Assistant/Associate Professor in Religious Studies – Christianity

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Allegheny College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Religious Studies commencing August 2020. Applicants should have training in Religious Studies and hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence or potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship on Christianity with a focus in social justice.

While primary teaching responsibilities will be in religious studies, Allegheny College has committed ongoing resources to build faculty clusters with expertise in race, gender, and/or social justice who could contribute to the core curriculum in one (or more) of three interdisciplinary programs:  Black Studies, Community & Justice Studies, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies.  This position will be in the cluster program and applicants are asked to demonstrate how their teaching and research experience intersects with one (or more of) these fields in their submitted materials.  Faculty in the cluster program will be appointed in the hiring department, for this position the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, with clearly established guidelines and evaluation processes for contributions to other program(s).  The cluster program will offer professional development opportunities, and we welcome teacher-scholars who are enthusiastic about collaborating with faculty colleagues and mentoring undergraduate students in the above interdisciplinary areas.

All faculty are expected to participate in delivering college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars. A standard faculty load of 6 courses applies, with a reduced five-course load in the first year. Allegheny College is a highly selective private liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania with an increasingly diverse student body and a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. We take seriously our responsibility to increase the diversity of our dedicated faculty, recognizing that diversity is an integral aspect of high quality education. Allegheny College is committed to creating an inclusive community that actively challenges racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of bias (see Allegheny College Statement of Community). Women, racial and ethnic minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit letter of application, c.v., a sample of scholarly work or a recent publication, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a diversity statement describing how you have/could incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into your teaching, research, and/or service. Three or more confidential letters of reference should be sent separately also. Send materials to Eric Palmer, Chair, and Shawna Mook, Coordinator, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Receipt of materials will be acknowledged by application deadline of October 7, 2019. First interviews will be conducted either by skype or at AAR/SBL annual meeting. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

Posted: September 5, 2019

Revised: October 4, 2019