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About Us

Religion and Politics Lecturer (Part-Time)

The Lake Forest College Religion Department has an opening for a part-time lecturer to teach one course in the Spring 2020 semester (mid-January to early May):


RELG/POLS 230 - IREL 267:  Religion and Politics (Spring 2020)

This course examines the complex social, historical, and intellectual forces that impact the relationships between religion and politics. Students begin by exploring the historical genealogy of Western ideas about the proper role of religion in the public square. The course draws from various theoretical approaches in order to better understand particular conflict situations such as contemporary U.S. political debates on the role of religion in policy-making; the tension between Islam and democracy in Turkey; the head scarf debate in France; or the actions of Christian and Buddhist monks during the Vietnam War.  No prerequisites.

Most lecturers have earned a Ph.D. in religious studies, or are PhD candidates in religious studies.  All must have teaching experience (with full responsibility for design, instruction and grading).  The Religion Department seeks applicants committed to undergraduate teaching who can demonstrate success in their efforts to date.  

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation that addresses their teaching to Catherine Benton, Chair, Religion Department, benton@lakeforest.edu.  Finalists will submit an official graduate institution transcript.

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.