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Candler School of Theology, Emory University - Assistant Dean of Students

The Assistant Dean of Students oversees the Office of Student Life at Candler School of Theology, with primary responsibility for a vibrant, healthy, and spiritually enriching community life for students who take courses on campus and online. Reports directly to the Dean, with a dotted line of responsibility to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, and serves as a member of the Dean’s Council, as well as on various Candler and Emory University committees.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Serves as lead role in facilitating a vibrant community with ongoing activities and events to promote community life among students, staff, and faculty. Serves as advisor to Candler Coordinating Council (C3) and works with student organizations to enhance their mission, programming, and access to Emory resources.

Enhances leadership development opportunities for students. Facilitates social and academic transition of international students into life at Candler. Assists and advises students and alumni in placement. Plans, implements, and evaluates fall and spring new student orientation for domestic and international students. Provides activities to enhance student health and well-being as well as education about and connection to Emory University student health resources. Oversees student conduct processes in accordance with published policies.

Collaborates with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, and faculty on issues related to student retention and success. Collaborates with the Associate Dean of Worship and Music to provide resources for student spiritual and vocational formation. Facilitates promotion, recruitment, and selection of Candler students for academic exchanges and other international study/travel opportunities. Serves as liaison with international seminary partners to coordinate reception of international exchange students at Candler. Oversees production of weekly community newsletter Life at Candler. Responsible for maintaining web pages related to work of the Office of Student Life.

Prepares student-focused Candler and Emory University evaluations and reports. Supervises and evaluates direct reports. Hires and supervises student workers to facilitate work in the office. Oversees Office of Student Life budget. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree and five years of experience in student services or related experience, including in higher education and/or relevant pastoral ministry, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply policies and procedures Excellent organizational and time-management skills Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with individuals from diverse cultures, disciplines, and perspectives Understanding of baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate, and terminal degree educational programs, curricula, policies, and academic support services Knowledge of computer and related software programs including student information tracking and records management Desire and ability to represent Candler School of Theology in a positive and professional manner

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

https://staff-emory.icims.com/jobs/86911/assistant-dean%2c-students-%28theology%29/job

Contact Information:

Richard Adams: rmadams@emory.edu

Date Listing Expires:  5/21/22

Church Divinity School of the Pacific - Chapel Musician & Lecturer in Church Music, CDSP; and Associate for Music, All Souls Parish

POSITION SUMMARY

Serving both Church Divinity School of the Pacific and All Souls Episcopal Parish (located half a mile apart, north of the campus of the University of California, Berkeley), this musician will lead both communities in making music that draws from our inheritance and welcomes new forms and expressions. We seek an inspired, passionate, pastoral musician able to foster creative musical expression (including congregational song and choral and instrumental music), while facilitating and valuing an inclusive worship environment.

Music is essential to worship and life at All Souls Parish, reflecting diverse experiences of God and each other. All Souls practices a liturgy with a wide range of musical offerings, with repertoire including centuries of Christian practice. The congregation may sing chants from the Roman (Gregorian), Orthodox, and Taizé traditions; hymns from 16th-century Germany, 19th-century England, and 21st century America; and folk spirituals from Appalachia along with African-American spirituals and Gospel music, all within a single service. All Souls Parish is a highly inclusive, fun-loving and cerebral crowd united in a commitment to social justice. The successful candidate will get to work with a gifted, brilliant and inspiring clergy and lay team who value the contributions of the parish musician, and a core group of musicians who are talented, dedicated, creative and hungry for guidance and growth. The parish has a huge library of printed music and bulletin archives, and provides a private office for the musician.

Like All Souls Parish, CDSP incorporates a breadth of musical offerings. The Chapel Musician and Lecturer in Church Music, a member of the CDSP faculty, will further the seminary’s commitment to forming lay and ordained leaders for outward-facing ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. The successful candidate should have a deep and growing knowledge of current issues in liturgical musicology as they pertain to culture, race, ability, class, and the dynamics of power and privilege. At CDSP, the chapel program is both the locus for worship and an opportunity for education, reflection and practice for future liturgical leaders. With the Director of Chapel, the Chapel Musician establishes the tone for worship through a climate of hospitality and welcome for students who are learning and for all who worship in the chapel. Through teaching and worship, the musician introduces students to the full range of music resources in the Episcopal Church and expands the repertoire beyond those resources.

