Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University - Assistant Professor in Christian Spirituality
Christian Spirituality Search
Assistant Professor in Christian Spirituality
The Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Christian Spirituality with competence to teach courses in Ignatian spirituality. Areas of sub-specialization are open but may include spirituality and ministry, interreligious dialogue, history of spirituality, spirituality and scripture, spirituality and missiology, cultural expressions of spirituality. Applicants should have a firm grounding in the academic discipline of Christian Spirituality with facility in articulating various methodologies, including theological, historical, and hermeneutic, as well as their own approach to the discipline. Particular attention will be given to candidates attentive to cultural context, interdisciplinarity, and a willingness to teach online. Candidates must demonstrate promise/success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the school’s Ignatian mission.
Located in Berkeley, CA, JST-SCU is a private, Jesuit Catholic divinity school committed to “Living Theology. Transforming Our World.” Lay, Jesuit and other religious students come from around the world to study with JST-SCU’s faculty. JST-SCU prepares lay, Jesuit, and other religious and clergy students for ministries in the Church, society, and academia.
JST-SCU is a member school of the Graduate Theological Union (www.gtu.edu), the most comprehensive center for graduate study of religion in North America. With a focus on interreligious, ecumenical, and interdisciplinary perspectives, GTU faculty and students engage the world’s religions and wisdom traditions in contemporary contexts, educating innovative leaders for the academy, religious organizations, and the nonprofit sector, equipping scholars to embody the critical thinking, ethical frameworks, compassionate values, and spiritual foundations essential to building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world.
Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should demonstrate not only potential for excellent graduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the school, the GTU, the community, and the Church. The successful candidate will mentor students in JST-SCU’s ecclesiastical programs (STL and STD) as well as our various master’s degrees and GTU programs.
Applicants are invited to visit our website (www.scu.edu/jst) for background on JST-SCU’s mission, programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, and the multicultural student population we serve.
The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2018.
1. Completion of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Christian Spirituality or a closely related field.
2. Evidence of effective and excellent teaching. Experience mentoring/directing graduate work is desirable.
3. Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication in the area of expertise.
4. Experience with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius.
The successful candidate will:
• Teach four graduate courses per year on the semester system, including courses in Ignatian and other spiritualities, as well as a range of courses that will serve JST-SCU’s and GTU’s diverse student body and programmatic needs.
• Direct and contribute to comprehensive exam, thesis, and dissertation committees.
• Develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications.
• Provide service to the school as appropriate to rank.
• Have or be willing to develop expertise in rigorous and engaging online education.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. Santa Clara University will provide international sponsorship for non-US scholars. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Also, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University annually collects and makes publicly available information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents (www.scu.edu/cs/).
Applicants should submit:
1. A cover letter or personal statement that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a projected research agenda, (c) the applicant’s experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities, (d) the applicant’s understanding of the mission of JST-SCU, (e) the applicant’s experience with the Spiritual Exercises.
2. A curriculum vitae and copies of graduate transcripts;
3. Sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from courses taught;
4. An example of scholarship, e.g., in-press or published article;
5. Three letters of recommendation.
Submit all application materials through the hiring portal at https://jobs.scu.edu.
University of Dayton - Associate Director of Campus Ministry - Liturgy
Associate Director of Campus Ministry – Liturgy (Posting S02159P)
Bring your desire to serve young adults in faith and your passion for liturgy to the campus ministry team at the University of Dayton, a Catholic and Marianist University. Leads the campus ministry liturgy team, establishing a collaborative vision and ensuring the implementation of university liturgies, liturgical catechesis and ministry formation, and sacramental preparation. Supervises two full-time campus ministers and one graduate assistant, responds to special liturgical/prayer requests, ensures the development of diverse cultural expressions of prayer and worship, supports the faith development of students, and communicates about liturgical events. Serves as an active collaborator on the 34-person ministry team. Reports to the executive director and serves as a member of the department leadership team. Successful candidates will demonstrate a collaborative leadership style, strong relational and pastoral skills, a good aesthetic sense, flexibility, a solid understanding of the principles of Catholic worship and the ability to apply them through the rites of the Catholic Church and other campus prayer experiences.
10.5 month full-time exempt position with full benefits. Starts January 2019. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit application, list of references, cover letter, resume addressing minimum and preferred qualifications at http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/27486. October 29, 2018 deadline.
The University of Dayton is a Top Ten Catholic research university, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary. The University seeks outstanding, diverse staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence and the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.
