The Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) is seeking an Executive Officer to serve a four-year term beginning August, 2016. The person we seek should be familiar with and committed to the work of the Association and should be able to organize and maintain an efficient office in support of its mission. The Executive Officer’s major responsibilities include choosing hotels for the annual meetings and managing logistical aspects of those meetings; working closely with the Program Chair to construct and produce the meeting program; managing ASR’s finances; processing memberships; providing administrative support to the ASR Council, Officers, and committees; running annual elections; maintaining and improving the ASR website; and communicating appropriately with ASR members.

Compensation will be established by the Executive Council of ASR in consultation with the applicant.  The full compensation package also includes a budget for office expenses, travel, and if needed, staff support.

Applications should include a) cover letter outlining your experience, qualifications, and reasons for being interested in this position; b) curriculum vitae; and c) names and contact information of three references.

These materials should be assembled into a single PDF and emailed as an attachment to the Search Committee Chair:  Michael Emerson at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions about this position or nominations of potential candidates may be directed to any member of the search committee:  Melissa Wilde at, Lori Beaman at, Michael Emerson at, or Christopher Ellison at