Great Religions/Chapel House, Colgate University

Position ID:Colgate-Great Religions/Chapel House-GRCH [#1556]
Position Title: Director of the Study of the Great Religions of the World and Director of Chapel House
Position Location:Hamilton, New York 13346, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Great Religions / Asian Studies, East Asian Languages & Literatures, Philosophy, Religion
Appl Deadline:2013/04/30 finished (posted 2012/06/15, finished 2013/11/03, listed until 2013/04/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Colgate University seeks candidates for the position of Director of the Study of the Great Religions of the World and Director of Chapel House. The successful candidate will hold a position in an academic department (e.g. Religion, Philosophy, Asian Studies, East Asian Languages and Literatures) with a half-time teaching load. Candidates should have scholarly expertise in The Study, Pedagogy, and Practices of Contemplative Traditions, and Inter-religious Dialogue. Ph.D., Th.D., or the equivalent and teaching expertise in religious studies is required but rank and academic specialization are open. Preference will be given to candidates whose scholarly record warrants a senior academic appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Applications from candidates with other appropriate backgrounds will also be considered. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership, vision, planning, and management for the Fund for the Study of the Great Religions of the World and for Chapel House. Previous programmatic, administrative, budgetary, and supervisory experience is preferred. Chapel House was founded in 1959 as an interfaith retreat center for meditation, reflection, and study. Please see The Fund for the Study of the Great Religions of the World supports programming to enrich the understanding of religion and spirituality on Colgate’s campus and beyond. Colgate is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Central New York. Colgate faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. AA/EOE. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body furthers the University’s educational mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Preliminary interviews will take place at the American Academy of Religion meetings in Chicago, November 17-20, 2012 and by Skype. Review of candidates will begin on October 31, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Letter of interest, vita and supporting materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: Nominations are welcome and should be sent to Steven Kepnes, Ph.D., Chair of Chapel House Search,

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Steven Kepnes
Department of Religion
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346

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