Assistant Professor of Religion


Assistant Professor of Religion

Human Resources
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
 
Designs and delivers instruction in undergraduate religion and philosophy courses offered by the School; participates in all departmental, various schools, and University-wide tasks and activities, including recruitment and academic advising.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: School of Arts & Letters
Reports To: Dean (Steven Daniell)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

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Job Description:

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Prepares lessons and delivers instruction for day, evening, and/or online courses for undergraduate students (introductory & upper-level courses).
  • Teaches undergraduate courses, such as Old Testament, New Testament, World Religions, Comparative Religion, Ethics, Logic, and Philosophy.
  • Adheres to the established class schedule and office hours. Submits contracts, book requests, syllabi, grades, evaluations, and other required paperwork and reports by due date.
  • Conducts scholarly and professional activities. Remains knowledgeable of current research activities in respective discipline by reading journal articles, attending conferences, and maintaining relationships with other fellow researchers in field of expertise.
  • Participates in curriculum and program development work for the School and the University’s general education core. Also participates in assessment and strategic planning activities.
  • Provides effective academic and career advisement to undergraduate students and participates in their scholarship activities.
  • Participates in University-wide committees and professional development activities.
  • Participates in student recruitment and retention activities.
  • Supervises and evaluates student interns as necessary.
  • Represents the University by developing and maintaining strong relationships with profit and non-profit organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Ph.D. Religion or Christian Studies (ABD Considered) 
  • Expertise in Logic.
  • Prior experience teaching undergraduate courses is preferred. 
  • Coursework in Philosophy is desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Multimedia skills and knowledge in communication technologies.
  • Thorough understanding of religion curriculum and its application in the classroom, especially as it relates to the education of students (both majors and non-majors).
  • Evidence of excellence in and commitment to teaching college religion as well as scholarship in the field philosophy studies expected.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. 
  • Ability to demonstrate and provide excellent service to both the University and the community.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, and University employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures & amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, & volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra & geometry.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to move about campus freely. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Evening and weekend hours as required by class schedule and office hours.

Initial interviews of selected candidates will be scheduled by the Chair of the Search Committee.  Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita, a cover letter, official graduate-level transcripts, three letters of reference, statement of personal teaching philosophy, and a summary of research interests to: Religion Search Committee, Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan, Fort Worth, TX 76105, or hr@txwes.edu. Visit http://www.txwes.edu/hr/ for full job description.

Contact Information


Office of Human Resources
Oneal-Sells Building, room 110

Phone: 817-531-4403
Fax: 817-531-4402
Email: HR@txwes.edu
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am - 5pm

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