The Department of Religious Studies at Whittier College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Christian Studies, to begin Fall 2020. Areas of specialization within Christian Studies are open (possibilities include but are not limited to Christian theologies, History of Christianities, Christianity and the Environment, Christianity and Gender, Christianity and Social Justice) as are methodological and pedagogical approaches. The Religious Studies curriculum at Whittier College requires interdisciplinary collaboration in instruction and the ability to teach comparatively across different religious traditions. The successful candidate will teach a diverse range of courses related to Christianity,its various traditions in the United States and the world, its comparisons and contrasts with other religions, and its resources (e.g., textual, ritual, liturgical, theological) for critical engagement with contemporary social and political issues.
Applicants must have an active research program, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and Ph.D. must be completed by the appointment start date. Participation in college-wide programming including the liberal education curriculum, the college writing program, and/or the Whittier Scholars Program is expected. Interested candidates should submit (1) a letter of interest addressing educational experiences that correspond to the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; (2) brief research and teaching statements; (3) current curriculum vitae; (4) evidence of effective teaching (e.g. summary of teaching evaluations); and (5) the names and contact information of your letters of recommendation writers. Please arrange for the three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted directly by the letter writers. All application materials and letters of support should be submitted electronically (PDFs preferred) to email@example.com. Position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin December 1. Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity. Whittier College is committed to attracting and retaining a high quality, diverse faculty with a shared passion for student-centered teaching and mentoring. It is distinguished by its small class sizes, high-impact pedagogies, and innovative liberal arts curriculum blended with professional and pre-professional programs. It is a nationally recognized model for diversity and has no racial majority among its student body. With over 65% students of color, Whittier is designated as both an HSI and AANAPISI. Founded in 1887, it is an independent, four-year liberal arts college with about 1,700 undergraduates and is ideally situated in the scenic hills 18 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. It is an AA/EOE employer.
Whittier College is a residential four-year liberal arts institution that prepares students from diverse backgrounds to excel in a complex global society. Through challenging, interactive courses, taught by accomplished professors, students learn to make connections across disciplines, understand cultural perspectives, and integrate learning with practical application. Inspired by a Quaker heritage, the Whittier education equips students to be active citizens and effective communicators who embrace diversity and act with integrity.