Fresno Pacific University - Faculty in Biblical and Theological Studies and Assistant Program Director
Faculty in Biblical and Theological Studies and Assistant Program Director
POSITION: Full-time, with faculty rank; continuing status track; 11-month faculty appointment in the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences.
STARTING DATE: July 1, 2021
The Biblical and Theological Studies program seeks to provide students with opportunities to understand, delight in and witness to the Scriptures as normative for faith and life, in conversation with the Anabaptist-Mennonite and Evangelical traditions, the larger Christian church, and the world. It seeks to instill a sense of and appreciation for the breadth of the Kingdom of God, with its great diversity of backgrounds, points of view, and religious affiliations. All Fresno Pacific University students are required to take two Biblical Studies courses, intended to provide students with both academic and practical opportunities for learning and growth within the broader community of Fresno Pacific University’s General Education program. Courses are designed to promote improvement of skills for reading and understanding the Bible in its literary and historical contexts as well as within the context of a contemporary learning community, regardless of the student’s own world view. The interactive approach to learning is intended to move students beyond knowledge and understanding to doing, living and being.
• Teach 21 units/year of assigned courses in the Biblical & Theological Studies program utilizing multiple modalities and creative pedagogical practices to engage diverse undergraduate student populations (traditional and adult accelerated) in courses which include (primarily):
o BIB-100/300/314 Jesus & the Christian Community
o General Education Biblical Literature courses
o General Education Biblical Perspectives courses
• Cultivate pedagogical excellence within program through collaborative curriculum development and modeling best practices in teaching.
• Perform administrative duties related to staffing and scheduling courses for Biblical & Theological Studies (BTS) and General Education (GE) Biblical Studies courses across FPU’s 5 regional campuses and online.
• Provide administrative assistance and oversight (as needed) for courses in the Biblical & Theological Studies program (total administrative duties comprising 9 units of non-teaching assignment load).
• Collaborate with the Biblical & Theological Studies Program Director on tasks such as:
o Supporting for adjunct instructors
o Responding to student concerns
o Representing the Biblical & Theological Studies program at relevant campus meetings/events
• Collaborate with the Biblical & Theological Studies program faculty on issues related to program development, assessment, and implementation.
• Participate in and provide departmental, campus, and community service.
• Maintain an active scholarly agenda.
• Advise students majoring or minoring in Biblical & Theological Studies.
• Earned terminal degree in biblical studies or related field from an accredited university (candidates with a master’s degree and nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered).
• Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong administrative and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of technology/learning management systems.
• Ability to provide positive leadership and restorative discipline for students.
• Ability to cross cultures and to understand and advance diversity.
• Ability to address and commitment to modeling both the integration of Christian faith with the field of biblical studies as well as the integration of faith, learning, and action.
• Experience in, or aptitude for, college-level teaching of both traditional-aged and adult students.
• Evidence of experience with or aptitude for working efficiently and accurately in managing a diverse group of people in a complex work environment.
• Ability to travel among FPU’s campuses as necessary.
• Ability to network and work harmoniously with faculty, staff, administration, and students in a regional university with its foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.
• Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.
• Commitment to an Anabaptist theological orientation.
• Disciplinary expertise and primary area of research in either Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or New Testament.
• Bilingual with the ability to speak and teach, preferably in Spanish and English.
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.
COMPENSATION: Dependent on qualifications and experience and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA).
APPLICATION: The link to the application is within the job description at https://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers.
Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:
Dr. Ron Herms, Dean
School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2301
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.
Date Listing Expires: Jun 30, 2021
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Christian Ethics
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is seeking to fill a new position in Ethics, beginning July 1, 2021 (start date negotiable). The position is open rank with a three-year term contract. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence or strong potential in teaching and scholarship, providing instruction for master and doctoral students across the curriculum in both the classroom and online. An essential responsibility of this position is to teach a required introductory course in ethics for Master’s degrees, and also to develop course offerings that align with and strengthen the overall goals of the curriculum and the seminary’s mission. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in ethics with expertise in social ethics and with research specialization in Latinx Studies. We expect the candidate to embrace a strong interdisciplinary approach to ethics in teaching and research and to demonstrate an ability and eagerness to supervise students writing theses and dissertations.
Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The seminary welcomes all qualified candidates to apply. Racial/ethnic minority (minoritized) and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Please send application letter; curriculum vitae that include current repertoire of courses; a syllabus of a sample introductory-level course in ethics; and names and contact information of three potential references. The review of applications will begin December 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Application materials and other inquiries may be sent electronically to the Office of Academic Affairs, c/o Ms. Carrie Moore, email@example.com. Materials may also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Because the seminary is currently in remote operations, if application is sent by mail, please notify the Academic Affairs office by phone at 847.866.3903 so that it may be picked up.
About the Seminary
Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (www.garrett.edu) is a graduate school of theology related to the United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett- Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 alumni serve churches and society around the world.
Our Mission: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is a graduate theological school that prepares skilled, bold and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Related to the United Methodist Church, with an ecumenical and international reach, we prepare leaders who are equipped to live and proclaim the Gospel and to teach in diverse congregations and educational settings. Our teaching and learning settings will be places of hospitality where we pursue respect and reconciliation in all encounters.
Our Vision: Garrett-Evangelical is a servant seminary dedicated to preparing spiritually grounded and prophetic leaders for the church, the world, and the academy who are well equipped to: Proclaim the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a religiously pluralistic world; Guide others in a life of deep spiritual formation and commitment; Serve with culturally sensitive competence; Collaborate as public theologians for the wellbeing of all persons and creation; Lead transformative change for the sake of community and the global world.
Date Listing Expires: March 8, 2021
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Associate Director
The Louisville Institute seeks applications to fill the position of Associate Director with a start date of July 1, 2021. The Louisville Institute (LI), funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. (LEI), awards research grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements promoting scholarship that contributes to the flourishing of church, academy, and wider society in North America.
As part of a team, the Associate Director provides administrative leadership to Institute research grant programs (Pastoral Study Project grants, Project Grant for Researchers, Sabbatical Grant for Researchers, First Book Grant for Scholars of Color), as well as advocates for pastors and other ministry practitioners in the research work of the Louisville Institute in the fulfillment of the mission of the Louisville Institute.
-The Associate Director reports to the Executive Director.
-The Associate Director coordinates her/his/their work with the Assistant Director under the overall supervision of the Executive Director.
-Strong administration skills, highly organized, and able to inspire self and others to establish specific goals and achieve them in a timely fashion.
-Pro-active and experienced working with issues of cultural competence, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism.
-Exemplifies working collaboratively with a team in a culture of creativity, respect, and collegiality within the Louisville Institute and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
-Administer Research Grant Programs (Pastoral Study Project, Project Grant for Researchers, Sabbatical Grant for Researchers, First Book Grant for Scholars of Color) including planning, selection, budgeting, convening, and evaluation of the Research Grant Programs.
-Advocate for pastors and other ministry practitioners in the work of the Louisville Institute. Develop and implement programs that serve ministry practitioners, focus on the different expressions of ministry, and bring pastors, other ministry practitioners, and academic researchers into conversation with one another.
-Take a lead in helping LI understand the nature of “pastoral and ministerial research,” especially as it appears in the Pastoral Study Project grant program.
-Recruit and gather diverse and expert for all selection committees.
-Maintain familiarity with all Louisville Institute programs and representation of the same on the Institute’s website and other social media locations in collaboration with the LI Communications Coordinator.
-Interpret the Institute’s mission and communicate its work to various audiences.
-Develop and implement programs that bring faith community leaders into conversation with scholars
-Cultivate and maintain relationships and partnerships with higher education groups and guilds that focus on the study of religion.
-Remain current with developments in the study of religion in North America, with particular attention to diversity and social justice.
-Strengthen the relationship between the Louisville Institute and those who have participated in its programs, Advisory Board, and gatherings.
-Advise potential applicants to all Louisville Institute programs about the viability of their projects for funding before submission with special attention to connecting academic study to the vitality of communities of faith.
-Assist in preparation of budget concerning above activities and oversee expenditure of those funds and prepare written reports about Grant Programs.
-Attend Louisville Institute Advisory Board meetings and other meetings of the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment Inc., as invited.
-Participate regularly in the life of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, including its worship life, community activities, and governance structures and committees.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
-Terminal degree in field related to religion required. D.Min., Ph.D., or Th.D. in theological studies, religious studies, or related discipline preferred.
-Experience of service within a faith community.
-Previous experience managing grant programming and resources.
-Exhibits excellent written and oral communication skills and well-developed ability to listen to others.
-Willingness to travel.
-Ability to interact remotely and help design online and in-person conferences.
