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Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, creed, color, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, military status, national origin, religious affiliation (except as religion may be a bona fide occupational qualification for certain positions at the seminary), disability, sexual or affectional orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of an individual, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All positions listed will be posted for at least 5 business days before being filled.


FACULTY POSITION IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY - Scholar of the history of American Christianity, with competence in the history of the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions in the United States. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant professor or a tenured associate professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field, and to hold a PhD or its equivalent. The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MATS, ThM, and PhD), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2018. Princeton is a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. 

Applicants should electronically upload (1) a letter of interest, (2) a CV (including bibliography), and (3) a list of three potential recommenders here. Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2017.


CATALOGING ASSISTANT, Part-time – This part-time position (19 hours per week) is responsible for preparing library materials for patron use and for ensuring proper access to those materials through standard cataloging practices and procedures.

  • Provide original and copy cataloging of all library materials in all formats across the General Collections and Special Collections, as directed by the Head Cataloger in an agile project-based environment.
  • Contribute to cataloging related projects, authority work, documentation, workflow redesign, and linked data initiatives, as directed by the Head Cataloger.
  • Assist with the transport and physical processing of all materials, as directed by the Head Cataloger.
  • Assist with batch uploading and exporting files to or from the library management system as necessary.
  • Complete other duties as assigned. 


  • BA degree or some college with 1-2 years of experience cataloging in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of relevant cataloging, metadata, and encoding standards (e.g. RDA, MARC21, AACR2) and familiarity with cooperative cataloging programs and initiatives, including OCLC, NACO and others.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to work harmoniously with other staff members.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, openness to change and innovation, and a tolerance for ambiguity.


  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
  • Fluency in Spanish or German is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with ProQuest/Ex Libris’s Voyager system.
  • Theological degree or coursework.

PROCESSING ARCHIVIST, LIBRARY – This position provides support for the processing of special collections and archival materials and reports to the Curator of Special Collections and Archivist.

  • Assume a variety of responsibilities related to special collections, archival materials and records; including, but not limited to, accession, arrangement, description, basic conservation, long-term preservation and use.
  • Cooperate with the Digital Archivist in developing processing and preservation plans for audio, audio-visual, and born-digital materials.
  • Assist in the training of student staff and interns for the work of Special Collections and Archives.
  • Work with Special Collections and Archives staff in support of institutional records management.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Information Science, Library Science or a similar degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival studies or a Master’s degree in History, Theology or Religious Studies with significant coursework in archival studies or equivalent archival experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory, practice and standards, including familiarity with standard preservation practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience arranging and describing complex archival collections.
  • Excellent organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace, the web-based archives information management system.
  • Certified Archivist qualification or equivalent archival experience.
  • Background or interest in religious or theological studies.
  • Reading knowledge of German.

HISPANIC THEOLOGICAL INITIATIVE OFFICE ASSISTANT, Part-time - This position helps create a more productive academic work environment, while supervising student aides and handling duties for the director.  We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter, efficient, and comfortable being a member of a small team.  The ideal candidate for this position is organized, resourceful, a good problem solver, and detailed-oriented, and able to manage multiple projects at once during the academic year.  Assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner is key.  Looking for a team creative thinker, mindful of maintaining deadlines with a strong work ethic and a background in office administration.


  • Supervise and assist in training student aides.  
  • Delegate project tasks based on student aide strengths, skill sets, and experience level.
  • Select student aides for special projects and programs; oversee their output.
  • Monitor programs as directed by the Executive Director and see the programs through to completion.
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion of short and long-term goals.
  • Serve as the liaison between administrative personnel and senior management, communicating needs and concerns so they can be handled expeditiously.
  • Have monthly meetings with all personnel to keep everyone updated on the development of programs, their success, and areas of improvement.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and propose adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis.
  • Proofread and edit letters and brochures.
  • Attend weekly meetings, take notes, and produce minutes.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


  • Seven to 10 years' experience working in a non-profit educational setting.
  • Advanced time management and analytical skills.
  • Refined ability to delegate responsibilities and provide leadership and training to key personnel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Detail oriented and comfortable working in a changing work environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of fundraising database.
  • Strong sense of discretion and professionalism.
  • Proficiency in collaboration and delegation of duties.
  • Strong organizational, project management and problem-solving skills with impeccable multi-tasking abilities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills,
  • Friendly and professional demeanor.



Please notify the Director of Human Resources of your interest in writing or by email as soon as possible.


Please submit your résumé by:
email: apply@ptsem.edu
fax: 609.924.2973 or
mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803


complete and submit an application form by:
calling 609.497.6948 or
stopping by Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.; 2:00–4:00 p.m.

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Kathleen M. O’Connor , Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature, altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”