Carleton College — Assistant Professor of Religion

Carleton College, Department of Religion, seeks a scholar/teacher (tradition/area of specialization is open) whose work engages the juncture between religion and science, religion and the body, or religion and the environment, for a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin September, 2017. Although the tradition of specialization remains open, ideal candidates will complement departmental strengths (current needs include Asian religions and pre-modern Christianity). Applicants are preferred whose work is rooted in textual and philosophical traditions (ideally but not exclusively pre-modern) and engaged with their relevance for contemporary issues.

Candidates should be committed to excellence in research and teaching, have interests in theoretical issues in religious studies, and be keen to contribute to Carleton’s interdisciplinary programs and initiatives, such as Cognitive Science, Environment and Technology Studies, Public Health, Asian Studies, or other relevant areas. Ph.D. in hand Sept 1. 2017 preferred, and necessary for Asst. Professor rank, but A.B.D. candidates will receive consideration.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Full benefits apply.

By October 14th, please complete the online application at, including electronic submission of a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcripts, 2-3 sample syllabi, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three letters of reference. Inquiries may be directed to Michael D. McNally,, Chair, Department of Religion, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR Annual Meeting in San Antonio in November.