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. 

American University - Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the School of College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2023 in the field of philosophy. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring.

Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship in areas of digital ethics such as data ethics, ethics of AI, machine learning, or social media. Candidates in areas of social justice and equity in continental philosophy (especially pre-modern) with competence to teach digital ethics are also welcome. An ideal candidate will work in the digital ethics and/or (pre-modern) continental philosophy with sensitivity to the problem of social equity and global inequality in the digital age and the globalized world.

Teaching specialization in digital ethics, social equity, and/or intercultural ethics is preferred, though other areas of philosophy will also be considered. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university service.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/111507 and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and a copy of a recently published paper or a working paper. The application deadline is October 10, 2022. Please contact Jin Y. Park, Chair of the Department at jypark@american.edu if you have any questions.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital. For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies and graduate degree programs in Philosophy, including the M.A. in Philosophy (including Philosophy and Social Policy) and a joint MA in Ethics, Peace and Human Rights. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at http://www.american.edu/cas/ and about the department at http://www.american.edu/cas/philrel/.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

American University is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.  To ensure the health and safety of our community, American University requires that all faculty and staff are vaccinated for Covid-19.  To learn more about American University’s health and safety directives please click here.  https://www.american.edu/hr/how-we-work/vaccinations.cfm 

Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check. 

Date Listing Expires:  October 10, 2022

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Tenure Track Professor in Christian Education and Formation

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary announces a tenure-track position in the area of Christian Education and Formation. The person appointed to this position will focus their teaching on Christian education and formation within and beyond the congregational context. A particular research focus on the religious formation and Christian education of children, youth, and young adults is strongly desired. This faculty member will serve in the Department of the Church’s Ministry and will teach in all degree programs (MATS, MAMP, MAR, MAYM, MDiv, and DMin) as well as non-degree certificate programs. This program plays a central role in the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry program, which offers courses on both the Austin campus and at the Nashville extension. The successful candidate will engage with diverse pedagogies of religious education originating in the Global South and the United States, including trends in digital and virtual pedagogy.

Successful candidates will demonstrate skills in teaching and have strong commitments to scholarship and research. The PhD or its equivalent (completed or nearly completed) in the field of Christian Education, Religion and Education, Practical Theology, Christian Formation, or a related theological discipline is required. Rank is open, and the person appointed may be considered for appointment to the C. Ellis and Nancy Nelson Chair in Christian Education. Women and candidates from historically-marginalized racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and hosts students, faculty, and staff from a variety of Christian traditions. Austin Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Send letter of application, contact information for three references, and a current curriculum vitae to: Margaret Aymer, Academic Dean, 100 E. 27th St., Austin, Texas, 78705; dean@austinseminary.edu. Review of applications will begin in January 2023 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Date Listing Expires:  January 31, 2023

Baylor University - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Christian Scriptures (New Testament)

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier-one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris and academic strategic plan, Illuminate. As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position within the George W. Truett Theological Seminary:

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Christian Scriptures (New Testament) (tenured or tenure-track)

Candidates must possess an earned research doctorate in New Testament studies with preference for those also holding an M.Div. The applicant should have an established record of scholarship and success in the classroom. Ministry experience and participation in the life of the Church are valued highly.

Please submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts through Interfolio. Candidates may subsequently be asked to provide three letters of reference, a philosophy of teaching statement, and written responses to specific questions. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning on September 1, 2022. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but not later than September 30, 2022.

To learn more about the above position, including how to make the application, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/108249.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Date Listing Expires:  September 30, 2022

Baylor University - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Christian Scriptures (Old Testament)

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris and academic strategic plan, Illuminate. As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 21,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following tenure-track or tenured faculty position within the George W. Truett Theological Seminary:

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Christian Scriptures (Old Testament)

Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study with preference for those also holding an M.Div. The applicant should hold a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and have an established (or proposed) record of scholarship and success in the classroom. Ministry experience and participation in the life of the Church are valued highly.

Please submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts through Interfolio. Candidates may subsequently be asked to provide three letters of reference, a philosophy of teaching statement, and written responses to specific questions. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning on September 1, 2022. Applications will be received until the position is filled, but not later than September 30, 2022.

