Job Postings

Welcome to the Hispanic Theological Initiative job posting page, where you’ll find open positions posted by academic institutions, church related organizations, as well as non-profit organizations.*  To post a job opportunity on the HTI site, Facebook, and online newsletter, Journeys, click here. 

Baylor University - Assistant Professor, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (Tenure Track)

Description
Baylor University, Department of Religion seeks to fill one full-time position at the rank of assistant professor, tenure track in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. The successful candidate will be a Hebrew Bible scholar who interprets canonical texts in their literary and/or historical contexts. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, a demonstrated research agenda, the ability to seek external funding, and to candidates who are active in the Baptist tradition. The Department of Religion offers both undergraduate and Ph.D. courses.

Qualifications
An earned doctorate is required. Higher education teaching experience is preferred, along with a demonstrated research agenda, the ability to seek external funding, and to candidates who are active in the Baptist tradition.

Application Instructions
A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a list of three references, and (4) a copy of transcript of the highest degree completed (an official transcript will be requested of finalists at a later date). Reference letters and a statement of religious affiliation will be requested from short listed candidates. Finalist(s) will be invited for interview with the department and university administration.

A more complete profile and directions for applications can be found at the following: https://apply.interfolio.com/90045

Date Listing Expires:  December 1, 2021

 

Baylor University - Associate or Full Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament

Baylor University’s Department of Religion seeks to fill one position at the rank of associate to full professor, tenure track in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. The successful candidate will be a Hebrew Bible scholar who interprets canonical texts in their literary and/or historical contexts. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and research with a strong publication record and ongoing research agenda are expected, including the ability to seek external funding. The religion department offers both undergraduate and Ph.D. courses. 

Qualifications
An earned doctorate is required. Higher education teaching experience is preferred, along with a demonstrated research agenda, the ability to seek external funding, and to candidates who are active in the Baptist tradition.

Application Instructions
A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a list of three references, and (4) a copy of transcript of the highest degree completed (an official transcript will be requested of finalists at a later date). Reference letters and a statement of religious affiliation will be requested from short listed candidates. Finalist(s) will be invited for interview with the department and university administration.

Please see a more complete description and application directions at the following Web address: https://apply.interfolio.com/90056

Date Listing Expires:  December 1, 2021

Bethany Theological Seminary - Full Time, Tenure-Track, Faculty Position in Peace Studies

Bethany Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Peace Studies, beginning Fall 2022. Rank: open. PhD preferred; ABD considered.

The appointee will be expected to develop and teach an average of five graduate courses per year, including at least one online course per year, and offer one non-graduate course for the Brethren Academy biennially. While the primary focus will be courses in Peace Studies, the successful candidate will be able to offer courses in another area of expertise, which complements and expands the Seminary’s degree and certificate programs. Various fields of study that could supplement Bethany’s Peace Studies curriculum include: theology and culture, theopoetics, social justice work, spirituality, history of Christianity, intercultural theology, intersectional theology, and ecological theology.

Other duties will include: student advising, supervision of MA theses in the area of Peace Studies as needed, serving on at least one major institutional committee annually, participating in the recruitment of new students through interviews and informal contacts, regular participation in faculty meetings and other campus events, and opportunities for speaking engagements within the Church of the Brethren and other settings. Commitment to the mission and values of the Seminary is essential.

We specifically encourage applications from women, African-Americans, Latinx, and other ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in the seminary professorate. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2022.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2021. Interviews will begin in December 2021 and continue into early 2022.

Send a letter of application, CV, and names and contact information for three references to: Peace Studies Search, Attn: Dean’s Office Bethany Theological Seminary, 615 National Road, West Richmond, IN 47374  and/or deansoffice@bethanyseminary.edu

Bethany  Theological Seminary’s policy prohibits discrimination in employment opportunities or practices with regard to race, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or religion.

website:  https://bethanyseminary.edu/about/employment/

Date Listing Expires:  January 1, 2022

Boston College School of Theology and Ministry - Tenure Track Faculty Position in Pastoral Care, Trauma and Spirituality (Open Rank)

Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM) seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in Pastoral Care, with relevant expertise in the areas of trauma and spirituality; rank is open. This appointment is to begin in fall 2022.

Candidates should have a PhD in Theology and appropriate credentials in the areas related to the position. Clinical experience in the practice of counseling is desired, but not a requirement. Candidates should possess a commitment to theological education for lay and ordained ministry; familiarity with Roman Catholic polity and pastoral life is essential. Candidates must provide evidence of a well-defined research agenda. Candidates should be prepared to teach courses in areas such as pastoral care; trauma and spirituality; gender and racial equality; conflict resolution.

The deadline for applications is October 29, 2021 though the position will remain open until filled. We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2021.

Applications should include:

• cover letter stating your interest in the position

• curriculum vitae

• letters of recommendation from three professional contacts

• writing sample reflective of your academic research

Applications accepted only through Interfolio. Follow this link to begin the application process: http://apply.interfolio.com/91245

Contact Information:

Karen Smith (karen.smith.50@bc.edu)

Date Listing Expires:  December 6, 2021

Calvin Theological Seminary - Multiple Openings

Calvin Theological Seminary is opening a faculty search in two areas:

History of Christianity, with duties in the PhD program (responsibilities to begin July 1, 2022) and Old Testament (responsibilities to begin July 1, 2022)

We also anticipate future openings (full-time or adjunct or affiliate faculty) in the following areas or combinations:

New Testament

Philosophical Theology

Preaching/Communication

Latino/a Ministry Program Leadership

We want faculty members who engage students, the church, and the wider culture through teaching, mentoring, preaching and scholarship. Tenure track faculty members are asked to be committed to the confessions and mission of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

For full information visit https://www.calvinseminary.edu/about/employment. Applications received by November 15, 2021 will be considered during the first review.

Date Listing Expires:  January 27, 2022

Dominican University - Assistant Professor of Theology

Dominican University, a Catholic Hispanic serving institution, invites applications for a full-time Tenure-Track position in Hispanic/Latino/a/x/e Theology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in Fall 2022. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate their support of the university’s Catholic Dominican Hispanic serving mission, excellence in teaching, and potential for scholarship. Teaching load is 3/3 and includes opportunities to work with undergraduates who are preparing for ministry, to participate in the Latin American and Latin@ Studies minor, to teach in the interdisciplinary seminar programs which lie at the heart of the University’s undergraduate core curriculum, and to work collaboratively with university ministry on new and ongoing initiatives in Hispanic Ministry and Theology.

