Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies September 9th 2018
Tagged: Philosophy and Religious Studies

The department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Allegheny College invites applications for a tenure-track position in race, religion, and the African Diaspora beginning August 2019. Applicants should have training in Religious Studies and hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Strong candidates will be able to teach a wide variety of courses attractive to liberal arts students, especially courses in global Christianity, varieties of black religious experience, and race, religion, and social justice, and should demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will contribute in a substantial way to the Black Studies program and will be encouraged to cross-list courses with other departments on campus. Strong candidates will also possess a record of, or potential for, teaching excellence as well as strong scholarship, and will be equipped to participate in departmental planning and leadership, both for Religious Studies and Black Studies. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars. Teaching assignment is the standard faculty load of 6 courses (with a reduced five-course load in the first year). Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in NW Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. Allegheny College is deeply committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit letter of application, c.v., a sample of scholarly work or a recent publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and diversity statement (describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service) by email to Eric Boynton, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at [email protected]. Letters of recommendation will be requested of short-listed candidates. Review of applications will begin immediately and application deadline is October 19, 2018. Interviews to be conducted either at AAR/SBL annual meeting or via skype. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Posted: September 9, 2018




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Posted: 12/25/2018
Application Due: 3/25/2019
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