Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religion - 998040

  • Drake University
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Philosophy Religious Studies & Theology

Job Description

Description:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion. This visiting faculty position is renewable annually for up to 3 years.

The successful candidate will have primary expertise in Religious, Christian and/or Islamic Ethics or an adjacent field and be deeply conversant with theologies, movements and traditions that bear on relationships between religion and contemporary U.S. civic life (womanist thought, feminist and queer theologies, post-colonial theories, Black U.S.-American religion, religion and politics, etc.). We welcome applications from candidates pursuing interdisciplinary engagement. We are a small, collegial department committed to excellent teaching and innovative pedagogy. We are deeply interested in inter-religious and multi-faith dialogue and comparative projects, as well as in supporting undergraduate students (including non-majors) in developing a critical understanding of and appreciation for the role of religion (and its academic study) in civic life broadly construed. The teaching load is 3:3, and the successful candidate will be prepared to teach Contemporary Ethical Issues, Introduction to Religion, Christian Theologies, First Year Seminars as well as courses from their respective area of expertise and interest. A Ph.D. by the start of fall 2021 is preferred, but candidates who have almost completed their terminal degree (ABD) are encouraged to apply. 

Drake University is committed to cultivating an environment of inclusive excellence; we particularly welcome applications from candidates affiliated with groups historically under-represented in the profession and those who have demonstrated success in working with a diverse students, faculty and staff. As per Drake University policy, all applicants must submit a Statement of Philosophy on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Drake University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or any characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment. Inquiries may be directed to Martin Roth, Chair, at martin.roth@drake.edu.

Duties:

The teaching load is 3:3, and the successful candidate will be prepared to teach Contemporary Ethical Issues, Introduction to Religion, Christian Theologies, First Year Seminars as well as courses from their respective area of expertise and interest.

Qualifications:

A Ph.D. by the start of fall 2021 is preferred, but candidates who have almost completed their terminal degree (ABD) are encouraged to apply.

Date Available: 03/25/2021

Required Documents Message:
Cover Letter, Diversity Statement, References, Resume/CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

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