The Department of Religious Studies at Colby College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track
assistant professor in American Religion with a focus on Christianity, beginning September 1, 2023.
The teaching load is 4.5 courses, including the survey “Religion in America” and a course on
Christianity. The candidate will also be expected to offer other courses on a rotating basis, including
the department’s new core courses (“Thinking About Religion Today” and “Senior Capstone”) and
courses contributing to American Studies and to African American Studies. We welcome courses that
complement the current curriculum, especially ones that address issues of gender, sexuality, race,
ethnicity, and class. Such courses may include, but are not limited to, “Religion and Politics in the US”
and “African-American Religion.” The department values collegiality, intensive engagement with
students, and faculty contributions to the life of our diverse community, both within the college and
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel
decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational
objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race,
color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or
ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status,
parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental
disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.
Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand no later than Sept. 1, 2023. Full-time teaching experience
preferred, ideally in a liberal arts setting. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment both to
excellence in teaching undergraduates in an inclusive, nonsectarian environment and to outstanding
scholarly research. Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college recognized for excellence in
undergraduate teaching and close student-faculty interaction. We are especially interested in
candidates whose research interests advance the understanding of diversity and equity and whose
courses contribute to multiple departments and interdisciplinary programs.
Applicants should submit the following to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/112793
1. cover letter
2. curriculum vitae
3. three confidential letters of recommendation
4. statement of teaching philosophy that shows a commitment to inclusive teaching and engagement
with students in a diverse, nonsectarian context
5. statement of research interests, including attention to the ways in which they might inform the course
offerings and/or provide opportunities for collaboration with students
6. a representative sample of current scholarship.
Review of applications will begin on October 12 and continue until the position is filled.
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