Compensation will be negotiated, but will include a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at the new Jordan Court complex completed in January 2022, directly adjacent to All Souls.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ALL SOULS

● Assist the clergy staff with preparation of liturgy.

● Select music for Sunday services and other church happenings in consultation with other music leaders.

● Assist in the preparation of bulletin (providing song references, lyrics, and/or notational graphics).

● Overall direction of the music program including:

● Play and conduct as needed each Sunday at 9am and 11:15am services, weddings, funerals, and holy days such as Christmas, the Triduum, and Easter.

● Direct the Parish Choir and Angel Band and lead weekly practices, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm

● Act as partner musically with the Sunday Night Service, Sundays at 5pm

● Play an active role in weekly staff meeting.

● Project manage, track and schedule:

● Database of interested volunteer musicians

● Songs / works to be performed ‘ad hoc’ or ensemble style – manage rehearsals and scheduling these efforts into services

● Database and relationships with regular paid musicians (e.g. trumpeter, professional soprano and bass)

● Order new music and procure copyrights as needed

● Inspire and recruit singers and instrumentalists to join us; improvise musically with others.

CDSP

● Be present and provide music accompaniment for three services each week during the fall and spring semesters, currently scheduled as follows: a. Tuesday, 8:30 am, Eucharist b. Tuesday, 5:30 pm, Evening Prayer c. Thursday, 5:45 pm, Eucharist

● Be present and provide music accompaniment for one or two services daily during the two weeks of January intersession and June intensive, as scheduled with the Director of Chapel.

● Guide music planning for all services with music accompaniment, working closely with the Director of Chapel and with student officiants for Evening Prayer, preachers at Tuesday Eucharist, and the worship planning team for Thursday Eucharist, and with student officiants and preachers for January and June intensives.

● During the fall and spring semester, participate in weekly planning sessions for Thursday Eucharist.

● During fall and spring semester, recruit and build participation in musical and liturgical performance from the broader CDSP community, direct the seminary Schola, including planning special music for Thursday Eucharist and leading rehearsals.

● Provide feedback for student officiants at Evening Prayer, and coach students in leading sung offices.

● Plan and lead music for Commencement, including hiring guest musicians in accord with budget for the event.

● Teach an elective course on church music during the fall semester.

● Participate in all faculty meetings and conferences.

● Serve on the Worship Committees for the residential and low-residence programs.

Shared Faculty Commitments

● With faculty colleagues, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.

● Collaborate on curriculum development and assessment.

● Collaborate in creating hospitable classroom and community environments in which difference, inclusivity, and racial diversity are valued.

● Collaborate in equipping students to lead in the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in traditional and new ministry contexts.

● Collaborate 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.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

● Competent and experienced choral director, organist and pianist, and gifted accompanist

● Ability to foster a creative and respectful environment that encourages participation and builds both musicians and the program

● Highly proficient in reading music and writing musical notation

● Familiarity with Finale, Sibelius or other notation software a plus

● Inspired and passionate about growing a church music program

● Openness to collaboration with other musicians and singers in arranging music

● Christian commitment and practice

● Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students

● Strong commitment to the shared work of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in a largely white institutional space

● Strong pastoral, administrative, and collegial skills

● Knowledge of a wide variety of musical cultures and styles

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS

●Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline such as musicology, sacred music, ethnomusicology, composition, organ performance, choral conducting, music theory, music history.

● Experience in directing music in a wide range of musical styles

● Experience managing a music program at a liturgical church (preferably Episcopal)

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references online at https://cdsp.edu/careers-at-cdsp/.

Date listing Expires: May 10th, 2022

Church Divinity School of the Pacific - Visiting Faculty, Ministerial Leadership

As Visiting Faculty in Ministerial Leadership, this person will further CDSP’s commitment to forming lay and ordained leaders for outward-facing 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 strengthens the church’s relationships to neighborhoods and local communities. This teacher will help prepare students for leadership in a variety of ministry settings in different cultural contexts.

