Core Faculty Position, Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program

Hartford Seminary invites applications for the position of Director of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, a core faculty member of Hartford Seminary within the Duncan Black Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations. The appointment begins in fall 2019.

The candidate should have experience in chaplaincy and demonstrate expertise in a foundational field of Islamic Studies, such as Scriptures, Law or Theology. Preference will be given to candidates whose work exhibits appreciation for contemporary significance and relevant methods. The successful candidate must be able to teach at the introductory and advanced graduate levels, and must be able to guide and advise students within the Islamic Chaplaincy Program, including field placements and CPE settings.

Rank is open; Ph.D. or suitable equivalent degree strongly preferred.

This position carries the teaching load of four courses per year, a student advising load expected of all faculty, and regular faculty committee, administrative, research, and service responsibilities as well as the responsibility of directing and administering the Islamic Chaplaincy Program of the seminary.

Hartford Seminary is an innovative institution that has long led the way in new directions for theological education. Its small size and ample resources make it a place for close personal engagement with colleagues, coupled with nimble and creative approaches to exploring the emerging dynamics in American religious life. Both teaching and scholarship are balanced, realistically supported in the faculty workload, and thus complement one another while contributing to the intellectual ethos of the school as a place of advanced learning.

The seminary is a distinctive institution that combines two features not typically found together in theological education. One feature is a longstanding commitment to use grounded research to examine and understand the wide variety of faith communities and patterns of belief. There is significant capacity at Hartford to explore the practical realities of American religious life, both sociologically and theologically. Another feature is a serious, concrete engagement with multifaith concerns and religious pluralism, especially through a long involvement with Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations. Faculty and students typically come from different strands of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, both domestically and internationally, mutually committed to fostering interreligious dialogue for the sake of a more faithful and peaceful world.

Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application must be submitted electronically to Ms. Lorraine Browne at lbrowne@hartsem.edu and includes a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders. Initial interviews will be held at AAR and MESA. For further information, please contact Prof. Timur Yuskaev, Chair of the Search Committee, at yuskaev@hartsem.edu.

Hartford Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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