Catholic Theological Society of America

Catholic Theological Society of America

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Assistant Professor Comparative Theology in East Asian/Buddhist Texts
St. Louis University; St. Louis, MO

Saint Louis University, a Jesuit Catholic institution dedicated to education, research, healthcare and service, announces a tenure-track, assistant professor position for a specialist in Comparative Theology/Religious Studies primary language competence in East Asian/Buddhist religious texts. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Department of Theological Studies seeks applicants who can enter into conversation with colleagues in Theological Studies. Candidates whose background allows them to address questions of inter-religious relations e.g., Buddhist-Christian/Daoist/Confucian/Shinto, will receive special consideration.

The candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in hand at time of application. He or she also should be committed to undergraduate teaching and mentoring that supports the university's core and departmental major/minor programs as well as dedication to graduate instruction. Standard departmental teaching load is 2/2. Candidates must be supportive of the Catholic and Jesuit ideals of the university. For more information about faculty and programs, please visit our website at

Deadline for receipt of applications will be Wednesday, September 5, 2012. All applications must be made online at and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, and a sample course syllabus. Please have three letters of reference sent either by mail to Dr. Jay Hammond, Chairperson, Department of Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108-3414; or by email to Top candidates will be interviewed by invitation only at AAR/SBL in Chicago.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

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