The National Conference on Medicine and Religion is pleased to issue this call for abstracts for its 2nd annual conference on May 28-30, 2013, in Chicago, IL.
The conference will provide a forum for scholars and health care professionals to ask what it means to care and how religious traditions and practices—particularly those in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—inform possible answers to the question.
What is the care that faith requires, with respect to one’s patients, one’s colleagues, and oneself?
How are professionalized forms of care related to and potentially in tension with the care provided
in other contexts? How do both types of care relate to the care taught by different religious
traditions? What sort of care does contemporary medicine propose to provide and actually provide?
What can we learn from paradigmatic expressions of care found within religious texts and historical
or contemporary religious communities? How do illness experiences and health care practices
inform and shape religious norms and practices? How do religious traditions and practices
challenge or propose an alternative to conventional health care norms and practices?
Keynote speakers include Najah Bazzy, RN (Zaman International and Diversity Specialists and Transcultural Health Care Solutions), David Novak, PhD (University of Toronto), Warren Reich, PhD (Georgetown University), and John Swinton, PhD (University of Aberdeen).
We invite abstracts for 60-minute panel sessions, 20-minute paper presentations, and posters that address the issues at the intersection of religion and medicine. We also invite student participation in an essay contest. For further details and instructions about abstract submissions, please visit us at http://pmr.uchicago.edu/2013-conference. All proposals must be submitted online by 4pm CST, Monday, December 17, 2012. Questions should be addressed to Annikea Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The inaugural conference earlier this year attracted 250 participants from all over the country.
New Theology Review is accepting manuscripts and proposals for a theme issue on Ecology and Theology for its March 2014 issue. Deadline is November 1, 2013.
One of the main activities of the Intergovenmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the preparation of comprehensive assessment reports about the state of scientific, technical and socioeconomic knowledge on climate change, its causes, potential impacts and response strategies. Since its inception in 1988 the IPCC has prepared four multivolume assessment reports. Each assessment report is composed by three working groups. It was primarily the 4th Assessment Report (2007) the alerted the Church and the world to the serious challenges human –induced global warming and climate change pose to all of us.
The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) will provide an update of knowledge on the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change. It will be composed of three working group reports and a Synthesis Report (SYR). AR5 will be published in three parts as follows: The Physical Science Basis, 23-26 September 2013; Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, 25-29 March 2014; and Mitigation of Climate Change, 7-11 and 13 April 2014. It is anticipated that will show more graphically than ever, the necessity for immediate and drastic changes in CO2 levels; indeed, the very existence of
human beings is at stake. (See http://www.ipcc.ch/)
New Theology Review is a Catholic online, open-access journal of theology and ministry published by Catholic Theological Union through the Paul Bechtold Library. Its mission is to serve the Church by providing, through the publication of articles, a forum for theologians and pastoral ministers to engage the Catholic tradition in respectful, constructive, and critical dialogue. Its primary intent and direction is to promote a deeper understanding of the Christian faith and the mission of the Church.
All articles must conform to our submission guidelines, which may be found at:
New Theology Review follows a double-blind peer review process. For additional information, please visit the journal’s website:
Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. We welcome essays on a wide variety of topics. Additionally, we are interested in submissions related to plans for two special issues: one on themes related to debt, indebtedness, or more generally, financial difficulties; and another focused on the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of World War I. For these issues, as more generally, we welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others. To submit an essay, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/soundings. Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
“Professional Ethics and Personal Morality”
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT and Call for Papers
28-31 October, 2013
Lewis and Clark Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Organizers: The United States Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the CGSC Foundation, Inc. will co-host a symposium entitled, "Professional Ethics and Personal Morality.” The symposium will include a variety of guest speakers, panel sessions, and general discussions.
Military warfare requires deliberate moral reflection. In the midst of an increasingly pluralistic and diverse society, military personnel face the challenge of integrating their personal morality and professional ethical obligations in completing their missions. Where are the tensions and conflicts? How might those be resolved? What happens when there is no resolution?
Issues for consideration include, but are not limited to, conscientious objection to military service, integration of openly homosexual soldiers, integration of women in to combat units, as well as the relation of the professional military ethic to the ethical diversity of the society we serve.