As a diverse, Catholic HSI institution, we are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices. A successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to inclusive and relationship-centered teaching and advising, which affirms the dignity of the human person and concern for the common good. The candidate must be willing to provide students with opportunities to participate in high impact practices. All faculty members are expected to participate in university life and governance, as well as continuing professional development and scholarship.

Qualifications:

Required qualifications:
-PhD in Theology, or other terminal degree in Theology/Ministry such as a D.Min., Th.D., or STD (ABD considered).
-Commitment to the Catholic and Dominican mission of Dominican University, and the capacity to help us articulate, theologically, our reality as a Catholic HSI.
-Teaching experience
-Potential for research and scholarship in Hispanic/Latino/a/x/e Theology and Ministry

Preferred qualifications:
-Bilingual in Spanish and English
-Experience teaching racially minoritized students and demonstrated experience creating, organizing, and/or leading programs for minoritized student populations.
-Experience in Hispanic/Latino/a/x/e ministry

About Dominican University:
Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution. Dominican University is a relationship-centered community rooted in a vibrant liberal arts and sciences education, offering rigorous, integrative, and innovative undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. It is known for its excellent academic programs, the care and respect with which it mentors its students, its enduring commitment to social justice, and the enriching diversity of its students, faculty and staff. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican #10 among master’s-level universities in the Midwest. Dominican is also ranked #1 in the Chicago area and #3 in the Midwest in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility” category – making the university one of only two schools in the country within the Regional University category to be ranked among the top #10 overall and as an exemplar in social mobility.

Dominican is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Approximately 50% of the 3,000 currently enrolled students are Hispanic. Among undergraduates, 63% are Hispanic, 50% are Pell-eligible and 48% are the first in their families to attend college. Located on a 37-acre wooded campus in suburban River Forest, Illinois, and just 10 miles west of downtown Chicago, the university provides students and alumnae/i an accessible and welcoming location and superb access to a wealth of career, intellectual and cultural opportunities.

To Apply:
Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV and a list of 3 academic references. In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire.

Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until January 1, 2022. Virtual interviews will be extended to candidates advanced by the committee throughout that time period, and then finalists will be invited to Dominican for an on campus interview. All inquiries are welcome, please feel free to contact the search chair, Dr. Clodagh Weldon (cbrett@dom.edu).

A job offer will be pending a background screening.

Date Listing Expires:  January 1, 2022

Emory University, Candler School of Theology - Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowships

Candler School of Theology of Emory University invites applications for two Office of the Provost-Candler School of Theology Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year and renewable for an additional year. The successful post-doctoral fellows may have a research focus within a broad spectrum of theological and religious studies but must be able to contribute to teaching in one or more of the following areas: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, Catholic Studies, American Religious History, and Christianity and Islam.

The candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in the field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate one’s field within larger ecumenical, multi-faith, and global contexts is essential, and explicit scholarly engagement with issues of diversity across lines of gender, race, and culture is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, gender, age, and theological perspective.

The post-doctoral fellows selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology at the master’s level, teaching a 1-1 load in their first year, and a 1-2 load if renewed for a second year. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their ability to contribute to the school’s teaching needs and their promise for scholarship within theological and religious studies.

Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply, as are candidates within or familiar with the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).

Post-doctoral stipends are set at $66,000 per year and come with full benefits. Post-doctoral fellows will work closely with a mentor on the Candler faculty during their fellowship. Positions may be extended for a second-year under mutual consent. At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter, names of references, and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds and how residency at Candler and Emory will allow them to advance their research and scholarship. Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/81554/job by uploading the letter of interest, names of three references, and curriculum vitae. The deadline for the submission of applications is January 15, 2022. Inquiries to Dr. Jonathan Strom, Senior Associate Dean, at jstrom@emory.edu.

EO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer

Date Listing Expires:  January 15, 2022

Fresno Pacific University - Faculty in Biblical and Theological Studies

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 the 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 worldview. 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):
    • BIB-100/300/314 Jesus & the Christian Community
    • General Education Biblical Literature courses
    • 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 undergraduate students majoring or minoring in Biblical & Theological Studies

Required

  • Earned terminal degree in biblical 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.

A faculty application is available at fpu.edu/visitors/careers – the link is in the job description on the FPU website.

For more information please visit: https://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers/faculty-biblical-and-theological-studies-1

Date Listing Expires: December 31st, 2021

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Faculty Position in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Faculty Position in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in Pastoral Care and Counseling to begin on July 1, 2022.

Selected candidates will have academic and professional expertise in the area of pastoral care and counseling and chaplaincy, particularly from a womanist pastoral theological perspective. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant experience working with diverse individuals and communities, as well as a commitment to theological education, theological scholarship, and the formation of pastoral leaders in a variety of settings.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the seminary’s masters and doctoral degree programs in residential, hybrid and online formats, and be willing to relocate to the Evanston/Chicago, IL area. They will also be prepared to guide theses, qualifying exams and dissertations, advise and mentor students preparing for a variety of ministry, clinical, and educational settings, contribute to the field of pastoral theology through ongoing learning and research, and provide advocacy and leadership in the area of pastoral care and counseling and chaplaincy to the seminary, local churches, public squares, and wider global community.

The ideal qualifications for this position are:

• A Ph.D. or Th.D. in pastoral theology, practical theology, religion and psychology, or psychology with master’s degree in a theological discipline, preferably the M.Div or equivalent.

• Professional training and experience as a mental-health clinician or pastoral counselor. Relevant licensures (e.g., LPC, LCPC, LMFT, LCSW) are highly desirable.

• At least five years of full-time graduate-level teaching experience.

• A record of scholarly engagements and publications along with a trajectory of scholarly research and writing.

• Active participation in academic and professional associations.

• Excellent collegial skills to form working relationships in an interdisciplinary context with faculty, staff, clergy and laity while taking ownership of the seminary’s articulation of its vision, mission, and identity.

Send application letter, vita, and names of three references as .docx or .pdf files to Carrie Moore, Senior Administrator for Academic Affairs at: academic.affairs@garrett.edu. She may also be contacted at 847-866-3903. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The seminary is an affirmative action opportunity employer. Women, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities and other underrepresented minority groups as well as persons from Methodist/Wesleyan traditions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Garrett-Evangelical, founded in 1853, 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.

website:  http://www.garrett.edu/

Date Listing Expires:  December 15, 2021

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary - Professor of Christian Social Ethics

Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants for the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values. This is a tenured position beginning July 1, 2022.

