The Religion Department at Claremont Graduate University invites applications for a tenure-track, advanced assistant or associate professor of American religions, with a preferred specialization in African American and/or Latino/a religion in North America. Candidates should be primarily prepared to teach and advise MA and PhD students in the department’s program in American religions, while the ideal candidate will also contribute to the department’s program in comparative scripture. Special preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to teach a graduate-level religious studies theory and method course. Applicants should have a PhD in religious studies or related fields, as well as a proven track record and future trajectory of scholarly achievement. The appointment is scheduled to commence in Fall 2016.
Intellectual breadth is important in our department and university. Regardless of specialization, we seek candidates eager to help graduate students who possess a wide range of interests discover nuances and make connections across fields and topics in their scholarly work. In addition to research and teaching, faculty at CGU work closely advising and mentoring MA and doctoral students on their theses and dissertations and on their career preparation. The successful candidate will have outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, a demonstrably strong record of publications, and experience advising students from diverse backgrounds. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and writing sample (30 pages maximum), and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Patrick Mason, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 831 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711.
Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 5 October 2015. Electronic submissions accepted via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/30233.
Claremont Graduate University, a private, free-standing graduate school, is part of the Claremont College Consortium. Nestled in beautiful Claremont, CA, the seven-college consortium offers a diverse, university-sized faculty set within a liberal arts college atmosphere, all within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles.
Claremont Graduate University affirms the values and goals of developing and maintaining a diverse faculty and student body and strongly encourages the applications of women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups. CGU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws.
Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans.
JOB POSTING #812
Starting Salary: $14.14 (Minimum)
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Under the direction and supervision of the Program Coordinator for the Arts & Humanities, provides administrative and clerical support for the students, staff and faculty of the School of Arts & Humanities. Under supervision provide a broad range of secretarial and administrative services and maintain school files – some of a highly confidential nature.Understand the institutional programs and procedures for CGU and assure the implementation of CGU policies and procedures at the department level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Program Coordinator for the Arts & Humanities perform the following:
Answer phones and greet all visitors to the office.Record messages for the Dean and other faculty/staff and follow up on messages as needed.
Retrieve and distribute mail to faculty, staff and students on a daily basis.Retrieve, distribute and track paychecks for faculty, staff and students on a monthly/bi-weekly basis.
Compose routine correspondence from verbal instructions and/or e-mail requests. Compose memos and other documents, with correct spelling and punctuation, as needed.Compile information and prepare routine and special reports for others as requested.
Order office supplies as needed while keeping within established budget.
Learn and use accepted database software (PeopleSoft) to register students and update changes to student enrollment throughout the semester, noting adds and drops. When necessary, process Extension of Time to Degree forms.
Understand CGU policies as well as department programs and other information crucial to faculty and students.
Process financial aid for continuing students.Advise students about the financial aid process at CGU.
Ensure all buildings within School are open during business hours and properly secured each night.Post use schedule in classroom and by doors to inform users who is to lock odors after hours.
Keep a master calendar for the use of the School facilities (Blaisdell, IAC, Humanities Conference Room, etc.).Utilize the EMS software system for additional reservations.
Make regular visual inspections and report all maintenance issues to the proper department for correction.
Dispense information to students and other departments regarding procedures for using and reserving the space.
Issue keys to appropriate personnel and maintain records regarding issuance of keys.
Master necessary computer software, including PeopleSoft (for tracking student progress), MS Word, MS Excel, and Outlook and train department student assistants in the use of these programs when appropriate.
Monitor and maintain information for department(s) to keep students and faculty up to date on department programs.Submit relevant information for posting on bulletin boards, website or other appropriate locations.
Interact with other department staff in the Arts & Humanities as needed, and when directed by the Program Coordinator or Administrative Director, assist in the training of other department staff.
Fill in when needed due to temporary absences or vacancies left by other Arts & Humanities staff. This includes responding to students and faculty regarding registration needs, keeping records, supervising student assistants, and organizing confidential materials.
Accept other duties as assigned and approved by the Program Coordinator, Administrative Director and/or Dean for School of Arts & Humanities.
High School plus additional courses, training or instruction (such as community college, trade school or extension programs) with two to three years related experience required. Excellent customer service skills required.Experience working for an academic institution is desired but not required.
Should also have proficiency in Microsoft Word for Windows and Excel, ability to learn additional programs, including MS Publisher and PeopleSoft student database.Ability to compose documents without punctuation, grammar and spelling errors.Highly organized skills including prioritizing, filing, archiving, and materials management. Ability to compose written correspondence and reports by compilation of semi-finished and source materials.Ability to work well in cooperative, dynamic work group in a busy academic setting.