Catholic COP session at 2021 meeting

The Catholic Community of Practice met on Run The World on Monday, July 5, 2021, during the REA Annual Meeting. We had a stimulating and moving experience, as COP member Dr. Charles Chesnavage offered a presentation on “Digital Stories as a Creative Assignment for Studying World Religions.” For more information, please see Chuck’s slide deck (which contains links to his students’ work).

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Chief Diversity Officer, Duquesne University

Diversity, equity and inclusion have always been part of Duquesne University. Duquesne’s Catholic Spiritan founders have always believed in welcoming all and excluding none. The University’s founding in 1878 took place because recent immigrants and their families, working in the steel mills and factories, were being systematically denied opportunity in Pittsburgh’s growing economic and societal network. Today, Duquesne continues to have a strong commitment to DEI. It is seen every day in the community’s nearly 9,000 students representing 48 states, 75 countries and a broad range of diverse backgrounds and experiences. DEI is essential to advancing the University’s mission.

The Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Advisor to the President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (the “CDO”) will be a member of the President’s cabinet and a visible, accessible, knowledgeable, and trusted diversity, equity and inclusion (“DEI”) leader. The CDO will champion the importance and value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and lead the development of effective strategies to create, support and advance a culture of respect where all individuals are able to thrive and engage fully in Duquesne’s academic, intellectual, social, and spiritual life. The CDO will be responsible for overseeing the coordination and development of DEI initiatives across campus in support of a learning and working environment where all have an opportunity to succeed.

More information on the position, and details for applying are available online.

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Asst. Research Prof. in design and creative pedagogy

The Georgetown University Ethics Lab invites applications for a one-year, full-time Assistant Research Professor in design, creative pedagogy, or related fields. We seek candidates with an outstanding record of creative practice, including experience addressing the intersection of design, technology, ethics, and social impact in a professional, educational, or community leadership role. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in and capacity for facilitating entry- to upper-level undergraduate courses.

The position is open until filled.

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CFP: Living in a religiously plural world

Interreligious Studies Press, an imprint of the Journal of Interreligious Studies, co-published by Hebrew College, Boston University School of Theology, and Hartford Seminary, seeks to produce an edited collection of essays concerning curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular interreligious/interfaith engagement in secondary education and community youth organizations.

The first deadline is September 1, 2021, and details are available online.

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Interim DMIN Dir., Saskatoon

The Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Director is jointly appointed by St Andrew’s College (SAC) and Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon (LTS) . The colleges are open to applicants who will work either on-site or remotely. The Director leads the implementation of their cooperative Doctor of Ministry program in collaboration with the DMin Committee of the Graduate Studies Council (GSC) of the Saskatoon Theological Union (STU).

They are looking for a person from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2023.

More details are available online, or you can contact Iain Luke, Chair, Graduate Studies Council of the STU, iain [dot] luke [at] saskatoontheologicalunion [dot] ca

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REA2021 starts tomorrow!

Head on over to the REA2021 annual meeting website for more details. This meeting is happening in a new platform, RunTheWorld, and is full of exciting plenary speakers, multiple RIG papers, and much, much, more.

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Director Lifelong Learning at Meadville Lombard

Meadville Lombard Theological School, located in downtown Chicago, is currently seeking a full-time Senior Director of Lifelong Learning who will be a key player in the success of our co-curricular programs and relaunched Doctor of Ministry degree program.

A graduate theological institution, Meadville Lombard is academically rigorous, spiritually grounded, unapologetically progressive, and deeply committed to teaching and learning for social justice and transformation. Meadville Lombard’s innovative education model is a low residency program grounded in service learning and integrated internships.

Students travel to Chicago two times a year for learning convocations and intensives in addition to regular contact with faculty and students through a variety of standard technology formats. The successful candidate must have competency in functioning in a multiracial, multicultural, and theologically diverse learning and work environment.

Applications will be accepted until August 15, 2021, and more details are available online.

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Lecturer in African and African diaspora philosophy

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University invites applications for a full-time, academic year appointment in African and African diaspora philosophy and religion, or ethics and moral philosophy at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning August 30, 2021. Teaching duties include introductory courses in ethics as well as at least one MA-level course in African and African diaspora philosophy and religion or comparative ethics. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities may include participation in department, school, and university activities. The teaching load for the year is three courses per semester (fall and spring). Funding for research and/or travel to participate in academic conferences is available.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies and graduate degrees in Philosophy, including the M.A. in Philosophy (including Philosophy and Social Policy) and a joint MA in Ethics, Peace and Human Rights. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at

Details for applying are online.

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Director of Spiritual Formation

This is a full-time appointment to serve as the Director of Spiritual Formation for Jesuit School of Theology students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders at Santa Clara University, beginning on August 15, 2021. This position reports to the Senior Assistant Dean at JST and serves as one of three members of the Cluster for Formation and Ministry.

The Director of Spiritual Formation is responsible for the successful promotion, development and administration of spiritual formation for JST stakeholders, for preparing spiritual directors, and for supporting the liturgical life of the school, including programs and events.

  1. Develop a formal Spiritual Formation Program within JST-SCU to support all members of the community, collaborating with internal constituencies at JST and the main campus on a strategic plan.
  2. Provide spiritual direction, including direction according to the Ignatian tradition, to JST community, through retreats, programs, and direct guidance.
  3. Create programs to prepare spiritual directors, including direction according to the Ignatian tradition, in collaboration with JST academic program directors.
  4. Coordinate the liturgical life of the school, including sacristan support for the Chapel, daily masses, and special liturgical events, in collaboration with the Rector of the Jesuit Community of Berkeley and the JST Dean.
  5. Establish and operationalize formal Advisory Board procedures, commensurate with the strategic vision and priorities of the Spiritual Formation Program and of JST.
  6. Oversee and coordinate provision of spiritual formation resources to alumni, benefactors and the larger community.
  7. Coordinate programming with Director of Ministerial Formation and Assistant Dean of Student Life.
  8. Serve as an effective and respected colleague and team member at JST and a leader in relation to external publics

More details are available online.

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Instructional Designer

Union Presbyterian Seminary (UPSem) invites applications and nominations for an Instructional Designer. The physical location of this position will be on the Richmond or Charlotte campus and is negotiable. Wherever located, the incumbent in this position will serve instructional design needs on both campuses and therefore will travel to the campus where the position is not located. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position with primary responsibility in administration, with year-round responsibilities. The person appointed to this position will be assigned a faculty rank commensurate with their background and qualifications for this position, and will report to the VP for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean (Richmond campus).

Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references, should be addressed to Ken McFayden, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean, Richmond Campus, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227, staylor [at] upsem [dot] edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Please see the position description for more information.

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