Colgate University, Department of Religion

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Position ID:Colgate-Department of Religion-VAP [#21424]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor in Religion and Global Modernity
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Religious Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2022/03/16, finished 2022/12/21, listed until 2022/09/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Visiting Assistant Professor: Religion and Global Modernity

The Department of Religion at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position: Religion and Global Modernity, beginning fall semester 2022. We seek a candidate with scholarly training in Religious Studies, as well as an ability to incorporate research interests into classroom curriculum, teaching undergraduates in a wide variety of fields, as well as religion concentrators, about religion’s importance to global modernity, e.g., religion and human rights, civic life and law.

Completion of a Ph.D. (preferably in Religious Studies) is required prior to or shortly after the date of hire. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a section of RELG 101: The World’s Religions, and contribute to Colgate University’s Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, explicitly the course CORE 152: Challenges of Modernity.

We invite applicants to submit a cover letter (1-2 pages), a CV, an article-length writing sample, evidence of demonstrated teaching effectiveness, and the names and email addresses of three individuals who are prepared to submit reference letters. An email will be sent to your references, requesting them to upload their confidential letter to your application materials. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates may want to review Colgate’s plans in this area: In their cover letter, candidates must describe how their approach to teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications must be submitted through Our review of applications will begin April 11, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Situated on the traditional lands of the Oneida Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Colgate is a vibrant liberal arts university of 3000 students located in rural New York State. Further information about the Department of Religion can be found at: Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been a victim of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Department of Religion
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346