Now accepting nominations and applications for next Institute director

08.06.2015 | The Maxwell Institute

This guest post is brought to you by BYU Associate Academic Vice President Alan Harker, who is chairing the search committee for the Maxwell Institute’s next executive director. —BHodges

The mission of the Neal A. Maxwell Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship is “to deepen understanding and nurture discipleship among Latter-day Saints and to promote mutual respect and goodwill among people of all faiths through the scholarly study of religious texts and tradition.” Brigham Young University seeks an energetic and accomplished scholar to lead the Maxwell Institute as its executive director. A demonstrated record of faithful scholarship and strong interpersonal skills are essential to this position.

A detailed announcement can be found at

Search Committee

The current search committee is composed of the following individuals:*

  • Alan Harker, Chair and Associate Academic Vice President
  • Chadra Poulson, Administrative assistant to the committee
  • Morgan Davis, Assistant Research Fellow affiliated with Institute’s Middle Eastern Texts Initiative
  • Kristian Heal, Assistant Research Fellow, Director of the Institute’s Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts
  • Jeremy King, Controller for the Maxwell Institute
  • George Handley, Associate Dean in the College of Humanities at Brigham Young University
  • Dana Pike, Associate Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University
  • Reid L. Neilson, Managing Director of the Church History Department of the LDS Church
  • Bruce C. Hafen, Emeritus General Authority, and former BYU faculty member and administrator.

Nominations or applications may be submitted to any member of the committee. Applications should include:  CV, letter of intent, and a 2–3 page vision statement.

Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2015. This position will remain open until filled.

 *[Post updated September 16]