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Part Time Faculty - Religious Studies
DATE:   5/14/2013
JOB TITLE:   Adjunct Faculty - Religious Studies
JOB STATUS:   Part Time
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Chair - Religious Studies
DEPARTMENT:   Religious Studies
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs
SALARY:   $2100 per course

The Department of Religious Studies has openings for adjunct faculty for two sections of World Religions (8 AM and 9:05 AM) in the fall 2013 semester.  Class size is 35 students per section.  Review of material will being immediately.

  • On a part time basis
  • Instructs students in a survey of world religions, covering the beliefs, practices, institutions, etc. of such religions as Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Confucianism;
  • Designs and grades all tests, quizzes, papers, and other appropriate assignments to evaluate students;
  • Maintains a class record and attendance book.

  • Thorough knowledge of subject matter and current pedagogical strategies;
  • Ability to plan and present instructional material in a clear, logical and concise manner, with timely follow-through in response to questions and student-evaluation instruments;
  • Ability to maintain respectful teacher-student relationship, and to foster supportive collegial atmosphere in classroom;
  • Sound professional judgment and demeanor; initiative and resourcefulness instructing students in a general-education course which draws enrollment from non-major undergraduates from the four colleges of the university (Education, Business, Hospitality & Tourism, and Arts & Sciences).

Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Master's Degree or higher academic credentials;
  2. Experience in teaching college-level coursework;
  3. Experience in teaching comparative religion/history of religions.


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