The following comes via the search committee for the Howard W. Hunter Chair in Mormon Studies at the Claremont Graduate University School of Religion:
The Claremont Graduate University School of Religion is soliciting qualified applicants to fill the newly-created Howard W. Hunter Chair in Mormon Studies. The candidate should have competency in American religious history and be able to converse with scholars in as many of the following fields as possible within the School of Religion: ethics and society, historical studies, womenâ€™s studies, history of Christianity, scriptural studies, philosophy of religion, and theology. Review of applications begins on February 15, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Lisa Maldonado, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, at: email@example.com.
It’s been said before, but the Claremont chair sounds like a great opportunity to advance Mormon studies. I’m not the only one who will be watching to see who is selected. (For prior discussion of the Claremont chair, intermingled with speculation about Nate Oman’s acquaintance with “loose women,” see this prior post and the comments thereto.)