Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

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Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Program at Alma College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2022.

The college seeks a candidate with a commitment to undergraduate education in a liberal arts environment and an innovative scholarly agenda. Area of specialization is open, but candidates should be willing and able to offer courses on a wide range of topics in religious studies to support a minor as well as courses that will appeal to students in an inter-disciplinary general education curriculum. The ability to offer courses from both western and non-western perspectives is highly desirable. The college would have particular interests in candidates who could offer courses in areas such as African American Christianity, Religion and Diversity, and Religion and the Environment. Alma College prioritizes inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, community engagement, and opportunities for student research. Teaching load is six units per year. A Ph.D. is required prior to the start date.

Review of applications will begin on March 23, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V.; cover letter; statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment; a statement of research interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process. Application materials should be sent to Jackie Gage, Academic Secretary, at [email protected]

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on March 07, 2022 Last modified on May. 5th at 2:52pm by Amanda Duval.

Organization

Alma College, a four-year residential liberal arts college located in the heart of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, offers a personalized education with multiple paths and experiences leading to success. A deep regard for students as individuals is fundamental to an Alma education, with small classes and many opportunities for one-on-one collaboration with dedicated faculty.

Alma College actively connects students with a world of ideas and opportunities. The Alma Commitment offers a four-year graduation promise and a pledge that each interested student can participate in an experiential learning opportunity, such as an internship, research fellowship, or study abroad, backed by $2,500 in Alma Venture funding from the college.

Alma’s attractive 128-acre campus is located in the city of Alma, approximately one hour north of Lansing. With an enrollment of about 1,400 students, Alma College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 96, of which 85 percent hold the Ph.D. or other terminal degree. Alma College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Our Academic Mission

Alma College’s mission is to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.

Focused exclusively on undergraduate education, Alma College boasts a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, 41 academic majors, self-designed programs of emphasis, pre-professional programs in law and medicine, and an intensive Spring Term that provides opportunities for innovative courses, travel classes, research and internships.

More than 90 percent of Alma’s graduates go on to graduate school or are employed within six months following their graduation.

Our Community

Located in a community of 10,000, Alma College features a walkable campus with historic and contemporary buildings. The campus is a block from downtown Alma and within two hours of Michigan beaches and ski areas. Gratiot and adjacent counties feature plentiful parks, outdoor recreation opportunities, golf courses and shops.

College facilities, including the Stone Recreation Center and Hogan Center pool, offer wellness education, swimming instruction and recreational opportunities to community members and local businesses. The campus is bordered by the 41-mile Fred Meijer Heartland Bike Trail. The Alma College library, housing more than 278,000 volumes, also is a resource.

Cultural and sports events are offered throughout the year, with free admission to Alma College students, faculty and staff for most college-sponsored events. In addition to the college’s excellent fine arts programs, an active community of local artists has formed music, theatre and art guilds with a loyal regional following. Alma’s Division III Athletics program offers intercollegiate competition in 22 varsity sports.

For more information

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Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce

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City of Alma

http://www.ci.alma.mi.us/1/307/index.asp

Alma Public Schools

http://www.almaschools.net

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