Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 116) Paul's Letters
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 116, Paul's Letters, in the traditional undergraduate program in Spring 2022.
There are two sections available:
-- TRS 116-01, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 9:15 am-10:20 am
-- TRS 116-02, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10:30 am-11:35 am
These sections will be taught in person on the Moraga campus. Please note the expectation that the faculty member will conduct regular office hours, though, depending on guidelines, they might be held on-line.
This class features an in-depth examination of the letters of Paul, focusing on the misssion and message of the apostle in his Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts. Students develop a broad understanding of the apostle's work and thought, as well as an appreciation for the historic and continuing impact of these documents and their contexts.
Candidates for this position should possess an earned doctorate in Biblical Studies or a sub-field thereof. Those who have reached the ABD stage in their active progress toward such a doctoral degree (i.e., completion of all qualifying and competency examinations) will also be considered. Documented specialization in the Pauline studies is expected, and significant evidence of extensive work in the Hebrew Scriptures is hoped for. Documented specialization in biblical criticism through the lenses of race and gender is most welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching effectiveness in classes for undergraduates.
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