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 - 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

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

Drew University - Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible

Drew University Theological School invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible, beginning August 2023. Area of specialization is open, but fluency in the prophetic materials (Former and/or Latter Prophets) and related exegetical and hermeneutical trends is highly desirable. We seek a versatile scholar-teacher who can work effectively with masters-level students (MDiv, MATM, MAR, and STM), most of whom are pursuing ministerial vocations in congregations, social advocacy, or chaplaincy; contribute to our vibrant DMin program (with concentrations in: Bible, Theology, and Leadership in the Korean Context; Courageous Leadership in a Changing Culture; Faith, Health, and Social Equity; Pilgrimage and Spirituality; and Women’s Religious Leadership); and participate in our cutting edge PhD program, which currently has three areas: Bible and Cultures; Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion; and Social Ethics/Religion and Society. Housed in the Bible and Cultures area, the successful candidate should have research interests and pedagogical strengths to cultivate and advance a biblical hermeneutic that is historically informed, theoretically infused, politically attuned and contextually relevant. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Jewish Studies program at Drew.

Key Responsibilities:

Teach disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and pastoral/practical courses anchored in the Hebrew Bible, as well as thematic courses in Bible and Cultures that incorporate multilingual and polytheistic contexts of the ancient and modern worlds.

Teach and co-teach effectively across instructional modalities (online, in-person, hybrid, immersive, experiential) for our student body comprised of diverse social identities, theological perspectives, and cultural backgrounds.

Develop an active research, scholarship, and publication agenda in the candidate’s area of expertise.

Be an active and engaged member of the Drew community through participation in Theological School and University service.

Candidates should hold a PhD or ThD degree by August 1, 2023. A candidate’s teaching should include the intersection of Hebrew Bible and any of the following disciplines/fields of study: racial/ethnic studies, postcolonial/decolonial studies, sexuality/gender studies, ecological studies, practical theology, and interfaith dialogue.

To apply, please submit the following materials: A cover letter explaining how your training, experience, and values equip you to contribute to the life and mission of Drew Theological School. A current curriculum vitae. A 2-3 page statement of your teaching philosophy, research interests, and potential contributions to our learning community. In your statement, please reflect on our faculty shared values (https://drew.edu/theological-school/about/our-shared-values/). Contact information for three professional letters of reference.

Please apply using this link.

Early applicants may be invited to have a preliminary conversation with members of the search committee at the November 2023 meeting of the AAR/SBL in Denver, Colorado.

About the Theological School

As one of the University’s three major academic units, the Theological School is a social-justice committed, globally-oriented, interfaith-attuned, and ecumenically-minded United Methodist related seminary. It has a distinguished history in training clergy for The United Methodist Church and other Protestant denominations in the United States and throughout the world. It is also a center of ecumenical scholarship and social action, educating students to make a dynamic impact on the world as pastors, professors, thought leaders, and change agents. Among the defining features of Drew Theological School are its global orientation; its diversity of faculty, staff, and students; and its innovative program offerings including prison education, immersive treks, the Theo Community Garden, and hosting the Green Seminary Initiative. The Theological School also partners with the University’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Religion and Global Health Forum, and The United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew.

About Drew University

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Following federal and state requirements, a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, if selected for hire. This position is subject to a background check.

Date Listing Expires:  December 24, 2022

Drew University - Assistant Professor of Religion and Society

Drew University Theological School invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Religion and Society to teach social ethics, critical social theories, and just community practices that equip students for inspiring leadership in varied public arenas in the church, academy, and society. We seek candidates rooted in decolonial understandings of religion who bring an intersectional approach to and depth of expertise in at least one of the following areas of specialization: Latine/x Studies, Eco-Justice, and Gender/Queer Studies. An intersectional approach should include attention to global economic and political realities in Christian/religious faith communities and their broader contexts. Position begins August 2023.

Key Responsibilities: Be a publicly engaged scholar-teacher committed to research, teaching, and service that demonstrates a strong ability to mentor and teach students religious social ethics, critical social theories, and just community practices. Work with students in masters programs, DMin, and PhD programs (which currently include: Bible and Cultures; Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion; and Social Ethics/Religion and Society). Team teach interdisciplinarily in required MDiv courses and design electives in candidate’s areas of specialization (Latine/x, Eco-justice, and/or Gender/Queer Studies). Contribute distinctive resources from religious social ethics that deepen socio-cultural understandings of local faith community contexts as well as particular global contexts, differences, and solidarities. Be an active and engaged member of the Drew community through participation in Theological School and University service.

Required Qualifications: PhD or ThD, preference given to candidates with their degree in hand by August 1, 2023.

Desired Skills and Experiences:

Demonstrated ability to instruct students from diverse social identities, theological perspectives, and cultural backgrounds. Capacity to provide scholarly resources for socio-cultural understandings of local and global contexts. Ability to work effectively and creatively across instructional modalities (online, in-person, hybrid, immersive, experiential). Ability to enable students to think critically and incorporate forms of praxis in their leadership/lives that robustly engage our faculty-shared values that attend to matters of race/ethnicity/decoloniality, gender/sexuality, ecology/environmental justice, and interfaith relationships.

Ability to teach skills and ideas relevant to concrete practices of ministry and community leadership based on the candidate’s areas of interest.

Demonstrated commitment to develop an active research, scholarship, and publication agenda in the candidate’s area of expertise.

To apply, submit the following materials: A cover letter explaining your capacity to contribute to the criteria in the job description as well as the life, values, and mission of Drew Theological School. A curriculum vitae. A 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and research interests. Contact information of 3 professional references.

Please apply by December 1, 2022, using this link.

Application review will be on a rolling basis as they are submitted but early applications are encouraged.

About the Theological School

As one of the University’s three major academic units, the Theological School is a social-justice committed, globally-oriented, interfaith-attuned, and ecumenically-minded United Methodist related seminary. It has a distinguished history in training clergy for The United Methodist Church and other Protestant denominations in the United States and throughout the world. It is also a center of ecumenical scholarship and social action, educating students to make a dynamic impact on the world as pastors, professors, thought leaders, and change agents. Among the defining features of Drew Theological School are its global orientation; its diversity of faculty, staff, and students; and its innovative program offerings including prison education, immersive treks, the Theo Community Garden, and hosting the Green Seminary Initiative. The Theological School also partners with the University’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Religion and Global Health Forum, and The United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew.

About Drew University

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136 full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in 40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as seven New York City semesters and several international study abroad programs.

The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship, opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and facilitating a robust intellectual community.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Following federal and state requirements, a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, if selected for hire. This position is subject to a background check.

Date Listing Expires:  December 24, 2022

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Director of Admissions

The Director of Admissions is responsible for the administration and oversight of the Office of Admissions, along with the recruitment for all degree programs of the Seminary.

To view the full job description and how to apply by the January 9, 2023 deadline, visit: https://lpts.edu/employment/director-of-admissions/ 

Date Listing Expires:  January 9, 2023

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago - Endowed Faculty Chair in Leadership (Open Rank, Tenure Eligible)

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) welcomes applications and nominations to fill a newly endowed faculty chair, the Damm Chair in Leadership, to nurture leaders for congregations, religious organizations, and nonprofits. This position is tenure-eligible with open rank.

We seek a practitioner scholar with a record of inspiring teaching who can (1) prepare master’s students for ministry and other vocations by developing skills in change management, conflict transformation, operations and finance, resource development, and other key organizational areas, (2) integrate leadership studies into LSTC’s curriculum, and (3) envision additional audiences for initiatives to enhance pastoral, diaconal, and other forms of leadership including alumni, contextual education supervisors, LSTC faculty and staff, and lay leaders.

Responsibilities of the Damm Chair in Leadership include:

Teaching courses at the masters (MDiv, MA, MAM) and doctoral (DMin) level

Cultivating a theological understanding of leadership for curricular and cocurricular formation

Mentoring students, including those preparing for initial ordained and lay ministry as well as advanced (DMin) and continuing education students

Contributing to the life of a publicly engaged community of learning as it helps to shape the future of Lutheran theological education in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and throughout the world

https://www.lstc.edu/about/employment

Contact Information: Cheryl Hoth, choth@lstc.edu

Dates Listing Expires:  January 6, 2023

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago - Endowed Faculty Chair for Distinguished Ministry in Pastoral Care (Assistant Rank, Tenure Eligible)

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible position in ministerial arts with expertise in pastoral care at the assistant professor rank. The person selected will hold the John H. Tietjen Chair of Distinguished Ministry. Responsibilities in addition to teaching will include the roles of Director of the MDiv and MA Programs and leadership in ELCA Candidacy.

https://www.lstc.edu/about/employment

Contact Person:  Cheryl Hoth, choth@lstc.edu

Lasting Expires:  December 31, 2022

Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago - Faculty Position in New Testament (Assistant/Associate Rank, Tenure Eligible)

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible position in New Testament, with competence in Queer Hermeneutics, at the assistant or associate professor rank.

