[Buddha-l] University of New Mexico seeks director of religious studies

Richard Hayes rhayes at unm.edu
Thu Apr 10 11:37:09 MDT 2008


Please note that the following ad has been posted in various venues,
but some of you may not have seen it. The "for best consideration"
deadline is coming up very soon: April 17 for nirvana's sake!

Richard Hayes


UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO seeks applications for a new Director of
Religious Studies, to be hired at the rank of Full Professor or
Associate Professor. Appointment will be made with tenure in an
appropriate disciplinary department in the College of Arts and
Sciences. The University of New Mexico is a major public research
university with a highly diverse student body. The Religious Studies
Program is a large interdisciplinary program within the College of
Arts & Sciences, with participation of faculty and students from
across the entire university.

Minimum qualifications: A) an earned PhD degree in an appropriate
field; B) A record of scholarship, teaching, and service that will
qualify the applicant for tenure in one of the following Arts and
Sciences departments: English, Sociology, Anthropology, History,
American Studies, or Philosophy; C) a record of scholarly excellence
with a significant focus on religion and/or cultural dynamics of
society closely linked to religion; D) a demonstrated commitment to
the values of a public university; E) and, past teaching experience in
areas relevant to religion, with evidence of excellence;

Preferred qualifications: 1) Outstanding leadership in administration
and institution-building within an academic setting; 2) Demonstrated
interest in supporting scholarly work on religion; 3) Knowledge and
skills to continue building the program; 4) and Demonstrated capacity
to work cooperatively with faculty and administrative colleagues.

To Apply: Applications must include a signed letter of interest
describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position and vision
for a religious studies program within a public university, a
curriculum vitae, two samples of scholarly work, two sample syllabi,
and three letters of recommendation sent in separately. Candidates are
requested to include an e-mail address where they can be contacted.
Address application materials to:

Dr. Anita Obermeier, Chair, Search Committee 

c/o Yvonne Martinez-Ingram 
For materials sent by the US Postal Service: 
College of Arts & Sciences
MSC 03 2120, 
1 University of New Mexico 
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. 

For Fed Ex, Airborne, UPS, etc.: 
College of Arts & Sciences 
University of New Mexico 
Ortega Hall Room 201 
Albuquerque, NM 87131. 

E-mail applications are acceptable. E-mail contact: Yvonne
Martinez-Ingram ymartin at unm.edu.

For best consideration, submit application materials by April 15,
2008; however, applications will be accepted and the position will
remain open until filled. The University of New Mexico is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

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