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Williams College - Catholic Chaplain

Catholic Chaplain
Chaplains Office

Williams College is now accepting all applications for the position of Catholic Chaplain. Williams is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshires of northwestern Massachusetts with access to Albany, Burlington (VT), Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Distinguished by a reputation for outstanding and inclusive teaching and scholarship, academic excellence, and exceptional alumni loyalty, the college is committed to building and supporting a diverse learning community of approximately 2,100 undergraduates. For more information, please visit: www.williams.edu.

The Chaplains’ Office:
The Catholic Chaplain reports directly to the Chaplain to the College, who serves as the Director of a dynamic Chaplains’ Office containing tradition-specific chaplains (Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant Chaplain) and the Assistant to the Chaplains. The Chaplains’ Office is part of the Dean of the College Division.

The Chaplains’ Office provides pastoral care to the entire College community, offering counsel, support, and encouragement to individuals as well as comfort and wisdom to the institution as a whole. While the Catholic Chaplain will have a particular focus on the religious needs of Williams’ robust and diverse Catholic community, all of the chaplains are actively involved in inter-religious and interfaith activities, in the planning and leadership of dialogue and reflection among religious groups and traditions, and in collaborative ventures of humanitarian service. Campus chaplains are increasingly being called on to address issues of inclusion, diversity and belonging. We seek a chaplain who is committed to helping students grow and flourish within the Catholic faith tradition while living and learning in a secular campus environment. A successful chaplain will also be committed to creating space for individuals who value a variety of expressions and practices, and for nurturing connections across many religious and secular communities.

About the Position:
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. The Catholic Chaplain will guide religious practice and learning for students, faculty, and staff; preside over or arrange for the regular sacramental/liturgical life of the Catholic student community and the wider campus; provide pastoral care; community building opportunities and instruction on topics related to faith and spirituality experiences. The Catholic Chaplain will be expected to build relationships between the Catholic community and multiple stakeholders in the Williams College community.

The Catholic Chaplain will have spent at least 3 years in ministry and have a master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity, or equivalent. Preferred candidates will have campus experience as well as at least one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). The Catholic Chaplain will be visibly engaged in the whole life of the College, including its campus-wide celebrations and gatherings in times of crisis; this frequently involves work outside of standard weekday office hours – at night and on weekends. The culture of the Chaplains’ Office strongly supports chaplains in negotiating their work hours so as to accommodate personal boundaries – but the workflows of the office cannot be confined to a standard 9-5 weekday work schedule.

Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty and staff. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse and inclusive community.

Review of resumes will commence on February 17, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

To apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The college is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff, and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.

Listing Expires: Feb 21, 2020

Church Divinity School of the Pacific - Director of Contextual Education

POSITION SUMMARY

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

The Director of Contextual Education oversees field placements for students in both residential and low-residence programs, including training for field-placement supervisors and overseeing the work of the Field Placement Program Administrator. The Director of Contextual Education will teach required seminars concurrent with the first year of field placement. Candidates should be prepared to teach at the master’s level at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), in Berkeley, California.

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

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Field Placement Program

Coordinate field placements for students in both years of the field placement program, which comprises two required two-semester sequences – Theological Field Education I and II and Leadership for Ministry I and II.
Oversee development of learning contracts for students in field placements.
Oversee processes of student and supervisor evaluation of placements.
Orient and supervise field-placement supervisors, including regular required training for all supervisors.
Assess quality of sites and supervisors.
Maintain and periodically update resources and forms for students, supervisors, and lay committees.
Oversee the work of the Field Placement Program Administrator.