Proposed Program: With this in mind we are issuing a call for papers for the conference. The week’s program will cover broad areas with emphasis on the moral dilemma of personal morality conflicting with professional responsibilities. This topic will be approached broadly from many different areas. The symposium will include guest speakers and the presentation of select papers, as well as question and answer and discussion sessions. The authors of the selected papers will be invited to participate on the panels. Additionally, the symposium will feature a reception on arrival day and a dinner with keynote speaker during the week. Send initial abstracts/papers to consider, but not limited to, these topic areas:
• Should women serve in Infantry, Special Operations, and other combat branches? What are the implications of such a change?
• Future of military ethics education in a morally diverse environment.
• How closely should the military reflect social mores? How should the military relate to a society whose mores diverge significantly from the ethic of the Profession of Arms?
• Dissent and the Military. How should Soldiers express their moral dissent with public policy?
• Social Costs of Isolated Military Service: the < 1%
• Impact of the developing concept of Professional Military Ethic on the Future Force.
• Are there ethical costs to constrained resources?
• Ethical lessons learned after 10 years of war.
• How to end a war on terror?
• Moral obligations (Society, Government) to the Soldier after the war.
• What do we owe Afghanistan?
• Legal and moral requirements in service to the state
• Is the Just War tradition part of doctrine in the military services?
• Should military chaplains be required to perform “same sex marriage” ceremonies?
• When and how does private behavior impact/hinder public performance?
• Moral Injury, theory, prevention and aftermath.
• Moral / Ethical fitness- developing fitness and resilience, reacting to moral injury and ethical shortcomings
• The professional, moral, and legal responsibility of the retired military officer to the Army and the United States of America.
• Should Soldiers be concerned about and responsible not only for the conduct of war but also for the Cause? Should the moral equality of Soldiers be reconsidered?
Send abstracts (approximately 300-500 words) for individual papers to the conference coordinator, Chaplain (Major) Sean Wead, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2013
Notification to those who submit: 15 June 2013
Deadline for papers for presentation: 15 September 2013
The Command and General Staff College and CGSC Foundation will publish the proceedings of the conference and selected papers on line.
For additional information on the symposium please contact Chaplain Sean Wead at 913-684-3270.
Papers for presentation at a Symposium on: “Interdisciplinary Studies: The Next 25 Years,” Hilton Pasadena, California, USA, 1-4 August 2013.
Call for Papers/Registration at: www.JIS3.org/symposium2013.htm
Send 250-word Abstracts to: email@example.com Deadline: April 15, 2013.
Following the conference, fully developed papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies XXVI 2014.
Character Project Summer Seminar: “Character: New Perspectives and Empirical Discoveries”
June 17-29, 2013
Wake Forest University
Seminar Leader: Dr. Christian Miller, Director, The Character Project
One of the leading topics in contemporary ethics has been the existence of character and virtue in light of various results in psychology. Some have taken these results to call into question whether human beings possess any traditional virtues such as compassion and honesty (Gilbert Harman, John Doris). Others have tried to defend Aristotelian accounts of character from this challenge (Julia Annas, Rachana Kamtekar). Still others have articulated their own positive accounts of character which are informed by the cognitive-affective personality system approach in psychology (Nancy Snow, Daniel Russell). The goal of this seminar is to look closely at the relevant empirical literature and philosophical discussions of it in order to decide for ourselves what the most promising account of character proves to be and what relevance these issues have for ethics more generally.
Participants will receive a stipend of $1,500 for attending, plus have their travel, meal, reading materials, and lodging costs covered. We expect to have several leading philosophers working in this area visit the seminar to each lead one meeting. The seminar meetings will conclude on Thursday, June 27, so that all participants can attend the Character Project final conference on June 27-29.
The application deadline is December 15, 2012. For more details please visit: http://www.thecharacterproject.com/summer.php
SCE colleagues are invited to a worldwide network of scholars-believers who study, teach and contribute to the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary and Interfaith Dialogue, a refereed trilingual thematic annual--a WisdomQuest. Colleagues use JIS articles in their courses in social sciences, humanities, science-ethics-religion dialogue, philosophy, theology (www.JIS3.org/sponsors.htm).
JIS XXV 2013 Call for Papers on: “Brave New World? Genetic Engineering & Human Dignity” (www.JIS3.org/callforpapers.htm). Please participate in the Symposium on: “Interdisciplinary Studies: The Next 25 Years,” Hilton Pasadena, California, USA, 1-4 Aug. 2013, celebrating the Journal’s 25th anniversary. Keynote speakers are Christopher Corbally, SJ, a world-famous astronomer-theologian (Vatican Observatory/University of Arizona), and Margaret Boone Rappaport, Ph.D, an anthropologist/futurist (Tucson, Arizona), on: “Advanced Domains of Thought as a Wellspring of New Knowledge for Our Coming Global Society” (www.JIS3.org/symposium2013.htm).
SCE members are welcome to join the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research as an Associate or Fellow. IIR membership includes subscription to this fine peer-reviewed Christian academic Journal and an informative annual ICSA Newsletter. We highly recommend the interconnected thematic series of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies I-XXV 1989-2013+, which benefits students and faculty in all fields, and encourage colleagues to give a JIS gift set (tax deductible) to their favorite college, seminary, institute, or major public library (online option via PayPal on JIS web at: www.JIS3.org/invoice.htm).
For more than 125 years, Benedictine University has provided a renowned liberal arts education. As part of our mission as an academic community committed to liberal arts and professional education—distinguished and guided by our Roman Catholic tradition and Benedictine heritage—we prepare our students for a lifetime of active, informed and responsible citizenship and leadership in the world community. Benedictine University at Mesa, a newly created branch campus, will offer a private, faith-based education grounded in history, heritage and Catholic tradition. A Benedictine education is global with locations in Mesa, Arizona, more than 40 locations in Illinois including its main campus in Lisle and branch campus in Springfield, four locations in China, and two locations in Vietnam. Forbes magazine named Benedictine University among "America's Top Colleges" for 2012. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University first for the fastest-growing campuses during 2000-2010 in the category of doctoral research institutions.
Classes will begin in September 2013 with degree offerings including a Bachelor of Fine Arts (in partnership with the Mesa Arts Center); Bachelor of Arts degrees in Criminal Justice, Communication Arts, Psychology and Theology; a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition; a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Organizational Behavior; and a minor in Religious Studies. Student Life will include support services, social events, fitness clubs and more. Long-term plans include bringing residential options and intercollegiate sports to campus for men and women.
Benedictine University at Mesa declared a “lecture free” campus: Benedictine University at Mesa’s Curriculum of the 21st century will develop students’ abilities for independent learning, collaborative learning, critical thinking, discovery, inquiry, application and experiential learning. Students will learn how to communicate effectively, think critically, locate and use valid and reputable sources of information to support arguments, analyze situations and create solutions to problems. Regardless of major, the development of these skills will best prepare students for success in the real world experience.
We are looking to hire the “founding faculty” for the initial degree offerings who embrace the effective use of technology, promote an innovative, student-centered, active-learning pedagogy which can be delivered in a variety of formats including face-to-face, blended, and online. Full-time faculty will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor of the Practice and will be on renewable multi-year appointments. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students, program oversight, assistance with student recruitment and advising, and successful candidates will have an interest in the scholarship of pedagogy and engagement.
Theology- Area of specialization is open, with preference given to applicants proficient in one or more of the following areas: 21st century ecclesiology, moral theology (especially bioethics), and/or Bible. Applicants are to be trained in and committed to the Roman Catholic theological tradition, and should hold the STD or PhD degree at the time of appointment. The position requires a mandatum. A record of successful undergraduate teaching is essential, as is a willingness to support the Catholic, Benedictine mission of the university. Because our Mesa campus will be first opening at the time of appointment in July 2013, the successful candidate must have an entrepreneurial spirit. You will have the unique opportunity to help build a brand-new theology department from the ground up (in Fall 2013, you will be the sole theology faculty in Mesa, working in concert with the theologians at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois).
Application Deadline: Positions open until suitable candidates are found. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013. Start date is July 15, 2013.
Application Process: Submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research philosophy which includes a 3-5 year outline of professional and scholarly development plans, contact information for three professional references, and a copy of your transcripts. Official transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation (preferably one of which addresses teaching effectiveness) will be required of finalists on or before campus visits. Applicants should submit required materials through Academic Jobs Online at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Benedictine%20University. Any questions should be directed to: Dr. Mick Carroll, Dean Benedictine @ Mesa firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.888.5506. E.O. E.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenured faculty position in Social Ethics at the rank of Professor, to begin in Fall 2013. The successful candidate will be a distinguished scholar who has a national reputation in social ethics, holds a PhD or ThD in Ethics or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and has a strong record of publications in the field. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. Candidates should have a research record and agenda in social ethics, informed by research and theory in theology, philosophy, and the social sciences. Areas of specialization are open, but particular consideration will be given to candidates with specialized interest in violence and conflict transformation, and in historical and foundational perspectives in social ethics. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities and opportunities include teaching four courses per year in masters and doctoral programs of the School of Theology and BU Graduate School Department of Religious and Theological Studies, some of which may be in collaborative programs with other Boston University schools. In addition, the Muelder Professor will have the opportunity to give leadership, with others, in the School of Theology’s Program in Religion and Conflict Transformation. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. The salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications – including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately) – should be sent to Dr. James Walters, Chair, Muelder Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215.
E-mail and FAX applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
Concordia College (Religion Department) seeks candidates for a tenure-track position in Environmental/Ecological Theology, beginning August, 2013. The ideal candidate should be trained in theological, ethical, and/or historical approaches to the study of religion and the environment. Responsibilities include a teaching load of six courses a year (3 per semester), teaching Core, introductory and advanced religion courses including Religion and Ecology, Environmental Ethics, God: the Question and the Quest, Christian Ethics in the Human Community, and Christianity and Religious Diversity.
Additional responsibilities include developing and leading international study programs, advising and mentoring students, in particular students pursuing either a major or minor in Religion, engaging students in undergraduate research opportunities, participating in department projects and college-wide activities, and contributing to the environmental studies program.
The official announcement can be seen at: https://hr.cord.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1350064075875. Screening continues until position is filled.
The Religious Studies Department of Gonzaga University invites applications for a two-year fixed term, full-time, non Tenure-Track lecturer position beginning fall 2013. This position involves a teaching load of four undergraduate courses per semester in Christian Ethics. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Christian Ethics (exceptional ABD’s will be considered). A secondary expertise (e.g., environmental ethics, sexual ethics, social ethics, feminist ethics, health care ethics, etc.) is desirable.
To apply or view the full position description, please visit our website at https://gonzaga.peopleadmin.com/. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy. As part of the online application process, candidates will be asked to provide contact information for those who will provide three electronic letters of recommendation. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Linda Schearing, Chair, Department of Religious Studies at email@example.com. Position closes on January 31, 2013, midnight, PDT. For assistance with your online application, call 509.313.5996.
Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is also an AA/EEO employer committed to diversity.
Loyola Marymount University, Department of Theological Studies, announces a tenure-track faculty position in Theological Ethics at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2013. Applicants should have expertise in Catholic Social Ethics, especially the “common good tradition” as articulated in Catholic social teaching and in dialogue with the wider debate about justice theories, church and politics, and theology and the public realm. Additionally, engagement with one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: gender and sexuality; globalization, immigration, ethnicity, and culture; ethics of peace and just war theory; economics and environmental sustainability.
Candidates should have a strong commitment to the University mission. In addition to undergraduate major and minor programs, the Department offers Master of Arts degrees in Theology and Pastoral Theology. The Department seeks candidates who are supportive of interdisciplinarity and can articulate an understanding of how social ethical issues can be framed in a highly diverse cultural and religious context. Candidates must show promise and/or a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. Experience with engaged scholarship and learning among diverse communities is desired. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required.
Interested applicants are invited to send curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interest, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts by October 15, 2012 to Dr. Roberto Dell’Oro, Chair for Ethics Search Committee, Department of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90045. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion annual meeting in Chicago. Applicants who will not be at the meeting may be requested to have online video interviews.
