Emory University Assistant Professor in Catholic Studies in Atlanta, Georgia


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885520:Candler School Of Theology

Job Description:

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Catholic Studies. The position will begin in Fall 2018. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 31, 2017.

The successful candidate will have a research focus that substantively relates to Catholic Studies but may be rooted in a number of disciplines, including but not limited to theology, liturgical studies, Hispanic studies, sociology of religion, or religious education. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the capacity to design and direct the emerging Catholic Studies program at Candler. Experience with Latino/a/x communities is encouraged. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate research and teaching within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential, as is attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity.

The person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in her or his area of specialization as courses in Catholic Studies within the individual's disciplinary interests. The appointee will have a regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program and demonstrate an ability to pursue a research and publication agenda that would equip the individual to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Candidates should apply online at http://www.hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: Catholic Studies Search, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to rwpolle@emory.edu . Direct any questions to Dr. Rex D. Matthews, Search Chair, at rex.matthews@emory.edu .

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Candler School Of Theology

Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Catholic Studies

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About Candler School of Theology

Candler School of Theology at Emory University prepares real people to make a real difference in the real world. An intellectually vital, internationally distinguished, and intentionally diverse university-based school of theology, its mission is to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church’s ministries throughout the world. Candler is dedicated to expanding knowledge of religion and theology, deepening spiritual life, strengthening the public witness of the churches, and building upon the breadth of Christian traditions, particularly the Wesleyan heritage, for the positive transformation of the church and the world. It is one of 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church, with an enrollment of nearly 500 students representing 39 denominations and more than 8,000 alumni worldwide.

Emory University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Georgia State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Emory University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).