Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 038100 - Philosophy & Religion
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

Tenure-track assistant professor of religion with a specialization in the anthropology of religion or ethnographic methods.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

For information about the Department of Philosophy and Religion, please visit

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Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2024

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position carries a 3/3 teaching load. The successful candidate will demonstrate creativity and excellence in research and scholarship, engagement with the broader concerns of Religious Studies, experience teaching introductory classes, and a willingness to develop entry-level courses that will attract new majors. Schedule and maintain specific office hours for the purpose of answering student questions and preparing lecturers and other class material.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Religion or related field required by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous college level teaching experiences; Ph.D. in Religion

Instructions for Applying:

Interested candidates should apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references. The cover letter should include a brief statement of experience with and/or plans for teaching a diverse population and engaging in student outreach and recruitment. The committee will solicit letters of recommendation from selected candidates and conduct initial interviews online. Questions about the position can be directed to

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MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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