St. Norbert College - Asst. Professor in Theology and Religious Studies with a specialization in Christian Ethics
St. Norbert College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theology and Religious Studies at the rank of assistant professor. Ph.D. required. Start August 2019. Specialization in Christian Ethics with emphasis in social ethics and a secondary competence in ecclesiology. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, including Theology and Religious Studies courses in the Core Curriculum. This position includes regular teaching in the Master of Theological Studies Program. Course load of three classes per semester. In addition to teaching, the responsibilities of this position include an active program of scholarship, student advising, service on college committees, and other typical collegial duties. More information is available at the Theology and Religious Studies web page, and in particular its relation to the mission of the college. St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College’s mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community. Please see the College Mission Statement, https://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing communities with modern and historical housing options, top tier schools, and world-class healthcare. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies, as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. For additional information, visit http://www.thenewnorth.com/life-in-the-new-north. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15. Dossiers for applicants should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, a list of references with contact information, and a list of the candidate’s graduate courses. Please send dossiers to: Dr. Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to email@example.com, addressed to Dr. Paul Johnson. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the AAR/SBL meeting in Denver. St. Norbert College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Applications by members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
Date Listing Expires: November 15, 2018
St. Norbert College - Asst. Professor in Theology and Religious Studies with a Specialization in Constructive and/or Systematic Theology
St. Norbert College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theology and Religious Studies at the rank of assistant professor. Ph.D. required. Start August 2019. Seeking a constructive and/or systematic theologian who undertakes (Catholic) theological reflection through sustained engagement with another religious tradition (for example, a comparative or interreligious theologian) and who is particularly attentive to the ritual practices that constitute traditions. Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential, including Theology and Religious Studies courses in the Core Curriculum. This position includes regular teaching in the Master of Theological Studies Program. Course load of three classes per semester. In addition to teaching, the responsibilities of this position include an active program of scholarship, student advising, service on college committees, and other typical collegial duties. More information is available at the Theology and Religious Studies web page, and in particular its relation to the mission of the college. St. Norbert College, a Catholic institution rooted in the Norbertine tradition, welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions. The College’s mission emphasizes the Norbertine vision of community and includes providing “an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development.” We seek those who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community. Please see the College Mission Statement, https://www.snc.edu/mission/statement.html The Green Bay metropolitan area offers abundant opportunities for recreational and cultural endeavors, growing communities with modern and historical housing options, top tier schools, and world-class healthcare. Northeast Wisconsin is home to Fortune 500 companies, as well as thriving start-ups, and is served by its own international airport. For additional information, visit http://www.thenewnorth.com/life-in-the-new-north. Preference will be given to applications received by October 15. Dossiers for applicants should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, a list of references with contact information, and a list of the candidate’s graduate courses. Please send dossiers to: Dr. Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St, De Pere, WI 54115-2099. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Dr. Paul Johnson. Preliminary interviews of selected applicants will be conducted at the AAR/SBL meeting in Denver. St. Norbert College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Applications by members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
Date Listing Expires: November 15, 2018
Emory University - Tenure Track Faculty Position in Contemporary Latinx Studies
Emory College of Arts and Sciences in Atlanta, Georgia announces a special initiative to recruit and support several tenure-track and tenured faculty (advanced assistant and/or associate/full professors) in the area of contemporary LatinX studies in the humanities and social sciences. Faculty whose research advances this emerging field of scholarship, who bring a demonstrated commitment to mentoring a diverse student body, and who are eager to contribute to the University’s ambitious goals of scholarly excellence, diversity and inclusivity, and interdisciplinarity are encouraged to apply. This search will complement Emory’s growing distinction in the scholarship of race and the African American experience, recent faculty appointments in the departments of Spanish and Portuguese and Religion, our exceptional archival holdings and special collections in the Rose Library, partnerships with Atlanta-based institutions, and a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration. Departments participating in this multi-field search include: African American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Economics, English, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Research and teaching expertise including but not limited to the following fields are of particular interest: LatinX and Afro LatinX literature, art, and culture, philosophy, citizenship, race, gender, sexuality, religion, political economy of migration, labor, and health. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline/field.
Review of applications will begin October 8, 2018. Full consideration will be given to all applications received within 30 days. Review will continue until positions are filled. At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter, names and contact information of three references, and a CV. Candidates’ cover letters should include a discussion of their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students of diverse backgrounds.
Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter and CV only during this phase of the recruitment using the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/56210. Candidates will be asked to submit additional supporting materials if selected to participate in future phases of recruitment. Questions may be sent to: Carla Freeman, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty: Dean_of_Faculty@emory.edu
Vanderbilt Divinity School - Tenure Track Faculty Position in Preaching and Worship in the African American Tradition
Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for a faculty position beginning fall 2019. This is a tenure/tenure-track level position, rank open. Although focused primarily on homiletics, the appointment includes responsibilities for teaching and research related to both preaching and worship as practices in the historic and contemporary black churches. It also entails advising in both the divinity degree programs (MDiv, MTS, and ThM), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership, and the Graduate Department of Religion (MA, PhD), which prepares students for teaching and research. Appointed faculty will join the Homiletics and Liturgics Area of the Graduate Department of Religion, share responsibilities for teaching the ministerial arts requirement in preaching, and offer a range of courses relating preaching and worship to practices of ministry and public leadership in today’s world.
Successful applicants will have completed a PhD or its equivalent focused on the history, theology, and practice of Christian preaching and worship; have a demonstrated research interest in the religious life of African American people and their churches; be able to teach a wide variety of students; be attentive to possibilities for working with other University units; and have an interest in facilitating programs for local clergy, laity, and public leaders. Underrepresented candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. The school has strong commitments to social justice and places a high value on diversity among its faculty and student body, as well as in research and teaching. Successful candidates will evidence commitment to these priorities. (see: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php) The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2018. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation letters should be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/56091. Applicants will be able to establish a free Interfolio Dossier & Portfolio account.
Texas Christian University - Assistant Professor, History of Christianity
Assistant Professor, History of Christianity
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of religion in the field of the History of Christianity with special competence in Christianity in the Global South to begin August 2019. For information on the department see http://www.rel.tcu.edu. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in teaching and published scholarship will be expected. The teaching load is typically five courses a year, three of which are introductory courses in religion that meet the TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu). Upper-level courses will include a basic history of Christianity from the early medieval to the modern period as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. We welcome candidates whose experience and training in teaching, research, or community service demonstrate their commitment to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates whose experience and training have prepared them to make contributions to any of the interdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: the African American and Africana Studies minor, the Middle East Studies minor, the Latina/o Studies minor, the Asian Studies minor, the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Department, as well as the TCU Women and Gender Studies Department. All applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com [select “CSS Faculty” then on the dropdown menu under “School/College” select “AddRan College of Liberal Arts,” click “Find Jobs,” then select the appropriate position in Religion]. Applications must include a letter (signed and addressed to Dr. C. David Grant, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, and a one-page statement indicating the applicant’s experience with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to email@example.com. Consideration of candidates will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Select interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in Denver, Colorado between November 17-20.
TCU is committed to diversity, equality, and inclusion and recognizes and values the unique experiences drawn from differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and veteran status and welcomes all applicants of diverse backgrounds.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment.
Open Day: 09/12/2018
Close Day: 10/15/2018
Iliff School of Theology - Assistant Professor (tenure track) New Testament and Christian Origins
Position: Assistant Professor (tenure track) New Testament and Christian Origins
Area of Expertise: Within the study of New Testament and Christian Origins, research specialization is open but preference will be given to those who are familiar with newer perspectives, methods, and theories gaining currency in the field, including, but not limited to, post-colonial and empire studies, material culture, economics, and social memory theory. Preference will also be given to candidates who have experience working in gospel literature. Facility with the languages, sources, and historical context appropriate to the study of New Testament and early Christianity is expected. The person who fills this position will have responsibility for introductory and upper level courses in New Testament and early Christian history and is expected to enrich the range and depth of course offerings in the PhD program, which is jointly administered with the University of Denver.
Desired Strengths: Our ideal candidate not only shows the promise of becoming a respected and productive scholar, but is ready to excel in teaching in both residential and online environments. We desire someone who is an effective communicator both inside and outside the classroom. While preferred candidates will possess high-level expertise in some aspect of New Testament and Christian Origins, we are looking for those who can also relate their scholarship to broader issues in the study of religion and theology, as well as areas of concern central to the school, such as bringing the study of the Bible and other foundational Christian texts to bear on contemporary concerns related to social justice, marginalized communities, interreligious dialogue, and the diversity of global Christianity. We seek a candidate who will enable our students to think historically and encourage M.Div. students to incorporate the history of their tradition into the practice of ministry.
● Teach on a full-time basis over three quarters per academic year (normally five courses) in Iliff’s various masters programs as well as the University of Denver/Iliff Joint Ph.D. program.
● Read and direct MTS theses and dissertations
● Teach in Iliff’s online programs
● Advise PhD students concerning the academic and professional aspects of their work ● Conduct a research and publication program appropriate to the field
● Participate in appropriate professional societies and meetings
● Participate in school governance and administration through various committees and councils
● Provide service to appropriate professional organizations and publishing houses
● Work with churches (local or judicatory) and/or community boards and agencies
● Teach laity or clergy outside the Iliff curriculum
The Iliff School of Theology is a United Methodist-related graduate theological school preparing students for leadership in a wide variety of vocations, including social service, community activism, chaplaincy, non-profits, non-governmental organizations, and parish ministry. Our students come from a wide variety of traditions, both Christian and non-Christian. Iliff offers a Master of Divinity, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Social Justice and Ethics; and a Master of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care. In addition, we offer a joint Ph.D. program in the Study of Religion with the University of Denver. Iliff has robust course offerings in online, residential, and hybrid formats, and all faculty teach in all formats each year. Over 60% of Iliff courses are taught online or hybrid. Iliff is committed to becoming a more globally conscious and globally connected community.
The Iliff School of Theology is an equal opportunity employer and as such prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender expression, creed, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or other legally protected statuses. All applicants and employees are treated equally according to their qualifications, abilities, and experience in conducting all personnel actions and procedures including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, placement, training, discipline, transfer, promotion, benefits, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of employment. For more information, visit us at https://www.iliff.edu.
Applications should include a letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. For fullest consideration, candidates should submit all materials by October 24th, 2018. Applications and supporting material should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If electronic submissions are not possible, materials should be mailed to Professor Pamela Eisenbaum and Albert Hernandez, Co-Chairs, New Testament and Christian Origins Search, c/o Dean’s Office, Iliff School of Theology, 2323 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80210.
Messiah College - Biblical Studies and Religious Studies Faculty
Biblical Studies and Religious Studies Faculty
The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Messiah College invites applications for an Open-Rank, Term-Tenure Track position in biblical studies.
Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include general education Bible courses, some departmental major courses in biblical studies, and involvement in the college’s interdisciplinary core course and/or first-year seminar program.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in New Testament, Early Christian Origins, or related field required. Evidence of strong commitments to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition is expected. A commitment to a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives that pay attention to diversity and inclusive excellence is also expected. Candidate must fully support our female students as they prepare for ministry in the church at all levels.
The Program: The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies offers two academic majors: Biblical and Religious Studies and Christian Ministries. Additionally, the department provides general education courses for all undergraduate students.
The Department: The Department of Biblical and Religious Studies is a community of students and Christian scholars who specialize in biblical studies, religious history, theology, world religions, and Christian ministry.
Our goal is to model and encourage informed thinking about Christian faith and practice and the role of religion in the world. We foster spiritual and theological reflection that enables individuals to develop and deepen Christian commitment, interpret matters of faith intelligently, and minister to others with wisdom and compassion.
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations.
The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: Messiah College’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their teaching-learning, research, institutional service, and public engagement.
Starting Date: August 2019
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with academic credentials and qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed beginning September 30, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Some initial interviews will be held during the AAR/SBL National Conference, November 17-20. Please provide a current curriculum vitae and additional materials as described in the official job posting (see link below). Documentation should clearly explain how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.”
Vitae Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Please apply via the following link: https://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/13664
Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. This includes, but is not limited to, vendors, contractors, and guests on the basis of, but not limited to, any of the above categories.
Brite Divinity School - Executive Vice President and Dean
BRITE DIVINITY SCHOOL invites application for the position of Executive Vice President and Dean (EVP/Dean). The EVP/Dean must be committed to the life and work of the church and the academy, and passionate about graduate theological education in line with Brite’s vision of “A world transformed by God’s love, mercy, and justice.” Other qualities required include the ability to envision possibilities for Brite’s greater service to communities of faith, the academy, and public life and a capacity for planning and implementation. The EVP/Dean must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and a collaborative and collegial management style that includes exceptional listening and communication skills. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, Brite offers degree programs at the masters and doctoral (both professional and academic) levels and is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Brite is an ecumenical Divinity school related to Texas Christian University and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with students from a variety of beliefs and backgrounds including more than 20 denominations, that include the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Alliance of Baptists, the Catholic Church, Churches of Christ, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Metropolitan Community Churches, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Unitarian Universalist Association, the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in an appropriate academic discipline and a distinguished record of teaching and scholarly achievement sufficient to merit a tenured appointment in a theological discipline. The Executive EVP/Dean is expected to continue functioning as a teacher-scholar with opportunity for occasional teaching and will work with the President, Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff in providing administrative leadership to all aspects of Brite Divinity School. The EVP/Dean will report to the President and functions as the School’s chief academic officer, which includes oversight of academic programs, faculty, and student life and responsibility for relationships with accrediting bodies. The EVP/Dean also serves as a liaison to Texas Christian University. Review of applications will begin on November 1. While the expectation is that the EVP/Dean will begin duties on June 1, 2019, the position will remain open until filled. To apply, upload a letter of application and C.V. to President D. Newell Williams go to: https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2018-269 Three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to email@example.com All search materials will be accorded the highest level of confidentiality. As an AA/EEO employer, Brite recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Brite Divinity School - Assistant (Associate) Professor - Black Religious Traditions
Brite Divinity School, an ecumenical, progressive theological school affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and with Texas Christian University, invites applications for a position in Black Religious Traditions, to include Black Church Studies and Afrodiasporic Religious Traditions. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Successful candidates will also bring a corollary discipline. Of particular interest are: Ethics, Theology, Practical Theology, or New Testament. Demonstrated competence in teaching, scholarly research, and publication record appropriate to the level of appointment is expected. Level of appointment is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. As an AA/EEO employer, Brite recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. To apply, upload a letter of application describing interests in teaching and research and C.V. to Dean Joretta L. Marshall, https://tcu.iGreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Referred.ASP?Req=2018-F123 Three letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to firstname.lastname@example.org All search materials will be accorded the highest level of confidentiality. Review of applicants will begin November 1, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2019.
McCormick Theological Seminary - Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Professor - Bible
Emory University - Assistant Professor, New Testament
Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in New Testament beginning fall 2019. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 25, 2018.
The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of New Testament studies and will hold a Ph.D. in New Testament (or related discipline) by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate Biblical studies within larger ecumenical, multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is also highly desirable.
With a teaching load of two courses per semester, the person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. The appointee will share responsibility for an introductory sequence on New Testament literature and interpretation and will have regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. Appointees will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.
Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).
Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.
Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/26138/job by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: New Testament Search, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, if sent in hard copy; if sent electronically, email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to email@example.com. Direct any questions to Dr. Kendall Soulen, Search Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fuller Theological Seminary - Department of Preaching and Worship, School of Theology, Lloyd Ogilvie Professor of Preaching
Fuller Theological Seminary invites candidates for a tenure-track faculty position as the Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching beginning in Fall 2019.
