Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington Tacoma

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Position ID:UWT-Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences-RELIGSTUDIE [#3756]
Position Title: Lecturer in Religious Studies
Position Location:Tacoma, Washington 98402, United States [map]
Subject Area: Religious Studies
Appl Deadline:2014/02/01 finished (posted 2013/12/17, finished 2014/06/20, listed until 2014/06/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Full-Time Lecturer in Religious Studies

The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) program at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one Full-Time Lecturer position in Religious Studies. This is a renewable position with appointment terms of 1 to 5 years beginning September 16, 2014. The position requires a terminal degree or foreign equivalent in Religious Studies or related field at the time of appointment, and college-level teaching experience. The successful candidate will teach upper- and lower-division courses in Religious Studies. We especially welcome candidates who can offer classes on religion in the United States, religion in the modern world, religion and politics, philosophy of religion, and other coursework contributing to interdisciplinary majors. Candidates will be expected to work with diverse student populations and integrate new techniques into teaching.

We seek candidates who will become integral members of an interdisciplinary faculty and staff committed to excellence and innovation in teaching. S/he will be a member of the faculty of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program (IAS), and will join faculty in the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs which houses majors in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and Law and Policy. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives.

One of three University of Washington campuses, UW Tacoma is located in new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma and serves students from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. The South Sound is a beautiful place to live with outstanding opportunities for both cultural and recreational activities. It also has vibrant business and nonprofit communities including organizations like the world-renowned Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, RealNetworks, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser, the Port of Tacoma, and more. For more information on UW Tacoma, visit our website at

To apply, please submit:

  1. a letter describing your teaching interests, qualifications, and teaching experience
  2. a curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught
  3. a statement of your teaching philosophy
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. three letters of reference

Submit all application materials to Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin February 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, email Turan Kayaoglu, search chair, at

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower-division, upper-division, and graduate instruction.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1900 Commerce Street, Box 358436
Tacoma, WA 98402

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