Roanoke College — Tenure-Track Position, World Religions

Roanoke College Department of Religion and Philosophy announces an entry-level tenure-track position in World Religions beginning in August 2017.  Area of specialty is open. Areas of competence must include Islam. Knowledge of Judaism is desirable but not necessary. The successful candidate must evidence excellent teaching and a strong research program. The successful candidate must also be able to teach an introductory course in world religions, an intermediate-level course in methodologies in the study of religion, and upper-level courses in his or her areas of specialty.  S/he must also teach in the College’s general education program, which includes a course addressing questions of ethical value along with other courses.  Teaching load is 6 courses per year, plus a three-week intensive learning course every third year.  This person should be able to engage with colleagues in a church-related college that reflects and welcomes a variety of religious traditions, and seeks to nurture a dialogue between faith and reason as well as interfaith dialogue.

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia.  A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit the following materials electronically: letter of interest, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three current letters of recommendation to Ms. Judi Pinckney ( We will be interviewing on Saturday and Sunday (11/19-11/20) at the AAR in San Antonio. For best consideration submit all materials by November 4th.