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Religious Studies: Visiting Lecturer – NEW!

Employer
Hollins University
Location
Roanoke, VA

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

Job Details

(posted 4/12/24)

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a one-year, full-time Visiting Lecturer of Religious Studies beginning July 1, 2024. Please visit this web page (https://www.hollins.edu/about-hollins/jobs/) to learn more about Hollins; its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice; faculty development; the university’s students; and the Roanoke Valley.

Position and Qualifications

The GPS department includes four separate major programs of study in sociology, religious studies, political science, and international studies and one minor program of study in social justice. Each of the programs uses an interdisciplinary approach with some shared courses and collaborative teaching based on the common research and teaching interests of faculty members. Hollins University places a high value on interdisciplinarity in its course offerings.

The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained scholar of religion. Applicants must be able to teach introduction to religion, two hundred-level courses in one or more of the world’s religions and theories of religion, and related introductory and upper-level electives in their area of expertise. Preferred areas of expertise include race, class, disability, gender, and religion; indigenous traditions; social justice; and environmental ethics to complement existing strengths in the department. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the Hollins core curriculum. The position carries a course load of three courses per semester.

Candidates must have either a completed Ph.D. or ABD status in religious studies or a related discipline and be able to demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence and innovation at a liberal arts institution. Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and a commitment to advancing Hollins University’s dedication to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusive excellence. Candidates must also indicate that they value mentoring students.

About Hollins

Hollins University is dedicated to academic excellence, creativity, belonging, and preparing students for lives of purpose. Hollins provides an outstanding and academically rigorous undergraduate liberal arts education for women and entrepreneurial and innovative graduate programs for all in a gender-inclusive environment. The university promotes opportunities for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and offers real-world experience through global internships supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

Application Process

Screening of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter; and
  • A curriculum vitae.

Candidates advanced to the second stage of review will be invited to submit the following materials:

  • Three letters of recommendation (at least one of which must focus specifically on teaching experience and abilities); and
  • Unofficial copy of graduate school transcripts.

Applicants should submit materials to gps@hollins.edu. The selected candidate will be asked to submit official transcripts to the Office of the Provost, and once they accept a contingent employment offer, a criminal history background check will be conducted. For questions about the position, please contact Associate Provost Dr. Darla Schumm (dschumm@hollins.edu).

An equal opportunity employer, Hollins fosters diversity and inclusiveness at every level of the university.  Persons of all genders, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

Visit www.hollins.edu for more information.

Organization

Working at Hollins University

Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum and cocurricular programs prepare students for lives of active learning, fulfilling work, personal growth, achievement, and service to society.

The Hollins community sustains talented students engaged in challenging study, and productive scholars and artists devoted to teaching and to the advancement of knowledge. Experiential learning, study abroad, and internships enhance the academic program. The hallmarks of a Hollins education are creativity and effective self-expression, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and independent inquiry and the free exchange of ideas.

Hollins nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others, encourages and values diversity and social justice, and affirms the equal worth of women and men. Our university motto, Levavi Oculos, calls us to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions.

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