Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

  • Rivier University
  • Nashua, NH
  • May 04, 2021
Full time Religious Studies & Theology

Job Description

Rivier University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Religious Studies.  Reporting to the Dean of Arts and Sciences, the Assistant Professor of Religious Studies is a full-time, non-tenure line Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. The qualified candidate will join colleagues in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, which plays an important role in Rivier's Core Curriculum, Journeys of Transformation. These core courses are central to the University's undergraduate experience, and, for this reason, candidates should be deeply committed to teaching undergraduates within the context of general education. 


Candidates should be comfortable teaching a wide range of courses for non-majors. The successful candidate's teaching responsibilities will include seven courses over the academic year including 1) "God and the Created Order," a First-Year Religion Seminar each term, a core course that examines the ways in which the Christian tradition in general and Roman Catholicism in particular have articulated and explored the idea of God's relationship to humans and the non-human world, placing this articulation and exploration in dialogue with other world religious traditions. 2) three upper-division courses spread over the two semesters. Candidates with an ability to teach "Women in Christianity and Society" and "Ecotheology" are of particular interest.


Rivier University supports a diverse faculty committed to teaching in a multicultural, pluralistic environment. The successful candidate will be able to articulate why he or she is interested in teaching at a Roman Catholic University whose core mission is to "transform hearts and minds to serve the world." PhD is required by start of the academic year.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty and staff and maintain collegial relations.
  • Self-starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form.
  • Computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including word-processing and Canvas is preferred.
Appointment DateAugust 16, 2021

This position classification has been defined as exempt and is not subject to the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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