We seek a faculty colleague who has a consistent record of research and publication in the field of social ethics or moral theology and has demonstrated experience in cultivating collaborative spaces of inquiry. As a senior faculty member, the successful candidate will teach masters and doctoral students across the curriculum, advise doctoral students and supervise master’s theses, and make constructive contributions to the institutional and community life of the Seminary. The successful candidate will be willing to relocate to the Evanston/Chicago, IL area.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in Christian Social Ethics or Moral Theology. The specialization is open but should intersect with the Stead Center’s central mission to “draw together seminary resources, graduate professional schools, area pastors, and laity to address the compelling ethical issues facing contemporary society; e.g., technological interventions at the beginning and ending of life; war and religion; the plight of children in the cities; the environment; and human experimentation. It seeks to bring a theological perspective to these issues of ecumenical and international scope.” For more information about the Stead Center visit https://www.steadcenter.com.

As the Director of the Stead Center, this faculty person will coordinate events, lectures, and initiatives that foster strategic partnerships within the Garrett community and local, national, and international contexts. We hope for a colleague who will support Garrett’s mission “to bring values and faith commitments to bear in the public square for the common good and for the purpose of making a transformative impact in the church, the academy, and the world.”

Application Process: Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmative 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. Carrie Moore at academic.affairs@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 immediately and will continue until December 15, 2021.

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.

website:  http://www.garrett.edu/

Date Listing Expires:  December 15, 2021

Loyola University Chicago - Assistant Professor, New Testament, Tenure Track

The Department of Theology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, for the academic year 2022-23. The department serves the university’s undergraduate core curriculum and offers undergraduate majors and minors in Theology and Religious Studies. The department also offers an M.A. in Biblical Languages and Literature, Christian Ethics, and Theological Studies, and Ph.D. concentrations in New Testament/Early Christianity, Ethics, and Theology. For more information about the department visit www.luc.edu/theology.

Candidates should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education. They should be prepared to teach a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses that serve the department’s diverse multi-cultural and multi-religious student body, as well as the Jesuit students in the First Studies program. This faculty member will teach undergraduate core courses (e.g., Introduction to Theology, Introduction to Religious Studies, New Testament), upper-level undergraduate courses in the writings of the New Testament and Early Christianity, as well as graduate-level seminars in their areas of expertise.
Qualifications

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach at all levels, undergraduate and graduate, and in the context of a theology department in the Catholic tradition, engaging with colleagues in theology and Christian ethics in a contemporary Jesuit Catholic university. As an urban-based Department of Theology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. The successful candidate will be joining a department with 28 full-time faculty members, approximately 50 undergraduate majors and minors, and 50 graduate students.

Candidates for the position must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of hire. They must clearly demonstrate actual or potential excellence in research and teaching, including the ability to mentor graduate students. All candidates should have strong language competence in Classical and koine Greek; knowledge of other languages pertinent to the study of the New Testament and early Christianity, such as Hebrew, Latin, Aramaic, and/or Coptic, is desirable. The successful candidate is expected to fill lacunae in the areas of specialization represented by the current faculty, come with a strong interest in Greco-Roman and Jewish religion and culture, and possess a research profile representing cutting-edge scholarship. Familiarity with the history of the reception of the Bible in the Roman Catholic tradition is expected.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit the following to www.careers.luc.edu: (1) a letter of interest that discusses the applicant’s research interests and agenda as well as teaching experience; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and other channels, and engaging a diverse community through scholarship and service (Inclusive Excellence Statement). Applicants should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but could be at subsequent points in the review process. For further information, please contact theology@luc.edu or:

Dr. Robert A. Di Vito, Chair
Department of Theology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660

Review of applications will begin on December 12, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.

As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about the university’s mission and focus on transformative education, please visit www.luc.edu/mission and www.luc.edu/misssion/transformativeed, respectively.

Date Listing Expires:  December 15, 2021

Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College - Professor of Spiritual Formation

Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Spiritual Formation. While primary competence should be in the interdisciplinary field of spiritual formation broadly conceived, applicants should also be able to teach select courses in ministry, discipleship, and in the theology core.

Applicants who approach spiritual formation through the lenses of diversity, equity, social justice, and embodiment, both in life and scholarship, are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should be committed to a vocation of teaching and scholarship on behalf of the church and have demonstrated competence or promise in both classroom and online instruction. The applicant will also be expected to lead, or have significant involvement in, the spiritual life of the Seminary and the Advanced Certificate in Spiritual Direction. A PhD or comparable degree in Christian spirituality or a related field is expected though outstanding late-stage ABD applications will be considered. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Northeastern Seminary is a fully-accredited, multi-denominational seminary offering MA, MDiv, and DMin degrees. The Seminary strongly encourages applicants from racially or ethnically minoritized groups to apply. Please complete the Northeastern Faculty Employment application at the link below, and include the additional application materials:

1) A Letter of Interest 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Evaluations of Teaching (if available).

https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/806922/Roberts-Wesleyan-College/Professor-of-Spiritual-Formation-Open-Rank

Contact Info: Dr. Benjamin Espinoza, Executive Director (espinoza_benjamin@roberts.edu)

Date Listing Expires:  March 1, 2022

Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College - Vice President

President Deana Porterfield announces the search for the Vice President of Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College and invites nominations and applications for this exceptional opportunity.

The Vice President provides primary operational oversight for all matters related to the Seminary. This is understood to include spiritual, institutional, and administrative leadership, as well as the provision of theological, missional, and ecclesial vision to assist the Seminary in realizing our full potential as a cohesive community of faith, learning, formation, and practice. In relation to Roberts Wesleyan College, the Vice President serves as a member of the Roberts Wesleyan College President’s Cabinet and assists the president in providing a spiritual, theological and historical perspective for all matters related to the Seminary and College. As part of the Seminary’s covenant relationship with its founding denomination, the Vice President is expected to be a member of the Free Methodist Church USA or a person who, in both conviction and spirit, is committed to the Wesleyan theological tradition as expressed in the Articles of Religion of the Free Methodist Church USA.

The Vice President of Northeastern Seminary will work closely with President Porterfield and the President’s Cabinet at both the Seminary and College, playing a key leadership role in fostering a sense of belonging and engagement in a diverse and vibrant community that includes our alumni, donors, and friends. The Vice President will lead the faculty, staff, and students and provide vision and direction for the institution. The Vice President will lead a process to develop compelling ideas and approaches that will result in transformative education and engagement across the Seminary and within the community. This includes spiritual, administrative, academic, and external leadership. While this is a challenging time for higher education, this is a wonderful opportunity for the Seminary’s next Vice President to establish a future that serves our internal and external communities and continues to advance the mission of both institutions.

