Job Postings

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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 @ ambrosea@uiwtx.edu

Date Listing Expires:  11/1/19

Seminary of the Southwest - John Hines Professor of Preaching

Homiletics

SEMINARY OF THE SOUTHWEST invites applicants for the John Hines Professor of Preaching, a full-time position to begin fall of 2020. A seminary of the Episcopal Church located in Austin, TX, Southwest prepares leaders for lay and ordained service within and outside the church. The seminary offers degrees in divinity, religion, clinical mental health counseling, and spiritual formation. It also houses special programs in Latinx studies and chaplaincy (healthcare, military, and school).

The successful candidate will teach required and elective courses in preaching and will work in a secondary area such as congregational development, Christian education, field education, or spirituality. The position requires full participation in the academic, pastoral, and communal life of the seminary and includes student advising, liturgical, and committee responsibilities. Proven teaching ability, excellence in preaching and teaching, familiarity with the Anglican/Episcopal tradition, and a demonstrated commitment to the Church’s ministry are essential. A person of lively faith, the appointee will have a passion for the formation of Christians in a variety of vocations and across a diversity of contemporary ecclesial contexts. The seminary values a collegial working style and encourages interdisciplinary conversation, team teaching, and shared administrative leadership. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or D.Min. in homiletics, preaching, practical theology, or a related theological field. Ordination in the Episcopal Church is desirable, as is experienced in pastoral ministry.

The John Hines Chair in Preaching is endowed in memory of Bishop Hines, the seminary’s founder and presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church, who encouraged preaching that was both sacramental and prophetic: edifying the Church in its mission and advocating for God’s justice.

Seminary of the Southwest is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications should include a cover letter responding to this position description, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please email applications to Laurel Schlueder at laurel.schlueder@ssw.edu and visit https://ssw.edu/preachingprofessor/ or call (512) 439-0356 for more information.

Deadline for applications: October 25, 2019.

Church Divinity School of the Pacific - Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership

Faculty

POSITION SUMMARY

The Assistant Professor of Ministerial Leadership will further CDSP’s commitment to forming leaders for mission and ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. We seek an engaging, dynamic teacher who bridges the academy, the church, and the world, and who can enable students to articulate and embody a public theology that relates to Christian life and ministry today and in the future. This teacher will help prepare students for leadership in a variety of ministry settings in different cultural contexts. 

Candidates should be prepared to teach at the master’s level, and potentially the doctoral level, at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), in Berkeley, California. 

CDSP’s new partnership with Trinity Church Wall Street (TCWS) means that the years ahead will bring opportunities for growth and expansion. The professor of ministerial leadership will be an integral part of the faculty that will guide the development of new curricula, programs, and approaches to leadership education.

This is a ranked position at the Assistant Professor level for an initial appointment of five years, beginning August 1, 2020.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching and Research Teach courses in the Field Placement Program, which is an integral part of the MDiv curriculum and comprises two required two-semester sequences – Field Education I and II and Leadership for Ministry I and II. Each sequence is offered in both residential classroom and on-line formats. The successful candidate will share responsibility for teaching these courses with the Director of Field Education and Assistant Professor of Congregational Studies.

Teach electives in ministry development and leadership.

Teach with academic rigor, an awareness of the diversity of ministry contexts, and a clear focus on CDSP’s core curricular commitments to mission, discipleship, and evangelism. Incorporate into all teaching a careful attentiveness to the key skills of contextualization, critical theory, and public conversation.  

Carry out a program of continuing academic research and scholarship, including making presentations at professional meetings and publishing articles, books, and reviews.  

Advising

Serve as advisor to CDSP students in a variety of degree and certificate programs, including supervising theses for the M.A. and M.T.S. degrees. Engage with the pastoral and formational processes of advisees and other students preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.  

Become a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Interpret the IDI for advisees, and work with advisees on their Intercultural Development Plans (IDP).

Seminary Life

Participate fully in seminary worship, including preaching at least once per semester, and presiding at eucharist if appropriate to ordination status.

Participate actively in community life, including meals and other events with students and faculty.

External Service

Listen and speak to the needs of the church and the world. Such service may include guest preaching and speaking engagements, both locally and nationally; participation in national, provincial, diocesan, or congregational committees and task forces; attending or leading church conferences and events; writing and publishing articles, reviews, and books.

