Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies

Decorah, Winneshiek County
Jan 10, 2014
Luther College invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Biblical Studies. This is a one-year, non-tenure track position beginning late August 2014, with the possibility of renewal up to a term of three years. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D./Th.D. preferred at time of appointment; exceptional ABDs will be considered (Instructor rank). Teaching experience required. Specialization may be in Hebrew Bible or New Testament. The successful candidate will have enthusiasm to teach introductory biblical studies courses and other undergraduate courses in biblical studies and religion. We are seeking a candidate who enriches our current faculty’s interests and expertise and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, research, and service. RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time teaching load is three courses fall term, one course January term, and three courses spring term. Teach five sections of introductory biblical studies plus two additional courses designed according to interest and college need. Active engagement in scholarship and advising also expected. STATEMENT ON DIVERSITY: Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and perspectives to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths or experiences that will contribute to this goal. APPLICATION INFORMATION: Review of applications begins February 11, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants’ dossiers will include: • letter of application • curriculum vitae • evidence of effective teaching (student evaluations, sample syllabi, other course materials) • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts • three letters of recommendation Apply at INQUIRIES: Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Kristin Swanson, Chair, Biblical Studies Search Committee, Luther College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa, 52101; telephone: 563-387-1346; email: Additional information about the college is available by visiting the college website, Questions regarding the application process should be directed to RELIGION DEPARTMENT: The Department of Religion has 11 full-time equivalent faculty and offers a major and minor. The College requires all students to complete one course in biblical studies and a second course in religion. Normal class size is twenty-five students.