The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time, open rank tenure stream position to begin Fall 2022 in Latinx Theologies. Candidates hired at the rank of associate or full professor may also be eligible for the Michael J Buckley SJ Endowed professorship in Catholic theology. While the area of Christian theological specialization (theological anthropology, Christology, doctrine of God, etc.) is open, preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on Latinx communities in USA contexts, engages the lived religious experiences of these communities, and whose approach engages social scientific research methodologies.

Candidates should demonstrate potential for excellent teaching, promise of a research program leading to scholarly publication, a capacity for service to the department, College, University, and profession, and understand and support the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission. We are particularly interested in candidates familiar with inclusive pedagogical practices that would advance SCU goals of diversity and equity, and with demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students. Minimum qualifications include completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment, evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching primarily at the undergraduate level, and evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of peer-reviewed publication. This search is part of a cluster hire in “Race, Inequality, and Social Justice” taking place in seven departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The application deadline is October 4, 2021. For information on the department, visit; the full posting for this position, including application instructions, is available through


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