Fuller is a multi-denominational seminary and seeks candidates who share its mission and commitment to training men and women for the various leadership roles in the church and the academy. The Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching provides homiletical instruction and scholarship in preaching.
With a PhD (or equivalent degree) in preaching or one of its related fields, the holder of the Chair will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Theology.
1. Faith and lifestyle congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its statements of faith and community standards. Fuller Seminary requires each faculty member to sign its Statement of Faith. Commitment to the evangelical and ecumenical heritage of Fuller Theological Seminary. See the Fuller Theological Seminary website.
2. Commitment to theological education in the service of the local and global church, to shaping leaders for the church’s mission and ministry, to the spiritual formation of students, and to supporting women and men in pastoral and other leadership positions.
3. Disposition to work collegially in a diverse—multi-ethnic, multi-denominational, multi- regional—seminary community.
4. Commitment to educating, affirming, and supporting women in all offices and ministries of the church.
5. Have the personal, academic, and/or professional development and experiences that enable effective service to the culturally, ethnically, racially, and theologically diverse student body of the seminary. Ability to teach in Spanish or Korean is an asset.
1. Offer core and elective courses in the MA and MDiv programs, with the prospect of teaching DMin and PhD seminars highly desirable.
2. Proven record or demonstrable promise of teaching homiletics in a seminary context; Ability to teach in another area in the seminary curriculum (spiritual formation, evangelism, pastoral ministry, education, etc.) welcome.
3. Sensitivity to ecumenical and intercultural issues, to the contemporary world and its pressures and challenges, and to various theological and ecclesial paradigms, traditional and emerging.
4. A commitment to preaching as an integrative focus of theological education.
1. PhD (or equivalent) in homiletics or a cognate field.
2. Proven record or promise of publication, with ongoing research plans.
3. MDiv (or equivalent) and significant experience in congregational leadership.
Rank and Other Considerations
1. Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment.
2. Rank dependent on qualifications and experience.
3. Date position available: July 1, 2019.
1. Twelve-month contract, including paid four-week summer leave.
2. Teach fulltime: six courses per year on the quarter system, including at least two online courses/year.
3. Sabbatical quarter every seventh quarter.
Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Theology are asked to submit the following materials by electronic means using the email address noted below:
1. A letter of interest.
2. A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other professional qualifications.
3. A list of three-four references with institutional affiliation and contact information, representing both academic and ministry qualifications.
Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may contact us at: <email@example.com>.
Applicants will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2018. Application materials should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marianne Meye Thompson, Dean School of Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182 USA
Fuller Theological Seminary - Geoffrey Bromiley Professor of Church History (or HIstorical Theology)
Fuller Theological Seminary invites mid-career and senior faculty candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position as the Geoffrey Bromiley Professor of Church History, beginning with the 2019 Fall Term.
The successful candidate will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Theology, an established scholar-teacher, with an ongoing record of significant contribution to an area of scholarship in church history or historical theology.
Fuller is a multi-denominational seminary and seeks candidates who share its mission and commitment to training men and women for the various leadership roles in the church and the academy.
1. MDiv (or equivalent). PhD (or equivalent) in Church History or Historical Theology.
2. Area of specialization open, but preference is given to areas focusing on Fuller Seminary’s heritage (e.g., Reformation studies) and its varied commitments arising from that heritage (e.g., the diverse Protestant church in its global contexts, women in the history of the church, history of the evangelical movement).
3. Proven record of effective teaching. The successful candidate will offer core and elective courses in the MA and MDiv programs, as well as leading ThM and PhD seminars and mentoring students in the School of Theology’s Center for Advanced Theological Studies.
4. Proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.
5. Have the personal, academic, and/or professional development to effectively serve the culturally, ethnically, racially, and theologically diverse student body of the seminary. Ability to teach in Spanish or Korean is an asset.
1. Faith and lifestyle congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its statements of faith and community standards. Fuller Seminary requires each faculty member to sign its Statement of Faith. Commitment to the evangelical and ecumenical heritage of Fuller Theological Seminary. See the Fuller Theological Seminary website.
2. Commitment to theological education in the service of the local and global church, to shaping leaders for the church’s mission and ministry, to the spiritual formation of
students, and to supporting women and men in pastoral and other leadership positions.
3. Active involvement in a local congregation.
4. Disposition to work collegially in a diverse — multi-ethnic, multi-denominational, multi-regional — seminary community.
5. Applicants who will add to the ethnic, racial, and gender diversity of the faculty are encouraged to apply.
Rank and Other Considerations
1. Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment.
2. Rank dependent on qualifications and experience; anticipated appointment at the rank of either Associate or (Full) Professor.
3. Twelve-month contract, including paid four-week summer leave.
4. Teach fulltime: six courses per year on the quarter system, including at least two online courses/year.
5. Sabbatical quarter every seventh quarter.
6. Date position available: 1 July 2019.
Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Theology are asked to submit the following materials (using the email address noted below):
1. A letter of interest.
2. A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other professional qualifications.
3. A list of three references with institutional affiliation and contact information, representing academic qualifications. Note: references will be contacted once the Search Committee identifies a short list of candidates.
Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may contact us at: email@example.com. Application materials should be submitted electronically to the same email address.
Applications will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2018.
Marianne Meye Thompson, Dean
School of Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182 USA
Southern Methodist University Perkins School of Theology - Associate Director 2 (Internship Program)
Anticipated start date of June 1, 2019.
Perkins School of Theology seeks an Associate Director to manage, supervise, evaluate interns for the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Ministry degree programs. These degree programs require successful completion of the Perkins internship. This job is essential to the theological curriculum as it seeks to form persons for ministry and community leadership.
The primary mission of Perkins School of Theology, to prepare women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry, precisely defines the mission of the Perkins Intern Program. In the Perkins Internship, students integrate the knowledge and theological reflection disciplines learned in the classroom with the practical demands of providing faithful leadership within a congregation or agency.
The Perkins Intern Program is widely recognized as an exemplary program in preparing persons for effective Christian ministry. The three full-time Intern Faculty members are committed to working with each Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Ministry student to provide an internship that maximizes learning opportunities within a hands-on ministerial experience.
Placing of interns in churches or institutions in variety of contexts
Training and working with lay teaching committees in each ministry setting
Selecting, training, and working with mentor pastors/mentors (on-site supervisors
Selecting and working with consultants
Leading required internship seminars
Evaluating, in cooperation with lay teaching committees and mentor pastors, the work and learning of interns
Participate in regular meetings to discuss supervisory, placement, and administrative concerns
Note: the position requires evening hours, occasional in-state and out- of state travel
Education and Experience:
Master of Divinity or equivalent is required. Doctor of Ministry is preferred.
A minimum of five years of work experience in congregations and/or other ministry settings following completion of master’s degree is required.
Experiences providing supervision for growth in church leadership; guiding theological reflection; working with diversity in matters of culture, class, ethnicity, gender and theology; and participating significantly in community ministry are required.
Ordination in a Christian denomination is highly desirable.
Membership in The United Methodist Church or other Methodist denomination is desirable.
Familiarity with the African American church tradition is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the Southwest and its ethnic groups is desirable.
Knowledge of various denominational/non-denominational groups is preferred.
Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing.
A strong customer service orientation is essential.
Candidate must possess strong time management, organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
Must also possess strong project management skills. A strong focus on attention to details is essential.
Candidate must have a significant working knowledge of computers and MS Office. e.
This position must have the ability to sit for long periods of time.
Deadline to Apply:
The position is open until filled. For priority consideration, please submit application before October 15, 2018.
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Chicago - New Testament and Early Christian Literature
The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) at the rank of assistant professor (tenure-track) in New Testament and Early Christian Literature, for an appointment date of July 1, 2019.
The candidate for this position must hold the Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christian Literature or a related course of study by the time of appointment.
The successful candidate should have broad knowledge of early Christian literature, both the texts that became the canonical New Testament and other writings of the first few centuries; philological abilities in classical and koine Greek and other languages relevant to the study of early Christianity (e.g., Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Latin, Coptic); and literary and historical skills; and understanding of the wider Graeco-Roman world, including Second Temple Judaism. She or he should have a compelling research agenda that promises original and significant work in the field, teaching experience, and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching a range of courses in New Testament and ancient Christianity. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in rigorous inter-disciplinary conversation with other scholars of religion and in other fields within the University, such as gender and sexuality; religion, identity and power; race and ethnicity; textuality between literary and material culture; hermeneutics; and histories and modes of reception and reinterpretation of ancient and classical texts.
The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in eleven areas of study; Master’s students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University. A normal teaching load is four courses per year on a quarter system.
Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, a teaching statement, syllabi, a statement articulating future research agenda, a writing sample of 25-40 pages, and three letters of reference. Applications should be made online, at http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55704
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination at http://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.
Date Listing Expires: Oct 15, 2018
Boston University - Assistant Professor of Theology
Assistant Professor of Theology
Boston University School of Theology
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar in theology, holding a PhD or ThD in theology or an appropriate, equivalent degree, and having potential for a strong record of publications in the field. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. We seek candidates who will build on Boston University’s historic commitment to pursuing philosophical theology from a comparative perspective with expertise in study areas beyond the western European traditions such as (but not limited to) Asian, African, Latinx, Womanist, Queer, and/or Postcolonial studies. Areas of expertise are open, but candidates should be competent to teach an introduction to the philosophical tradition(s) in which they are expert, the core introductory sequence in theology, as well as specialized courses in their area of expertise. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, conducting research, and contributing to the larger work of the School. The School is committed to the formation of intercultural competence and social justice in all aspects of our learning community, and we seek candidates who are eager and skilled in providing leadership to realize these goals.
Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders at the masters and doctoral level for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and other organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Responsibilities include teaching four courses per year as part of the master’s and doctoral programs of the School of Theology.
Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment. Boston University School of Theology is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Applications should include a curriculum vita, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately). As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), candidates are invited to describe their cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. Materials should be sent to the Faculty Search Committee, Boston University School of Theology, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110, Boston, MA 02215. Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Ms. Emily Arnone at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Columbia Theological Seminary - Faculty Position in New Testament
- Teach in all programs of the seminary, including residential and online basic and advanced degree courses and life-long learning programs, with a primary focus in New Testament and Greek language instruction.
