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. 

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Church History

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary announces a tenure track position in the area of church history. Candidates must possess competence in this field from the apostolic period to the present, but should be particularly knowledgeable in American church history. The person appointed to this position may also be appointed as the first holder of the Thomas White Currie Chair of American Church History. A central value of the Currie Chair is scholarly interest in church history as it relates to the American Southwest. This position includes teaching in all degree programs (MATS, MAMP, MAR, MAYM, MDiv, and DMin) as well as non-degree certificate programs. The PhD or its equivalent (either completed or nearly completed) is required. Rank is open. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable. Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Faculty members at Austin Seminary are committed to educating and equipping individuals for ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: David H. Jensen, Academic Dean, 100 E. 27th St., Austin, Texas, 78705; dean@austinseminary.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021.

Date Listing Expires:  October 31, 2021

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary - New Testament

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary announces a tenure-track position in New Testament. The person appointed will teach in all aspects of the Biblical Department course offerings, including courses in Greek and courses in all degree programs (MATS, MAMP, MAR, MAYM, MDiv, and DMin) as well as non-degree certificate programs. The PhD (completed or nearly completed) in New Testament is required. Rank is instructor until the completion of the PhD, or assistant professor. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. While the student body is composed primarily of candidates for the ordained ministry in Presbyterian and Methodist churches, interest in a variety of interpretive and theological approaches is welcomed and expected. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable. Faculty members at Austin Seminary are committed to educating and equipping individuals for ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to David H. Jensen, Academic Dean, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 100 E. 27th Street, Austin, Texas, 78705, dean @austinseminary.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until October 31, 2021. Pre-arranged interviews may be conducted during the Society of Biblical Literature meeting in San Antonio in November 2021, either in-person or virtually.

Date Listing Expires: October 31, 2021

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Evangelism and Mission

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary announces a tenure-track faculty position in the area of evangelism and mission. The person appointed to this position will teach in the areas of evangelism and mission in North American and international contexts. This faculty member will serve in the Department of the Church’s Ministry and will teach required and elective courses in master’s-level (MATS, MAMP, MAR, MAYM, MDiv) and DMin degree programs as well as in non-degree certificate programs. The successful candidate will be able to relate evangelism and mission to the practical and theological dimensions of congregational and public leadership. Successful candidates will also 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 evangelism, missiology, or a related theological discipline is required. Rank is open, and the person appointed may be considered for appointment to the Lancaster Chair in Evangelism and Mission. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable. Faculty members at Austin Seminary are committed to educating and equipping individuals for ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service. Austin Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: David H. Jensen, Academic Dean, 100 E. 27th St., Austin, Texas, 78705; dean@austinseminary.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until October 15, 2021.

Date Listing Expires:  October 15, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Date Listing Expires:  December 1, 2021

 

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

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

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

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

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

Date Listing Expires:  December 1, 2021

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

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

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

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

Applications should include:

• cover letter stating your interest in the position

• curriculum vitae

• letters of recommendation from three professional contacts

• writing sample reflective of your academic research

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

Contact Information:

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

Date Listing Expires:  December 6, 2021

Calvin Theological Seminary - Multiple Openings

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

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

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

New Testament

Philosophical Theology

Preaching/Communication

Latino/a Ministry Program Leadership

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

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

Date Listing Expires:  January 27, 2022

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

Emory University - Candler School of Theology - Tenure-track position in Latina/o/x Studies

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Latina/o/x Studies to begin in the fall of 2022. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

The successful candidate will have a research focus within Latina/o/x Studies that is relevant to theological and religious studies. The discipline is open and includes but is not limited to ethics, sociology of religion, systematic theology, practical theology, preaching, and religious education. The candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in the field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate one’s field within larger ecumenical, multi-faith, and global contexts is essential, and explicit scholarly engagement with issues of diversity across lines of gender, race, and culture is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, gender, age, and theological perspective.

The appointee selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. They will have shared responsibility for introductory sequences and regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. The appointee will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.