OPPORTUNITY FOR TEACHING AT LOUISVILLE SEMINARY:
An Associate Director with a terminal degree will have opportunities to teach at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The commitments of the Louisville Institute to generate knowledge, communicate insights, and nurture practices that help to foster and sustain human flourishing melds well with the commitments of Louisville Seminary. Louisville Seminary welcomes LI faculty to share their gifts with the wider Seminary community.
A complete application will include:
-Responses to the two following application questions:
-How can a granting institution influence the study of religion and nourish vitality within academic and faith community settings?
-What challenges the relevance of religion in North America, especially with regard to faith communities and higher education?
-Contact information of three professional references.
-Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications can be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications received by February 8, 2021 are assured full consideration.
The Associate Director is an employee of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary d/b/a Louisville Institute. With recommendation from the Institute’s Advisory Board, and upon nomination by the Executive Director, the Associate Director of the Louisville Institute is appointed by the President of Louisville Seminary.
Louisville Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability.
Contact Information: Edwin Aponte – email@example.com – (502) 992-5432
Date Listing Expires: April 14, 2021
Metropolitan State University of Denver - Assistant or Associate Professor of Chicana/Chicano Studies
MSU Denver, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is located on a commuter campus in the heart of Denver, Colorado. The University is particularly interested in teacher-scholars who have intention to activate principles of equity and inclusion and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.
The Chicana/o Studies Department (CHS) adheres to the core values of social justice, human rights, self-empowerment, cultural responsiveness and service to community. Our teaching, scholarship and mentoring are informed by Liberatory theories and pedagogical practices articulated in the work of scholars such as Paolo Freire who assumes that the teacher is not all-knowing or neutral; the teacher shares their knowledge within their philosophical framework and both teachers and students have a vested interest in the reciprocal process of learning. He states in Pedagogy of Freedom Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage, “To teach is not to transfer knowledge but to create the possibilities for the production or construction of knowledge…Whoever teaches learns in the act of teaching, and whoever learns teaches in the act of learning” (p. 30-31). Moreover, as bell hooks notes, “The classroom, with all its limitations, remains a location of possibility. In that field of possibility, we have the opportunity to labor for freedom, to demand of ourselves and our comrades, an openness of mind and heart that allows us to face reality even as we collectively imagine ways to move beyond boundaries, to transgress. This is education as the practice of freedom” (Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, 1994, p. 207).
Our mission is to prepare and empower culturally responsive students to engage in critical thinking about the sociohistorical, multicultural, intersectional, and global contexts in which they live, learn and work; understand the changing demographics in US society; and to articulate and analyze public policy issues and implications grounded in the diverse experiences, expressions, social conditions of Chicano/a/x and Latino/a/x and Indigenous communities.
Contact Person: Chalane Lechuga
Date Listing Expires: March 28, 2021
Phillips Theological Seminary - History of Christian Imperialism and Postcolony
Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track or tenured position in History of Global Christianities or History of Christian Imperialism and Postcolony to begin July 1, 2021. We are especially interested in historical methodology that engages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to religious identity, religion and violence, and genocidal studies. Scholars whose historical inquiries consider racial, ethnic, gender, and queer categories for reflection are particularly desired. PhD/ABD considered, PhD or ThD preferred. Competency in online teaching and learning is also required. Knowledge of ministerial praxis and commitment to emerging ministries are desirable. Applications from scholars committed to history and cultural expressions of Christianity within Africana, Latinx, and/or Indigenous American communities are encouraged. The successful candidate will teach in all Master degree programs (MTS, MA(SJ), MAMC, and MDiv) and the Doctor of Ministry degree program. A scholarly trajectory that leads to the development of a professional profile that includes publications is essential.
Persons within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME), women, persons of color, LGBTQIA+ persons, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants please submit a cover letter detailing relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021.
Phillips is an Equal Opportunity, ecumenical seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). We are approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. See www.ptstulsa.edu/employment for position description, employment policies, and more information.
Contact Person: Tammye Jurena (Tammye.Jurena@ptstulsa.edu)
Date Listing Expires: Mar 31, 2021
University of Dayton - Campus Minister for Residence Life Ministry
Campus Minister for Residence Life Ministry (Job 498562)
Serve young adults in ministry and activate your passion for building faith communities in campus ministry at the University of Dayton, a Catholic and Marianist University. This full-time Campus Minister is part of the Residence Life Ministry team and serves a first-year student hall. Initiate opportunities to foster spiritual growth; engage in evangelization and outreach; create opportunities for catechesis, faith formation, and religious literacy; build faith communities; coordinate weekly Catholic Mass and develop student leadership in ministry with undergraduate students. Connects to and supports housing staff and residents, especially through pastoral care and crisis response. Reaches out to a diverse student body with cultural awareness and responsiveness. Supervises a graduate student in ministry. Embodies a commitment to Catholic and Marianist ideals while cultivating the faith life of the campus community through transformative encounters with God.
