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Adjunct Instructor for Religious Studies

Description of Job

The Religious Studies Department at Edgewood College seeks adjunct instructors for up to three courses taught during Fall 2023. 


Course Descriptions:

RS 281-002: An overview of Christianity in the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present. The course will consider selected Christian beliefs and practices drawn from a variety of Protestant and Catholic traditions. It will examine key American figures, movements, and texts in relationship to their cultural, political, and theological contexts.

RS 406-002: In this seminar students select and investigate a theme/problem/issue through academic inquiry, scholarly research, community-based learning, and intellectual reflection. In so doing, they will develop integrative, creative theories and solutions to contemporary human issues and problems; strive to harmonize their own beliefs with their intellectual, critical, and cultural development; and deepen their own spiritualities with a vision toward justice, peace and the common good. 

COR 130D:  Through the investigation of a contemporary social and/or environmental issue, the COR course serves as an introduction to the Dominican Catholic Intellectual Tradition where study, contemplation and action empower us to build a more just, compassionate, and sustainable world. Integrating insights from several academic disciplines, students learn how scholars approach the issue, use Catholic Social Teaching and other spiritual and ethical wisdom to inspire and guide solutions, and work together for the common good. While examining the role played by beliefs and values in both the problem and the proposed solutions, students explore who they are, work together in dismantling the structures of injustice, and care for the Earth.  This course explores the ecological teachings and practices emphasized by the world’s Religious and Spiritual traditions in their response to contemporary environmental concerns. Students discover connections between their own spirituality and what they are learning about ecology from science, other academic disciplines, and from their own collaborative efforts to live more sustainably.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

Master’s degree in theology, biblical studies, or a related discipline, or be a candidate for a Ph.D. in these disciplines.

For Questions, contact Jill Kirby at jkirby@edgewood.edu

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - ARLG
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: officeofacademicaffairs@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer