Assistant professor in comparative religion, University of Washington

Assistant Professor in Comparative Religion
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

The University of Washington Tacoma seeks an intellectually expansive scholar with a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion, Philosophy or closely related field, possessing wide-ranging interests and demonstrating excellent teaching and research potential for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS). In exceptional cases candidates who are ABD may be appointed on an acting basis. In order to complement IAS‚s existing strengths in environmental science and global studies, an interest in Asian religions and social/cultural approaches to ethics and/or environmental science and technology are a plus. The position begins September 16, 2012 and is contingent on funding.

IAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. One of three University of Washington campuses, UWT is located in new and historic facilities in downtown Tacoma and serves students of a wide range of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound region. For more information on UWT, visit our website at

To apply, please submit: 1) letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, and your teaching experience, 2) curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, 3) statement of your teaching philosophy, 4) an article length writing sample, 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 6) three letters of reference. Submit all application materials through Screening of applicants will begin November 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Samuel Parker, search chair, at

The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, racial/ethnic minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. If you have a question about the details of this search/position please contact that hiring unit directly. All University of Washington Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Thank you for your interest in the University of Washington.