Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies

The Charles K. and Esther C. Krieger Visiting Scholars Program at Defiance College invites applications for a Visiting Scholar in Religious Studies for Fall 2023 through Spring 2025. The Visiting Scholar will teach three courses per semester (9 credit hours) in religious studies, including courses in the scholar’s area of interest, and the first-year seminar World Issues. The Visiting Scholar will coordinate programming on interfaith dialogue, understanding, and justice, and engage in research benefitting students and society. The Visiting Scholar will submit an annual report of activities to the Krieger foundation. The position duties also include academic advising; assisting with program leadership and curriculum development; committee work; and service to the college.The position provides an annual stipend of $44,000, housing (3 bedroom) and board, plus eligibility for health benefits. The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Religion or Religious Studies or other relevant field with specialization in one of the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam. An advanced ABD candidate will also be considered.

To apply for this position, please submit the following: a cover letter addressing your aptitude and experience in teaching Abrahamic traditions, your approach to interdisciplinary teaching, and entry level courses you might be interested in teaching in these traditions; an updated curriculum vitae; and the contact information for three references electronically to: Consideration of applications will begin in January 2023. The position begins in August 2023.

Additional information about Defiance College is available at Questions regarding the application process or the position can be directed to: Visiting Scholar Position, Defiance College via email to: Dr. Agnes Caldwell at with the subject line "Visiting Scholar Position." 

Defiance College is committed to the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of our campus and promote a spirit of inclusivity are especially encouraged to apply.