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The North American Academy of Liturgy maintains a list of current job postings that may be of interest to our members. If you would like to list an open position in liturgical studies, liturgical ministry, liturgical music, or homiletics, please complete this request form.


 

Yale Institute of Sacred Music

Interdisciplinary Fellowships in Liturgical Studies

New Haven, CT

Position Description: The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse cohort of Long-term Fellows to Yale to pursue scholarly and creative projects that connect with the mission of the Institute and are informed by various interdisciplinary perspectives. ISM Fellows are exceptional scholars and practitioners at all career stages whose projects range from studies of Buddhist chant to African American sacred music, and analyses of Medieval ritual to Jewish art. With access to Yale’s unparalleled resources, ISM Long-term Fellows join a vibrant interdisciplinary community for the academic year where they convene regularly with their cohort to share their work in progress. Fellows also have the option to teach interdisciplinary courses based on their area of research at Yale.

The ISM seeks to prioritize applicants for our long-term fellowship competition who perform research and teaching in the field of Liturgical Studies.

The work of the Institute touches a broad array of disciplines, including:

Anthropology ~ African American Studies ~ Area Studies ~ Art ~ Architecture ~ Composition ~ Creative Writing ~ Ethnomusicology ~ Film Studies ~ History of Art or Architecture ~ Latinx Studies ~ Literature ~ Liturgical Studies ~ Musicology ~ Native American and Indigenous Studies ~ Religious Studies ~ Ritual Studies ~ Sociology ~ Theatre Studies ~ Theology

The Long-term Fellowship application is due on October 15, 2022 for fellowships that begin in Fall 2023.

Instructions for Applicants: In addition to a competitive stipend, fellows receive research funds and relocation costs. More information and the application can be found at https://ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows. The application will be available online beginning on August 1, 2022.

For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at ismfellows@yale.edu.

The Yale ISM also offers Short-term fellowships to work in Yale libraries and collections. More information can be found at: https://ism.yale.edu/fellowships/short-term-collections-based-fellowships


 

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Assistant or Associate Professor of Practical Theology

Charlotte NC

Position Description: The person appointed to this position will be based in Charlotte and will teach courses on both the Charlotte and Richmond campuses, as well as across all degree programs and platforms, and through in-person, hybrid, and distance formats. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated competence in pastoral/spiritual care, worship, or preaching, and will offer courses that meet core requirements and electives in areas of professional interest. Preference will be given to applicants with leadership experience in congregations, non-parish ministries, and/or non-profit settings. A candidate with experience and competence in leading congregations and non-parish contexts will be particularly suited for this faculty position, and is expected to be committed to teaching through engagement with contextual pedagogies and reflective practice. The candidate will be expected to make significant scholarly contributions to the field through participation in appropriate academic guilds, as well as research and writing for multiple publics. The new faculty member will have academic advising responsibilities and collaborate with departmental colleagues for new course development and program assessment. In addition, this person will be actively involved in the work of our Centers—The Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation; The Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership; The Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education—while serving as a seminary resource to congregations, denominational entities, and other relevant public institutions.

Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or comparable degree in practical theology, with competence to teach in pastoral or spiritual care, liturgics, or homiletics
  • Qualifications, through academic credentials or professional experience, to teach in a second area in practical theology
  • Demonstrated competence in leading congregations, chaplaincy, clinical pastoral counseling, non-parish ministry contexts, community organizing, non-profit and NGO work, and/or other forms of non-parish work as integral to the ministry of the church
  • Conversance in current theories and scholarship in practical theology, organizational leadership, community organizing, social change, and public theology
  • Engagement in scholarly practices that affirm diversity in an intercultural and religiously plural world
  • Experience in graduate-level teaching
  • Digital literacy and experience with technology-based teaching and learning
  • Commitment to theological education that values diversity and the life and witness of the church in an intercultural, religiously plural world
  • Appreciation for the theology, polity, and practices of Reformed traditions, especially the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Mission Statement: Union Presbyterian Seminary equips people in the ways of Jesus to witness, teach, and live into the movement of God’s Reign through their ministry in the church and world—a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read cultures and circumstances in the light of the rich resources of Scripture and theological tradition.

