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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Education Specialist (PCUSA)

The PCUSA Board of Pensions is seeking an Education Specialist who will have responsibility for assisting in the design and delivery of education and training seminars to support targeted audiences in understanding and best utilizing the Benefits Plan. More details are available for download.

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Early registration now open for REA 2017

Early registration for the 2017 REA Annual Meeting is now open. Early bird rates are only available through September 15th, so be sure to register before the deadline. Once registered you will receive an invitation to Sched, where you can update your personal profile. In late July we will send another email via Sched inviting your to sign up for specific paper sessions, and other elements of the meeting. Join us for this exciting conference!

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Academic & Community Relations Coordinator

Iliff School of Theology is looking to hire an academic and community relations coordinator. This position is available to someone with a master’s degree. More details are available online, and the deadline for applications is May 30th.

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CFP: Catholic Identity in Context

The Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Justice at the University of San Francisco is inviting submissions for a volume (or series, depending on numbers) on Catholic identity in context. The contexts for exploration are:

  • primary and secondary education
  • service, healthcare, and social ministry
  • university teaching, research, and administration

The essay should be approximately 3500 words in response to this prompt:
How do you promote dialogue, formation, and critical engagement around Catholic identity in your context? Name the challenges, tensions, opportunities, and questions you encounter in your work.

Please see the full text of our call for papers here, and feel free to circulate this CFP among your networks, including colleagues and alumni of your programs. Submissions are due August 15, 2017, and authors will be informed of acceptance by mid-September. All essays will be reviewed by an editorial board prior to publication.

For more information or to submit your work, contact Erin Brigham, PhD, director of the Lane Center.

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Christian Education, Union Presbyterian, Charlotte

Union Presbyterian Seminary announces a search for a faculty position of open rank in Christian education on their Charlotte campus. Full details are available online, and the deadline is September 1st.

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Faith matters in public life

The Nuremberg Forum, held in Germany in October 2016, discussed major aspects of public theology. Here’s a lovely overview of the event.

 

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Journal re-use guidelines for authors

Taylor & Francis has given us a succinct FAQ on ways in which authors of articles in the journal might re-use their original content. Please note the distinctions made there between “accepted manuscript” (which is prior to copyediting and typesetting), and “article” (which is a fully published version).

 

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Director of Contextual and Experiential Formation

As the chairperson leading the search committee for the Director of Contextual and Experiential Formation at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, I want to make you aware of our active search and share the position description with you. It is my hope, that as a leader in your community, that you will share the attached description with others and urge those that may be good candidates to consider applying for this important role in forming leaders for Christ’s church at work in the world.

The Search Committee for the Director of Contextual and Experiential Formation will be accepting nominations and applications on a rolling basis. The candidate pool will be narrowed in the week of May 22, 2017 and applications will be accepted until a new Director is selected. For the most favorable consideration, applications should be submitted by Monday, May 15, 2017. We are looking to fill this position in July 2017.

Questions, nominations and application materials should be submitted to:

Danette Miller, Chairperson
Search Committee, Director of Contextual and Experiential Formation

Materials should include a letter of candidacy that responds to the position description, a CV or résumé, and the names and contact information (email and phone) for three references, none of whom will be contacted until a later stage of the search and not without the formal permission of the candidate. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidence.

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Ex Dir Shalom Hill Farm Ministry

Shalom Hill Farm is a retreat and learning ministry in southwest Minnesota, affiliated with the ELCA. They are currently searching for a new full time executive director, and welcome applications from people with a heart for this work — ordained, non-ordained, Lutheran, not Lutheran, etc. Details are available here. Deadline for applications is June 15th.

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