Participate actively in the life and ministry of a local congregation.

Shared Faculty Commitments

Work with colleagues at CDSP and in the GTU in all aspects of graduate professional theological education. Where appropriate, participate in teaching and academic committee work in the GTU.

With faculty at CDSP, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.

Collaborate on curriculum development with senior leadership at CDSP and partners at TCWS.

With faculty and senior staff at CDSP and TCWS, develop and implement strategies for dismantling racism in our largely white context.

Complete the IDI, receive feedback, and develop and work on a personal IDP.

Collaborate with faculty in further developing intercultural pedagogy and curricula.

Serve on faculty committees and assume other responsibilities and special projects as required.

Perform all duties in a manner that promotes CDSP’s mission and core values.

Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules. CDSP faculty contracts cover a full 12-month year and require full-time presence on campus and participation in community life during January Intersession and June Intensive terms (2 weeks each), as well as Fall and Spring semesters. The normal teaching load is five courses spread over these four terms, whether face-to-face or online.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Commitment to professional theological education, with an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and openness to innovation in teaching and curricular development

Strong pastoral, administrative, and collegial skills

Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students

Strong commitment to the shared work of dismantling racism in a largely white institutional space

Familiarity with the Episcopal Church

Joy springing from Christian faith and practice

Strong administrative and communication skills

Ability to think on their feet

A priority for collaboration and collegial work with a diversity of people

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS

Candidates should:

Hold an earned terminal degree in a relevant field. Areas of potential specialization may include, but are not limited to, organization and congregational development, intercultural development, organizational leadership and management, church planting and redevelopment, and/or new and emerging ministry paradigms. 

Have experience in ministry leadership and development (lay or ordained) in a congregational setting.

Be prepared to teach at the master’s and potentially the doctoral levels of instruction at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union.

Have the capacity to teach using both online and face-to-face modalities.

Preference will be given to candidates who also have the following qualifications:

Ordained status in a church in the Anglican Communion or a full communion partner.

Experience ministering in multi-ethnic, multicultural, and/or LGBTQ contexts.

Experience supervising seminarians in field placements.

Experience in non-profit or public sector leadership.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references (one from a person in a ministry setting where you have been in leadership, one academic, and one professional, whether academic or non-academic setting) and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how, through your teaching and scholarship in this seminary context, you would:

Engage CDSP’s curricular emphases of mission, discipleship, and evangelism; prepare leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including in-person and on-line.

In addition, please provide an example of a course syllabus for a course offered either in-person or on-line.

Review of applications will begin November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Submit materials to HR@trinitywallstreet.org, call for more information at (212) 602-0840, and learn more about the position at https://www.trinitywallstreet.org/.

Job post expires on October 12, 2019.

University of Tennessee - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Religious Studies
Assistant Professor

Job Description:

Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in the Contemporary Americas

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Religious Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Africana Studies invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Religion, Race, and Ethnicity in the Contemporary Americas to begin August 2020. PhD in a relevant field and teaching experience are preferred, but ABDs in the final stages of completing their dissertations will be considered. We particularly welcome applicants who specialize in African-American religions or religions of the African diaspora in any region within the Americas. Applicants with other specializations will be expected to show the ability to teach Africana Studies courses. We are open to a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including comparative, ethnographic, historical, literary, political, sociological, theological, and theoretical, as well as ethics and social justice, gender theory, globalization or diaspora studies, and media studies. This position has a 2-2 teaching load to be split evenly between Religious Studies and Africana Studies. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Ms. Ashley Briggs at aander72@utk.edu or Department of Religious Studies, The University of Tennessee, 501 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0450. Review of applications begins September 23, 2019. After an initial review, we will request writing samples and three letters of recommendation from selected applicants, and will then conduct Skype/Zoom interviews in November 2019. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Megan Bryson, at mbryson4@utk.edu.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.

 

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Academic Dean

Louisville Seminary is seeking an individual to serve as Academic Dean for a five-year renewable term in a tenured faculty position. The position offers an excellent salary and benefits package and a collegial atmosphere.

