Assistant Professor of Religious Studies - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

Skidmore College's Religious Studies program invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Modern Religious Thought and/or Ethics, beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. We seek candidates with expertise in the Christian tradition and are particularly interested in candidates who can engage in substantive comparisons with other religious traditions. Areas of specialization include but are not limited to: ecotheology, Liberation Theology, theology of pluralism, comparative theology, political theology, bioethics, environmental ethics, social justice, and peace and conflict. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (or expected by May 2016) and will be able to teach core courses in the discipline, including Introduction to the Study of Religion, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, and a Senior Seminar/Capstone course. Interdisciplinary program experience is also highly desirable.

Responsibilities: Skidmore is on a semester system with a normal teaching load of five courses per academic year. In addition to delivering the core courses above on a rotating basis, the candidate will also teach intermediate and advanced courses in her or his area of specialization. Periodic participation in the College's interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program and active engagement in student advising and mentoring is also required.

Minimum Qualifications

Requirements: Ph.D. in Religious Studies (or expected May 2016) strongly preferred.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Sample Syllabi

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Keyword Phrases

  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
  • Religion & Theology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description