The Religious Studies program in the History Department at Utah State University seeks a scholar of Judaism / Jewish Studies for a full-time, continuing position as a Lecturer. This is a non-tenure track academic year appointment beginning August 2020. Area of specialization is open. This position is designed with a primary emphasis on teaching and secondary emphasis on service in the Religious Studies program, and will be located on the university’s main campus in Logan. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching eight courses per year, with 3 each in the fall and spring and 2 in the summer, in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. In addition to upper-division courses in their area(s) of expertise, candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Religious Studies (World Religions), Introduction to Judaism, and courses that contribute to the History curriculum.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
The lecturer will be responsible for teaching eight courses per year, with 3 each in the fall and spring and 2 in the summer, in a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. In addition to upper-division courses in their area(s) of expertise, candidates must be able to teach Introduction to Religious Studies (World Religions), Introduction to Judaism, and courses that contribute to the History curriculum.
Eligible, candidates must have completed a doctoral degree in Religious Studies, History, or an adjacent field prior to December 1, 2019. At USU the lecturer position comes with the possibility of promotion in rank after some years of service.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1) CV to be uploaded to applicant profile under "Resume"
2) Cover letter to be copied and pasted into fillable form within the online application
3) List of references to be provided in the candidate profile
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.
The History Department at Utah State includes dynamic teacher-scholars in History, Religious Studies, and Classics as well as undergraduate and master's level students interested in a global field of study. The faculty values high-quality research in keeping with its research mission, but it also places the highest importance on accessible and quality teaching. The department offers majors/minors in history, history teaching, and religious studies. It also offers minors in Latin, Greek, Classical Civilization, and Latin Teaching, and two masters’ program in History and Ancient Languages and Cultures. For more information on the department, please check our websites: http://history.usu.edu/ and http://religiousstudies.usu.edu/
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
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