Contact Information

Roman R. Williams, Ph.D.

Calvin College
Department of Sociology
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 526-6026

sssr@calvin.edu

Job & Grant Opportunities

Current Opportunities:
  Religious Studies Project (Podcast) Seeking Interviewers and Audio Interns
  John D. Montgomery Post–Doctoral Fellowship: Religious Minorities and Minority Religions across the Pacific
  Join Pew’s Global Religious Demography Team
 
 
Descriptions:
 
  Religious Studies Project (Podcast) Seeking Interviewers and Audio Interns
    We’re delighted to announce some exciting new opportunities to join the Religious Studies Project team.

First of all, we are looking to increase our pool of interviewers. We need interviewers in North America, and especially in Asia, Africa, and other regions that have been under-represented on the RSP to-date. Our interviewers typically record two or more interviews a year, so the role doesn’t have to be a huge investment in time, but it is a great opportunity to be part of an growing international community, meet influential scholars in our area of study, and have your voice heard across the globe. If you, or anyone else you know (perhaps one of your students) would be interested, drop us an email (or an audio recording or video) telling us a little about yourself, and a couple of ideas for interviews you would like to record. (Our current team can be found here http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/the-team/)

Second, we are looking to bring in one or more audio interns. These will be trained personally by David Robertson in podcast audio production to a professional standard, with the intention that they will be given responsibility for editing full episodes by July 2017. This is therefore a unique opportunity to gain specialist skills. Training will consist of video lessons and face-to-face sessions; the role itself requires about an hour per week. If you, or anyone else you know would be interested, drop us an email (or an audio recording or video) telling us a little about yourself, your schedule, and why you are interested in the role.

To apply, email us at editors@religiousstudiesproject.com by 23 January 2017.

Please circulate this invitation to any and all lists to which you subscribe - thank you!

http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2017/01/09/rsp-seeking-interviewers-and-audio-interns/
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  John D. Montgomery Post–Doctoral Fellowship: Religious Minorities and Minority Religions across the Pacific
    Pacific Basin Research Center
Soka University of America
2017-18 Academic Year


The Pacific Basin Research Center (PBRC) at Soka University of America, a premier Liberal Arts University in Orange County California, is pleased to announce a call for applications for the fifth annual John D. Montgomery Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to support young scholars (not more than two years beyond defending their dissertation) whose research emphasizes humanistic development in and connections among the peoples of the Pacific Basin. This year’s theme is: “Religious Minorities and Minority Religions across the Pacific.” Applications from scholars with research interests in religious minorities (more social scientific research) or with the practices and beliefs of minority religions (grounded more in the humanities), are welcome. The geographical focus is open to scholars studying the countries of the Pacific Basin, widely defined, with priority given to those whose research connect different parts of the Pacific.

The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $50,000. The Fellow will be expected to teach one course in each of the fall and spring semesters (a 1-1 teaching load), consisting of an Introduction to World Religions (REL 104) in the Fall and a special topics course related to their research in the Spring. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the PBRC by organizing talks, connecting to students, and conducting independent research. Additionally, the post-doctoral scholar must produce a PBRC ‘Policy Brief’ on their area of interest.

Soka University of America is located in Aliso Viejo, southern Orange County. Opening its breathtaking campus in 2001, SUA has quickly joined the ranks of some of the world’s best liberal arts campuses. The 2015 US News and World Report College Rankings placed Soka in the top fifty liberal arts institutions, placing first for faculty resources and foreign students, and fourth for best value. Boasting an average class size of 13 students, a 1:8 student to teacher ratio, and a diverse student body, SUA is committed to helping students become global citizens.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus, and two letters of reference to Soka University of America’s Human Resources (jobs@soka.edu) by April 30, 2017.
If hired, you must be able to show proof of your legal right to work in the United States of America.
Employment is contingent on the completion of a successful background check.

If you have any questions, please contact PBRC Program Coordinator Kayo Yoshikawa (kayoshikawa@soka.edu).
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  Join Pew’s Global Religious Demography Team
    Pew Research Center is looking for someone skilled in Stata who writes clearly, thinks rigorously and wants to study the traits of religious groups around the world. Join the religious demography team that put out recent reports on The Changing Global Religious Landscape, Religion and Education Around the World, and The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World! Details: https://jobs-prc.icims.com/jobs/5042/research-associate%2c-global-religious-demography/job
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