Church Divinity School of the Pacific
The Director of Contextual Education will further CDSP’s commitment to forming leaders for mission and ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. We seek an engaging, dynamic teacher who bridges the academy, the church, and the world, and who can enable students to articulate and embody a public theology that relates to Christian life and ministry today and in the future. This teacher will help prepare students for lay and ordained leadership in a variety of ministry settings in different cultural contexts.
The Director of Contextual Education oversees field placements for students in both residential and low-residence programs, including training for field-placement supervisors and overseeing the work of the Field Placement Program Administrator. The Director of Contextual Education will teach required seminars concurrent with the first year of field placement. Candidates should be prepared to teach at the master’s level at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), in Berkeley, California.
CDSP’s new partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street (TCWS) means that the years ahead will bring opportunities for growth and expansion. The Director of Contextual Education will be an integral part of the faculty that will guide the development of new curricula, programs, and approaches to leadership education.
This is a ranked position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for an initial appointment of five years, beginning August 1, 2020.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Field Placement Program
Coordinate field placements for students in both years of the field placement program, which comprises two required two-semester sequences – Theological Field Education I and II and Leadership for Ministry I and II.
Oversee development of learning contracts for students in field placements.
Oversee processes of student and supervisor evaluation of placements.
Orient and supervise field-placement supervisors, including regular required training for all supervisors.
Assess quality of sites and supervisors.
Maintain and periodically update resources and forms for students, supervisors, and lay committees.
Oversee the work of the Field Placement Program Administrator.
Teaching and Research
Teach the required two-semester sequence of courses in the first year of the field placement program, which is an integral part of the MDiv curriculum. The sequence is offered in both residential classroom and on-line formats, with short-term intensive residential course-work for online students.
Coordinate course design with other faculty members in the practical theology area, particularly those teaching ministerial leadership, pastoral theology, and practical theology.
Coordinate course design and content with other faculty to develop and refine how students engage with theological disciplines across the curriculum.
Teach with academic rigor, an awareness of the diversity of ministry contexts, and a clear focus on CDSP’s core curricular commitments to mission, discipleship, and evangelism. Incorporate into all teaching a careful attentiveness to the key skills of contextualization, critical theory, and public conversation.
Carry out a program of continuing engagement with academic research and scholarship, including making presentations at professional meetings and publishing articles, books, and reviews.
Serve as advisor to CDSP students in a variety of degree and certificate programs, including supervising theses for the M.A. and M.T.S. degrees. Engage with the pastoral and formational processes of advisees and other students preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.
Become a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Interpret the IDI for advisees, and work with advisees on their Intercultural Development Plans (IDP).
Participate fully in seminary worship, including preaching at least once per semester, and presiding at eucharist if appropriate to ordination status.
Participate actively in community life, including meals and other events with students and faculty.
Listen and speak to the needs of the church and the world. Such service may include guest preaching and speaking engagements, both locally and nationally; participation in national, provincial, diocesan, or congregational committees and task forces; attending or leading church conferences and events; writing and publishing articles, reviews, and books.
Participate actively in the life and ministry of a local congregation.
Shared Faculty Commitments
Work with colleagues at CDSP and in the GTU in all aspects of graduate professional theological education.
With faculty at CDSP, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.
Collaborate on curriculum development with senior leadership at CDSP and partners at TCWS.
With faculty and senior staff at CDSP and TCWS, develop and implement strategies for addressing racism in our largely white context.
Complete the IDI, receive feedback, and develop and work on a personal IDP. Collaborate with faculty in further developing intercultural pedagogy and curricula.
Serve on faculty committees and assume other responsibilities and special projects as required.
Perform all duties in a manner that promotes CDSP’s mission and core values.
Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules.
CDSP faculty contracts cover a full 12-month year and require full-time presence on campus and participation in community life during January Intersession and June Intensive terms (2 weeks each), as well as Fall and Spring semesters. The normal teaching load is five courses spread over these four terms, whether face-to-face or online.
$93,649 - $101,441 yearly
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley Libraries, Campanile Way, Berkeley, CA, USA
Head, Collection Services Division Hiring range: Librarian $93,649- $101,441 per annum, based upon qualifications This is a full time appointment available starting July 2019. The University of California, Berkeley Library seeks a creative and forward-thinking professional to develop a unified approach to library technical collection support service operations across library units in order to address the rapidly evolving and changing services in support of library collections. This position represents a key opportunity to steward an integrated collection services philosophy across the library and to lead, shape and collaborate with the staff and librarians engaged in selecting, acquiring, preserving, making accessible and discoverable scholarly resources for the University of California, Berkeley Library community. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, the Head, Collection Services Division will oversee the operational management, overall administration, long term planning, prioritization and coordination of acquisitions, cataloging and metadata services, e-resource management, preservation, and discovery. The Division Head is responsible for establishing and implementing technical collection support services policies, standards, best practices and procedures for the Library. The Division Head will lead three direct reports who collectively manage 4 librarians and 31 staff. The successful candidate will stay abreast of national trends and new developments in all areas of collection services. In this role the Division Head will collaborate with subject specialty libraries, other Library Division Heads, Library councils, Digital Library Program, Library administration and other departments and units within the Berkeley Library. The Division Head will also represent the Library at the UC system level and in regional, national, and international cooperative programs concerning collection support services and processing. The Environment The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868 Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic, and social value in California, the United States, and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom, and acceptance — academic and artistic, political and cultural — make it a very special place for students, faculty, and staff. Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high-performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. Candidates are encouraged to read more about the UC Berkeley culture at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html . In a highly-diverse and intellectually-rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of over 30,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 graduate students, and 1,500 faculties. The Library also serves the people of California, and the world, through lending to over 35 countries a year, and making available a rapidly-growing archive of digitized special collections materials (over 4 million items so far). The UC Berkeley Library has contributed over 3 million digitized books to HathiTrust. The Library comprises 25 campus libraries, with a collection of nearly 13 million circulating volumes, almost 1.5 million e-books, subscriptions to over 130,000 journals and periodicals, and about 200 million items in its special collections, including rare materials held by The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library, the Music Library, and the Anthropology Library. The UC Berkeley Library actively partners with the other nine UC campuses and the systemwide California Digital Library. The Library manages the systemwide off-site Northern Regional Library Facility. The Library has an operating budget of about $62 million with approximately 325 full-time employees and 600 student employees. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources, the Head, Collection Services Division will: Provide leadership, direction, guidance and expertise in collection services The position will supervise, guide, direct and lead effective efficient collection service operations in the Library, including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata, discovery, e-resource management, and preservation. The Division Head is also responsible for planning, organizing, and managing services to meet evolving needs in best practices for acquisitions, e-resource management, cataloging and metadata, preservation, discovery and access to scholarly resources in all formats. The Division Head provides the expertise, guidance and direction to enable successful collection support service operations. This role will work with Department Heads to assess and ensure compliance with national and local standards for e-resource management, acquisitions, discovery, preservation, conservation and cataloging and metadata for digital content. This role will keep abreast of and guide Department Heads regarding current standards, best practices, emerging technologies and will implement locally as appropriate. In addition, the position will work collaboratively across the Library to develop, guide and enhance discovery and access for purchased, licensed, and locally created digital content. Lead collection support communications, policy and procedure development The Division Head will guide communications pertaining to the Division's priorities and accomplishments by sharing and disseminating information on a regular basis with technical support units and Library-wide. In addition the role will establish and evaluate existing policies, procedures and best practices, and set priorities in acquisitions, cataloging, and preservation in an intensely collaborative environment. They will work with collection support staff, and in consultation with subject specialty libraries, governing library councils, and library administration and will represent the Library at the UC system, regional, national, and international levels, including cooperative programs concerning technical collection services support work. Lead long term planning, collaboration and assessment for collection services and projects that advance the Library's strategic plan The Division Head coordinates, collaborates, and systematically assesses collection support service operations to enhance the Library's discovery, collection development and digital strategies. The role contributes to Library-wide strategic planning, Department goal setting, and to all initiatives and projects that advance the Library's strategic plan as well as leads the development of assessment and benchmark strategies, statistics, and narrative and statistical reports to support short and long-term planning of the technical collection support services. This position is responsible for liaising and collaborating with Division Heads who manage any decentralized technical service operations or processes, in order to ensure consistency and best practices across the Library. This is a non-represented librarian position and is covered by the UC Academic Personnel Manual (APM). UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning and governance and work effectively in a shared decision-making environment. Librarian advancement is partially based upon professional contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will show promise or evidence of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC system, and profession. This recruitment will remain open until filled.