Assistant Professor ~ Religious Studies

Rochester, New York
Sep 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Religious Studies Department invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2018. The department seeks candidates committed to undergraduate teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. Applicants who will contribute to the college’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have a specialization in East Asian traditions. We particularly welcome those with an ethnographic approach who are conversant in traditions as practiced in their region of origin as well as in the U.S. diaspora. In addition to teaching courses in area of specialization, the successful candidate will teach an introductory world religions course as well as thematic topics across religions (e.g., religion and gender, health, social justice, environment). The successful candidate must be interested in engaging with local communities and Nazareth’s Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue.

Preferred skills include: ability to teach non-majors/general education students as well as majors and minors with a variety of pedagogical approaches, i.e., small group work, writing and reading to learn, lecture, on-site learning; familiarity with Abrahamic traditions in order to teach introductory and thematic courses; facility in language of religion(s) of specialization; willingness to organize and implement short-term study abroad programs; teaching experience and evidence of a developing agenda for scholarly work.

Successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Religious Studies.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2100 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares graduates to live and work as leaders in diverse communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth hires faculty who are committed to excellent teaching, student success, civic engagement, and who will champion diversity within the campus community and beyond. Nazareth strives to be both diverse and inclusive, addressing issues of power, privilege, and marginalization through curricular, co-curricular, scholarly, creative and support activities. The College is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for world-class cultural and entertainment offerings and a fast-growing innovation economy. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE