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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Religious Studies is soliciting applications from qualified teachers who can contribute to either of our two majors: one is taught in-class mainly at our Webster Groves campus; the other is a new innovative online major, Religion and Global Society, which attracts students from our network of international campuses and from around the world.
We are particularly seeking qualified instructors for courses in Eastern (especially South Asian) religions, religions and sociology, religion & the media, and world religions (in-class). Broad knowledge with contemporary applications for undergraduate students is preferred over detailed erudition in such subjects as (Christian) Theology, or Church History.
Both our Religious Studies majors teach students how systems of beliefs and practices interact with ways of life, and changes in the lives of global citizens. They provide various approaches to learning about and analyzing how the systems of beliefs and practices espoused by individuals and groups shape and are shaped by national and social identities. A student who completes either of our majors should have developed an enhanced worldview and a deeper understanding of cultural and national identities and their differences through our program.
Applicants with expertise in any of the world’s religions are encouraged to apply, as well as those from any discipline whose scholarship includes knowledge of how religion(s) affect social dynamics and cultural and human relationships. To teach in our online major, those interested must have some online teaching experience (at least two online college courses), but they need not be in the field of religious studies. Successful candidates for online teaching are not required to be physically located in St. Louis, but will be required to participate in webinar training for the online program Canvas before they begin teaching.
1. Ph.D. in a field relevant to our Religious Studies major.
2. Minimum three years experience teaching at the college level.
Applicants should forward the following:
1. Brief cover letter detailing teaching experience.
2. Curriculum Vitae (including the names of two references).
3. Please do NOT send publications, articles or supplementary materials at this stage.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all our adjunct faculty needs are filled.
Please send application materials to Dr Christopher Parr, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63119; or email them to the Department Administrator, Karen Perniciaro: .
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