Visiting Instructor of Religion or Philosophy

Presbyterian College
South Carolina, United States
Mar 08, 2019
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

 Religion and Philosophy

Position: The Department of Religion and Philosophy invites applications for a one-year visiting Instructor, or Assistant Professor, of either Religion or Philosophy for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of a general education course on Religion and Human Experience as well as upper-level courses in Religion and/or Philosophy. The Religion and Human Experience class is a thematic introduction to religion that encourages students to recognize the presence and diversity of religion in our society and world, to appreciate its historical and ongoing significance, and to examine Christian faith in this context. The instructor may also teach courses that fit our Texts and Traditions category of General Education, which ask students to explore how classic texts in religion and philosophy address meaning and ethical responsibility in human life, or other courses that complement our existing offerings in Bible, theology, and philosophy. Total teaching responsibility is seven courses per year, with enrollment in each course up to 25-30 students. All courses are taught independently by the instructor.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in religion, philosophy, or some related field is preferred, but we will consider applicants who are ABD. The most competitive applicants will have strong evidence of independent teaching at the college level.

Presbyterian College:  Presbyterian College is a four-year undergraduate liberal-arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. The college supports academic freedom and encourages community involvement. Located in Clinton, South Carolina, PC is approximately 40 minutes from Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and about one hour from Columbia, South Carolina. The region offers abundant opportunity for social and recreational activities, including a thriving main street in Greenville, performing arts centers in Greenville and Spartanburg, outstanding hiking and trail biking, numerous lakes for boating, and easy access to Charlotte and Asheville, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Application: Interested candidates should submit to Dr. Bob Bryant, Religion and Philosophy Search Committee Chair, the following: (1) a letter of application indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, (2) a curriculum vitae, including three references, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy. Emails should be sent to Review of applications will begin March 18, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Presbyterian College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College seeks to hire the most qualified candidate and does not discriminate against any legally protected class.