Job Postings

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Drew University - Assistant Teaching Professor for Latinx Ministry

Drew University Theological School is seeking applications for a renewable contract teaching position in any aspect of Theological Studies, with focus and experience in Latin American/Latinx communities and ministries, beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Appointment will be as Assistant Teaching Professor in a subject area appropriate to the candidate’s field. The teaching load for this position is equivalent to five courses distributed over the academic year.

Key Responsibilities: We seek an engaging scholar-teacher with a demonstrated ability and commitment to mentoring masters-level students pursuing ministerial vocations in congregations, social advocacy, and chaplaincy settings.

Required Education and Experience: -A successful candidate will have experience in working with diverse student populations as well as disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. -A successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience with Latin American and/or Latinx religious communities in the United States -Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or ThD in hand. Applicants with DMin degrees who have significant ministerial and teaching experience will also be considered.

To apply, submit the following materials: -CV/Resume -Application Letter that explains how your experience and/or religious affiliation would inform your work at Drew Theological School, an ecumenically-minded and social-justice oriented United Methodist seminary rooted in the broad Wesleyan/Methodist tradition -Sample Syllabus and/or statement of teaching philosophy -Contact information for 3 professional references.

The search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received by July 1, 2021 will receive priority review.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

https://drew-university.oasisrecruit.com/job/272208/assistant-teaching-professor-for-latinx-ministry.

Date Listing Expires:  September 1, 2021

Drew University - Dean of Drew Theological School

Drew University (Drew), a United Methodist Church (UMC) affiliated private liberal arts institution located in Madison, New Jersey, seeks a dynamic, creative, and transformational leader to serve as the next Dean of the Drew Theological School. Rooted in the Methodist tradition of innovative and bold interpretations of Christian theology and Christian practices, the Drew Theological School empowers creative thought and courageous action to advance justice, peace, and love of God, neighbor, and the earth. Among the most distinguished and influential denominational seminaries related to the United Methodist Church today, Drew Theological School is well-known for its intellectual vitality, theological vision, and creativity. As an embedded, university-based theological school, Drew offers a vibrant and interdisciplinary academic community as well as dynamic campus life offerings and support services for students, staff, and faculty.

The next Dean of Drew Theological School will be a highly skilled and faithful leader with experience providing dynamic leadership in academic, ecclesial, and/or related institutional contexts, with a particularly strong track record of innovation and transformation. The Theological School recently completed a curriculum revision process for its master’s and Doctor of Ministry (DMin) programs, focused on the integration of theory and practice to prepare students for professional ministry and leadership in various contexts; the articulation and application of faculty core values; collaborative, contextual, and experiential instruction via various modalities; and a portfolio-based student advising and degree milestone review system. The next Dean will lead the faculty through the evaluation and continuous improvement process of the master’s and DMin curriculum revisions already implemented, as well as the initiation of a similar process for the PhD program. The Dean will serve as a key leader and prominent figure in the wider university community, working in particular with the Dean of the Caspersen Graduate School and the College of Liberal Arts under the leadership of the Provost to create collaborative opportunities for faculty and for all undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, the Dean of the Theological School will meet regularly with the President and serve an important role alongside the President and other university leaders, cultivating and managing relationships with key external stakeholders in the United Methodist Church and other ecclesial communities.

Drew University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. A comprehensive position profile is available for review and download at the search website below. Confidential inquiries, nominations, referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent in confidence to:

Monroe “Bud” Moseley, Partner

Ernest A. Brooks III, Managing Associate (ebrooks@imsearch.com)

Kevin Lamár Peterman, Associate

Isaacson, Miller

Electronic submission of materials is encouraged via: http://www.imsearch.com/8007

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Listing Expires:  October 20, 2021

Fresno Pacific University - Faculty in Biblical and Theological Studies and Assistant Program Director

Faculty in Biblical and Theological Studies and Assistant Program Director

POSITION: Full-time, with faculty rank; continuing status track; 11-month faculty appointment in the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences.

