Drew University - Assistant Teaching Professor for Latinx Ministry
Drew University Theological School is seeking applications for a renewable contract teaching position in any aspect of Theological Studies, with focus and experience in Latin American/Latinx communities and ministries, beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. Appointment will be as Assistant Teaching Professor in a subject area appropriate to the candidate’s field. The teaching load for this position is equivalent to five courses distributed over the academic year.
Key Responsibilities: We seek an engaging scholar-teacher with a demonstrated ability and commitment to mentoring masters-level students pursuing ministerial vocations in congregations, social advocacy, and chaplaincy settings.
Required Education and Experience: -A successful candidate will have experience in working with diverse student populations as well as disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching. -A successful candidate will have knowledge of and experience with Latin American and/or Latinx religious communities in the United States -Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or ThD in hand. Applicants with DMin degrees who have significant ministerial and teaching experience will also be considered.
To apply, submit the following materials: -CV/Resume -Application Letter that explains how your experience and/or religious affiliation would inform your work at Drew Theological School, an ecumenically-minded and social-justice oriented United Methodist seminary rooted in the broad Wesleyan/Methodist tradition -Sample Syllabus and/or statement of teaching philosophy -Contact information for 3 professional references.
The search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received by July 1, 2021 will receive priority review.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.
Date Listing Expires: September 1, 2021
Fresno Pacific University - Faculty in Biblical and Theological Studies and Assistant Program Director
Faculty in Biblical and Theological Studies and Assistant Program Director
POSITION: Full-time, with faculty rank; continuing status track; 11-month faculty appointment in the School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences.
STARTING DATE: July 1, 2021
The Biblical and Theological Studies program seeks to provide students with opportunities to understand, delight in and witness to the Scriptures as normative for faith and life, in conversation with the Anabaptist-Mennonite and Evangelical traditions, the larger Christian church, and the world. It seeks to instill a sense of and appreciation for the breadth of the Kingdom of God, with its great diversity of backgrounds, points of view, and religious affiliations. All Fresno Pacific University students are required to take two Biblical Studies courses, intended to provide students with both academic and practical opportunities for learning and growth within the broader community of Fresno Pacific University’s General Education program. Courses are designed to promote improvement of skills for reading and understanding the Bible in its literary and historical contexts as well as within the context of a contemporary learning community, regardless of the student’s own world view. The interactive approach to learning is intended to move students beyond knowledge and understanding to doing, living and being.
• Teach 21 units/year of assigned courses in the Biblical & Theological Studies program utilizing multiple modalities and creative pedagogical practices to engage diverse undergraduate student populations (traditional and adult accelerated) in courses which include (primarily):
o BIB-100/300/314 Jesus & the Christian Community
o General Education Biblical Literature courses
o General Education Biblical Perspectives courses
• Cultivate pedagogical excellence within program through collaborative curriculum development and modeling best practices in teaching.
• Perform administrative duties related to staffing and scheduling courses for Biblical & Theological Studies (BTS) and General Education (GE) Biblical Studies courses across FPU’s 5 regional campuses and online.
• Provide administrative assistance and oversight (as needed) for courses in the Biblical & Theological Studies program (total administrative duties comprising 9 units of non-teaching assignment load).
• Collaborate with the Biblical & Theological Studies Program Director on tasks such as:
o Supporting for adjunct instructors
o Responding to student concerns
o Representing the Biblical & Theological Studies program at relevant campus meetings/events
• Collaborate with the Biblical & Theological Studies program faculty on issues related to program development, assessment, and implementation.
• Participate in and provide departmental, campus, and community service.
• Maintain an active scholarly agenda.
• Advise students majoring or minoring in Biblical & Theological Studies.
• Earned terminal degree in biblical studies or related field from an accredited university (candidates with a master’s degree and nearing terminal degree completion, may be considered).
• Record or promise of scholarly achievement.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Strong administrative and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of technology/learning management systems.
• Ability to provide positive leadership and restorative discipline for students.
• Ability to cross cultures and to understand and advance diversity.
• Ability to address and commitment to modeling both the integration of Christian faith with the field of biblical studies as well as the integration of faith, learning, and action.
• Experience in, or aptitude for, college-level teaching of both traditional-aged and adult students.
• Evidence of experience with or aptitude for working efficiently and accurately in managing a diverse group of people in a complex work environment.
• Ability to travel among FPU’s campuses as necessary.
• Ability to network and work harmoniously with faculty, staff, administration, and students in a regional university with its foundation in the liberal arts and sciences.
• Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church.
• Commitment to an Anabaptist theological orientation.
• Disciplinary expertise and primary area of research in either Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) or New Testament.
