One-year position in Christianity of the Global South — Department of Theology, Valparaiso University

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The Department of Theology announces a search for a one-year position in Christianity of the Global South at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor to begin in Fall 2015. Ph.D. preferred, but A.B.D. candidates near completion will be considered. Candidates should have either an African or Latin American expertise and be conversant in how Christianity has interacted with other religious traditions and movements in the global south. Courses to be taught are chiefly at the undergraduate level and will include the department’s required general education course, “The Christian Tradition,” and, possibly, the University’s first-year humanities sequence.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. At the same time, candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents via Interfolio at a concise letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate-school transcripts. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted by their authors via Interfolio. Questions concerning the position may be directed to Prof. Richard E. DeMaris, chair of the search committee, at Consideration of candidates will begin on March 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

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