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The Toronto School of Theology (TST), affiliated with the University of Toronto, has an immediate opening for a “German Language Instructor” for a non-credit course designed to assist graduate students to read and translate German texts for historical, theological, biblical, philosophical and religious studies. The course is conducted in English.

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A message from Robert McElhinney, Chair, Board of Trustees, TST

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Toronto School of Theology I am delighted to announce that the Reverend Doctor Alan Hayes has been reappointed as Director for a new five year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.

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Waterloo Lutheran Seminary has announced two summer travel seminars for undergraduate and graduate credit.

"Canadian Public Theology and Political Engagement,” a one-week intensive in May, will be offered in Ottawa, but much of the work can be completed online.

“Reformation, Resistance, and Renewal” will take place in Germany in August. It will look at Luther, Bonhoeffer, and the experience of churches in the former Communist East Germany.

Further information is available from Daniel Phillips at WLS, (519) 884-0710, ext. 3498.

TST has appointed Professor Jaroslav Skira the Director of the Graduate Centre for Theological Studies (GCTS) for an initial five-year term.

Professor Skira teaches historical theology at Regis College, and has authored numerous books and articles in the area. His interests include the Eastern Orthodox tradition, Eastern Rite Roman Catholicism, iconography, and ecumenism.

The GCTS was established in 2013 to administer TST’s graduate advanced degree programs. 

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The Society of Biblical Literature has recently published a Jobs Report for Theological, Religious, and Biblical Studies based on 2011—2012 data. You can download it as a PDF file here.

A key finding is that the number of academic positions increased markedly from 2010 to 2011, and plateaued in 2012.

A typical new position is a full-time tenure-track appointment. However, the report indicates that non-tenure-track positions are probably under-reported.

Johanna Selles, Associate Professor of Christian Education at Emmanuel College, has been awarded the Davidson Trust Award for excellence in teaching and scholarship. This is awarded by a unit of the United Church of Canada to a faculty member at a theological college connected with the United Church.

The Saeculum Journal Team, University of St. Michael's College, is pleased to announce the creation of the Gershon & Rosa Lewkowicz Prize in Jewish-Christian Relations.

Dr. David Neelands, Dean of the Faculty of Divinity at Trinity College, has been honoured with a Festschrift (a celebratory book) authored by an international team of scholars on a subject of particular interest to him, the Elizabethan theologian, Richard Hooker. This was presented to him, as a surprise gift, at a ceremony on November 15.

Click here for more information on the Festschrift.

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TST congratulates and celebrates those students presenting papers at this year's AAR/SBL annual meeting in Baltimore, MD, November 23-26, 2013. Please consider supporting them by attending their sessions. We wish them safe travels and many blessings for successful presentations! 

 

AAR (American Academy of Religion)

Regina Coupar, Toronto School of Theology
Ambiguity: How Visual Art Creates Space for the Evolution of Theology

TST expects to open a conjoint PhD degree program in Theological Studies to a class entering in September 2015.  “Conjoint” means that the proposed PhD (in Theological Studies) will be offered conjointly by the University of Toronto and six TST member colleges.  It will be administered by TST’s Graduate Centre for Theological Studies. 

For more information about the conjoint PhD, please click here.


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