Louisville Seminary has been serving the Reformed tradition for more than 160 years, and we are committed to continuing that relationship. Candidates must be able to move comfortably within this context and support students preparing to minister in churches of the Reformed tradition. At the same time, Louisville Seminary seeks candidates who are able to move comfortably in an increasingly diverse ecumenical community embracing many traditions. We are committed to growing as a multicultural and anti-racist place of learning and living and to deepening ecumenical and interreligious learning. The ideal candidate will be a visionary, inclusive, transformative, and decisive leader with the demonstrated ability to be collaborative, innovative, and forward thinking.​

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
Serves as the chief academic officer of the Seminary and works with the President and other senior administrators in all aspects of the Seminary’s life.
Gives effective strategic attention to the Seminary’s academic programs, policies, and procedures, including curriculum, budget, and other resources.
Staffs the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and advocates for the academic affairs of the Seminary.
Provides leadership for and oversight of faculty matters including performance, promotion, tenure, and professional development opportunities.
Works with the Dean of Student Engagement in supporting students’ academic formation.
Gives care and attention to the concerns and cultivation of the faculty, to issues of scholarship, research and teaching, and to the design and implementation of the curriculum.
Teaches and engages in their own research, scholarship, and professional activities as time permits.
Represents the Seminary as an accomplished scholar who demonstrates a broad engagement with theological education and its changing dynamics and models academic excellence.
ACCOUNTABILITIES
The Dean is responsible directly to the President and is elected by the Board of Trustees. The Dean oversees student and program learning outcomes and assessment in collaboration with the faculty and academic staff.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ATTRIBUTES
A Ph.D. or its equivalent in a discipline appropriate to theological education.
Master of Divinity or record of substantive commitment to the life and mission of the church.
Three to five years of administrative leadership preferred.
Commitment to an intentionally inclusive and diverse academic community, church, and society.
A strong communicator with an ability to develop a sense of collegiality and community among faculty, students, and staff.
Demonstrated leadership qualities of relational skills, integrity, fairness, transparency, collaboration, and accountability.
Proven ability to work in complex systems and manage a budget effectively.
TO APPLY
We anticipate making this appointment beginning in July 1, 2020. Faculty rank will be determined on the basis of experience. Interested candidates must send electronically: 1) a letter of interest; 2.) curriculum vitae; and 3) three letters of reference to:

Dr. Shannon Craigo-Snell, Search Committee Chair
c/o Ms. Susan DiLuca at sdiluca@lpts.edu

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications must be received by October 15, 2019.

Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.

Claremont Graduate University - Professor (Tenured or Tenure-Track) of Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, and Theology

The Department of Religion at the School of Arts and Humanities of Claremont Graduate University invites applications for a full-time position in Philosophy of Religion, Theology, and Ethics. CGU, a graduate-only institution, is a global leader in transformative graduate education; we espouse a strong set of commitments to diversity and inclusion in our student body, as well as to applied and transdisciplinary approaches to education. While the position is open rank, we seek to hire a candidate with an extraordinary record of achievement.

The successful candidate will provide leadership in our Philosophy of Religion and Theology (PRT) doctoral track, continue its unique combination of philosophy, theology, and ethics in teaching and research, and help to map out new directions in the MA and PhD programs of PRT in response to the current challenges facing contemporary philosophy of religion and theology. This person, like all faculty in the Department of Religion, is expected to contribute to the regular teaching of our two required Method and Theory courses. Additional responsibilities include participation in the university governance at different levels and collegial collaboration within the department and the university, contributions to scholarly and other communities, and collaboration with colleagues at the Claremont Colleges.
Preference will be given to a candidate highly conversant in Critical Theory. Although her/his precise area of expertise is open, given the School of Arts and Humanities’ strength in Hemispheric and Cultural Studies and our geographic location in Southern California with a proximity to the Pacific Rim, we ideally seek candidates with a commitment to enhancing our curriculum in these areas. We have a particular interest in those working in Latin American, African/American, and/or Asian/American philosophies and religious thought.
CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices. Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate have been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, American Indians, Blacks/African Americans, Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, and Puerto Ricans.

Applicants should submit an application letter, CV, brief diversity statement, and the names and contact information for three references at https://claremont-graduate-university.workable.com/jobs/1104511. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15th 2019, and will continue the search until the position is filled. We will be conducting preliminary interviews at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego. It is our hope that the successful candidate would join the CGU faculty as early as July 1, 2020.

