Naropa University, Religious Studies
Assistant Professor in Religious Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Colorado, United States|
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Religious Studies
Job Code: FAC01
Reports to: Department Chair
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Pay Rate: $46,000 per year
Start Date: July 1, 2015
Job Summary: Naropa University announces a new faculty position in the Religious Studies Department, available Fall 2015. As Naropa University expands the Religious Studies Program, we seek to appoint a faculty colleague to teach in both online and residential courses for the graduate and undergraduate degrees in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Buddhist Studies. This position is a full-time core candidate position at the Assistant Professor level.
- Maintain a full-time load of 20 semester credits per year.
- Teach both online and residential courses for the graduate and undergraduate Religious Studies programs according to departmental and university needs, as well as the candidate’s areas of interest.
- Fulfill administrative responsibilities both within the department and within the University.
- Develop creative curriculum in Religious Studies with special attention given to Buddhist Studies and contemplative education.
- Mentor and advise students.
- Continue research and creative work in the field.
- Academic training in Religious Studies, Ph.D. required for appointment as a Core Candidate Assistant Professor. ABD may be considered when combined with two to three years of full-time teaching in a college or university setting, with the understanding that the Ph.D. will be obtained before further advancement.
- Areas of specialization in religious traditions should be Buddhism with a non-sectarian approach and diverse Buddhist studies background and experience.
- Knowledge of the primary literature and contemplative practices of the faculty member’s traditions of expertise, with an ability to teach sacred texts in an historical context.
- Knowledge of the methodology of the History of Religions, with ability to teach both BA and MA courses on methodology.
- Commitment to contemplative practice and contemplative pedagogy.
- Demonstrated administrative experience and ability within academic environments or their equivalent. Experience should include: curriculum development, budget management, student advising, faculty committees and collaborations, admissions and learning outcomes assessment activities.
- Ability to teach cross-tradition courses on major themes in the study of religions, based on the training and interests of the faculty member.
- Undergraduate or graduate teaching experience and mastery typical of full-time faculty appointments. Two to three years of teaching experience preferred.
- Vision for creating and cultivating a diverse, international student body of engaged online learners.
- Knowledge and ease of working with current and evolving technological platforms related to online academic learning and assessment.
- Multi-cultural experience and sensitivity.
- Pluralistic sensibilities appropriate to a non-sectarian university educational environment.
- Language skills proficient to teach either Tibetan or Sanskrit.
Hiring decision subject to budgetary approval.
Naropa University is actively engaged in creating an inclusive, diverse community and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with our diversity initiatives, we encourage applications from persons of historically under-represented groups and those who support diversity.
Applications: Review of applications begins December 15, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply online at (http://www.naropa.edu/about-naropa/employment/faculty-employment/index.php?ATSPopupJob=22349) and include:
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology