Earlham School of Religion (ESR), Richmond, Indiana, a seminary in the Quaker tradition, is hiring a full-time, permanent faculty position in Spirituality to start July 1, 2023. A completed PhD is preferred, but ABD may also be acceptable provided the degree is in hand within one year of employment. A Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality would also be considered.
We are seeking a dynamic teacher and scholar grounded in practice of their own tradition who is able to teach introductory and advanced graduate classes including a course in discernment, a survey course of spirituality (e.g., history of spirituality), a spiritual formation course, and perhaps an introduction to spiritual direction. The standard teaching load is six courses per year, which includes this spread of courses in spirituality as well as courses that contribute to other parts of the curriculum in consultation with the Dean. Examples include eco-spirituality, conflict transformation, world religions, writing or theopoetics, and creation care.
Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach creatively in face-to-face, synchronous video (Zoom), and online learning environments. ESR offers courses during the normal academic year in these formats as well as intensives in August, January, and May. ESR programs include an MDiv with several concentrations, an academic MA degree, a practical MA in Peace and Social Transformation, Master of Arts in Theopoetics and Writing, and a Certificate in Spiritual Formation.
Preference is for a candidate who is committed to interdisciplinary work, who has the ability to work with interfaith and contemporary approaches to spirituality, especially combining contemplation and action, and who can work with a theologically diverse student body that includes, for example, LGBTQ+ trinitarians, unaffiliated seekers, and non-theist Friends. Applicants must be committed to working within a Quaker ethos that values integrity, consensus decision-making, equity, justice, and peacemaking. Familiarity with Quaker spirituality is highly desirable.
Review of applications will begin Dec. 15, 2022, with on campus interviews scheduled in February 2023.
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