Instructor/Lecturer on Muslim Spiritual Care

Harvard University

United States

 

Position Description

Harvard Divinity School invites applications for an instructor, or lecturer, for one course on a part-time adjunct academic appointment during the fall semester 2019 (August 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020). The exact title of the appointment will depend upon the academic qualifications of the finalist. Candidates should be practitioners and ideally have pastoral as well as previous teaching experience. 
The holder of this position will teach a course entitled “Spiritual Care from a Muslim Perspective” at the Harvard Divinity School. This course will introduce students to practices of spiritual care in Muslim communities. It will survey different spiritual care practices embedded in different Muslim cultures, focusing on the relevant application of practices in North America with a special emphasis on contemporary issues. The course will be aimed at students who might serve as Muslim chaplains or have pastoral care responsibilities in Muslim communities. The course will make use of meditative, philosophical, counseling, and psychological practices that have relevance and meaning in personal journeys of Muslim spiritual experience.. The course should also be useful to students from different religious traditions and backgrounds who are interested in personal and professional spiritual care, chaplaincy, pastoral care, and counseling .

An advanced degree in Theological/or Religious Studies is required. Candidates should demonstrate experience and excellence in teaching. Previous publications in the area of the appointment are desirable, though not required.
A current CV, cover letter, representative course evaluations, and the names of three references the school may wish to contact are required.

 

Basic Qualifications

An advanced degree in Theological/or Religious Studies is required. Candidates should demonstrate experience and excellence in teaching. Previous publications in the area of the appointment are desirable, though not required.
A current CV, cover letter, representative course evaluations, and the names of three references the school may wish to contact are rApplicants should demonstrate the following qualifications: (1) completed advanced degree and/or previous pastoral experience, (2) prior experience teaching at the graduate level, and (3) sensibility to a multi-religious, diverse student body. Publications in the field are desirable, though not required.

 

Additional Qualifications

Please also submit the following materials with your application:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Application letter
3) List of References
4) Proposed brief course description

 

Special Instructions

Harvard Divinity School does not provide visa sponsorship for adjunct teaching positions. Please note that attorneys representing individuals are not authorized to file visa petitions on behalf of Harvard Divinity School.
required.

 

Contact Information

Applicants may contact the Office for Academic Affairs at Harvard Divinity School, with any questions regarding the position.

 

Contact Email

adjunctpositions@hds.harvard.edu

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter


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