LSTC understands New Testament studies to be a theological as well as a historical discipline that interprets the New Testament in its own historical milieu as a resource for the life and work of the church today. We seek an early or mid-career scholar and gifted teacher who connects the academy and the church draws students into the task of relating biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world and employs critical hermeneutical methodologies that draw out the relation of sacred texts to living questions.

Expertise in historical-critical and literary methods is necessary, as is demonstrated competence in queer hermeneutics. A related scholarly expertise such as Greco-Roman life and literature, biblical archaeology, Second Temple Judaism or Patristics/early church history is desired. Competence in racial/ethnic-specific, or feminist/ womanist/mujerista hermeneutics, ecological hermeneutics, or Spanish-speaking ability will be considered an asset.

Contact Information:  Cheryl Hoth, choth@lstc.edu

https://www.lstc.edu/about/employment 

Date Listing Expires:  December 31, 2022

McCormick Theological Seminary - Director of DMin Programs

McCormick Theological Seminary invites applications for the position of Director of DMin Programs beginning February 01, 2023, or as mutually convenient. We seek candidates with a DMin degree or other terminal degrees (PhD, EdD) with at least five years in a ministry setting. Strong candidates possess demonstrated effectiveness in ministry, pastoral creativity, and enthusiasm in order to help participants envision new possibilities in their ministry through a rigorous and innovative academic program. Candidates who possess a collegial leadership style, with obvious competence in administration and coordination as well as those who can model cross-cultural and ecumenical/interfaith competence will be highly considered. The ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues, participants in the program, as well as network partners in denominations and other schools will be an asset in this position. Proven competence in research methods and the ability to model these skills through publications in various media – whether writing, visual, recording, broadcasting, etc. – are highly valued gifts.

As a member of the faculty, candidates will possess the capacity to teach at least one course a year in the program, guide the development of research theses, as well as integrate social scientific insights into theology and the practice of ministry. This nontenurable administrative-faculty position comes with faculty rank appropriate to the candidate’s qualifications. Find a full job description here: www.mccormick.edu/s/DMIN-Director-Position-Description.pdf.

Strong preference will be given to candidates who can engage a diverse community of students, scholars, religious and community leaders. Capacity to teach in Spanish or Korean though not a requirement for the position, would be an advantageous. Candidates must submit a letter of interest that includes a thoughtful reflection on the challenges facing ministry in the post-Covid era and the role of higher theological education to meet these challenges. A curriculum vitae and the names of three references that can speak to the candidates academic, professional, ministerial qualifications should accompany the application. Applicants should upload material here (Safari not supported): http://owncloud.mccormick.edu/owncloud/index.php/s/yNreJCcPywFWcBz

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 01, 2022, and continue receiving applications until the position is filled.

Located in Chicago, IL, McCormick Theological Seminary is a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with Reformed, ecumenical, cross-cultural, and urban commitments. We are committed to building a culturally diverse faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women/womyn and persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

Date Listing Expires:  February 1, 2023

Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Practical/Pastoral Theology

The School of Theology and Seminary (SOT/Sem) at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN announces a tenure-track faculty position in Practical/Pastoral Theology at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin in the Fall Semester, 2023. The successful candidate will be able to teach a variety of courses related to practical theology and ministry in the context of global Catholicism. In addition to teaching, this position includes serving as the project director for Saint John’s Sustained Encuentro Phase 3 Pathways Grant, funded by the Lilly Endowment (https://www.csbsju.edu/sot/sem/events/news/sustained-encuentro-announcement).

The School of Theology and Seminary is Roman Catholic, Benedictine, and ecumenical in its mission; it is committed to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion, and, in this spirit, the SOT/Sem particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. Applicants are invited to illustrate commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.

Saint John’s University (SJU) is a liberal arts college for men and a graduate School of Theology for both men and women and is also the home of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library and the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research. The campuses are located in the central lakes area of Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies, and lakes. The campus is minutes away from St. Cloud, an increasingly diverse regional center with a population of over 100,000, and 70 miles from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some SJU faculty and staff choose to reside locally, while others commute from the Twin Cities. Both St. Cloud and the Twin Cities offer a wide range of fine arts, cultural, dining, recreational, and sporting opportunities.

