Hispanic Theological Initiative - Assistant Director for Programming
Assistant Director for Programming (ADP)
REPORTS TO: Joanne Rodríguez, Executive Director
The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) is currently looking for an Assistant Director for Programming to support the establishment, execution, and evaluation of several new initiatives. In the past 23 years, HTI has graduated 130 Latinx scholars in a record average time of 5.5 years, holding a retention rate of 92%. The ADP will work closely with the Executive Director in the design, implementation, and evaluation of these new programs as well as support current existing HTI programming.
The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) mission is cultivating Latinx PhDs leadership positions in the academy, church, and the world. With the support of the 24 consortium member institutions, the mission and vision of HTI revolves around three major goals: 1-Increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latinx PhD students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources, 2- increase the presence of Latinx leaders and faculty- especially, tenured faculty in seminaries, schools of theology, and universities, 3- provide a forum for exchange of information, ideas, and best practices to engage the contributions of Latinx faculty and students in theological and religious education.
The responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Programming include but not limited to:
- Manage all aspects of launching the Early Career Orientation, Latinas Leadership Program and the Internship Programs and Open Plaza in collaboration with Executive Director and other team members.
- Function as the lead project manager and operations manager for the dissemination of the programming and assessment of each project.
- Build a data-driven assessment for each project.
- Organize, design, and implement all programming with HTI team members.
- Collaborate with faculty and leaders in the Member School Consortium to understand and influence how the outcomes of these programs will impact the field of religious studies.
- Support the writing of proposals for funding.
- May include the opportunity to teach a course at Princeton Theological Seminary
- PhD in Theology or Religion.
- 5-7 years in project management, preferably in Seminary, University, and/or entrepreneurial settings, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong organizational and project management skills.
- Experience in program design and project management. Experience in writing grants and fundraising.
- Experience in managing a diverse pool of funding sources.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
- Proven ability to build and sustain relationships, and build successful student-serving programs.
- Strong sense of discretion and professionalism, and hospitality.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
- The ideal candidate will function expertly in dynamic, team-based environment with rapidly-changing priorities, thrive in ambiguity and have an ability to coordinate and collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
- With oversight from the Executive and Associate Director will work both independently and collaboratively while serving as the key project manager to administer surveys, collect results, manage multiple constituent groups, and oversee quality assurance in delivery to HTI students and consortium members.
- In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to support Executive Director and work flexibly to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.
- The Assistant Director of Programming will function fully as a member of the HTI team, and will participate in the team-based events, advocacy, and outreach as necessary.
- Highlight reduced housing benefit
- Generous benefits package
Resume should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Denver Seminary - Executive Director of The Gospel Initiative
The purpose of “The Gospel Initiative” (TGI) at Denver Seminary is to support the Church’s mission of creating a compelling and credible gospel presence in contemporary society. Recognizing the Church must address difficult and controversial issues (e.g., sexuality, racism, partisan politics, immigration, science and faith, environment, poverty, gun violence, social alienation and loneliness, etc.) in a way that expresses our commitment to the gospel, TGI aims to be a resource, research institute, and training center that helps the Church live into its mission. TGI will be academically grounded and focused on the needs of ministry practitioners. It will fulfill its purpose through the following activities:
– Researching how the Church’s engagement in society affects the way people hear, understand, and respond to the gospel.
– Developing training to help students, churches, and ministries engage cultural trends and social issues in ways that help create a more compelling gospel presence and credible gospel witness in their communities.
– Executing a broad and creative communications strategy to disseminate research, training, and resources to the local, regional, and national audiences.
– Working closely with faculty to develop resources and training for Denver Seminary faculty to incorporate the goals of TGI into courses and academic programs.
– Convening and supporting “innovation hubs” of practitioners engaged in evangelism and church‐planting.
Reporting to the President; the Executive Director has the unique role of setting the direction, establishing strategies, and overseeing the activities of The Gospel Initiative. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful leader in the area of cultural exegesis and evangelism. He or she must have a passion to help the Church create a credible gospel presence and witness as it engages the difficult issues of our day.