- Engage in research and writing in New Testament and biblical studies which may include subspecialties and/or interdisciplinary work in such fields as mujerista/womanist/ feminist interpretation, disability studies, queer theory, minoritized hermeneutics, or postcolonial studies. Share the fruits of such research with the academy and the church through ongoing publishing, teaching, and speaking.
- Fulfill general responsibilities as a member of the CTS faculty including student advising, committee work and participation in the life of the seminary community, the academy, the Church, and society.
Full time, tenure track. Rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The professor in this position reports directly to the dean of faculty and serves as a member of the Bible Area of the faculty.
- Education: MDiv (or equivalent), PhD in New Testament or related field by the time of the appointment.
- Demonstrated commitment to and promise for research and writing in the field of New Testament studies and in service to the mission of the church.
- Commitment to making connections between the academy, the Church, and society in a way that models a publicly engaged faith.
- Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Teaching and research interests in the Pauline epistles is preferred.
- Commitment to modeling and teaching in concert with the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Intercultural skills to facilitate working effectively in a diverse learning community.
- Excellent teaching skills in multiple delivery modes, including hybrid, intensive, and online platforms.
- Commitment to interfaith, intercultural, and interdisciplinary approaches.
- Affiliation, ordination and/or ministerial experience with the PCUSA is strongly preferred at the time of appointment.
Applicants should send a cover letter with a CV and the names of three references by Monday, October 15, 2018 to: Dr. Love L. Sechrest, Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, New Testament Search Committee, P.O. Box 520, Decatur, Georgia, 30031, or by email to NTposition@CTSnet.edu, or by FAX to 404-687-4575.
For more information about the position and Columbia, please visit our website at http://www.ctsnet.edu/human-resources/faculty-openings/.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Although physical limitations for this position can be accommodated, the job’s physical demands can include but are not limited to intermittent sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, walking, and lifting of items up to 50 lbs. Work is performed in an office environment and campus wide.
DISCLAIMER: The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.
COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a community of theological inquiry and formation committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ. Established in the Reformed tradition, we embody an ecumenical spirit and welcome people of all denominational backgrounds.
Date Listing Expires: October 16, 2018
Wesley Theological Seminary - Tenure Track Position in New Testament
Wesley Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in New Testament, commencing July 1, 2019. General competence in all areas of New Testament studies is expected with a focus on the Gospels or general epistles preferable. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with a range of New Testament methodologies, including emerging and global methodologies. Candidates must be proficient in hermeneutics and articulate about the relationship of scripture to the larger theological curriculum. Interest in the New Testament as a resource for ecclesial communities and leadership required. Teaching excellence, commitment to publication and ongoing research, and the ability to interpret the Bible in diverse cultural and theological contexts are essential. Experience in web-enhanced and online teaching and learning is desirable.
Teaching will include general survey and specialized elective courses. Rank is open, but we expect to appoint at the Assistant or Associate level. Ph.D. in New Testament required; M.Div. or equivalent degree preferred. Wesley Theological Seminary is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to building a diverse community. The search committee will begin reviewing applications October 15, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Dean Philip Wingeier-Rayo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20016. The cover letter should indicate interest in and qualifications for the position, as well as commitment to the mission of the school (wesleyseminary.edu).
Belmont University - Assistant Professor of Worship Leadership
•Teach 24 credit hours per year.
•Advise and mentor students in research and other class-related projects.
•Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the College of Theology and Christian Ministry.
•Give leadership to the College of Theology and Christian Ministry Field Education program.
•Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
•Participate in departmental work and interdepartmental collaboration to benefit the program, college, university and students.
Education and Experience:
Ph.D., Th.D. or doctoral work in liturgical or worship studies and ministerial experience with different worship styles and traditions, preference given to candidates with expertise and experience in multi-ethnic settings. Additional supervisory level experience in ministry positions will be highly valued.
Emory University - Director of Public Theological Education
Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for the founding director of a program that will expand theological education beyond the scope of the school’s traditional graduate and professional degrees. The successful candidate will be appointed to a non-tenure track faculty position with a renewable eleven-month contract, will report to Candler’s Dean, and will serve on the Dean’s Council. Both rank and field are open. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 1, 2018.
The landscape of theological education is rapidly shifting, in terms both of the modes of theological education and of the institutions delivering that education. The founding director will lead Candler’s initiatives in partnering with congregations, denominations, NGOs, and other institutions in order to make excellent theological education available to the increasing number of people pursuing theological education outside of traditional degree structures. To this end, the director will develop creative church-based initiatives in partnership with pastors and other religious leaders, and identify new opportunities for theological education in emerging contexts. The director will work with Candler’s media and technology teams to publicize these offerings and develop the best platforms for them. The successful candidate will have a vision for the contributions a university-based school of theology can make to theological education that directly serves both the church and the wider society. The successful candidate will be capable of working effectively with diverse partners in academic institutions, churches, and other organizations, and will have demonstrated abilities for starting and leading major initiatives.