SJU is a Catholic college in the Benedictine tradition enlivened by values of community, hospitality, stewardship, and justice. The university is dedicated to cultivating an equitable, inclusive community founded on respect for all persons. Students, staff and faculty from many diverse belief systems and backgrounds collectively bring a rich dimension to the academic, cultural, and religious experience at SJU. Learn more in our Institutional Statement on Diversity and in our brochure regarding Higher Education in the Catholic and Benedictine Tradition.

With a total enrollment of approximately 1,600 students, SJU has a unique coordinate partnership with the College of Saint Benedict (CSB), a liberal arts college for women. SJU and CSB are committed to the holistic transformational development of men and women within the context of a unified, coeducational experience. All students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to experience and engage with the two institutions. For further information, see http://www.csbsju.edu/about.

SJU offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program.

Responsibilities
The position’s teaching load is defined as 3-3 annually with release time of up to 3 courses to direct the Sustained Encuentro grant. Working with the Dean, faculty and administrative staff, the Project Director will (1) coordinate curricular initiatives for diaconal candidates and lay ecclesial ministers from rural and mission dioceses, with special attention to Latino/a leaders; (2) cultivate and support on-going relationships with Catholic bishops and diocesan offices to recruit students; and (3) oversee faculty development, a summer rural ministry immersion experience, and shared courses with the SOT/Sem’s strategic partner, the Mexican American Catholic College of San Antonio, Texas.

Qualifications
Successful candidates will display theological and ecclesial understanding of pastoral theology and hold M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees or their equivalents by August 30, 2023. To that end, they will also demonstrate promise of sustained excellence in teaching, including online pedagogy, research, and service in the School and profession. They possess knowledge of one or more areas of ministerial practice, such as congregational studies, pastoral care, catechetics, homiletics, justice ministries, rural ministry, spirituality and spiritual direction, and intercultural ministry, most especially with Hispanic and Asian American communities. They show ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum within larger ecumenical, intercultural, and global contexts. In addition, successful candidates will indicate a well-defined research focus with related publishing agenda. We also invite candidates to share ministry and/or administrative experience that may pertain to the position.

To Apply:
Applications are accepted online by following the link: APPLY (https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/csbsju)
Review of applications will begin Monday, February 27. The position will be open until filled. Candidates are asked to complete the faculty application and to submit the following application materials:

Cover letter (outlining areas of teaching and research interests and resonance with the SOT/Sem’s mission, including its commitment to intercultural ministry with diverse student populations)

Curriculum Vitae Statement of Teaching philosophy and research interests that includes discussion of a commitments to diversity, justice, inclusion, and equity

Sample of scholarly writing Evidence of teaching effectiveness

A copy of doctoral work transcripts

Three reference contacts

If you require accommodation to participate in the Saint John’s University hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (320) 363-2508 or employment@csbsju.edu.

It is the policy of SJU to conduct a pre-employment background check. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Saint John’s also utilizes E-Verify as part of its onboarding process to confirm work authorization. Saint John’s University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Date Listing Expires:  February 27, 2023

Stetson University - Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies (https://www.stetson.edu/artsci/religion/) offers a major and minor in Religious Studies and comprises faculty committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and to significant student/faculty interaction. Focusing exclusively on undergraduate education, the Department defines its mission as helping students explore the role of religion in shaping human cultures through studies of sacred texts, languages, ethics, beliefs, rituals, spiritual methods, and the history of religious traditions. The Department has five full-time faculty.

Stetson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Christian Studies at the assistant professor level in the Department of Religious Studies.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in the study of Christianity in hand by August 2023. We seek a colleague with a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, an active scholarly agenda, and a willingness to be a collaborative and engaged member of the Department and the University community. The teaching load is three courses per semester, and teaching assignments will include introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on Christianities in the U.S., Latin America, and/or the Caribbean. The Department especially welcomes applications from scholars who have a specialty in Black/African American or Latinx/Hispanic communities and traditions; have a competence to teach courses in New Testament/early Christianities; and/or can add to the methodological breadth of the department. The ability to offer courses on emerging forms of religiosity in the U.S. is also a desirable qualification. The ideal candidate will be able to contribute to one or more of Stetson’s interdisciplinary programs, such as Africana Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Gender Studies, Global Development, or Environmental Studies. Along with courses that augment the non-confessional study of religions within a liberal arts context — including courses that meaningfully incorporate perspectives of marginalized communities — candidates must be prepared to teach courses that satisfy specific general education requirements. Course assignments may also include a First-Year Seminar or Junior Seminar, Senior Research, Methods and Theories in the Study of Religion, and the Department Colloquium. The Religious Studies Department is committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment in which students of varying backgrounds and aspirations critically engage topics involving race, gender, class, and religious pluralism, among others, and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or with experiences relevant to these areas to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for teaching and scholarship, and a commitment to service. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Faculty Resources website: https://www.stetson.edu/administration/provost/faculty-resources/index.php