Teaching and Research

Teach the required two-semester sequence of courses in the first year of the field placement program, which is an integral part of the MDiv curriculum. The sequence is offered in both residential classroom and on-line formats, with short-term intensive residential course-work for online students.
Coordinate course design with other faculty members in the practical theology area, particularly those teaching ministerial leadership, pastoral theology, and practical theology.
Coordinate course design and content with other faculty to develop and refine how students engage with theological disciplines across the curriculum.
Teach with academic rigor, an awareness of the diversity of ministry contexts, and a clear focus on CDSP’s core curricular commitments to mission, discipleship, and evangelism. Incorporate into all teaching a careful attentiveness to the key skills of contextualization, critical theory, and public conversation.
Carry out a program of continuing engagement with academic research and scholarship, including making presentations at professional meetings and publishing articles, books, and reviews.

Advising

Serve as advisor to CDSP students in a variety of degree and certificate programs, including supervising theses for the M.A. and M.T.S. degrees. Engage with the pastoral and formational processes of advisees and other students preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.
Become a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Interpret the IDI for advisees, and work with advisees on their Intercultural Development Plans (IDP).

Seminary Life

Participate fully in seminary worship, including preaching at least once per semester, and presiding at eucharist if appropriate to ordination status.
Participate actively in community life, including meals and other events with students and faculty.

External Service

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

Shared Faculty Commitments

Work with colleagues at CDSP and in the GTU in all aspects of graduate professional theological education.
With faculty at CDSP, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.
Collaborate on curriculum development with senior leadership at CDSP and partners at TCWS.
With faculty and senior staff at CDSP and TCWS, develop and implement strategies for addressing racism in our largely white context.
Complete the IDI, receive feedback, and develop and work on a personal IDP. Collaborate with faculty in further developing intercultural pedagogy and curricula.
Serve on faculty committees and assume other responsibilities and special projects as required.
Perform all duties in a manner that promotes CDSP’s mission and core values.
Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules.
CDSP faculty contracts cover a full 12-month year and require full-time presence on campus and participation in community life during January Intersession and June Intensive terms (2 weeks each), as well as Fall and Spring semesters. The normal teaching load is five courses spread over these four terms, whether face-to-face or online.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Knowledge of leadership studies, models of congregational development, change and conflict management, systems theory, and ministry development
Commitment to professional theological education, with an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and openness to innovation in teaching and curricular development
Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students
Familiarity with ministerial practice in the Episcopal Church
Awareness of the demands of leadership in a rapidly changing church and context for Christian faith and life
Commitment to innovation in ministerial practice
Capacity and willingness to explore relationships with institutions outside congregational settings as potential contexts for field placement
Christian commitment and practice, including active participation in a local faith community
Strong commitment to the shared work of addressing racism in a largely white institutional space
Strong pastoral, administrative, and communication skills
A priority for collaboration and collegial work with a diversity of people
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS

Candidates should:

hold an earned PhD or DMin, or equivalent, in a relevant field. Areas of potential specialization may include, but are not limited to, organization and congregational development, intercultural development, organizational leadership and management, church planting and redevelopment, and/or new and emerging ministry paradigms.
have experience in ministry leadership and development (lay or ordained) in a congregational setting
be prepared to teach at the master’s 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 online and face-to-face modalities
Preference will be given to candidates who also have the following qualifications:

ordained status in a church in the Anglican Communion or a full communion partner
experience ministering in multiethnic, multicultural, and/or LGBTQ contexts
experience supervising seminarians in field placements
experience in non-profit or public sector leadership
To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references (one from a person in a ministry setting where you have been in leadership, one academic, and one professional, whether academic or non-academic setting) and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how, through your leadership of the field placement program in this seminary context, you would:

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

Review of applications will begin February 17 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply online https://cdsp.edu/careers-at-cdsp/

Date Listing Expires: Mar 17, 2020

LEXINGTON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY - The Donald & Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership

LEXINGTON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY invites applications for the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership. Its incumbent will hold a terminal degree in Congregational Studies, Pastoral Leadership, or Practical Theology, with proven experience in congregational leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or in the United Church of Christ, with deep and significant experience of congregational life and pastoral leadership. The position requires full-time residency in the state of Kentucky. The person will teach a full load in required and elective courses in the areas of leadership and administration of religious organizations; understanding the nature and dynamics of congregational life and mission; small church life and leadership, particular issues in pastoral leadership (e.g., evangelism, stewardship, revitalization, new church starts); and in related courses in the Doctor of Ministry program. The Nunnelly Chair will function as a liaison between LTS, students, and the congregations in which they are embedded. They will direct the seminary’s accountable ministry site program and collaborate with the Coordinator of the Mentored Ministry Program. All regular faculty at LTS hold appointments on renewable contracts. The Seminary invites applications from underrepresented populations without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, color, creed, political beliefs, age, sexual orientations or nation origin. Additionally LTS shall not discriminate against any applicant due to physical or mental disability in regard to a positon 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 multi-racial, multi-cultural, and an open and inclusive community.

Further information about LTS is available at our web site (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 February 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications only. EOE

Columbia Theological Seminary - Columbia Fellow for World Christianity

Columbia Seminary is seeking a visiting faculty fellow to teach two courses in World Christianity over six months in the 2020-2021 academic year. The fellow should be in residence at Columbia for six months during the 2020-2021 academic year, either July 2020 – December 2020 or January 2021 – June 2021, with a possible extension to the next academic year.

Basic Responsibilities
1. Teach courses in the fall or spring semester in residence in the Master’s (MDiv, MA(TS), MAPT) and Advanced Professional Degree (ThM, DMin) programs with a primary focus in World Christianity. Courses should include an introductory course on World Christianity and an elective course on a specific topic in World Christianity, possibly including its relationships with other World Religions.
2. Share the fruits of recent research in a dedicated session of the Dean’s faculty colloquium. Present research in other relevant academic and/or church venues as feasible during the period of the appointment.
3. Fulfill general responsibilities and privileges as a member of the CTS faculty, including chapel attendance, faculty meetings, Historical Doctrinal (HD) area meetings, community fora and participation in the life of the seminary community during the term in residence.

Relationships
This professor is directly accountable to the Dean of Faculty and serves as a member of the HD Area, working collegially with the professors in Church History, American Religious and Cultural History, Theology, and Ethics.

Qualifications
1. Education: MDiv (or equivalent); PhD in World Christianity or related field.
2. Training and familiarity with the critical theories and methods of the academic study of World Christianity.
3. Knowledge of multifaced expressions and practices of Christianity in the Majority World (Africa, Asia and the Americas), interacting with other religious movements since the twentieth century.
4. Demonstrated commitment and passion for teaching in a diverse theological educational community in terms of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, and culture that seeks to prepare pastoral leaders for churches and other ministry settings.
5. Experience and engagement in Christian communities globally and locally.
6. Experience in ecumenical, inter-religious and inter-faith dialogues.

Desired Qualities
1. Knowledge of history of missions in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
2. Knowledge of the immigrant and diaspora Christian communities in the United States.

Faculty Rank
The fellow is appointed to a non-tenured faculty position.

Fellowship Stipend and Benefits

Stipend
The faculty rank and salary will be negotiated dependent upon educational qualifications and level of experience.

Faculty privileges
Benefits include all accoutrements associated with Seminary teaching faculty for the term of residence, such as office space, library privileges, and use of a Seminary provided computer.

Travel allowance
Round-trip, economy-class, international or domestic travel arranged by the Seminary for the scholar as necessary to facilitate travel to/from Columbia for residency. A modest allowance will be provided to cover extra costs associated with excess baggage for international travel.

Housing
Fully furnished and equipped Seminary housing will be provided for the fellow for the term of residence, including all utilities. This benefit will not be provided to the fellow if they decline on-campus housing.

Book and research allowance
A $1000 book and research allowance can be used to fund travel to relevant conferences during the in-residence term.

Insurance
The US government requires J-1 visa international scholars to be covered by health insurance for the entire duration of their stay in the US, coverage that must comply with federally mandated minimums. If international scholars do not have health insurance that meets the required minimums, Columbia purchases coverage on their behalf.