Contact Wendi Gowing at email@example.com or (303) 762-6887 for more information. Learn more about the position here: http://denverseminary.edu/about/employment.
Job posting expires: Jan 30, 2020
Phillips Exeter Academy - Director of Religious and Spiritual Life
The Academy is seeking a committed and experienced educator to serve as the Director of Religious and Spiritual Life for our residential school. Phillips Exeter is a secular institution with a strong commitment to meeting the religious and spiritual needs of its diverse student body. The director will serve as a leader for students and programming that supports those needs and promotes interfaith understanding and dialogue. The center of the religious and spiritual life of the campus community is the historic Phillips Church, located close to the center of our campus. More information about the range of offerings and the support afforded to students can be found by visiting our website at exeter.edu. The director would also be expected to live on campus, participate in the residential life of the school, and teach through an affiliation with an academic department.
Chaplaincy responsibilities include planning for and nurturing the religious and spiritual growth of the student body, and promoting interfaith dialogue and education. Participation in the academic and residential life of the school includes affiliation with an academic department and dormitory, classroom teaching as appropriate, and community leadership and education.
Key Accountabilities – Programmatic
● Oversee religious fellowship groups, advisers, proctors and interfaith student leadership.
● Coordinate, plan and/or lead regular and special services to celebrate religious holidays or events for the campus community for students with diverse faith backgrounds and needs.
● Lead and coordinate weekly secular community events, such as Evening Prayer and Meditation, as well as other special events held in Phillips Church.
● Coordinate (and provide where appropriate) spiritual, religious, and/or pastoral counseling.
● Cultivate and coordinate relationships with outside organizations and communities, acting as a liaison with other churches and religious organizations that support PEA students.
● Coordinate, plan and/or lead periodic religious services, such as weddings and memorial services, in Phillips Church with appropriate religious leaders and colleagues and departments on campus.
● Work with the Office of Institutional Advancement to coordinate and/or lead interfaith worship services for alumni reunion classes and participate in alumni events.
● Support the community, administration, and/or incident response team as necessary in emergent situations on or off campus as needed.
● Be an active presence in the daily life of the Academy and participate in the residential program.
● Maintain affiliation with an academic department with opportunities to teach in the Harkness classroom (load to be determined).
● Demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
● Serve on faculty committees as required.
Key Accountabilities – Administrative
● Administer the religious and spiritual life programs.
● Collaborate with adults across campus to support students and programing, including individual advisers, deans, teachers, administrators, and operational staff.
● Supervise the department’s administrative staff.
● Supervise, lead and provide support to advisers of faith-based student organizations.
● Develop and manage the religious services budget.
Degree of Independent Action Performed:
Incumbent is expected to work with a high level of independence and autonomy, and exercise a high degree of initiative, influence, and judgment in decisions impacting staff, students, and department operations. Expected to solve problems or address issues that require immediate attention.
Religious Services Staff Assistant
Phillips Church Kitchen Coordinator
Faith-based Student Advisors
Internal & External Contacts
Frequent collaboration with students, Dean of Students office, PEA administrative and academic offices, faculty, coaches, alumnx and staff. External contacts may include parents, outside organizations, visitors and local community neighbors.
Position Requirements – Education and Experience
● Relevant experience commensurate with the seniority of the position (minimum of 5 years)
● Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant field (e.g. Divinity, Hebrew Letters, etc.)
● Chaplaincy training and experience preferred
● Teaching experience preferred.
● Residential school experience preferred.
Position Requirements – Skills & Knowledge
● Demonstrated pastoral and formal church or other religious organization program skills
● Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
● Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
● Demonstrated ability to work with students by building trust and credibility.
● Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
● Ensures compliance and adherence to Academy policies and procedures as well as legal requirements.
● Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
● Proficient in MS Office.
● Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
● High degree of organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and multi-task with accuracy.
● Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and composure at all times, including stressful situations.
1. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 3 years).
2. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).
3. Required to live on campus.
Date listing expires: December 31, 2019
Fresno Pacific University - Faculty in Biblical & Theological Studies in School of Humanities, Religion and Social Science
Full-time, with faculty rank; continuing status track; 9-month faculty appointment in the School of Humanities, Religion, and ocial Sciences. STARTING DATE: July 1, 2020
The Biblical and Theological Studies program seeks to provide students with opportunities to understand, delight in and witness to the Scriptures as normative for faith and life, in conversation with the Anabaptist-Mennonite and Evangelical traditions, the larger Christian church, and the world. It seeks to instill a sense of and appreciation for the breadth of the Kingdom of God, with its great diversity of backgrounds, points of view, and religious affiliations. All Fresno Pacific University students are required to take two Biblical Studies courses, intended to provide students with both academic and practical opportunities for learning and growth within the broader community of Fresno Pacific University’s General Education program. Courses are designed to promote improvement of skills for reading and understanding the Bible in its literary and historical contexts as well as within the context of a contemporary learning community, regardless of the student’s own world view. The interactive approach to learning is intended to move students beyond knowledge and understanding to doing, living and being.
• Teach 24 units/year of assigned courses in the Biblical & Theological Studies program, including (primarily):
o BIB-100/300/314 Jesus & the Christian Community
o General Education Biblical Literature courses
o General Education Biblical Perspectives courses
• Participate in and provide departmental, campus, and community service
• Maintain an active scholarly agenda
• Collaborate with Biblical & Theological Studies faculty to maintain excellence in the delivery of the program
• Advise students majoring or minoring in Biblical & Theological Studies
• Earned terminal degree in biblical/theological studies or related field (candidates with a master’s degree, or those nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered);
• Record or promise of scholarly achievement;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Ability to cross cultures and to understand and advance diversity;
• Ability to address and model the integration of Christian faith and the field of biblical studies;
• Experience in, or aptitude for, college-level teaching of both traditional-aged and adult students;
• Ability to travel among FPU’s campuses as necessary;
• Ability to network and work harmoniously with faculty, staff, administration, and students in a regional university with its foundation in the liberal arts and sciences;
• Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.
• Commitment to an Anabaptist theological orientation;
• Disciplinary expertise and primary area of research in either Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or New Testament;
• Bilingual with the ability to speak and teach, preferably in Spanish and English.
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.
COMPENSATION: Dependent on qualifications and experience and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.
APPLICATION: A faculty application is available at http://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers – the link is in the job description on the FPU website.
Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:
Dr. Ron Herms, Dean
School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2301
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.
Date Listing Expires: January 31, 2020
University of Texas at Austin - Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Race/Ethnicity or Gender/Sexuality and the Study of Religion
The Department of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in gender/sexuality or race/ethnicity and the study of religion. Areas of specialization and methodological approach are open, with priority given to candidates who have an interdisciplinary, comparative or transnational research agenda. The position will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate programs in Religious Studies. The department will support the hire through mentoring and professional development. The teaching load is 2/2 and the position will begin in August 2020. Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.
The Department of Religious Studies is committed to diversity through research teaching, mentoring, and community engagement, and especially welcomes applications from people of African, Asian, Indigenous, and Latinx descent, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.
The successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by August 15, 2020, should demonstrate potential for a successful publishing and research trajectory, and should have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher or a teaching philosophy helping to ensure success in the classroom. Applicants to this position should demonstrate ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious Studies.
We expect the successful candidate to develop strong research and publishing programs; to direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses; to advise students working in Religious Studies; and to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.
