The Religion Department seeks a full-time religion instructor to
begin in the academic year 2022-2023. We are looking for a dynamic
candidate prepared to teach a range of the department’s current
courses, with broad teaching competencies across more than one
religious and/or philosophical tradition and approaches to the
study of “religion,” as well as a candidate interested in helping
to shape tomorrow’s courses in conversation with the curricular
needs of today’s students and world. We especially encourage
applicants with teaching competencies in Islam and/or South or East
Asian religions and philosophies. We also encourage applications
from candidates with demonstrable pedagogical and professional
commitment to equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will
be an active participant across campus life at the residential
boarding school including its academic, residential and
extracurricular programs. Prior teaching experience or demonstrable
desire for teaching at an independent secondary school, college or
graduate level is preferred, as is an advanced degree in religion,
philosophy, ethics, or a relevant field.
As part of your application, please submit a cover letter with your
interest and relevant experience, a statement of teaching
philosophy, and a current C.V. Review of applications will begin
November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
We encourage all interested persons to review the religion
department course catalogue, which can be found on pages 61-65 of
the Courses of Instruction available here: https://exeter.edu/sites/default/files/documents/PEA-COI-21-22-Web-April15-2021.pdf
While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty
position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members
include the following:
- Teaching: Faculty teach four classes per trimester. All
classes are student-centered discussions around a Harkness table.
In order to meet the intellectual needs of the school’s talented
and highly motivated students, teachers are expected to be
dedicated to daily preparation for the best possible classes.
- Cultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate
respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation
toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects
of Academy life.
- Residential Life: Faculty generally reside in campus
housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s
community-centered student dormitory life. Each faculty member is
generally responsible for one weekend per month and 1-2 weeknights
per week of dormitory duty, depending on the dormitory size.
- Advising: Faculty are expected to serve as mentors to
student advisees throughout students’ time at Exeter. The adviser
is the main liaison between an advisee’s family/guardian and the
- Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally
expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities
(e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee