Foglio Endowed Chair of Spirituality
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Michigan, United States|
This newly endowed position has been created at MSU to 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. 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 College of Arts & Letters, the Foglio Chair of Spirituality is expected to reach out across the campus to other 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: 1) a record of research, publication and/or artistic achievement focused on topics such as ethics, realization of human ideals, social justice, the public and professional virtues, the role of values in fields such as medicine, engineering, business or athletics, and the meaning of spirituality as an aesthetic and moral ideal; 2) a profile as a public scholar as reflected in, for example, the Imagining America project; 3) a commitment to exploring and expanding the role of the humanities in professional and technical education; or 4) collaborative achievements that engage communities beyond that of the scholar's own discipline.
Required qualifications include an M.F.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant field. Candidates 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 record in areas related to spirituality and excellence in human achievement. 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).
The search committee will begin to review applications after Dec. 3, 2018. Additional applications will continue to be received until the position is filled, but applicants should ensure that their materials are complete by the above date in order to insure full consideration.
Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site at www.careers.msu.edu and search for posting #543943. They should include:
|Primary Category:||Art / Art History