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

At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. The deadline for the submission of applications is October, 31 2021. Inquiries to Dr. Ian McFarland, Search Chair, at ian.mcfarland@emory.edu.

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Date Listing Expires:  October 31, 2021

 

 

Fuller Theological Seminary - William K. Brehm Chair of Worship, Theology & the Arts - Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Fuller Theological Seminary applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position as William K. Brehm Chair of Worship, Theology & the Arts, beginning no later than 1 September 2022.

The successful candidate will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Mission & Theology (SMT). Fuller Theological Seminary, embracing the School of Mission & Theology 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 the China Initiative. 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 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 four other endowed chairs and one regular faculty position: Goddard Chair in Ministry in SMT; Ogilvie Chair in Preaching in SMT; Penner Chair for Emotionally Healthy Leaders in SOPMFT; Stephan Chair in Chinese Studies in SMT; and MFT faculty position in Phoenix.

Qualifications

      1. Background

  • Academic credentials in the relevant areas of worship, theology and the arts including the M.Div. or equivalent and the PhD or equivalent.
  • Can articulate a well-formed, Trinitarian conception of worship, theology, and the arts, and how this theology shapes praxis in multiple contexts. 
  • Ability to teach in Spanish or Korean-language programs is a plus.
  • Proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.

2. Teaching

  • Ability to teach worship, theology, and the arts in ways that interface with one of the following areas is welcomed: liturgical studies, sacramental theology, homiletics, theological aesthetics, musicology or ethnomusicology. 
  • 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.
  • Commitment to thinking theologically/missiologically/psychological about teaching and practicing in ways that speak to established and emerging cultures in the twenty-first-century

3. Research 

  • Capacity to teach worship, theology, and the arts in ways that also draw from and contribute to women’s studies, ethnic studies, Black Church studies, Latina/o theology, or Asian American theology and ministry.
  • Proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.

4. Administration 

  • Given that work with Fuller’s Brehm Center is one-sixth to one-third of this position’s workload, relevant experience and skills needed include supporting and collaborating with its Executive Director in articulating a theological vision for the Center and developing curriculum, programs, and initiatives for its learners.
  • Ability to offer expertise to and mentor students and learners in the Fuller chapel setting.

5. Alignment with Institutional Commitments 

  • Able to articulate their own experiences of and reflect upon the challenges pertaining to race, gender, and ethnicity, and to handle “difficult dialogues” on these matters in both academic and worship (church) settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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

  • Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment.
  • Rank dependent on qualifications and experience (junior faculty invited to apply).
  • Twelve-month contract.
  • Regular teaching load is six courses per year on the quarter system, although there is a one-course release for Brehm Center administration with this position.
  • Sabbatical quarter every seventh quarter.
  • Location in Pasadena, CA, although preferred in Houston, Texas. 
  • Date position available: start dates are negotiable but by no later than fall 2022.

 Application Information

Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Mission & Theology are asked to submit the following materials electronically, using the email address noted below:

  • A letter of interest.
  • A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other professional qualifications.
  • A statement of their commitment and approach to mentoring underrepresented students and women, and that evidences their commitment and efforts toward inclusion and diversity in their teaching. 
  • 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.

Applications will be reviewed beginning no earlier than 30 days from posting and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will continue to receive applications through the summer months (July through Sept, 2021) 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: brehmchairsearch@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).

Date Listing Expires:  November 1, 2021

Fuller Theological Seminary - Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching and Director of Brehm Preaching

Fuller Theological Seminary applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position as Lloyd John Ogilvie Chair of Preaching and Director of Brehm Preaching—A Lloyd John Ogilvie Initiative, beginning no later than September 1, 2022. This position is synergistically designed such that half of the workload is devoted to teaching, and half is devoted to directing Brehm Preaching

 The successful candidate will be a full-time faculty member in the School of Mission & Theology and an administrative director in the Leadership Formation Division. Fuller Theological Seminary, serving students and scholars through the School of Mission and Theology (SMT) and the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy (SOPMFT), and serving learners through the centers and institutes of the Leadership Formation Division, is a multi- denominational, 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 the 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 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 four other endowed chairs and one regular faculty position: Goddard Chair in Ministry in SMT; Brehm Chair in Worship, Theology, & the Arts in SMT; Penner Chair for Emotionally Healthy Leaders in SOPMFT; Stephan Chair in Chinese Studies in SMT; and MFT faculty position in Phoenix.