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2021

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 21 units/year of assigned courses in the Biblical & Theological Studies program utilizing multiple modalities and creative pedagogical practices to engage diverse undergraduate student populations (traditional and adult accelerated) in courses which include (primarily):
o BIB-100/300/314 Jesus & the Christian Community
o General Education Biblical Literature courses
o General Education Biblical Perspectives courses
• Cultivate pedagogical excellence within program through collaborative curriculum development and modeling best practices in teaching.
• Perform administrative duties related to staffing and scheduling courses for Biblical & Theological Studies (BTS) and General Education (GE) Biblical Studies courses across FPU’s 5 regional campuses and online.
• Provide administrative assistance and oversight (as needed) for courses in the Biblical & Theological Studies program (total administrative duties comprising 9 units of non-teaching assignment load).
• Collaborate with the Biblical & Theological Studies Program Director on tasks such as:
o Supporting for adjunct instructors
o Responding to student concerns
o Representing the Biblical & Theological Studies program at relevant campus meetings/events
• Collaborate with the Biblical & Theological Studies program faculty on issues related to program development, assessment, and implementation.
• Participate in and provide departmental, campus, and community service.
• Maintain an active scholarly agenda.
• Advise students majoring or minoring in Biblical & Theological Studies.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• Earned terminal degree in biblical studies or related field from an accredited university (candidates with a master’s degree and nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered).
• Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong administrative and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of technology/learning management systems.
• Ability to provide positive leadership and restorative discipline for students.
• Ability to cross cultures and to understand and advance diversity.
• Ability to address and commitment to modeling both the integration of Christian faith with the field of biblical studies as well as the integration of faith, learning, and action.
• Experience in, or aptitude for, college-level teaching of both traditional-aged and adult students.
• Evidence of experience with or aptitude for working efficiently and accurately in managing a diverse group of people in a complex work environment.
• Ability to travel among FPU’s campuses as necessary.
• Ability to network and work harmoniously with faculty, staff, administration, and students in a regional university with its foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.
• Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.

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).

APPLICATION: The link to the application is within the job description at https://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers.

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Ron Herms, Dean
School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2301
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email 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.

https://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers/faculty-biblical-and-theological-studies-and-asst-program-director

 

Date Listing Expires:  Jun 30, 2021

Hartford Seminary - Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality

Hartford Seminary seeks a faculty member to hold the Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality and serve as Coordinator of its Center for Transformative Spirituality.

Following in the path of renowned Emerita Professor Miriam Therese Winter and her work of committed spirituality for social justice, the individual should be involved in an area of engaged spirituality as a scholar/activist, committed to areas such as (but not limited to) eco-theology, feminist-womanist spirituality, Eastern spiritual practices, indigenous spiritualities, and the relationship between science and spirituality, for instance. The individual will engage in community outreach and serve as the coordinating link between the Seminary’s Center for Transformative Spirituality, The Spiritual Life Center of West Hartford (a partner organization), and the larger Seminary more generally. The candidate may identify with the Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, or Jewish traditions, or no particular tradition. This prestigious appointment is open at either the core faculty or faculty associate level, depending on the rank, experience, and stature of the candidate.

Though envisioned to be a full-time position, and thus carrying a full teaching load (currently two courses per semester, or four per year, with a potential course release for coordinating center program activities), the position may be negotiated as part-time for the ideal candidate. Rank is open; Ph.D. or its equivalent is required. Review of applications will begin on 1 September 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application should be submitted electronically to Ms. Andrea Jones at ajones@hartsem.edu and includes a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders. For further information, please contact Dr. Deena Grant, Chair of the MT Winter Chair in Transformative Spirituality and Leadership Search Committee, at dgrant@hartsem.edu. Hartford Seminary is a religiously diverse community and expects its faculty to appreciate, honor, and respectfully engage views and traditions that are different from one’s own.

