Jun 07, 2024

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Religion

  • The University of Otago
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
Full time Applied Psychology Education Multicultural Studies Other Psychology

Job Description



Religion has been taught at Otago for over fifty years. From 2019, Religion has been an independent programme within the School of Social Sciences. Currently, there are three full-time academic staff, and two part-time staff members who contribute to the teaching programme.

Our programme offers BA and BA (Hons) degrees in Religious Studies, as well as research degrees (MA and PhD). Minors in Religious Studies and in Buddhist Studies may be included in almost any degree, and one-year diplomas endorsed in Religious Studies are offered for graduates in other disciplines. Students may study on campus or by distance.

The role/Te mahi

The Religion Programme at the University of Otago invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Religion.

This is a three-year, fixed-term appointment. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplines, but they should have research expertise in the social scientific study of religion, with a preference for candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: psychology of religion, cognitive science of religion, evolutionary perspectives on religion, and other related fields.

The successful candidate will teach three papers (courses) each year. Included among these are Psychology of Religion and Introduction to the Scientific Study of Religion.

There will also be some scope to introduce courses of one's own design.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

Applicants should have an energetic and enthusiastic commitment to teaching and an active research profile.

Success in securing research grants is desirable.

Applicants should have completed or be very close to having completed a PhD by December 31, 2024, and have knowledge of methods and/or languages relevant to their area of research expertise.

The applicant must commence by 1 February 2025.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a fixed term (3 years), full-time (1FTE) position, located in Dunedin.

Appointment will be made at a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The salary scale for a Lecturer is ($90,902 to $107,300) or Senior Lecturer ($112,482 to $128,305).


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter), please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2400785 close on Sunday, 14 July 2024.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: www.otago.ac.nz/jobs

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.


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