Assistant Professor, Gender and Religion in Asia, Grinnell College, Department of Religious Studies

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Grinnell College, Department of Religious Studies
Assistant Professor, Gender and Religion in Asia

GRINNELL COLLEGE. Tenure-track position in the Department of Religious Studies (Gender and Religion in Asia), starting Fall 2014. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. While the area specialty for the position is Asia broadly defined, the ideal candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course on religions of East Asia on a regular basis as well as courses on Buddhism and on religion and gender in Asia. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. The College’s curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include both introductory and upper-level courses; every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor’s choice).

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity—of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives—as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 1, 2013.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), teaching evaluations, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Henry Morisada Rietz, at [] or 641-269-3157.

Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, disability or veteran status. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at

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