 

Listing Expires: Oct 18, 2019

Amherst College - Assistant Professor of Ancient Christianity

The Department of Religion seeks a scholar of ancient Christianity for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in July 2020. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The candidate’s teaching interests should cover the historical sweep of Christianity in the ancient Mediterranean world. Specific areas of teaching expertise and areas of research might include Christian scripture (New Testament and Apocryphal literature), Christianity’s social and intellectual history, its practices of iconography and visual art, traditions of Biblical interpretation, hagiographical literature, artifacts, ecofacts, and archaeological evidence that bears on the written and non-written sources of religion in the ancient Mediterranean world. We seek a scholar and teacher who is familiar with Western and Eastern manifestations of Christianity, who is fully trained to handle the philological work required to navigate Greek, Coptic, Latin, and Syriac texts or some other combination of languages relevant to a specific field of research within ancient Christianity. We expect the successful candidate to possess both interdisciplinary dexterity and the ability to integrate research and teaching into a liberal arts education. Responsibilities of the position include establishing an active program of research and publication, teaching two courses per semester, and supervising senior projects. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. An application letter, C.V., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/66813. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Learn more about the department at https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/religion Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Listing Expires: October 2, 2019

University of Chicago Divinity School - Theology (open rank)

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) in Theology (e.g., constructive theology, systematic theology, historical theology, theological ethics, ethnographic theology), for an appointment date of July 1, 2020. Rank and salary are open. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

The Divinity School has a distinctive theological tradition, one in which theology seeks to be a full partner in the University’s broader conversations; theologians here thus aim to contribute something to these conversations, just as they expect to be informed and challenged by them. We look to carry on this tradition by hiring theologian(s) whose contributions are engaged with scholarship on women, theology, and religion; this scholarship may include womanist theology, mujerista theology, Asian feminist theology, or other varieties of feminist theology, just as it may include work on gender and/or intersectionality. Ideal candidates will have a compelling research agenda that engages such scholarship and promises original and significant work in the field; can teach courses on this scholarship and advise students who are interested in drawing on it; and are willing and able to engage in interdisciplinary conversation with other scholars of religion and other fields within the University.

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; Master’s students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in Theology or a related course of study by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi, 5) a statement articulating future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/66476. If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

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 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Contact Information:
Sara Bigger
sfbigger@uchicago.edu
(773) 702-8221
divinity.uchicago.edu

Listing Expires: Sep 30, 2019

University of Chicago Divinity School - Religions in the Americas (open rank)

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) in Religions in the Americas, for an appointment date of July 1, 2020. Rank and salary are open. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

We are seeking scholars who investigate religious ideas, practices, institutions, and movements in North and South America. We welcome applications from scholars in a variety of methodologies, including historical, sociological, ethnographic, literary, legal, demographic, comparative, political, and theoretical approaches to the study of religion.

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; Master’s level students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members 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.

The candidate for this position must hold the Ph.D. by the time of the appointment, and must be qualified to teach and to direct research in religious history broadly construed. Field of specialization, both in terms of religious traditions or movements, chronological periods, and disciplinary focus, is open. A coherent and creative agenda for research and publication, and a capacity for intellectual leadership, are essential. Familiarity with issues of theory and method in the study of religion is required.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) a research statement, and 5) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. Applicants must apply online, through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/66105. If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

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 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Contact Information:
Sara Bigger
sfbigger@uchicago.edu
(773) 702-8221
divinity.uchicago.edu

Listing Expires: Oct 15, 2019

University of Chicago Divinity School - Rabbinic Judaism (open rank)

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) for one or more positions in the study of Rabbinic Judaism for an appointment date of July 1, 2020. Rank and salary are open. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

Applicants should possess broad knowledge of the Rabbinic period and literature as well as expertise in the languages essential to the field and relevant to the candidate’s research agenda. Strong applicants will demonstrate knowledge of the Roman, Sasanian, and early Islamic imperial contexts in which Rabbinic literature developed. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion and in other fields and areas within the University.

