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Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies (Theology)

Description of Job

Edgewood College, rooted in the Dominican tradition, invites applications for a position in Religious Studies as a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2022.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their support for the college’s Dominican-Catholic mission, excellence in teaching, and potential for scholarship.  Teaching load is twelve credit hours (3/3) and includes the opportunity to teach in the College’s interdisciplinary program, collaborate with the co-curricular plans of Dominican Life (campus ministry), and participate in various liturgical activities.

As a Catholic institution in the Dominican tradition, relationship is at the heart of mission.   We seek an individual who can establish effective engagement in a community in which colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to research and teaching practices which affirm the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good. The candidate must be willing to promote independent theological research among undergraduates, participate in curricular development, and contribute to university life and governance.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

~ Ph.D. in theology; competence in Catholic theology
~ Commitment to the Dominican-Catholic identity and mission of Edgewood College
~ Ability to help articulate, theologically, our reality as a Catholic institution
~ Teaching experience
~ Potential for research and scholarship 

Preferred Qualifications:

~ Specialization in contextual theologies, moral theology or spirituality/liturgy
~ Experience teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in theology or religious studies
~ Interdisciplinary interest

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For inquiries please contact the search chair, Dr. Jill Kirby (jkirby@edgewood.edu).

To apply:  Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, a CV, a sample syllabus for an undergraduate introductory theology class, and a list of three academic references.  In the cover letter, applicants should address their experience teaching or working within a diverse community, their research interests and agenda, and their understanding of how they might contribute to the College’s mission and identity. Completed application materials should be sent to:

Edgewood College

Human Resources - VAPR

1000 Edgewood College Drive

Madison, WI 53711

E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer