Lecturer in Religious Studies

Lecturer in Religious Studies

Be part of the growing faculty in the Department of Religious Studies at of Georgia State University, a national leader in innovation, research, and the academic success of diverse populations. Our next Lecturer in Religious Studies will play a central role as the department expands its curriculum and pedagogy to foreground experiential, interdisciplinary, and technologically-enhanced learning furthering Georgia State’s strategic goal of demonstrating that students from all backgrounds can achieve academic and career success at high rates. Opportunities for growth and support in this position include providing department leadership in undergraduate curriculum, university-level teaching fellowships and grants through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, leadership in instructional innovation through applied learning, and successive promotion to the ranks of Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer.

Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State has been ranked #4 among the most innovative colleges and universities in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2015, Georgia State was the only national public university in which African-American, Hispanic, first-generation, and Pell-eligible students graduated at or above the rates of the student body overall.


The selected candidate can anticipate teaching undergraduate courses in Religious Studies and participating in service at the department, college, and/or university levels.


Essential Qualifications

  • D. in Religious Studies or a closely related field by time of appointment
  • Excellence in teaching undergraduates at the university level
  • Teaching competency in Islam

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to dynamically and effectively teach introductory courses
  • Demonstrated success teaching Abrahamic traditions
  • Experience engaging diverse student populations in and beyond the classroom

Submit: 1) a letter of application addressing the essential and preferred qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) evidence of past and or potential teaching excellence, including contributions to diversity and inclusion, and 4) names, email addresses, telephone numbers, and titles of at least three professional references.  All materials need to be sent to [email protected].

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure consideration, submit all materials by October 20, 2017. Should you be recommended for a position, an offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity 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. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities in Religious Studies.