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    Church Divinity School of the Pacific/Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
    Old Testament


    This Old Testament faculty position, housed at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and shared by Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, will address the evolving curricular needs of both schools while having primary administrative and advising responsibilities at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective courses at both the M.Div. and Ph.D. levels in the ecumenical and interreligious Graduate Theological Union, and enable students to draw from the wisdom of their particular traditions and articulate the distinctiveness of those traditions. 



    We seek a scholar in early career who bridges the line between the academy and the church, and an engaging, dynamic teacher who can draw students into the task of relating biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world. We seek candidates who employ hermeneutical methodologies that draw out the relation of sacred texts to living questions found in contemporary contexts, such as postcolonial, feminist, and secular post-Enlightenment understandings. 



    Candidates should have the capacity to teach Hebrew, including in online modalities. They should possess an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education and to engage in continuing education in an ecumenical setting. Candidates should also be eager to engage with the pastoral and formational processes of candidates preparing for ministry, ordained and lay. 



    This is a ranked position at the assistant or associate level for an initial appointment of three years, starting July 1, 2015, with potential tenure-track following the initial appointment. CDSP and PLTS welcome candidates with an earned PhD at time of employment. 



    To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 500 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: a) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engage multicultural and pluralistic contexts; c) envision your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; and d) contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and graduate school of theology. Electronic applications are preferred. 



    Applications received by October 6, 2014, will be given priority, although applications will be received until the position is filled. Initial interviews by invitation will take place at the November meeting of the AAR/SBL. 



    Send completed application materials to CDSP: Otsearch@cdsp.edu. For questions about application process or the position, please contact Elsbeth Wetherill, ewetherill@cdsp.edu. 



    The Church Divinity School of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons who would increase the racial/ethnic diversity of our faculties are especially encouraged to apply.

    Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary of California Lutheran Seminary
    Lutheran History and Theology


    Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, long an active participant in the ecumenical and interfaith consortium of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), and since January 2014, a part of California Lutheran University (CLU), seeks a Luther scholar for a full-time, tenure-track position, open rank. Potential candidates are expected to be excellent scholars with earned doctorates, possess promise for teaching excellence, demonstrate a willingness to teach online and an intentional dedication to collaborative work with other PLTS, GTU and CLU colleagues, and hold a deep commitment to forming and preparing persons for ministries in the ELCA and beyond. 



    Areas of specialization: 



    • Luther studies, the Lutheran Confessions, and Reformation history


    • Lutheran public theologies in contemporary, multicultural, and global contexts



    Candidates should submit: 


    1. letter of interest


    2. curriculum vita


    3. completed Application form found at: http://www.callutheran.edu/academic_affairs/PLTSApplication.php


    4. statement of up to 500 words describing how in their teaching and scholarship they will: a) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engage multicultural and pluralistic contexts, c) envision their role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world and d) further the ongoing life of a seminary community. 



    E-mail complete applications to: facultysearches@plts.edu. 


    • Deadline for application: October 1, 2014. 


    • For questions, contact either: 


    the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Alicia Vargas (avargas@plts.edu) or 


    the Dean/Chief Administrator Officer of PLTS, Dr. Karen Bloomquist (kbloomquist@plts.edu). 



    California Lutheran University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of PLTS/CLU to apply.

    Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary/Church Divinity School of the Pacific
    Ethics


    This faculty position in the area of social ethics, housed at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and shared by Church Divinity School of the Pacific, will address evolving curricular needs of both schools while having primary administrative and advising responsibilities at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective courses that include students from both schools, as well from other schools and centers of the ecumenical and interreligious Graduate Theological Union (GTU), and enable students to draw from the wisdom and distinctiveness of their own traditions, with particular attention to Anglican/Episcopal and Lutheran emphases. In addition, there is the possibility of teaching in the PhD program of the Graduate Theological Union, contingent on time restrictions and invitation of the Core Doctoral Faculty. 



    We seek an engaging and dynamic teacher who bridges the line between the academy and the church, and is eager to engage in the extensive processes involved in forming students for ordained and lay ministries. The person will be responsible for teaching theological foundations, historical understandings, and current approaches to Christian ethics, as well as preparing students to equip others to discern contextually appropriate responses to urgent ethical challenges today. Candidates should possess an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education, be open to teaching online, and willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education, including continuing education. 



    This position will begin the Fall term of 2015 (prior to which any candidate would need to have completed their Ph.D.). The initial appointment will be ranked at the assistant or associate level, with potential tenure. 



    To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 500 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: a) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engage multicultural and pluralistic contexts; c) envision your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; and d) contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and graduate school of theology (electronic applications are preferred). Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is a graduate school of California Lutheran University. Thus, applicants must also submit the application form available at http://www.callutheran.edu/academic_affairs/PLTSApplication.php. 



