture; religion and race; religion and gender/queer theory; religion and politics; and/or religion and peace building. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose teaching and research will advance the interests of African Americans and communities of color. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper-division courses in the area(s) of specialization, and may include courses that fulfill the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement in our newly revised core curriculum.

Applicants should hold a doctorate by the time of the appointment, September 2018. Commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active scholarly agenda are expected. The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic university. The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is a diverse community of scholars who advance the teaching and study of religion with particular attention to fostering understanding of Catholic traditions. Our department is committed to racial justice and diversity in our course offerings and in our mentoring of all students. Information about the department is available at 

Applications should include a letter of intent and dossier, including CV, graduate school transcripts, samples of scholarly work, and copies of teaching materials (e.g., syllabi, typical handouts, student evaluations). Please send all materials via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Three letters of reference should also be sent by the candidate's references, either by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to Dr. Emily Reimer-Barry, Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego CA 92110-2492. Applications should be complete by October 24, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR/SBL Annual Meetings Employment Center in Boston on November 18 and 19, on a pre-arranged basis.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer and seeks gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity in its administration, faculty, staff and student populations. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

All candidates must register as applicants for this position at job number 23799. Please, however, do not upload your application documents electronically via this site. Rather, send your application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Contact: Emily Reimer-Barry, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 619-260-6827.

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