Director of the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity (Due 3/15)

Calvin College is searching for the next director of the Nagel Institute. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact current director, Joel Carpenter, or Prof. Vanden Berg, search chair.


Calvin College invites applications for the Director of the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity. The Nagel Institute supports research and programs that foster the study of world Christianity and strengthen Christian intellectual and cultural movements worldwide. The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent, five to ten years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A distinguished record of publication, teaching, and service is expected.  The Director must have a vision for the Nagel Institute and its potential programming, a passion for matters related to world Christianity, experience in generating project funding, and an aptitude for managing staff. The broad duties of the director include promoting, generating, and encouraging new scholarly initiatives on issues of world Christianity.
Further Director responsibilities include promoting faculty participation in external networks devoted to world Christianity. Some travel is expected. The Director devotes at least one-half of a full-time workload to the operation of the Nagel Institute.  The Institute pays one-half of a full faculty salary.  With college approval, the workload and salary may be expanded up to the full-time level through external gifts, grants, or contracts that further the mission of the Institute.  Normally, the director is expected to hold faculty status in an academic department of Calvin College, to serve on college committees, and to teach courses (at no more than half of a full teaching load). As a liberal arts college rooted in the Reformed tradition of Christianity, we seek applicants who are personally committed to that tradition. Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions. Calvin College complies with all federal and state requirements regarding nondiscrimination. Women and members of racial and ethnic minorities are encouraged to apply. Send letters of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three letters of reference; other materials will be requested if needed. Please send applications by March 15, 2018. All responses should be addressed to Dr. Todd Vanden Berg, Professor of Anthropology, Calvin College, 3201 Burton S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4402.  (616) 526-6705.

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