By KATHY COWLTONOTON, Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) AUSTin, Texas, (AP)- AUSTinian religious science professor says the country needs more religious science professors because they’re often hired by universities to promote the school’s interests.

David Dorn, who teaches at Trinity Christian University, says there’s a growing demand among religious institutions to hire more religious scientists and to create jobs.

He says many colleges are losing faith in their ability to attract religious scholars, and he wants to give them the chance to return to teaching.

Dorn says that if the United States continues to attract and retain top religious scholars from abroad, he sees religious science schools being a natural fit.