Lecturer in Religious Studies
The Department of Religious Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, invites applications for a lecturer position to begin in August 2021. Candidates with a broad range of expertise are encouraged to apply, and the successful candidate will contribute to some of the department’s curricular strengths in religion, race, gender, sexuality, health, and social change. They will also have the opportunity to offer their expertise in revising our core curriculum courses for our diverse undergraduate population. The lecturer will teach a 4-4 schedule in the academic year with the option of teaching additional summer classes. Lecturers’ overall effort divides between teaching (80%) and service (20%).
The lecturer will join an interdisciplinary department whose faculty are committed to advancing academic understandings of how religion informs and shapes public life. There are opportunities for growth and support in the position including providing leadership in shaping undergraduate core curriculum and lower-division courses; university-level teaching fellowships and grants through the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, & Online Education; leadership in instructional innovation through applied learning, department and university-wide mentoring; and successive promotion to the ranks of Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer.
The selected candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Religious Studies and participate in service at the department, college, and/or university levels (essential). Applicants are required to have a PhD in Religious Studies or a related discipline at the time of the appointment (essential). We welcome a variety of methodological approaches alongside a demonstrated expertise in instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and experience engaging diverse student populations in and beyond the classroom (essential). The successful candidate should also have the ability to dynamically teach introductory courses including Introduction to World Religions (essential) as well as contribute to the department’s applied religious studies foci (preferred). Additionally, the candidate will also exhibit a commitment to building a diverse, welcoming environment for faculty, staff, and students (preferred).
Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter which explicates pedagogical development and experience teaching diverse student populations and/or how the candidate considers diversity in their research program or teaching philosophy; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample of past and/or potential teaching effectiveness, ideally at the undergraduate level; 4) names, titles, and email address for at least three professional references. Applicants should submit these materials to firstname.lastname@example.org and review of applications will begin March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Dr. Monique Moultrie (email@example.com) with any questions about the position.
Georgia State University is an innovative R-1that is a national leader using innovation to drive student success and research growth. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The department has stated commitments to serving this student body and advancing creative research by building a diverse faculty. The College of Arts & Sciences supports faculty professional success through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development. GSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. As a university with a diverse study body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring Religious Studies students.