Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 114) The Gospel of Mark

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7081019 (Ref.No. 2361965)
Posted: July 12, 2021
Application Deadline: July 23, 2021

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Theology & Religious Studies (TRS 114) The Gospel of Mark

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jul 9, 2021

Deadline: Jul 23, 2021 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 114, “The Gospel of Mark,” in the traditional undergraduate program in Fall 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. Please note the expectation that the faculty member will conduct regular office hours, though they will be held on-line.

Course Description:

This class features a close study of the Gospel of Mark with attention to its socio-historical context, its literary structure, its distinctive themes, its theological outlook, and its implications for Christology, discipleship, and ethics. Some semesters there will also be an emphasis on reading Mark through the lenses of race and gender.


Candidates for this position ideally should possess an earned doctorate in Biblical Studies or a sub-field thereof. Those who have reached the ABD stage in their active progress toward such a doctoral degree (i.e., completion of all qualifying and competency examinations) will also be considered. So too will those who have an earned doctorate in theology and/or religious studies with a documented concentration in biblical studies. Documented specialization in the Gospel of Mark is preferred. Documented specialization in biblical criticism through the lenses of race and gender is most welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching effectiveness in classes for undergraduates.

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