JOB – Asst. Prof.; University of Virginia; Religion, Ethics, and the Environment.

The University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, seeks to make a faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Religious Ethics, with a concentration in Religion, Ethics, and the Environment.  The successful candidate’s tenure home will be the Department of Religious Studies, but he or she will also be invited to participate in an interdisciplinary initiative in Environmental Humanities in the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures.

Candidates must be well-grounded in religious and philosophical ethics and well-informed about environmental sciences and policy. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research.  PhD must be in hand by appointment start date (August, 2013).  The normal teaching load is 2/2 and includes both undergraduate and graduate courses, some of which will be co-taught with faculty in other departments and schools and cross-listed with those departments and schools.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile through Jobs@UVA and attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references Posting number 0610553.  In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to: Prof. James F. Childress, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400126, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126.  For priority consideration all materials must be received by October 28, 2012, but the position will remain open until filled.