Events and opportunities outside of CURA

Open Position

Project Manager (Visiting Research Associate)
Department Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Job Summary: As Visiting Research Associate, position will manage the current research portfolio of Lake Institute. Current research portfolio centers around the National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices ( and is funded for the next two years through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Duties include developing all aspects of the research project alongside the study’s PIs (David King and Brad Fulton. The Project Manager will serve as liaison to project staff NORC at the University of Chicago, the Institutional Review Board, and other collaborative researchers and practitioners inside and outside of Indiana University.

In addition, the Project Manager will conduct interviews with respondents, manage communication with respondents, as well as participate in on-site congregational observations. The project may also include developing coding schemes for open-ended survey items, data coding, transcription, coordinating field notes, data analysis, and developing a plan for public dissemination based on research findings. In addition, work will include writing proposals and interpreting data from secondary sources or original research as well as drafting reports, revising written materials including academic papers, and assisting in writing press releases and general audience reports.

Tasks will also include managing all administrative aspects of the project, including: directing the work of research assistants and outside research associates needed to complete contracted research studies and assure the highest quality and uniformity of their work; maintaining and updating the national study’s website; participating in the creation of infographics and other data visualizations for public engagement; as well as liaising with other offices in the university through managing grant budgets and fiscal operations with the highest level of integrity.

Required: Master’s degree from an accredited institution, plus at least 1 year of experience in project management.

For the full description or additional information, please contact and reference Lake Institute Project Manager. You may also reach out to Brad Fulton or David King, study PIs as well.


The Wheatley Institution at Brigham Young University is pleased to announce its fourth annual student conference on Religion in the Public Sphere. This year’s conference is entitled Religious Pluralism in a Secular Age, and will be held November 6-10 at the Aspen Grove Resort, near the BYU campus. We invite you to identify two students from your university to participate in the conference. We encourage you to select undergraduate students who have the capacity and motivation to make the most of this unique opportunity, and who are prepared to engage in an active exchange on the importance of religious pluralism in a secular world. Graduate students are welcome to apply, but they should know that the conference is geared toward undergraduates. They should have strong academic skills and genuine interest in the subject matter. Here is the conference webpage, or go to where one can gain further information, select a roundtable, and register for the conference. The passcode for registration is 2018SCRIPS.
Deadline is Friday, October 5.


Calendars of Interest

Center for Global Christianity and Mission

The Institute for Philosophy & Religion Lecture Series

Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies

Graduate Division of Religious Studies