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; Master’s level students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members 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.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. in Rabbinic Judaism or a related field or discipline by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position(s) is/are filled or the search is closed. Applicants should submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi, 5) a statement articulating future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. Applications should be made online, at http://apply.interfolio.com/66300 If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

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 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Contact Information:
Sara Bigger
sfbigger@uchicago.edu
(773) 702-8221
divinity.uchicago.edu

Listing Expires: Sep 30, 2020

University of Chicago Divinity School - Modern Jewish Culture and History (open rank)

The University of Chicago seeks scholars in Modern Jewish Culture and History, with an emphasis on 19th/20th-Century Europe, for an appointment date of July 1, 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank. This is an inter-divisional search and candidates may come from any relevant discipline. Preference will be given to applicants who have knowledge of Hebrew, Yiddish, or Ladino. Successful candidates will be placed in the appropriate department in the Division of the Social Sciences, the Division of Humanities, or the Divinity School, where they will contribute to both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including regularly offering an undergraduate course on the history of the Shoah. It is expected that they will participate actively in the Greenberg Center for Jewish Studies.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed. Early application is strongly recommended. All applications must include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement, 4) research statement, and 5) a recently published chapter or article. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants will upload a document with the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited. Applicants must apply online, through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board at https://apply.interfolio.com/66335. If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

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 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Contact Information:
Sara Bigger
sfbigger@uchicago.edu
(773) 702-8221
divinity.uchicago.edu

Listing Expires: Sep 15, 2020

University of Chicago Divinity School - Islam in Africa (open rank)

The University of Chicago Divinity School seeks scholar(s) in the study of Islam in Africa for an appointment date of July 1, 2020. Rank and salary are open. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

We are particularly interested in candidates with scholarly expertise in Islamic religious thought and practice in Africa who are also deeply engaged in one or more of the following areas of inquiry: interactions between Islam and other African religious traditions (such as Ifá or Christianity) or between different Islamic traditions (Sufism, Salafism, Shi’ism, Ahmadiyya, etc); poetic, literary, and artistic expression; race and ethnicity; gender; colonialism and post-colonialism; and globalization. We welcome applicants with a demonstrated commitment to the study of religion from all disciplinary backgrounds in the humanities and social sciences. Appointed scholars will be expected to participate in the broader community of Islamic studies at the University of Chicago, a community that includes scholars from numerous departments, programs, and centers.

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; Master’s students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many faculty members hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and continue until all positions are filled or the search is closed. All applicants must provide: 1) cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) writing sample (limit to 25 pages), 4) statement of current and future research, and 5) statement of teaching philosophy and experience. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. If applying at the associate professor or full professor rank, applicants will upload a document with the names and contact information of three references whose recommendation letters may be solicited if the candidate gets to the short-list phase of the search. Applicants must apply online, through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio academic jobs board at http://apply.interfolio.com/66490 . If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

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 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Contact Information

Sara Bigger
sfbigger@uchicago.edu
(773) 702-8221
divinity.uchicago.edu

Listing Expires: Sep 15, 2020

Princeton Theological Seminary - Congregational Leadership and Ministry (open rank)

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Congregational Leadership and Ministry (open rank). Candidates must display a vital theological and ecclesiastical understanding of congregational leadership and ministry and hold an M.Div. and a Ph.D. degree. Preference will be given to those who hold a Ph.D. in one of the areas of Practical Theology (pastoral theology, homiletics, Christian education, or a cognate discipline). He or she should be well-versed and capable of teaching courses in one of these areas in addition to congregational life, leadership development, and the changing nature of congregations today. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in all degree programs of the seminary. In addition, the candidate should have a proven record of pastoral experience and leadership in congregational ministry and be able to think constructively on administrative leadership, new church development, practical ecclesiology, and practical and theological dimensions of pastoral identity. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), all faculty are expected to be able to work with demonstrated intercultural competence within a diverse theological environment informed by the Reformed tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2020. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should apply online here https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyapplicationCongregLeadAndMinistry/ with a letter of interest and a CV (including bibliography). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019. Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Emory University Candler School of Theology - Biblical Studies Faculty Position (Open Rank)

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a cluster hire of up to three positions in Biblical studies to begin in fall 2020. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured), or Professor (tenured). 

