Religious Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor

St. Lawrence University in New York

Deadline June 21, 2014
Date Posted May 19, 2014
Type Non tenure track
Salary Competitive
Employment Type Full-time

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year visiting position at the assistant professor level in Christianity to begin August 2014.  The successful candidate will be asked to teach the departments Christianity survey course, and a 100-level thematic course that introduces students to the academic study of religion of the candidates design.  Other courses are open depending on the candidates specific competencies, but, if possible, courses on global Christianity, and religion and violence are preferred.  Preference will be given to those who are conversant with academic method and theory in the study of religion.  Normal teaching load is three courses per semester.  A Ph.D. is preferred but ABDs near completion may be considered.

Interested candidates should submit, via email only, a letter of application, C.V., and two sample syllabi and arrange to have three letters of recommendation, at least one of which addresses teaching, to: Professor Mark MacWilliams,, Department of Religious Studies, St. Lawrence University and copy Ms. Joyce Sheridan,  The deadline for the receipt of completed applications is June 21, 2014.  Applications received after this deadline may be reviewed, but only in the event that the position has not already been filled.

Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students.  Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

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