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Religious Perspectives on the Environment, 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 240: Religious Perspectives Environment (Environmental Studies cross-list)

The current environmental crises rest on a layer of philosophical and religious assumptions that are often challenged. Are human beings the center of the universe? Is humankind’s mandate to dominate nature? Does nature belong to human beings or do human beings belong to nature?  The class will explore contemporary ecological visions and action programs embedded in the teachings and practices of religious traditions around the world including Asia, North and South America, Australia, Europe, 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 Religious Perspectives on the Environment 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.