Hartford Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Institution Information: Established in 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. It is a multi-faith environment with a proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that surrounds us. Hartford Seminary offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. Its students are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others. Hartford Seminary also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education. The Seminary has a diverse population of international students.

www.hartsem.edu

Date Listing Expires: September 7, 2021

Pacific School of Religion - Communications Manager

Pacific School of Religion (PSR) is a progressive, multi-denominational seminary and center for social justice that prepares a diverse cadre of spiritually rooted leaders with the vision, resilience, and skill to create a world where all can thrive. PSR is home to Ignite Institute (a leadership innovation lab), the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (shaping a new public discourse on religion, gender and sexuality), and the Badé Museum of Biblical Archaeology.

The Communications Manager is responsible for key elements of Pacific School of Religion’s (PSR’s) communications program, supporting various offices throughout the institution to ensure that communications are accurate, consistent, integrated, and support the overall brand of PSR. As an essential member of the Enrollment and Marketing Communications team, this position reports to the Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing and works closely with faculty, staff, students, and diverse departments and centers at PSR on an integrated marketing and communications effort.

This position requires excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; an ability connect with a diverse constituency with varying interests, backgrounds, and beliefs; a capacity to work collaboratively and across departmental lines at a small, diverse institution; and skills in a wide range of areas within higher education promotion.

The ideal candidate will be eager to tackle the challenges of building a comprehensive communications plan and developing/editing content that helps build PSR brand recognition. Generating enthusiasm about existing and new program offerings will help to expand the reach of PSR. The candidate will be skilled at creating content that is engaging, accurate and reflects the values of PSR.

To summarize, this position is responsible for developing, managing, and executing internal and external communications for PSR, ensuring integration, consistency and alignment throughout the institution, working closely with the Webmaster/Graphic Designer.

This position has an on-campus requirement in Berkeley, California.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Department Leadership: Work with Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing and Webmaster/Graphic Designer to establish institutional communications and advertising priorities, annual communications calendar, crisis communication, and overall communications strategy for PSR. Actively participate in implementing and monitoring strategies to achieve goals and respond to departmental and institutional needs. Assess, analyze, and evaluate advertising and communication programs to identify issues and need for change and provide recommendations for modifications and adjustments.
• Writing and Editing: Serves as the primary writer and editor for PSR which includes web content, advertisements, newsletters, press releases/invitation to press events, remarks, presentations, stories, as well as selecting and editing stories written by other offices, and producing and disseminating publications to targeted audiences. Ensure that messaging is clear, precise, accurate, compelling, and supports PSR’s mission and values.
• Digital Media: Maintains the content, including writing/editing for PSR’s digital presence including website, social media, e-newsletters, etc. gathering relevant content from the entire institution. Manage institutional social media channels
• Media Relations: Develop relationships with journalists to get PSR stories placed in appropriate publications to expand our reach. Create and send out press releases as needed and develop a media list for PSR
• Brand Management: Develop strategies to broaden the reach of PSR’s brand; Works to maintain the PSR’s sub-brands, and messaging within the context of the PSR’s brand, and develop methods to communicate it in a systematic way.
• Supervision, Leadership, and Institutional Collaboration: Manage student staff, contract staff and volunteers, when applicable. Create and manage release dates for recurring institutional and departmental publications. Maintain an overall publications calendar. Stay informed about best practices and current state of the field by collaborating with colleagues, peer institutions, professional groups, and conferences. In all work, maintain a commitment to and awareness of dismantling racism, systemic injustice, and equity and inclusion.
• Serve as university representative. Coordinate PSR’s presence at key denominational and partner conferences. Assist with major university events.
• Crisis Communications: Develop and execute a crisis communications plan for the institution
• AV/Media: Arrange and assist with Zoom meetings, Schedule AV/media needs; secure and track AV/media equipment; book AV/media reservations; hire and manage AV/media student workers; train PSR faculty and staff in use of equipment; troubleshoot AV/media for meetings, classes, events; maintain smart classroom podiums and update laptops on AV/media carts; keep supplies in stock; arrange and staff web conferencing and streaming, make sure weekly Chapel Service A/V needs are met; maintenance of all A/V equipment; able to work with soundboards, public announcement system, microphones, speakers, video cameras, projectors, PC & Mac, VHS & DVD, smart televisions, older audio receivers, adapters, hearing loops.
• Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Requirement(s):

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability desired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• Master’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, or related field is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Minimum of three years experience in marketing and/or communications within higher education or non-profit organizations.
• Commitment to racial, gender, sexual orientation, and economic justice and ability to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse community.
• Self-starter, highly motivated, and successful in developing comprehensive communication plans and executing them.
• Ability to coordinate multiple projects and priorities with efficiency, give careful attention to detail, and demonstrate organizational and management skills.
• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, including content creation and public speaking.
• Experience using social media, online marketing software, website management, and other online tools such as CRM platforms and survey tools.
• Proficient with personal computers and technology, especially MS Office Suite.
• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite preferred
• Knowledge (or strong aptitude to learn) of AV/media equipment use and maintenance; use of Zoom, LiveStream, PowerPoint, and other AV/media programs.
• Experience with Cision a plus.

Environmental Demands:

• Work is primarily indoors. On site environment is temperature controlled. Some noise from computer printers and other staff in the work area.
• Variable environment when visiting students and constituent groups off site.

Competencies:

• Reading/Writing/Math – Excellent reading, writing, and math skills as necessary for performance of the job.
• Judgment/Decision Making – Ability to prioritize own work and to perform under time constraints to meet deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Verbal Communication Skills – Frequent and essential ability to communicate clearly orally.
• Social Skills – Ability to relate collegially, cooperatively and effectively with prospective students, senior administrative staff, faculty, support staff, students as well as visitors and representatives of various denominations and other theological schools, particularly those in the Graduate Theological Union, as well as a wide range of not-for-profit and social change agencies.
• Planning – Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines.
• Supervision – Ability to supervise if needed.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Apply at jobs@psr.edu with resume and cover letter.

Date Listing Expires:  September 30, 2021

Princeton Theological Seminary - Assistant Professor, History of Medieval Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Medieval Christianity. The research and publication specialization is open. We invite applications from scholars who work on medieval Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects. Candidates must be prepared to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses on the varieties of medieval Christianity beyond Europe, and on the interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the middle ages is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach in all of the Seminary’s degree programs (M.Div., M.A.C.E.F., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationMedieval/. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, Dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

 Princeton Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Listing Expires:  October 1, 2021

Princeton Theological Seminary - Assistant or Associate Professor in Old Testament

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field and to hold a Ph.D. or its equivalent. Applicants will have as one of their areas of expertise race and ethnicity in the Old Testament in dialogue with theological and ethical interpretation of Scripture that focuses on minoritized communities and experience. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses in introductory biblical Hebrew, Hebrew exegesis, historical Hebrew grammar, or one or more other Northwest Semitic languages (e.g., Aramaic, Ugaritic) is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (M.Div., M.A.C.E.F., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference should be uploaded to the online application site at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationOldTestament/. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, Dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

Princeton Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Listing Expires:  October 1, 2021

Princeton Theological Seminary - Open Rank (Tenured or Tenure-Track) Faculty position in Preaching

Princeton Theological Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition with students representing a broad range of preaching traditions, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in Preaching. Appointment at the level of Assistant Professor will be tenure-track; Appointment at the level of Associate or full professor will be made with tenure.

The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature or demonstrable potential, who is dedicated to the church’s life and work, and equipped to teach preaching to students preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the Ph.D. or Th.D. in Homiletics as well as the M.Div. or its equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.

