Assistant Professor, American Christianities – University of Oklahoma

Assistant Professor, American Christianities – University of Oklahoma Department of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Oklahoma (OU), the flagship public research university in the state of Oklahoma (Carnegie Classification R1), announces a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies with a focus on contemporary American Christianities beginning August 16, 2022. The teaching load is 2/2. The successful candidate will have broad training in religious studies with the ability to teach introductory and advanced courses relevant for understanding contemporary Christianity and with reference to issues such as race, gender, or Native communities that may fit the candidate’s expertise. This will include a sophomore-level course on Christian traditions. In addition, the successful candidate will also have the ability to teach theories and methods as well as introductory courses in the study of religion. The ideal candidate will show evidence of promise for a robust research agenda. The potential for that research to speak compellingly to a broad public audience is preferred. A completed PhD in Religious Studies prior to the position start date is required. Salary, benefits, and start-up funds are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

Consideration of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three recommendations by October 15, 2021. All application materials must be submitted electronically using the OU Career web site [].

Please send inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Deonnie Moodie ( 

Members of marginalized population groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

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