The Religion Department is comprised of a vibrant community of teacher-scholars who hold leadership roles across the university and the academy; the successful candidate will contribute to that community. Qualified candidates will possess the desire and skill to teach diverse undergraduate students and a demonstrated commitment to inter-religious competency. This candidate will teach the University-required introductory course "Religion, Vocation, and the Search for Meaning" as well as lower and upper division courses within the department and beyond. Offerings may include cross-listed, interdisciplinary, and short-term study abroad courses. Additional responsibilities include mentoring students and serving on departmental and university committees. Scholarship and contributions to the academy are both supported and expected.
Preferred candidates will have expertise in Hinduism, Buddhism, or other indigenous Asian religions. Ph.D. or equivalent required by time of appointment.
Augsburg University offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church,and shaped by its urban and global settings. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.
To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, CV and official transcripts, writing sample, and evidence of teaching quality (syllabi and evaluations). In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community. Review of complete applications will begin October 31, 2019. As part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references.
Initial interviews will take place at the 2019 American Academy of Religion in San Diego, CA. Additional opportunities via Skype or Zoom will be made available.
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.