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Wabash Employment

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

Date Posted: 02/08/21

Wabash College Department of Religion invites applications for a one-year sabbatical replacement position in Christian Theology to begin July 1, 2021. Ph.D. (Visiting Assistant Professor) preferred, A.B.D. (Visiting Instructor) considered. Applications are invited from candidates across the range of sub-disciplines and interests in Christian theology, including the history of theology. Candidates should be prepared to teach a variety of religion courses in a liberal arts college setting. Teaching responsibilities will be three courses a semester and will include opportunities to offer upper-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialty and other courses in the study of religion suitable for an independent liberal arts college (see 

Wabash College offers a collegial and collaborative teaching environment, and fosters interactions among faculty members and between faculty and students.  It is also the home of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.  Wabash College offers competitive salaries and benefits with substantial conference support. The successful candidate will join a collegial faculty and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of professional development opportunities focused on teaching in the small liberal arts college setting.

Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to and click “Apply Now.” Applications should include a cover letter, c.v., unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s interest in undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts environment. 

Strong applicants will have an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of a liberal arts college and a commitment to excellence in undergraduate mentoring and teaching. Candidates with a commitment to teaching diverse students are especially invited to apply: In 2020, Wabash proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, approximately one-third of our students are Pell grant recipients, and one-third of our students are first-generation college students.

Inquiries may be directed to Violet Benge (, Academic Administrative Coordinator for the Department of Religion, or Derek Nelson (, Professor of Religion.  

Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful diversity experiences that prepare students for life and leadership in a complex world. We welcome applications from persons of all backgrounds. EOE.


Ms Violet Benge
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
Professor of Religion



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