Union Presbyterian Seminary is a free-standing graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racialethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Therefore, candidates of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply as the seminary strives to increase the diversity of its faculty to achieve its strategic goals.

Deadline to Submit An Application: October 15, 2022

Instructions for Applicants: Letters of application, CV, contact information of the three references should be addressed to Ken McFayden, Academic Dean, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23227, staylor@upsem.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, contact Sung Hee Chang


 

University of Notre Dame

Director of Martens program in Homiletics and Liturgics

Notre Dame, IN

Position Description: The Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full time faculty position as Director of the Marten Program for Homiletics and Liturgics. The Director of the Marten Program bears the primary responsibility for teaching the introductory and advanced preaching courses. The candidate may also teach other graduate or undergraduate courses depending on departmental needs and the candidate’s areas of expertise. This position is open rank as either a tenured or tenure-track position, or an appointment as a non tenure-track Professor of the Practice.

The Director of the Marten Program is responsible for maintaining and building this program in accordance with the donors, who envisioned it to be a nation-wide program for the improvement of preaching in the Catholic Church in all its dimensions. As such the Marten Director works in collaboration with the Department Chair and the Director of the M.Div. program to maintain existing programming (including the annual Marten Lectures and regular preaching conferences) and to develop new programming related to preaching.

The successful candidate will be an experienced preacher. An ability to form pastoral leaders for a diverse Church and world is required. A doctoral degree in homiletics, liturgical studies, pastoral/practical theology, or an allied theological discipline is preferred. Likewise experience in ordained or lay ecclesial ministry in the Catholic Church and administrative experience are preferred.

The successful candidate will be drawn to the mission of the University of Notre Dame, which seeks a distinctive educational and scholarly excellence that is founded on its Catholic identity, and to the contribution of the Theology Department within that larger vision. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu, the Department of Theology at https://theology.nd.edu/, and the University mission statement is at https://www.nd.edu/about/mission/.

Applications must be received by October 1, 2022.

Instructions for Applicants: Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: http://apply.interfolio.com/108693.

The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).


 

Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Chapel Musician & Lecturer in Church Music, CDSP; and Associate for Music, All Souls Parish

Berkeley, CA

Position Description: Serving both Church Divinity School of the Pacific and All Souls Episcopal Parish (located half a mile apart, north of the campus of the University of California, Berkeley), this musician will lead both communities in making music that draws from our inheritance and welcomes new forms and expressions. We seek an inspired, passionate, pastoral musician able to foster creative musical expression (including congregational song and choral and instrumental music), while facilitating and valuing an inclusive worship environment.

Music is essential to worship and life at All Souls Parish, reflecting diverse experiences of God and each other. All Souls practices a liturgy with a wide range of musical offerings, with repertoire including centuries of Christian practice. The congregation may sing chants from the Roman (Gregorian), Orthodox, and Taizé traditions; hymns from 16th-century Germany, 19th-century England, and 21st century America; and folk spirituals from Appalachia along with African-American spirituals and Gospel music, all within a single service. All Souls Parish is a highly inclusive, fun-loving and cerebral crowd united in a commitment to social justice. The successful candidate will get to work with a gifted, brilliant and inspiring clergy and lay team who value the contributions of the parish musician, and a core group of musicians who are talented, dedicated, creative and hungry for guidance and growth. The parish has a huge library of printed music and bulletin archives, and provides a private office for the musician.

Like All Souls Parish, CDSP incorporates a breadth of musical offerings. The Chapel Musician and Lecturer in Church Music, a member of the CDSP faculty, will further the seminary’s commitment to forming lay and ordained leaders for outward-facing ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. The successful candidate should have a deep and growing knowledge of current issues in liturgical musicology as they pertain to culture, race, ability, class, and the dynamics of power and privilege. At CDSP, the chapel program is both the locus for worship and an opportunity for education, reflection and practice for future liturgical leaders. With the Director of Chapel, the Chapel Musician establishes the tone for worship through a climate of hospitality and welcome for students who are learning and for all who worship in the chapel. Through teaching and worship, the musician introduces students to the full range of music resources in the Episcopal Church and expands the repertoire beyond those resources.

