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Job Placement

Job Search Guidance

GDR students: 

Below you will find some advice to guide you through parts of professional training and formation: including how to construct a clear C.V., how to write an effective letter of application, and a rough timeline for the Job Search Process. 

All of this is general advice only; it is crucial that you supplement and amend this counsel with more individualized instruction from your advisors and committee members.

Constructing Your Curriculum Vitae

Constructing Your Letter of Application

Job Search Process Timeline

Information on the Job Interview Process

Teaching Portfolio Worksheet for Teaching Philosophy

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Washington University in St. Louis has an excellent document on Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

4 Steps to a Memorable Teaching Philosophy

Here is a guide to the job search process that Professor Michael Elliott (now Senior Associate Dean of Emory College) prepared for students in the English Department.  It gives readers a perceptive narrative of the ins and outs of the job search process in one department of the humanities.  Obviously, some of its advice is discipline-specific (e.g. the MLA conference) and the timeline has changed as well.  But much of the advice is sage and welcome.  We thought you might find it helpful, and we post this with Dean Elliott’s permission. - Pam Hall

The Unofficial Guide to the Academic Job Search in English by Dean Michael Elliott

The Chronicle of Higher Education has two articles that may be of interest:

What to Expect in a First Round Interview

What to Expect in a Second Round Interview

Job Placements 2012

Graduates of Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion receive appointments to academic positions at leading colleges, universities, and theology schools around the world. Others choose to work in leadership in religious organizations or related professions. 

Congratulations to the following GDR students and recent graduates!

Mohamed Mosaad Abdelaziz has accepted a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Islam at Northern Arizona University.

Yoshimi Azuma has accepted a position at Kwansei-Gekuin University in Hyogo, Japan as an Assistant Professor of New Testament.

Dan Cantey has accepted a tenure track position as Professor of Christian Studies at Bethel University in Tennessee.

Amy DeBaets will be assistant professor of bioethics at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences starting in June.

Jocelyn Hendrickson (Josie) has just accepted a tenure-track appointment in Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta.

Tiffany Hodge has accepted a one-year position at Vanderbilt University as a Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies.

Joshua Jipp accepted a tenure-track position at the beginning of this semester, teaching New Testament, at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (part of Trinity International University).

Harshita Mruthinti Kamath has accepted a tenure-track position in Hinduism and South Asian Religions at Middlebury College.

David King has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Church History at Memphis Theological Seminary Fall 2012.

Donna Mote has accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian Religions at Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, TN for 2012-13.

Robyn Neville has accepted a position at General Theological Seminary in Manhattan (a seminary of the Episcopal Church, USA) in medieval church history.

Joshua Ralston has accepted a tenure track position in theology at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia beginning January 1, 2013.

Peter Valdina has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Comparative Religion at Albion College.


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