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

This appointment is for a fixed term of two years, beginning August 1, 2022, and concluding July 31, 2024. The visiting faculty member will be eligible to apply for the position should CDSP open a search for a permanent appointment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching and Research

· Teach the required two-semester sequence of courses in ministerial leadership that comprise the second year of CDSP’s contextual-education program, teaching in both in-person and online formats. Collaborate with the Director of Contextual Education, who oversees internships that are integral to the courses and who teaches the seminars in the first year of the contextual-education program.

· Teach a required summer course in ministerial development and leadership.

· Teach with 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, public conversation, and intercultural competence.

· Carry out a program of continuing academic research and scholarship.

Advising · Serve as advisor to CDSP students in a variety of degree and certificate programs. 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

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

Shared Faculty Commitments 

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

· Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development and assessment.

· Collaborate with faculty in creating hospitable classroom and community environments in which difference, inclusivity, and racial diversity are valued.

· Collaborate with faculty in equipping students to lead in the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in traditional and new ministry contexts.

· 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 teaching load for this position is one course each semester, offered in both residential and asynchronous online formats, and one course during the June intensive.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· 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

· Christian commitment and practice, including active participation in a local faith community

· Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students

· Strong commitment to the shared work of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in a largely white institutional space

· Familiarity with the Episcopal Church Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials

Candidates should:

· hold an earned Ph.D. or equivalent, or be nearing the completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent program with an approved proposal for a dissertation, in the field of practical theology. Areas of potential specialization may include, but are not limited to, organizational or 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 level of instruction at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union

· have the capacity to teach using face-to-face and online (both synchronous and asynchronous) 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 as an instructor or teaching assistant in a college or university setting

· experience ministering in multiethnic, multicultural, and/or LGBTQ contexts

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 position and 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; and

· engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including in-person and online.

In addition, please provide an example of a course syllabus for a course in ministerial leadership offered either in-person or online.

Review of applications will begin March 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply Here

Date Listing Expires:  May 15, 2022

Church Divinity School of the Pacific - Visiting Faculty, Homiletics & Pastoral Theology

As Visiting Faculty in Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, this person will further CDSP’s commitment to forming lay and ordained leaders for outward-facing 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 strengthens the church’s relationships to neighborhoods and local communities. This teacher must be able to guide students into an understanding of the implications of diverse contexts for preaching and pastoral ministry.

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

This appointment is for a fixed term of two years, beginning August 1, 2022, and concluding July 31, 2024. The visiting faculty member will be eligible to apply for the position should CDSP open a search for a permanent appointment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching and Research

· Design, prepare, and teach required introductory courses in homiletics and pastoral theology, both as semester-long courses and as on-campus intensives.

· Teach with 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, public conversation, and intercultural competence.

· Carry out a program of continuing academic research and scholarship.

Advising

· Serve as advisor to CDSP students in a variety of degree and certificate programs. 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

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

Shared Faculty Commitments

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

· Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development and assessment.

· Collaborate with faculty in creating hospitable classroom and community environments in which difference, inclusivity, and racial diversity are valued.

· Collaborate with faculty in equipping students to lead in the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in traditional and new ministry contexts.

· 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 teaching load for this position is one course in each of these four terms.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Background and experience teaching a diversity of styles of preaching for a variety of cultural contexts

· Awareness of the potential of new technologies for the homiletical task and for faith formation

· Background and, preferably, experience with a diversity of approaches to pastoral care within congregations and beyond, across a variety of cultural backgrounds

· An integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and openness to innovation in teaching and curricular development

· Strong pastoral, administrative, and collegial skills

· Christian commitment and practice, including active participation in a local faith community

· Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students

· Strong commitment to the shared work of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in a largely white institutional space

· Familiarity with the Episcopal Church and its sacramental approach to both homiletics and pastoral care

Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials

Candidates should:

· hold an earned Ph.D. or equivalent, or be nearing the completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent program with an approved proposal for a dissertation, in the field of practical theology, preferably with a primary concentration in homiletics, and with background and experience in pastoral theology.

