Assistant Professor of Religion

Location
South Hadley, Massachusetts
Posted
Sep 29, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Religion Department at Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, ability, nationality, and religion. We seek a scholar of religion whose research and teaching addresses religion, race, and ethnicity in the contemporary Americas. We welcome applications from scholars whose work intersects with diverse areas of contemporary life, such as law, politics, media, popular culture, environment, science, sovereignty and indigeneity, and gender and sexuality. Candidates should have interest and expertise in theoretical approaches employed in the study of religion and their sub-discipline(s).

The position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will fully participate in the ongoing development and implementation of the Religion Department curriculum. We support pedagogical innovation and offer considerable freedom in curricular design, including interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments and programs at Mount Holyoke and in the Five College Consortium. The position includes a pre-tenure sabbatical and an additional course release in the third or fourth year. A Ph.D. is required by the time of the appointment.

Details about the Religion Department may be found at https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/religion.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.  Please submit a letter of application, CV, brief writing sample (up to 25 pages uploaded as one PDF), a one-page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, a statement of research interests, and a statement on mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017. We plan to conduct initial video-conference interviews in mid-December.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.