Position in Christianity, Cornell College

The Department of Religion at Cornell College invites applications for a tenure track position in Christianity. Area of Specialization is open, but we would especially welcome applications from scholars who frame their work within the interdisciplinary and global context of the contemporary world, are experienced teachers who can illuminate a variety of religious milieux that might include South Asia, Africa and/or the Americas, and who embody the ideals of the liberal arts in the classroom. Responsibilities include six courses per year, including a broad range of introductory and advanced level courses that span a variety of regions and traditions, all of which will stem from the candidate’s interest and discernment. Courses may also be taught off-campus in domestic or international locations. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D or be an advanced ABD, be an innovative teacher and an active researcher, and possess an independent vision for their work at the college.

The Department seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students. The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time calendar, under which faculty teach, and students take, one course at a time in month-long terms. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. It also attracts insightful professors who find creative ways to use the block plan to their teaching advantage. A 1:11 faculty-student ratio enables faculty, who also act as mentors, to form transformative intellectual partnerships that bring out the best in their students. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives and an active chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Founded in 1853, Cornell’s picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa—an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer’s as one of “America’s Coolest Small Towns” and located in the heart of Iowa’s Creative Corridor.

Applicants should submit a letter of introduction, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and a philosophy of teaching statement that includes commitment to diversity in the classroom and campus community to employment@cornellcollege.edu Applications submitted by November 1, 2016 will be given full consideration, but later applicants will also be considered until the position is filled, including the potential opportunity to interview for the position at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literatures in San Antonio.

Cornell College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. Cornell complies with Iowa’s smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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