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Job Posting: Seattle University Director of Worship and Liturgy

Job Posting: Seattle University Director of Worship and Liturgy

Seattle University Director of Worship and Liturgy

Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry seeks applications for a part-time faculty Director of Worship and Liturgy with the rank of Instructor to begin September 2016. The Director of Worship and Liturgy is a 9-month renewable appointment effective upon hire. The Director will be responsible for the communal worship and prayer life of STM students, staff, faculty, and other partners.

The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling, coordinating, preparing, publishing, and leading ecumenical and interreligious liturgy and worship for the STM community. Additionally, the director will assist teaching future pastoral leaders to lead worship within their faith communities, and will teach one course per academic year.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience leading contemporary forms of intercultural ecumenical and interreligious worship. They will have a strong record of collaborative leadership. Additionally, they will have demonstrated ability in creating opportunities that help students prepare for worship ministry through the use of technology, social media, and the arts. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to social justice and community engagement.

Requirements: Ph.D. or D.Min (ABD candidates will be considered) in a ministry-related field; two years’ experience leading liturgy and/or worship.

Preferred: Experience with social media, technology, and the arts in worship; a demonstrated record of supervising; publications related to worship and liturgy; excellent administrative skills.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Submit applications to https://jobs.seattleu.edu/. To ensure full consideration, submit CV, include a letter of application that demonstrates qualifications for this position including commitment to diversity and Seattle University’s mission, values, and vision; vita or resume; submit a statement regarding the definition of worship in an ecumenical and interreligious settings; and provide the names and contact information for three current references (recommendation letters will be solicited electronically upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin August 12, 2016. The position is open until filled.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to Mark Chung Hearn (hearnm@seattleu.edu).

Job Posting: Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity

Job Posting: Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity

Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity

The Faculty of Divinity at Harvard University intends to make a tenured appointment to the Richard Reinhold Niebuhr Professorship of Divinity.  We seek a scholar whose work addresses issues of contemporary Christian morality, ethics, and values within the context of global religious pluralism and diversity.  Candidates may work in any discipline or field that engages such issues constructively, including those in the humanities and social sciences.  Candidates must be able to contribute to the design and teaching of a curriculum in religion, ethics, and politics.  They should employ forms of analysis that address race, gender, sexuality, and social location.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute more generally to the Divinity School’s degree programs, including its multi-religious Master of Divinity curriculum, while sharing in the School’s intellectual life.  The candidate will also teach undergraduate and Ph.D. students of the Study of Religion in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Harvard is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Letters of nomination may be sent to the Niebuhr Search Committee, c/o Traci Kasperbauer, Harvard Divinity School, 45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, or via email to niebuhrsearch@hds.harvard.edu.  Candidates should submit both a letter of application and a current curriculum vitae.  In these or in separate documents, they should describe plans for research and teaching.  Preference is given to submissions at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu, though applications may also be submitted by regular post or electronic mail to the addresses given above.  Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016.

Call for Papers : Special Issue on Religious Education and Racism

Call for Papers : Special Issue on Religious Education and Racism

Call for Papers : Special Issue on Religious Education and Racism

The January-February 2017 issue of Religious Education seeks papers for a special issue critically exploring religious education in relation to race, racism, and anti-racism. What is the role of religious education in addressing racism today? Around the globe racism’s presence and effects manifest themselves in situations as varied as acts of racially motivated violence in the US; the global migration- and refugee- crisis; resurgence of anti-Semitic groups; policies of mass incarceration; and colonialism’s racially organized conflicts in places such as Indonesia, South Africa, and the Philippines. When has religious education encouraged or supported racism? How can it participate in creating change? Where is religious education significant in anti-racism movements and curricula? How might diverse religious traditions address and educate differently around matters of race through the lens of their particular religious identity and history?

For this issue we seek papers that attend not only to race/racism as an interpersonal phenomenon, but also to religious education in relation to structural, systemic elements of racism, and to intersectionality. We also welcome papers addressing religious education and constructions of race/racism in contexts outside of the U.S., recognizing the varied conceptualizations of race and racism in different parts of the world.

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Pittsburgh (USA) 2016 : Call for papers for the Religious Education Association

Pittsburgh (USA) 2016 : Call for papers for the Religious Education Association

call for papers for the Religious Education Association

The Religious Education Association, a multi-faith organization made up of professors, researchers and senior practitioners in the field of religious education announces its Annual Meeting Call for Papers for a gathering to be held in Pittsburgh (USA) from November 4-6, 2016.

The meeting theme is: “Generating Hope: The Future of the Teaching Profession in a Globalized World”. We will be accepting proposals which focus on this theme from a wide range of fields until the 1st of May 2016.
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You need not be a member of the REA to respond to our call, but if your proposal is accepted in the blind peer-review you will need to become a member prior to the meeting.

Exhibit (APT) : the realities of homelessness, migrants and refuge

Exhibit (APT) : the realities of homelessness, migrants and refuge

The Artists of Practical Theology (APT) : the realities of homelessness, migrants and refuge

In April 2013, eight Toronto visual artists offered creative meditations on issues of multicultural and multi-faith interrelatedness and their effect on complex and shifting personal identities in an exhibit they called “One-on-One: Creative Meditations,” at Regis College, University of Toronto.

They had been formally invited to respond collectively to themes of the 2013 meeting of the International Academy of Practical Theology, “Complex Identities in a Shifting World: One God, Many Stories”. Through drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation, they entered into a creative visual dialogue that transcended differences of age, origin, tradition, and medium. They engaged themselves, each other, and their audience theologically and spiritually, by narrowing their intentions down to of the conference themes: exploring personal identity in its temporal and physical dimensions; appraising the impact of distinctive cultures on human life; visiting the effects of immigration on a host nation; visualizing the co-existence of faith traditions; and invoking diverse and complementary spiritualities in creative dialogue.

This group has come together again in 2015-2016 to host the Regis College Eastertide Exhibit, “Homelessness, Migrants, and Refuge”, April 2-29, 2016. Inspired by their work with the IAPT, they decided to call their collective Artists of Practical Theology (APT).

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