To apply for the position, please submit a letter of interest that includes a description of current and planned research; a curriculum vitae; a writing sample; a teaching portfolio that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a list of courses taught with a summary of teaching evaluations if applicable; along with the names and contact information three references to Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/68907). Please send questions to Chad Seales, Chair of the Search Committee at: email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin 9am EST on October 28, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications received after 9am EST on October 28th may not receive full consideration. A background check will be conducted for the successful candidate.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
Listing Expires: Nov 01, 2019
Phillips Exeter Academy - Religion Instructor
The Religion Department seeks a full-time religion instructor to begin in the academic year 2020- 2021. We are looking for a dynamic candidate prepared to teach a range of the department’s current courses, with broad teaching competencies across more than one religious and/or philosophical tradition and approaches to the study of “religion,” as well as a candidate interested in helping to shape tomorrow’s courses in conversation with the curricular needs of today’s students and world. We especially encourage applications from candidates with demonstrable pedagogical and professional commitment to equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will be an active participant across campus life at the residential boarding school including its academic, residential and extracurricular programs. Prior teaching experience at the independent secondary school, college or graduate level is preferred, as is an advanced degree in religion, philosophy, ethics, or a relevant field.
As part of your application, please submit a cover letter with your interest and relevant experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a current C.V. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
We encourage all interested persons to review the religion department course catalogue, which can be found on pages 59-63 of the Courses of Instruction available here: https://www.exeter.edu/sites/default/files/documents/PEA-COI-2019-20-4-19-19.pdf.
While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members include the following:
- Teaching: Faculty teach four classes per trimester. All classes are student-centered discussions around a Harkness table. In order to meet the intellectual needs of the school’s talented and highly motivated students, teachers are expected to be dedicated to daily preparation for the best possible classes.
- Cultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
- Residential Life: Faculty generally reside in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life. Each faculty member is generally responsible for one weekend and one to three week nights of dormitory duty per month, depending on the dormitory size.
- Advising: Faculty are expected to serve as mentors to student advisees throughout students’ time at Exeter. The adviser is the main liaison between an advisee’s family/guardian and the Academy.
- Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).
- Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study and understanding of intercultural perspectives.
- Proof of authority to work in the United States, full time.
- Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 3 years).
- Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).
- Successfully complete a pre-employment physical/health screening examination that may include a drug screening (position dependent).
This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities or any other classification protected by state or federal law.
Wartburg Theological Seminary - Assistant Professor of Latinx Theology and Ministry
Wartburg Theological Seminary—a vibrant, innovative, and growing seminary—is seeking an Assistant Professor of Latinx Theology and Ministry to teach as a member of a highly collaborative theological faculty. This position foregrounds the commitment of WTS to emerging theologies and expansive approaches to church leadership. This position requires skill and commitment for teaching both in one’s academic discipline and across disciplines to form all students with competence for global engagement. Because WTS values and supports interdisciplinary teaching, this position is intentionally open to scholars across a variety of academic disciplines, including biblical studies, practical theology, systematic theology, church history, and missiology.
Candidates should be thoroughly grounded in their own academic discipline, responsible to extant scholarship, and teach from a clearly theological perspective. Candidates should be qualified to teach both required courses and electives in the Masters and TEEM certificate curricula, including team teaching with other faculty colleagues. This professor will oversee the Hispanic Ministry Concentration and should connect Latinx Theology and Ministry with contemporary global realities. Ability to teach a secondary competency, especially the practices of Mission Development, will strengthen the application. Candidates are expected to have demonstrated competence in both Spanish and English for teaching and administration. A Ph.D. or Th.D. in a relevant scholarly discipline, or nearing completion of such, is expected.
This professor is invited to contribute to the common work of a faculty which values and participates in a highly collegial curriculum that is employing dynamic methods of teaching and learning with both residential and distance students, including through livestreaming. This professor will take leadership along with the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America seminary partners in giving shape to the future of Latinx theological education and a Hispanic Theological Education Network.
This professor will give priority to teaching effectiveness and ongoing research in one’s discipline and in relation to Latinx Theology and Ministry, thereby contributing to the seminary’s ministry as part of the larger church. This professor should be ready to affirm Wartburg’s Mission Statement as summarized in the motto, “Where Learning Leads to Mission and Mission Informs Learning,” and share in the seminary’s commitment to contextualization, the global church, and lifting up valued leaders for God’s mission through the church. It is expected that this professor, as a member of the faculty, will develop skills for teaching students in the innovative WTS curriculum and carry a full load of student advising and administrative responsibilities.