    Send completed application materials to facultysearches@plts.edu. For questions, contact Dr. Karen Bloomquist, PLTS Dean and co-chair of this search committee: kbloomquist@plts.edu. 



    Priority will be given to applications received by October 6, 2014, although they will be received until the position is filled. Initial interviews by invitation will take place at the November meeting of the AAR/SBL. 



    California Lutheran University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of PLTS/CLU to apply.

    Phoenix Seminary
    Systematic Theology


    Phoenix Seminary, an inter/multi-denominational conservative evangelical seminary, invites applications and nominations for a full-time resident faculty position in Systematic Theology. The successful candidate will begin teaching in August 2015. Should an appropriate candidate not be identified, the search will continue until the position is filled. Academic rank and salary are dependent on educational credentials, professional experience and publication history. A benefits package (including health and life insurance) and professional allowances for conferences, books and student mentoring are provided. A stipend will be provided for moving expenses. Ordained/licensed faculty may designate a portion of their salary as a housing allowance. Minorities are encouraged to apply. Credentials should include a seminary degree (preferably the M.Div.) and the Ph.D. (although ABD’s will be considered). Local church ministry experience is preferred, along with evidence of scholarly potential and/or history of publication. Prior teaching experience and a record of effectiveness in facilitating student learning outcomes are foundational. Ordination or licensure for ministry is a plus. The successful candidate will undergo a background check. 



    The position requires the teaching of a standard Systematic Theology sequence. Additional courses may include: Ethics; Contemporary Moral Issues; Apologetics and Spiritual Formation. Lectures are captured for use in hybrid and online courses. Normal teaching load is 9 hours a semester, with optional overload, January term and summer teaching, which are separately compensated. Faculty responsibilities include teaching, research and publication, participation in academic guilds/societies, student mentoring and engagement in standard academic committees including participation in assessment-related juried reviews. Local church membership and involvement are expected. Candidates should familiarize themselves with and must affirm the faculty “Teaching Position” (http://www.ps.edu/about-us/faculty-teaching-position/) and hold to biblical inerrancy and a premillennial position concerning the return of Christ. Instructional faculty also commit themselves to a Faculty Community Covenant on Professional Ethics. Application Procedure: Potential candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts and contact information for three references to W. Bingham Hunter, Executive Vice President & Provost. Items may be sent as email attachments to: STsearch@ps.edu.

    Luther Seminary


    Director of Contextual Learning
    Administrative Faculty Position


    Luther Seminary, the largest of the eight Evangelical Lutheran Church of America’s seminaries located in Saint Paul, MN is currently seeking a Director of Contextual Learning to fulfill its commitment to preparing leaders for the apostolic mission of the Church in the 21st century. Candidates should be committed to the missionary character of the Christian faith and to educating evangelical public leaders to minister within a variety of contexts, congregations, and theological traditions.

    The director will provide theological leadership in assisting students, faculty, and support staff in effective development and integration of contextual learning throughout the curriculum. 



    The person selected for this position should possess theologically-informed pastoral imagination and wisdom; she/he should possess a theological perspective for contextual learning, a passion for preparing Christian public leaders who thrive in ministry, and a commitment to innovation in the design and integration of contextual learning within the curriculum. 



    An effective director will possess administrative gifts, knowledge of the Church both locally and globally, experience as a contextual theologian, and significant imagination regarding the integral place of contextual learning within theological education. It is essential that the director have the ability to develop strong collegial relationships with students, faculty, support staff, congregations, and congregational and judicatory leaders across various ethnic and cultural constituencies.



    Leadership experience in congregational contexts is essential. Preference will be given to those candidates who bring demonstrated theological perspectives on contextual theological learning combined with significant cross-cultural skill and experience. The Director of Contextual Learning will have the ability to work effectively with leaders in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and multiple ecclesiastic traditions. 



    The director of this vibrant contextual learning program will be a creative and generative leader who implements current programs as well as leads in the assessment and potential redesign of those programs. The director will:

    • Oversee student learning in teaching congregations, Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and internship by providing for orientation, support, and advising for students so that they might benefit as fully as possible from their experiences in these context-based educational settings; 
    • Engage faculty in the integration of contextual learning across the curricula and be available for occasional teaching; 
    • Recruit congregations and pastoral supervisors who support the missional commitments of Luther Seminary's curricula; 
    • Oversee congregations and pastoral supervisors who provide contextual learning settings; 
    • Establish relationships with organizations and synods through whom contextual learning experiences can thrive; and
    • Supervise the contextual learning staff. 

