Friday, 22 February 2013

Faculty Job

Mercer University

Mercer University's College of Continuing and Professional Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, a non-tenure track, full-time renewable position beginning August 1, 2013. The position, in the College's department of Liberal Studies, is based on Mercer's Atlanta campus with teaching responsibilities at the University's Regional Academic Centers. The Department of Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary department offering a B.A. in Liberal Studies and general education courses in the evenings and on weekends to students in the working adult programs of the University.

A record of or demonstrated potential for exemplary teaching of adult learners at the undergraduate level is required. Additional responsibilities in the College include: advising students; participating in committees as assigned; attending program, departmental, and College-wide faculty meetings; engaging in scholarly activity; maintaining the requisite number of office hours; working collaboratively with colleagues within the department, the College, and across the academic units of the University. The basic appointment is for the traditional nine-month academic year (seven course teaching load), with the possibility of additional teaching in summer.

Established in 1833, Mercer University is a private, comprehensive institution of more than 8,300 students enrolled in 11 colleges and schools with campuses located in Macon, Atlanta, and Savannah and regional academic centers located throughout the state of Georgia.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in religious studies or related discipline from an accredited college/university. Candidates will teach undergraduate courses including Introduction to Religion, Introduction to Old and New Testaments, World Religions, as well as interdisciplinary liberal studies courses. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching adult learners and who have experience in the administration of non-traditional academic programs.

Interested candidates may apply by accessing Mercer's online system at to complete a brief online application and attach required documentation including letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. In addition, candidates must have three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work sent directly to Office of the Dean, College of Continuing and Professional Studies, Mercer University, 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341-4115. Review of applications will begin April 1. 

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