Loyola Marymount University, a Catholic university in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions, seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote a diverse University community. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)
Marian University, a Catholic and Franciscan institution of higher education, invites applications for the prestigious position of the first Semler Endowed Chair of Medical Ethics. Duties will consist of teaching, scholarly research and presentations, and providing expert consultation on medical ethics issues for the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and the School of Nursing (SON). Marian University is starting the first osteopathic medical school at a Catholic University in the nation. The position will report to the Vice President and Dean of the COM.
The ideal candidate will have an earned doctorate degree with five years of academic teaching experience, demonstrated scholarly productivity, and a distinguished record of leadership in the medical ethics field are required. A strong Catholic background, senior academician, with university experience at the professor or associate professor level is required. The chair will support the university’s Catholic mission and Franciscan values both at the university and in the community. Strong communication skills both written and verbal are an important attribute for the successful candidate.
Specific duties include:
• Develop medical ethics curriculum, provide instruction, design competency assessment tools, and perform course supervision in the COM and SON.
• Teach an ethics course for the university undergraduate programs.
• Consult in ethical issues for the university and its community partners.
• Provide academic scholarly activities to include
o Presentations at regional, national, and international meetings
o Research and publication in peer reviewed journals, periodicals, and books
o Consultations on medical ethics issues with hospital and clinic partners in the COM and SON clinical education network
o Contributions to the Center for Organizational Ethics on educational research initiatives concerning ethical thought and practice in ethics education
o Internal support of interdivisional ethics curriculum planning and specialty seminars, facilitation of campus discussion of ethics issues and participation in the university Ethics Bowl activities
o Collaboration with medical ethics professionals in other academic institutions and
• Participate in advancement and development activities
For more information about Marian University and the College of Osteopathic Medicine visit www.marian.edu/osteopathic-medical-school.
For best consideration submit a CV with a statement of teaching philosophy to Marian University Human Resources, 3200 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222; electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional references will be requested after initial screening. Applications will be received until position has been filled.
Marian University is An Equal Opportunity Employer
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Catholic Education in the Franciscan Tradition
The Graduate Program in Pastoral Counseling of Neumann University, a Catholic University in the Franciscan tradition, invites applications for a full-time position as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling to commence in January 2013. The Pastoral Counseling Program, housed in the Division of Education and Human Services, is a CACREP-accredited program leading to the master’s degree. Applicants should be able to teach various graduate-level theory courses in the Pastoral Counseling curriculum and supervise clinical training of counseling students. Qualified candidates must hold a doctoral degree, preferably from a CACREP-accredited institution, and possess an appreciation for and congruence with the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University. Please submit: an application letter detailing professional affiliations, certification and licensure status/eligibility; current curriculum vitae; and three (3) letters of reference to:
David W. Brownlee
Vice President for Human Resources and Risk Management
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014
Saint Anselm College, a Roman Catholic undergraduate liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Roman Catholic Moral Theology beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will be capable of teaching courses in moral theology, Scripture, and an interdisciplinary humanities program. A Ph.D. is preferred.
Candidates will be interviewed on November 17th and 18th at the AAR meeting in Chicago.
Saint Anselm College is committed by its mission to actively building a diverse academic community that fosters an inclusive environment and it therefore encourages a broad spectrum of candidates to apply. The successful candidate will be supportive of this Catholic college’s mission.
Submit a letter of interest, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts with the names of three references no later than October 22, 2012 online to the attention of Dr. Daniel J. Daly, Chair, Department of Theology via www.anselm.edu/hr. Letters of recommendation can be emailed in PDF format to the department assistant, Denise Reagan at email@example.com.
Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.
Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a tenure track appointment, at the rank of Associate Professor in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) with a joint appointment in the Department of Theological Studies (DTS). The candidate will also be considered to serve as the Director of the PhD Program in Health Care Ethics.
