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Assistant Professor of Religion

The Department of Religion at Simpson College invites applications for a full-time, (six courses per year) tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor to begin Fall 2020. Area of specialization is open, but some expertise in ethics, as well as Christianity in dialogue with another religious tradition, is preferred.

Simpson is a private four-year, comprehensive, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The main campus is 12 miles from Iowa’s capital city of Des Moines. The College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills and nurture values that foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living fulfilled lives within a creative, diverse and just community. 

Candidates who are committed to diversity and equity and have demonstrated excellence in teaching are especially encouraged to apply. As a minimum, a candidate must be ABD; Ph.D. is preferred.


To apply please send an application letter, CV, sample syllabus, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:   

Dr. Maeve Callan
Chair of the Religion Department
Simpson College 
701 North C Street 
Indianola, IA 50125

Please send all materials to employment@simpson.edu with the subject line: RELIGION SEARCH.  

Review of applications will begin on January 6, 2020 and continue until this position is filled.  A cover letter should illustrate how your background and experiences make you a good fit for teaching at a liberal arts college.


Simpson College aims to provide equal educational and employment opportunities to all. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. The successful applicant will show a commitment to cultural diversity and an ability to work with students and staff of diverse backgrounds. You will find the entire EOE statement here.