This is a 10-month full-time exempt position with full benefits. August 1, 2021 start date. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit application, cover letter, resume and list of references addressing all minimum and preferred qualifications at https://employment.udayton.edu/en-us/job/498562/campus-minister-for-residence-life-first-year-hall Deadline to submit is March 30, 2021.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. It is the policy of the University of Dayton, while reserving its lawful rights where appropriate to take actions designed to promote the Catholic, Marianist principles that sustain its mission and identity, to not discriminate or permit discrimination in its educational programs or employment opportunities.
Date Listing Expires: March 31, 2021
Williams College - Catholic Chaplain
Williams College is excited to be seeking a Catholic Chaplain, who will guide religious practice and learning for students, faculty, and staff; preside over or arrange for the regular sacramental/liturgical life of our robust and diverse Catholic community; provide pastoral care; community building and instruction around faith and spirituality experiences. The Catholic Chaplain will be an ordained priest or deacon, a sister or brother in a religious order, or a qualified lay minister of the Catholic tradition. For full details and to apply, please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/
Our chaplains are involved in inter-religious, multicultural, and interfaith activities and are often asked to address issues of inclusion and belonging. We seek a Catholic Chaplain committed to helping students flourish within the Catholic faith tradition while living and learning on a secular campus. A successful chaplain will work well with all students, regardless of faith tradition or no faith tradition. The Catholic Chaplain will work as part of a team to create space for people who value diverse expressions and practices and will nurture connections across communities.
Date Listing Expires: April 4, 2021
Wartburg Theological Seminary - Director for Journey Together: Competency-Based TEEM Program offered in both English and Spanish
Position Summary: The Director for the Journey Together Program is responsible for leading Wartburg Theological Seminary (WTS) in the development and implementation of Journey Together, a new Competency Based Education (CBE) program for Theological Education in Emerging Ministries (TEEM), an alternative pathway to ordination in the ELCA. This position oversees the development and launch of this program with initial cohorts offered in both English and Spanish, with the possibility of others cohorts being developed as needed.
• Oversee the launch and implementation of the program, coordinating efforts between WTS departments and external partners.
• Coordinate program and relationships between WTS, students, sites, synods, and assessment teams.
• Serve as the point person for representing this program to the wider community, coordinating publicity and marketing with Wartburg’s Director for Marketing.
• Support Journey Together students from the initial stages of inquiry to completion of program, walking with them as they integrate into the WTS community.
• Steward the financial resources allocated for Journey Together.
• Provide oversight of all related grants including the writing of grant proposals and required reporting.
• Ensure the timely development of the curriculum in coordination with the Academic Dean, the faculty of WTS, and other curriculum partners, and see to the integration of the curriculum into Castle Commons, Wartburg’s LMS.
• Design and implement regular assessment protocols throughout program.
• Oversight of AETH certification process.
• Serve as a WTS adjunct instructor according to credentials and needs of the seminary.
• Knowledge of, passion for, and dedication to the mission of Wartburg Theological Seminary and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
• Demonstrated skills and capabilities in project management, planning, organizing, supervising, and managing.
• Demonstrated high capacity for self-motivation and initiative combined with consistent collaboration with other leaders.
• Demonstrated ability to build trust among colleagues, across and within communities.
• Ability to travel from time to time on behalf of the seminary.
• Graduate level theological credentials required.
• Rostering in the ELCA preferred.
• Spanish as first language strongly preferred; fluency in Spanish required. Experience with digital teaching and learning.
• Knowledge of ELCA candidacy and experience with synodical relationships
The Director for the Journey Together Program is in nearly constant interaction with students, staff, faculty, congregations, and synodical partners in person, via video conferencing, and in writing. Meetings are frequent. This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers and filing cabinets. Position is salaried with travel required (up to 25%) including possible evening and weekend work. Remote working arrangement may be considered.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, see and move around. Arms, hands and fingers will be needed to handle and reach. Employee will occasionally need to lift boxes or materials up to 10 pounds.
Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Wartburg Theological Seminary recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.
Date Listing Expires: April 15, 2021