Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Job description

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for teacher-scholars who are dedicated to creating a personal, connected, and transformative learning experience for an increasingly diverse student body. We seek creative and adaptable individuals who can establish an inclusive educational environment in which everyone's voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, promotes the close interaction between faculty and students, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

Washington & Jefferson College invites applications for a three-year visiting position in Religious Studies, beginning fall 2019. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses in Judaism, Christianity, biblical studies, and special topics courses in the candidate's AOS. We are especially interested in candidates who can also contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Interfaith Leadership Studies. PhD in Religious Studies or a related academic discipline by the time of the appointment is strongly preferred; advanced ABD candidates may also be considered.

Washington & Jefferson College is a private, residential, co-educational liberal arts college, with a 3-3 teaching load and class sizes of 15-25 students. It is located in Washington, PA, thirty miles south from a culturally rich metropolitan center of Pittsburgh. We arecommitted to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursue applicants from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness at https://washjeff.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to[email protected]. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Olga Solovieva at [email protected].Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 1 will receive full consideration.

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee's total compensation package. 

Getting to Know W&J

Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

Celebrating Diversity

Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.



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Job No: 986808
Posted: 1/28/2019
Application Due: 3/29/2019
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