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Updated September 3, 2019

INTERDISCIPLINARY FELLOWSHIPS
YALE UNIVERSITY
New Haven, Connecticut

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse cohort of Long-term Fellows to Yale to pursue scholarly and creative projects that connect with the mission of the Institute and are informed by various interdisciplinary perspectives. ISM Fellows are exceptional scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose projects range from studies of Buddhist chant to choral repertoire, and analyses of Medieval ritual to Jewish art. With access to Yale’s unparalleled resources, ISM Long-term Fellows join a vibrant interdisciplinary community for the academic year where they convene regularly with their cohort to share their work in progress. Fellows also have the option to teach interdisciplinary courses based on their area of research at Yale.

The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including

Anthropology ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Languages ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology ~ World Religions

The Long-term Fellowship application is due on November 1, 2019 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2020. In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds, subsidized housing, and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found athttps://ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at [email protected].


The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at: https://ism.yale.edu/fellowships/short-term-collections-based-fellowships

 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, LITURGICAL AND SACRAMENTAL THEOLOGY
BARRY UNIVERSITY

The Department of Theology and Philosophy at Barry University invites applicants for a full-time continuing contract position in the field of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2020.


Position Summary (General Description of Position)
The position requires the ability to teach the graduate and undergraduate courses in theology, to advise and mentor students, to engage in scholarly work, and to serve on departmental, college, and university committees.


Essential Functions (Duties and Responsibilities)
Responsibilities include a 3-3 undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching load, active involvement in the department’s theological graduate programs, and participation in the collegial and intellectual life of the university.

The position is open with regard to area of specialization, methodological commitments and ecclesial location. However, facility with the Catholic liturgical and sacramental tradition, ability to correlate the relationship between liturgy and ecclesiology , and experience with praxis-theory-praxis methods of practical theology is strongly preferred. Experience with developing and teaching distance courses is welcomed.

Additional responsibilities include academic advising and mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students, supervision of thesis projects, departmental and college service, university service, community service, and sustained scholarship.

Qualifications/Requirements
The position requires an earned Ph.D. in Theology. Applicants are required to send their curriculum vitae, statement of intent, samples of publications and syllabi, and three letters of recommendation from senior scholars to Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee. Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion Convention November 23–26, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

IWS FACULTY POSITON DESCRIPTION:
THE SACRED ACTIONS OF CHRISTIAN WORSHIP
The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies (www.iws.edu) is seeking a part-time professor to teach an Intensive doctoral level course in sacred actions and ministries of Christian worship and the church (applied sacramental theology). This course seeks to explore the sacred acts of worship, particularly baptism and Holy Communion, from biblical and historical perspectives. This course also addresses the relationship of these two actions to Christian formation and pastoral care.


This course is taught and meets on campus in Jacksonville, Fla twice a year, the first to second Wednesday after January 1 (and rarely, but possibly, beginning Jan 1) and the second to third Wednesday in June (IWS is considering moving these dates to the last week in June, 2021). This is a hybrid course which includes an online component in conjunction with the one-week intensive class time. All doctoral courses at IWS are team-taught.
In keeping with its holistic theology of education, IWS considers a wide range of criteria in the selection of its teaching faculty. Among these are: academic degrees; teaching experience and performance; commitment to academic, professional and spiritual formation; experience in ministry; commitment to assist students in reflection; ongoing learning and scholarly productivity; collegiality; knowledge of technology; and theological congruence with IWS. The relative weight placed on these criteria may vary with the subjects to be taught. For teaching in the Doctor of Worship Studies program IWS seeks candidates with a completed terminal degree (as defined in the field of the degree) in a field related to the course matter, though candidates who have nearly completed a terminal degree may be considered.


For this specific course IWS is seeking someone with:


