Horizons books

Did you know that our Association has a renowned editorial board that leads a publications series in the field? Check out the books that have been published so far, and share our flyer with your colleagues!

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Faculty Positions in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Theology

Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, intends to hire two new tenure-track faculty members at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence in summer 2021 (date negotiable). One of the positions is in Biblical Studies, the other in Pastoral Theology. To fulfill statutory requirements, one (1.0 FTE) of the two appointments must be filled by a Roman Catholic.

In addition, to allow some flexibility around local needs for institutional fit and global demands related to the pandemic, each position may be filled by either one full-time appointment, or two half-time appointments. All finalists will be expected to come to Halifax for on-campus interviews, public health requirements permitting; however, only full-time appointments would be expected to relocate to Halifax. Half-time appointments could be remote positions.

Applicants to the position in Biblical Studies should specialize in New Testament or Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and should have a strong secondary competence and ability to teach in at least one other relevant theological discipline.

See the full position description and apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/79674

The Pastoral Theology position includes the role of Director (or Coordinator) of AST’s Summer Distance MDiv program. Applicants to this position should have a strong competence in an area like liturgy and worship, supervised field education, interreligious/interfaith dialogue, or ecumenism, with clear potential for crossover.

Review of applications will begin November 16, 2020 and will continue until the positions are filled. Informal queries about the positions may be directed to Dr. Daniel Driver at ddriver [at] astheology [dot] ns [dot] ca.

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Candler: Pastoral care and counseling

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Pastoral Care and Counseling with a focus on chaplaincy to begin in the Fall of 2021. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

Further details about the position and how to apply are available online (deadline is November 15). Inquiries to Dr. Marla Frederick, Search Chair, at marla [dot] frederick [at] emory [dot] edu.

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RFP Science and theology course development

The “New Visions in Theological Anthropology” project at the University of St Andrews has announced two new rounds of course development grants in Science and Theology.

Deadline 31 October 2020 and 28 February 2021

This project seeks to encourage research and teaching on science and theology/religion. It encourages the development of new courses which use empirical research in some aspect of theology/religion. While they are especially drawn to the pairings of (1) Moral Theology & Evolutionary Biology, (2) Spiritual Formation & Developmental Psychology, and (3) Ecclesiology & Cognitive Science, the project welcomes proposals for any syllabus that engages theology with empirical science. The competition is open to scholars from around the world, and includes course development at the secondary school level.

Since developing any new course will take time away from other research, the University of St. Andrews has launched this series of Course Development Grants and offer stipends of £2,000.

Full details including how to apply.

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Church in color: Free web symposium on youth

Nazarene Theological Seminary is offering an event on November 12th: Church in color: Addressing racial identity and racism with children and youth. Several REA members will be presenting!

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Join us for a fall gathering!

November 5- 8, free, online: More information and registration details

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Assoc. Dir. Children’s Spirituality Research & Innovation Hub

Union Presbyterian Seminary is searching for an Associate Director of the Children’s Spirituality Research & Innovation Hub. Working collaboratively with the Hub Director, the Associate Director will have significant responsibility for the ‘innovation’ aspects of the Hub’s work across the U.S.

The Children’s Spirituality Research & Innovation Hub is a major project funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc. to address the faith formation needs and experiences of children from birth to age 12 and their families. It seeks to promote cutting edge research in many academic disciplines in relation to children’s spirituality, assist in translating that research into resources for effective faith formation at home and in communities, provide a central public location for curated materials for and conversations about nurturing children’s faith, and support experimentation and reflective practice regarding new approaches to the formation of children’s religious identity in a post-Sunday School era. The Associate Director will assist with all aspects of the Hub’s work, with specific attention to organizing, supporting, and evaluating several mini-hubs for experimental faith formation models that the project plans to create.

More details are available in this position description or by contacting Karen-Marie Yust.

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Rabbi Dr. Sarah Tauber has died

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Rabbi Dr. Sarah Tauber has died.

Sarah had a very rapid, seven-week decline from pancreatic cancer and is survived by her parents, Joseph and Phyllis, her brother Daniel, and her two young adult children, Benjamin and Hannah. She was an incredible colleague—she co-founded the Religious Persecution & Vicarious Trauma working group at REA with Jennifer Haddad Mosher — and a wonderful friend.

Dr. Mosher wrote to us that “I am so grateful that REA published her book, Open Minds, Devoted Hearts, but am so grieved that there will not be more books, lectures, honest and excellent questions, that we all have been deprived of her brilliant mind and her deeply encouraging and humane presence as a teacher and a mentor in religious education.”

Here is a video of Sarah teaching that you might enjoy as we pray and offer condolences for her family:

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Wabash Assoc. Dir.

The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion announces a search for an associate director of educational design. Extensive details on the position, and how to apply for it, are available at their website. Review of applications will begin October 1st.

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Pop-up Zoom August 12

We are experimenting with “pop-up zoom” meetings — the first is tomorrow, August 12th 9 pm NYC time (10 am August 13 Seoul time). All are welcome to join us for a syllabus/teaching brainstorming session. Please register in advance.

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