The following position announcement is contingent on budgetary approval by the Provost of Boston University.

Those attending the Chicago ASA/ASR meetings who are interested in this position may contact Nancy Ammerman ( to arrange an informational conversation.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Sociology of Religion at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin July 1, 2016. The candidate will hold a PhD in Sociology of Religion or an appropriate, equivalent degree. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. Candidates should have a strong research record and research skills with an emphasis on congregational or community studies, and on cross-cultural and global issues in the field. Active engagement in empirical research and excellence in teaching are expected. The ideal candidate might also contribute to the School’s strengths in lived religion, cultural studies, and practical theology. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate, clinical practice, and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Opportunities also include doctoral advising in the PhD programs in Theological Studies, particularly Practical Theology, and in the Graduate Division of Religious Studies. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately), should be sent to the Omnibus Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Danielle Stecher at

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.  We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.