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Lecturer III - Religious Studies (req17603)

University of New Mexico
Job Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Religious Studies and Theology
Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type

Hiring Department
Religious Studies Prgm (902A)

Academic Location
College of Arts & Sciences

Campus: Main - Albuquerque, NM

Benefits Eligible
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Position Summary
The Religious Studies Program at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a full time, 9-month appointment at the rank of Lecturer III to begin August 1, 2022. The program seeks to hire a lecturer with knowledge and teaching experience relevant to the Religion, Life, and Culture subfield within our program, and expertise in online teaching. Specifically, the program seeks someone with experience teaching courses in religion, health, and medicine, and additional topics relevant to the study of Religion, Life, and Culture, especially religion and literature. In addition, preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience in world religions and/or comparative religions, and/or in the history of Abrahamic religions (i.e. "Western religions"), as these represent areas of teaching need within our program. Finally, the successful candidate will have some experience in teaching assessments. All Lecturers are reviewed annually.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related field by date of application
2. Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching in an academic institution of higher education


1. Demonstrated expertise in online teaching at the undergraduate level.
2. Teaching experience in the field of religion, health, and medicine, as well as additional fields relevant to the study of Religion, Life, and Culture (especially religion and literature).
3. Teaching experience in world religions and/or comparative religions, and/or in the history of Abrahamic religions.
4. Ability to contribute to other core areas in the department.
5. Familiarity with curriculum assessment.
6. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities

Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

A complete application will include: 1. A signed cover letter to include qualifications in relation to the Minimum and Preferred Qualifications. Because the University is committed to a broadly diverse educational environment that fosters multicultural skills, applicants should include in their cover letter information about how they will further this objective. 2. A complete and up-to-date curriculum vitae. 3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 10/28/2021. This position will remain open until filled.

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