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Global Christianity, 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 212: Global Christianity
This course explores the origin, development, and contemporary state of Christianity with reference to the many cultures and societies that have shaped it. Beginning with the origin and early development of Christianity within the context of ancient Judaism and the Roman Empire, we consider the development of Christianity into its many contemporary forms. The focus throughout the class is on how Christianity is practiced throughout the world. Special attention is paid to how Christianity has developed in places unfamiliar to most Americans, such as Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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 Global Christianity should send electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and letter of recommendation that references teaching experience to: Catherine Benton, Chair, Religion Department, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.