Interested candidates can review the full job description and apply via the Executive Search Brochure (https://www.nes.edu/media/3894/executive-search-vp-of-northeastern-seminary-final.pdf). Candidates are asked to submit a current resume, an application, and a thoughtful letter of interest addressing how his or her leadership agenda and professional experiences align with the desired characteristics for the position. A reference list with the names, phone numbers, emails and addresses of at least three professional references, including a spiritual or pastoral reference, with an indication of the candidate’s relationship to each must be supplied at the time of application. References will not be contacted without prior approval of the successful finalist.

For questions or more information visit the Northeastern Seminary employment opportunities webpage.

(https://www.nes.edu/employment-opportunities/). Review of applications will begin in January 2022. Applications received by January 5, 2022 are assured full consideration.

Date Listing Expires:  January 5, 2022

Oblate School of Theology - Professor of Spirituality

Oblate School of Theology, the premier Roman Catholic school of Theology and Ministry serving the Southwest United States, seeks a Professor of Spirituality at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor with a preferred start date of August 2022.

A successful applicant will be familiar with and able to teach Christian Spirituality from some foundational dimension of the discipline (i.e. historical expertise in spiritual or mystical sources, scripture, or theology) and be able to integrate this knowledge with contemporary research in at least one of the following applied or practical disciplines: psychology, cultural and critical studies, hermeneutics, spiritual practices, health care and/or other social and professional areas. Candidates should be able to provide graduate students with the necessary tools to assess religious experience, critically evaluate contemporary movements within Spirituality, help mentor others spiritually, do scholarly research and publishing in the area of Spirituality, and develop a vocabulary to articulate both the human spirit and divine revelation more effectively.

The successful candidate will be willing to teach in all of Oblate’s Spirituality degree programs (normally two courses/seminars per semester). Candidates should be able to engage in the formation process of graduate students who come from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This requires familiarity with and flexible use of pedagogical practices to help second-language learners. A person who is fluent in Spanish will be most helpful in this regard. The candidate will also be familiar with pedagogical practices for successful online teaching. The successful candidate will be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education in an ecumenically diverse setting. She or he will serve on faculty committees, act as a consultant or mentor for students, and serve as an academic advisor and thesis and dissertation director or committee member in the MA, DMin, and PhD degree programs.

Education and Experience

• Applicants should have a PhD or its equivalent in Spirituality or a related field with a demonstrable specialty in some aspect of Spirituality; late-stage ABD candidates will also be considered. Skills and Qualifications

• Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly research is expected.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of members of the school community is required.

• Fluency in multiple contemporary languages and research languages is desirable.

Description of OST and Relevant Programs Established in 1903, OST is a vibrant and complex educational institution that provides theological and ministerial leadership in both academic and pastoral degrees. OST’s declared mission is to educate, form, and renew men and women to “preach the Gospel to the most abandoned.” Oblate School of Theology initiated the academic programs in Spirituality (MA, DMin, PhD) as a response to an expressed need in graduate education in Spirituality. Our various programs in Spirituality seek to produce scholars with comprehensive knowledge of the overall discipline as well as a specialization in some aspect of contemporary Christian Spirituality. The goal is to immerse each student in the history and tradition of classical Christian Spirituality so as to give him or her the tools to assess religious experience, critically evaluate contemporary movements within Spirituality, help mentor others spiritually, do scholarly research and publishing in the area of spirituality, and develop a vocabulary to articulate both the human spirit and divine revelation more effectively.

The Master of Arts in Spirituality is an ATS accredited graduate level academic program designed to help students from a variety of Christian religious traditions deepen their understanding of Christian spirituality. Students study various classical and contemporary Christian spiritual and mystical traditions, movements, and figures.

The Doctoral Program in Spirituality seeks to produce scholars with comprehensive knowledge of the overall discipline as well as a specialization in at least one particular area of Christian Spirituality. The specific approach will be academic from the perspective of the Roman Catholic tradition, with openness to ecumenical and interreligious perspectives.

The Doctor of Ministry Program also has a specialization in the area of Spirituality. The DMin is grounded in a mode of practical theology that seeks to bring theological reflection to bear on contemporary practical issues of ministry, ecclesiology, and mission.

To apply, please submit a C.V., a cover letter addressing your academic background and research interests, and a list of three references to facultysearch@ost.edu. References will not be contacted until the final stages of the process. Review of applications will begin on November 15.

Date Listing Expires:  November 30, 2021

Oblate School of Theology - Professor of Moral Theology (Open Rank)

Oblate School of Theology, a Roman Catholic school of Theology and Ministry serving the Southwest United States, invites applications for a Professor of Moral Theology with a preferred start date of August 2022. Rank and sub-specialization are open. The course load is 2-3.

The candidate should possess a firm commitment to the robust Catholic moral tradition that is both attentive and responsive to the complex ethical challenges confronting the Church as it proclaims the gospel. Research in a variety of specializations and issues is welcome, including, but not limited to, areas such as social justice, migration, the environment, health care, family life, and the dignity of the human person in community. Critical scholarship in service of the pastoral needs of the Church and the Catholic faithful is particularly valued. The ideal candidate will be prepared to teach a sequence of masters-level courses in Foundations of Moral Theology, Bioethics and Health Care, Theology of Human Sexuality, and Catholic Social Teaching. Teaching responsibilities also include elective courses in one’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education in an ecumenically diverse setting. She or he will serve on faculty committees, advise and mentor students, and direct theses and dissertations for the MA, DMin, and PhD programs.

Inspired by the charism of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Oblate School of Theology educates, forms, and renews men and women to “preach the Gospel to the most abandoned.” Established in 1903, OST is a vibrant and complex educational institution that provides theological and ministerial leadership in both academic and professional degrees. Its PhD program in Spirituality has grown exponentially in the ten years since its beginning. The school is equally committed to the pastoral and theological education and formation of students from eleven dioceses and five different religious orders who are studying for priesthood. Other established programs include academic degrees such as the MA in Theology, the MA in Spirituality, and the recently launched MA in Sacred Scripture. Professional programs include the DMin, the MDiv, the MA in Pastoral Ministry, and the Maestría de Artes en Ministerio Pastoral which is offered bilingually in Spanish and English. OST likewise resources the local church with several vibrant lay certificate programs. Institutes such as the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership, the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality, and the Instituto de Formación Pastoral provide academic homes for students studying across the degree programs.

Education and Experience

• Doctorate in Theology Skills and Qualifications

• Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly research in the area of moral theology.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ecumenical, and ethnic backgrounds of members of the school community.

