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Byron K. Trippet Assistant or Associate Professor of Religion

Date Posted: 10/25/23

The Religion Department at Wabash College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Byron K. Trippet Assistant or Associate Professor of Religion to begin July 1, 2024. Candidates should be qualified to teach introductory courses in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament, as well as additional courses that accent and extend the present offerings of the department. These likely include: courses in the candidate's specialization or areas of interest, with priority given to biblical studies, broadly defined; offerings in Wabash's innovative immersion learning program; new courses at any level of an undergraduate religion curriculum; and the all-college courses Freshman Tutorial and Enduring Questions. Course load is 3-3. Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active research agenda, an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of an excellent residential liberal arts college, the ability and desire to work with a diverse student body, and willingness to contribute appropriate service to the Department and the College.

We will begin reviewing applications November 10, 2023. For full consideration, applicants should have all materials submitted by November 24, 2023. Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, a statement on teaching, scholarship sample (25 pages max; can be an article, chapter, manuscript in preparation, etc.), unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and email addresses for three people who will submit confidential letters of recommendation online. To apply, click the “Apply Now” button on the right of your screen. Please have all materials ready to submit at the time of application.

In the midst of a strategic transformation to advance the success of first-generation students, students of color, and students from low-income families, Wabash College is committed to attracting and effectively supporting faculty from all backgrounds, including academically and culturally diverse faculty. More than 25% of our students are federal Pell Grant recipients, one-third of our students are first-generation college students, and about 20% of our students identify as domestic students of color. Wabash has been home to the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies for more than fifty years, is a member of the USC Race and Equity Center’s Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance, is a top-60 Liberal Arts College according to U.S. News, and is a member of Colleges That Change Lives.

Salary and benefits are competitive and include institutional support for professional development, with additional research support during the candidate’s first years at the College as part of the Byron K. Trippet professorship. Information about the Religion Department can be found here: Questions about the position should be directed to Derek Nelson, chair of the Religion Department, at, and questions about the application should be directed to Dawn Hoffman, Academic Administrative Coordinator, at

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.


Ms. Dawn Hoffman
Academic Administrative Coordinator
Wabash College
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

For general questions about the position or the department, contact:

Dr. Derek Nelson
Department Chair


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