Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations
for the Luce Dean’s Fellow in the History and Practice of Christian
Worship and the Arts beginning fall 2018. This is an assistant
professor, tenure-track level position that may become an endowed
chair upon successful completion of tenure. The appointment
includes responsibilities for teaching and research in Christian
worship and liturgical arts and administrative oversight of the
the Arts and Contemporary Culture (RACC) program. It also
entails advising in both the divinity degree programs (MDiv and
MTS), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership,
and the graduate department of religion (MA, PhD), which prepares
students for teaching and research. Appointed faculty will join the
Homiletics and Liturgics Area of the Graduate Department of
Religion, teach the core MDiv requirements in worship and will also
offer a range of courses relating Christian worship and the arts to
practices of ministry and public leadership in today’s world.
Successful applicants will have completed a doctorate or its
equivalent focused on the history, theology and practice of
Christian worship and liturgical arts; an ability to teach a wide
variety of students; interest in working with other University
units such as the Blair School of Music, the department of history,
art, or the history of art; and interest in facilitating programs
for local clergy, laity, and public leaders. Applications from
underrepresented candidates are especially welcome. The school has
strong commitments to social justice and places a high value on
diversity among its faculty and student body, as well as in
research and teaching. Successful candidates will evidence
commitment to these priorities.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1,
2017. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation
letters should be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/45660.
Applicants will be able to establish a free Interfolio Dossier
& Portfolio account.