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Updated November 14, 2018

Director of Chapel Music

Duke University Chapel

The Director of Chapel Music provides artistic and administrative leadership for a dynamic and culturally diverse program comprising staff choral singers, instrumentalists, volunteer singers, students, and professional colleagues. This person works closely with the Dean of the Chapel and other Chapel staff to lead the Duke Chapel Choir in worship and to develop innovative musical offerings in this vibrant University community. The position will remain open until it is filled.

Read the full job description and apply through the Duke Human Resources website.

About Duke Chapel

Duke University Chapel is an active center of ecumenical Christian worship, a moderator of Religious Life at Duke, and an icon of the university. By playing these three roles on campus—and beyond—Duke Chapel embodies the university’s motto (Eruditio et Religio) while also contributing to the university’s stated aims (“Creating a rigorous scholarly community characterized by generous hospitality toward diverse religious and cultural traditions.…”).

Learn more about the Chapel's vision, mission, and values in its Strategic Plan.

About Music at Duke Chapel

Music at Duke University Chapel aims to create high quality musical experiences, while giving glory to God and stirring the hearts and minds of all those it reaches. Working in sacred music traditions, Duke Chapel Music comprises three choirs, seven staff members, two organ scholars, four organs, and a 50-bell carillon, in addition to partnerships with many professional musicians, student music groups, and guest choirs.

Learn more about Music at Duke Chapel and see this season's concert series.

Director of Chapel Music Search Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Zoila Airall
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life, Duke University – Member of Duke Chapel Advisory Board

Dr. Walker Robinson
Pediatrician, Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents – Member of Duke Chapel Advisory Board

Send an email to the committee.

Faculty Position in Worship and Liturgy
United Lutheran Seminary
Gettysburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

United Lutheran Seminary seeks applicants for a faculty position in Worship and Liturgy. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the field of worship and liturgy; be committed to the mission of this school as an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America together with ecumenical and multicultural commitments; show enthusiasm for collegial sharing in planning, teaching, and evaluating courses; and have an openness to learning and utilizing technology in classroom and on-line teaching.

This appointment is open in rank. The candidate would have some responsibilities for the worship life of the institution as well.

The successful candidate should be prepared to offer five courses per year in a variety of degree programs [including MDiv, MA, STM, and DMin]; advise students and participate in committee work; engage in continuing education for pastors, lay professionals, and congregations; as well as attend, participate, and lead in the worship life on both campuses. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research and publication in the field of worship and liturgy.

Since United Lutheran Seminary operates out of two physical campuses, Gettysburg and Philadelphia, regular travel between the two campus is expected. In addition, we have a significant number of students who take up to two-thirds of their coursework online.

United Lutheran Seminary is an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and successful candidates should be committed to the mission of the ELCA and share its ecumenical and multicultural commitments. While an ELCA candidate is preferred, we invite applications from candidates from denominations that are full communion partners with the ELCA. Such candidates will participate in our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding. ULS seeks to build a diverse, inclusive faculty that can support, educate and promote an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from women and minority candidates.

Please send a cover letter, vita, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Karyn L. Wiseman, [email protected], the Search Committee Chair.

Application review will begin on December 1st; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

It is the policy of the United Lutheran Seminary (the “Seminary” or “ULS”), in accordance with its ByLaws, Human Resource Practices and applicable federal/state laws and regulations, not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, parental status, disability, family medical history or genetic information, or any other non-merit based factor.

Assistant Professor, Practical Theology and Religious Education
Fordham University
Fordham University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of
Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education (GRE).
Areas of specialization are open. Teaching will include hybrid (campus and digital
learning) formats. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by May 2019.
GRE seeks a highly qualified, diverse applicant pool and especially encourages members
of underrepresented groups to apply. Successful candidates will have a knowledge of and
a commitment to the goals of Jesuit education. Faculty appointment will begin in August

Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes
applications from all backgrounds.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching
philosophy/interest, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Tom Beaudoin, Search
Committee Chair, at [email protected] Materials will only be accepted
electronically. Review of applications began 1 November.

Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Preaching and Worship in the African American Tradition
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for a faculty position beginning fall 2019. This is a tenure/tenure-track level position, rank open. Although focused primarily on homiletics, the appointment includes responsibilities for teaching and research related to both preaching and worship as practices in the historic and contemporary black churches. It also entails advising in both the divinity degree programs (MDiv, MTS, and ThM), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership, and the Graduate Department of Religion (MA, PhD), which prepares students for teaching and research. Appointed faculty will join the Homiletics and Liturgics Area of the Graduate Department of Religion, share responsibilities for teaching the ministerial arts requirement in preaching, and offer a range of courses relating preaching and worship to practices of ministry and public leadership in today’s world.

Successful applicants will have completed a PhD or its equivalent focused on the history, theology, and practice of Christian preaching and worship; have a demonstrated research interest in the religious life of African American people and their churches; be able to teach a wide variety of students; be attentive to possibilities for working with other University units; and have an interest in facilitating programs for local clergy, laity, and public leaders. Underrepresented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The school has strong commitments to social justice and places a high value on diversity among its faculty and student body, as well as in research and teaching. Successful candidates will evidence commitment to these priorities. (see: The search committee began reviewing applications November 1, 2018. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation letters should be submitted via Interfolio at: Applicants will be able to establish a free Interfolio Dossier & Portfolio account.

Interdisciplinary Fellowships
Yale Institute of Sacred Music+
New Haven, Connecticut
Each year, the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) brings a group of Fellows from around the world to join its interdisciplinary community, normally for a one-year term.  The ISM Fellows are scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose work revolves around the sacred, whether sacred music, ritual studies, or religion and the arts. Postdoctoral and senior scholars working in Liturgical Studies are encouraged to apply. Application date was  November 1, 2018 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2019.

Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their scholarly or artistic projects with access to Yale’s unparalleled resources.  In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows may qualify for research funds, subsidized housing, and relocation costs.  Fellows may also have the option to teach.

In addition, collections-based short-term fellowships are now offered.

More information and the application can be found at For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at [email protected].


Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching
Tenure-Track Faculty Series
Fuller Theological Seminary School of Theology

Review began October 1.

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