Post doctoral fellowship available at University of Michigan

2017 NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to scholars who are engaging in diversity scholarship, in any field or department represented at the University of Michigan’s schools and colleges.

NCID provides $55,000 per year for the winning candidates.
The application deadline is November 1, 2017.

Applicants can get more information at NCID Postdoctoral Fellowship

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Religious educators needed in US Military

I recently received a note from Donald Ericson, who is the Religious Education Program Director for the Army in the US:

I am trying to get greater exposure to our job listings as Religious Educators working for the Department of the Army as a civilian employee. The work is challenging, rewarding and diverse.

Currently we have three Director of Religious Education positions listed on USA JOBS.
Please forward these announcements to anyone or list them or distribute them to anyone who you think might be interested in these opportunities:

You can write to him for information, if you are interested:

Donald Ericson II
HQ Installation Management Command
Religious Education Program Director
2405 Gun Shed Rd, Bldg 2261
JBSA Ft. Sam Houston, TX 78234

donald (dot) e (dot) ericson (dot) civ (at) mail (dot) mil

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Director of Professional Formation

The Iliff School of Theology invites applications for the position of Director of Professional Formation. The Director reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty.

The Director of Professional Formation is responsible for curriculum development and pedagogical oversight of contextual/community-engaged education including internships, development of immersion program and international learning policies and faculty training, and development of faculty training and resources for contextual/community-engaged education (community-engaged pedagogy and scholarship). The Director works closely with students to guide these aspects of their education. The Director has a term faculty appointment, which includes teaching up to 8 credits in relevant areas of academic expertise, scholarship in areas relevant to the position, service to Iliff, to Church, and Community. The Director sits on the Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Council.

Deadline to apply is October 15th. More information is available online.

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New film grant award available to Latinx filmmakers

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures has created a new filmmaking grant — the “Adan Medrano Legacy Award in Film” — named to honor a wonderful artist whom many of us in REA are privileged to know as a friend. Please share the information about the grant widely in your networks, it is a $10,000 grant opportunity open to emerging video/filmmakers who demonstrate a compelling body of work that contributes toward cultural understanding and social justice. More information available online.

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CFP: Education and Religion in a Secular Age

One of our members, Prof. Dr. K. H. (Ina) ter Avest, emerita professor in Education and Philosophy of Life, at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences, and former senior lecturer Pedagogics of Religion, VU University Amsterdam, is guest editing a special issue of the journal Education Sciences. The issue will be focused on education and religion in a secular age, and she has posted the call for papers, with essays due June of 2018. Please take a moment to consider responding to the call, and sharing it out widely.

Here is a brief excerpt from the call:

As scholars in the field of education we wish to contribute to the ongoing debate on secularization and pluralization, focusing on the meaning thereof for the education of today’s youngsters—being the constructors of tomorrow’s world. In this Special Issue we explore different aspects of Education and Religion in the 21st century. Of course we will meet the need for conceptual clearness of core concepts, such as secularization, pluralization, religion, worldview and education. The different ways of perceiving ‘a secular age’ in different national and cultural contexts will be explored. The variety of ways responding to modernity’s challenges in education will be studied, in relation to the change of religion’s position in the different national and cultural contexts.

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Full time faith formation, Lutheran church in Lansdale, PA

Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansdale, PA is seeking a full time director of faith formation. This position is responsible for developing and managing the teams of adult and youth, who will vision, plan and implement programming, teaching, training, and fellowship that engage all generations in faith formation activities. The position is full-time with benefits. The beginning date is September 1, 2017. Full description and qualifications available online.

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Save the date: REA at AAR, November 19

P19-400
Religious Education Association
Theme: Teaching In and For Multifaith Contexts: Concepts and Practices

Sunday – 6:45 PM-8:15 PM
Marriott Copley Place-Boston University (Third Level)

How shall we educate our faith communities so that they can practice hospitality in the world of many faiths? How are we to prepare religious leaders who are capable of leading congregations and communities in the practice of hospitality in a multifaith context? How are we to equip religious leaders in the practice of ministry in interfaith settings? What curriculum design, educational programs, and pedagogies shall we pursue to lead and minister effectively in a multifaith setting? These are the larger questions that framed a new shared book project, Teaching for a Multifaith World (ed. Eleazar S. Fernandez, Wipf and Stock 2017). This session will be an interactive engagement with several of the authors from the book, focused on sharing both conceptual frames and pragmatic practices for doing this work.

This session is an opportunity to connect with the Religious Education Association, a related scholarly organization of the AAR. We value interdisciplinary and intercultural research at the intersections of religion and education (see www.religiouseducation.net).

Panelists:
Justus Baird, Auburn Theological Seminary
Ruben L. F. Habito, Southern Methodist University
Mary E. Hess, Luther Seminary
Lucinda Mosher, Hartford Seminary
Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Claremont School of Theology
Jennifer Howe Peace, Andover Newton Theological School
Daniel Schipani, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

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Share our meeting flyer!

Plans continue for our next annual meeting to be held November 3-5 in St. Louis, Missouri. We now have two versions of a flyer that you can download and print, or send to friends and colleagues electronically.

This is a great way to start a conversation about our organization, and invite people to join us for the meeting.

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Practical theology at Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University has posted a position of Assistant Professor of Ministry and Practical Theology. Deadline for applications is September 15.

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Center for Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

Springfield College, a private, comprehensive institution, in Springfield, Massachusetts, has recently created the Center for Excellent in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship to foster intellectual engagement across its curriculum through evidence-based programs and services that increase collaboration, communication, and community to enhance student learning.

The new Director will report to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and will work alongside the College’s academic leaders to identify, develop, launch, and assess programs that offer professional development and creative opportunities that support teaching, service, and scholarship, and the College’s Humanics philosophy: education of the whole person—in spirit, mind, and body. An announcement of the search, which includes more information about the position and the institution, is available at http://www.rpainc.org/post/SpringfieldCETLS.pdf.

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