Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Studies Department at McDaniel College

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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Religious Studies Department at McDaniel College

The Religious Studies Department at McDaniel College invites applications for a tenure- track position at the assistant professor level to begin Fall 2015. Candidates should have expertise in the Religions of North America, including marginalized as well as mainstream communities. Special preference will be given to candidates whose scholarship focuses on the contemporary mid-Atlantic region. Candidates should be prepared to contribute generally to a program in the study of religions within a secular, liberal arts setting, to participate in interdisciplinary teaching, and to contribute to the College’s First Year Seminar and other general education programs. The ideal candidate will combine excellence in undergraduate teaching with scholarly potential. Ph.D. preferred by time of appointment.

Applications should be submitted electronically at, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference (at least one specifically addressing teaching). Candidates may address questions directly to the chair of the search committee, Gregory Alles, at Review will begin on December 15, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

One of forty colleges and universities nationwide known for its success at changing the lives of its students, McDaniel College is a selective liberal arts college located in central Maryland, an hour’s drive from Baltimore and Washington, DC. Its primary commitment is to outstanding teaching and to fostering critical and creative thinking and humane and responsible action. McDaniel College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution and welcomes applications from diverse candidates and candidates who support diversity.

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