Non-Tenure Track Teaching Faculty in Religious Studies

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00104561,00104560

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NC State Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is committed to offering a high-quality undergraduate Philosophy curriculum, including a major and minor in Philosophy, that gives students an opportunity to confront through historical and contemporary resources a wide range of central philosophical issues, such as the relationship between the mind and brain, the ethical implications of scientific advances, the justification of moral, political, and legal institutions, the relationship between human knowledge and reality, and the nature of the logic that structures human language and thought. The Department offers a high-quality undergraduate Religious Studies curriculum, including a major and a minor in Religious Studies, that provides students an extended opportunity to examine the multiple interpretations of the category "religion" - including religion as a social construction, as an element of psychological development, as a branch of metaphysics, and as a constellation of ritual practices - and the ways in which religious traditions have played a central role in human culture and history; developing the analytical abilities and expressive powers of our students; providing and expanding educational and research opportunities at the graduate level; and conducting research, teaching and scholarship that further knowledge and understanding in the disciplines of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Essential Job Duties: The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University welcomes applications for non-tenure-track teaching positions in Religious Studies during 2018/19. The department has possible teaching needs in several fields, including some of the following: Introduction to the Study of Religion, Religious Traditions of the World, Asian Religions, Old Testament, New Testament, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Religions, Japanese Religions, Religion and Politics in America, and Religion, Globalism, & Justice. We may require instructors for classrom courses, online distance-education courses, or both. Depending on the Department's needs, selected candidates will be offered contracts to teach one or more course-sections per semester for either a single semester or the full academic year. MA in Religious Studies or related field required. PhD strongly preferred.

Minimum Education/Experience: MA in Religious Studies or related field required. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Department Required Skills: Evidence of teaching effectiveness. Superior communication skills.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: PhD strongly preferred. Previous teaching experience at the college level.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: n/a

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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