The Divinity School
Faculty Director of the Center for
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,
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