    The Director of Contextual Learning is an administrator with faculty status. An M.Div or M.A. in a theological discipline is required. A Ph.D., D. Min., or Ed.D. is desirable. As an administrator, the Director serves at the will of the President and reports to the Academic Dean.
Compensation is dependent on qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, candidates should submit to employment@luthersem.edu: 

    • letter of application
    • curriculum vitae 
    • list of references

     

    Wheaton College
    Department of Biblical & Theological Studies


    Blanchard Chair of Old Testament


    Wheaton College seeks candidates for a Blanchard Chair of Old Testament. This position is a full time, tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2015

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., evidence of outstanding teaching and a distinguished record of research and scholarship in Old Testament studies. The position involves mentoring doctoral students, teaching doctoral seminars and playing a leading role in the master’s program in biblical exegesis. Teaching load involves 12 semester hours per year.

    Application deadline: September 30, 2014.

    Send letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

    Judi Nychay
    Blanchard Chair of Old Testament Search Committee
    Wheaton College
    Wheaton, IL 60187-5593

    or via email to: blanchard.ot.search@wheaton.edu

    Application forms will be sent to promising candidates.

    Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to the lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant.

    The College complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Read more about Wheaton College and its programs at www.wheaton.edu.

    Santa Clara University, Religious Studies Department


    Assistant Professor in Contextual Biblical Studies
    Tenure Track


    The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University invites applications for a full-time tenure track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2015, in Biblical Studies (Hebrew Bible or Christian Testament), with a primary research specialization in one or more of the following contextual approaches: postcolonial, feminist, African-American, Asian or Asian American, Latino/a interpretations. The candidate must demonstrate potential for success as a teaching scholar and understand and support the University’s Jesuit, Catholic mission.

    Located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara is a private, Jesuit, Catholic university committed to promoting social justice in a comprehensive educational setting. Faculty are teaching scholars who balance a commitment to quality teaching with active programs of research and creative scholarship. Ideal candidates should therefore demonstrate not only potential for excellent undergraduate teaching, but also promise in sustained research and scholarly publication, and service to the department, College or University

    The department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University is multidisciplinary, with over twenty full-time faculty representing a variety of fields in biblical, theological and religious studies (www.scu.edu/religiousstudies). The successful candidate will offer a range of undergraduate courses that would serve the department’s participation in the University’s Core Curriculum (www.scu.edu/core), our major, and the Lived Religion Collaborative (formerly known as the Local Religion Project), as well as occasional courses in our Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries (www.scu.edu/cas/ pastoralministries). The candidate will teach six courses per year on the quarter system

    The successful candidate will be expected to successfully develop a research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications and that potentially includes undergraduates, and will provide service to the department, College and University, as appropriate to rank. Candidates will also be expected to collaborate with the Centers of Distinction and other departments in interdisciplinary projects.

    Applicants are invited to visit the University’s website (www.scu.edu) for background on Santa Clara’s mission, scope of programs and degrees offered, faculty opportunities for interdisciplinary programs and research, demographic information on the diverse student population we serve, and the integrated strategic plan, which includes as a central priority the goal of advancing contemporary theological studies, education and ministry (www.scu.edu/santaclara2020/plans/elaborated.cfm

    Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

    Also, in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University annually collects and makes publicly available information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents (www.scu.edu/cs/).

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. Completion of the doctoral degree by the time of appointment (September 1, 2015).
    2. Evidence of potential for effective and excellent university-level teaching in upper-division, lower-division and graduate classes is required at the time of appointment.
    3. Evidence of an agenda for scholarship and promise of publication in contextual biblical studies is required.

    Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor, competitive salary and benefits package; housing assistance program

    Starting Date: September 1, 2015

    Application Deadline: September 8, 2014

    Application Procedure:

    Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter or personal statement that includes (a) a statement of teaching philosophy, (b) a projected research agenda, (c) the applicant’s experience or interest in working with people of diverse cultures and identities, (d) a statement on how the applicant’s research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections and contribute to College or university priorities, and (e) the applicant’s understanding of the mission of Santa Clara as a Jesuit, Catholic university; (2) a curriculum vitae and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts; (3) sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from any courses taught; (4) an example of scholarship (e.g., a dissertation chapter or in-press or published article); and (5) three letters of recommendation (applicants will submit reference contact information only; the University will solicit the letters from references directly). Submit all application materials through the hiring portal at https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/1773.

    Southern Methodist University | Perkins School of Theology


    Homiletics


    Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University seeks a senior scholar and teacher for a full time position in Homiletics at the rank of Full Professor (Position #050902) who will be eligible for appointment to the Lois Craddock Perkins Chair in Homiletics. Responsibilities include teaching in degree programs of Perkins School of Theology and in the Graduate Program in Religious Studies of the University, participation in the life and work of Perkins and the University, among them the Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence, the D Min Track in Preaching and Worship, and continuing education work in the field.

    Desirable qualifications include demonstrated achievement as a scholar in a field related to Homiletics (Biblical studies, systematic theology, church history, liturgical studies), ordination to the ministry of the Word, interests and abilities that complement those of others on the Perkins faculty, and knowledge of and appreciation for the Wesleyan theological traditions and their relationship to other Christian traditions.

