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Religious Studies, Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Liberal Arts

Job Title

Religious Studies, Tenure-Track Faculty


Philosophy and Religious Studies

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#127100) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

The BA/BS in Religious Studies at MTSU is a new and growing program seeking applicants who are teacher-scholars with pedagogical competency in theory and method in Religious Studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses, contribute to curricular development, engage in substantial program support, and make scholarly contributions to the field of religion.

Please visit to learn more about our department and the College of Liberal Arts.

Required Education

Terminal degree in Religious Studies or closely related field by appointment date.

Other Desirables

Special consideration may be given to applicants whose areas of specialization lie outside of the geography of North America and the traditions of Christianity.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and their Research Statement or Creative Activities (as appropriate to the discipline) at the time of online application submittal.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Karla Barnes at (615) 898-5986.

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 02/05/2021

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