Job Opening: Lecturer in Religion, University of Otago, New Zealand

The Religion Programme at the University of Otago, New Zealand, invites applications for a three-year, fixed-term position as Lecturer in Religion. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplines and specialties, but applicants should have research expertise that speaks to one or more of the Abrahamic religions (Islam, Judaism, and/or Christianity) and be able to demonstrate sophistication in using social-scientific and/or historical methods.  The successful candidate will teach an introductory 100-level paper on Judaism, Christianity and Islam each year, plus one or two more papers (courses) of their own design (an average of two and a half papers per year). We particularly encourage candidates whose own papers would address aspects of Islam and/or Christianity outside Europe and North America. Applicants should have an energetic and enthusiastic commitment to teaching and an active research profile.

Applicants should have completed a PhD by June 2016 and should have knowledge of languages relevant to their area of research expertise. It is hoped that duties will commence on 13 June 2016.

Further details are available from the University of Otago website at

Specific enquiries may be directed to Dr Will Sweetman, Head of Department, Department of Theology and Religion, Tel 00 64 3 479 8793, Email

Applications quoting reference number 1501430 will close on Monday, 2 November 2015.