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Job TitleASSISTANT PROFESSORDepartmentPhilosophy/ReligionSchool/Parent OrganizationSchool of Humanities and SciencesDivisionProvost and Educational Affairs DivisionEmployment CategoryFulltime-RegularAcademic Year2020-2021Academic SemesterFall 2020 and Spring 2021Anticipated start date08/16/2020If temporary, expected end dateFaculty StatusTenure Eligible, Notice (TE)Position/Job Summary

The Ithaca College Department of Philosophy & Religion invites applications for a tenure-eligible position as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies beginning in Fall 2020. Required areas of teaching: Hinduism and Islam. An ability to also teach in one or more of the following areas is desirable: race and religion; comparative religion; religion and gender; religion and nature; or additional areas to expand our current course offerings.

Position/Job Qualifications

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religious Studies or closely-related area expected to be in-hand by August 15, 2020. Demonstrated teaching excellence and evidence of scholarly promise are essential.

Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply, and to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. Ithaca College values multiple viewpoints and perspectives across the institution. Our goal is to nurture an academic community that is rich with social, cultural, and intellectual diversity.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach the following five documents:
1.a cover letter
2.a current and complete curriculum vitae
3.a statement of teaching philosophy
4.a statement of research plans
5.evidence of teaching effectiveness

The cover letter should (i) address how candidate meets the expectations described above in the job summary and job qualifications, and briefly highlight (ii) the candidate’s research focus and (iii) the candidate’s teaching experience (subjects taught; frequency taught; and whether taught as teaching assistant or instructor of record).

The statement of teaching philosophy should indicate the candidate’s familiarity with student-centered teaching methods and describe how the candidate will contribute to a culture of diversity and inclusion at Ithaca College.

Evidence of teaching effectiveness should include copies of evaluations of the candidate’s teaching written by peers and/or advisors, if available, as well as summaries of student evaluations.

The candidate must also provide names and email addresses of three individuals who will be asked to submit letters of reference for candidates who are invited to the second round of the application process. An email containing a link to submit letters of reference will be auto-generated and sent to each of the second-round candidates’ references upon confirmation that the candidate wishes to move forward with the second round of the application process.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 15, 2019. Preliminary interviews will take place via remote video conferencing in late October/early November. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.

Work authorization (select one):Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position Department description

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Ithaca College is a blended department. Our religious studies faculty and philosophy faculty are dedicated teacher-scholars who offer dynamic classroom experiences while at the same time maintaining active research agendas. Both halves of our department seek to enhance students’ skills of historical and critical thinking, interpretation, and writing. We seek a broadly trained, globally conscious scholar of religious studies with an active scholarly agenda and a student-centered style of teaching that is interactive and inclusive. Strong candidates will be innovative instructors with a desire to help increase awareness of the academic study of religion on campus as we continue to grow our program.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at

FLSA StatusExemptIs this position eligible for benefits?YesIs this position covered by the SEIU?NoVacancy IDF2173Quick Link Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research Interests
  5. Evidence of Research and/or Teaching Effectiveness
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      Posted: 9/14/2019
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