Professor, Institute for Studies of Religion

  • Baylor University, Institute for Studies of Religion
  • Waco, TX, USA
  • Jun 24, 2021
Full time Religious Studies & Theology

Job Description

Baylor University invites applications for a faculty position (rank open) to enhance the university’s scholarship and leadership in the interdisciplinary field of well-being and flourishing. Candidates should demonstrate a strong record of scholarly publication in one or more empirical disciplines (e.g., sociology, psychology, economics, political science), as well an ability to lead interdisciplinary initiatives that integrate the social sciences and the humanities.  Research on religion is required and an emphasis on prosocial behavior is preferred.  The successful candidate will have experience in obtaining grants and will have sufficient experience with survey methodology to help give leadership to a new five-year global survey of human flourishing. The position will be based in the Institute for Studies of Religion and will carry a joint appointment in Baylor University’s Medical Humanities Program and will provide an opportunity to teach at least one course per year. Applicants must include evidence of teaching excellence. 

As part of Illuminate (, the University-wide research initiative and strategic plan, Baylor University is actively creating faculty positions to recruit outstanding researchers, enhance interdisciplinary research opportunities, and promote collaborations across departments and colleges. The successful applicant will conduct research that connects to a number of the Illuminate pillars – human flourishing, big data, health,  and global studies (including Latin America).




Preferred and Required Qualifications

Applicants must have:

  • PhD
  • Strong publication record
  • Strong track record of securing independent, peer-reviewed, research grants
  • Successful mentorship of students earning a terminal degree
  • Graduate and undergraduate teaching experience


Application Details

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 06/28//21. To apply, please submit a letter of application, a current CV including a summary/ history of external funding, and a 3-5 page description of future research. Finalists for this position will be required to submit a transcript, faith statement and names and email addresses for three references in advance of a campus visit.


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Application Deadline

until position is filled