Adjunct Faculty: Religion and Philosophy

  • Contract
  • Job Classification: Adjunct Faculty
  • FLSA Status: Exempt (salaried/teaching/stipend)
  • Department: Religion
  • Type of employment: Casual / on-call

Company Description

Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. The trademark of an Augsburg education is its emphasis on direct, personal experience. Guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, Augsburg educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.

Augsburg's Statement of Commitment on Equity

We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.

Job Description

The Augsburg University Department of Religion and Philosophy invites applications for present and future adjunct positions teaching the following classes: 

  • RLN100: Religion, Vocation, and the Search for Meaning I
  • RLN370: American Indian Spirituality and Philosophical Thought
  • PHI110: Introduction to Philosophy

Most classes are held during the day, either 2 or 3 days per week. Some classes meet once weekly in the evenings. Instructors are expected to respond to student questions through email, and hold regularly scheduled office hours.  These classes are taught in person, on the Minneapolis campus. This is a union position, covered by a collective bargaining agreement with SEIU.

Pay starts at $4,750 per course.



  • Master's in religion, philosophy, or related field, and significant professional or teaching experience


  • Ph.D. in religion, philosophy, or related field, and significant experience teaching undergraduate students

Additional Information

To apply for this position, upload a cover letter, CV, and official transcripts. In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to educate and mentor diverse students and/or contribute to a diverse community. As a part of the online application process, you will be required to provide the names of three professional references. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg University contacting your references. Application review will begin immediately; position open until filled.

Among the distinctive features of the university are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The University's commitments to our urban context and the world beyond it are enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education and Experience, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. 

As part of Augsburg University's commitment to intentional diversity, 50% of our current student body identifies as Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. The emerging interdisciplinary Department of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies builds on this foundation to further diversify our academic curriculum and co-curricular programs. We do this work out of historical and contemporary obligations rooted in our ethical and intellectual commitments to prepare our diverse student body for a cosmopolitan world.

Application Instructions:

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Transcripts

Professional references will be requested at a later date. 

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.  Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.  Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Augsburg University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at phone number: 612-330-1058 or email: [email protected].

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