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Religion and Capitalism Lecturer (Part-Time)

The Lake Forest College Religion Department has an opening to teach a course on Religion and Capitalism during the spring 2020 semester.  This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30-3:50 p.m.

Religion and Capitalism (RELG 232) 

Scholars have long studied the relationship between religion and capitalism. Sociologist Max Weber, one of the founders of the field of religious studies, linked Protestant Christianity and the rise of the “spirit of capitalism.” This course considers the deep connections between religion, economics, and business. Topics include Islamic banking, American Protestantism and the Gospel of Wealth, Christian socialism, religion and business ethics, the commodification of mindfulness, and capitalism-as-religion.

Candidates must have teaching experience (full responsibility for design, instruction and grading).  Minimum degree required is a Masters degree in a relevant academic field with substantial work toward a Ph.D.   The Religion Department seeks applicants committed to undergraduate teaching who can demonstrate success in their efforts to date.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Located in the Chicago metropolitan area, Lake Forest College is a private, residential liberal arts college with 1600 students from over 40 states and over 70 nations. 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, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae plus a letter of recommendation that evaluates their teaching to Cathy Benton, Chair, Religion Department, Lake Forest College, benton@lakeforest.edu.   Finalists will be expected to submit an official graduate institution transcript.