Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies
The Charles K and Esther C. Krieger Visiting Scholars Program at Defiance College invites applications for a Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies for Fall 2019 through Spring 2021 with an August 2019 start. The Visiting Scholar will teach three courses per semester in religious studies, including courses in the scholar’s area of interest, and the first year seminar World Issues. The Visiting Scholar will also coordinate a series on interfaith dialogue and understanding, and engage in research benefitting students and society. The Visiting Scholar also submits an annual report of activities due to the foundation.
The position provides an annual stipend of $44,000 with room and board, plus health benefits. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Religion or Religious Studies or other relevant field with an emphasis in the Abrahamic traditions of Christianity or Islam. The first Krieger Scholar was an expert in Judiasm, and it is the wishes of the foundation that this position rotate over time to fulfill the vision of interfaith dialogue and understanding.
Defiance College provides fulfilling and remarkable learning encounters connecting the classroom to the real world. As a United Church of Christ-related college, we emphasize learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. Defiance College is home to the nationally acclaimed McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a program unique among colleges and universities across the country. McMaster gives students incredible opportunities to conduct research and service in specially-designed projects around the world. Defiance is consistently recognized by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are at the forefront of colleges across the country that embrace service and engagement. We offer more than 40 undergraduate programs of study with graduate degrees in education and business. Building on a strong foundation of more than 150 years of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College enables its students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers.
To apply for this position, please submit the following: a cover letter addressing your aptitude and experience in Abrahamic traditions teaching, your approach to interdisciplinary teaching and entry level courses you might be interested in teaching in these traditions; an updated curriculum vitae; and three letters of reference electronically to: [email protected].
Additional information about Defiance College is available at www.defiance.edu. Review of applications begins January 21, 2019. Questions regarding the application process or the position can be directed to: Visiting Scholar Position, Defiance College via email to: Dr. Agnes Caldwell at [email protected] with the subject line "Visiting Scholar Position."
Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.