Instructor in Religion

Job description

Cornell College, a private undergraduate liberal arts college, invites applications for an adjunct instructor to teach during the 2019-20 academic year.  We anticipate hiring an instructor to teach one course in the Fall (Block 2). 

Course and term dates are:

REL 101 Introduction to Religion (Theory and Methods) (September 23 October 16, 2019) Role of religion in human experience, with attention to theories, methods, and issues in the study of religion. (Humanities) 

Instructors are expected to teach each day of the 18-day term for at least three hours scheduled between 9 AM and 3 PM. Affordable furnished housing may be available upon request. 

Cornell College is committed to fostering a faculty and staff community that reflects its diverse student body. We encourage applications from candidates who share our vision for a campus that embraces differing backgrounds, viewpoints, and identities. We believe in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion that serve to enrich and strengthen our campus community.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum, which allows students to learn at the speed of life with more opportunities for off-campus study, full-time internships, and research blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from nearly all US states and many foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly constructed Russell Science Center. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.

We are especially interested in advanced graduate students looking to expand their teaching portfolios by teaching at a liberal arts college. Candidates should possess or be in the process of completing a PhD in the Study of Religion or a related field; candidates with an MA may be considered. 

All qualified and interested applicants must submit the following application material to

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy

Applications will be reviewed as received and will continue until the position is filled.  

For more information about the Department of Religion please visit our website:

Any questions can be directed to Dr. Chris Hoklotubbe, Assistant Professor of Religion, [email protected]

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Cornell complies with Iowa's Smoke-Free Air Act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.




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Job No: 1130188
Posted: 7/8/2019
Application Due: 9/6/2019
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