Applicants should send a cover letter with a CV and the names of three references by Friday, February 14, 2020 to: Dr. Love L. Sechrest, Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs,
P.O. Box 520, Decatur, Georgia, 30031, or by email to ColumbiaFellow@CTSnet.edu.

For more information about the position and Columbia, please visit our website at http://www.ctsnet.edu/human-resources/faculty-openings/

Luther Seminary - Vice President, Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

Vice President, Academic Affairs and Academic Dean
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, Minnesota

Luther Seminary seeks a collaborative and seasoned academic leader to fill the position of Vice President, Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Academic Dean. Established in 1869, Luther Seminary is the largest seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and one of the ten largest schools of theology in the country. Luther has educated one-third of ELCA pastors in addition to an increasing number of ELCA lay professionals and leaders of many global Lutheran and ecumenical churches. With a reputation of having a talented faculty in an innovative environment, Luther currently enrolls 465 students (272 FTEs), graduating 129 students in 2019; a faculty of 25 (60% tenured); and a staff of 76. Degree programs include Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Master of Arts, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Ph.D. Over one-quarter of the student body represents 41 denominations outside the ELCA. There are 52 international students from 23 countries. Faculty and board members also represent a range of ecumenical traditions. They have in common a curiosity and interest in engaging in Lutheran theology, a set of commitments concerning God’s immanence in the world, and a commitment to the body of believers across the church at large.

Reporting to and working in close partnership with the President, the VPAA serves as the chief academic officer for the seminary, charged with tending the vocation of Luther’s faculty and leading its academic enterprise. The VPAA is a member of the Enterprise Leadership Team (ELT) where the VPAA’s most important role is to serve as a constant advocate for the seminary’s mission to educate leaders for the Church, representing the faculty to the institution and bearing significant responsibility for ensuring faculty development. The VPAA must be comfortable living in the tension between theology and practicality, be willing to engage constructively with diverse constituencies around conflict, and be a leading participant in helping to build and lead the seminary so that it is positioned to fulfill its mission. The VPAA oversees the work of more than 40 faculty and staff in the areas of Graduate Theological Education, Contextual Learning, Library Services, and Registrar, and provides senior administrative leadership around mission and planning, curriculum, personnel, budget, board, and shared mission, vision, and welcome. The VPAA supports faculty development, overseeing and participating in the processes for appointment, reappointment, tenure and promotion of faculty members, and appointment to faculty chairs. The VPAA sets specific directions and priorities for the ongoing development of academic programs and curriculum and actively participates in the recruitment and development of diverse, distinguished faculty members.

The next VPAA will be an accomplished scholar with a track record in energetic, intellectual academic leadership that will garner credibility and respect for the sake of the church and the academy. The VPAA will have been a member of a faculty and have demonstrated administrative leadership in a management role, including personnel management, academic program oversight, and budget management. The ability to engender trust and draw people together will be critical to success in this role. The successful candidate will be called to educate leaders for Christian communities and possess an understanding of the current realities of pastors in congregations as well as the needs of future pastors. The VPAA will have a commitment to the mission, vision, and welcome statements of Luther Seminary accompanied by an understanding of Lutheran churches, confessional witness, and ecumenical dialogue and/or the willingness to grow in that understanding; an earned doctorate from an accredited institution (M.Div. or equivalent degree is desirable but not required); at least five years of teaching experience; administrative leadership experience at a university, college, or seminary; demonstrated support for and encouragement of faculty and student scholarship; commitment to academic innovation and excellence; familiarity with emerging technologies as they relate to teaching and learning; demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as critical components of academic excellence and student success; understanding of the dynamics of change; and a track record of building positive relationships that facilitate working together with faculty and staff to achieve mission.

Screening will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. All communications will be treated confidentially. Nominations, inquiries, and applications (including cover letter and curriculum vitae) should be directed electronically to LutherSeminaryVPAA@divsearch.com.

Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D. Senior Managing Director or Cynthia P. Barth, Senior Advisor
Nancy Helfman, Vice President & Senior Associate
Diversified Search
One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 3300, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-656-3579
Luther Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and follows an affirmative action policy in the recruitment and hiring of faculty and staff.

Listing Expires: Feb 07, 2020

Iona College - Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Religious Studies

Tenure track position in Religion and Ecology | Religious Studies Department | Iona College

The Religious Studies Department of Iona College seeks to appoint a scholar of religion/theology, in the rank of assistant professor (tenure track), whose work is committed to environmental studies at the intersections of religion, ecology and spirituality.

Of particular interest are scholars who approach the planetary crisis from an informed multi-religious understanding and appreciation of a Catholic commitment to the Earth in the spirit of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home.

This position may also serve as a rotating coordinator for the College’s environmental studies program, an interdisciplinary major/minor served by the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. The successful candidate will also teach within the College’s Core Curriculum, including the freshman seminar and learning communities. This position will also support and collaborate with the newly dedicated Deignan Institute for Earth and Spirit.

Responsibilities include:

• 4/4 course load, with primary responsibility for teaching department courses in the areas of religion/ecology/spirituality;

• Contribute to teaching in the College’s Core Curriculum, including the freshman seminar and learning communities;

• Maintaining regular office hours in the department to meet with students;

• Attend department meetings and support department projects as needed;

• Engage in service to the department and college community;

• Support the Deignan Institute for Earth and Spirit;

• Sustain a trajectory of scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of religion and ecology.

Requirements:

• 1-2 years of teaching experience

• PhD degree

To apply, visit: https://iona-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=606&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992660&company_id=17296&version=1&byBusinessUnit=NULL&bycountry=0&bystate=0&byRegion=NULL&bylocation=NULL&keywords=&byCat=36330&proximityCountry=&postalCode=&radiusDistance=&isKilometers=&tosearch=yes&city=

This job posting expires on April 1, 2020.

Phillips Theological Seminary - Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean

Phillips Theological Seminary announces a search for a Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean who will lead a strong faculty and staff in continuing a tradition of excellent preparation for ministry in a progressive key and in developing opportunities for critical and engaged theological education for a variety of publics.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean

Phillips Theological Seminary

Summary: The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Phillips Theological Seminary is the chief academic officer of the institution and as such holds a critical and unique position in the seminary’s governance as it is shared by the board of trustees, the administration, and the faculty. This person also interfaces with primary constituents of the seminary, including the churches and denominations served by students and alumni. Primary responsibilities for this position include directing all academic educational programming of the seminary and developing and leading the faculty and academic staff in ensuring the excellence of degree program curricula and student services.

In addition, the vp/dean’s office includes personnel related to recruitment and admissions, student services, library, communal worship, and other academic support services.

Essential Functions:

The Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean:

1. Administers the work of the faculty by chairing the Faculty Senate and resourcing its committees

2. Oversees all aspects of curricular planning, implementation, and assessment

3. Develops, supports, and evaluates all faculty teaching in degree programs (regular and adjunct) and in various formats

4. Leads faculty initiatives in curricular development and revision for all degree programs

5. Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations pertaining to higher education, oversees adherence to any academic consortia agreements or other academic partnerships in which the seminary participates, and serves as chief academic accreditation officer for the seminary

6. Serves as a bridge between administration, faculty, and board of trustees as advocate for best practices in faculty development and teaching and learning in theological education and as representative of various viewpoints within the seminary community and the churches and organizations with which it is connected

7. Administers the Academic Affairs office, including budgeting, supervising academic affairs personnel, giving oversight to the production of academic handbooks, course schedules, and catalogs

8. Represents the seminary in congregational, denominational, ecumenical, and multireligious settings.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Competencies:

1. Proven experience in teaching adults in graduate theological education

2. Understanding of and participation in ecumenical denominations and ministries

3. Hands-on knowledge of outcomes assessment in individual coursework, curricular programs, and institutional learning

4. Experience in academic administration, including budgeting, personnel supervision, and compliance and assessment reporting

5. Knowledge and appreciation of a variety of pedagogical methods and formats, including online education

6. Strong capacity to work with people of diverse backgrounds, races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, educational experiences, and socioeconomic status

7. Proven abilities to to initiate, support, and lead change and academic program innovation.

Supervisory Responsibility: This position supervises all academic affairs staff including dean of the library, dean of students, executive assistant to the dean and faculty, DMin director, and assistant/associate deans.

