Assistant Professor in Religious Studies
Area: Academic Affairs
Supervisor: Dr. J. Alden Stout
Start Date: August 13, 2018
Morningside College invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in Religious Studies to begin August 2018. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in religious studies by August 1, 2018. The department seeks a generalist, but candidates must be able to teach World Religions and Christian Ethics (or a similar course that fulfills our general education requirement in ethical reasoning). Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an interest in interfaith leadership. Teaching load is 20 hours per academic year. Candidates should demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching and be enthusiastically committed to teaching and guiding research of undergraduates at a quality liberal arts college.
Morningside College is a private, coeducational, residential, comprehensive institution, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1894, the college is growing and currently serves approximately 1,300 full-time undergraduate students of diverse social, cultural, ethnic, racial, and national backgrounds, as well as over 1,600 online graduate students in Education and Nursing. Morningside confers five baccalaureate degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education, as well as two masters degrees: Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Nursing. The faculty is committed to the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for every major in the professional and career-centered curriculum. The 68-acre campus includes 23 buildings and is situated in Sioux City, Iowa, a community recognized as the economic and cultural center of Siouxland, a metropolitan region with a population of over 140,000. Morningside College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.
Screening for the position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Apply on-line only by submitting an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org entering Religious Studies Search in the subject line, and attaching a PDF or Microsoft Word files for the following documents: A cover letter, current vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, a 1-page statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. J. Alden Stout, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies (712-274-5388 or email@example.com). If the letters of recommendation are not included in the application, they must be electronically submitted to the "facultysearch" email address provided above.