The Albert Gnaegi Center is an independent, degree-granting, and academic Center within the University. It is also the tenure home for its faculty. The Center is dedicated to the teaching, research, and service mission of the University. Center faculty teach graduate level ethics courses in its PhD program, and also teach professional ethics in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing, as well as undergraduate health care ethics courses to Nursing, Public Health, and Health Sciences students. The Center’s PhD program has a Catholic Health Care Ethics Track, and trains scholars and practitioners to work in Catholic Health Care. It also offers an undergraduate minor. The Department of Theological Studies (DTS) offers a BA major and minor, a MA and a PhD. It is home to thirty-one faculty, including four theological ethicists.
The appointee must have a PhD in Theology, with strength in Catholic Theological Ethics with emphasis in Health Care Ethics. She or he will also have a strong publication record, and must be able to teach graduate level courses and to supervise PhD dissertations from the beginning of the appointment. It is also hoped that the appointee will have strong student counseling skills and administrative skills.
Position responsibilities include publishing scholarly work, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in health care ethics and theological ethics more broadly, with the possibility of administering the PhD Program in Health Care Ethics. The successful candidate will be tenured both in the Center for Health Care Ethics and in the Department of Theological Studies. This 12-month appointment has either a 2:1 teaching load, with administrative work as the PhD Program Director in Health Care Ethics (with one, usually cross-listed undergraduate/graduate course, taught between the Center and DTS), plus usual service commitments, or a 2:2 teaching load with usual service commitments (with the same CHCE/DTS teaching distribution mentioned above).
The appointee will report to the Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center, who will be in close consultation with the Chair of the Department of Theological Studies.
Saint Louis University is an urban university ranked as one of the top 5 Jesuit-Catholic universities in the country.
All applications must be made online at http://www.slu.edu/jobs/faculty_job_details.php?i=11234&d=11234jd ; applications must include curriculum vitae, a sample of written (published) work and a cover letter. Applications will remain open until the post is filled.
Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (AA/EOE) and encourages nominations of and applications from women and minorities.
The University of Great Falls is a small, Catholic, liberal arts institution that is student-centered and mission-focused, preparing students for living and making a living. The mission supports the Sisters of Providence values of respect, compassion, justice, charity, excellence, and stewardship. The university implemented a new core curriculum in fall 2010 with a central focus on team-taught Integrated Learning Community courses. The university is now accepting applications from qualified, experienced and enthusiastic professionals for coursework in this position and in support of the core curriculum.POSITION: Full-time tenure-track teaching position in undergraduate programs POSITION AVAILABLE: August 2013 CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
· Teach 12 credits per semester (fall and spring) in the Integrated Learning Communities (i.e., discipline-integrated, team-taught courses).
· Advise undergraduate students.
· Serve as resource for ethics for the development of professional ethics components in a wide range of programs (including but not limited to: nursing, education, legal studies, criminal justice, and the sciences).
· Conduct program assessment and development.
· Provide service to the program, university, profession, and community.
· Serve on faculty governance and university committees.
· Develop and maintain relations with area organizations, including the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings.
· Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Ethics, Philosophy or related field, and should have a specialization in ethics with areas of competency in biomedical ethics, legal ethics, and professional ethics.
· Demonstrates familiarity with the Catholic ethical tradition and the Providence values.
· Experience working in cross-disciplinary learning required; ecumenical and inter-faith experience preferred.
· Applicant must have demonstrated success in teaching a broad spectrum of undergraduate courses both face-to-face and online.
· Understanding of and commitment to University of Great Falls’ mission as a private Catholic liberal arts institution that prepares students for living and making a living.
· Letter of Interest
· Resume/CV detailing professional experience/education
· Statement of Teaching Philosophy
· List of courses taught
· Names of three professional references
SEND TO: Dr. Greg Madson, Academic Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org
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The University of Virginia seeks to make a faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Religious Ethics, with a concentration in Religion, Ethics, and the Environment. The successful candidate's tenure home will be the Department of Religious Studies, but he or she will also be invited to participate in an interdisciplinary initiative in Environmental Humanities in the Institute for Humanities and Global Cultures (www.virginia.edu/humanities).
Candidates must be well-grounded in religious and philosophical ethics and well-informed about environmental sciences and policy. Candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research. PhD must be in hand by appointment start date (August, 2013).