In addition to serious engagement with current homiletical literature, along with strong teaching ability in the field, the candidate should be acquainted with congregational life across a diversity of Christian traditions. Applicants should also have a strong record of publication. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary’s degree programs (M.Div., M.A., M.A.T.S., Th.M., and Ph.D.), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that support the Seminary’s mission, including its commitment to antiracism, and which take into account both the Practical Theology Department’s needs and the appointee’s research interests. The responsibilities of faculty members at Princeton Theological Seminary include: maintaining an active and excellent research program; supervising PhD students; mentoring students in all degree programs; service in faculty committees, meetings and programs; service to congregations as able; and active participation in the Seminary community’s life.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site at: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationPreaching/. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, Dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu

Princeton Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Listing Expires:  October 1, 2021

Union Presbyterian Seminary - Church History Professor

Faculty Position Description (Tenure Track)
History (Assistant or Associate Rank)

Mission Statement
Union Presbyterian Seminary equips people in the ways of Jesus to witness, teach, and live into the movement of God’s Reign through their ministry in the church and world—a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read cultures and circumstances in the light of the rich resources of Scripture and theological tradition.

Areas of Responsibility
Union Presbyterian Seminary invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of American Religious History and Mission (tenure-track), to serve primarily on our Charlotte, North Carolina campus. The seminary seeks a historian who has expertise in American Christianity, plus research interests in mission-related topics, such as diaspora Christianity, religion of the enslaved, or indigenous expressions of the Christian tradition. Beyond teaching specialized courses, the successful candidate will be expected to teach general courses on historical topics from the Reformation to the contemporary moment. The successful candidate holds a Ph.D. or comparable degree in History, Religion, or a related field.

While based in Charlotte, the candidate will be expected to teach courses on both the Richmond and Charlotte campuses, as well as across all degree programs and platforms, and through in-person, hybrid, and distance formats. The person will be expected to make significant scholarly contributions to the field through research and writing and participate in appropriate academic guilds. The new faculty member will share in the administrative work expected of a full-time faculty member (academic advising responsibilities, collaboration with colleagues, program assessment, and the like). Recognizing the continued relevance of American religious history to our contemporary situation, the person will be actively involved in the work of our Centers while serving as a seminary resource to congregations, denominational entities, and other relevant public institutions.

Qualifications
• A Ph.D. or comparable degree in History, Religion, or a related field
• Expertise in American Christianity as well as knowledge of American mission history especially as related to traditionally marginalized peoples
• Experience teaching American history and introductory historical courses
• Digital literacy and experience with technology-based teaching and learning
• Conversant in current theories and scholarship in their field as well as public theology
• Engaged in scholarly practices that affirm diversity in age, race, ethnicity, gender, theological perspective, and culture
• Committed to theological education that values diversity and the life and witness of the church in an interreligious and intercultural world
• Familiarity with the theology, polity, and practices of Reformed traditions, especially the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Union Presbyterian Seminary is a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racial-ethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Therefore, candidates of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply as the seminary strives to increase the diversity of its faculty to achieve its strategic goals.

Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references, should be addressed to Richard Boyce, Vice President and Academic Dean, Charlotte Campus, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 5141 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210 rboyce@upsem.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:  Beth Ferguson (beth.ferguson@upsem.edu)

Date Listing Expires:  October 1, 2021

Union Presbyterian Seminary - Practical Theology Professor

Faculty Position Description (Tenure Track)
Practical Theology (Assistant or Associate Rank)

Mission Statement
Union Presbyterian Seminary equips people in the ways of Jesus to witness, teach, and live into the movement of God’s Reign through their ministry in the church and world—a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read cultures and circumstances in the light of the rich resources of Scripture and theological tradition.

Areas of Responsibility
The person appointed to this position will be based in Charlotte and will teach courses on both the Charlotte and Richmond campuses, as well as across all degree programs and platforms, and through in-person, hybrid, and distance formats. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated competence in pastoral/spiritual care, worship, or preaching, and will offer courses that meet core requirements and electives in areas of professional interest. Preference will be given to applicants with leadership experience in congregations, non-parish ministries, and/or non-profit settings.

