Monday, 3 September 2012

Faculty Job

Furman University

Theology and History of Christianity Through the Reformation

The Department of Religion at Furman University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2013. We seek candidates who have completed the Ph.D degree; who demonstrate evidence of excellence in research and scholarship; and who have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. For this position we are looking for someone to teach and develop courses on Christian theology in its various manifestations (e.g., textual, liturgical, aesthetic, and ritual) and on the History of Christianity through the Reformation. The candidate should be well-versed in contemporary methodologies and demonstrate creative approaches to theological topics that will engage students in not only the abstract ideas but also with how theological commitments influence both individuals and society.
A teaching load of five courses each year typically will include one or two First Year Seminars. Additional offerings would include a course in Basic Christian theology; courses on the history of Christianity; and courses in historical theology based on faculty strengths and interests. The candidate will have freedom to develop courses addressing themes related to pre-modern Christian thought, e.g., Christianity and women, the church and poverty, interactions with other religions, Christianity and power, soteriology and theodicy, and the relevance of classical models for post-colonial theologies.
Applications are due by October 15, and preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Chicago. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a statement on the importance of teaching theology to undergraduates in a liberal arts context (250 word maximum), curriculum vita, and official transcripts. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Sam Britt, Chair, Department of Religion, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville, SC, 29613. Electronic versions of documents may be sent to Ms. Sharon Dilworth at
Furman University is an equal opportunity employer strongly committed to diversity within its community.

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