The normal teaching load is 2/2 and includes both undergraduate and graduate courses, some of which will be co-taught with faculty in other departments and schools and cross-listed with those departments and schools.
To apply, please submit a candidate profile through Jobs@UVA (https://jobs.virginia.edu) and attach the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, unofficial transcript and contact information for three references Posting number 0610553. In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to: Prof. James F. Childress, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400126, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126.
For priority consideration all materials must be received by October 28, 2012, but the position will remain open until filled.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The Character Project at Wake Forest University is very excited to launch several funding competitions.
"New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Character" is $300,000 RFP aimed at work in philosophy on the topic of character, and proposals can request between $40,000 and $100,000 for projects not to exceed one year in duration. We hope to make between 5-6 awards.
"New Frontiers in the Theology of Character" is $180,000 RFP aimed at work in theology or religious ethics on the topic of character, and proposals can request between $40,000 and $100,000 for projects not to exceed one year in duration. We hope to make between 3-4 awards.
A residential incentive of $6,000 for one semester or $12,000 for an academic year will be offered to philosophy RFP winners who are willing to move to Wake Forest University during the award period, and this stipend would not count as part of the research funding request. A willingness to move will not be taken into account when evaluating proposals.
Since work here will primarily be theoretical, the funding is aimed at semester or yearlong sabbatical research leave projects involving a book manuscript or series of substantive articles on character.
Participants in the seminar “Character: New Perspectives and Empirical Discoveries”, June 17-29, 2013, will receive a stipend of $1,500 for attending, plus have their travel, meal, reading materials, and lodging costs covered. The seminar meetings will conclude on Thursday, June 27, so that all participants can attend the Character Project final conference on June 27-29. Seminar meetings are expected to last roughly three hours per day. Application Deadline: December 15, 2012. Participation is limited to those working in the fields of philosophy or religion/theology. It is also limited to graduate students or faculty who have had their Ph.D. for ten years or less. Successful applicants can be doing work in any area of philosophy or religion/theology. A background in virtue ethics or the philosophy of character is definitely not required, and those who have worked extensively on the empirical adequacy of character are discouraged from applying. Please see http://www.thecharacterproject.com/summer.php for more information about seminar and application process.
This competition is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
For more details, please visit www.thecharacterproject.com
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The Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at Merrimack College and The William and Mary Greve Foundation announce the availability of grants to encourage the development of interfaith courses for graduate and undergraduate curricula.
Three to five grants of $3,000 to $5,000 each will be awarded according to the recommendations of an independent, international jury of faculty peers and interfaith scholars.
Submission deadline: May 10, 2013
Review of proposals: from May 17 to June 10, 2013
Announcement of winners: June 15, 2013
Courses must have been offered by the end of May 2015.
For detailed appliaction guidelines and more information visit:
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Jack Hill, professor of Religion in AddRan College of Liberal Arts at Texas Christian University, has been granted a 2013-2014 Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship (Distinguished Chair) at Aberdeen University, Aberdeen, Scotland. In addition to researching and writing a book on the relevance of Adam Ferguson’s moral philosophy for teaching ethics today, he will be presenting guest lectures on ethics and his research at the University of Aberdeen and other universities in the U.K.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
In addition, his paper (“Adam Ferguson’s Discourse on “Rude Nations”—An Implicit Critique of Empire from an Unlikely Source”) will be presented the upcoming Annual Conference of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society meeting at the Sorbonne, University of Paris, 3-6 July 2013. His article, “Marx’s Reading of Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Progress” will appear in the Scottish Journal of Philosophy 11/2 (Fall 2013).
Hill has an M.T.S. from Harvard University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Vanderbilt University, with a concentration in Philosophical and Theological Ethics, and a collateral discipline in Sociology of Religion. Before arriving at Texas Christian University, he taught ethics and phenomenology of religion at the Pacific Theological College in Fiji and was Visiting Professor of Ethics at the University of Durban-Westville in South Africa.
Sister Shawnee Daniels-Sykes SSND received the Merit Award for service, professional and academic excellence from the Spelman College’s National Alumnae Association on May 19, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. Congrats!!! She is assistant professor of theology and bioethics at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee.