Protestant Scholar

Currently Seeking: Protestant Scholar for the Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (Baltimore, Maryland)


The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies (www.icjs.org), an independent, academic research and educational non-profit devoted to the dual tasks of confronting religious bigotry and establishing models of interreligious engagement, seeks a full-time Protestant Scholar. The ICJS is looking for a dynamic scholar and educator who will develop and implement educational programs for non-traditional adult learners and pursue an active research agenda. By shaping a new relationship among Christians, Jews, and Muslims, the ICJS addresses the contemporary challenges of religious pluralism in scholarship, teaching, and outreach. Our mission is to build learning communities where religious difference becomes a powerful force for good.

The Protestant Scholar will be the ICJS’ key point of contact with Baltimore’s diverse Protestant Christian communities, and serve as a dialogue partner with Baltimore’s Jewish and Muslim religious communities. We seek a candidate with a demonstrated commitment to interreligious dialogue, preferably a strong record of interfaith work and competence in the field of Interreligious Studies. While the candidate should have interest and experience in the dialogue among Abrahamic traditions, a commitment to Christian-Muslim conversations is strongly encouraged. We also encourage applications from candidates with interest and expertise in African American religious history, and religion in the public square.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Enjoy teaching non-traditional learners (clergy, teachers, community activists, seminarians, and emerging religious leaders) and developing innovative pedagogy and educational programming for these communities
  • Be able to teach and navigate sacred texts and traditions from Christianity, and keen to engage Jewish and Muslim sources
  • Be comfortable speaking publicly about their own religious identity/ies, commitments and community/ies
  • Enjoy thinking through the theoretical implications of interreligious work
  • Enjoy teaching and writing collaboratively
  • Be committed to developing sustained relationships in a variety of communities and institutions
  • Pursue academic scholarship while demonstrating a talent for the transmission of scholarship to a broad range of constituencies

A Ph.D. or comparable degree in a relevant field is expected at the time of appointment. Candidates should send a complete dossier (including letter of introduction, CV, writing sample, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation, and a graduate transcript) to: jobs@icjs.org (e-mail applications are required). For other inquiries, contact Annie Brackemyre, Executive Assistant: brackemyre@icjs.org.

To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 1, 2017. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the 2017 AAR/SBL conference in Boston.  

The Institute for Islamic, Christian, and Jewish Studies is an equal opportunity employer.