To learn more about the above position, including how to make application, please visit the Interfolio link https://apply.interfolio.com/107779.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

https://apply.interfolio.com/107779

Date Listing Expires:  September 30, 2022

Baylor University - Assistant to Associate Professor Black or Latinx Baptist Historical Studies

The Department of Religion seeks to fill a position at the rank of assistant to associate professor in History of Christianity (Black Baptist Church or Latinx Baptist Church studies) to begin on August 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be a Ph.D. in History of Christianity with demonstrated experience in Black or Latinx communities. 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 application deadline is September 15, 2022.
The Department of Religion offers both undergraduate and Ph.D. courses.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

To apply for this job, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/107684.

Date Listing Expires: September 15th, 2022

Baylor University - Associate to Full Professor Theological Bioethics

The Department of Religion seeks to fill a position at the rank of associate to full professor in Theological Bioethics to start August 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be a Ph.D. and will be a bioethics scholar who uses insights from the Christian Tradition to inform their scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, a demonstrated research agenda, and the ability to seek external funding. We especially welcome applications from candidates with clinical experience as well as those whose scholarship engages the social determinants of health and health disparities. The candidate will be active in the Judeo-Christian tradition. The application deadline is October 1, 2022. The Department of Religion offers both undergraduate and Ph.D. courses.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

To apply for this job, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/107837.

Date Listing Expires: October 1st, 2022

Baylor University - Christian Ministry - Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Full Professor

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our continued commitment to be a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our academic strategic plan, Illuminate (baylor.edu/illuminate). As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has more than 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 85 countries.

Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position within George W. Truett Theological Seminary:

Christian Ministry – Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Full Professor

Candidates must possess an earned research doctorate, such as a Ph.D. or Th.D., in the appropriate field of study with a preference for those also holding the M.Div. Significant ministry experience in addition to teaching experience is required for the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor. Candidates must have the capacity to teach in areas of Christian Ministry with preference given to spiritual formation, pastoral care, and/or worship. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing Truett Seminary’s Mentoring/Field Education program. Candidates will be asked to submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts in Interfolio through the following link: http://apply.interfolio.com/109894. Candidates may subsequently be asked to provide three letters of reference, a philosophy of teaching statement, and written responses to specific questions. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2022.

To learn more about George W. Truett Theological Seminary and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL: www.baylor.edu/Truett and www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Date Listing Expires:  October 15, 2022

Baylor University - Lecturer in Ministry Studies

The Department of Religion seeks to fill a position at the rank of lecturer (Practical Studies/Ministry Guidance) to start August 1, 2023. The successful candidate will be a Ph.D. in Religion. Preference will be given to candidates with undergraduate teaching experience. Candidate will teach introductory courses in Christian Scriptures, Christian Heritage, and Ministry Studies. The application deadline is October 1, 2022.

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having just been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the “Great Colleges to Work For” from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff the chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor’s mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

To apply for this job, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/107691.

Date Listing Expires:  October 1, 2022

Calvin Theological Seminary - Director of Latino Ministry Program / New Testament Professor

Job descriptions for both are available on our website: calvinseminary.edu/about/employment  

We want faculty members who engage students, the church, and the wider culture through teaching, mentoring, preaching and scholarship. We especially encourage applications from women and members of ethnic minority groups and would welcome applications and nominations for these positions as well.

Tenure track faculty members are asked to be committed to the confessions and mission of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

To apply, please send your CV, statement of interest, and cover letter which addresses your (1) familiarity with Reformed theology, (2) teaching philosophy and experience across different modalities, (3) leadership and ministry experience, (4) scholarship and/or publications, and (5) contact information for three references to facultyopenings@calvinseminary.edu.  Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2022 and will continue until a candidate is selected. If you have questions, please direct them to facultyopenings@calvinseminary.edu.

Date Listing Expires:  March 31, 2023

Fuller Theological Seminary - Homer L. Goddard Chair in Transformational Church Ministry Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Fuller Theological Seminary applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position as Homer L. Goddard Chair in Transformational Church Ministry, beginning no later than 1 September 2023.

The successful candidate will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Mission & Theology. Fuller Theological Seminary, embracing the School of Mission and Theology (SMT) and the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy (SOPMFT), is a multidenominational, international, and multiethnic community dedicated to providing indispensable formational education for diverse Christian leaders everywhere. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.