Candidates whose ethnicity or geographic origins have been historically underrepresented in theological education are encouraged to apply. Membership and ordination/rostering in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is preferred.
Starting rank for this position is negotiable if the candidate brings seminary or college teaching experience. This position is tenure eligible, beginning with a three-year term appointment, and commences 1 January 2020. Consideration for tenure comes normally in the fifth year of service.
Please submit application materials to Wartburg Theological Seminary’s Director of Human Resources, Andy Willenborg, at HR@wartburgseminary.edu or call 563-589-0217. See http://www.wartburgseminary.edu/ for more details. The search committee will begin reviewing materials after 30 November 2019 and continue until the search process is completed.
Date listing expires: November 30, 2019
Phillips Theological Seminary - Faculty Position in Pastoral Care
Phillips Theological Seminary Mission Statement: The seminary’s mission is to learn and teach how to be: attentive to God; responsible biblical and theological interpreters; faithful individuals, congregations, and communities acting with God to transform the world.
Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2020, in Pastoral Care. The person who fills this position will contribute to the mission of Phillips Theological Seminary by:
- Teaching seminary students in the Master’s and DMin programs to provide skillful pastoral care to individuals across the life cycle, to families of diverse configurations, and to communities and institutions (with particular attention to congregational contexts);
- Engaging in ongoing scholarly academic research and conversation in Pastoral Care, Pastoral Theology, or closely related disciplines;
- Teaching in one of the following secondary areas: CPE; Spiritual Practices; Chaplaincy; Ethics; Leadership; Global, Indigenous, and Postcolonial Christianities; Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter; Trauma Theology; or Peace and Conflict Studies;
- Participating in shared governance of the institution and service to the broader community.
This person will be responsible for:
- Teaching in all Master’s degree programs, the Doctor of Ministry program and Diploma and Certificate programs;
- Teaching in at least one of the following secondary areas: Spiritual Practices, Methodist Studies, Ethics, Leadership, Global Christianities, or Worship; • Teaching in all of Phillips’ on-campus modes of course delivery (13-week schedule, intensive week-long courses, and one- or two-weekend courses) as well as online;
- Participating with faculty in strengthening our instructional design across all of these modes.
Qualifications: PhD or ThD in Pastoral Care, Pastoral Theology, or a closely related field, plus the ability to teach in one of the secondary areas mentioned above. ABD considered; rank open, salary commensurate with rank. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to our Black Church Traditions/African American Faith-Life program. Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach seminary students to provide skillful pastoral care to individuals across the life cycle, to families of diverse configurations, and to communities and institutions (with particular attention to congregational contexts). In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to scholarship in pastoral care and/or pastoral theology or a closely related field, and will be able to teach in one of the following secondary areas: CPE; Spiritual Practices; Chaplaincy; Ethics; Leadership; Global, Indigenous, and Postcolonial Christianities; Interreligious and Intercultural Encounter; Trauma Theology; or Peace and Conflict Studies. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to our emerging Black Church Traditions/African American Faith-Life program. Responsibilities will include teaching in both the Master’s and Doctor of Ministry programs across online and oncampus formats.
Please send a cover letter expressing interest in the position and detailing relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, and the names and contact information of at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please include a 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and experience that addresses how students in your classes might translate critical insights from those classes to congregational life and a variety of other public settings. The search will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019. Phillips is an ecumenical seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and is committed to expanding the diversities of its board, faculty, staff, and student community. Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are encouraged to apply. See www.ptstulsa.edu/employment for position description, employment policies, and more information. For PDF file click: http://bit.ly/phillipspastoralcare
Date Listing Expires: 11/10/19
Phillips Theological Seminary - Faculty Position in Homiletics and Worship
Upon the retirement of Rev. Dr. Richard F. Ward, the Fred B. Craddock Professor of Homiletics and Worship, Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2020, in Homiletics and Worship. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise with the theories and practices of the late 20th/ early 21st century homiletical traditions, with consideration being given to those who can also contribute to our emerging Black Church Traditions/African American Faith-Life program.