Compensation will be negotiated, but will include a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at the new Jordan Court complex completed in January 2022, directly adjacent to All Souls.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ALL SOULS
● Assist the clergy staff with preparation of liturgy.
● Select music for Sunday services and other church happenings in consultation with other music leaders.
● Assist in the preparation of bulletin (providing song references, lyrics, and/or notational graphics).
● Overall direction of the music program including:
● Play and conduct as needed each Sunday at 9am and 11:15am services, weddings, funerals, and holy days such as Christmas, the Triduum, and Easter.
● Direct the Parish Choir and Angel Band and lead weekly practices, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm
● Act as partner musically with the Sunday Night Service, Sundays at 5pm
● Play an active role in weekly staff meeting.
● Project manage, track and schedule:
● Database of interested volunteer musicians
● Songs / works to be performed ‘ad hoc’ or ensemble style – manage rehearsals and scheduling these efforts into services
● Database and relationships with regular paid musicians (e.g. trumpeter, professional soprano and bass)
● Order new music and procure copyrights as needed
● Inspire and recruit singers and instrumentalists to join us; improvise musically with others.

CDSP
● Be present and provide music accompaniment for three services each week during the fall and spring semesters, currently scheduled as follows:
a. Tuesday, 8:30 am, Eucharist
b. Tuesday, 5:30 pm, Evening Prayer
c. Thursday, 5:45 pm, Eucharist
● Be present and provide music accompaniment for one or two services daily during the two weeks of January intersession and June intensive, as scheduled with the Director of Chapel.
● Guide music planning for all services with music accompaniment, working closely with the Director of Chapel and with student officiants for Evening Prayer, preachers at Tuesday Eucharist, and the worship planning team for Thursday Eucharist, and with student officiants and preachers for January and June intensives.
● During the fall and spring semester, participate in weekly planning sessions for Thursday Eucharist.
● During fall and spring semester, recruit and build participation in musical and liturgical performance from the broader CDSP community, direct the seminary Schola, including planning special music for Thursday Eucharist and leading rehearsals.
● Provide feedback for student officiants at Evening Prayer, and coach students in leading sung offices.
● Plan and lead music for Commencement, including hiring guest musicians in accord with budget for the event.
● Teach an elective course on church music during the fall semester.
● Participate in all faculty meetings and conferences.
● Serve on the Worship Committees for the residential and low-residence programs.
Shared Faculty Commitments
● With faculty colleagues, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.
● Collaborate on curriculum development and assessment.
● Collaborate in creating hospitable classroom and community environments in which difference, inclusivity, and racial diversity are valued.
● Collaborate in equipping students to lead in the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in traditional and new ministry contexts.
● Collaborate in further developing intercultural pedagogy and curricula.
● Serve on faculty committees and assume other responsibilities and special projects as required.
● Perform all duties in a manner that promotes CDSP’s mission and core values.
● Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
● Competent and experienced choral director, organist and pianist, and gifted accompanist
● Ability to foster a creative and respectful environment that encourages participation and builds both musicians and the program
● Highly proficient in reading music and writing musical notation
● Familiarity with Finale, Sibelius or other notation software a plus
● Inspired and passionate about growing a church music program
● Openness to collaboration with other musicians and singers in arranging music
● Christian commitment and practice
● Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students
● Strong commitment to the shared work of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in a largely white institutional space
● Strong pastoral, administrative, and collegial skills
● Knowledge of a wide variety of musical cultures and styles

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS
●Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline such as musicology, sacred music, ethnomusicology, composition, organ performance, choral conducting, music theory, music history.
● Experience in directing music in a wide range of musical styles
● Experience managing a music program at a liturgical church (preferably Episcopal)

Deadline to Submit Application: April 10, 2022

Instructions for Applicants: To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references online at https://cdsp.edu/careers-at-cdsp/

For more information, contact Mahmoud Imam.


