Richard Lyman Bushman Chair of Mormon Studies

Here is the job ad.   From what I can tell it doesn’t include tenure and the teaching load (2-2) is the same as most every other faculty member at UVA. 

The University of Virginia seeks to fill a tenure track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Department of Religious Studies. The appointment is the Richard Lyman Bushman Professorship of Mormon Studies and will start August 25, 2013.

Preference will be given to candidates well-grounded in American religious history with a distinguished record of research focused on Mormonism. The teaching commitment is two classes per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level, with at least one course taught in the field of Mormon Studies each academic year. 

For consideration, please submit a candidate profile through Jobs@UVA ( and attach cover letter, c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references. Search on posting number 0611090. Search contingent upon BOV approval of professorship. 

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. 

Questions about this position should be directed to: 

Associate Prof. Heather A. Warren,
Chair, Search Committee,
Department of Religious Studies,
University of Virginia,
P.O. Box 400126,
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126