· be prepared to teach at the master’s level of instruction at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union.

· have the capacity to teach using both synchronous 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 as an instructor or teaching assistant in a college or university setting

· experience ministering in multiethnic, multicultural, and/or LGBTQ contexts

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 position and 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; and

· engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including in-person and online.

In addition, please provide an example of a course syllabus for an introductory course in homiletics or pastoral theology.

Review of applications will begin March 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply Here

Date Listing Expires:  May 15, 2022 

Drew Theological School - Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Drew University invites applications for Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Theological School. We seek an experienced administrator and teacher-scholar to provide leadership and management for all academic programming in an ecumenically-minded and social justice-oriented United Methodist school rooted in the broad Wesleyan/Methodist tradition. We welcome proactive, inspiring applicants who share a commitment to the Theological School’s mission and values, and possess a creative vision for educating students pursuing vocations in congregations, social advocacy, chaplaincy, and theological teaching and scholarship. The Associate Dean will join Dean Edwin Aponte in leading the Theological School at an exciting time of curricular dynamism and a changing and diverse student body, both within and beyond the United States.

The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented professional with administrative experience in theological education. Responsibilities include leading curriculum and course planning, student assessment and degree evaluation, and faculty development programs around both curriculum and online teaching and learning. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs supervises academic program staff, hires adjunct faculty, and ensures the integrity and consistency of academic policies and processes. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs also collaborates with leadership across the university to support graduate program development and student support in both the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree and experience teaching in a field relevant to the curriculum of the Theological School, and at least three years of creative academic leadership experience. An understanding of best practices in educational policies, issues, and challenges is necessary, as well as proven experience in managing, motivating, and developing staff. Persons of color and LGBTQIA+ persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience living and/or working in global contexts are also encouraged to apply, although the successful candidate must already be authorized to work in the U.S. The position begins with an initial three-year contract, renewable. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs holds a non-tenured faculty appointment as long as they serve in the position, and usually teaches one course per year in the Theological School. The position requires a regular full-time, weekday presence on campus in Madison, New Jersey.

Application:

To apply, submit the following materials: 

A cover letter explaining how your training, experience, and values equip you to further the mission and values and administer academic programs at Drew Theological School. 

Current curriculum vita

Contact information for three professional references

Review of applications will begin on April 30th and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre (mjjohnso@drew.edu). Apply Here: https://drew-university.oasisrecruit.com/job/414738/associate-dean-for-academic-affairs-in-the-theological-school

Dated Listing Expires:  June 10, 2022

Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary - Director of Admissions

Gordon-Conwell is a multidenominational Protestant graduate school, unique with its broad array of over 2,100 students and 200 faculty and staff from 98 denominations and 64 countries. We offer a residential model of education at South Hamilton, MA (our main campus); an urban context offering classes in five languages in Boston, MA; adult educational models in both our Charlotte, NC campus and our offerings in Jacksonville, FL; in addition to online and cohort models involving students from around the world.

Our mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature, and ready for a broad array of ministries. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.

Position Summary

Under the broad supervision of the Vice President of Graduate Programs, this position supports the mission of the Seminary and the Admissions team by providing direct oversight, vision, and leadership to the seminary’s admission team in the accomplishment of the seminary’s recruiting goals. This individual will also lead the general operations of the Admissions Office as they apply to recruiting, admitting, and enrolling prospective students into seminary courses. Qualified candidates will be able to affirm and support the mission and vision of the seminary.

Key Responsibilities

1. Strategic Recruiting Leadership

a) Develop annual program recruitment goals in conjunction with seminary leadership. b) Create a strategic plan to achieve annual student recruitment goals. c) Coordinate with MARCOM to integrate marketing, inter-personal communications and regional/online recruiting events that increase the number of prospective students entering the admissions funnel. d) Build on existing partnerships and develop additional, mutually beneficial partnerships with groups whose members would be well served with a GCTS education. e) Adjust and align partnership and recruiting efforts in step with the seminary’s culture and curriculum growth to recruit an increasingly diverse student body. f) Evaluate the qualifications of applicants for admission, working with a team of people to accept or deny applicants within the Seminary’s guidelines. g) Develop and employ strategy to ensure maximum yield of accepted enrolled students.

2. Admissions Team Leadership

a) Leadership Agility: Being responsive to shifts in the church in terms of needs and attitudes towards ministry training, oversee the end-to-end execution of strategic recruitment plans, integrating the admissions team efforts along with the data systems that support them. b) Team Development: Train and cohere the “One GCTS” multi-office Admissions team connections and workflows; develop team members in their strengths, align team members in their roles, and provide an example of how to walk alongside prospective students in a manner that is honoring to God and prospective students. c) Appointment and retention of admissions staff: design a team to ensure key performance indicators are met, develop a plan for competitive wages for admissions team members in keeping with local costs of living, proving ongoing coaching, training, personal skill development along with regular evaluations to ensure individual and team recruiting outcomes and goals are met.

3. Shaping Recruitment, Recruitment, Record and Financial Systems

a) Metrics: Oversee metrics of the admissions team; report consolidated metrics to the VP of Graduate Programs and institutional leadership as needed, adjust strategies, and reallocate resources to ensure overall recruiting goals are met. b) SIS & CRM transition and stability: Center the team around unified systems and processes that generate leverageable reports. Monitor prospective student and matriculation data. Analyze, interpret and evaluate data, flagging and responding to anomalies and reporting to seminary leadership as necessary. c) Scholarship development: Develop policy and procedure strategies for clarifying and streamlining the scholarship application and decision process, ensure annual scholarships are understood by seminary leadership as well as admissions and student financial services staff; ensure adequate timelines are understood and met, develop consensus with seminary leadership on what scholarship programs are fully funded, partially funded or un-funded. d) Budget: Plan annual budget in collaboration with the Vice President of Graduate Programs, oversee expenses throughout the year to come within target for annual budget goals.

4. Perform other duties as necessary.

Key Competencies

• Relationship Building and Leadership: Possess administrative, supervisory, and organizational abilities that build collaborative, healthy relationships both within a multi-site GCTS office and between GCTS and its external partnerships. A warm, welcoming, hospitable spirit that puts guests at ease and sets an example for the team. Proven ability to collaborate and foster a team environment.

• Cultural intelligence: ability to work sensitively across cultures and make multi-cultural connections. Able to develop a flexible and adaptive admissions culture that considers context in both student recruiting and matriculation while understanding the seminary’s multi-denominational and multi-cultural ethos.

• Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness: Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate in a manner that allows information to flow freely and smoothly in order to perform job responsibilities in a timely fashion.

• Strategic and Creative Thinking: A talent for creative thinking and problem solving that will open doors to new groups of students. Has familiarity with graduate theological education and its changing cultural landscape, with confidence that there is a recruiting path forward. Demonstrated ability to create long-term and short-term strategies to accomplish department and institutional goals. A talent for creative thinking and problem solving that will open new sources of quality leads.

• Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate data in order to make data-driven decisions and report to leadership. Strong proficiency with student information systems (preferably CAMS) as well as Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience with Crystal Reports and/or SQL Server Reporting Services as well as some basic knowledge SQL reporting are preferred but not required.

• Knowledge and Discernment: Can interpret situations accurately, makes good decisions and communicate them effectively in a transparent and efficient way. Understands the academic, personal and spiritual capabilities required for theological training. An ability to teach and lead a team in discerning an applicant’s readiness for, fit and acceptance within the seminary.

• Willingness to abide by the Community Life Statement of GCTS. 

Education and Experience

• Minimum of five years of previous experience in higher education recruitment and enrollment management (preferably in admissions), or relevant recruiting experience in another field. Successful leadership experience managing teams and the recruitment process is required.

• Facility with digital tools and spaces that prospective students, existing and potential partners, as well as a multi-office staff inhabit.

