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.
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
2. Commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of
faith with learning and student development.
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
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.
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
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
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:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by
September 26, 2018.