Phillips Theological Seminary Mission Statement: The seminary’s mission is to learn and teach how to be: attentive to God; responsible biblical and theological interpreters; faithful individuals, congregations, and communities acting with God to transform the world.
Purpose of Position: The person who fills this position will contribute to the mission of Phillips Theological Seminary by teaching in the fields of Homiletics and Worship; by engaging in ongoing scholarly academic research and conversation in one’s own areas of specialization; and by participating in shared governance of the institution and service to the broader community. This person will be responsible for teaching:
- in all Master’s degree programs, the Doctor of Ministry program (courses and projects), Diploma, and Certificate programs
- in the field of Homiletics and Worship, introductory courses, as well as upper-level electives
- in on-campus modes (13-week schedule, intensive weeks or one or two weekends) and online
- in participating with faculty in strengthening our instructional design across all of these modes.
Qualifications: PhD or ThD in Homiletics; rank open, salary commensurate with rank.
Responsibilities will include teaching and advising in both Masters’ and Doctor of Ministry programs across online and on-campus formats. Please send a cover letter expressing interest in the position and detailing relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, and the names and contact information of at least three references to email@example.com. In addition, please include a 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy that addresses how students in your classes might translate critical insights from those classes to congregational life and a variety of other public settings.
The search will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019.
Phillips is an ecumenical seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and is committed to expanding the diversities of its board, faculty, staff, and student community. Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are encouraged to apply. See www.ptstulsa.edu/employment for position description, employment policies, and more information. For PDF file click: http://bit.ly/phillipshomiletics
Date Listing Expires: 11/10/19
University of the Incarnate Word - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of the Incarnate Word invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2020. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching competence in the area of either comparative religions, or contextual theology, the latter with a focus on experience among Asian-Americans, African-Americans, Latino/a, and or indigenous Americans. In addition to existing, upper-level courses in the area of specialty, new faculty are encouraged to develop new courses reflecting interests. All full-time faculty in the department are regularly expected to teach one or more of the four introductory courses that currently fulfill UIW’s core requirement: Introduction to Theology & Ethics, Origins of Christianity, The Religious Quest, and Prayer & Spirituality. This position has a 4-4 teaching load, and all full-time faculty are expected to engage in service at the department, college, and university levels. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate teaching, an eagerness to contribute to fulfilling UIW’s Mission, and be poised to make a scholarly contribution in their field of specialty. Familiarity with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, broadly defined, is desired. UIW is designated as an HSI, and its student population is diverse by many measures. We are especially interested in candidates with a record of successful teaching and mentoring of students from a variety of backgrounds, including first-generation, low income, and racial and ethnic minorities. Applicants are encouraged to discuss relevant skills and experience in their letter of application and/or statement of teaching philosophy. Essential Functions Official duties and responsibilities of faculty members at the University include teaching, scholarship, service and professional activities. In all matters, faculty are expected to maintain the highest standards of professional ethics consistent with the UIW Mission. Required Education Ph.D. or Th.D. in Religious Studies, Theology or a related field is required by the time of the appointment. Required Work Experience Minimum of one year of teaching experience in the field and demonstrated instructional competency via student and peer evaluation processes. Please submit a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, your CV, and contact information for three references. All applications received by October 15 will receive full consideration. Skype/Zoom interviews with selected candidates will be scheduled in November, and finalists will be invited for campus visits in early December. EOE UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).
Contact Information: Adrienne Ambrose @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Listing Expires: 11/1/19
Wheaton College - Robert B. and Anna E. Oliver Endowed Chair of World Religions
The School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College (IL) invites applications at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor for the Robert B. and Anna E. Oliver Endowed Chair of World Religions. This full-time, tenure track position was established in 2019 through a generous gift that provides ongoing support for the salary, benefits, and significant funding for research and scholarly activities.
