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Religion Lecturer

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You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Religion Lecturer
College/Unit College of Humanities and Social and Behavorial Sciences
Home Department Department of Philosophy and Religion
Employee Group Fixed-Term Faculty - Academic Year
Employment Status Full-Time
Position Type 9 month (Academic Year)
Position Classification Fixed-Term Faculty
Position Begin Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date 05/10/2019
Position Summary

The Department of Philosophy and Religion seeks a scholar of religion specializing in social ethics, religion and health, or religion and society. Candidates must be well prepared to teach sections of a general education course entitled “Religious Dimensions of Death and Dying.”

Load: 4 sections (12 credit hours) per semester.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., or ABD with evidence of near completion, in the academic study of religion.
Graduate coursework providing appropriate preparation to teach REL 334: Religious Dimensions of Death and Dying.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications
Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. Review of applications will begin on January 8, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

About the Department

CMU’s Department of Philosophy and Religion houses twenty-one full-time faculty supporting separate undergraduate programs in Philosophy and in Religion. Nine of these faculty support the major and minor in the academic study of religion. To learn more about the department, visit the departmental website.

Posting Begins 11/01/2017
Posting Ends
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Recruitment External
About CMU

Founded in 1892, Central Michigan University has evolved into a major, national university with nearly 27,000 students, approximately 50 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, top-ranked online programs, and nearly 215,000 alumni worldwide.
CMU is a $480-million enterprise offering more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs that have been ranked among the best in the nation, such as neuroscience, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, and online programs for undergraduates as well as the online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders.
Central Michigan University complements its excellent academics with experiences outside the classroom – hands-on opportunities that enable students to find their potential and develop their ability to contribute to the world around them.
The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfilling unmet needs continues today in America’s 137th College of Medicine, which in 2017 will graduate its first class of doctors dedicated to medically underserved communities.
Employees have access to state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed national norms for many industries.
CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference and is located in a classic, tight-knit college community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Home to 26,000 of Isabella County’s more than 70,000 residents, Mount Pleasant offers a mix of outdoor features, family attractions and small-town life complemented by university culture. Mount Pleasant is just an hour or two from most of Michigan’s destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, sunset beaches on Lake Michigan, and the acclaimed “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you learn of this vacancy? Please indicate the specific source by title (i.e., CMU website, HigherEdJobs.com, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, The Chronicle, specific professional association, specific list serv, etc.):

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Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  4. Transcript Copies
  5. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Writing Sample