• Demonstrated commitment to innovative pedagogy in diverse formats (hybrid, online, face-to-face).

• Interest in the predominately Hispanic cultural milieu of the church in the Southwestern U.S.

• Fluency in both Spanish and English is desirable.

To apply, please submit a C.V., a cover letter addressing your teaching and research interests, and a list of three references to facultysearch@ost.edu.

References will not be contacted until the final stages of the process. Review of applications will begin on November 15.

Date Listing Expires:  November 30, 2021

Oblate School of Theology - Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology (Open Rank)

Oblate School of Theology, a Roman Catholic school of Theology and Ministry serving the Southwest United States, seeks a Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology with a preferred start date of August 2022. Rank and sub-specialization are open. The course load is 2-3.

The candidate should possess a firm commitment to the Catholic sacramental and liturgical tradition that is both attentive and responsive to the complex cultural and pastoral challenges confronting the Church as it proclaims the gospel. A robust research agenda in any of the sub-specializations of liturgical and sacramental theology is expected. The ideal candidate will be attentive to the diverse pastoral and liturgical needs of the Church and will be prepared to teach a sequence of masters-level courses in Christian Initiation, Eucharist, and Sacraments of Healing. Qualified candidates may also teach in the doctoral program in Spirituality, teach the practicum in presidential leadership at liturgy, or develop other electives.

The successful candidate will be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education in an ecumenically diverse setting. She or he will serve on faculty committees, advise and mentor students, and direct theses and dissertations for the MA, DMin, and PhD programs.

Inspired by the charism of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Oblate School of Theology educates, forms, and renews men and women to “preach the Gospel to the most abandoned.” Established in 1903, OST is a vibrant and complex educational institution that provides theological and ministerial leadership in both academic and professional degrees. Its PhD program in Spirituality has grown exponentially in the ten years since its beginning. The school is equally committed to the pastoral and theological education and formation of students from eleven dioceses and five different religious orders who are studying for priesthood. Other established programs include academic degrees such as the MA in Theology, the MA in Spirituality, and the recently launched MA in Sacred Scripture. Professional programs include the DMin, the MDiv, the MA in Pastoral Ministry, and the Maestría de Artes en Ministerio Pastoral which is offered bilingually in Spanish and English. OST likewise resources the local church with several vibrant lay certificate programs. Institutes such as the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership, the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality, and the Instituto de Formación Pastoral provide academic homes for students studying across the degree programs.

Education and Experience

• Doctorate in Theology Skills and Qualifications

• Demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarly research in the area of liturgical and sacramental theology.

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of members of the school community.

• Demonstrated commitment to innovative pedagogy in diverse formats (hybrid, online, face-to-face).

• Interest in the predominately Hispanic cultural milieu of the church in the Southwestern U.S.

• Fluency in both Spanish and English is desirable. To

To apply, please submit a C.V., a cover letter addressing your teaching and research interests, and a list of three references to facultysearch@ost.edu. References will not be contacted until the final stages of the process. Review of applications will begin on November 15.

Date Listing Expires:  November 30, 2021

Oblate School of Theology - Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean

Oblate School of Theology, the premier Roman Catholic school of Theology and Ministry serving the Southwest United States, seeks a new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean to provide collaborative and strategic leadership for the mid-twenty-first century.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean is the chief academic officer of the School and is appointed by the President. She or he is charged with the academic leadership of this ecumenically robust, pastorally oriented, internationally diverse school of theology which remains thoroughly grounded in the local context of Hispanic Catholicism in the Southwest. The chief academic officer serves as both the leader of the faculty and as academic liaison to formation communities and other academic stakeholders. In the coming years, the new Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean will be responsible for guiding several anticipated faculty searches, providing leadership for emerging online and hybrid programs, and overseeing the development of the theological research library.

Inspired by the charism of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, Oblate School of Theology educates, forms, and renews men and women to “preach the Gospel to the most abandoned.” Established in 1903, OST is a vibrant and complex educational institution that provides theological and ministerial leadership in both academic and professional degrees. Its Ph.D. program in Spirituality has grown exponentially in the ten years since its beginning. The school is equally committed to the pastoral and theological education and formation of students from eleven dioceses and five different religious orders who are studying for priesthood. Other established programs include academic degrees such as the MA in Theology, the MA in Spirituality, and the recently launched MA in Sacred Scripture. Professional programs include the D.Min., the M.Div., the MA in Pastoral Ministry, and the Maestría de Artes en Ministerio Pastoral which is offered bilingually in Spanish and English. OST likewise resources the local church with several vibrant lay certificate programs. Institutes such as the Sankofa Institute for African American Pastoral Leadership, the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Spirituality, and the Instituto de Formación Pastoral provide academic homes for students studying across the degree programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• The Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean is primarily responsible for fostering and promoting excellence in all the academic programs of the School as well as maintaining and promoting standards of academic freedom and responsibility.

• The Dean oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of the academic curriculum in accordance with the stated purpose of the School in consultation with all appropriate faculty committees and accrediting guidelines.

• The Dean is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the faculty in the fulfillment of their responsibilities including the quality of instruction, academic advising, community service, research, publication, and contributions to the overall mission of Oblate School of Theology.

• The Dean supervises the Registrar, Associate Deans, Certificate Program Directors, and Librarians and works closely with the Educational Technology Department.

• The Dean serves on the Executive Council advising the president, representing the academic needs of the school, advancing the mission, and offering strategic vision for the academic programs.

• A comprehensive job description is available on request. Education and Experience

• Doctorate in Theology or an allied discipline from an accredited institution is required.

• Experience in higher education including accreditation, faculty development, and strategic planning is desirable. Skills and Qualifications

• Demonstrated competence in teaching and scholarly research

• Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of members of the school community

• Demonstrated collaborative leadership abilities

• Interest in the predominately Hispanic cultural milieu of the church in the Southwestern U.S.

• Fluency in Spanish is desirable.

To apply, please submit a c.v., a cover letter addressing your academic and administrative background and interests, and a list of three people who could serve as references to deansearch@ost.edu. References will not be contacted without the consent of the applicant. Review of applications will begin on November 15.

Date Listing Expires:  November 30, 2021

Phillips Exeter Academy - Religion Instructor

The Religion Department seeks a full-time religion instructor to begin in the academic year 2022-2023. 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 applicants with teaching competencies in Islam and/or South or East Asian religions and philosophies. We also 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 or demonstrable desire for teaching at an 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 15, 2021 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 61-65 of the Courses of Instruction available here: https://exeter.edu/sites/default/files/documents/PEA-COI-21-22-Web-April15-2021.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 per month and 1-2 weeknights per week of dormitory duty, 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).

