Assistant Professor in New Testament/Early Christianity

Memphis, Shelby County
Apr 25, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

RHODES COLLEGE, Department of Religious Studies, announces a two-year position as an Assistant Professor in New Testament/Early Christianity beginning August, 2014. The teaching load is six courses per year. The successful candidate will teach courses in biblical studies as part of the Life: Then and Now program, including the first course in the introductory sequence, Religious Studies 101: The Bible: Texts and Contexts. He or she will also be expected to teach in the first year of Rhodes' interdisciplinary humanities program (The Search for Values in Light of Western History and Religion) as well as in upper-level biblical studies courses of the instructor's choice. We encourage applications from individuals whose interests go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, in particular from candidates who can contribute to programs such as Africana Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies. Information on these and other interdisciplinary programs, the department, and the College can be found at Enthusiasm for teaching and the ability to teach well at the undergraduate level will be important criteria for selection. An earned Ph.D. is expected to be in hand by August 15, 2014.

Please apply online at Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references. For additional information, contact Professor John Kaltner, We will begin reviewing completed applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

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