Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

Employer
Skidmore College
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time


The Department of Religious Studies at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor Rank to commence in Fall 2023. Area of specialization for this position is open. The successful candidate will be methodologically innovative and will complement the department’s current strengths. We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically underrepresented in the academy. The candidate will be expected to teach RE 105 “American Gods” (an introduction to religious studies with a focus on American religions); a religious studies course that emphasizes theory and method; a course that contributes to the College’s interdisciplinary first-year seminar program; and 200- and 300-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise. The hired candidate will demonstrate a commitment to justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in their teaching, scholarship, and service. Additional responsibilities include advising students and service activities at the College. The position involves an in-person teaching load of 18 credits per year which typically equates to 5 courses per academic year.

Skidmore College is a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, with a student population of 2,600 (8:1 student-faculty ratio), 26% of whom are domestic students of color, 10% are international students, and 15% are first generation college students.

Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application includes the following materials:

1) Cover letter

2) Curriculum vitae

3) A statement on how you enact your commitments to justice (such as antiracism, feminism, decolonial practice) in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

4) Names and contact information for three references, who may be contacted at a later date.

All documents must be attached through the online application system to complete the application process. Please label your documents with your last name and what they are (e.g., “LastName_CV”, “LastName_Cover”, etc.).

Candidates who move forward in the search will be expected to provide additional materials (including a teaching statement and writing samples) at a later date. If you have questions about submitting your application through the portal, please contact Human Resources at: careers@skidmore.edu or (518) 580-5800. Other inquiries about the position should be sent to the search chair Ryan Overbey ( roverbey@skidmore.edu ) and the search committee’s Diversity Advocate Lucia Hulsether ( lhulseth@skidmore.edu ).

Education: To be considered, candidates must have a Ph.D. in religious studies or a related field by September 1, 2023.

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.

EEO STATEMENT

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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