For those interested, please apply online: https://exeter.edu/about-us/career-opportunities

Date Listing Expires:  December 27, 2021

St. Mary’s University in San Antonio (TX) - Tenure Tracked Assistant or Associate Professor in Catholic Systematic Theology

The Theology Department of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track position in Catholic Systematic Theology beginning August 2022 at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate a robust academic research agenda and excellence in teaching. The ordinary teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester and includes courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The area of specialization is open, but the candidate will be expected to teach a range of courses, diachronic and thematic, in systematic theology. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated interest in interreligious dialogue and ecumenism, global Christianity, theology in the Southwest, Latinx theologies, liberation theology, and/or black theologies. The successful candidate will also teach a core introduction to theology which synthesizes the broader questions of faith seeking understanding from the perspective of the Catholic tradition of the University’s Marianist founders.

Because the undergraduate core courses are required of students from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, the successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to create a learning environment that builds on diversity and respect for all. In addition to excellence in teaching and academic research, the department seeks candidates prepared to contribute in the “family spirit” of the Marianist charism through service to the department, College, University, and community.

This position is part of a cohort of two new positions in theology. One of the two new hires will also have the opportunity to be appointed as the Charles H. Miller Sr. M.D. Chair in Human Dignity as early as 2023. This endowed chair carries a reduced teaching load and elevated expectation for community outreach and cooperation with the Center for Catholic Studies. See below for more information about the Miller Chair in Human Dignity.

About St. Mary’s University in San Antonio

St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence: www.stmarytx.edu/about. St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest and continues to advocate the Marianist mission. St. Mary’s enrolls approximately 3500 students in a diverse university with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to the University’s Marianist educational mission.

How to apply

St. Mary’s University especially encourages applications from women, Hispanic, and other minority candidates. A completed doctoral degree is required by the time of appointment. Applications should be submitted online at https://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please submit: (1) a letter of interest addressing the requirements of the position and whether you are interested in consideration for the Miller Chair in Human Dignity; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence; and (5) contact information for three references who have agreed to write letters of recommendation. Questions should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Todd Hanneken (thanneken@stmarytx.edu). Preliminary interviews will be conducted through Zoom. Public health permitting, campus visits will be in person. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Review of applications will begin November 8 and continue until the position is filled.

The Miller Chair in Human Dignity

The Charles H. Miller Chair in Human Dignity is a tenured faculty appointment in the Theology Department with a reduced teaching load to support research, education, and outreach on themes of human dignity. The Chair in Human Dignity will serve along with other endowed chairs on the internal advisory board of the Center for Catholic Studies. A commitment of three years is expected, after which the Chair in Human Dignity may be renewed by mutual agreement or converted to a regular tenured faculty appointment.

The Chair in Human Dignity will be committed to enabling others to realize the potential they have as human beings made in the image and likeness of God. The Chair in Human Dignity is expected to communicate clearly and effectively the insights of research in the classroom, across campus, and in the local community to parish groups of various educational backgrounds. In this way, the position requires interest and aptitude for engaging with community partners and external audiences across the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The study of universal human dignity encourages a breadth of interdisciplinary approaches drawing from the Catholic intellectual tradition. In honor of the donor’s contributions to the medical profession, connections relevant to healthcare ethics are especially welcome.

The Chair in Human Dignity will have a distinguished record of research and teaching. The Chair will understand Catholic doctrine and have theological and pastoral sensitivity to the church in the southwest as an institution and community of believers with a special affinity to Mary. In line with the donor’s intent, the Chair will be invited to draw from their own Catholic faith, the St. Mary’s community, the Marianist charism, and the Catholic intellectual tradition broadly to advance research and education promoting human dignity.

St. Mary’s University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates apply.  https://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

Date Listing Expires:  January 15, 2022

St. Mary's University of San Antonio - Assistant/Associate Professor of Theology in Catholic Theological and Social Ethics

The Theology Department of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track position in Catholic Theological and Social Ethics beginning August 2022 at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The successful candidate will demonstrate a robust academic research agenda and excellence in teaching. The ordinary teaching load is twelve credit hours per semester and includes courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The area of specialization is open, but the candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of courses in moral theology. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated interest in the areas of virtue ethics, environmental ethics, and the application of Catholic Social Teaching to the realities of the Southwest such as asylum and migrations. The successful candidate will also teach a core introduction to theology which synthesizes the broader questions of faith seeking understanding from the perspective of the Catholic tradition of the University’s Marianist founders.

Because the undergraduate core courses are required of students from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, the successful candidate will demonstrate potential to create a learning environment that builds on diversity and respect for all. In addition to excellence in teaching and academic research, the department seeks candidates prepared to contribute in the “family spirit” of the Marianist charism through service to the department, College, University, and community.

This position is part of a cohort of two new positions in theology. One of the two new hires will also have the opportunity to be appointed as the Charles H. Miller Sr. M.D. Chair in Human Dignity as early as 2023. This endowed chair carries a reduced teaching load and elevated expectation for community outreach and cooperation with the Center for Catholic Studies. See below for more information about the Miller Chair in Human Dignity.

About St. Mary’s University in San Antonio St. Mary’s University, as a Catholic Marianist University, fosters the formation of people in faith and educates leaders for the common good through community, integrated liberal arts and professional education, and academic excellence: www.stmarytx.edu/about. St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest and continues to advocate the Marianist mission. St. Mary’s enrolls approximately 3500 students in a diverse university with four schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. The successful candidate is expected to support and contribute to the University’s Marianist educational mission.

How to apply:   St. Mary’s University especially encourages applications from women, Hispanic, and other minority candidates. A completed doctoral degree is required by the time of appointment. Applications should be submitted online at https://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/. Please submit: (1) a letter of interest addressing the requirements of the position and whether you are interested in consideration for the Miller Chair in Human Dignity; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence; and (5) contact information for three references who have agreed to write letters of recommendation. Questions should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Todd Hanneken (thanneken@stmarytx.edu). Preliminary interviews will be conducted through Zoom. Public health permitting, campus visits will be in person. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Review of applications will begin November 8 and continue until the position is filled.