A candidate with experience and competence in leading congregations and non-parish contexts will be particularly suited for this faculty position, and is expected to be committed to teaching through engagement with contextual pedagogies and reflective practice. The candidate will be expected to make significant scholarly contributions to the field through participation in appropriate academic guilds, as well as research and writing for multiple publics. The new faculty member will have academic advising responsibilities and collaborate with departmental colleagues for new course development and program assessment. In addition, this person will be actively involved in the work of our Centers—Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation; Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership; Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education—while serving as a seminary resource to congregations, denominational entities, and other relevant public institutions.

Qualifications
• A Ph.D. or comparable degree in practical theology, with competence to teach in pastoral or spiritual care, liturgics, or homiletics
* Demonstrated competence in leading congregations, chaplaincy, clinical pastoral counseling, non-parish ministry contexts, community organizing, non-profit and NGO work, and/or other forms of non-parish work as integral to the ministry of the church
• Conversance in current theories and scholarship in practical theology, organizational leadership, community organizing, social change, and public theology
• Engagement in scholarly practices that affirm diversity in an intercultural and religiously plural world
• Experience in graduate-level teaching
• Digital literacy and experience with technology-based teaching and learning
• Commitment to theological education that values diversity and the life and witness of the church in an intercultural, religiously plural world
• Appreciation for the theology, polity, and practices of Reformed traditions, especially the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Union Presbyterian Seminary is a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racial-ethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Therefore, candidates of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply as the seminary strives to increase the diversity of its faculty to achieve its strategic goals.

Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references, should be addressed to Richard Boyce, Vice President and Academic Dean, Charlotte Campus, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 5141 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210, beth.ferguson@upsem.com. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:  Beth Ferguson (beth.ferguson@upsem.edu)

Date Listing Expires:   October 1, 2021

University of Chicago Divinity School - Race and Religion, Associate or Full Professor

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for tenured Associate or Full Professor position(s) from scholars whose work brings together race and religion, for an appointment date of July 1, 2022. We understand both of these terms, race and religion, capaciously and are open to working across methods, disciplines, periods, and geographies. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion and in other fields and areas within the University.

The successful candidate will have established themselves as a leader in their field, with a distinguished record of publication and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach graduate students in its Ph.D., M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many members of the faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Candidates must have demonstrated evidence of leadership in their field.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position(s) is/are filled or the search is closed. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi, 5) a statement articulating future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/89122

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Date Listing Expires:  September 15, 2021

University of Chicago Divinity School - Race and Religion, Assistant Professor

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor position(s) from scholars whose work brings together race and religion, for an appointment date of July 1, 2022. We understand both of these terms, race and religion, capaciously and are open to work across methods, disciplines, periods, and geographies. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion and in other fields and areas within the University.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach graduate students in its Ph.D., M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many members of the faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and will continue until the position(s) is/are filled or the search is closed. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a teaching statement, 4) syllabi, 5) a statement articulating future research agenda, 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages, and 7) three letters of reference. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process. Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/89120

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Date Listing Expires:  September 15, 2021

University of Chicago Divinity School - Race and Religion, Provost's Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for tenure-track position(s) from early-career scholars whose work brings together race and religion, for an appointment date of July 1, 2022. We understand both of these terms, race and religion, capaciously and are open to work across methods, disciplines, periods, and geographies. Candidates are expected to have the interest and ability to engage in interdisciplinary conversations with other scholars of religion and in other fields and areas within the University.

Successful candidates will be appointed as a Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow, a tenure-track faculty position, at the rank of Instructor for an initial two-year period to start July 1, 2022. This initial period is intended to serve in lieu of a postdoctoral appointment. Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellows will teach one class/year, receive research support, join a cohort of Fellows, and participate in programming designed to support them as they prepare for a review for promotion to Assistant Professor at the end of their two-year term.

