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Michigan State University(MSU) Assistant/Associate Professor-Tenure System, Foglio Endowed Chair of Spirituality in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Working/Functional Title/h3 Foglio Endowed Chair of Spirituality h3Position Summary/h3 Michigan State University invites applications for theand#160;Foglio Endowed Chair of Spirituality, the first such endowed chair in the United States. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of associate professor or advanced assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies in MSUand#8217;s College of Arts Letters, beginning August 16, 2021. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the qualifications and record of the successful candidate.and#160; This newly endowed position has been created at MSU toand#160;focus on the holistic well-being of students, understood broadly to be at the center of the liberal arts endeavor, and meant to empower a wide diversity of students at MSU to consider how to live a meaningful life.and#160;The chair is named in honor of Father Jake Foglio and is dedicated to his vision of secular spirituality as the mindful pursuit of a meaningful and fully human life. With an academic home in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts Letters, the Foglio Chair of Spirituality is expected to reach out across the campus to other Departments, Colleges, fields, and disciplines, with particular focus on Medicine, Law, and Athletics. The purpose of the Chair is to encourage students, faculty, staff, and community members to understand more deeply and practice more fully how to lead a meaningful and fulfilling life. The successful candidate will also embody some combination of the following characteristics: ol lia record of research and publication in an area directly related to the area of spirituality;/li lia profile as a public scholar with a demonstrated interest in outreach and engagement, for instance through the nonprofit sector/li lia commitment to exploring and expanding the role of the humanities in professional and technical education; or/li licollaborative achievements that engage communities beyond that of the scholarand#8217;s own discipline./li /ol Duties will include active research, teaching, and service/outreach. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester with at least one course each year to be offered to undergraduate students through MSU''s Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (IAH). h3Equal Employment Opportunity Statement/h3 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. h3Required Degree/h3 Doctorate h3Minimum Requirements/h3 Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in a relevant field. h3Desired Qualifications/h3 liCandidates must show evidence of teaching and scholarship that reflects the standard required for a tenured faculty member at a Tier 1 research institution as well as a service and outreach record in areas related to spirituality and excellence in human achievement./li liDuties will include active research, teaching, and service/outreach./li liThe normal teaching load is two courses per semester, with at least one course each year to be offered to undergraduate students through MSU''s Center for Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities (IAH)./li /ul h3Required Application Materials/h3 divAn application should include:/div liA letter expressing interest in and vision for this position and describing qualifications and experience./li liA current curriculum vitae./li liA summary of the applicants experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in past or planned

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