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Faculty Appointment, Religion & Philosophy Program, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
Title:Faculty Appointment, Religion & Philosophy Program, Department of Humanities & Social Sciences
Department:Humanities & Social Sciences

LaGrange College seeks to fill a two-year (renewable) appointment in religion, with specialization in modern American Christianity, at the rank of lecturer beginning August 1, 2023.

A Ph.D. in religion is required, although outstanding ABD candidates will be considered.  The successful candidate must have their terminal degree completed prior to the end of their second year in the position.   

The teaching load is four (4) courses per semester, including introductory courses, upper-level electives in the candidate’s field(s) of specialization, and courses that satisfy the college’s general education curriculum, known as Ethos.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help revitalize the major in religion and philosophy and help create interdisciplinary approaches to critical analyses of American culture and society.  The position includes the supervision and mentorship of undergraduate research projects in the field.  Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, professional development, and institutional service, as well as an understanding of, and appreciation for, the mission of liberal arts institutions. 

The religion program maintains a close relationship with the Candler School of Theology at Emory University; students interested in a ministry appointment will find a direct pathway from LaGrange College to the Candler School.  Through both a solid grounding in theory and engagement in the field (via internships, collaborative undergraduate research, and other opportunities) religious studies students receive a thorough, intensive, and experiential education in the discipline. The program’s historic engagement in LaGrange College’s undergraduate research program affords students the opportunity to work directly with faculty on research projects that build their professional skills.

LaGrange College seeks to attract ethnic, racial, and gender diverse candidates who may present different levels of experience and perspectives. If you embrace the LaGrange College values of excellence, service, diversity, civility, and inclusion, and are committed to modeling those attributes in our community, we invite you to submit your application for consideration.

About LaGrange College

LaGrange College, founded in 1831 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, is the oldest private institution in Georgia.  While most of LaGrange’s students hail from Georgia and surrounding states, the institution has an extended reach, attracting students from many US states and ten countries around the world.  With a diverse student body of approximately 700 undergraduate and graduate students, LaGrange is a regional leader in experiential learning, offering students multiple opportunities for international study, internships, community-based learning, and collaborative research with faculty members.  The most popular undergraduate majors are business, exercise science, psychology, and visual and performing arts.  In addition, LaGrange offers master’s degree programs in education, teaching, and clinical mental health counseling.  Finally, the college is a member of the NCAA’s Division III, fielding eight men’s and eight women’s athletic teams.  The LaGrange College men’s baseball team finished third in the 2022 NCAA Division III World Series.  

About LaGrange, Georgia

Located in LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000), LaGrange College is ideally situated about one hour southwest of Atlanta.  An inviting community that combines a modern entrepreneurial lifestyle with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to several Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, a revitalized and thriving downtown, green spaces including a 30-mile-long paved trail called The Thread, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions for children and adults range from fine arts, including an art center, symphony, and performing arts; to great outdoor life, including Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. LaGrange also provides its residents an excellent recreational program.

Interested candidates should visit to apply for the position and to view other positions available at the college. Required documents include: 

  • A letter of interest describing the alignment of the candidate’s qualifications with the position requirements
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • A diversity statement describing the candidate’s experience with, and advocacy for, diversity, equity, and inclusion activities in the classroom and on campus
  • A statement of scholarly interests
  • Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies are fine at this point)
  • Contact information (only) for three professional references


Applications received by October 30 will receive full consideration, although the review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check as a prerequisite for the position.

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