Job Opening: Assistant Professor in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies

Post Status: Replacement Post for a staff member on leave from 1st January 2014 to 31st August 2016
Department/Faculty: Confederal School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2
Salary: This appointment will be made on the Department of Education and Skills Lecturer Scale in line with current Government pay policy
Closing Date: 12 Noon on Thursday 24th October 2013.

This replacement post for a member of staff on a career break will support the current M.Phil. course in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies (IT&IS), based in Dublin, and ISE’s wide-ranging doctoral degrees programme in Dublin and Belfast. Candidates should have an appropriate academic background in intercultural theology and interreligious knowledge including Ph.D; teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to students from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds and age; competence in methods appropriate to higher theological education; a demonstrable record in and focussed plan for research activity according to Trinity College norms. In-depth knowledge of Christian theology and at least one other religious tradition/context is essential. As part of the IT&IS team, the successful candidate will be ready to provide the required modules and to enhance ISE’s intellectual enterprise of graduate teaching, research, social and ecumenical engagement; to work strategically with the other departments in the Confederal School of Religions, Theology and Ecumenics, and with research and administrative sectors in the university; and to develop links with theological and interreligious institutions and with civic, national and international bodies in the required fields of intercultural theology and interreligious dialogue and transformative learning.

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