 

The Catholic University of America – School of Theology and Religious Studies

Tenure-Track in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology (open rank)

Washington DC

Position Description: The School of Theology and Religious Studies of The Catholic University of America seeks to fill a tenure-track position in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology with a focus on Sacramental Theology or Ritual Studies, to begin in Fall 2022.
Applicants should have a doctorate with a specialization in Liturgical Theology, Sacramental Theology, or Ritual Studies and the ability to work with sources in their original languages. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs, advise students, direct master and licentiate theses, doctoral dissertations, show evidence of the capacity to develop a strong original research agenda, and serve on committees of the school and University. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of academic credentials and publication record.
The Catholic University of America is the national university of the Catholic Church and was founded as a center of research and scholarship. We seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: “As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.”

Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2021.

Instructions for Applicants: To apply, please send the following materials to the Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology Search Committee at trs-jobs@cua.edu:

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • three letters of recommendation, and
  • a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how your research, teaching, and service will make a distinctive contribution to the mission of the University and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in Veritatis Gaudium and the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities’ Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Applicants who are Catholic clergy or members of a Catholic religious order must obtain a letter of endorsement from their ecclesiastical superior.

Applications will begin to be reviewed in December 2021. Please send all correspondence to trs-jobs@cua.edu.The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


 

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Practical Theology (Assistant or Associate Rank)

Charlotte, NC

Position Description

The person appointed to this position will be based in Charlotte and will teach courses on both the Charlotte and Richmond campuses, as well as across all degree programs and platforms, and through in-person, hybrid, and distance formats. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated competence in pastoral/spiritual care, worship, or preaching, and will offer courses that meet core requirements and electives in areas of professional interest. Preference will be given to applicants with leadership experience in congregations, non-parish ministries, and/or non-profit settings.

A candidate with experience and competence in leading congregations and non-parish contexts will be particularly suited for this faculty position, and is expected to be committed to teaching through engagement with contextual pedagogies and reflective practice. The candidate will be expected to make significant scholarly contributions to the field through participation in appropriate academic guilds, as well as research and writing for multiple publics. The new faculty member will have academic advising responsibilities and collaborate with departmental colleagues for new course development and program assessment. In addition, this person will be actively involved in the work of our Centers—Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation; Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership; Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education—while serving as a seminary resource to congregations, denominational entities, and other relevant public institutions.

Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or comparable degree in practical theology, with competence to teach in pastoral or spiritual care, liturgics, or homiletics
  • Qualifications, through academic credentials or professional experience, to teach in a second area in practical theology
  • Demonstrated competence in leading congregations, chaplaincy, clinical pastoral counseling, non-parish ministry contexts, community organizing, non-profit and NGO work, and/or other forms of non-parish work as integral to the ministry of the church
  • Conversance in current theories and scholarship in practical theology, organizational leadership, community organizing, social change, and public theology
  • Engagement in scholarly practices that affirm diversity in an intercultural and religiously plural world
  • Experience in graduate-level teaching
  • Digital literacy and experience with technology-based teaching and learning
  • Commitment to theological education that values diversity and the life and witness of the church in an intercultural, religiously plural world
  • Appreciation for the theology, polity, and practices of Reformed traditions, especially the Presbyterian Church (USA)

About Union Presbyterian Seminary

Mission Statement: Union Presbyterian Seminary equips people in the ways of Jesus to witness, teach, and live into the movement of God’s Reign through their ministry in the church and world—a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read cultures and circumstances in the light of the rich resources of Scripture and theological tradition.

Union Presbyterian Seminary is a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racial-ethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Therefore, candidates of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply as the seminary strives to increase the diversity of its faculty to achieve its strategic goals.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022

Letters of application, CV, contact information of the three references should be addressed to Ken McFayden, Academic Dean, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Rd, Richmond, VA 23227, staylor@upsem.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.


 

Vegas Divinity School

Associate Professor of Sample Positions

Las Vegas, NV

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Application Deadline: 09/17/2022

Oklahoma University on the Lake

Executive Director of Awesome Stuff

Tulsa, OK

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Application Deadline: 09/24/2022