Fuller’s academic programs are enriched by the Leadership Formation Division’s  centers and institutes, including centers that focus on worship, theology, and the arts; leadership; youth and emerging adults; thriving/flourishing; spiritual and missional formation; and church planting. Additionally, several centers serve Fuller’s diverse student population, including the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry, Korean Studies Center, Centro Latino, Pannell Center for Black Church Studies, and Chinese Studies Center. These centers offer conferences, lectures, advocacy for students and staff, and support a variety of relevant courses, including courses in Korean and Spanish, all consistent with our Strategic Approach to Inclusive Excellence (SATIE).

A diverse, equitable, global focus is central to Fuller’s mission and our SATIE. A major commitment to promote institutional viability and vitality that is noted in the SATIE is to “recruit, retain, and promote a diverse administration, staff, and faculty” (p. 3). We are committed to providing strategic support for these faculty on an institutional level including peer mentoring and community support. This priority is more urgent in light of the underrepresentation of female faculty and minority faculty. To that end we are conducting a cluster hire for several positions in both of our schools (SMT and SOPMFT). This cluster hire includes the recruitment of other endowed chair positions: David Allan Hubbard Chair in Old Testament; George Eldon Ladd Chair in New Testament; Arthur Glasser Chair in Bible & Mission.

Qualifications

  1. M.Div. and PhD in Practical Theology or related discipline.
  2. Ability to teach courses in practical theology and particularly in teaching and learning.
  3. Display cultural competencies and a creative spirit in past work.
  4. In light of our commitments to inclusion and equity, some expertise also in women’s studies, Black Church studies, Latina/o theology, or Asian American theology and ministry is welcomed.
  5. Commitment to and record of mentoring men and women students and ordinands is important.
  6. Ability to teach in Spanish or Korean-language programs a plus.
  7. Proven record of effective teaching; the successful candidate will offer core and elective courses and mentor students in the masters and doctoral (professional and PhD) programs.
  8. Proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.
  9. Proven record of scholarship that informs practice and practice-that-informs scholarship, and of the capacity to form and shape practitioners.
  10. Experience in church ministry or on pastoral staff/team is important.
  11. Commitment to thinking theologically/missiologically/psychological about, teaching, and practicing in ways that speak to established and emerging cultures in the twenty-first-century
  12. Have the personal, academic, and/or professional development to effectively serve the culturally, ethnically, racially, and theologically diverse male and female students of the seminary.
  13. Commitment to theological education in the service of the local and global church, to shaping leaders for the church’s mission and ministry, to the spiritual formation of  students, and to supporting women and men in pastoral and other leadership positions.
  14. Some experience with building theological/missiological programs, including developing relational networks with local churches, organizations, and agencies.
  15. Faith and lifestyle congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its statement of faith, community standards and institutional commitments.

Rank and Other Considerations

  1. Tenure-track.
  2. Rank dependent on qualifications and experience (junior faculty invited to apply).
  3. Twelve-month contract.
  4. Teach full time: the equivalent of six courses or at least 120 masters students per year on the quarter system
  5. Sabbatical quarter every seventh quarter.
  6. Location:Houston, Texas.
  7. Date position available: start dates are negotiable but by no later than fall 2023.

Application Information

Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Mission & Theology are asked to submit the following materials electronically:

  1. A letter of interest.
  2. A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other professional qualifications.
  3. A statement of their commitment and approach to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students and women, and that evidences their commitment and efforts toward inclusion and diversity in their teaching.
  4. A list of three references with institutional affiliation and contact information, representing academic qualifications. Note: references will be contacted once the Search Committee identifies a short list of candidates.

The search committee will continue to receive applications through the summer months (July through Sept, 2022) and into the next academic year until such time as the position is filled and the announcement is removed from the Fuller employment site; the committee will begin formal review of the applications in the early fall quarter term and will reach out to request more information from applicants as needed.

Fuller Theological Seminary is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. To the extent required by law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status. As a religious institution, Fuller Theological Seminary is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees or prospective employees for certain positions on the basis of religion.                          

Contact information

Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may contact us at: goddardchairsearch@fuller.edu. Application materials should be submitted electronically to the same email address and uploaded to https://www.fuller.edu/employment/ (follow the prompts to find the position and apply).

