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The Earlham School of Religion (ESR) seeks candidates for a half-time teaching faculty appointment in Theological Studies to begin July 1, 2015. Half-time constitutes teaching 3 courses per academic year. This will be a one-year contract, renewable annually contingent upon funding. Relocation to Richmond, Indiana is optional. While no committee work is expected, the candidate would be expected to regularly participate in faculty meetings, either in person or electronically and to provide academic advising to students. Courses would be a combination of online, 2-week intensives, or residential semester courses.
Qualified candidates will have a doctoral degree in Christian theological studies with an expertise in the area of Quaker theology. Candidates must also be in conversation with contemporary trends, such as emergent church, “unaffiliated” spiritualties, and/or other areas where the Quaker witness intersects with contemporary society. Candidates would be expected to contribute to the required courses of Theological Studies currently in the curriculum: Introduction to Theological Reflection, Contextual Theology (generally in conjunction with a 2-week trip to a foreign or domestic site), Constructive Theology, Ethics, and Interfaith Dialogue.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated teaching ability, including the application of emerging educational technologies through online and hybrid courses.
ESR is a seminary of the Religious Society of Friends, though over a third of the students are other than Quaker. ESR has about 100 students and is part of Earlham, sharing its campus with Earlham College, a respected liberal arts college of about 1200 students. ESR is also in partnership with Bethany Theological Seminary, a seminary of similar size, which serves the Church of the Brethren, another historic peace church.
Qualified candidates from the Religious Society of Friends, women, and minorities are especially invited to apply. A cover letter explaining interest in the position, vita, and the names of three references may be sent no later than December 31, 2014 to:
Search Committee Chair
Earlham School of Religion
228 College Ave.
Richmond, IN 47374
Applications will begin to be reviewed in December and the search will continue until the position is filled.
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