Central’s DEPARTMENT OF Philosophy and Religious Studies seeks a lecturer in Biblical Studies. The successful candidate will teach survey courses in Old Testament and New Testament studies, as well as intermediate-level coursework in the Gospels, the Prophets, and electives of their choice. Religious studies courses are part of Central’s general education curriculum and attract students from all disciplines. Applicants should have a strong foundation in Biblical Studies, especially in the New Testament. The ability to offer coursework in a non-Western tradition (e.g., Judaism) or modern religious thought, or to supervise ministry internships, is helpful but not required. Potential candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching, and have an understanding of, and appreciation for, the liberal arts environment.
Central’s department of philosophy and religious studies is comprised of collegial and dynamic faculty who are committed to the liberal arts as well as to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Although philosophy and religious studies are separate programs within the department, it is important that the successful candidate be open to engaging in dialogue with students and colleagues on questions of faith and reason.
Graduates have pursued advanced degrees in religious studies and philosophy, as well as ministry and other careers. Over 93% of Central graduates are employed, in graduate school, or completing meaningful service within one year of graduation.
To apply for this position visit http://www.central.edu/job-seekers/ . Review of applications beginsimmediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background investigation. Please submit the following materials online:
a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at liberal arts, residential college
a curriculum vitae
copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
a one-page statement of teaching philosophy
Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.
Applicants should have a PhD in Religious Studies or related field and be committed to excellence and innovation in a liberal arts educational environment. ABD candidates with significant teaching experience may also be considered.
About Central College
Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.