    Complete job description is available at https://www.smu.edu/Perkins/FacultyAcademics/FacultyOpenings. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

    For most complete consideration, applications should be submitted by October 15. Applications must be submitted electronically at apply.interfolio.com/25168 and have a cover letter, c.v., and names and contact data for at least three references. The successful applicant should expect to begin teaching in the fall of 2015.

    SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

    Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California


    Academic Director, Center for the Study of Hispanic Church & Community


    Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may contact: centrolatinosearch@fuller.edu.

    The deadline for applications is September 30, 2014.

    Fuller Theological Seminary invites candidates for a tenure-track, combined faculty and administrative position as Academic Director of the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community beginning in Fall 2015. Fuller is a multi-denominational seminary and seeks candidates who share its mission and commitment to training men and women for the various leadership roles in the church and the academy. 

The Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community has evolved from its beginnings as a certificate program in 1974 to its current status of offering several master’s degrees entirely in Spanish. Today, over 100 students are taking classes offered through the Center at Fuller Seminary’s campuses in Pasadena and Menlo Park, California, and in Houston, Texas. The 
mission of the Center is to serve Latino churches by preparing pastors and leaders; reflecting theologically and missionally on Latinas and Latinos’ role in church, community, and society; and providing opportunities for research and integration. 

The successful candidate will hold a PhD and expertise in a discipline that falls within Fuller’s School of Theology, and has demonstrated successful service in the academy, ministry-related experience, and administrative skills. Both academic rank and theological discipline are open.

    Essential Functions

    Teaching 

    • Offer core and elective courses in the MA and MDiv programs in both Spanish and English, with the possibility of teaching DMin and/or PhD seminars
    • Interest in integrative, interdisciplinary topics highly desirable

    Administration and Leadership

    • Reporting to the Vice Provost for administrative issues and to the Dean of the School of Theology for academic issues to provide vision, administrative oversight, and academic leadership for the Center for the Study of Hispanic Church and Community
    • Work with the Diversity Council and the School of Theology Dean’s Council to provide advocacy and leadership and to communicate concerns for multicultural and multi-regional campus concerns (especially in areas of recruitment, retention, curriculum, and financial aid for Hispanic/Latino/a students) 
    • Develop and mentor Hispanic/Latino/a students who are preparing for leadership
    • Build partnerships with Hispanic/Latino/a ministries locally, regionally, and nationally, and network with church leadership

    Rank and Other Considerations

    • Tenure-track; initial three-year appointment
    • Rank and position title dependent on qualifications and experience
    • Date position available: September 1, 2015

    Faculty Contract

    • Twelve-month contract, including paid four-week summer leave
    • Teach halftime: three courses per year on the quarter system, including one online course every two years
    • Sabbatical quarter every seventh quarter

    Requirements

    • PhD (or equivalent) in an appropriate academic field of specialization
    • Proven record or promise of publication, with ongoing research plans
    • MDiv (or equivalent), ordination, and/or ministry experience in a Hispanic church
    • Strong interest in theological, social, and ethical dimensions of ministry
    • Faith and lifestyle congruent with the mission of Fuller Theological Seminary as expressed in its Statements of Faith and community standard Fuller Seminary requires each faculty member to sign its Statement of Faith. Commitment to the evangelical and ecumenical heritage of Fuller Theological Seminary. See the Fuller Theological Seminary website
    • 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 in pastoral and other leadership positions
    • Disposition to work collegially in a diverse—multi-ethnic, multi-denominational, multi-regional—seminary community
    • Familiarity with, engagement in, committed to, and supportive of the specific concerns of the Hispanic/Latino/a church community and people of Hispanic/Latino/a descent through teaching and in other activities and relationships
    • Fully bilingual (Spanish/English), with equal fluency (reading, writing, and speaking) in both languages
    • Commitment to educating, affirming, and supporting women in all offices and ministries of the church
    • Specialization in a discipline represented in Fuller Seminary's School of Theology • Strong leadership and managerial skills
    • Academic research and publication in both Spanish and English preferred

    Special Requirements

    This position is subject to a background and credit check

    Must be willing to sign Fuller’s Statement of Faith. All teaching and management positions are restricted to persons who will affirm in writing the Statement of Faith of Fuller Theological Seminary

All employees (faculty, managers, and staff) are expected to adhere to the ethical standards affirmed in the Seminary's Statement of Community Standards as a continuing condition of employment.

    Notes

    Application Information
    Applicants for faculty positions in the School of Theology are asked to submit the following materials (preferably by electronic means using the email address noted below):

    • A letter of interest
    • A curriculum vitae, indicating education, teaching experience, publications, and other professional qualifications
    • A list of three-four references with institutional affiliation and contact information, representing both academic and ministry qualifications

    Method of Application Submission

    Application materials should be submitted electronically to centrolatinosearch@fuller.edu. Persons with questions about this position or the application procedure may also contact us at: centrolatinosearch@fuller.edu.

