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Assistant Professor in Religious Studies

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Colby College
Location
Waterville, ME

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Assistant Professor in Religious Studies

Location:
Waterville, ME
Open Date:
Sep 1, 2022
Description:

The Department of Religious Studies at Colby College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track
assistant professor in American Religion with a focus on Christianity, beginning September 1, 2023.
The teaching load is 4.5 courses, including the survey “Religion in America” and a course on
Christianity. The candidate will also be expected to offer other courses on a rotating basis, including
the department’s new core courses (“Thinking About Religion Today” and “Senior Capstone”) and
courses contributing to the American Studies program. We welcome courses that complement the
current curriculum, especially ones that address issues of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and class.
Such courses may include, but are not limited to, “Religion and Politics in the US” and “African-
American Religion.” The department values collegiality, intensive engagement with students, and
faculty contributions to the life of our diverse community, both within the college and beyond.

 


Qualifications:

Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand no later than Sept. 1, 2023.  Full-time teaching experience preferred, ideally in a liberal arts setting. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment both to excellence in teaching undergraduates in an inclusive, nonsectarian environment and to outstanding scholarly research. Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in
undergraduate teaching and close student-faculty interaction. We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests advance the understanding of diversity and equity and whose courses contribute to multiple departments and interdisciplinary programs.
 


Application Instructions:

 Applicants should submit the following to Interfolio at (link):
1. cover letter
2. curriculum vitae
3. three confidential letters of recommendation
4. statement of teaching philosophy that shows a commitment to inclusive teaching and engagement
with students in a diverse, nonsectarian context
5. statement of research interests, including attention to the ways in which they might inform course
offerings and/or provide opportunities for collaboration with students
6. a representative sample of current scholarship.


 Review of applications will begin October 12 and continue until the position is filled.


Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel
decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational
objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race,
color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or
ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status,
parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental
disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of
a liberal arts college and the law.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

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Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.


Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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