The Bowdoin College Religion Department seeks candidates for a tenure track position at the level of assistant professor in biblical literature, to begin in the fall, 2014. Competency in biblical language(s) is expected. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment. Candidates will ideally possess expertise in ancient Mediterranean cultures; however, those with expertise in adaptations of this literature in other historical and cultural settings will also receive full consideration. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year, and develop a course rotation that includes introductory courses in Hebrew Bible and New Testament, as well as introductory and advanced courses in methods and theories in the study of religion. Applicants who can offer interdisciplinary perspectives or connections to other departments or programs on campus are desired. Bowdoin College expects that faculty will demonstrate excellence in teaching and maintain a productive research agenda. To that end, the college offers a sabbatical program including a research leave after a successful third-year review.
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. We plan to interview selected candidates at the AAR/SBL meeting or by Skype for those not attending the AAR/SBL meeting
A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college please visit our website: http://www.bowdoin.edu
Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.