Assistant Professor, World Religions

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Job no: 495862
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Philosophy and World Religions

Assistant Professor of World Religions, Tenure Track

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Philosophy and World Religions at Rowan University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of World Religions position beginning in Fall 2022.

AOS: Judaism

AOC: Open

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Religion, Religious Studies, or related programs, a strong research and publication agenda, and a commitment to excellent teaching and active service.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level courses within our current curricular bank, such as Judaism, Interreligious Dialogue (currently as Special Topic in Religion Studies), Ethics in and out of Religions, Religions of the West, Introduction to Bible, Religions in America, World Religions, and possible courses in the candidate’s specialized areas such as Jewish Ethics, Religion and Race, Conflict Solution and Religion, Memory and Forgetting in Religion and Politics, and Religion, Holocaust and Genocide. A successful candidate may demonstrate abilities to involve themselves with Rowan’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and American Studies Program. Duties also include fostering extracurricular student groups or club activities in religion studies. A 2/2 teaching load is guaranteed for the six years before tenure application. Opportunities for teaching courses in summer are available.

Full applications should be submitted through the online applicant tracking system as discussed below.

Philosophy and World Religions is a dynamic department that offers a B.A. in both Philosophy and in World Religions, minors in World Religions and in Ethics, and several certificates. For more information about Rowan University and the Department of Philosophy and World Religions, please visit http://www.rowan.edu or http://www.rowan.edu/philosophy.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second-largest college at Rowan University with seven departments, seven interdisciplinary programs, fifteen majors, and five graduate programs. The College also houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional teaching, research, and service. Our mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. We actively support faculty research and strive to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Intensive Research Activity) with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven academic colleges and five schools—the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment—with an Honors College that spans across disciplines. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 90 public research universities and the 7th fastest growing research institution in the nation.

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Religion Studies by June 2022. The committee will begin reviewing applications by January 5, 2022, but will continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through our online careers website at jobs.rowan.edu. Submit a cover letter, a CV, a description of research interests and records with plans for continuing this work at Rowan, teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy, courses taught, teaching evaluations, etc.), and at least three letters of recommendation from professors familiar with your work.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: https://sites.rowan.edu/equity/_docs/policies/eeo-statement.pdf.

Advertised: Dec 3 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

Organization

Working at Rowan University 

Rowan University, located a half-hour outside of Philadelphia with its main campus in suburban Glassboro, N.J., is an institution on the move.

This summer, the University opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, in Camden. The first new four-year, M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, CMSRU welcomed its first class in August 2012.

Rowan continues to work with the Borough of Glassboro and private developers on Rowan Boulevard, a $300 million redevelopment project that links the University’s main campus to the historic downtown. This fall alone, the partners broke ground for a new academic building/parking garage and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Rowan Boulevard already includes a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore, housing for approximately 1,300 students and retail space.

The University also recently created a School of Biomedical Sciences, which joins nine colleges. In addition to CMSRU they are: the Rohrer College of Business, Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics.

Earlier in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie awarded Rowan state research institution status (not Carnegie classification) as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act, making Rowan only the second comprehensive public research institution in the State. That Act also opened the door to Rowan partnering with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden near CMSRU. The vision for that College calls for schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, food science and 16 allied health programs. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in nearby Stratford, N.J., is to become part of Rowan in the near future. When that occurs, Rowan will be only the second school in the nation with M.D. and D.O. medical programs.

A selective, medium‑sized public university, Rowan is recognized for its nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, talented professors and high‑tech facilities. The University, which has a branch campus in Camden, N.J., and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua, N.J., prides itself on being able to provide its more than 12,000 students with an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

 The University offers 57 undergraduate majors, including four undergraduate degree-completion programs; three dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees; more than 40 master’s level programs (including specializations); approximately 25 graduate-level certificate programs; 12 post-baccalaureate programs or endorsements; and two doctoral/specialist programs, including the M.D. degree from its medical school. Students can pursue their degrees at the main campus, the Camden campus, online or at several community colleges, as well as at CMSRU.

Rowan has been recognized by national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 19th among Best Regional Universities—North, third among the public institutions in the category. The Princeton Review named Rowan among 222 institutions in its Best in the Northeast section of its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review also listed Rowan, which in the past has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Top Green Power Purchaser in its athletic conference, in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.

Employees:

Currently, Rowan University employs 1,090 faculty members: full-time tenure-track professors, full-time temporary professors, part-time professors and adjuncts. The University also employs 940 staff members.

Recognizing that employees, students and the community are valuable resources, Rowan’s Human Resources Department supports the University’s vision and mission; encourages the personal and professional enrichment of employees; provides services appropriate to employees’ needs; and promotes awareness, learning and collaboration.

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