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Assistant Professor of Religion (Tenure-Track)

October 03, 2017


Earlham College invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Religion, a tenure-track position. The position focuses broadly on “Religions” of South/East Asia (from either historical, ethical, social scientific and/or comparative perspectives). The ability to cover Islam is highly desired. The position in the Department of Religion begins in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching a theories and methods in religion course as well as courses of interest to at least one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs: for example, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies; Peace & Global Studies; Environmental Sustainability; Medical Humanities. The successful candidate must also be willing to teach in the College’s first-year writing sequence.

Experience & Qualifications

A Ph.D. in hand by the start date is preferred, but not required. Additionally, Earlham, as a nationally ranked liberal arts college that emphasizes enthusiasm for teaching, requires demonstrated teaching excellence, as well as an active research and writing agenda. Applicants should have language competency in their area of expertise.

The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity, inclusion and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. Earlham also encourage members of the Religious Society of Friends to apply.

Application Instructions

Candidates should send applications as a single PDF including: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and an explicit plan detailing how you will interact with and teach a diverse community. In addition, candidates should arrange for three letters of reference to be emailed. Materials should be sent to:

Tracy Lautzenheiser
Administrative Assistant
Department of Religion
Earlham College


Further materials might be requested later.

Direct questions about the position to:

Emily Filler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies
Earlham College


Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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