• Educational background in an appropriate field, including but not limited to: PhD in biblical studies, historical theology, liturgical theology, systematic theology, or a D.Min in the appropriate area of study. Ordination a plus but not required.
• Experience in worship leadership including, but is not limited to, leading or planning corporate worship.
• Experience in teaching at the graduate level and teaching the course material.
• Experience with and appreciation for a wide variety of corporate worship settings.
• The ability to understand and communicate ideas for practical application of course content in diverse student contexts.
• Knowledge of biblical and historical foundations of sacramental theology from the perspective of more than one Christian tradition.
• Experience in teaching the course matter.
• Commitment to hands-on practical pedagogical methods.
• The ability to team-teach and the willingness to coordinate course development and implementation as well as grading standards and rubrics with the other course professor.
• Additionally, classroom presentations and readings selected by the instructor should give special attention to those perspectives that contribute to worship renewal today in line with the general outlook of the Institute for Worship Studies and its founder, Robert E. Webber.
This particular course (DWS 704) is designed to cover material in Volumes VI & VII of Robert E. Webber (ed.), Complete Library of Christian Worship.
• Volume VI, The Sacred Actions of Christian Worship, covers a wide range of subjects that fall under the heading of “Sacred Actions.” Given the constraints of time, we have historically narrowed class time consideration to two “Sacred Actions”: Baptism & Eucharist. Reggie Kidd teaches this portion of the course.
• Volume VII, The Ministries of Christian Worship, falls to the second faculty member. This volume covers a considerably wide range of matters as well. Some of these matters are cultural context, diversity, spiritual formation (catechesis, healing, education, prayer); and mission (hospitality, evangelism, social justice). Again, given the constraints of time, we have historically focused on the “so what” of Baptism (spiritual formation) and on the “so what” of Eucharist (pastoral care) as mission—how, in the church’s worship, Christ carries out the Father’s mission of love to form and care for his people in the power of the Spirit, thus manifesting God’s making all things new and anticipating “new heavens and new earth.”
• Currently, IWS is seeking development in this second portion of the course in exploring the ministries of Christian Worship as they relate to inculturation and diversity, and/or worship and mission.


The instructor is responsible for:
• working with the other course professor to develop the course syllabus and related materials for the class, develop grading rubrics, grade student assignments, develop and lead a baptismal renewal service and healing eucharist service during the intensives;
• teaching half of each of the one-week intensives;
• mentoring student projects from initial idea through implementation of project, including writing phases; coordinating and supervising teaching assistants;
• developing the course syllabus and related materials for the class; developing and grading student assignments; and participating in all general faculty responsibilities (attendance at evening practicums during the intensives, occasional committee work, and plenary faculty meetings, etc.).


To apply candidates should send a cover letter that includes important background information, a general philosophy of education and teaching, and an explanation of their desire to teach at IWS, along with a vita. Nominators should secure approval from a candidate before sending a letter of nomination that includes the candidate’s contact information.


Please send nominations or a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Jack Van Marion, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] The Faculty Search Committee will begin rank ordering the candidates September 1, 2019.


Minister of Worship and The Arts

Riverside Church, New York City

Full position description and online application are here:

https://theriversidechurch.applytojob.com/apply/Lsyahp82nC/Minister-Of-Worship-And-The-Arts?referrer=201905041926011OVO9GTHMAASTPV4


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 1, 2018; 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.






 

 

 





 

 

 

Faculty Position Available for Assistant Campus Minister/Coordinator of Liturgical Life Deadline to apply is May 7, 2019

Jesuit High School (JHS) is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Campus Minister/Coordinator of Liturgical Life.

Jesuit High School (JHS) is a Sacramento regional Catholic high school that provides young men with a life-building experience. Founded in 1963, the school delivers an academically rigorous college preparatory education to graduates prepared for lives of leadership and service. Student enrollment is approximately 1070, representing diversity in geography, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic background. JHS draws from more than 90 zip codes throughout the greater Sacramento area, and 99% of graduates go on to college or university. JHS is home to one of the region’s most successful men’s athletic programs, visual and performing arts (more than 22 art offerings), an award-winning robotics program and a club for every passion. A JHS education fosters a “Men for Others” culture, as students volunteer locally and all over the world, giving more than 27,000 hours annually, primarily to at-risk, underserved and homeless populations.

Does this sound like an environment you would enjoy? At Jesuit High School, we offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a supportive work environment. 

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

The Assistant Minister is delegated responsibility by the Director of Campus Ministry to oversee programs that advance the religious/spiritual dimension of Jesuit High School.  Areas of primary responsibility are Sacramental Ministries at Jesuit including liturgies and reconciliation services.  This is a 5/5 position with 4/5 in Campus Ministry and 1/5 teaching the Liturgy class. This position may also be asked to teach an additional Theology class depending on the needs of the Theology department

  • Planning and Implementation of the Liturgies with the Liturgy Workshop Class
  • Coordination of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Prepare liturgies for Big Brother training, Frosh Orientation, and Frosh Overnight.  Assist in the running of the retreat
  • Coordinate Reconciliation Services with other Campus Ministry Team Members

If this seems like a good fit with your background and interest, we’d love to hear from you. Please visit our website at https://www.jesuithighschool.org/job for application and deadline details.

Please complete the Faculty position application along with any additional requirements listed within the application.  

The application deadline is May 7, 2019.

Jesuit High School is an EOE.