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Lecturer in the Program for the Study of Religion

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The Program for the Study of Religion based at the Department of Literature within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego (, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student population.

Pending budgetary approval, The Program for the Study of Religion is seeking applications for a temporary lecturer position to teach one required religion course geared to undergraduates during the 2017-2018 academic year. We are seeking applicants for temporary lecturer position for Religion 101, Tools and Methods in the Study of Religion, in Spring 2018.

Religion 101 provides an advanced introduction to assumptions and norms that shape the study of religion as an academic field. The course explores significant debates, tools and methods used for professional research within the field. It covers key topics discussed by influential thinkers in the field of religious study (Frazer, Douglas, Freud, Geertz, Marx, Weber, etc.), focusing on how these thinkers understood and studied religion in their distinct historical contexts. Religion 101 also looks at recent approaches in studying religion from postmodernism to postcolonialism. Some other key topics studies include secularism and secularization.

The candidate should be capable of teaching in religious studies and demonstrate excellence in teaching, as well as professional recognition. Qualifications include Ph.D. or ABD in religious studies and strong or potential accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

The full list of religion courses can be found on the online catalogue Salary is based on qualification and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Closing Date: October 19, 2017

Applicants are asked to submit applications using UC San Diego’s online Recruit web page:

Required documents included:

  1. Cover Letter.
  2. Current CV.
  3. Teaching Evaluations. (if available)
  4. Two Sample Syllabi.
  5. At least two recommendation letters; please add contact names and requested information (click on the prompt to contact references, which generates an email to these references). Request your dossier services to upload reference letters to your online application web page.
  6. Writing Samples of 10-15 pages- The evidence may be in the form of off prints of essays, stories, copies of books, etc., Upload in .doc or .pdf format.
  7. Contributions to Diversity Descriptions—please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process (see /Faculty-Appliacant-C2D-Info.asp) for further information.

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

Job location

San Diego, CA




2-4 letters of reference required