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St. John's University

Location: JamaicaNY 11439 Document ID: AD324-0ATE Posted on: 2019-09-2009/20/2019 Job Type: Full-time

Job Schedule:Full-time

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies - Tenure Track (Religions

The Institution

St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; a graduate center in Hauppauge, NY; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.

Division/Department Information

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies includes twenty-one full-time faculty members. We serve undergraduate students in the boroughs of Queens and Staten Island in New York City and on the university's global campuses. We offer a Master of Arts in Theology on our Queens campus and online. Our faculty members embrace the teacher-scholar ideal, maintaining active research agendas while delivering excellent instruction in the classroom. Over the years, several of our faculty members have been selected to participate in nationally competitive summer workshops on teaching sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religious Studies. Our faculty publish widely across of range a of sub-disciplines in theology and religious studies. They participate actively in the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Catholic Theological Society of America, College Theology Society, and the Society of Christian Ethics. In 2016, the Department secured a grant of nearly $600,000 from the Lilly Foundation to establish the Vincentian Summer Leadership Institute, a summer program that brings high school students for a weeklong residential experience of service and theological education.


We seek a scholar with strong interest and ability in undergraduate teaching, a specialization in Religions of South or East Asia, able to teach courses on Hinduism and/or Buddhism. Course load (3-3) would include introductory courses and more specialized offerings.


The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree in theology or religious studies by the time of the hire, show evidence of effective teaching experience, demonstrate a strong capacity to pursue an active research and publishing agenda, and be committed to the university's Roman Catholic and Vincentian mission.

Application Process

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

Please submit your letter of application and resume online via the apply link below. Separately, have three confidential letters of reference emailed directly to Christopher Vogt at vogtc@stjohns.edu .

St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.

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