[Buddha-l] University of New Mexico seeks director of religiousstudies

jkirk jkirk at spro.net
Thu Apr 10 16:48:15 MDT 2008

At the bottom of the announcement it says the deadline is April 15th. 
So potentials will have to combine filing your tax return with writing an


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

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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