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  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Mississippi


Assistant Teaching Professor of Religion

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor of Religion.

Position Details LocationHattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States DivisionSchool of Humanities Position TypeFaculty Employment StatusFull Time Grant FundedNo Posting Close DateOpen Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, names and email addresses of three recommendations, teaching portfolio, and an article/chapter length writing sample by January 6, 2020. All attachments must be uploaded at the time of submission. In addition, confidential letters of recommendations should be sent directly to

Questions should be directed to: Dr. Matthew Casey, Interim Director, School of Humanities, 118 College Drive #5037, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001; Phone: 601-266-4320, Email: Complete applications must be received by January 6, 2020, to ensure full consideration.

Job Summary
The Philosophy & Religion program in the School of Humanities invites qualified applicants for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track, Assistant Teaching Professor in Religion. Candidates specializing in non-Christian religions are especially encouraged to apply. The position begins Fall 2020.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include a 4/4 load teaching surveys on comparative religion (both in conventional and online formats), as well as upper-level courses in field of specialization. Promise of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service are expected. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Other duties include:

1. maintain an active research agenda

2. advise undergraduate students

3. carry out service activities

4. perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications Minimum qualification is a Ph.D. in religion by time of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications A record of publication and scholarship, excellence in teaching (including online), and commitment to diversity and service.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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