Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Tennessee, United States|
RHODES COLLEGE, the Department of Religious Studies, announces an opening for a tenure-track position in African American religious traditions beginning Fall 2019. Ph.D. degree in hand by the time of appointment is required. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in African American religion and theology in the undergraduate curriculum in Religious Studies. The candidate will also teach first-year core curriculum courses with a strong Bible component as part of the "Life: Then and Now" and/or "The Search for Values in Light of Western History and Religion" programs (www.rhodes.edu/humanities). Applications from those with specializations in Womanist Interpretation or Theology, Black Liberation Interpretation or Theology, Afro-Caribbean religions, or African diaspora religions are especially welcome. Courses may also be cross-listed with such interdisciplinary programs as Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Urban Studies. Enthusiasm for and the ability to teach well at the undergraduate level is an important criterion for selection, as is an active scholarly agenda. Rhodes College is especially interested in attracting candidates from historically underrepresented groups and/or those with demonstrated commitment to working with diverse and historically underrepresented populations.
Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.
Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce.
Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities.
Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a separate statement that addresses your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin November 19, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.
|Primary Category:||Religious Studies and Theology
|Secondary Categories:||African American History / Studies