Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, CARE (Center for Arts, Religion and Education)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||California, United States|
The Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE) at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) invites applications for an Executive Director. The new director will be appointed to assume duties in the fall of 2014.
CARE is an independently incorporated 501(c)3 affiliated with the GTU in Berkeley, CA. The GTU is an ecumenical and interfaith graduate consortium consisting of eight schools of theology representing the Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions, centers of Jewish, Buddhist, Islamic and Orthodox studies, and several other research centers and affiliates. CARE is currently housed at the Pacific School of Religion, one of the largest members of the GTU consortium, and the Executive Director will be rostered as an employee of the Pacific School of Religion.
CARE aims to provide theological reflection and practice through an educational curriculum in arts and religion and related programming (symposia, exhibitions, lectures). The CARE Executive Director is the primary liaison between CARE and the administration, faculty, students, and donors of the GTU. The director will serve as the public face of CARE to various religious and educational institutions, and further develop relationships and programming around the study and practice of religion and the arts. The Director will establish the Center’s priorities in consultation with the president and the members of the CARE board.
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a matrix of accredited graduate and continuing education courses to be offered through the GTU. He or she will work closely with the CARE Grants Committee in fielding and administering grants for various art projects and publications. He or she will also oversee cultivating and expanding CARE’s donor base, and will work with the board to assess and develop funding for existing and new programs, including the various exhibitions and symposia in the Doug Adams Gallery, an integral teaching and learning resource for the study of visual culture and religion at the GTU. The CARE director further collaborates and works closely with the CARE professor in Arts & Religion at Pacific School of Religion.
This is an administrative position which can include graduate-level teaching in the area of the Director’s expertise. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to apply to become a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the GTU. One of the largest doctoral programs in religious studies in North America, the GTU works collaboratively with the University of California, Berkeley, and is the home of the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, one of the most comprehensive theological libraries in the country.
Qualifications: Candidates must have scholarly credentials (PhD or its equivalent) in Art History, Art & Religion, or a related field in the humanities.
Preferred Qualifications: A research profile and/or practical experience in the study of art and religion is preferred. Non-profit management or skills in academic programming are also highly desired, as is demonstrable experience in successful fundraising and grant writing. Experience in strategic planning and leading institutional visioning is a plus.
Persons interested in the position should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of intent stating reasons for interest in the position, and the names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee will be chaired by Dr. Devin Zuber (Assistant Professor at Pacific School of Religion / Core Doctoral Faculty in Art & Religion at the GTU). Review of applications will begin by February 30th, and will continue until the position is filled.
Nominations and applications should be sent to: CARE Director Search Committee; c/o Lily Manderville; Graduate Theological Union; 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709. Phone: (510) 849-8280. Fax: (510) 510-845-8948. Applications may also be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Pacific School of Religion is an equal opportunity employer; women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.
Dr. Devin Zuber,
Assistant Prof. for American Studies, Literature, and Swedenborgian Studies
510 849 8280
|Secondary Categories:||Religious Studies and Theology