Centenary College of Louisiana, Religious Studies
Associate or Full Professor of Religious Studies and Chaplain
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Louisiana, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Full Professor|
~~Centenary College of Louisiana invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Religious Studies and Chaplain effective August 2016. The area of academic specialization is open, but the successful candidate will demonstrate competence in the teaching of Christian Ethics, as well as be able to explain their work in the context of the department’s other offerings (http://www.centenary.edu/academics/religion). Cover letters should show evidence of a sophisticated understanding of religious studies as an academic discipline, and address how the applicant will help maintain the strength and identity of the Religious Studies program. This position is supported by the T.L. James Eminent Scholars Chair in Religion and requires a record of peer-reviewed scholarship. The position will be a faculty appointment with a roughly half-time teaching assignment. As Chaplain to the College, this position oversees the Office of Professional Discernment and the Christian Leadership Center.
We seek candidates who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarship, are deeply committed to the practices associated with teaching and advising in a liberal arts college environment, and will participate on a rotational basis in the College’s First-Year Experience, Centenary in Paris, and other non-departmental programs—offered both in traditional and immersive terms. We invite applications from individuals who will be comfortable straddling the two realms of reason and faith, and will be able to reconcile the academic study of religion in the classroom with a pastoral and confessional capability as Chaplain.
Centenary offers an undergraduate liberal arts environment, where faculty members work directly with students in an active undergraduate research program, are able to participate in interdisciplinary curricular and co-curricular pursuits, and enjoy the support of faculty and staff colleagues from across the College.
An earned doctorate in a Religious Studies discipline or related field is required at the time of employment. In addition, candidates should be either commissioned or ordained as a Deacon or an Elder in the United Methodist Church. For appointment at the Professor level, the applicant must have an established record of superior teaching and significant research.
Centenary College of Louisiana is a selective, residential, national liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi river and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.
Centenary College is located in the Shreveport-Bossier City metroplex in NW Louisiana, named recently as a “city of opportunity” and listed among Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” for 2014.
~~Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Short-listed applicants will be asked to supply copies of all unofficial transcripts from all institutions of higher learning and a statement of teaching and pastoral philosophy.
This search is being conducted concurrently with a search for full Chaplain position to ensure the broadest possible pool. Details of that search are available at http://www.centenary.edu/jobs.
Centenary College recognizes that diversity is essential to its goal of providing an educational experience where students explore the unfamiliar, invent new approaches to understanding, and connect their work and lives to the world at large. We thus welcome applicants who would add to the College’s diversity of ideas, beliefs, experiences, and cultural backgrounds. (www.centenary.edu) EOE.
~~To apply, send a detailed letter of application addressing the features of the position, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to email@example.com or:
Religious Studies/Chaplain Search Committee
|Secondary Categories:||Religious Studies and Theology