Visiting Lecturer in Religion

Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts

Deadline January 31, 2017
Date Posted December 6, 2016
Type Non tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Religion at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a one-year, full-time, visiting faculty member in Early Christianity for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The successful candidate will teach a total of five courses over the course of the year in the field of Late Ancient Christianity as well as thematic courses related to the candidate’s research and teaching interests.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.  Evidence of serious commitment and teaching excellence on the undergraduate level is vitally important. Ph.D. is preferred.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.  Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.  Review of applications will begin on January 31st.  Contact person: Amina Steinfels, Religion Department asteinfe@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/