Associate Director in the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and ReligionDate Posted: 10/07/21
Job Title: Associate Director
Division : Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
Reporting Relationship Director of the Wabash Center
Exemption Status: Exempt
Work Type: Full time Employ
Payroll Status: Salary
Wabash College seeks candidates for its open position of Associate Director in the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.
The Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion is funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. to enhance teaching of religious and theological studies in higher education. The Wabash Center embodies its mission for the support of faculty through such activities as: educational programming, networking/social media, and curating educational resources. The Associate Director is part of a staff that thinks creatively to organize, support, implement, and assess Wabash Center activities. Specifically, the work of the Associate Director includes assisting with overall administration of the programmatic life of the Wabash Center through critical knowledge of educational design, project management, multimodal resource development, imagination and collaborative skills.
- Participate as a team member to enhance, enrich and facilitate the mission of the Wabash Center
- Assist with design, implementation, evaluation, and long-range planning of the overall programs of the Wabash Center
- Coordinate cohort groups and other programming which can take place on-campus, remote and online
- Facilitate a programmatic portfolio of assorted responsibilities, e.g., design social media campaign, write monthly bulletins, facilitate workshops with leaders, edit journal, attend guild meetings, manage blogosphere, supervise student interns, produce new resources, curate educational resources
- Cultivate and maintain relationships and partnerships with higher education groups and guilds (e.g. SBL, AAR, ATS, FTE, REA, etc.)
- Represent the Wabash Center at professional society meetings, conferences, and in media events, as designated by the Director
- Keep abreast of new developments with the scholarship of teaching and learning with particular emphasis upon religion and theology
- Network with individuals and groups who are current participants and potential participants of the Wabash Center
- Participate in the faculty life of the Wabash College, as time and interest warrants
- Other duties as assigned by the Director
Qualifications, Skills and requirements
- Ph.D. degree or equivalent in fields related to religious education, religion and theology
- Minimum of 3 years of teaching in the fields of theological or religious studies
- Previous experience managing educational programming and curating resources
- Highly values working collaboratively with a supervisor and team members in an ethos of creativity, respect, and collegiality
- Keen ability for collaborative creativity and imagination with a diversity of constituencies from across the U.S. and Canada who teach in a variety of fields and institutional contexts
- Knowledgeable about a variety of approaches and methods in adult pedagogy; preferred expertise in remote and online pedagogies
- Knowledge of digital mediums in education
- Minimum of 5 years of experience with minoritized communities in higher education or beyond
- Knowledgeable of issues of race, class, gender diversities and articulate about the politics of diversity
- Knowledge of issues of racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, islamophobia, etc., and articulate about systemic and structural oppressions
- Knowledgeable about the wide range of cultural epistemologies and associated pedagogies
- Excellent project management and administrative skills
- Pro-active about and experienced working with issues of cultural competence, inclusion, and anti-racism
- Willingness to travel to workshop and conference locations that include overnight stays
- Some remote work possible, as approved by the Director of the Wabash Center, but will be expected regularly on campus as well as for all Wabash Center functions
- Gains satisfaction from interacting and working with teachers, confronting challenging problems in higher education, and learning new skills for better teaching and administration.
Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information of three professional references by choosing “apply now” here or at www.wabash.edu/employment.
In the cover letter, please speak to these questions: (a) What are the current and future challenges of teaching in higher education especially in the fields of religion and theology? (b) What has it meant to be a project manager who has successfully and simultaneously worked multiple projects? (c) What professional insights have you gained from working in racially diverse contexts? Cover letter should not exceed 750 words.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.
Wabash College, a liberal arts college for men, seeks faculty and staff who are committed to providing quality engagement with students, high levels of academic challenge and support, and meaningful experiences that prepare students for life and leadership among diverse populations around the globe. Wabash is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from persons of all backgrounds.
Contact:Catherine A Metz
Director of Human Resources
P.O. Box 352
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
For general questions about the position or the department, contact:Catherine A Metz
Director of Human Resources
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