Post doctoral fellowship in RE and Jewish studies

The Concentration in Education and Jewish Studies (EdJS) at the Stanford Graduate School of Education invites applications for the Jim Joseph Post-Doctoral Fellowship in education and religion for a two-year appointment, beginning in the fall of 2020. 

The EdJS is a unique hub for studies at the intersection of religion and education, and we invite applications from people from any disciplinary background that brings them to ask questions about how people learn to develop, articulate, or practice religious commitments.  We are looking for candidates whose area of research and scholarly interest will most enrich our understanding of the relationship between education and religion, broadly considered, and whose areas of scholarship can be supported by Stanford faculty across the university.  We have a scholarly interest in studies of Jewish education and we understand that there is a great deal to be gained by looking across religious communities, traditions, and phenomena.  

The Fellowship will provide a minimum annual salary of $72,000, and will include benefits. This is a full-time position.  The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at Stanford, and to divide their time between working on research projects coordinated through the EdJS and developing their own research projects.  We may explore opportunities to teach while at Stanford. The Fellow may not undertake any other sustained teaching or employment for the duration of their post-doctoral appointment.

Applicants must have earned the PhD within the past 3 years. Advanced doctoral students applying must include a statement from their dissertation supervisor indicating that they will have the Ph.D. conferred by July 1, 2019. 

Application materials available online, deadline is November 1.

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Science for Seminaries Grant deadline October 1

Science for Seminaries: Integrating Science into Core Theological Education is an initiative designed to promote positive and respectful dialogue between scientists and religious communities by supporting science appreciation among future religious leaders. ATS and AAAS|DoSER will offer grants to a select group of seminaries to support them in their efforts to integrate science into at least two core courses and produce at least one campus-wide science-themed event.

This effort encourages interest within seminaries about the relevance of science to theological education and produce a growing number of pastors equipped to help their congregants find answers to science-related questions. The project’s ultimate goal is to create an atmosphere in places of worship in which science is relevant, complementary, and important to religious worldviews and ultimately promote the appreciation for science in the broader society. For project proposal ideas and information on the Science for Seminaries pilot project, please visit the resource page.

Letters of Interest for the 2020 cohort are being accepted now, up until October 1st.

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Thinking through governance

As the REA Board continues to work on enhancing the transparency and participatory nature of governance in our Association, they are putting together information pages to keep track of what has already been done, as well as any proposed changes that require a change in by-law.

You can read about the governance changes here (a page that will continue to be updated). The Board has also put together a “frequently asked questions” page for a shift to a summer meeting (again, it will be updated regularly).

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Engage REA Board about governance

The second in a series of live zoom meetings will take place this coming Thursday, September 5th at 3 pm eastern, 2 pm central using this zoom link:

Please join the Board to talk about the proposed governance changes. You can read about them here on our website, in preparation for this meeting, as well as in past copies of E-REACH.

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Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Education

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2020-21, to hold the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Education. This position is subject to budget approval, and will be shared between the Mandel Center and a department appropriate to the candidate’s scholarly background. We seek an outstanding junior scholar, with a deep commitment to teaching and to the impact of scholarship on teaching and learning in the field.

Complete information and application instructions are available at

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Wornom Grant deadline approaching

Please help us to publicize the Wornom Innovation grant. There is a flyer you can share out, as well as information here on the website. The deadline for applications (it’s an online process) is September 15th.

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Full time Faith Formation Leader opening (OH)

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, in Columbus, OH is seeking a full-time faith formation leader. Many more details available online.

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CFP: Int’l Knowledge Transfer in Religious Education

Prof. Dr. David Käbisch and Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schweitzer invite chapter proposals for a collection focused on international knowledge transfer in religious education. More details are available on the call itself.

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CFP: Decolonising Religious Education

The British Journal of Religious Education has issued a call for papers for a special issue focused on “Decolonising the Religious Education Curriculum: International Perspectives in Theory, Research, and Practice.” More details are available via this flyer.

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Registration now open

The registration process for REA2019 in Toronto is now open. Early bird rates apply until September 15th. You can see details of the meeting at the conference website and in the April e-REACH. Register now!

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