 

Amos Yong, Dean, School of Mission & Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 135 N. Oakland  Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91182 USA, smt-dean@fuller.edu

Date Listing Expires:  September 30, 2022

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary/Louisville Institute - Executive Director, Louisville Institute

The Louisville Institute seeks as its next Executive Director a visionary and energetic leader who is committed to advancing the vitality of faith communities and theological education in North America. The Executive Director of the Institute should be a person of passion, insight, and intellectual thoughtfulness, with experience and expertise in theological education, a dedication to the church, and the capacity to engage others in collaborative ventures.

ABOUT LOUISVILLE INSTITUTE:  Founded in 1990, the Louisville Institute is a Lilly Endowment-funded program based at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Institute has long been a leader in the study of religion in North America. Our mission to bridge church and academy through the awarding of grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, thereby promoting scholarship that ultimately contributes to the flourishing of the church, remains in the forefront of our work. The Executive Director shall hold a Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. and be deeply committed to the life of the Christian church. The preferred start date for the new Executive Director will be June 1, 2023.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The Executive Director of the Louisville Institute supports, advocates for, and oversees the mission of the Institute and its contribution to church and society, which is:

. . . to bridge church and academy through awarding grants and fellowships to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices, and movements, thereby promoting scholarship that strengthens church, academy, and society, and ultimately contributes to the flourishing of the church. (May 2020/January 2021)

Through a collaborative partnership, the Executive Director convenes researchers, pastoral leaders, and scholars from an expansive array of backgrounds for consultation and connection; helps to identify and support promising religious scholarship; and builds ongoing relationships between the Louisville Institute and seminaries, colleges, universities, churches, and other faith-based agencies with whom LI works. The Executive Director seeks to expand the potential of religious research to advance the vitality of faith communities, theological studies, religious studies, and theological education in North America.

QUALITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   The Executive Director brings:

• Energetic, thoughtful, and visionary leadership, working creatively and collaboratively with a variety of constituents and stakeholders including the Advisory Board of the Louisville Institute, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and its Board of Trustees, the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment Inc, pastors and other ministry practitioners, scholar educators, religious researchers, and persons preparing for the vocation of theological education;

• Skills for building broad partnerships for projects and research, and for sustaining relationships that model collegiality and enhance interdisciplinary connection across multiple academic and religious contexts;

• Knowledge of and a passion for theological education, its scholarly and pastoral importance, its professional culture, and the ways scholars and pastoral leaders serve and strengthen the wider church;

• Established networks of just, inclusive and diverse relationships that will aid the Institute in its continued efforts to connect with underrepresented persons and communities across the church and academy;

• Curiosity and insight about the future of theological education and the church, and the potential that convening diverse groups for study and collaboration can offer;

• Excellent communication and organizational skills, a team-oriented management style, critical and strategic thinking, and the ability to manage multiple tasks, from details to the big picture.

• Proven experience as a pastoral leader and/or theological educator. The Executive Director leads by:

• Collaborating with the Louisville Institute staff to carry out the mission of the institution and envision its future possibilities;

• Partnering with leaders of major institutions that serve theological education and church leadership, such as the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, Leadership Education at Duke Divinity, The Forum for Theological Exploration, the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion;

• Convening conversations among scholars in multiple academic disciplines researching dimensions of religious life, religious scholars, and practitioners in Christian ministry

• Directing the ongoing implementation and development of the Vocation of the Theological Educator initiative (VTE);

• Overseeing a communication strategy that places the Louisville Institute grant and fellowship programs, research, and collaborative efforts in a wider academic and church public;

• Enhancing the reputation of the Louisville Institute through attending conferences and other effective leadership forums;

• Evaluating, interpreting, and communicating the mission of the Louisville Institute and its sense of the “pulse” of innovative and emerging research and ministry

• Working collaboratively with the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment Inc.;

• Envisioning and planning future endeavors in collaboration with various LI constituencies.

MANAGEMENT DUTIES:  The Executive Director oversees the operations of the Louisville Institute by:

• Coordinating the Louisville Institute staff and attending to all aspects of the LI mission;

• Overseeing all grants and fellowships of the Louisville Institute;

• Serving as a member of the senior administrators’ team of Louisville Seminary, reporting to the Seminary President;

• Serving as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the LI Advisory Board;

• Preparing and coordinating regular meetings of the LI Advisory Board;

• Reporting regularly on the activities of the Louisville Institute to the LI Advisory Board.