Reports to: President

Required Education and Experience: PhD or ThD in a theological discipline. At least 5 years experience as a faculty member in an ATS accredited seminary.

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.

Other Duties: 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.

Classification: Exempt

Administrative Pay Family: A21

Application Instruction: 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 or CV, including the names and contact information of at least three professional references to gwen.derrick@ptstulsa.edu.

This job posting expires March 1, 2020.

Hispanic Theological Initiative - Assistant Director for Programming

Assistant Director for Programming (ADP)

STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Joanne Rodríguez, Executive Director

The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) is currently looking for an Assistant Director for Programming to support the establishment, execution, and evaluation of several new initiatives. In the past 23 years, HTI has graduated 130 Latinx scholars in a record average time of 5.5 years, holding a retention rate of 92%. The ADP will work closely with the Executive Director in the design, implementation, and evaluation of these new programs as well as support current existing HTI programming.

The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) mission is cultivating Latinx PhDs leadership positions in the academy, church, and the world. With the support of the 24 consortium member institutions, the mission and vision of HTI revolves around three major goals: 1-Increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation rates of Latinx PhD students across the nation by uniting and leveraging institutional resources, 2- increase the presence of Latinx leaders and faculty- especially, tenured faculty in seminaries, schools of theology, and universities, 3- provide a forum for exchange of information, ideas, and best practices to engage the contributions of Latinx faculty and students in theological and religious education.

 

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Assistant Director of Programming include but not limited to:

  • Manage all aspects of launching the Early Career Orientation, Latinas Leadership Program and the Internship Programs and Open Plaza in collaboration with Executive Director and other team members.
  • Function as the lead project manager and operations manager for the dissemination of the programming and assessment of each project.
  • Build a data-driven assessment for each project.
  • Organize, design, and implement all programming with HTI team members.
  • Collaborate with faculty and leaders in the Member School Consortium to understand and influence how the outcomes of these programs will impact the field of religious studies.
  • Support the writing of proposals for funding.
  • May include the opportunity to teach a course at Princeton Theological Seminary

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Theology or Religion.
  • 5-7 years in project management, preferably in Seminary, University, and/or entrepreneurial settings, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Experience in program design and project management. Experience in writing grants and fundraising.
  • Experience in managing a diverse pool of funding sources.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Proven ability to build and sustain relationships, and build successful student-serving programs.
  • Strong sense of discretion and professionalism, and hospitality.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • The ideal candidate will function expertly in dynamic, team-based environment with rapidly-changing priorities, thrive in ambiguity and have an ability to coordinate and collaborate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • With oversight from the Executive and Associate Director will work both independently and collaboratively while serving as the key project manager to administer surveys, collect results, manage multiple constituent groups, and oversee quality assurance in delivery to HTI students and consortium members.
  • In addition, the ideal candidate will demonstrate the skills and abilities necessary to support Executive Director and work flexibly to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • The Assistant Director of Programming will function fully as a member of the HTI team, and will participate in the team-based events, advocacy, and outreach as necessary.

Benefits

  • Highlight reduced housing benefit
  • Generous benefits package

Resume should be forwarded to apply@ptsem.edu

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Denver Seminary - Executive Director of The Gospel Initiative

The purpose of “The Gospel Initiative” (TGI) at Denver Seminary is to support the Church’s mission of creating a compelling and credible gospel presence in contemporary society. Recognizing the Church must address difficult and controversial issues (e.g., sexuality, racism, partisan politics, immigration, science and faith, environment, poverty, gun violence, social alienation and loneliness, etc.) in a way that expresses our commitment to the gospel, TGI aims to be a resource, research institute, and training center that helps the Church live into its mission. TGI will be academically grounded and focused on the needs of ministry practitioners. It will fulfill its purpose through the following activities:

– Researching how the Church’s engagement in society affects the way people hear, understand, and respond to the gospel.

