The Department of Humanities at Marshall University, comprising Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022. The Department seeks scholars from any of these (or related fields) who will directly complement our strengths. The hallmark of Humanities at Marshall is interdisciplinary study. Our majors are required to take courses team-taught in two of our three disciplines, and the topics have ranged widely including, animal ethics, literature, monstrosity & cultural spectacle, divination, aesthetics, film, and many others. Our professors regularly team-teach outside of Humanities in the Honors College, and participate in interdisciplinary events sponsored by the college and the university. Humanities is additionally actively involved in the Film Studies, Sermon Studies, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies programs.
The position is open, but special consideration will be given to candidates who can enhance our current strengths in Ancient Greek language and literature, and also contribute to our current offerings in Christian literature, Christian history, or Ancient and Classical Mediterranean religions. Ideally the candidate would be able to generate and coordinate a curriculum that would complement our strengths in Asian religions. Additional teaching competence in Latin language is preferred but not required. This could be creatively combined with other specializations in literature, arts, pop culture, performance, digital humanities or film.
We are open to innovative teaching techniques, and with the 4-4 teaching load, there is room for experimentation. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to develop our program, perform service to the department and the college, and engage in research.
The candidate must demonstrate a strong record in or promise for undergraduate teaching, and ability to work in a multifaceted environment.
Applicants should submit a cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience, two syllabi, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages in length, and three letters of recommendation. Additional material may be requested later in the process. Questions may be addressed to Del Chrol, Chair of Humanities, firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration all materials must be received by April 15, 2022. Apply online at https://www.marshall.edu/human-resources/job-opportunities/ .
We will be conducting interviews May 2022.
The department also seeks candidates who will contribute to the University’s general education curriculum and its emphasis on using high-impact teaching practices, particularly those affiliated with one (or more) of the institution’s pedagogical initiatives (e.g., Community-based Learning, Critical Thinking, First Year Seminar, Writing Across Curriculum, etc.). Additionally, the ideal candidate will contribute to the College’s support of interdisciplinary programs of study.
Candidates interviewing on campus are permitted to have unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) at the on-campus interview.
The candidate must have a Ph.D. or be ABD with completion of the degree by August 2022.
The candidate must be able to perform all essential job duties as outlined in the job description.
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