• Preparing reports for Lilly Endowment Inc. on both the programmatic and financial aspects of the Institute’s activities, programs, and impact;

• Working collaboratively with Institute staff, the Institute’s Advisory Board, the Religion Division of Lilly Endowment Inc., and Louisville Seminary leadership in the planning and execution of consultations and meetings associated with carrying out the work of the Institute.

• Promoting and advancing the interests of the Louisville Institute by relocating to Louisville, Kentucky.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Executive leadership experience, including administration, budgeting, and staff oversight.

• Ph.D., Th.D., or S.T.D. in an appropriate discipline and theological education, and an attendant background in higher education and its administration and with grant programs.

• Leadership experience in congregational or other types of pastoral ministry.

• Commitment to the Christian faith and enthusiasm about the life and future of the Christian church. The Louisville Institute’s Executive Director is appointed by the President of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary as approved by the Board of Trustees of Louisville Seminary. The Executive Director of the Institute reports directly to the President of Louisville Seminary.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS:

• To ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff, as a condition of employment the selected candidate will need to provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to commencement of employment or an approved exemption and reasonable accommodation.

• A background screening is required.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should send pdfs of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references to Alton B. Pollard, III, President, Louisville Seminary, at: pollardedsearch@lpts.edu. The Search Committee will begin the review of applications on October 15, 2022. The Louisville Institute follows EEO guidelines and affirmative action procedures.

https://lpts.edu/employment/executive-director-louisville-institute/

Date Listing expires:  October 15, 2022

Palm Beach Atlantic University - Assistant/Associate Professor of Biblical Studies/New Testament

Position: Full-Time Faculty

Date Available: January 2023 

The start date is September 1, 2022, but all applications will continue to be received and reviewed until the position is filled. 

Summary: The Assistant/Associate Professor of Biblical Studies/New Testament teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in biblical studies through various modalities. In addition, this faculty member will assist in the professional and spiritual growth of students. The successful candidate will possess experience teaching New Testament and biblical Greek. Additional academic responsibilities include engaging in research and scholarly activity, participating as an active member of assigned school and/or university committees, and serving as faculty advisor to students. School of Ministry faculty adhere to the University’s Guiding Principles and agree to the World Evangelical Alliance Statement of Faith. 

Required Qualifications: • Earned Ph.D. in Biblical Studies/New Testament • Record of successful teaching, service, and scholarly activity appropriate to the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor

Preferred Qualifications: • M.Div. Degree • Experience teaching biblical Greek

Contact Human Resources at Faculty_Employment@pba.edu; https://www.pba.edu/human-resources/faculty-admin-positions.html

Date Listing Expires:  September 15, 2022

Santa Clara University - Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full) Professor of Latinx Theologies

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time, open rank tenure stream position to begin Fall 2023 in Latinx Theologies. Candidates hired at the rank of associate or full professor may also be eligible for the Michael J Buckley SJ Endowed professorship in Catholic theology. The area of Christian theological specialization (theological anthropology, Christology, doctrine of God, pneumatology, liberation theology, etc.) is open. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on Latinx communities in USA contexts and who engage in the lived religious experiences of these communities. Candidates should demonstrate potential for excellent teaching, promise of a research program leading to scholarly publication, a capacity for service to the department, College, University, and profession, and understand and support the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission. We are particularly interested in candidates familiar with inclusive pedagogical practices that would advance SCU goals of diversity and equity, and with demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.

Minimum qualifications include completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment, evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching primarily at the undergraduate level, and evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of peer-reviewed publication. This position will also support the department Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries. This position is part of a cluster hire in Race, Inequality, and Social Justice. The six participating departments in SCU’s College of Arts and Sciences are Art & Art History, English, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, and Religious Studies.

The application deadline is October 2, 2022. For information on the department, visit https://www.scu.edu/religiousstudies; the full posting for this position, including detailed job description and application instructions, is available through https://www.scu.edu/hr/careers/.

