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Faculty Director, Black Church Studies

Duke University Divinity School
North Carolina, United States
Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 6, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Divinity School

Faculty Director, Black Church Studies

Duke University Divinity School is seeking a Director for the Office of Black Church Studies, effective July 1, 2018.  The position is for a regular-rank member of the Divinity School faculty with the possibility of tenure at the associate or full professor level, who will teach in residential and hybrid programs, two courses engaging the intersection of Black Church Studies with at least one other scholarly field related to one of the academic divisions of the Divinity School (biblical, historical, theological, ministerial).   The central responsibility of the director of the Office of Black Church Studies (OBCS) is to provide intellectual and strategic leadership by guiding the overarching planning and program development of the Office, supporting student formation, organizing events and lectures, partnering with the Center for Reconciliation on visioning and collaborative projects, and fostering and strengthening community relations and connections with the wider Duke University and Durham communities. Faculty rank and salary will be set according to qualifications and experience. A Ph.D., Th.D., or the equivalent is requisite. The M.Div. degree (or equivalent) is strongly desirable, as is lay or ordained ministerial experience within the black church.

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 Review of applications and nominations will begin November 1, 2017.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, or disability.

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