Chair or Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Claflin University in South Carolina

Deadline May 25, 2012
Date Posted April 25, 2012
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

REPSONSIBILITIES:  Claflin University seeks to hire an associate professor or professor to chair the Department of Philosophy and Religion beginning August 2012. Responsibilities will include: supervising the activities of the department, evaluating faculty, managing departmental budget, teaching religion and philosophy and general education courses, academic advising, committee work, community service, grant writing, and research. 


QUALIFICATIONS:  The successful candidate must possess experience in college level teaching and advising.  The candidate must have earned either the Master of Divinity degree or The Master of Theological Studies along with the Ph.D or Th.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from an accredited institution.  Candidates with experience in the United Methodist Church are preferable.


SALARY:  Commensurate with experience


Closing Date:  Review of applications will begin immediately.


Special Note:  Effective January 1, 2011, all new hires must pass a criminal background check.


Application Procedure:  Candidates should send a letter of application, by mail or e-mail, curriculum vitae, description and elaboration of relevant experience, select publications, an official transcript, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references to:

Dr. Peggy Stevenson Ratliff

Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Claflin University

400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, SC  29115


E-mail:       Office telephone:  (803) 535-5233                                                       


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