Professional Track Teaching Faculty in Religious Studies

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Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Professional Track Teaching Faculty in Religious Studies

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$5,000 - $5,400 per course; sliding scale from $5,000 to $10,000 for DE, depending on class size

Work Schedule:

Varies Based on Teaching Schedule

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :

Philosophy & Religious Studies

About the Department:

The NC State Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is committed to offering a high-quality undergraduate Philosophy curriculum, including a major and minor in Philosophy, that gives students an opportunity to confront through historical and contemporary resources a wide range of central philosophical issues, such as the relationship between the mind and brain, the ethical implications of scientific advances, the justification of moral, political, and legal institutions, the relationship between human knowledge and reality, and the nature of the logic that structures human language and thought; offering a high-quality undergraduate Religious Studies curriculum, including a major and a minor in Religious Studies, that provides students an extended opportunity to examine the multiple interpretations of the category “religion” – including religion as a social construction, as an element of psychological development, as a branch of metaphysics, and as a constellation of ritual practices – and the ways in which religious traditions have played a central role in human culture and history; developing the analytical abilities and expressive powers of our students; providing and expanding educational and research opportunities at the graduate level; and conducting research, teaching and scholarship that further knowledge and understanding in the disciplines of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Essential Job Duties:

  • The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University welcomes applications for possible professional-track teaching positions in Religious Studies during 2021/22. The courses in which the Department may have teaching needs include the following: Introduction to the Study of Religion, Religious Traditions of the World, Asian Religions, Introduction to the Old Testament, and Introduction to the New Testament.
  • We may require instructors for classroom courses or online distance-education courses (but local residence is required for both).
  • Depending on the Department’s needs, any candidates selected will be offered contracts to teach one or more course-sections for either a single semester or the full academic year. MA in appropriate field required. PhD strongly preferred. Rank is dependent upon qualifications.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Requires doctor’s degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience.
  • Previous teaching experience at the college level.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
  • Superior communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD strongly preferred.
  • Previous teaching experience at the college level.

Required License(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach an application letter, your Curriculum Vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (Other Document 1) to your online application and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by email attachment to [email protected] for the Religious Studies Search Committee, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, North Carolina State University.

Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled.

Position Number:


Position Type:

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):

0.225-.900, depending on department needs


9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

160501 - Philosophy & Religious Studies


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/19/2021
Application Due: 5/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time