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Assistant Professor in the History and Practice of Christian Worship and the Arts

Employer
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Location
Tennessee, United States
Salary
Not specified
Posted date
Oct 4, 2017

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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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 Religion in 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. (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php). 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.

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