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About Us

Comparative Religious Ethics, 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 118:  Comparative Religious Ethics

This course introduces the sources and patterns of moral reasoning within different religious traditions, both Western and non-Western. Participants compare arguments advocating specific positions on such issues as the morality of war, nature of corporate ethics, treatment of the environment, bio-ethical decision-making, rights of animals within a society, and the responsibility of government to protect its constituents.

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 Comparative Religious Ethics 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.