Job Posting: Director of the Center for Church Management and Business Ethics

The Villanova School of Business invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Church Management and Business Ethics. The Director oversees all church management programs, including its non-credit course offerings, its research efforts, and the business school’s for-credit MS in Church Management degree, as well as raising funding to support these activities. A separate faculty director oversees the Center’s Business Ethics offerings.
As a VSB faculty member with a tenure- track or non-tenure track appointment, he/she will be assigned to a VSB department and evaluated by the department chair on teaching, research, administration, and service to VSB. The position is open to applicants from all business disciplines.
Minimum requirements include an understanding of the unique challenges of managing in a faith-based environment and commitment to the concept of distance learning and other technologically-based educational delivery systems as educational tools.
Preferred qualifications include an advanced degree and demonstrated potential to conduct research on topics pertinent to church management. A Ph.D. is required to be appointed as a tenure-track faculty member. Previous administrative experience preferred.
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Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

United Methodist Church: Senior Research Data Analyst (application deadline updated)

GCFA is presently seeking candidates for an addition to the Data Services team in the position of Senior Research Data Analyst. The successful incumbent will be responsible for providing senior leadership and managers with an increased capacity to analyze data and leverage analyses that supports the General Council on Finance and Administration’s (GCFA) priorities; assistance in the management of the research and analysis activities of the agency, including collaboration with other agencies and researchers; the development and dissemination of data products for use by decision makers at all levels of the connection; responsible for making research recommendations to existing and newly forming programs and assisting with other special assignments related to program effectiveness and research as assigned. Will also use advanced statistical analysis, qualitative analysis, relevant academic research, and the development and interpretation of measurement tools (e.g. surveys) to assess the economic and social impact of the Church in society and to promote a healthy self-understanding of the state of the Church locally, regionally and globally.


• Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, Business Administration or a related quantitative analytical field is required.
• 8+ years’ experience in a diverse and complex organization, to include supervision and development of subordinates, accountability for project management and product delivery, integration of related functions, and customer/client support.
• Must have proven experience with publication; report writing; project management; database management; statistical analysis tools and desktop publishing programs.
• Experience in policy analysis that includes advanced, complex statistical modeling, fluency in high level research tools (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA) and fluency with databases and data-gathering instruments (e.g., surveys, observational rubrics, advanced information systems).
• Experience with advanced statistical procedures.
• Knowledge or willingness to learn United Methodist denominational polity and organizational structure essential.
• UMC Member is preferred

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Closing Date: February 15, 2017

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Visiting Instructor Position in Religious Studies at the University of South Florida (5/1/2015)

University of South Florida. The Department of Religious Studies invites applications for a 9-month Visiting Instructor I position beginning Fall 2015 with the possible extension for up to three years. We are seeking a candidate who is an outstanding teacher with a deep interest in pedagogy as well as theoretical and methodological issues in the study of religion. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in religious studies or in one of the disciplines that contribute to the interdisciplinary field of religious studies. Applicants are expected to have successfully defended the dissertation for the doctoral degree by July, 2015–with the degree officially conferred by the end of August, 2015. The department has particular interest in candidates with a specialization in: Islam and the modern world; Christian, Islamic, or Jewish mysticism; World Christianity; Religion and Gender; or, Religion and Literature/Film. The department also seeks candidates who can extend our global reach and would welcome applications from scholars focusing on religion in: Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. The candidate for the position will teach World Religions and Introduction to Religious Studies but will also have the opportunity to teach in his or her area of specialization. The teaching load is 4-4, with an opportunity to teach a summer course depending on the summer teaching budget.  The 9-month salary is $41,400. Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations and statement of teaching philosophy), and contact information for three references to Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information visit USF is an Equal Opportunity Institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Full description of position details, minimum qualifications and application deadline can be found at According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  For ADA accommodations, please contact Sue Ross at (813) 974-1845 or at least five working days prior to need.  USF is an AA/EA/EO institution.