The Miller Chair in Human Dignity

The Charles H. Miller Chair in Human Dignity is a tenured faculty appointment in the Theology Department with a reduced teaching load to support research, education, and outreach on themes of human dignity. The Chair in Human Dignity will serve along with other endowed chairs on the internal advisory board of the Center for Catholic Studies. A commitment of three years is expected, after which the Chair in Human Dignity may be renewed by mutual agreement or converted to a regular tenured faculty appointment.

The Chair in Human Dignity will be committed to enabling others to realize the potential they have as human beings made in the image and likeness of God. The Chair in Human Dignity is expected to communicate clearly and effectively the insights of research in the classroom, across campus, and in the local community to parish groups of various educational backgrounds. In this way, the position requires interest and aptitude for engaging with community partners and external audiences across the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The study of universal human dignity encourages a breadth of interdisciplinary approaches drawing from the Catholic intellectual tradition. In honor of the donor’s contributions to the medical profession, connections relevant to healthcare ethics are especially welcome.

The Chair in Human Dignity will have a distinguished record of research and teaching. The Chair will understand Catholic doctrine and have theological and pastoral sensitivity to the church in the southwest as an institution and community of believers with a special affinity to Mary. In line with the donor’s intent, the Chair will be invited to draw from their own Catholic faith, the St. Mary’s community, the Marianist charism, and the Catholic intellectual tradition broadly to advance research and education promoting human dignity. 

St. Mary’s University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates to apply.  The full job description and application are available at https://stmarytx.applicantpro.com/jobs/.

Date Listing Expires:  January 15, 2022

University of Texas at Austin - Associate Professor or Professor in Ancient Mediterranean Religions

The Department of Religious Studies at The University of Texas at Austin seeks to appoint, beginning Fall of the academic year 2022-23, a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the area of Ancient Mediterranean Religions with a focus on Christian Origins, Late Antiquity, and/or Biblical Studies of the New Testament. The position is part of an active and internationally recognized program in Ancient Mediterranean Religions. We are interested in candidates whose interdisciplinary approaches will contribute to the mission and intellectual life of the Department of Religious Studies, and candidates who will contribute to the diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent for appointment as Associate Professor or Professor. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of research and publication, a dedication to graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentorship, a commitment to service to the department, college, and university levels, and a willingness to contribute to the continued development of a vibrant and collaborative department.

Based on their qualifications, candidates will also be considered for one of two endowed chairs in Religious Studies: the Ronald Nelson Smith Chair in Classics and Christian Origins, and the Louise Farmer Boyer Chair in Biblical Studies. A Full Professor would hold the endowed chair. An advanced Associate Professor could be a holder designate. A new Associate Professor would be a Fellow of the Chair. Both endowed chairs come with an affiliation with the Institute of Christian Origins and Antiquity, an organized research unit within Religious Studies.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three scholars willing to supply letters of reference. Applicants are encouraged to discuss in their cover letter or a separate statement their past or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching and/or service. Submit applications via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/94545.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2021. A background check will be conducted on the applicant selected.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability. The University of Texas at Austin is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

For further information, please contact Jonathan Schofer, Chair of the Search Committee (jonschofer@austin.utexas.edu).

Date Listing Expires:  November 15, 2021.

 

University of Dayton - Assistant Professor specializing in Pastoral Ministry and Theology

The University of Dayton seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor specializing in Pastoral Ministry and Theology, with emphasis in intercultural competence for ministry in the United States, especially among Latino/a/x/Hispanic communities. The position begins August 16, 2022.

In Fall 2022, the College of Arts and Sciences will welcome four faculty members as part of the Latinx and Latin American Studies cluster. These faculty will join faculty in the departments of English, history, global languages and cultures, philosophy, and religious studies who focus on Latinx and Latin American Studies. The person hired to this position will conduct scholarship, teach existing courses, develop new courses for the minor, and help shape the new major. These faculty will have an affiliation with the Race and Ethnic Studies program and may also contribute to other interdisciplinary programs.

Responsibilities of this faculty member will include contributing to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as the College of Arts and Sciences Latinx and Latin American Studies minor. The position includes regular teaching and mentoring in its Master of Arts programs, particularly the MA in Pastoral Ministry; teaching general undergraduate courses and developing courses in pastoral ministry for majors and minors; and pursuing an ongoing scholarly research agenda. This position also has potential for contributing to the PhD in Theology and also for developing initiatives with and drawing on the resources of other University programs such as Campus Ministry, the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives, the Forum for Partnership with the Catholic Church, the Marian Library, the Human Rights Center, the Hanley Sustainability Institute, the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, and other interdisciplinary and area studies programs. This position provides numerous opportunities for further development of the Latinx and Latin American Studies program as well as curricular development in partnership with the above mentioned centers and departments at the university and in the community.

Both the University of Dayton and the City of Dayton aim to be welcoming places for all. The University hosts many affinity groups (https://udayton.edu/diversity/initiatives/affinity-group.php) and offers opportunity for partnership with one of the largest Catholic Campus ministries in the country and solid relationships of theory/practice of teologia y pastoral de y en conjunto. Regarding Latino/a/x/Hispanic communities, in the City of Dayton, there are resources such as: Latino Dayton (http://www.latinodayton.org), the City of Dayton Human Relations Council (http://daytonhrc.org), and a LULAC chapter.

The University of Dayton is committed to the recruitment, hiring and promotion of outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community. In support of this commitment, the University is pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty. The dual career program serves as a resource and support system and is not intended to take the place of one’s own job search efforts. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

Minimum qualifications:

– ABD nearing completion in a Theology PhD, DMin, or equivalent program at time of application.

– Academic specialization that displays intercultural competence

– Participation in ministries with diverse Catholic communities.

– Demonstrated excellence in teaching or assisting teaching at the undergraduate or master’s level.

– Evidence of excellence in research.

– Vision for contributing to the ongoing development of our pastoral ministry program.

– Commitment to contribute to the Catholic and Marianist mission of the University of Dayton.

Preferred qualifications: While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

– Quality pastoral and academic publications, creative expressions

– An ongoing research agenda.

– Competence to teach in multiple theological areas

– Successful pastoral work with respect to Latino/a/x/Hispanic communities

– Research focus in Latino/a/x/Hispanic studies – Direct leadership in one or more Catholic Church ministries. – Successful teaching and mentoring experience in diverse pastoral and academic settings

– Successful teaching online or in hybrid settings – Informed pastoral vision for the Catholic Church in the USA, with knowledge of and ability to engage those with a diverse range of ecclesiologies.

– Demonstrated successful experience working collaboratively

– Effective interpersonal communication skills.

