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Position Search - Leonard J. Arrington Chair in Mormon History and Culture

The Religious Studies Program in the History Department at Utah State University invites applications for the Leonard J. Arrington Chair in Mormon History and Culture, the first endowed chair of Mormon Studies in the world. We seek an accomplished scholar and dynamic teacher at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, with a strong record of publication and evidence of teaching excellence.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Religious Studies, History, or related discipline, and be able to teach a variety of courses on Mormonism at the undergraduate and graduate level. The ability to teach our American Religious History course or Introduction to Religious Studies (RELS 1010) is desirable. The successful applicant will participate actively in the life of the Religious Studies Program, which consists of a vibrant community of scholar-teachers and students committed to the interdisciplinary study of religion.

Applications should be submitted through the online application link, where a full listing of requirements is posted: and include the following:
  1. A cover letter expressing his or her interest in the position
  2. A current CV
  3. A research statement
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. The names and addresses of three referees (the committee will contact them, as needed)

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2018, and the preferred start date for the position is January 1, 2019. For more information, please see our website for the search or contact Dr. Ravi Gupta at



Search Committee Members and Contact Information

 Dr. Ravi Gupta
 (Search Chair)

 Charles Redd Chair
 of Religious Studies
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(435) 797-1196
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 Dr. Kyle Bulthuis
 Associate Professor of
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 Bradford Cole
 Dean of Libraries
 Member, Arrington Council
 Brad Cole 
(435) 797-2687
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 Dr. Evelyn Funda
 Associate Dean, CHaSS
 Director, Mountain West Center
 Evelyn Funda 
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 Dr. Colleen O'Neill
 Associate Professor of History
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 Mr. Gary Anderson
 Member, Arrington Foundation Board
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 Dr. Joseph Ward

 Dean, CHaSS
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