The Divinity School is the graduate professional school for the academic study of religion at the University of Chicago, a private research university. Faculty in the School teach Ph.D. students in eleven areas of study; Master’s students in M.A., M.Div., and A.M.R.S. programs; and undergraduates in the College. Many members of the faculty hold associate appointments in humanities or social science departments and professional schools of the University.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment on July 1, 2022, and the degree has to be no more than two years old at the time of the appointment.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until the position(s) is/are filled or the search is closed. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a teaching statement, 4) a statement articulating future research agenda, 5) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter, 25-40 pages); and 6) three letters of reference. Reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process. Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/89116

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Date Listing Expires:  September 15, 2021

Wheaton College - Faculty Position in World Religions

The School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College (IL) invites applications for a faculty position in World Religions. This full-time, tenure-track appointment begins in July 2022.

We seek an exceptional scholar with strong skills in teaching, research, and mentoring, and a commitment to the integration of Christian faith and learning. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory courses in world religions, developing a certificate program, and contributing to the broader liberal arts curriculum. As a member of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies, this faculty member will engage constructively with Christian scripture and theology as part of the overall task of educating the whole person to build the Church and benefit society worldwide.

A Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Comparative Religions, Anthropology of Religions or a related field is required. The successful candidate will possess a strong record of scholarship, teaching, and mentoring or will demonstrate an academic trajectory that clearly shows the promise of excellence in these areas. The position may be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor. Rank will be determined based on qualifications.

Please send a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae by email to Linda Bretz, Senior Office Coordinator, School of Biblical and Theological Studies, at world.religions.search@wheaton.edu. An application will be sent to promising inquirers. Review of applicants will begin on September 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit: http://www.wheaton.edu/welcome.

Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Date Listing Expires:  August 31, 2021

Wartburg Theological Seminary - Interim Director for the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS)

The Interim Director for the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is an employee of Wartburg Theological Seminary doing business as the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest. The Interim Director is responsible for working with the administration at Wartburg Seminary and ELCA (and other church) partners to assess the current status of LSPS, the current needs of the ELCA specifically for Latinx cross-cultural competencies, and the needs of Latinx church communities and develop a strategy for relaunching the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest by July 1, 2022. In addition, approximately half of the Interim Director’s time will be spent in development, working with donors/potential donors and building relationships with individuals, congregations and synods on behalf of LSPS/WTS.

Major Responsibilities/Activies:
• Work with LSPS Administrative Assistant to plan and coordinate intensive programming for January and June, 2022
• Formulate, in consultation with the administration of WTS, a new mission and vision for LSPS that will provide leadership and support for ministry in the unique landscape of the Southwest.
• Develop a coordinated series of educational programming experiences to support the LSPS mission and vision.
• Establish assessment criteria for LSPS programs.
• Develop a plan for the implementation of this programming, including financial management, hiring and overseeing adjunct faculty and other resource people, and promoting the programs to target audiences and with donors.
• Work with the communications director at WTS to develop a marketing strategy for LSPS.
• Collaborate with appropriate WTS staff for central functions: business office, admissions, candidacy, financial aid, registration, internship orientation and evaluation, communications, and development.
• Actively engage individuals, congregations and synodical representatives in development work, building relationship and generating funding for LSPS/WTS
• Serve as the primary liaison with the Seminary of the Southwest, the three Texas Synods and other partnering constituencies regarding LSPS business matters.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• Administrative and collaborative skills and experience for programs and relationships of this complexity
• Experience in leading program assessments
• Relationship skills for working positively with WTS, ELCA synods, and other LSPS partners and constituents
• Ability and passion to articulate the mission of LSPS and WTS and to invite support
• Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
• Engagement with Latinx cultures of the southwest U.S. and knowledge of and commitment to the church’s ministry with people of Latino heritage
• Competency in Spanish; fluency desired.
• Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

View the job description at https://www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment/

Contact hr@wartburgseminary.edu to apply.

Wartburg Theological Seminary recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

Contact Information: Andy Willenborg, awillenborg@wartburgseminary.edu

Listing Expires: July 14, 2021

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