Salary is competitive.Applicants should supply a cover letter, a statement of the applicant’s philosophy of teaching and learning in the liberal arts, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice and the equitable inclusion of historically excluded groups. All information may be submitted electronically to the Department of Religious Studies at religiousstudies@stetson.edu with the subject, Faculty Position. Starting Date August 8, 2023 Applications will be considered beginning on November 11, 2022.

Listing Expires: January 7, 2023 

Society of Biblical Literature - Executive Director

The Society of Biblical Literature invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director. The Society of Biblical Literature (the “Society” or “SBL”) is the largest international association devoted to the critical investigation of the Bible from a variety of academic disciplines. Founded in 1880, the SBL is quickly approaching its sesquicentennial of service to those who engage in the academic study of biblical texts and their contexts, of interpretation of the Bibles and their many traditions and contexts, as well as comparative studies that focus on other culturally-central texts. The SBL stands at a pivotal moment. At a time of transformation and promise, the area of biblical studies and cognate fields includes diverse disciplinary approaches, engages questions about the role and function of religion in higher education, and is a forum for understanding how biblical texts are used and experienced in society as a whole. The next Executive Director has an opportunity to leverage SBL’s core strengths and values to address these challenges and to lead the Society into its next chapter to further its international impact.  

With over 8,000 members who share a mutual interest in the critical investigation of the Bible, SBL provides a forum to test ideas and advance the understanding of the Bible’s history and its role in the public arena. Services include, but are not limited to, providing networking and community; a flagship journal, the Journal of Biblical Literature; publications; a forum for publicly accessible information about the Bible (https://www.bibleodyssey.org/); and review of books in the Review of Biblical Literature (https://www.sblcentral.org/home/rbl). Members also have access to congresses including annual international, U.S.-based, and global virtual meetings. To learn more about the work of the Society, please go to https://www.sbl-site.org.  

Reporting to a dedicated 14-member active governing body, the Council, the Executive Director leads an experienced and talented staff of 14 full-time employees and oversees a $3.8M budget. Working with Council, membership, staff, and partners, the next Executive Director will create a compelling vision and strategy for SBL, demonstrating the Society’s ability to adapt to the changing social and cultural dynamics locally and globally, as well as the shifting landscape in higher education, while maintaining its core values and mission. In particular, the Executive Director will sustain membership and service to members, enhance partnerships, and further advance SBL’s core values of inclusivity and respect for diversity, within the Society and across the field. The next Executive Director will have the opportunity to build on the Society’s financial foundation and to identify new revenue-generating initiatives and funding sources.   

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced and innovative leader who is energized by bringing together people of diverse scholarly approaches and commitments. The ideal candidate will have a passion for biblical scholarship with an inclusive, global, forward-looking perspective; demonstrated business acumen; excellent communication, relationship building, and negotiation skills; deep experience promoting and sustaining diversity, equity, and inclusion; the ability to develop effective strategies within a complex environment; and preferably five years of senior management experience developing and managing people, plans, and budgets. Ideally the candidate will have knowledge of publishing, copyright, and licensing agreements and experience working with, or within, non-profit associations. A doctoral degree in biblical studies or the humanities is preferred.  

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters, which will remain confidential, should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.  

Jacqueline Mildner, Partner
Rachel Brown, Senior Associate
Pamela Carty, Senior Search Coordinator

https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S8-818   

SBL is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (protected class), including but not limited to:  veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

Date Listing Expires:  January 18, 2023

University of St. Thomas (Houston, Texas) - Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Center Semillero

The University of St. Thomas (www.stthom.edu ) is Houston’s Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical, and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. Located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city, the campus is just steps from downtown, Museum District, Innovation Corridor, and the famed Texas Medical Center. UST is a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities and we are currently seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time (non-tenure track) Assistant Professor and Associate Director in The Center Semillero for Hispanic/Latino Theology at the University of St. Thomas.

The Center is dedicated to graduate theological education in Spanish to prepare students for the pastoral reality of Latino communities in the United States.

