The Department of Religion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor, Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Instructor of Catholic Studies, depending on qualifications and experience, for the 2011-2012 academic year. Research and teaching interests in Catholicism with a special interest in Latin America and/or in ethics are required, as is ability to teach general courses in Christianity and Catholicism. For a specialist in Latin America, preference will be given to scholars who concentrate on the social and cultural impact of Catholicism. For a specialist in ethics, preference will be given to scholars who concentrate on application of Catholic ethical thought to environmental issues, economic justice, or use of technology.
The successful candidate will have either a Ph.D. or ABD in Religious Studies (or related field) with a concentration (as indicated by coursework, doctoral thesis or research) in Catholicism as related to either of the above fields and should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Only candidates with PhD in hand, a year of teaching experience, a strong publication record, and an active research agenda can be considered for the Visiting Assistant Professor position. Candidates with PhD by time of appointment and teaching experience will be considered for appointment as Visiting Lecturer, and ABD candidates with teaching experience for appointment as Visiting Instructor.
The target date of appointment is August 16, 2011. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, up to 3 representative publications, statement of teaching and research interests, and teaching evaluations if available, and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically upon the submission of the application. Only electronic applications will be accepted.
To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by June 15, 2011; letters of reference must be received no later than June 22, 2011. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made before June 22, 2011.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.relst.uiuc.edu.
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