– Developing training to help students, churches, and ministries engage cultural trends and social issues in ways that help create a more compelling gospel presence and credible gospel witness in their communities.

– Executing a broad and creative communications strategy to disseminate research, training, and resources to the local, regional, and national audiences.

– Working closely with faculty to develop resources and training for Denver Seminary faculty to incorporate the goals of TGI into courses and academic programs.

– Convening and supporting “innovation hubs” of practitioners engaged in evangelism and church‐planting.

Reporting to the President; the Executive Director has the unique role of setting the direction, establishing strategies, and overseeing the activities of The Gospel Initiative. The successful candidate will be a thoughtful leader in the area of cultural exegesis and evangelism. He or she must have a passion to help the Church create a credible gospel presence and witness as it engages the difficult issues of our day.

Contact Wendi Gowing at wendi.gowing@denverseminary.edu or (303) 762-6887 for more information. Learn more about the position here: http://denverseminary.edu/about/employment.

Job posting expires: Jan 30, 2020

Fresno Pacific University - Faculty in Biblical & Theological Studies in School of Humanities, Religion and Social Science

POSITION:
Full-time, with faculty rank; continuing status track; 9-month faculty appointment in the School of Humanities, Religion, and ocial Sciences. STARTING DATE: July 1, 2020

DESCRIPTION:
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.

ROLE:
• Teach 24 units/year of assigned courses in the Biblical & Theological Studies program, including (primarily):
o BIB-100/300/314 Jesus & the Christian Community
o General Education Biblical Literature courses
o General Education Biblical Perspectives courses
• Participate in and provide departmental, campus, and community service
• Maintain an active scholarly agenda
• Collaborate with Biblical & Theological Studies faculty to maintain excellence in the delivery of the program
• Advise students majoring or minoring in Biblical & Theological Studies

QUALIFICATIONS Required:
• Earned terminal degree in biblical/theological studies or related field (candidates with a master’s degree, or those nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered);
• Record or promise of scholarly achievement;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Ability to cross cultures and to understand and advance diversity;
• Ability to address and model the integration of Christian faith and the field of biblical studies;
• Experience in, or aptitude for, college-level teaching of both traditional-aged and adult students;
• 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.

Preferred:
• 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.

UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION:
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-CREF), Section 125 options.

APPLICATION: A faculty application is available at http://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers – the link is in the job description on the FPU website.

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 hrss@fresno.edu

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: January 31, 2020

Phillips Exeter Academy - Religion Instructor

Position Requirements

The Religion Department seeks a full-time religion instructor to begin in the academic year 2020- 2021. We are looking for a dynamic candidate prepared to teach a range of the department’s current courses, with broad teaching competencies across more than one religious and/or philosophical tradition and approaches to the study of “religion,” as well as a candidate interested in helping to shape tomorrow’s courses in conversation with the curricular needs of today’s students and world. We especially encourage applications from candidates with demonstrable pedagogical and professional commitment to equity and inclusion. The successful candidate will be an active participant across campus life at the residential boarding school including its academic, residential and extracurricular programs. Prior teaching experience at the independent secondary school, college or graduate level is preferred, as is an advanced degree in religion, philosophy, ethics, or a relevant field.

As part of your application, please submit a cover letter with your interest and relevant experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a current C.V. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

We encourage all interested persons to review the religion department course catalogue, which can be found on pages 59-63 of the Courses of Instruction available here: https://www.exeter.edu/sites/default/files/documents/PEA-COI-2019-20-4-19-19.pdf.

