Assistant Teaching Professor and Monsignor James Supple Scholar of Catholic Studies

Iowa, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Teaching Professor and Monsignor James Supple Scholar of Catholic Studies

Appointment Type: Faculty

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University invites applications for an endowed, term faculty position at the rank of assistant teaching professor in religious studies. 

The department is seeking an assistant teaching professor on Catholic Studies, with preferred specialization in Global Catholicism beyond Europe and North America (e.g., Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Oceania, East Asia, etc.). The candidate must demonstrate awareness and use of the discipline of religious studies in the classroom and is expected to contribute to service appropriate to the institution by arranging the Supple Lecture Series, a public lecture series on Catholic Studies. We especially welcome candidates interested in engaging students outside the classroom and connecting with community resources.  

We seek candidates who share in our mission of achieving excellence through diversity, inclusion, and equity. The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is firmly committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented and marginalized groups, including, but not limited to women, veterans, and people who identify as LGBTQIA.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or equivalent in Religious Studies or related discipline - must be conferred by the start date of the appointment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing and teaching undergraduate courses
  • Evidence of the ability to work with student organizations and the larger community
  • Evidence of ability to work with diverse student, faculty, and staff populations

Department/Program & College Description:
The department is home to two undergraduate degree programs and approximately twenty five faculty members. We offer a wide range of courses in Philosophy and Religious Studies that serve both the needs of our majors and the broader university mission of preparing students to be independent critical thinkers and global citizens who want to make a difference in the world. 

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Additional Information: Additional teaching resulting in an increase in appointment may be available, depending on departmental need and funding.  

Application Instructions:
Please apply online at

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Interests
  4. Contact Information for Three References

All questions regarding this position should be addressed to the search chair, Dr. George Archer:

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Job Requisition Number: R4520

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email