• Experience in goal setting and achievement.

• Master’s degree required, preferably in higher education administration or a field related to one that the seminary teaches.

Application Process

Please apply through Gordon-Conwell’s Career Center available here: https://www.gordonconwell.edu/employment/

Please include these documents in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats: • A cover letter addressed to Dr. Brad Howell, Vice President of Graduate Programs, explaining your interest in the position. • A formal CV that includes the names of at least three references. No hard copy materials, please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee’s initiative. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Date Listing Expires:  July 14, 2022

Lexington Theological Seminary - Christian Theology Faculty Position

Lexington Theological Seminary invites applications for a Christian or Systematic Theology faculty position. The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in Systematic, Constructive, Historical, or Biblical Theology, or relevant area of study (ABD considered). Prior experience teaching will be considered for ranking. This is a full-time position that requires residency in the state of Kentucky. The person will teach a full teaching load in required and elective courses in the areas of systematic or constructive theology and ethics, will lead covenant groups, competency exercises, and capstone projects; and teach in related courses in the Doctor of Ministry program. Full-time faculty serve on committees and on occasion, are invited to represent LTS in external organizations. All regular faculty at LTS hold appointments on renewable contracts. In light of the Seminary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, the school especially invites applications from underrepresented populations without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, color, creed, political beliefs, age, sexual orientation or gender fluidity, or national origin. LTS shall not discriminate against any applicant due to physical or mental disability regarding a position for which the applicant is otherwise qualified. All applicants will be given full and equal consideration. For a fuller job description, please contact lmartell@lextheo.edu. Lexington Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a congregation-centered, competency-based M.Div. curriculum with two-thirds of required and elective courses taught online. Online courses are offered year-round in short formats so that students may begin study in any month. The school is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community as articulated in its strategic imperatives. Further information about LTS is available on our website (http://www.lextheo.edu/). Send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Loida I. Martell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, at lmartell@lextheo.edu. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The target start date is January 2, 2023, or negotiable. Electronic applications only. Employment Opportunity Employer.

Date Listing Expires:  8/1/22

Loyola University New Orleans - Assistant Professor, Hispanic Ministry

The Loyola Institute for Ministry (LIM) of Loyola University New Orleans invites applications for the Joe and Kelly George Professorship in Theology and Ministry. The position starts in August 2022 and will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. It will initially be non-tenure-track and will be funded for at least three years. The successful candidate will be Spanish-English bilingual with expertise in Hispanic Ministry and, preferably, will also have expertise in healthcare and spirituality, chaplaincy, spiritual direction, or a related field. Informed by the methodology of practical theology, LIM is located in a city with a long and rich tradition of Spanish-speaking Catholicism. LIM offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs on campus, online, and onsite (LIMEX).

The successful candidate will have a D.Min. or Ph.D. in pastoral studies, Catholic theology, or related area and will be a member of the Roman Catholic community with a thorough familiarity of contemporary Roman Catholicism. Also required is an experience in ministry and/or religious education, and distance education. A letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references should be emailed to lim@loyno.edu. The Loyola Institute for Ministry seeks a highly qualified, diverse applicant pool and especially encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Loyola is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Application review begins April 25 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, please see http://cnh.loyno.edu/lim/opening  or contact LIM Director Tom Ryan at tfryan@loyno.edu.

Date Listing Expires:  April 25, 2022

Luther Seminary - Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

Faculty Position in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship (four-year term call)

The Holy Spirit calls Luther Seminary to lead faithful innovation for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a rapidly changing world through witness, education, accompaniment, and discovery.