 

Accountabilities

While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, the major job duties of all faculty members include the following:

  • Teaching: Faculty teach four classes per trimester. All classes are student-centered discussions around a Harkness table. In order to meet the intellectual needs of the school’s talented and highly motivated students, teachers are expected to be dedicated to daily preparation for the best possible classes.
  • Cultural Competency: Faculty are expected to demonstrate respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life.
  • Residential Life: Faculty generally reside in campus housing and play a critical role in cultivating Exeter’s community-centered student dormitory life. Each faculty member is generally responsible for one weekend and one to three week nights of dormitory duty per month, depending on the dormitory size.
  • Advising: Faculty are expected to serve as mentors to student advisees throughout students’ time at Exeter. The adviser is the main liaison between an advisee’s family/guardian and the Academy.
  • Extracurricular Activities: Faculty are generally expected to participate in the school’s extracurricular activities (e.g. coaching, advising student clubs, and/or committee work).

 

Additional Requirements

  1. Diversity or cultural competency education (conferences, seminars, in-service programs, coursework, independent study and understanding of intercultural perspectives.
  2. Proof of authority to work in the United States, full time.
  3. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 3 years).
  4. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually).
  5. Successfully complete a pre-employment physical/health screening examination that may include a drug screening (position dependent).

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, physical or mental disabilities or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Tenured/Tenure Track Professor of New Testament Interpretation

Position: Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Open rank, full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants for a position in New Testament
Interpretation. The candidate will join a Bible faculty that teaches seminary courses, with desired
experience, expertise, and competencies for the following areas of work: 1) research focus in the
Gospels, 2) readiness to teach Greek, and 3) teaching and mentoring PhD students. Applicants should
hold a Ph.D. (or academic equivalent) in New Testament studies, and be committed to the following
interlinked foci of research and teaching: 1) the theory and practice of current array of historical
critical biblical methods, 2) reading Scripture theologically as it engages with the academy, church,
and society, and 3) developing his/her own hermeneutical sophistication such as liberative
interpretation and cross-cultural interest. Successful applicants will demonstrate a publishing record
and classroom teaching experience with a diverse student body. Salary and rank will be commensurate
with qualifications and experience.
Application Process:
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, teaching statement (2-
page), sample syllabus, sample published article/chapter, and three confidential letters of
recommendation (all the above documents in English, as .docx or .pdf files), electronically to the
Office of Academic Affairs, c/o Ms. Alicia Howell, at Alicia.Howell@garrett.edu. Materials may also
be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan
Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until
the position is filled.
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.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Professor of Worship and Preaching

Position: Professor of Worship and Preaching
Open rank, full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applications for a position in liturgical studies
to begin July 1, 2020. The desired candidate will teach courses at the MA, MDiv, DMin and PhD
levels; direct MTS and DMin theses/projects and PhD dissertations; serve as a member of faculty
committees; participate in the worship life and other public activities of the seminary; and will be
required to make a constructive contribution to the institutional and communal life of the
seminary. Qualified applicants should hold an earned PhD or equivalent, have experience in
teaching worship and preaching at the seminary/graduate level, preferably in a diverse cultural
environment, and demonstrated ability to guide student inquiry and research. Applicants should
have a record of research and peer-reviewed publication, and regularly participate in and
contribute to the work of appropriate professional organizations. Knowledge of and experience
with worship in varied cultural and religious backgrounds are also essential for this position. The
desired candidate will bring a commitment to the mission and ministry of the Church and
concurrence with the seminary’s articulation of its identity and vision. Denominational affiliation
is open (although Protestantism is anticipated and preference will be given to non-United
Methodists) and ordination to Word and Sacrament preferred. Salary and rank will be
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Process:
Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover
letter and curriculum vitae (all documents in English, as .docx or .pdf files), electronically to the
Office of Academic Affairs, c/o Ms. Alicia Howell, at Alicia.Howell@garrett.edu. Materials may
also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121
Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019,
and continue until the position is filled.
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. GarrettEvangelical 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.

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