    Mexican American Catholic College


    Academic Dean


    The Mexican American Catholic College invites applications for Academic Dean. The Dean is responsible for overall planning, implementation, and supervision of degree and non-degree educational programs. The Academic Dean provides leadership in the following: Implementation of instructional policies and programs including curriculum development and maintaining accreditation standards; Maintaining productive and collaborative relationships with key partners; Oversight of faculty matters including recruitment, promotion, ongoing evaluation, professional development, and faculty governance; and Achievement of the MACC's goals for excellence in teaching, ministerial formation, and research.

    Minimum Qualifications: The Academic Dean must hold an earned doctorate in Catholic Theology, Philosophy or a very related field from an accredited institution; an excellent record of teaching, administration and scholarship; excellent bilingual (Spanish/English) communication skills; and the ability to work with a culturally diverse team. The candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing with the Church.

    Please visit MACC's Website for a complete job description: www.maccsa.org.

    Contact Person:

    Dr. Arturo Chávez
    President
    Mexican American Catholic College
    cbarrera@maccsa.org

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Columbia Theological Seminary


    Assistant Professor, American Religious And Cultural History (Tenure-Track)


    GENERAL DESCRIPTION: 

    The tenure-track assistant professor of American Religious and Cultural history is directly accountable to the Dean of Faculty and is a member of the History/Doctrine (HD) area. This position is evaluated annually by the Dean of Faculty and renewal decisions are made as specified in the CTS Faculty Handbook. 

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

    1. Teach required and elective courses relating to American religious and cultural history in the basic and advanced degree programs of the seminary (MDiv, MAPT, MATS, ThM, DMin, and DEdMin), as well as Lifelong Learning programs, according to curricular needs 
    2. Engage in ongoing scholarship and publication in the primary and/or secondary research fields(s) 
    3. Share the results of research with the academy, faith communities, and the wider public 
    4. Fulfill other academic responsibilities, including advising, as a member of the faculty 

     MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:   

     

    • Earned PhD (or equivalent) at time of employment 
    • Demonstrated evidence or promise of research and scholarship in one of the related fields 
    • Demonstrated interest in and passion for teaching history that engages diversity in age, gender, ethnicity, and culture 
    • Active leadership and participation in a faith community 
    • Some understanding of the seminary’s Reformed heritage and identity in the American South, and its mission to educate women and men to serve as leaders in local and global Christian communions 

    OTHER DESIRED QUALITIES: 

    • An historian whose primary field is American religious and cultural history from the pre-colonial period to the present, with an emphasis on the histories, experiences and cultures of Christian communities in North America, especially in the Southeast region
    • Demonstrated understanding of the connected histories of the Americas (North, Central and South)
    • Knowledge and research interests in one or more of the following: Latino/a-American, Caribbean-American, Native-American, Asian-American, African-American, older and new immigrant or borderland Christian communities, Southern church history, and American religious communities other than Christian 

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

    Although physical limitations for this position can be accommodated, the job’s physical demands can include but are not limited to sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, bending, walking, and lifting light objects. Work is performed in an office and classroom environment. 

    DISCLAIMER: 

     The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job. 

    COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ.

    Eastern University

    Professors of Biblical Studies- Old and New Testament

    Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in suburban Philadelphia, invites applications for two full-time, open-rank positions in Biblical Studies in the Department of Christian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, beginning August 2014. The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in either Old or New Testament. While no subspecialty is required, applicants should have an interest in the theological interpretation of Scripture, interdisciplinary work, and in bringing their scholarship and teaching to bear upon ethical issues. Responsibilities for the position include teaching introductory courses in Old and New Testament along with upper level courses in one’s major field of study.

    Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes are encouraged to apply.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but files received by December 1 will receive fullest consideration. Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation to jobs@eastern.edu or by mail to:

    Eastern University Office of Human Resources

    Job #4237 (OT)

    Job #4238 (NT)

    1300 Eagle Rd.

    St. Davids, PA 19087-3696

     

    McCormick Theological Seminary

    Assistant or Associate Professor in Homiletics

    McCormick Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with Reformed, ecumenical, cross-cultural, and urban commitments, invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning the Fall of 2014. We seek candidates with earned doctorates in homiletics or a related field who are also prepared to teach in another area of ministry, such as worship, communications, Christian formation, pastoral care, or other. Candidates should demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching, familiarity with preaching approaches from a variety of cultural contexts (and the scholarship that supports it), and the ability to teach students from multiple social locations. A candidate should possess ministerial sensibility and experience with technology. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, detailed descriptions of two proposed courses (one introductory course, the other in an area of specialization), and a writing sample should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Carol Biesadecki, Senior Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs, at cbiesadecki@mccormick.edu. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 4, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD and at the Academy of Homiletics in Louisville, KY. McCormick Theological Seminary is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

    McCormick Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with Reformed, ecumenical, cross-cultural, and urban commitments, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in the Fall of 2014. We seek candidates with research doctorates in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible who are particularly interested in African-American, Latino/a, and/or Asian-American hermeneutics. Candidates should demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching. Candidates should have commitment to preparing people for leadership in ministry. Candidates should be open to interdisciplinary teaching and have experience with technology. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, detailed descriptions of two proposed courses (one introductory course, the other in an area of specialization), and a writing sample should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Carol Biesadecki, Senior Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs, at cbiesadecki@mccormick.edu. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 4, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. McCormick Theological Seminary is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.

