Assistant Professor of Religion

Minnesota, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 03, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Carleton College, Department of Religion, seeks qualified candidates for a full-time, tenure-track position in the study of Judaism at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2021. 

We are open to a range of specializations and disciplinary methods within the study of Judaism, but all qualified candidates should (a) have primary training in the religious, textual, and cultural traditions of Judaism; (b) be skilled at relating both classical and contemporary Jewish materials to their various historical, sociological, and cultural settings; (c) have a strong interest and teaching competence in theoretical and comparative issues in the field of religious studies; and (d) be keen to contribute to interdisciplinary programs such as Judaic Studies, American Studies, European Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Environmental Studies, Middle East Studies, and/or Gender, Women’ s and Sexuality Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work addresses themes such as race and gender, materiality and the body, religion and society, or violence and peacemaking.

Ph.D. preferred, but A.B.D. candidates will receive consideration. The teaching load is five courses distributed over a three-term academic year.

We seek applicants who are committed to teaching a diverse student body in a religiously-unaffiliated, highly selective, liberal arts environment. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College website and submit an on-line application that includes a cover letter, CV, two to three sample syllabi, contact information for three letters of reference, and a statement about teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how you would contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Please send inquiries to Asuka Sango (, Chair, Department of Religion, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Review of applications will begin October 5.