Lecturer in Study of Religion
University of California San Diego Arts and Humanities
United States

Lecturer in the Program for the Study of Religion

Job #JPF02474
  • Arts and Humanities - LITERATURE

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 13th, 2020

Next review date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Program for the Study of Religion based at the Department of Literature within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego (https://religion.ucsd.edu), is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student population.

We are seeking applicants for temporary lecturer position for Religion 189, a seminar with an intensive analytical-critical focus on the study of religion and politics in Spring 2021.

Religion 189 is an upper-division seminar that introduces students to perennial and contemporary topics related to the relationship between religion and politics from a range of historical and social contexts. Emphasis will be placed on institutional and informal practices related to pluralism, secularism and public religion, with a particular focus on how these themes play out in both local and translocal contexts. Religion 189 provides an in-depth examination of a variety of issues related to institutional religion and state power; diverse practices of religion and established legal norms; study of religion in the public sphere and its political implications both nationally and globally.

The candidate should be capable of teaching in religious studies courses remotely and demonstrate excellence in teaching, as well as professional recognition. Qualifications include Ph.D. or ABD in religious studies and strong or potential accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

The full list of religion courses can be found on the online catalogue http://religion.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/courses/index.html. Salary is based on qualification and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to and through the employment period (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Review Date: May 4, 2020

Applicants are asked to submit applications using UC San Diego’s online Recruit web page: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02474.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job location

La Jolla, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Two Sample Syllabi
  • Teaching Evaluations (Optional)
  • Writing Samples of 10-15 pages - The evidence may be in the form of off prints of essays, stories, copies of books, etc., Upload in .doc or .pdf format.
  • Contributions to Diversity Description - Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 2-3 letters of reference required

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