Date Listing Expires:  October 2, 2022

The University of Chicago Divinity School - Associate/Full Professor, Global Christianity, Divinity School

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for tenured position(s) at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the area of Global Christianity, for an appointment date of July 1, 2023, or some date thereafter. Applications are encouraged from scholars who work on Christian practices, communities, rituals, theologies, histories and traditions in any geographical region(s) (e.g., Asian, Latin American and African contexts); in any historical period(s), past and/or contemporary; and reflecting any disciplinary and methodological approaches (e.g., sociological, anthropological, historical, philosophical, post-colonial, literary, cultural, gender studies, theological) and topical interests (e.g., Christianity and the political sphere; Christianity in relation to other religious movements, local and global; migration and diasporic communities, lives and practices; the legacies of missionary and colonial encounters; language/discourse and forms of social formation). Candidates should be able to articulate a clear and compelling vision of the field of “Global Christianity” and help build a program/research strength across the Divinity School and 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 departments in the Humanities or Social Science divisions and professional schools of the University.

Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Candidates for the position should have an outstanding record of publication, a significant research trajectory into the future, and proven pedagogical effectiveness. They should also have a compelling research agenda and the ability and eagerness to engage in conversation with a diverse range of scholars and students of religion and other fields across the University.

Applicants are encouraged to list any leadership and other distinctive experience in the field relevant to the position.

Review of applications will begin September 19, 2022, 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 vitae, 3) a statement articulating their research agenda and its place in relation to their view of the field of “Global Christianity”; 4) one representative publication, either an article or chapter of a larger work (ca. 25-40 pages); 5) a statement of their teaching philosophy and experience. Applications should be made online, http://apply.interfolio.com/109645. If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Date Listing Expires: September 19th, 2022

The University of Chicago Divinity School - Early Modernities/Reformations (open rank)

The University of Chicago Divinity School invites applications for tenure-track position(s) from scholars whose work focuses in the area of Early Modernities/Reformations, for an appointment date of July 1, 2023. Rank and salary are open. We welcome applications at the assistant professor, associate professor, and full professor rank.

Applicants should possess broad knowledge of the area of Early Modernities/Reformations and be able to teach 15th through 18th century developments in Europe and beyond (e.g., Latin America), including major theological and philosophical positions and the “encounters” or collisions of cultures in the broader Atlantic world resulting from the history of colonization, with a sensitivity to the (European and) North American aftermath. Research focus and preferred methodology within the given period are open but familiarity with longstanding traditions of scholarship in the field is desirable. 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. Senior candidates are encouraged to list any leadership and other distinctive experience in the field relevant to the position.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022, 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 of courses you have designed, if applicable, 5) a statement articulating your future research agenda, and 6) a writing sample of 25-40 pages. If applying at the assistant professor rank, applicants must also solicit three letters of recommendation through the system. For senior positions, we will solicit letters only for finalist(s). Applications should be made online, at apply.interfolio.com/108455 . If you have any questions, contact Sara Bigger at sfbigger@uchicago.edu.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Date Listing Expires: September 15th, 2022

University of San Diego - Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies--New Testament

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego announces a tenure-track position with a specialization in New Testament at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will be actively engaged in teaching, research, and publications in the discipline. The position carries a 3‑3 teaching load. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory courses as well as upper‑level courses in the area of specialization, and may also include courses that fulfill the Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice requirement in our core curriculum. The candidate would be expected to teach the lower division course, an Introduction to Biblical Studies, in alignment with core learning outcomes. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to incorporate diverse perspectives into teaching and scholarship are preferred. We especially encourage applicants with secondary specializations in: Womanist and Black Theologies, Latina/o/x Theologies.

Cover letters should clearly state how the applicant’s expertise would contribute to our program and community of scholars and demonstrate how they could connect to one of the following three cluster hire themes: 1) Climate Change and Environmental Justice, 2) Borders and Social Justice, or 3) Technology & the Human Experiences.

Application Process: Visit jobs.sandiego.edu to find listing. Click Apply Now to complete our online application. Applications must be received by October 14, 2022.

Candidates are asked to submit the following materials.

Letter of application, include reference to the cluster(s) of interest

Curriculum vitae

Teaching Statement and a sample syllabus

Research Statement and a sample of scholarly or creative work

Diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research.

Contact information for three references who will be sent a link to upload letters. Contact Dr. Peter Mena, search chair, at pmena@sandiego.edu. If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu.

https://www.sandiego.edu/cas/theology/careers-and-internships.php

Date Listing Expires:  November 19, 2022

 

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