Mater Dei Institute of Education
A College of Dublin City University
Visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies
(Fulltime, Fixed Term 6 – 9 month Contract post)
Mater Dei Institute, A College of Education, a foundation of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin and a College of Dublin City University, is seeking to recruit a visitingLecturer in Islamic Studies located within the School of Theology. The School of Theology is one of the Institute’s three Schools and contributes to programmes and modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This post is funded by the Mater Dei Educational and Research Trust.
THEOLOGY IN MATER DEI
The School of Theology provides teaching and is engaged in research in the areas of Theology, Religious Studies and Ethics. Theology in MDI is rooted in the Catholic Christian tradition, is engaged in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, and has a strong commitment to the promotion of global and social justice. Teaching and research at the intersection of the disciplines of theology, religious studies and ethics is what is distinctive about the work of the school. We welcome students who come from the Christian tradition, other faith communities and those ofsecular conviction.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POST
The successful applicant will provide:
Occasional lectures on Islam in undergraduate modules in Theology and Religious Studies, e.g., Theological Anthropology, The God Question, Justice and Peace Studies, Global Ethics, World Religions
Occasional lectures on Islam in postgraduate modules in Ethics and Theology, particularly in the areas of interreligious dialogue and comparative religious ethics
A public lecture on ‘A Common Word between Us and You’ and Christian-Muslim Dialogue
Participation in the research community at MDI, particularly to research in the area of interreligious dialogue between Jews, Christians and Muslims
- Some research on teaching about Islam within second level Religious Education programmes and a Continuing Professional Development seminar for teachers of Religious Education based upon this research
In addition, the successful applicant will develop the profile of Islamic Studies within the Institute, Dublin City University and the wider community, with a view to promoting long-term cooperation between MDI / DCU / community partners and relevant Islamic Higher Education Institutions globally.
(Details of the following must be clearly included in your application)
Applications are invited from candidates who meet the following minimum criteria:
- Hold an honours primary degree or Masters degree in Theology, Religious Studies or Ethics
- Hold a PhD in Islamic Studies or Islamic Theology
- Have an excellent command of the English language
- Have teaching experience
- Exhibit a strong publication record
- Exhibit competency in ICT and web-based skills of relevance to teaching, learning, research and related administration at third level.
The Start date is negotiable during 2012 / 2013.
This is an academic post. The post is offered on the basis of a six to nine month fixed term contract with a pro-rata salary based upon an appropriate point on the Institute’s College Lecturer scale (€48k – €77k ) or Assistant Lecturer scale (€33k – €53k)
Closing date for Application: Friday, August 31st (5 pm).
Application must be made by downloading and completing the Institute’s Application Form (Academic Posts). This form and Information for Applicants (Academic Posts), which should be read in full prior to completing and submitting an application, are available on the Current Vacancies section of the Institute’s website www.materdei.ie
Applications should be submitted in hardcopy to:
Office of the Director
Mater Dei Institute of Education
Short-listing: Applicants will be short listed for interview on the basis of the information that they have provided in their application and its relevance to the minimum post requirements as set out above.
Interview: Short-listed applicants will be called for interview. These are expected to take place during the week of September 17th, 2012 and will be held in the Institute. The interview process includes an invitation to make a short (7 minute) verbal presentation to the Interview Board on the topic of Inter-faith dialogue, with specific reference to Christian-Muslim dialogue.
Further Information: It is recommended that, prior to applying, prospective candidates should have an informal conversation with the Head of the School of Theology concerning this job description. Contact details:
Dr. Ethna Regan