Qualifications

  • Academic credentials including the M.Div. or equivalent and PhD or equivalent in homiletics or relevant field.
  • We also welcome homiletics expertise that draws from and contributes to women’s studies, Black Church studies, Latina/o theology, or Asian American theology/ministry.
  • Fuller is committed to being a school in 3 languages. Ability to teach in Spanish or Korean-language programs a plus.
  • Significant experience and skills as a preacher and church leader, with a proven record of service at the convergence of worship, preaching, and justice.  
  • Proven record of effective teaching in and from more than one socio-cultural context. The successful candidate will offer core and elective courses and mentor students in the masters and doctoral (professional and PhD) programs.
  • Proven record of research and publication, with ongoing research plans.
  • Commitment to thinking theologically/missiologically/psychological about, teaching, and practicing in ways that speak to established and emerging cultures in the twenty-first-century
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Faith and lifestyle congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its statement of faith, community standards and institutional commitments.
  • In partnership with other Brehm Center initiatives, the successful candidate will shape the future vision and mission of the Brehm Preaching—Ogilvie Initiative; administrative leadership, team management, and program development skills needed include: 
    • Works under and partners with Brehm Center Executive Director in strategic planning
    • Participate in Brehm Center Leadership Team (monthly meetings)
    • Participate in LFD Leadership Team (monthly meetings)
    • Supervise Program Administrator and Micah Mobilizers 
    • Oversee $260,000 annual budget (plus modest discretionary accounts)
    • Fundraise as needed for new research and programming
    • Oversee marketing for Micah Groups and other programming
    • Mentor and supervise Micah Group facilitators (with Micah Mobilizers)
    • Develop strategic partnerships with churches/organizations (with LFD Director of Partnerships)
    • Create new programming to serve preachers at the convergence of worship, preaching, and justice
    • Contribute to research and writing in the areas of worship, preaching, and justice
    • Develop new Fuller Leadership Platform courses that serve preachers and ministry leaders 
    • Partner with other Brehm Center initiatives for cohort programming and research opportunities
    • Serve as editor of the Brehm Preaching/Ogilvie Initiative book series with Wipf & Stock publishing, and in collaboration with other Brehm Center book series editors

Rank and Other Considerations

  • Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment.
  • Rank dependent on qualifications and experience (junior faculty invited to apply)
  • Twelve-month contract.
  • Half-time administrative and half-time teaching (three courses per year) load. 
  • Sabbatical quarter every seventh quarter.
  • Location: Pasadena, CA or, preferibly Houston, TX
  • Date position available: start dates are negotiable but by no later than fall 2022.

Application Information

Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Mission & Theology are asked to submit the following materials electronically, using the email address noted below:

  • A letter of interest.
  • A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other professional qualifications.
  • 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. 
  • A statement of their vision for serving preachers and church leaders at the convergence of worship, preaching, and justice.
  • 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.

Applications will be reviewed beginning no earlier than 30 days from posting and continue until the position is filled. The search committee will continue to receive applications through the summer months (July through Sept, 2021) 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: ogilviechairsearch@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).

Date Listing Expires:  November 1, 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 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 - 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 - 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

Santa Clara University - Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, Full) Professor of Latin X 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 2022 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. While the area of Christian theological specialization (theological anthropology, Christology, doctrine of God, etc.) is open, preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on Latinx communities in USA contexts, engages the lived religious experiences of these communities, and whose approach engages social scientific research methodologies. 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 search is part of a cluster hire in “Race, Inequality, and Social Justice” taking place in seven departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The application deadline is October 4, 2021.

