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Theology and Religious Studies

Faculty Job Openings

Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship

Job No. IRC1258

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The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego announces a new Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship program. We seek to support scholars from any humanities, natural science, math, or social sciences discipline who are committed to teaching and mentoring students from communities that have historically been underrepresented in higher education, and who show promise of a distinguished research career.

The inaugural positions will begin in September 2014 and will be housed in up to three departments. The Department of Theology and Religious Studies (THRS) is one of nine departments that have been selected to review applications and submit candidates for consideration.

For the current program cycle, the college has identified specific areas of interest. Of these, THRS is most interested in receiving applications from candidates with primary expertise in the religions of First Nations/Native Americans, African Americans, and/or Filipino Americans.

The Diversity Fellowship is a two-year program that offers the possibility of a one-year renewal. Fellows will teach three courses per year, and will work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their discipline. USD faculty will mentor the fellows’ interdisciplinary engagement with liberal arts pedagogy, and provide institutional and intellectual support for the fellows’ active scholarly research agenda.

Candidates must have completed their PhD or other terminal degree within three years of the closing date. Candidates who have not yet had a tenure-track faculty position will be given priority. Awards include competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation.

The deadline for receiving all materials is January 24, 2014 by 5:00 PM PST. For complete details and to apply, please go to www.sandiego.edu/jobs, click on "Search Jobs," click on "Click Here to see Current Faculty Openings," and search for job (keyword) IRC12528. Register as an applicant and upload all materials to the site. In addition, please submit one copy to usdpostdoc@sandiego.edu.

The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social-justice traditions, and a superior liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. Historically, Catholic Universities have assumed responsibility for welcoming diversity and creating a public space for underrepresented groups.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Candidates in theology or religious studies disciplines only may contact: Dr. Judith Liu (liuusd@sandiego.edu), +1 (619) 260-4751.

December 21, 2013