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HERC: Metro New York & Southern Connecticut Assistant Professor, Comparative Religions and/or Theologies Tenure Track in Jamaica, New York

Employer Name: St. John's University

Assistant Professor, Comparative Religions and/or Theologies Tenure Track JOHN'S UNIVERSITY ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES Department of Theology & Religious Studies Assistant Professor, Comparative Religions and/or Theologies - Tenure Track The Institution St. John's, established in 1870, has three New York City campuses: international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study-abroad locations worldwide. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship, and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of online programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. Commitment to Inclusion A dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. Our Vision Statement notes that our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is the cornerstone and oldest division of St. John's University. The College offers three undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts. Although the College has always emphasized the liberal arts tradition, we offer over thirty majors and forty minors in the arts and sciences, with dual degree programs in business and education. The college's graduate division provides numerous programs leading to master's and doctorate degrees. St. John's College serves approximately 3300 undergraduate and graduate students. Faculty in the College also teach most courses in the University's core curriculum, which every St. John's University undergraduate student takes regardless of college/school or major. For additional information, please visit http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences . The Department of Theology and Religious Studies The Department of Theology and Religious Studies includes twenty full-time faculty and over thirty adjunct faculty. We serve undergraduate students in Queens, Staten Island, and on the university's global campuses, and we offer a Master of Arts in Theology on our Queens campus and online. Our faculty members embrace the teacher-scholar ideal, maintaining active research agendas while delivering excellent instruction in the classroom. Over the years, several of our faculty members have been selected to participate in the nationally competitive summer workshops on teaching sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religious Studies. Our faculty publish widely across a range of theological sub-disciplines. http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/schools-and-colleges/st-johns-college-liberal-arts-and-sciences/theology-and-religious-studies . Responsibilities The Department of Theology and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in comparative religions and/or comparative theologies (with a preference for expertise in Hinduism and/or Buddhist traditions, within a comparative interreligious context) beginning in the fall 2024 semester. We seek a scholar with a strong interest and ability to teach both introductory and specialized courses for a diverse undergraduate student population, with a normal teaching schedule of 3 courses per semester. Qualifications The candidate may be a specialist in one or more disciplines, including comparative religion or comparative theology, textual or historical studies, ethics, or spirituality. The candidate will possess a doctoral degree in religious studies or theology by the time of the hire, a teaching portfolio demonstrating successful teaching experience in inclusive classroom environments, will demonstrate potential for publication in refereed scholarly journals, and be committed to the university's Roman Catholic and Vincentian mission, as well as its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The department is eager to attract candidates that represent the rich diversity of the students we proudly serve in the New York Metropolitan area. In addition, we seek candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Application Process Application review by the department's search committee (Drs. Christopher Denny, John Fitzgerald, Patrick Flanagan, Habibeh Rahim, and Jean-Pierre Ruiz) will begin on December 13, 2023, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online with a letter of application addressing teaching philosophy in a mission-based institution that values diversity, equity, and inclusion; curriculum vitae; an example of scholarship; and arrange to have three (3) letters of reference sent electronically to: Patrick Flanagan C.M., Ph.D. flanagap@stjohns.edu Associate Professor and Chair Department of Theology & Religious Studies St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. I understand that any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education. In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $77,000 - $82,400. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. To apply, visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/StJohnsEdu/Careers/jobs/219420 Copyright 2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-0363aaa0179dd84787cfd1d4c302415a