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Robert B. and Anna E. Oliver Endowed Chair of World Religions

Illinois, United States
Not specified
Posted date
May 9, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College (IL) invites applications at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor for the Robert B. and Anna E. Oliver Endowed Chair of World Religions.  This full-time, tenure track position was established in 2019 through a generous gift that provides ongoing support for the salary, benefits, and significant funding for research and scholarly activities.

We seek a distinguished scholar with strong teaching, scholarly publications, and a commitment to the integration of Christian faith and learning.  With this endowed chair, the School of Biblical and Theological Studies will be situated to provide students with the resources and tools necessary to engage our neighbors faithfully with the gospel and lovingly as global citizens.

A Ph.D. in Comparative Religions, Religious Studies, Anthropology of Religions or a related field is required.  A strong research, teaching and mentoring record that supports an appointment to rank is also necessary.

Please send a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae by email to Linda Bretz, administrative assistant to BTS, at  An application will be sent to promising inquirers.  Review of applicants will begin in August 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant.  Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body.  We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom.  For more information about Wheaton College visit:

Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work.  In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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