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Open Rank Faculty Member in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology in Religion Department

Employer
Calvin College
Location
Michigan, United States
Salary
Not specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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RELIGION FACULTY OPENING, Full-time

Calvin College is seeking a full-time tenure-track faculty member in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology to join the Department of Religion beginning August 2019. The rank of the position is open.

 

REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. Primary expertise in Biblical Studies or Christian Theology is required. Successful candidates will have a PhD.

Faith and Educational Commitment

1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition, affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church. See Educating for Shalom.

2. Commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith with learning and student development.

Diversity Commitment

Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

 

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES

The standard faculty load is 21-24 semester hours distributed over two semesters and a January interim term. Faculty are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.

 

FACULTY RESOURCES

Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs. Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see http://www.calvin.edu/admin/provost/scholars/).

 

ABOUT THE RELIGION PROGRAM

A department in the humanities, the Department of Religion teaches courses in Biblical Studies, Christian Theology, and World Religions, along with cognate subjects. It teaches courses fulfilling Calvin College’s general education requirements, for which most students take two Religion courses, and offers a Religion Major, Religion Minor, and a Religion Minor in Secondary Education.

 

ABOUT CALVIN COLLEGE

Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose

personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website: http://www.calvin.edu/go/facultyopenings.

 

TO APPLY

Please submit 1) a full curriculum vitae; 2) a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, including your interest in teaching and scholarship at a Reformed Christian college; and 3) at least three letters of recommendation. Send these documents to the Dr. Kenneth Pomykala, Chair, Department of Religion, Calvin College, 1845 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402 (pomk@calvin.edu) by September 26, 2018.

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