Adjunct Instructor - Religious Studies

DESCRIPTION OF JOB

Responsibilities:

The Religious Studies department is seeking a Jewish scholar to serve as co-instructor for a new course on Jewish-Christian Dialogue beginning in the Fall of 2017 (8/23 to 12/13). The course includes an overview of foundational beliefs and practices of these distinct-but-related traditions with a special focus on the variety of cultural and intercultural contexts in which adherents practice their faith today. Students study, witness and engage different models of interfaith dialogue as partners consider the historical causes and effects of anti-Semitism and the Holocaust and some of the ethical, theological, economic and political issues dividing and uniting the worldwide Jewish and Christian communities today. This seminar includes guest lecturers from Sisters Rose Thering & Marie Stephen Reges Foundation on Jewish-Catholic Relations and Holocaust Education, participation in local interfaith efforts to address social justice and ecological issues, observation of Jewish and Christian liturgical celebrations, student presentations and the writing of a Personal Mission Statement. For more information, full course description and sample syllabus contact Dr. John Leonard at jleonard@edgewood.edu. Applications will be reviewed beginning 4/11/17 and hiring completed by 5/20/17.

Qualifications, Required Knowledge and Skills:

The candidate will hold a Ph.D., D. Min., or Master’s degree in Rabbinic Studies, Jewish Studies, or related field and demonstrated expertise in inter-religious or cross-cultural religious dialogue. Priority will be given to a candidate with experience team-teaching courses which include significant community-based engagement and learning.

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment, and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.

The candidate must demonstrate multicultural competence – the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources – ARSD
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer