Visiting Assistant Professor in Religious Studies – Claremont McKenna College

Application review begins March 14.

The Department of Religious Studies at Claremont McKenna College (CMC) invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professorship in the History of Christianity, specializing in Renaissance/Reformation, Early Modern Europe and/or Global Christianity. The position will begin on July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment. The successful applicant will teach courses in History of World Christianity, European Reformations, Religion and Politics in Early Modern Europe, and other related areas. The teaching load is five courses per year. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to maintain a high-quality research program and the highest standards of excellence in teaching.

Given the College’s commitment to cultivating an inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds, political opinions, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

Applications should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement; teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s ability to teach, mentor, and inspire students representing a broad range of backgrounds; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a writing sample or one or more publications/working papers. Applicants must also submit the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references; an email will be automatically sent to them with a link to upload their confidential recommendation letter. Please upload application materials at:

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning March 7, 2023. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

Claremont McKenna College is a highly selective undergraduate institution ranked among the top liberal arts colleges nationally. It is part of The Claremont Colleges, which also includes Pomona College, Scripps College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. The Claremont Colleges consortium constitutes an academic community of more than 9,000 students. Claremont is located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Claremont McKenna College is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups in higher education.

Completed Applications will include the following:

  • Cover Letter – required
  • CV – required
  • Research Statement – required
  • Teaching Statement – required
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness – required
  • Diversity Statement – optional if already included in the teaching statement
  • Reference Letter: 3 fields – required (2 more optional)
  • Writing Sample: 1 field – optional if they have already uploaded a publication / working paper with full citations
  • Publication and/or Working Paper: 3 fields – optional (for uploading up to 3 most recent or most notable publications or working papers)
  • Supplemental Document: 3 fields – NA

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