Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies - Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Denver is currently comprised of eight active and productive, nationally-recognized scholars in the Division of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (AHSS). The University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region and enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Carnegie Foundation classifies DU as a research university with high research activity. Our department offers BA and MA degrees in Religious Studies.
The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor with competencies in one or more of the following areas of specialization: Native American/Indigenous Religious Traditions; Religion, Gender and Sexuality; Religion and Popular Culture; Religion and Law, effective September 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach eight courses during the 2017-2018 academic year, at the undergraduate level, i.e. 2000-level courses, which in RLGS fulfill distributional requirements in the University's common (general education, core) curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to develop courses for this position, including adapting courses taught elsewhere. Courses should generally be appropriate for interested undergraduate students without significant background in Religious Studies, and should be pitched to attract students from a wide variety of majors. Interest in and the ability to teach a service learning course would be particularly welcomed.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To be coordinated with department chair.
Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, June 16, 2017, but will consider applications until the position is filled.
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The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.