The Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at Rowan University invites applications for a Lecturer in Religion Studies, a full-time, 10-month, non-tenure track, renewable faculty teaching position with benefits, to begin September 1, 2018. Assuming successful recontracting reviews and continued programmatic need, the position is renewable for progressively longer periods of time, for two, three, four, and then five years per contract. In addition, the position has a promotion path to Senior Lecturer and Master Lecturer.
Ph.D. in Religion Studies or related field. Specialization desired in the following areas: Biblical Studies, Religion and Society, or Interreligious Dialogue. Successful candidates will have capacity to teach a wide range of undergraduate Religion Studies courses. Excellent teaching and communication skills, commitment to undergraduate education, and some scholarly activity required.
Teaching all levels of undergraduate Religion Studies courses, with competence in teaching some courses in areas of Biblical studies, methodology course for religion studies, interreligious dialogue, or other selected topics in religion studies such as religion and politics, religion and media, or religion and nature. A 4/4 (fall/spring) teaching load is required, with the option to teach overloads and the possibility of teaching summer classes for additional compensation. In addition to teaching responsibilities, successful candidates will be required to make meaningful and substantive service contributions, including attending monthly departmental meetings, holding regular office hours, advising and mentoring students, and participating in other department, college, and university service at the discretion of the department. In addition, successful candidates are expected to act as advisor to the Rowan Religion Studies Club. Successful candidates will also be expected to participate in professional development to stay current in their content area.
STARTING DATE: September 1, 2018
Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity) with approximately 17,300 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, with additional campuses in Camden and Stratford. The University comprises seven colleges and five schools: the William G. Rohrer College of Business; the Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; the Colleges of Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science and Mathematics; the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University; the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the School of Health Professions; and the School of Earth and Environment. Rowan is one of two public universities in the country to offer M.D. and D.O. medical degree programs. The institution is also home to the South Jersey Technology Park, which fosters the translation of applied research into commercial products and processes. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked third among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) is the second largest college at Rowan University with seven departments, seven interdisciplinary programs, and fifteen majors. The College also houses a number of Centers and Institutes that serve both research and pedagogical functions. CHSS places a strong emphasis on exceptional teaching, research and service. CHSS’s mission is to empower, transform, and engage students and faculty, as well as the global communities in which we live. CHSS actively supports faculty research and strives to include faculty as full partners in governance within the College.
The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers a B.A. in Religion Studies and a Minor in Philosophy and Religion. The Department contributes significantly to Rowan's mission to create graduates who are life-long learners and ethically responsible citizens, sensitive to cultural and ethnic diversity and engaged in advancing our global society. To learn more about the Department, please click here: https://academics.rowan.edu/chss/departments/philosophy/index.html
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2018.
Please submit a cover letter (including why you are well-suited for this position and how you apply your teaching philosophy through specific examples of teaching practices), curriculum vitae, transcripts of undergraduate and graduate studies, three recent letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and supporting materials such as syllabi and teaching philosophy.
Please direct any questions to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Dianne Ashton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Internal Number: 492635
About Rowan University
A leading public institution, Rowan University combines liberal education with professional preparation from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Rowan provides a collaborative, learning-centered environment in which highly qualified and diverse faculty, staff, and students integrate teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, and community service. Through intellectual, social and cultural contributions, the University enriches the lives of those in the campus community and surrounding region.