    Graduate Theological Union & Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University

    Joint Faculty Position in Art History and Religion

    The Graduate Theological Union and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (located in Berkeley) invite applications and nominations for a joint tenure-track faculty position as the Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Chair of Art History and Religion. The search is open at all ranks and the position will begin July 1, 2014. Candidates must have scholarly credentials (the Ph.D. or equivalent) in Art History or Art and Religion; competency in some area(s) of Art History and related theological/religious issues; interest in both ministerial and academic relationships between faith and culture; and a developing record of publications involving both art history and religion. In addition, competence to offer masters-level courses in the history of Western Christianity is highly desirable.

    The successful candidate will become a tenure-track faculty member at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU) with responsibilities for teaching, advising, and committee work. Since JST-SCU is a Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Faculty that grants the Licentiate in Sacred Theology and the Doctorate of Sacred Theology, applicants should be willing to participate actively in these academic degree programs. Persons interested in the position should provide a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of reasons for interest in the position, specific qualifications, and the names and contact information of three references. The Search Committee will be co-chaired by Thomas J. Massaro, S.J. (Dean, JST-SCU) and Arthur Holder (Dean, GTU). Review of applications will begin by January 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications should be sent to: Art History and Religion Search Committe,  c/o Angela Munoz. Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709. E-mail: amunoz@gtu.edu   JST-SCU and the GTU are equal opportunity employers; women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

    Vanderbilt Divinity School

    Hebrew Bible Assistant Professor


    Vanderbilt University Divinity School invites applications for the position, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible (tenure track). Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to canonical studies, Ancient Near Eastern studies, philology, contextual hermeneutics, and Mishnaic Hebrew. The successful candidate will have competence in teaching a broad range of students at both the masters and doctoral levels within a pluralistic setting (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php), as well as a strong research and publication agenda. Doctorate must be in hand at time of application. Applicants are to send cover letter and curriculum vitae (as .pdf, .doc or .docx files) to marie.mcentire@vanderbilt.edu , asking three recommenders likewise to send letters to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on November 25th. Teleconference interviews of considered applicants will be conducted on December 11th. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups in the profession are encouraged to apply. Note: Vanderbilt is concurrently conducting a senior-level (tenured) search in Hebrew Bible. Interested parties are invited to refer to that position opening.

    Associate or Full Professor


    Vanderbilt University Divinity School invites applications for a tenured position in Hebrew Bible, at the rank of associate or full professor, with a possible active role in various departments of Arts and Sciences, including Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and Classical Studies. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to canonical studies, Ancient Near Eastern studies, philology, contextual hermeneutics, and Mishnaic Hebrew. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda and body of publications, demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring to bring to masters and doctoral-level programs in a pluralistic setting (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php), and a record of service to academic institutions and professional organizations. Applicants are to send cover letter and curriculum vitae (as .pdf, .doc or .docx files) to marie.mcentire@vanderbilt.edu , asking three recommenders likewise to send letters to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on December 15th. Personal inquiries and confidential nominations may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Bruce Morrill (bruce.morrill@vanderbilt.edu). Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups in the profession are encouraged to apply. Note: Vanderbilt is concurrently conducting a junior-level (tenure-track) search in Hebrew Bible. Interested parties are invited to refer to that position opening.

    The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago


    Pastoral/Practical Theology and Ecclesiology/Church and Mission

     

    • Pastoral/Practical Theology. The selected individual will teach courses common to many IPS programs that match the individual's strengths and attend to the diversity of pastoral contexts particularly within the U.S. 
 
    • Ecclesiology/Church and Mission. The selected individual will teach courses in ecclesiology/church and mission, with attention to the global and contextually diverse nature of the contemporary church and the variety of ministry settings. 

    The successful applicant will bring an earned doctorate in theology or a related field, and a strong record of (or clear potential for) excellence in research, teaching, distinguished scholarship, and student mentorship in their area.  

    Candidates must be supportive of Loyola's Catholic and Jesuit mission. Now in its fifth decade as one of the premier academic programs in education for ministry, the IPS contributes vitally to this mission, offering Masters degrees in pastoral studies, divinity, spirituality, pastoral counseling, health care mission leadership, and social justice and community development.  

    Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references through Loyola's online application system which, along with a more complete position description, can be found at:  

    Pastoral/Practical Theology: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56580

     Ecclesiology/Church and Mission: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56579

    Applications should be received by November 25, 2013 for full consideration. Position (rank open) begins in August 2014.

    Inquiries about the position should be directed to: M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, mlysaught@luc.edu

    SMU/Perkins School of Theology

    Director of the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program and Regional Course of Study

      This position reports to the Dean of the Perkins School of Theology and will provide leadership for the following two programs: the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program (a program of Perkins School of Theology that serves the ministry and leadership needs primarily of United Methodist churches that are Hispanic or Latino/a in identity), and the Regional Course of Study School (a program of The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, which provides basic theological education prescribed by the church's Book of Discipline, to licensed local pastors who were not enrolled in graduate-level seminary degree program for their theological studies).

     About SMU

      SMU is a nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools and is a distinguished center for teaching and research located in the heart of Dallas. SMU’s 11,000 students benefit from small classes, leadership opportunities, international study and innovative programs. SMU is celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1911 and its opening in 1915. Entering its second century of achievement, SMU enjoys recognition as a prominent national university focused on shaping world changers.

     The University prepares students for leadership in their professions and in their communities. Our location near the heart of Dallas – a thriving center of commerce and culture – offers students challenging experiences on campus and beyond. Relationships with the Dallas region provide a platform for launching careers throughout the world. The University provides a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and professional and graduate programs through seven degree-granting schools. The learning environment includes opportunities for research, community service, study abroad, internships and mentoring.

      SMU was founded by what is now The United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders, and was shaped by the entrepreneurial spirit of the region. The University is nonsectarian in its teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry. SMU's tree lined campus is just five miles north of downtown Dallas and offers a unique workplace environment, including historic Georgian architecture buildings, beautiful lawns, landscaped gardens and an exciting campus community.

    The Position

     

    With regard to the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program the Director’s specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to: 

     

    Planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating a wide range of programs, events, and activities designed to prepare persons for leadership in ministry with Hispanic-Latino/a communities and promote theological reflection on Hispanic-Latino/a life and culture. Cooperating with the Perkins faculty in planning, coordinating, and evaluating Hispanic-Latino/a studies programs that are mandated by the Perkins curriculum. Planning, coordinating, and evaluating leadership training for Hispanic-Latino/a ministries that serve The United Methodist Church and other religious communities. Working with faculty and church leadership to develop new programs relevant to emerging needs in Hispanic-Latino/a ministries. Participating in the community life, student recruitment, and faculty development programs of Perkins School of Theology. Advising a Perkins student organization – L@s Seminaristas. Serving as a member of the Senior Administrators team at Perkins School of Theology. Managing grants received for projects or programs developed by Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program related to Hispanic-Latino/a ministries and general agencies of The United Methodist Church. Manage budgets for multiple programs including grants from church agencies and other bodies. Coordinating continuing education training for external persons who work with Hispanic-Latino/a ministries (clergy and lay leaders). Advising students as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, including students enrolled in the Certificate in Hispanic Studies. Planning, executing, and evaluating the Licensing School in Spanish following GBHEM guidelines. Publishing and administering the work of the journal Apuntes (quarterly publication). Working closely with Director of Faith Calls: Theological Programs for Youth and Young Adults to develop and promote Hispanic-Latino/a presence and participation. Providing a liaison to Hispanic-Latino/a UMC Organizations such as La Asociacion and MARCHA. Representing Perkins at various conferences and events. Supervising Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program office staff.

    With regard to the Regional Course of Study School (COSS) at Perkins the Director’s specific responsibilities and duties, include but are not limited to:

    Planning, executing, and evaluating the Regional Course of Study School catalog and program at Perkins which offers courses in English and Spanish. Supervising Perkins extension and satellite COSS programs. Recruiting faculty, worship coordinator, and academic resource person(s) for COSS (2 years in advance). Approving and monitoring student requests for pre-class work extensions and working with faculty regarding books and assignments. Administering COSS program for one month in July/August by meeting daily with faculty, students, and student groups; participating in worship; orienting incoming students and faculty; coordinating graduation ceremony; meeting with the Advisory Board. Cultivating international connections with COSS students who come from countries other than the U.S. Supervising COSS office staff. Additionally, the Director of the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program and Regional Course of Study School is a member of the faculty of Perkins School of Theology and participates in teaching, professional and spiritual formation programs, and student advising as appropriate to his/her experience and education. Required: Graduate theological degree with a background in theological/religious studies. A minimum of seven year work experience. Membership, experience in, and broad knowledge of The United Methodist Church, including the Hispanic-Latino/a church. Experience in program planning, leadership training, or higher education administration. Experience in administering budgets. Preferred: Ordination as a Deacon/Elder in The United Methodist Church. Administrative and/or teaching experience. Conversant with ethnic pluralities relative to the Hispanic-Latino/a population in the U.S. Candidates must demonstrate a proven record of excellence in leadership. Must have the ability to communicate effectively (written and spoken) in English and Spanish. Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and collaboratively within a team environment. Candidate must possess strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage objectives. Must also have strong interpersonal and oral communication skills to work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students. Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook). Must have the ability to travel. For full consideration candidates are asked to provide the following information: 1) A letter of intent. 2) A current curriculum vitae. 3) Three letters of references.

    Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by October 1, 2013. The position is open until filled.

     

    To Apply: Please visit our website www.smu.jobs to access the online application. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to Job ID#: 900478. SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.

     

       

    Yale Divinity School


    Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics


    Yale Divinity School is seeking to fill a tenure-track appointment in Christian Social Ethics at the assistant professor level, to begin July 1, 2014. The area of specialization is open, but the capacity to contribute actively to the joint degree program with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is particularly desirable. In an ecumenical environment and in discussion with other religions, Yale Divinity School prepares students for lay and ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of religious leadership roles, professional involvements, and public service. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by July 1, 2014. A letter of application with curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a brief writing sample should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3175 . Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013.

    Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

    Brite Divinity School


    Assistant/Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible


    Brite Divinity School, an ecumenical, progressive seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and related to Texas Christian University, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Hebrew Bible. Level of appointment is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Demonstrated competence in teaching, scholarly research, and publication record appropriate to the level of appointment is expected. Candidates with expertise in Pentateuch, prophets, or historical books and with demonstrated theoretical and methodological engagement with critical interdisciplinary theories such as postcolonial, feminist, gender, queer, postmodern, and racial/cultural studies are especially encouraged to apply. Commitment to teaching and mentoring students, in both Masters and Doctoral programs, is expected. Teaching competencies should include the ability to reflect theologically on texts. Teaching load is four courses (including introductory levels) per year. Brite is an EEO employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. Scholars from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, upload a letter of application describing interests in teaching and research and C.V. to https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Welcome.asp. Send three letters of recommendation to Dean Joretta Marshall, Brite Divinity School, TCU Box 298130, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2014.
     

    Southern Methodist University


    Maguire University Professorship of Ethics (Position number 00050938)


    Southern Methodist University invites applications and nominations for a senior scholar in ethics to assume the Maguire University Professorship of Ethics. The chair is one of two University professorships in ethics whose holder reports directly to the Provost. The incumbent’s specialization can be in any area of ethics. In addition to her/his own research, the chairholder’s responsibilities include teaching undergraduates, having opportunities to work with graduate and professional students, working with a strong group of ethicists on campus, and serving as a member of the board of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. The chairholder may interact with other centers on campus such as the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, and contribute to interdisciplinary work on campus and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The successful candidate should be an internationally recognized scholar with a distinguished record in research, publication, and teaching.

    Nominations or letters of application, including curriculum vitae and list of references should be submitted by November 1, 2013, to:

    Professor Peter K. Moore
    Chair, Maguire Chair Search Committee
    Southern Methodist University
    P.O. Box 750235
    Dallas, Texas 75275-0317

    The appointment begins fall 2014. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by November 1, 2013, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the decision after the position is filled.

    SMU will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program or educational activity on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

    Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University


    Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew


    Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, seeks a faculty member in Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew (Position #050184). This is a search at the senior level at the rank of Full Professor, with tenure. The appointee will teach courses in the various degree programs of Perkins School of Theology and in the M. A. and Ph.D. curricula of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies of Southern Methodist University. Scholarly achievement, including publications in the field of the appointment, and participation in the life of the school, including its governance and duties normally assumed by faculty members, are among the responsibilities. The Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.

    Essential qualifications include: demonstrated achievement as a scholar in Old Testament Interpretation and in Biblical Hebrew; interest and ability in interpreting the Old Testament in its theological, literary, and historical dimensions and in contemporary methodological perspectives; demonstrated achievement as a teacher; commitment to the primary mission of Perkins School of Theology to prepare women and men for effective leadership in the church; commitment to the objectives of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies for a career as teacher-scholar; and knowledge of and appreciation for Wesleyan theological traditions and their relationship to other Christian theological traditions. Desirable qualifications include: knowledge of ancient near eastern languages cognate to Biblical Hebrew; backgrounds, interests, perspectives, and abilities that complement those of other members of the Perkins faculty, with openness to pedagogical and scholarly collaboration; understanding of, and commitment to, the life and practice of communities of faith. Responsibilities begin in fall term 2014.

    Apply online at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/21765. All applications must include a CV, three references, and all contact information, including an e-mail address. To ensure complete consideration, applications must be filed by October 31, 2013, but the Search Committee will consider applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

    View the full job description at http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/FacultyAcademics/FacultyOpenings. Send inquiries to jmonroy@smu.edu.

    SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.