Luther College is an undergraduate liberal arts college with a
population of eighteen-hundred students. Our faculty and students
are highly engaged in academics and research, music programs,
athletics, social justice, sustainability, and service. Founded in
1861 by Norwegian immigrants, Luther values its heritage, just as
it values the diversity of its students, staff, and faculty, who
hail from many faith backgrounds and heritages. Coming from 44
states and 62 countries, 14% of our students are domestic students
of color and 10% are international students.
Our location in the beautiful Driftless region of Northeast Iowa
offers a wealth of opportunities not often found in small towns.
The economic vitality of the Decorah area is attributable to being
a regional hub for outdoor recreation, two nationally recognized
healthcare systems, top ranked schools, business, agriculture,
specialty retail, dining and tourism. In a scenic rural setting, we
are an easy 70-mile drive to three urban areas including Rochester,
MN, home of Mayo Clinic and an IBM major campus.
Luther College is committed to increasing the diversity of our
faculty, with a focus on mentoring and providing development
opportunities and support to new faculty cohorts. This support
includes new faculty workshops, development and research funding,
faculty mentoring groups, providing membership to the National
Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), and
opportunities through the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM).
Applicants from historically underrepresented groups, in particular
ethnic, racial and gender groups are encouraged to become a
Position and Qualifications: Luther
College seeks a Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in
Biblical Studies. This is a one-year leave replacement position to
begin late August 2022. Ph.D./Th.D. preferred at time of
appointment; exceptional ABDs will be considered (Instructor rank).
Teaching experience required. Specialization may be in Hebrew Bible
or New Testament; an emphasis on gender/race-related or global
approaches is welcomed. The successful candidate will have
enthusiasm to teach introductory biblical studies courses and other
undergraduate courses in biblical studies and religion. We are
seeking a candidate who enriches our current faculty’s interests
and expertise and who can contribute to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community through their teaching,
research, and service. Full-time teaching load is three courses
fall term, one course January term, and three courses spring term.
This position will teach five sections of introductory biblical
studies and two additional courses designed according to interest
and college need. Active engagement in scholarship is also
Apply: Review of applications begins
February 4, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.
https://luthercollege.hiretouch.com. Applicant’s dossier
- letter of application
- curriculum vitae
- evidence of effective teaching (student evaluations, sample
syllabi, other course materials)
- unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts
- three letters of recommendation (the college will send an email
link to each letter writer identified in application process to
upload their letter)
Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Robert
Shedinger, Chair, Biblical Studies Search Committee, Luther
College, 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa, 52101; telephone:
563-387-1276; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information about the college is available by visiting
the college website, www.luther.edu. Questions
regarding the application process should be directed to email@example.com.
The Department of
Religion has 7 full-time equivalent faculty and offers a major
and minor. The College requires all students to complete one course
in biblical studies and a second course in religion. Normal class
size is twenty-five students.