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Search for Tenure-Track Position in Philosophy, Fall 2014
Given that Dr. Ken Parsons is transitioning to his new position as Director for the Center of Global Studies & Social Justice, we are looking for a new colleague to chair the department and teach philosophy courses here at Avila. See the full position announcement and details here.

2013-14 Interdisciplinary RS-PL course offerings
Interdisciplinary Major in Religious Studies & Philosophy
Students can now concentrate in Philosophy or Religious Studies within an interdisciplinary Religious Studies & Philosophy major. For details on the exciting Senior Capstone and Capstone experience possibilities, click here.


Forthcoming Manuscript Publication (2014)
Congratulations to Dr. Leslie Dorrough Smith who recently secured a contract with Oxford University Press for her new book entitled Righteous Rhetoric: Concerned Women for America and the Sexual Politics of the New Religious Right.

Invited Panelist on Catholic Archives in the Digital Age
Dr. Carol Coburn is an invited panelist for a special conference at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies on October 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. entitled, "Catholic Archives in the Digital Age: A Conference of Reporters, Archivists and Scholars." This event will be streamed live.

Christian Peacemakers in Palestine/Israel
Dr. Carol Coburn, Professor of Religious Studies, is one of two faculty from Avila who participated in CPT work in the occupied territories of Palestine. See more on the nonviolent peacemaking activities they engaged in here.

Avila University
11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145
Religious Studies & Philosophy
Ken Parsons, Ph.D., Chair, Religious Studies & Philosophy