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Assistant Professor of Religion

Qualified Applicants

Qualified applicants must submit information requested in the job posting. Unless otherwise specified, review of applicants will continue until positions are filled.

Assistant Professor of Religion

Job description: The Department of Humanities at Newberry College seeks an Assistant Professor of Religion (tenure track) with expertise in Theology or Practical Ministry and Race to begin August 2021. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to teaching intersectional and global perspectives. An initial duty of the position will be to participate in the design and implementation of a new bachelor’s degree in African American Studies. Teaching load will be 4/4, including at least two first-year-level classes each semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of working with diverse populations and engaging students through personalized pedagogies to be active participants in their learning. As well, the candidate will have alternative strategies to help students grasp material and build confidence in their abilities.


About Newberry College: Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Synod of South Carolina and Adjacent States, the college has maintained its association with the Lutheran church. Today, Newberry College prepares students in the Lutheran liberal arts tradition through a supportive academic community for lifelong intellectual and personal development, meaningful vocation, and engaged citizenship in the global society. Newberry College is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to giving all students opportunities for success through service and personal attention. The candidate should have intercultural competence and a history of success working with students from diverse and underrepresented populations.


Qualifications: The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong aptitude for teaching. Ph.D. or D.Min. from an accredited university in a field related to Theology or Practical Ministry and Race is required.


Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Applicants should send

  • C.V.,

  • letter of interest,

  • three letters of recommendation, and

  • contact information for three professional references.

Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts of graduate coursework. Electronic application materials are preferred and should be emailed to Professor David Rachels at Please include “Faculty, Department of Humanities, Religion” in the subject line.


Job descriptions reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified and shall not necessarily be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Job descriptions do not constitute an employment agreement or contract of employment, expressed or implied. Unless designated in writing and signed by the College President, all College employees are considered to be EMPLOYED AT WILL. Newberry College reserves the right to change, alter and amend job descriptions, functions and duties at the pleasure of the College President or Board of Trustees.

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