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.
Assistant Professor of Theological Studies (tenure-track)
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.
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.
Knowledge of the theology of the global South; ministerial experience in various settings; conversant with Wesleyan theology.
*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.
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).
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.
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:
Office Manager, School of Theology
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Avenue West, Ste. 204
Seattle, WA 98199
Phillips Theological Seminary - Vice President of Advancement
The Vice President of Advancement, in collaboration with the President, the Board of Trustees and other administrators, leads and oversees all activities and programs related to understanding and building financial support for the mission of Phillips Theological Seminary.
1. Leads the Advancement office and staff of the Seminary and manages all day-to-day
2. Develops and implements a strategic plan for the Advancement work of the Seminary
that supports the long-range goals of the Seminary
3. Directs all fundraising programs of the Seminary, including the annual fund, planned
giving, work with major donors, events, capital campaigns and other fundraising activities that raise awareness and increase numbers of donors and friends of the Seminary
4. Oversees, in concert with Communications, Dean of Student and President offices, programs to enhance alumni/ae, church, and community relations and outreach of the Seminary
5. Coordinates with President and other members of faculty and staff with grant-writing as a part of the strategic plans of both the Advancement office and the Seminary
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
1. Experience in all aspects of philanthropic fundraising, including capital campaigns
2. Knowledge of the principles and ongoing research in fundraising and commitment to
careful and prudent follow through in all the details
3. Proven leadership abilities including skills in communication, collaboration,
motivation, and planning
4. Strong capacity to work with people of diverse backgrounds, race and ethnicities,
sexual orientations, educational experiences, and financial status
5. Familiarity with endowment processes, fund accounting, information systems, and
Travel Responsibility: At least 40-50% of time on the job should be spent traveling
Supervisory Responsibility: This position supervises Advancement staff
Reports to: President
Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree
Preferred Education and Experience:
Fundraising experience in higher education
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
Full participation in a church affiliated with a mainline denomination, i.e., the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, etc.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Administrative Pay Family: A21
Please email a cover letter expressing interest in the position, being as specific as you can, and detailing relevant professional experience, education, and training, along with a resume, including the names and contact information of at least three professional references to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. An application will be sent to promising inquirers. Review of applicants will begin in August 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit: http://www.wheaton.edu/welcome.
Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.
Contact: Linda Bretz
phone: (630) 752-5054
Listing Expires: Dec 31, 2019
Chicago Theological Seminary - Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Chicago Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Practical Theology to begin July 1, 2020. We have special interests in spiritual formation, pastoral counseling, chaplaincy studies, and contextual theological education. The PhD or equivalent is required. Demonstrated competency in online teaching and learning is also required. Knowledge of ministerial praxis and commitment to interreligious engagement are desirable. Applications from scholars dedicated to social justice with analytical strengths in human trafficking, trauma and resilience, mass incarceration and genocide, ritual studies, and intergenerational cultural studies are encouraged. Applicants should share the seminary’s historic commitments to the care of persons, and be able to teach in all of our degree programs (MA, MDiv, STM, DMin, PhD) with several concentrations. The successful candidate will have a scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication.
Applicants should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide letters of recommendation to Dr. Emily Vogt, Associate Academic Dean, at either email@example.com or Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-2902. For fullest consideration, application should be submitted by September 9, 2019. Preliminary interviews will begin October 1, 2019. A seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.
Expires September 9, 2019
Chicago Theological Seminary - Assistant Professor of Latinx Studies and Religion
Chicago Theological Seminary invites applications from early-career scholars for a full-time, tenure track position to begin July 1, 2020. We are especially interested in Hispanic/Latino/a/x approaches to Religion and Society that consider culture, traditions, and ritual practices along with the ability to teach in Spanish. Area of specialization is open. The PhD and demonstrated competency in online teaching and learning are required. Knowledge and commitment to interreligious engagement are desirable. Applicants should share the seminary’s historic commitments to social justice and the care of creation, and be able to teach in all of our degree programs (MA, MDiv, STM, DMin, and PhD) with several concentrations. The successful candidate will have a scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication.
Applicants should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information for three persons able to provide letters of recommendation to Dr. Emily Vogt, Associate Academic Dean, at either firstname.lastname@example.org or Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-2902. For fullest consideration, application should be submitted by September 9, 2019. Preliminary interviews will begin October 1. A seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.
Expires September 9, 2019