The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of New Testament, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, or related discipline and will hold a Ph.D. in this field 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. Scholarly engagement pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with respect to race, gender, and theological perspective. 

The appointees 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. They will have shared responsibility for introductory sequences and 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). 

At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/40055/job by uploading the letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Inquiries to Dr. Ted Smith, Search Chair, at ted.smith@emory.edu.

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Seattle Pacific University - Assistant Professor of Theological Studies

Seattle Pacific University
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a Christian university that seeks to equip people to engage the culture and change the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Christian university, SPU is historically orthodox, clearly evangelical, genuinely ecumenical, and distinctively Wesleyan, and seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission (SPU Statement of Faith and Mission Statement). The University is located in a cosmopolitan urban center with rich cultural diversity and is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty.

The School of Theology
Comprising both undergraduate and graduate programs, the School of Theology embraces a threefold model of theological education called “Academy, Abbey, and Apostolate.” This interplay of critical scholarship, spiritual edification, and Christian service is informed by SPU’s Wesleyan heritage that joins “knowledge and vital piety.”

At the undergraduate level, the School of Theology offers a Christian Theology major as well as seven minors. The School of Theology also contributes to the education of all undergraduate students through courses comprising the University Foundations sequence. At the graduate level, the School of Theology through Seattle Pacific Seminary offers a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, six Master of Arts (MA) degrees, several dual degrees programs, and a Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies.

Seeking to be faithful to the gospel, the School of Theology prioritizes serving the needs of the church and the world. We draw from our Holiness heritage in helping communities of faith to embrace their shared identity in Christ, and to follow him in exposing divisions and healing wounds. These may involve class distinctions, dis/ability marginalization, gender disparities, and racial/ethnic tensions. Candidates who can contribute to these aims are welcome.

Faculty Position
Assistant Professor of Theological Studies (tenure-track)

Qualifications
Ph.D. or equivalent in theological studies; doctoral students who are advanced in ABD status will also be considered. Successful candidates must be sympathetic to the Wesleyan Holiness tradition.

Required competencies
Ph.D. or Th.D. in theology. Successful candidates must have knowledge in systematic and historical theology and expertise in the theology of race, ethnicity, and culture. Classroom experience is expected.

Desired competencies
Knowledge of the theology of the global South; ministerial experience in various settings; conversant with Wesleyan theology.

Responsibilities:
*The candidate must be committed to classroom instruction. The teaching load of this position will be approximately 2/3 undergraduate and 1/3 graduate (seminary). Undergraduate teaching responsibilities for this position include teaching in the University Foundations program (especially UFDN 3100) as well as contributing to electives within the School of Theology’s major and minors. At the graduate level, the successful candidate will teach Seattle Pacific Seminary’s general theology courses as well as a biennial course on theology, race, and culture (THEO 6510).

*Successful candidates will have a lively research trajectory that should manifest itself in an active writing agenda and publishing record. School of Theology faculty regularly publish scholarly works as well as resources for the church; they actively seek a cross-fertilization between the classroom and the study.

*Service of various kinds is expected of School of Theology faculty. Such participation involves committee work internal to the School as well as service to the broader University. School of Theology faculty are also encouraged to serve beyond the University, especially in ecclesial settings. Many School of Theology faculty can be found regularly guest-teaching, preaching, and presiding throughout the Puget Sound.

*School of Theology faculty are also to engage students in a variety of ways beyond the classroom. This work includes advising them with their academic programs, mentoring them in their vocations, and growing together in the path of Christian discipleship.

Appointment
Regular nine-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2020, with a teaching load of 33 credits over the course of a teaching year (three quarters).

Compensation
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, dental, disability, and life insurance, as well as retirement programs. A moving allowance is provided.

Application Instructions
Applications are due by October 1, 2019. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents. A cover letter and CV are also required. The University reserves the right to alter the search process due to funding.

Job posting and online application available here: https://spu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=111816

Address all inquiries to:
Nate Hoover
Office Manager, School of Theology
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West, Ste. 204
Seattle, WA 98199
Phone: 206/281.2136
Email: theology@spu.edu

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 world.religions.search@wheaton.edu. 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
email: world.religions.search@wheaton.edu
phone: (630) 752-5054
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Listing Expires: Dec 31, 2019

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