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Christopher M. Leighton <email@example.com>
Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies
Roman Catholic Scholar (Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies)
The Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies (www.icjs.org), an independent research and educational organization devoted to the dual tasks of combating religious intolerance and establishing models of interfaith engagement, seeks a full-time Roman Catholic Scholar. The scholar will teach, develop, and implement educational programs with seminaries, colleges, universities, and Jewish and Christian congregations, and will work closely with a diverse cross-section of academics, clergy, and educators. We are looking for a dynamic educator who will actively pursue research and academic scholarship while demonstrating a talent for the transmission of scholarship to a broad range of constituencies. A doctoral degree in a relevant field is expected at the time of appointment. The position begins September 1, 2011. Candidates should send a complete dossier (including letter of introduction, CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript) to Rev. Dr. Christopher Leighton, Executive Director, Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies, 956 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21204.
|Address:||956 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
Islamic History / Studies
Jewish History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
Dr. Christopher M. Leighton is an ordained Presbyterian minister who has served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies in Baltimore, Maryland since its inception in 1987. Dr. Leighton is a graduate of the Princeton Theological Seminary and Columbia University where he did his doctorate in Philosophy and Education. He has studied at the Baltimore Hebrew University, the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. In addition to his work at the ICJS, he has been an Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University and the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary & University. After co-editing Talking About Genesis: A Resource Guide for the Bill Moyers series, he conducted a variety of educational programs which explored the challenges of reading and interpreting Genesis with public and independent high school students, individuals in retirement homes and a maximum security prison, as well as a diverse cross-section of churches and synagogues.