For information on the department, visit https://www.scu.edu/religiousstudies; the full posting for this position, including application instructions, is available through https://www.scu.edu/hr/careers/.

Date Listing Expires:  October 4, 2021

Texas Christian University - Assistant Professor of Religion

The Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor of religion with a concentration in Christianities in the US to begin August 2022. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the lived religious experiences of Evangelicals and under-represented or marginalized communities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in teaching and published scholarship will be expected. The teaching load is typically five courses a year, three of which are introductory courses in religion that meet the TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu). Upper-level courses will include classes on Christianities in the US utilizing the candidate’s particular area of expertise. We welcome candidates whose experience and training in teaching, research, or community involvement demonstrate their commitment to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates whose experience and training have prepared them to make significant contributions to any of the following interdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: the African American and Africana Studies minor, the Middle East Studies minor, the Latina/o Studies minor, the Asian Studies minor, the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Department, the Women and Gender Studies Department, and emerging initiatives connected with Indigenous religions in the US. The successful candidate will have a 3/2 teaching load, and the salary and benefits are competitive.

This position will begin in Fall 2022, and it will be part of a multi-position Diversity, Equity and Inclusion cluster hire by TCU’s AddRan College of Liberal Arts on race, ethnicity, and social justice which also involves searches in history, sociology, and religion. AddRan desires to build a cohort of teacher-scholars across disciplines and areas of specialization interested in teaching and conducting research on race, racism, ethnicity, and social justice. As part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion cluster hire, AddRan College will provide the cohort with opportunities and resources to participate in mentoring and peer-support circles, research & writing workshops, and other ongoing professional development.

Department Details:  Committed to the liberal arts and its diverse disciplinary perspectives, the Religion Department fosters an inquiring, critical, and intersectional approach to the study of religion, enabling students to become informed and engaged interpreters of religious communities, texts, ideas, artifacts, and practices in their cultural and historical contexts. The Department supports the ethical and global aims of the University’s mission in its commitment to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion and aims to equip students to understand different worldviews expressed in and beyond the world’s religions.

School/College Description:  Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 11 departments (Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, and Spanish and Hispanic Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 15 Bachelor of Arts and six Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.

University Description:  Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions:  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in teaching and published scholarship will be expected. The teaching load is typically five courses a year, three of which are introductory courses in religion that meet the TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu). Upper-level courses will include classes on Christianities in the US utilizing the candidate’s particular area of expertise. We welcome candidates whose experience and training in teaching, research, or community involvement demonstrate their commitment to contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

This position is part of TCU’s Add/Ran College of Liberal Arts Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Cluster hire. This race, ethnicity, and social justice cluster hire seek teacher-scholars from multiple disciplines who may engage with any of the following areas: African and African Diaspora studies, Migration and Diasporas, Caribbean Studies, Critical Race Theory, Transformative Justice, Intersectionality Studies, Emotional Labor of Racialization, Decolonial and Postcolonial Thought, Digital, Public and Spatial Humanities, Blackness and/in the Global South and/or Gender and Sexuality Studies, Indigenous and Native American Studies, African and African American Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, and Latinx Studies.

As part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Cluster hire, AddRan College will provide the cohort with opportunities and resources to participate in mentoring and peer-support circles, research & writing workshops and other ongoing professional development.

To apply, upload a letter (signed and addressed to the Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a one-page teaching statement, and a one-page statement indicating the applicant’s experience with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion at https://jobs.tcu.edu/en-us/listing/. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. Please address recommendation letters to Search Committee Chair Dr. Antoinette DeNapoli. Consideration of candidates will begin on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Select interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Antonio, TX between November 20-23, 2021.

TCU is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and recognizes and values the unique experiences drawn from differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and veteran status. The Religion Department at TCU welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

AA/EEO Statement:  As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Begin reviewing applications – Oct 1, 2021

Date Listing Expires:  October 3, 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 Texas at Austin - Associate Professor or Professor in Ancient Mediterranean Religions

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

Qualifications

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

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

Application Instructions

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

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

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

Date Listing Expires:  November 15, 2021.

 

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