The Assistant Professor and Associate Director will be responsible for assisting the Director with all aspects of the Center’s operations, including promotion, recruitment, curriculum development, teaching, and advising. This is a faculty administrator appointment and requires residence in Houston and direct work on campus. It is not a long-distance or online job. The successful candidate will receive the appointment and rank of Assistant Professor.

Requirements:
The successful applicant must
* be fluent in English and Spanish
* possess a terminal degree, i.e., Ph.D. or S.T.D. in Catholic Theology or Ministry
* have significant experience both in academic and pastoral leadership
* possess a record of teaching excellence, with competency to teach both theology and liberal arts according to the Catholic intellectual tradition

Applicants should submit the following documents to be considered for the position:
1) Cover letter
2) Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3) Three letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommenders to Rev. Dempsey Rosales Acosta S.S.L., S.T.D.: drosale@stthom.edu
4) Graduate transcripts and a copy of the Ph.D. or S.T.D. Diploma
5) Undergraduate transcripts
6) A reflective statement on Ex Corde Ecclesiae

All the documentation should be sent directly to Rev. Dempsey Rosales Acosta S.S.L., S.T.D.: drosale@stthom.edu. Only candidates who submit all the required documentation will be considered.

Link: https://stthom.applicantpro.com/jobs/2635403.html
The deadline for submission is 1/30/2023.

Date Listing Expires: January 31, 2023

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - Lecturer I (3 YR) in Philosophy (Religious Studies)/College of Liberal Arts

Lecturer I (3 YR) in Philosophy (Religious Studies)/College of Liberal Arts
Job Class Code: 10050
FLSA: Exempt Posting Number: FRGV1436
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Division/Organization: Provost – Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as a lecturer in Philosophy and Religious Studies beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.

We are a pluralistic and inclusive department that offers a major and a minor in Philosophy and a minor in Religious Studies. We seek an outstanding teacher who will not only inspire students to take more courses in both fields but also to pursue a major in Philosophy and/or a minor in Religious Studies. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach any of the following introductory courses in philosophy: Introduction to Philosophy; Ethics, Happiness, and the Good Life; Race, Sexuality, and Class; and Critical Thinking. In addition, the successful candidate will also be qualified (possessing the equivalent of 18 graduate hours in Religious Studies) to teach one or more specializations within Religious Studies, such as the Nature of Religion, Indigenous Religions, World Religions, Borderlands Spirituality, Judaism, Latin American Liberation Theologies, etc. Since the philosophy department embraces UTRGV’s vision of becoming a B3 (Bilingual, Bicultural, & Biliterate) University to better serve our 90% Hispanic student body, we request that candidates show how their experience, work, or teaching might support these priorities.

Complete application includes: 1) a letter of interest 2) unofficial graduate transcripts, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) list of three references, and 5) a teaching portfolio (to be submitted as “Other Document”) that includes a teaching statement and sample syllabi for at least one of the above introductory courses in philosophy and for one course in religious studies. Candidates may include other evidence of excellent teaching in their teaching portfolio.

Application deadline is January 15, 2023. Start date is Fall 2023.

About UTRGV:
It is UTRGV’s Vision “To be one of the nation’s leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/09/17-utrgv-marks-record-high-enrollment-student-success-outcomes-amid-pandemics-challenges.htm#:~:text=UTRGV%20announced%20Thursday%20that%20its,from%20the%20previous%20fall%20semester

Minimum Qualifications:
An MA in Philosophy or closely related field and 18 graduate hours in Religious Studies from an accredited university is required prior to August 31, 2023.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Preferred Qualification: A PhD in Philosophy or Religious Studies
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: Varies
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

EEO Statement: It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. Open Date: 11/03/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: Date of Birth Social Security Number Gender Ethnicity/Race.  Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Additional Information: UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note: Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3603390

Date Listing Expires:  January 15, 2023

Western Theological Seminary - Professor of Counseling and Director of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program

Western Theological Seminary (WTS) invites applications for a Professor of Counseling and Director of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. WTS, located in Holland, Michigan, is an evangelical and ecumenical community of faith and learning in the Reformed tradition that serves the church of Jesus Christ. The Professor of Counseling and Director will take a lead role in the design and implementation of a CACREP-ready Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position, with the faculty member expected to be active in teaching, scholarly research, institutional service, and service to the church. The professorial rank will be assigned at a level commensurate with professional experience. A complete position description and application information are available on the seminary’s website: https://www.westernsem.edu/about/employment/#toggle-id-1.

The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023. For best consideration, please apply by January 6, 2023.

Listing Expires:  January 30, 2023

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