– Effective oral communication skills

Application process: A complete application consists of:

A cover letter that specifically addresses each of the required qualifications and as many of the preferred qualifications that apply CV 2-3 page sample syllabus for a pastoral ministry course of your choosing that provides a basic course outline, a basic semester outline of the course, and 1 sample assignment 150-word statement of vision for pastoral ministry in the church If ABD, a letter from the doctoral advisor indicating progress toward completion of the degree is required.

The application deadline is November 15, 2021 at 11:55 PM EST.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

For a complete list of qualifications and to apply, please go to: https://employment.udayton.edu/cw/en-us/job/499182/assistant-professor-specializing-in-pastoral-ministry-and-theology

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic Research University with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. 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.

Date Listing Expires:  November 15, 2021

Vanderbilt Divinity School - 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 full professor. The ideal candidate would be 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 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 candidates. 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).
Vanderbilt University has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University recently announced that students, faculty, and staff, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Vanderbilt, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Effective, August 1, 2021, proof of full vaccination or an approved accommodation will be required before the start of employment in order to work at Vanderbilt University. Accommodations for medical and religious exemptions can be requested with the Equal, Opportunity and Access Office.

The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2021. 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:  January 1, 2022

Virginia Theological Seminary - Professor of Ethics and Director of the St. Nicholas Center for Faith and Justice

Virginia Theological Seminary, a seminary of The Episcopal Church, invites applications for a full-time tenure or tenure-track faculty position in Ethics, with responsibility as the Director of the St. Nicholas Center for Faith and Justice The person appointed would begin work in the summer of 2022.

The Professor of Ethics will teach 7.5-9 credits annually in the Masters and Doctoral degree programs. This includes teaching courses in ethics and theology for Masters- and Doctoral-level students, as well as co-teaching Contemporary Witness of the Church, a required course in the M.Div. program that is jointly taught with colleagues in theology and history. All faculty at VTS also teach in the Continuing Education program and are expected to engage in a robust publishing program.

In addition, the Professor of Ethics will also direct the St. Nicholas Center for Faith and Justice, and, in this capacity, raise awareness of a wide range of issues relating to social justice and combatting racism in the church and the world.

As a member of the faculty, the successful applicant will also participate in the residential educational program at VTS, including daily worship and student advising.

Qualifications include:

• A commitment to Christ and God’s mission in the world, and to theological education and formation.

• A Doctoral degree in ethics, conferred before June 30, 2022, with expertise in a focused field within the discipline.

• Experience teaching and mentoring underrepresented students within the discipline.

• Research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education and the church.

• Demonstrated knowledge of Anglican/Episcopal thinkers and sources.

• Openness to teaching in online and face-to-face contexts.

Women, couples, and persons from underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities are encouraged to apply. All full-time faculty members must live in faculty housing on campus. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=41419&clientkey=9D0C356EF28896A7850373AA24879CC0 by December 1, 2021.

Date Listing Expires:  December 1, 2021.

Wesley Theological Seminary - Professor of Worship

Wesley Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, announces a search for a full-time, tenure-track position in Worship, commencing July 1, 2022. Ordination in the United Methodist Church is preferred, but other qualified applicants will be considered. The person filling this appointment will teach introductory and advanced-level courses. A strong candidate will be able to teach 1) worship and liturgy, 2) preaching, 3) Wesleyan understandings of liturgy and sacraments. It will be advantageous for the candidate to have experience in leading congregational worship as well as a developed capacity to lead the seminary community in planning and developing its own worship practices as Chapel Elder. Each candidate should be committed to effective teaching, active scholarship, and collaborative participation in the seminary community. Familiarity with forms of distance learning is desirable. Wesley Seminary is looking for candidates who are deeply rooted in the Christian heritage, draw significantly upon ecumenical resources and are willing to explore new forms of liturgy to serve changing contexts. A Ph.D. or ThD is required, as well as certification in online teaching. The rank will be at the Assistant or Associate level. Wesley Theological Seminary is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to diversity. Interested applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest and suitability for such an appointment and a current curriculum vita. Applicants must send a transcript of all previous graduate degree work and solicit three letters of reference from those who you’re your work and potential. The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent to: worshipsearch@wesleyseminary.edu

Wesley Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Wesley Theological Seminary values diversity and inclusion. We value diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the establishment of identity and verification of employment eligibility as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as well as a background check and supporting references.

Website:  https://www.wesleyseminary.edu/Administration/current-openings/

Date Listing Expires: December 31, 2021

Virginia Theological Seminary - The Berryman Family Chair for Children’s Spirituality and Nurture

Virginia Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time tenure or tenure-track faculty position in Children’s Spirituality and Nurture, beginning work in the summer of 2022.

Learning from children and cultivating the faith of children are imperatives for the church, and ministry with children is a central obligation of the Body of Christ. This appointment demonstrates Virginia Seminary’s commitment to forming leaders who recognize the capacity of children in the life of faith. Recognizing the importance of lifelong Christian formation and challenges to being church today, the successful candidate for this position will have exceptional capacity for contextual formation, particularly in and among underrepresented cultures and traditions, and be able to connect the formation of children to the broader work of formation in the church.

The Berryman Family Chair for Children’s Spirituality and Nurture will teach 15 credits annually in the Masters and Doctoral degree programs. She/he/they will also engage in research, teaching, and advocacy concerning children’s spirituality and nurture. Finally, the Berryman Chair will work with the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning to support the work of VTS’s Continuing Education programming.

As a member of the faculty, the successful applicant will also participate in the residential educational program at VTS, including daily worship and student advising.

Qualifications include:

• A commitment to Christ and God’s mission in the world, and to theological education and formation.

• A Doctoral degree, conferred before June 30, 2022.

• Expertise in one or more of the following fields of study: Christian Spirituality, Christian Formation, Pastoral Care, Psychology (e.g., human development, neuroscience of children [including neurodivergence], and family systems), and/or Philosophy.

• Experience teaching and mentoring underrepresented students in churches and schools and/or within the discipline.

• Research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education and the church.

• Openness to teaching in online and face-to-face contexts.

Women, couples, and persons from underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities are encouraged to apply. All full-time faculty members must live in faculty housing on campus. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=41438&clientkey=9D0C356EF28896A7850373AA24879CC0 by Dec 1, 2021.

Date Listing Expires:  December 1, 2021.

*Through the site, HTI allows third parties to post job listings.  HTI does not control such third parties, does not imply endorsement for any, and is not responsible for the content of such postings.  Any representations made regarding such third parties or the job positions are governed by the policies and representations made by said third parties.  HTI may accept, reject or remove postings, and HTI shall not be liable for any such removal.