Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice Academy of Fellows

Rice University’s Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance is pleased to invite applications for sponsorship to the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows Program. The two-year Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to exceptional scholars who have recently earned a doctoral degree in any area and who want to pursue research with faculty at Rice University. Rice Academy Fellows application requires sponsorship by a Rice University faculty member in a dual sponsorship structure. This call is for consideration for sponsorship by the Boniuk Institute in the Institute’s area of interest and in specific disciplines for the Rice Academy of Fellows. 

Please submit the research proposal and CV to Hayley Hemstreet at hjh2 [at] rice [dot] edu. Application materials are due December 15, 2023.

To see more, please check the attached document.

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Union Presbyterian Seminary to Inaugurate Rev. Dr. Rebecca L. Davis as the Sarah Belk Gambrell Professor of Christian Education

Charlotte, NC (November 16, 2023)—On December 2 at 11:45 a.m., Union Presbyterian Seminary will formally inaugurate Rev. Dr. Rebecca L. Davis as the Sarah Belk Gambrell Professor of Christian Education at Sharon Presbyterian Church.

To read the complete press release about the Inauguration, please click this link.

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REA LGBTQ+-Allies Working Group – Fall Gathering, Dec 2

The LGBTQ+ – Allies Working Group will be having a Fall gathering on Dec 2
(Saturday), 9.00am-11.00am (Eastern Time).

Sheryl A. M. Metzgner will be sharing her research entitled ‘Homesteading’ on the
Journey of LGBTQ Spirituality: Movements of Making a Home for the Self.  Sheryl
is in our working group and she is currently a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of
Theology and Religion at the College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham.
Responding to her presentation is Dr. Michael Campos from De La Salle University in
Manila. Michael researches at the intersection of Filipino-American
diaspora, postcolonial theory, queer theory, and critical pedagogy.

We will have a group conversation after Michael’s comments.
If you’re not in our mailing list and would like to attend, please email us at:
rea [dot] lgbtqplus [dot] wg [at] gmail [dot] com
We will send you the Zoom link for the event.
Hope to see as many of you for this gathering.

Regards,
Alfred & Robin
Your lovely coordinators

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Networking Coordinator of the Religious Education Association 

Networking Coordinator of the Religious Education Association – You are invited to apply for the position of Networking Coordinator. Dr. Mary Hess has retired after eight years of dedicated service in the position. We currently have the wonderful Dr. Eser Kim as our interim Networking Coordinator for one year. The primary tasks of the networking coordinator are overseeing REA’s website and related communications work. The networking coordinator works closely with the REA executive secretary, Tenseg (our tech team), REA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion officer, the program chair(s) of the annual meeting, and the board of directors to see that the mission of the REA thrives. A full position description is available upon request from the executive secretary: Dr. Lakisha Lockhart (secretary [at] religiouseducation [dot] net).

A successful networking coordinator will have an advanced degree in and knowledge of the field of religious education. The person will have a high degree of self-direction, administrative competence, spirit of collaboration, moderate to advanced technological skills, and communication skills. The REA is committed to inclusion and embodies commitments to interfaith, international, and intercultural religious education.

Please apply by sending a CV, cover letter, and three references to Lakisha Lockhart at secretary [at] religiouseducation [dot] net. Candidates will be accepted as long as the position remains open.

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REA Dinner @ AAR

There is still time to sign up for the Wabash-sponsored dinner gathering at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in San Antonio next month. See details in the announcement below. Reservation responses by November 1st appreciated.

REA Dinner @ AAR

  • Sunday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • Location: A local San Antonio restaurant (TBA)
  • An informal gathering and conversation about teaching and learning for REA members attending AAR.
  • No cost for the meal, courtesy of the Wabash Center for Teaching & Learning.
  • Send an email to Karen-Marie Yust (kmyust [at] upsem [dot] edu) to reserve your spot; limit 15 participants.
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Director of Ministerial Formation Position, Saint John’s University Graduate School of Theology and Seminary at Collegeville, MN

Saint John’s University Graduate School of Theology and Seminary at Collegeville invite applications for a full-time Director of Ministerial Formation. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and ministerial service prepare them to direct the ministerial formation and field education programs of the School of Theology and Seminary (SOT/Sem) and to teach graduate courses in pastoral and/or practical theology. Areas of teaching specialization are open within the fields of practical and pastoral theology, including but not limited to pastoral care, pastoral counseling, missiology, ministerial leadership or administration, spiritual formation, chaplaincy, youth or young adult ministry, or a specific area of applied or contextual theology. Intersectional appreciations for culture, race, gender, sexuality, class, and ability are vital.

For more info, please check here and the attached file.

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Opening at Wesley Seminary

Wesley Seminary has an opening for their work with the Christian Parenting/Caregiving grant from the Lilly Endowment. This is for the Project Director/Visiting Administrative Faculty, Wesley Innovation Hub. “The project director or visiting administrative faculty member will embody this ethos as they work with the Wesley Innovation Hub team to implement the Christian Parenting & Caregiving Initiative grant work through 2028. With consultation and support from the other WIH staff, they will lead program design, research, and resource development/curation for the grant. The title will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and is subject to faculty approval.” More information is here: https://www.wesleyseminary.edu/Administration/current-openings/ and click on “Staff Openings.”

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Inhabitants: Indigenous Perspectives on Restoring Our World (movie resource)

This movie INHABITANTS: INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES ON RESTORING OUR WORLD follows five Native American communities as they restore their traditional land management practices in the face of a changing climate. For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain these processes. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities across the US are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. The five stories include sustaining traditions of Hopi dryland farming in Arizona; restoring buffalo to the Blackfeet reservation in Montana; maintaining sustainable forestry on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin; reviving native food forests in Hawaii; and returning prescribed fire to the landscape by the Karuk Tribe of California. As the climate crisis escalates, these time-tested practices of North America’s original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world.

For more information

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Online Forum on Youth Ministry, Princeton Theological Seminary

Topic: Calling: The Future of Youth Ministry

Date: Monday, October 9, 9 am- 3 pm (EST)

This forum is designed for Christian adults who are in a relationship with teenagers and who want to work together to support and nurture young people. If you are a parent, a teacher, a coach, an employer, a caregiver, a volunteer, or a traditional youth worker, the IYM believes you have so much wisdom to share and knowledge to glean from gathering with others who love and work with teenagers.

Register here

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Post-doc in Religion and Jewish Studies, Standford University

Stanford University has announced a new post-doc opportunity in Religion and Jewish Studies. Information may be found here.

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