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About Us

Religion and Pop Culture, 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 243: Religion and Popular Culture

This course explores the ways in which religion has figured into major works of popular entertainment of (mostly) the 20th and 21st centuries. We read novels, short stories, poetry, and comic books; watch films and television shows; play board games; scroll through Instagram and blogs; and discuss academic theories about popular culture and religion. We engage with story-tellers who have used religion to make certain arguments, examine what religion enables people to do or say in creative work, and think critically about the role religion plays in what we consume for entertainment. No prerequisites.

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 Religion and Pop Culture 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.