Duke University Divinity School is seeking applications and nominations of candidates for the Irene and William McCutchen Professorship. The holder of this endowed position will serve as the Director for the Divinity School’s Center for Reconciliation, effective July 1, 2018. The position is for a regular-rank member of the Divinity School faculty at the assistant or associate professor level, with a preference for the latter, with the possibility of tenure, who will usually teach two courses across the academic year in both residential and hybrid programs, in a field of scholarly expertise that can be cogently related to theologies and practices of reconciliation and the formation of a shared life amid conflict, difference and deep disagreement. The central responsibility of the director of the Center for Reconciliation (CFR) is to provide intellectual and strategic leadership by guiding the overarching planning and program development of the Center, facilitating greater integration of current and future CFR initiatives with faculty research and student coursework at the Divinity School, partnering with the Office of Black Church Studies on visioning and collaborative projects, discovering and assisting connections with the wider Duke University and Durham communities, and convening local and international scholars and practitioners for conversations and scholarship around themes pertaining to theologies and practices of reconciliation and the formation of a just and loving common life. An academic doctorate (Ph.D., Th.D. or equivalent) in a relevant discipline is required. Prior leadership, management, strategic planning and/or administrative experience is strongly preferred. Lay or ordained ministerial experience is desirable.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three persons from whom letters of reference may be obtained. Women, ethnic minorities, and persons from the Methodist/Wesleyan tradition are strongly encouraged to apply. Nominations and applications should be sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9696. Review of applications and nominations will begin November 1, 2017.
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