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Open Rank - Religion and Social Justice

Employer
University of Nebraska
Location
Omaha, Nebraska
Closing date
Apr 19, 2022

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Position Type
Open Rank
Hours
Full Time
Specialty
Religious Studies
Organization Type
Nonprofit
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Open Rank - Religion and Social Justice
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Please see Special Instructions for more details.
To apply, please submit the following application materials:
- Cover letter
- CV
- Transcripts
- Writing Sample
- Teaching Statement or Evidence
- Research Statement
- Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Contact information for three references (references will be contacted to submit letters of reference electronically through PeopleAdmin upon application submission)
Applications must be submitted directly through the UNO website to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or any other website will not be reviewed or considered.
Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Curtis Hutt, Chair of Search Committee at chutt@unomaha.edu .
Posting Details
Position Information
Job Title Open Rank - Religion and Social Justice
Department Philosophy & Religion
Essential Functions
The Religious Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to begin August 15, 2022. The successful candidate will be awarded the newly established Brooks Professorship in Religion and Social Justice. Faculty responsibilities will include teaching two courses per semester in Religion and Social Justice, a research assignment, and service related to the study of Religion and Social Justice. In addition, active participation in departmental program development is required.
Religious Studies atUNOis a diverse, student centered, community oriented, and innovative program that supports a wide range of interdisciplinary and international projects. Students in Religious Studies may pursue their studies on-line and/or on-site, and we have developed internship opportunities for students in non-profit organizations. In addition to developing and leading numerous interdisciplinary academic programs, Religious Studies faculty members have developed and led the following centers and academic units: the Goldstein Center for Human Rights, the Medical Humanities Program, the Native American Studies Program, the Islamic Studies program, and the Schwalb Center for Israel and Jewish Studies. In recent years, we have collaborated with the Tri-Faith Initiative (TFI), an internationally recognized not-for-profit community organization dedicated to advancing religious literacy and positive relationships between different religious communities and other sectors of our society. Our department is seeking a new faculty member to help expand our commitment to the study of Religion and Social Justice through research publications, curricular development, and service to the community and the academy.
The University and the College of Arts and Sciences have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.
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Why UNO *?
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha. As the first municipal university in Omaha, the early founders' goal was to make higher education accessible and affordable for the city's residents. In 1968, the campus joined the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as the state's metropolitan campus.
Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO's mission and vision. Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds. UNO's ranking as the2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Nebraska (https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-lgbtq-friendly-colleges-by-state/) reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and diversity that makeUNOa welcoming campus community, evidenced by the numerous resources and support services offered by the university.
The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO's commitment to community engagement has landedUNOon the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years-the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement.
This honor is but one of many points of pride forUNO. In 2019, it was ranked in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of UNO's 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region.UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day. For more information about howUNOembraces its mission, seeGrowing With and Within Our Thriving Community. (https://www.unomaha.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-support/che-ad-for-uno---may-20201.pdf)
Required Qualifications
- Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) in Religious Studies or a cognate field (e.g., anthropology, history, sociology, etc.)
- Preparation for and ability to teach at the university level in the area of religion and social justice, as well as at least one other sub-field of religious studies
- Record of or clear indication of interest in community engagement in relation to issues of religion and social justice
- Research agenda in 'religion and social justice'
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly sits; may stand, walk. See, hear, speak and use of hands.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Regularly works indoors. Noise level is low to moderate.
Salary Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number 2021F-00152
Open Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply, please submit the following application materials:
- Cover letter
- CV
- Transcripts
- Writing Sample
- Teaching Statement or Evidence
- Research Statement
- Statement of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Contact information for three references (references will be contacted to submit letters of reference electronically through PeopleAdmin upon application submission)
Applications must be submitted directly through theUNOwebsite to be considered for this position. Any applications submitted via email or any other website will not be reviewed or considered.
Review of applications will begin on January 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered. For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Curtis Hutt, Chair of Search Committee at chutt@unomaha.edu .
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