Lecturer Position in Religious Studies at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Job Description:

Lecturer Position in Religious Studies


Knoxville, TN

Open Date:

May 17, 2024


The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a full-time (100%) Lecturer to begin August 1, 2024. The teaching load is 4-4. In addition to teaching introductory religious studies courses, this position will teach "The American Jewish Experience" as an online course and "Judaism."  This non-tenure-track position may be renewable, contingent upon the Department's staffing needs and support from the College (and evidence of excellent teaching). The position comes with full benefits, and the University of Tennessee has a well-established promotion system for non-tenure-line faculty.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate excellence in teaching (including online teaching) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (or a relevant field), although ABDs will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in contemporary Judaism.The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. 

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit a letter of application, along with a C.V., contact information for three references, and a relevant syllabus via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin June 4, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Helene Sinnreich (
), Chair, Search Committee for Lecturer in Religious Studies, with any questions.  Application Process This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Please apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/146456.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Requests for accommodations of a disability should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Accessibility, 1840 Melrose Avenue Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3560 or eoa@utk.edu or (865)974-2498. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Investigation & Resolution 216 Business Incubator Building 2450 EJ. Chapman Drive Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 or (865)974-0717 or investigations@utk.edu.

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