The responsibilities of the position include:
1. Extending systematically and creatively the reach of Candler’s mission to non-degree seeking persons
2. Serving the church and Christian communities, as well as seekers interested in Christian educational resources
3. Building a long-range vision of public education inspired by Candler’s rich faculty resources
4. Drawing on faculty and other resources at Emory to make faculty expertise more public
5. Recruiting and inspiring Candler faculty to participate in such programs
6. Liaising with and inviting senior leaders in the church to be resources for Candler educational ventures
7. Bringing greater coherence and collaboration to the vast array of Candler’s public events, maximizing impact and audiences through close collaboration with the programs’ directors (i.e., Baptist Studies; Black Church Studies; Catholic Studies; Contextual Education; DMin degree program; Episcopal Studies; Laney Program in Moral Leadership; Methodist Studies; Religious Education; Women, Theology and Ministry; World Christianity; Religion and Health; and others)
8. Coordinating existing programming with new programming
9. Reaching new audiences with new media
10. Teaching in numerous venues and formats as the program develops
11. Exploring the possibility of offering certificate programs
12. Exploring post-professional models of theological education
13. Helping to brand Candler’s work in this arena
14. Writing and seeking grants to support the program
15. Establishing a sustainable business plan to support the position and programming
16. Administering a budget to support the program
17. Supervising a part-time staff person who supports the program
18. Other duties as assigned
The successful candidate for the position will:
1. Have a vision for the future of Christian communities and the role and purpose of education in them
2. Combine intellectual depth with capacity to communicate with lay audiences
3. Demonstrate a commitment to research and scholarship appropriate to the candidate’s field
4. Be deeply immersed in the creative use of digital pedagogy
5. Have demonstrated the ability to start and lead significant new initiatives
6. Hold a doctorate (PhD or equivalent preferred)
Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply, as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).
Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation. At later stages in the review process applicants may be asked to provide a sample of their work in digital media (e.g, podcast, videography, or web-based instruction).
Candidates should apply online at: https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/25383/job by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: Public Theological Education, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, if sent in hard copy; if sent electronically, email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to email@example.com. Direct any questions to Dr. Anthony Briggman, Search Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The committee will begin reviewing applications in early October with an anticipated, though flexible, start date of January 2, 2019.
Wheaton College - Assistant Professor of New Testament
WHEATON COLLEGE (IL) seeks two candidates for an assistant professor of New Testament. These full-time, tenure-track appointments begin in August 2019. The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. completed by the time of employment, evidence of outstanding teaching, and a proven commitment to research and scholarship. The positions involve teaching 12 hours per semester, including general education, and exegesis courses. The application deadline is September 7, 2018. Send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: New Testament Search Committee, Attention: Linda Bretz, Senior Office Coordinator, Biblical & Theological Studies, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, or via email to: email@example.com. Application forms will be sent to promising candidates.
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. The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.
Phillips Theological Seminary- President
The Trustees of Phillips Theological Seminary, a graduate school of theology affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, seek a visionary leader to serve as the school’s president. As the seminary’s chief executive officer, the president is responsible for ensuring the institution has the plans, personnel, culture, material assets, systems, and relationships necessary to fulfill its mission and to achieve excellence. The president will exercise strategic leadership for the seminary while ensuring its continuing spiritual, academic, fiscal, and operational effectiveness.
The next president will be known for spiritual maturity and recognized as being unusually prepared to advance the mission of preparing students for biblically and theologically responsible, compassionate, justice-oriented Christian ministry. The president must be willing and able to work collaboratively with denominational leaders of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and The United Methodist Church, though membership in either denomination is not required.
The complete, official presidential profile, including areas of responsibility, leadership opportunities, qualities, and qualifications is online at: http://ptstulsa.edu/SearchDetails.
- An earned doctorate with teaching and/or administrative experience in a higher education setting sufficient to warrant the respect and confidence of the academic community.
- Ability to work with a varied community including the board, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and donors.
- Dedication to the ministry of the local church.
- Validated administrative and financial acumen.
- Proven record of success with major gifts fundraising.
- Strong social, oral, and written communication skills.
- Excellent people and leadership skills.
- Knowledge of theological education and emerging issues affecting and causing change within the church today and the alignment between the two.
- Experience working with and improving the contributions of a governing board.
The Presidential Transition Committee invites letters of nomination, applications, or expressions of interest in the presidency of Phillips Theological Seminary. Confidential review of materials will begin in early September 2018 and will continue until an appointment is made.
You should submit:
- a cover letter (MS Word or PDF) that addresses the details outlined in the Presidential Profile,
- a comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae,
- nomination letters as desired, and
- at least five references (including U.S. postal addresses, email addresses and phone numbers).
Send all application materials digitally to Claire Meredith, chair of the Presidential Transition Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Ashley Gibson, presidential search coordinator, for questions about the search at 918-270-6401or at email@example.com.
Phillips Theological Seminary accords equal rights and privileges to all members of the Seminary community. In the administration of its policies and procedures related to admissions, academic programs, hiring, promotion, termination, and compensation the Seminary shall not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, alienage and citizenship status, marital status, age, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, disability, military status, or religion. However, in cases where a denominational affiliation is a bona fide qualification, employment may be based on this factor.
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