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 additional 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 peacebuilding. 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 Three letters of reference should also be sent by the candidate’s references, either by email to 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

Contact: Emily Reimer-Barry, or 619-260-6827.

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