Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 118) Women and the Bible

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7072254 (Ref.No. 2077749)
Posted: November 17, 2020
Application Deadline: November 27, 2020

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 118) Women and the Bible

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Nov 13, 2020

Deadline: Nov 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary's College seeks to hire a per-course adjunct faculty member to teach TRS 118, “Women and the Bible,” in the traditional undergraduate program in Spring 2021.

There is one section available:

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10:30 am-11:35 am

This class will be taught in-person on the Moraga campus.

Course Description:

This course explores the current status of feminist biblical interpretation, focusing on the major female characters of the Bible and on the way modern women of diverse backgrounds interpret them. We will use the tools of academic criticism (historical, literary, rhetorical, et al.) in an attempt to understand the places, roles, and agency of women in the biblical text, in the ancient world that lies behind the text, and in the worlds formed on the belief that these biblical texts are sacred scripture.


The ideal candidate will possess an earned doctorate (or have reached the ABD stage in their progress toward a doctoral degree [i.e., completion of all qualifying and competency examinations]) in Biblical Studies or a sub-field thereof with a documented specialization in feminist biblical interpretation. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching effectiveness in classes with a focus on feminist biblical interpretation (particularly among undergraduates).

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