Position – Faculty in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

Luther Seminary seeks a scholar and teacher personally rooted in the traditions of Christian spiritual formation and discipleship who can foster a critical conversation between those traditions, Christian communities, and contemporary meaning-making, amid digital ecologies. Women, members of minoritized communities, and/or those immersed in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

This scholar will offer 2-3 courses yearly in our degree programs, as well as teaching, learning, and developing resources specifically within Luther’s emerging non-degree program, Faith+Lead, which is designed to bring theological education to a wide range of lay and ordained Christian leaders, everyday disciples, and spiritual seekers. We are looking for a candidate who will have demonstrated experience and skill in igniting curiosity, curating resources, and supporting people in the deep practices of Christian faith, including but not limited to the digital literacies that robust research has identified as essential in this era. This teacher will also be able to communicate clearly to a wide range of audiences–from seminarians and established church leaders to everyday disciples and spiritual seekers and be adept at fostering practices of Christian faith that are clearly rooted in and responsive to God’s love for all of Creation within all the diverse ways Christian community is embodied.

This person will report jointly to the Dean of Academic Affairs and the VP of Innovation, with specific accountability discussed and made explicit each year. They will serve in the faculty’s Leadership Division. Additional responsibilities may include pursuing a lively research and scholarship agenda, contributing to the work of shared governance that belongs to the faculty as a whole, and participating in the collegial life of the community. They may advise students representing a variety of Christian denominations in vocational formation for professional ministry.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in some area of Spiritual Formation, Discipleship, or the equivalent, and a clear commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The faculty of Luther Seminary embraces a generous Lutheran confessional witness with an ecumenical openness. All faculty place a priority on understanding how their work intersects with Lutheran traditions.

Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Luther Seminary provides medical and retirement benefits, skilled support for course/learning design, funds for scholarly conferences, a sabbatical policy, and the opportunity for collegial mentoring and/or an external mentor.

Application materials should be emailed to HR@luthersem.edu with “Spiritual Formation and Discipleship” in the subject line. Those materials should include: a letter of application and CV from the applicant and letters of recommendation from three references. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2022, and will continue until a candidate has been selected. Please address any questions or nominations to Human Resources at HR@luthersem.edu.

Date Listing Expires:  June 1, 2022

Luther Seminary - Theology and Culture

The Holy Spirit calls Luther Seminary to lead faithful innovation for the sake of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a rapidly changing world through witness, education, accompaniment, and discovery.
Position – Faculty in Theology and Culture

Luther Seminary seeks a scholar and teacher personally rooted in the traditions of Christian theology who can foster a critical conversation between these traditions, Christian communities, and contemporary cultures. Women, members of minoritized communities, and/or those immersed in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are strongly encouraged to apply.

Theology and Culture

This scholar will offer 2-3 courses yearly in our degree programs, as well as teaching, learning, and developing resources specifically within Luther’s emerging non-degree program, Faith+Lead, which is designed to bring theological education to a wide range of lay and ordained Christian leaders, everyday disciples, and spiritual seekers. We are looking for a candidate who understands how the Gospel of Jesus Christ provides direction and meaning for people seeking meaning, purpose, hope, and justice in a culture that seeks the good without God. This teacher will understand and engage culture in its diversity in theological reflection, social relations, and ministerial practice. They will be able to ignite a missional imagination for Christian communities and discover practices for engaging persons from diverse cultural locations and backgrounds. They will also be able to communicate clearly to a wide range of audiences–from seminarians and established church leaders to everyday disciples and spiritual seekers and be adept at fostering practices of Christian faith that are clearly rooted in and responsive to God’s love for all of Creation within a variety of forms of Christian community.

This person will report jointly to the Dean of Academic Affairs and the VP of Innovation, with specific accountability discussed and made explicit each year. They will serve in the faculty’s History and Theology Division. Additional responsibilities include pursuing a lively research and scholarship agenda, contributing to the work of shared governance that belongs to the faculty as a whole, and participating in the collegial life of the community. They may advise students representing a variety of Christian denominations in vocational for professional ministry.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in some area of Christian theology, especially as it relates to contemporary cultures, or the equivalent, and a clear commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. The faculty of Luther Seminary embraces a generous Lutheran confessional witness with an ecumenical openness. All faculty place a priority on understanding how their work intersects with Lutheran traditions.

Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience.
Luther Seminary provides medical and retirement benefits, skilled support for course/learning design, funds for scholarly conferences, a sabbatical policy, and the opportunity for collegial mentoring and/or an external mentor.

