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Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Washington and Lee University
Job Location:
Religious Studies and Theology

The Department of Religion at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor. We seek a broadly trained scholar of religion who specializes in Religion in America. In addition to ability to teach an introductory course on Religion in America, expertise in some combination of the following is desired: Native American Religions or religious traditions/movements, African American Religions, African Diaspora religious traditions, history of evangelicalism. Methodology engaging sociological or anthropological analysis is desirable. High priority will be given to evidence of commitment to and proven excellence in teaching.

This position carries a 6-course teaching load distributed over Fall and Winter terms (12 weeks each), and the University's signature 4-week Spring Term. Courses will include one section of an introductory course on religion in America and five courses in one's specialty as may meet departmental needs.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.


Preferred candidates will hold a Ph.D. or have ABD status in Religion/Religious Studies by time of the appointment, July 1, 2024.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin March 4. Candidates should submit:

  • a letter of application summarizing teaching interests and experience and scholarly pursuits
  • a CV including the names of three academic references (Semi-finalists will be invited to Zoom interviews and asked to provide confidential letters of recommendation.)
  • a sample syllabus

All materials should be submitted via Interfolio at

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