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Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 151)Judaism

Saint Mary's College of California
Moraga, CA
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 151) Judaism

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Nov 10, 2021
Deadline: Nov 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary's College seeks to hire a per-course adjunct faculty member to teach TRS 151, Judaism, in the traditional undergraduate program in Spring 2022.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 2:45 -3:50pm

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

Course description: Modern Jewish life is the product of more than 3,000 years of evolving thought, worship, traditions, theology, history, and civilization. This course examines these interweaving strands of Jewish civilization as it investigates the dynamic role Judaism plays for its adherents then and now. Prerequisite: TRS 097.

The ideal candidate will possess an earned doctorate in theology and/or religious studies with a documented specialization in Jewish theology, thought, and culture (or have reached the ABD stage in their progress toward a doctoral degree [i.e., completion of all qualifying and competency examinations]). Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching effectiveness (particularly among undergraduates).

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