Application materials should be emailed to HR@luthersem.edu with “Theology and Culture” in the subject line. Those materials should include: a letter of application and CV from the applicant and letters of recommendation from three references. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2022, and will continue until a candidate has been selected. Please address any questions or nominations to Human Resources at HR@luthersem.edu.

Date Listing Expires:  June 1, 2022

Vanderbilt University Divinity School - The Charles G. Finney Chair in Homiletics

Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for the Charles G. Finney Chair in Homiletics beginning fall 2022. The appointment will be made at the rank of advanced associate or full professor. The ideal candidate is a practical theologian who works at the intersection of Homiletics and Liturgics; demonstrates deep commitments to interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches; attends to religious practices within public, cultural, and/or faith contexts (including but not limited to preaching and worship); and shows an awareness of practices and leadership within the broad trajectory of religious vocations.

Although the search focuses primarily on the Homiletics and Liturgics Area of the Graduate Department of Religion, it is open to a wide array of approaches to teaching and research on the history, theology, methods, theories, and practices of religious communication or ritual studies in ways that will contribute to the Homiletics and Liturgics faculty at the Divinity School.

The appointment entails advising in the four divinity degree programs (M.Div., M.T.S., Th.M., and D.Min.), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership, and the Graduate Department of Religion (M.A., Ph.D.), which prepares students for teaching and research. The successful candidate will arrive prepared to teach the introductory courses in Homiletics along with advanced courses in theory and method. 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 to preaching and worship or practices of ministry and public leadership in today’s world.

Successful applicants will have completed either: a doctorate or its equivalent focused on the history, theology, and practice of Christian preaching and worship. Moreover, the candidate should possess a substantial publication record to demonstrate expertise in the area; 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.

We especially welcome applicants from underrepresented groups. Vanderbilt Divinity 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 February 1, 2022. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation letters should be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/95635 Applicants may establish a free Interfolio Dossier & Portfolio account.

Date Listing Expires:  May, 2022

Westminster John Knox Press - Academic Marketing Manager

Location: Remote or Louisville, KY

Reports to: Vice President of Marketing

Description and Responsibilities:

This position serves as the marketing manager for WJK’s religious academic books and books for clergy. The academic marketing manager is responsible for overseeing the final packaging of new books (cover, title, marketing copy, etc) and the development and implementation of marketing plans for those products. This is accomplished through matching a product with its audience and determining and executing the best strategies to help the product reach that audience.

Responsibilities include:

Work with an internal team to determine the best cover, title, and specifications for upcoming academic books.
Write marketing copy and advertising copy.
Create and execute marketing plans. These plans should be designed to generate sales and maximize exposure to the target audience through the use of multiple strategies and tactics, including social media, advertising, direct media pitches, etc.
Work on catalogs, ads, and direct mail, with design and marketing team, as required for the audience and seasonal lists.
Communicate regularly with authors regarding marketing.
Collaborate with WJK editors on current and potential projects.
Develop lists of religious-study faculty and communicate directly with professors regarding textbook review and adoption for appropriate titles.
Serve as the publicist for new religious academic and clergy books, seeking speaking engagements and fielding media inquiries as appropriate.
Engage in regular research into the religious academic market to better help position WJK’s books for success.
Assist the marketing team in finding innovative and creative ways to discover new audiences for WJK and new ways to reach existing audiences.
Occasionally represent the press at trade shows and other events.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate theological study strongly preferred.

· Must be extremely organized and detail-oriented.

· Superior verbal and written communication skills.

· Knowledge of the mainline Protestant tradition.

· Self-starter with the ability to work with a minimum of day-to-day supervision.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. WJK believes that diversity, inclusion, and a commitment to anti-racism among our teammates is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We celebrate diversity in our authors and the books we publish, and are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist workplace for all employees.

In addition to a competitive salary, the position offers an excellent health care plan with low premiums, defined-benefit pension, optional 403b, optional dental and vision coverage, and flexible work schedule. Submit resume to Alicia Samuels at asamuels@presbypub.com.

Date Listing Expires: May 18, 2022

 

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