Professor (Tenured or Tenure-Track) of Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, and Theology
The Department of Religion at the School of Arts and Humanities of Claremont Graduate University invites applications for a full-time position in Philosophy of Religion,Theology, and Ethics. CGU, a graduate-only institution, is a global leader in transformative graduate education; we espouse a strong set of commitments to diversity and inclusion in our student body, as well as to applied and transdisciplinary approaches to education. While the position is open rank, we seek to hire a candidate with an extraordinary record of achievement.
The successful candidate will provide leadership in our Philosophy of Religion and Theology (PRT) doctoral track, continue its unique combination of philosophy, theology, and ethics in teaching and research, and help to map out new directions in the MA and PhD programs of PRT in response to the current challenges facing contemporary philosophy of religion and theology. This person, like all faculty in the Department of Religion, is expected to contribute to the regular teaching of our two required Method and Theory courses. Additional responsibilities include participation in the university governance at different levels and collegial collaboration within the department and the university, contributions to scholarly and other communities, and collaboration with colleagues at the Claremont Colleges.
Preference will be given to a candidate highly conversant in Critical Theory. Although her/his precise area of expertise is open, given the School of Arts and Humanities’ strength in Hemispheric and Cultural Studies and our geographic location in Southern California with a proximity to the Pacific Rim, we ideally seek candidates with a commitment to enhancing our curriculum in these areas. We have a particular interest in those working in Latin American, African/American, and/or Asian/American philosophies and religious thought.
CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices. Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate have been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans.
Applicants should submit an application letter, CV, brief diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three references at https://claremont-graduate-university.workable.com/jobs/1104511. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15th 2019, and will continue the search until the position is filled. We will be conducting preliminary interviews at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego. It is our hope that the successful candidate would join the CGU faculty as early as July 1, 2020.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.