Job Opportunities

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in gender/sexuality or race/ethnicity and the study of religion


The Department of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in gender/sexuality or race/ethnicity and the study of religion. Areas of specialization and methodological approach are open, with priority given to candidates who have an interdisciplinary, comparative or transnational research agenda. The position will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in Religious Studies. The department will support the hire through mentoring and professional development. The teaching load is 2/2 and the position will begin in August 2020.  Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.

The Department of Religious Studies is committed to diversity through research teaching, mentoring, and community engagement, and especially welcomes applications from people of African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx descent, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.


The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2020, should demonstrate potential for a successful publishing and research trajectory, and should have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher or a teaching philosophy helping to ensure success in the classroom.  Applicants to this position should demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious Studies.

We expect the successful candidate to develop strong research and publishing programs; to direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses; to advise students working in Religious Studies; and to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Application Instructions

To apply for the position, please submit a letter of interest that includes a description of current and planned research; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a list of courses taught with a summary of teaching evaluations if applicable; along with the names and contact information three references to Interfolio ( Please send questions to Chad SealesChair of the Search Committee at:

Review of applications will begin 9am EST on October 28, 2019.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications received after 9am EST on October 28th may not receive full consideration. A background check will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.