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Does God Exist?, Lecturer Part-Time


The Lake Forest College Religion Department has an opening to teach the following course during the 2020-2021 academic year, fall or spring semester:

RELG 223: Does God Exist?

This course considers arguments for and against the existence of God, as well as the resources and methods those arguments use. After some discussion of logic and argumentation, we will consider questions such as: how could one demonstrate that God does or does not exist? What would constitute ‘proof’ of such a claim? How are faith and reason working for similar or opposed ends in such arguments? What does the character of arguments for or against God’s existence say about human life and thought? To address these questions, we will consider the works of theologians and philosophers from monotheistic traditions.

Qualifications:  M.A. or Ph.D. in the academic study of religion and undergraduate teaching experience (course design, instruction and grading).  The Religion Department seeks applicants committed to undergraduate teaching who can demonstrate success in their efforts to date. 

Applicants interested in teaching Does God Exist? should send electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and letter of recommendation that references teaching experience to:  Catherine Benton, Chair, Religion Department, benton@lakeforest.edu.   Finalists will be expected to submit an official graduate institution transcript. 

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 47 states and 81 countries. At Lake Forest College, the quality of a faculty member’s teaching is the most important criterion for evaluation. The College also expects active participation in the College community.

The College is a short walk from the Metra station, making access from Chicago and Evanston relatively easy.

Salaries for adjunct faculty are competitive.  Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.