Hiring: Tenure- track Position, Assistant or Associate Professor

Posted On September 10, 2019
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Religion, Race, and Health

The Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the field of Religion, Race, and Health to begin August 2020. The successful candidate will shape a program in religion, race, and health with conversation partners throughout the university and community. The department has longstanding relationships with alumni working in health professions and has established a fellowship that funds 1-2 MA students each year in partnership with ethicists at a local hospital system. This work is one example of the department’s applied approach to the study of religions.


At the time of appointment, applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field, training in race/ethnic studies, teaching experience at the university level, and a vibrant research agenda that examines the intersections of religious practices and traditions with race/ethnicity and physical health. The successful applicant will have research and instructional strengths that contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in religious studies and a commitment to building a diverse, welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students.


Applicants should submit the following materials to relssearch@gsu.edu by October 15, 2019 for full consideration; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

  • CV
  • Cover letter, which includes a diversity statement pointing to experience working effectively with diverse student populations and/or how the candidate considers diversity in their research program and teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, ideally at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Names of three references


Feel free to contact Dr. Kathryn McClymond (kmcclymond@gsu.edu) with any questions about the position.


Georgia State University, an innovative R-1 university, is located in Atlanta, a large and diverse metropolitan area in the Southeastern U.S. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The department is committed to serving this student body and advancing creative research by building a diverse faculty. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.