We seek a distinguished scholar with strong teaching, scholarly publications, and a commitment to the integration of Christian faith and learning. With this endowed chair, the School of Biblical and Theological Studies will be situated to provide students with the resources and tools necessary to engage our neighbors faithfully with the gospel and lovingly as global citizens.
A Ph.D. in Comparative Religions, Religious Studies, Anthropology of Religions or a related field is required. A strong research, teaching and mentoring record that supports an appointment to rank is also necessary.
Please send a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae by email to Linda Bretz, administrative assistant to BTS, at email@example.com. An application will be sent to promising inquirers. Review of applicants will begin in August 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit: http://www.wheaton.edu/welcome.
Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Contact: Linda Bretz
phone: (630) 752-5054
Listing Expires: Dec 31, 2019
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Professor of Worship and Preaching
Position: Professor of Worship and Preaching
Open rank, full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applications for a position in liturgical studies
to begin July 1, 2020. The desired candidate will teach courses at the MA, MDiv, DMin and PhD
levels; direct MTS and DMin theses/projects and PhD dissertations; serve as a member of faculty
committees; participate in the worship life and other public activities of the seminary; and will be
required to make a constructive contribution to the institutional and communal life of the
seminary. Qualified applicants should hold an earned PhD or equivalent, have experience in
teaching worship and preaching at the seminary/graduate level, preferably in a diverse cultural
environment, and demonstrated ability to guide student inquiry and research. Applicants should
have a record of research and peer-reviewed publication, and regularly participate in and
contribute to the work of appropriate professional organizations. Knowledge of and experience
with worship in varied cultural and religious backgrounds are also essential for this position. The
desired candidate will bring a commitment to the mission and ministry of the Church and
concurrence with the seminary’s articulation of its identity and vision. Denominational affiliation
is open (although Protestantism is anticipated and preference will be given to non-United
Methodists) and ordination to Word and Sacrament preferred. Salary and rank will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover
letter and curriculum vitae (all documents in English, as .docx or .pdf files), electronically to the
Office of Academic Affairs, c/o Ms. Alicia Howell, at Alicia.Howell@garrett.edu. Materials may
also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121
Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019,
and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (www.garrett.edu) is a graduate
school of theology related to the United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of
Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations
and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. GarrettEvangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological
studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 alumni serve churches
and society around the world.
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Tenured/Tenure Track Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Position: Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Open rank, full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants for a position in New Testament
Interpretation. The candidate will join a Bible faculty that teaches seminary courses, with desired
experience, expertise, and competencies for the following areas of work: 1) research focus in the
Gospels, 2) readiness to teach Greek, and 3) teaching and mentoring PhD students. Applicants should
hold a Ph.D. (or academic equivalent) in New Testament studies, and be committed to the following
interlinked foci of research and teaching: 1) the theory and practice of current array of historical
critical biblical methods, 2) reading Scripture theologically as it engages with the academy, church,
and society, and 3) developing his/her own hermeneutical sophistication such as liberative
interpretation and cross-cultural interest. Successful applicants will demonstrate a publishing record
and classroom teaching experience with a diverse student body. Salary and rank will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience.
Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The seminary welcomes
all qualified candidates to apply. Racial/ethnic minority (minoritized) and women candidates are
especially encouraged to apply. Please send application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2-
page), sample syllabus, sample published article/chapter, and three confidential letters of
recommendation (all the above documents in English, as .docx or .pdf files), electronically to the
Office of Academic Affairs, c/o Ms. Alicia Howell, at Alicia.Howell@garrett.edu. Materials may also
be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan
Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until
the position is filled.
Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (www.garrett.edu) is a graduate school
of theology related to the United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern
University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural
backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold
leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy
and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 alumni serve churches and society around the world.
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