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Sewanee: The University of the South seeks to develop a campus-wide dialogue across difference program that will support various institutional goals: inclusivity, civil discourse, and leadership for social change. Housed in the Office of Civic Engagement, the director will work with various constituencies to design, implement, and assess this pilot program, with the hope that this program’s impact in its pilot phase will justify its continuation.
Term Appointment: 2 years with possible renewal and extension contingent on program success and funding
Primary Function: Working with faculty, staff, and students in the College and the School of Theology, the Director of Dialogue across Difference Programs creates, promotes, and presents training and initiatives focused on civil discourse and understanding across difference.
Typical Dutites & Responsibilities:
-Provide programming and training in various dialogue methodologies
-Work with Student Life to develop complementary programming and training for student leaders
-Work with Intergroup Dialogue faculty, staff, and students (may teach in this area if there is an interfaith dialogue class to be offered)
-Develop and present interfaith programming and education / student leadership training
-Engage in relationship-building in different sectors of University
-Work on creating community dialogues
-Assist in implementing post-DCLA institute plan
-Contribute to and participate in the activities of the Office of Civic Engagement
-Contribute to grant-writing activities as needed
-Conduct ongoing review of best practices and research in dialogue across difference.
-Develop and administer faculty fellows program
-Develop and implement program assessment
Education: MA preferred
Experience: 5+ years of experience
Licenses/Certification: Certification in facilitation/dialogue methodologies highly desirable
University Information: The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.
EEO Statement: The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.
Non-Discrimination Statement: The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required