• Bilingual with the ability to speak and teach, preferably in Spanish and English.
Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea at fresno.edu/about/fpu_idea.
COMPENSATION: Dependent on qualifications and experience and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA).
APPLICATION: The link to the application is within the job description at https://www.fresno.edu/visitors/careers.
Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:
Dr. Ron Herms, Dean
School of Humanities, Religion, and Social Sciences
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2301
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email email@example.com
Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.
Date Listing Expires: Jun 30, 2021
Hartford Seminary - Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality
Hartford Seminary seeks a faculty member to hold the Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative Leadership and Spirituality and serve as Coordinator of its Center for Transformative Spirituality.
Following in the path of renowned Emerita Professor Miriam Therese Winter and her work of committed spirituality for social justice, the individual should be involved in an area of engaged spirituality as a scholar/activist, committed to areas such as (but not limited to) eco-theology, feminist-womanist spirituality, Eastern spiritual practices, indigenous spiritualities, and the relationship between science and spirituality, for instance. The individual will engage in community outreach and serve as the coordinating link between the Seminary’s Center for Transformative Spirituality, The Spiritual Life Center of West Hartford (a partner organization), and the larger Seminary more generally. The candidate may identify with the Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, or Jewish traditions, or no particular tradition. This prestigious appointment is open at either the core faculty or faculty associate level, depending on the rank, experience, and stature of the candidate.
Though envisioned to be a full-time position, and thus carrying a full teaching load (currently two courses per semester, or four per year, with a potential course release for coordinating center program activities), the position may be negotiated as part-time for the ideal candidate. Rank is open; Ph.D. or its equivalent is required. Review of applications will begin on 1 September 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application should be submitted electronically to Ms. Andrea Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org and includes a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the recommenders. For further information, please contact Dr. Deena Grant, Chair of the MT Winter Chair in Transformative Spirituality and Leadership Search Committee, at email@example.com. Hartford Seminary is a religiously diverse community and expects its faculty to appreciate, honor, and respectfully engage views and traditions that are different from one’s own.
Hartford Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Institution Information: Established in 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and theological studies. It is a multi-faith environment with a proven ability to prepare leaders for the complex world that surrounds us. Hartford Seminary offers degree programs and graduate certificates as well as leadership certificates. Its students are interested in serving their communities and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others. Hartford Seminary also strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education. The Seminary has a diverse population of international students.
Date Listing Expires: September 7, 2021
Wartburg Theological Seminary - Interim Director for the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS)
The Interim Director for the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest (LSPS) is an employee of Wartburg Theological Seminary doing business as the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest. The Interim Director is responsible for working with the administration at Wartburg Seminary and ELCA (and other church) partners to assess the current status of LSPS, the current needs of the ELCA specifically for Latinx cross-cultural competencies, and the needs of Latinx church communities and develop a strategy for relaunching the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest by July 1, 2022. In addition, approximately half of the Interim Director’s time will be spent in development, working with donors/potential donors and building relationships with individuals, congregations and synods on behalf of LSPS/WTS.
• Work with LSPS Administrative Assistant to plan and coordinate intensive programming for January and June, 2022
• Formulate, in consultation with the administration of WTS, a new mission and vision for LSPS that will provide leadership and support for ministry in the unique landscape of the Southwest.
• Develop a coordinated series of educational programming experiences to support the LSPS mission and vision.
• Establish assessment criteria for LSPS programs.
• Develop a plan for the implementation of this programming, including financial management, hiring and overseeing adjunct faculty and other resource people, and promoting the programs to target audiences and with donors.
• Work with the communications director at WTS to develop a marketing strategy for LSPS.
• Collaborate with appropriate WTS staff for central functions: business office, admissions, candidacy, financial aid, registration, internship orientation and evaluation, communications, and development.
• Actively engage individuals, congregations and synodical representatives in development work, building relationship and generating funding for LSPS/WTS
• Serve as the primary liaison with the Seminary of the Southwest, the three Texas Synods and other partnering constituencies regarding LSPS business matters.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Administrative and collaborative skills and experience for programs and relationships of this complexity
• Experience in leading program assessments
• Relationship skills for working positively with WTS, ELCA synods, and other LSPS partners and constituents
• Ability and passion to articulate the mission of LSPS and WTS and to invite support
• Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
• Engagement with Latinx cultures of the southwest U.S. and knowledge of and commitment to the church’s ministry with people of Latino heritage
• Competency in Spanish; fluency desired.
• Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
View the job description at https://www.wartburgseminary.edu/employment/
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
Wartburg Theological Seminary recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.
Contact Information: Andy Willenborg, email@example.com
Listing Expires: July 14, 2021