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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Employer
St. John Fisher University
Location
3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Status:

Tenure Track

Overview:

St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University’s residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background. The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community.

The School of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the Schools at Fisher, offering degrees in over 20 undergraduate disciplines. The School is home to over 1,000 undergraduate students majoring in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, the School is primarily responsible for the Core Curriculum, the program of liberal arts courses that all undergraduates take as central to their academic experience. In addition to attending graduate school in any number of disciplines, graduates of the School of Arts and Sciences pursue careers in such fields as marketing, medicine, law, broadcasting, sales, human resource management, advertising and public relations, social work, media relations, information analysis, and scientific research and analysis.

LINK: https://www.sjf.edu/schools/school-of-arts-and-sciences/

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will contribute to the liberal arts intellectual life of the school, the religious studies program and the humanities by demonstrating excellence in teaching, pursuing an active research agenda, designing and teaching courses in the religious studies program and in the general core curriculum, pursuing interdisciplinary curricular collaborations, and serving on departmental, school, and/or university committees.

Education / Experience:

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in religious studies or a related field in hand by time of appointment; an active commitment to successful research; a record of excellence in college-level teaching; and a commitment to interdisciplinary curricular collaborations.

Competencies / Skills:

  • Ability to design and teach a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level in religious studies and for our Core general education curriculum.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Commitment to a consistent, high-quality scholarly agenda and high potential for publishing in peer-reviewed scholarly venues.
  • Commitment to mentoring and advising students.
  • Commitment to contributing to a climate of equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to service.
  • Commitment to community engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Supervision of Employees:

N/A

Work Environment:

University Campus

Equipment to be Used:

  • iPad
  • Computer and common computer software
  • Brightspace platform

Special Conditions for Eligibility:

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US and be available to start teaching in fall 2024.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of St. John Fisher University to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the University has employees.

The University does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email (titleix@sjfc.edu), in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).

Work Location:

3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

FLSA:

Exempt

Salary / Hourly Range:

59-69.5k

Note:

The salary range for this role is set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, qualifications, experience, and education. The above hiring range is one component of the University’s competitive Total Rewards package which can be viewed here

Posting Number:

F00136P

Desired Start Date:

08/05/2024

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicant:


St. John Fisher University, an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in Rochester, New York, invites applications for an assistant professor of religious studies, tenure-track faculty, to begin August 2024. We are especially interested in candidates who bring a broad interdisciplinary perspective and can contribute to our Core curriculum.

The search committee will give priority to applications received prior to December 15, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. St. John Fisher University is an equal opportunity employer.
Please apply to this position directly through the University’s human resources website and include a cover letter, CV and a statement of teaching philosophy. Your CV should include contract information for three references.

Company

St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University’s residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background. 

 

The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community. 

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