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Claremont Graduate University
Department of Religion
Assistant/Associate Professor of American Religions
The Religion Department at Claremont Graduate University invites applications for a tenure-track, advanced assistant or associate professor of American religions, with a preferred specialization in African American and/or Latino/a religion in North America.
Candidates should be primarily prepared to teach and advise M.A. and Ph.D. students in the department's program in American religions, while the ideal candidate will also contribute to the department's program in comparative scripture. Special preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to teach a graduate-level religious studies theory and method course. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in religious studies or related fields, as well as a proven track record and future trajectory of scholarly achievement.
The appointment is scheduled to commence in Fall 2016. Intellectual breadth is important in our department and university. Regardless of specialization, we seek candidates eager to help graduate students who possess a wide range of interests discover nuances and make connections across fields and topics in their scholarly work. In addition to research and teaching, faculty at CGU work closely advising and mentoring MA and doctoral students on their theses and dissertations and on their career preparation. The successful candidate will have outstanding teaching and mentoring skills, a demonstrably strong record of publications, and experience advising students from diverse backgrounds.
Please submit a letter of application, CV, and writing sample (30 pages maximum), and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Patrick Mason, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Religion, Claremont Graduate University, 831 N. Dartmouth Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711. Applications must be postmarked or submitted electronically by 5 October 2015. Electronic submissions accepted via Interfolio at: apply.interfolio.com/30233. Please visit our website for more information about this position: www.cgu.edu/pages/6986.asp.
Claremont Graduate University, a private, free-standing graduate school, is part of the Claremont College Consortium. Nestled in beautiful Claremont, CA, the seven-college consortium offers a diverse, university-sized faculty set within a liberal arts college atmosphere, all within 35 miles of downtown Los Angeles. Claremont Graduate University affirms the values and goals of developing and maintaining a diverse faculty and student body and strongly encourages the applications of women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups. CGU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws.
Claremont Graduate University is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply as are individuals who have membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding: Alaska Natives, Black/African Americans, Mexican American/Chicanas/Chicanos, Native American Indians, Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian), and Puerto Ricans.
Chicago Theological Seminary
Assistant Professor of Practical Theology
Chicago Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, three-year term (with potential for conversion to tenure-track) position in Practical Theology to begin July 1, 2016. We have special interests in Homiletics, Pastoral Care, and Psychology and Religion. Applications from scholars with strengths in the areas of mujerista, feminist, womanist, queer, and/or interreligious approaches to the practice of ministry are encouraged. Ph.D. required, experience with online learning preferred. Applicants should share the seminary's historic commitments to social justice and the care of persons, and be able to teach in six degree programs (MA, MARL, MDiv, STM, DMin, PhD) with several concentrations.
The successful candidate will have a scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication. Send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and contact information for three references (name, address, telephone, and email) to Emily Vogt, Assistant to the Academic Dean, at either [email protected] or,
Chicago Theological Seminary
1407 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637-2902
Deadline for applications is September 8. A seminary affiliated related to the United Church of Christ with a diverse, ecumenical, interreligious faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.
Texas Christian University
Department of Religion
The Texas Christian University, Department of Religion, invites applications for a one-year lecturer appointment in Religion for the academic year 2015-2016. Teach a 4/4 load of predominantly introductory courses. Position Requirements Ph.D. required (no ABD's will be considered). A minimum of two years in full-time teaching required. Introductory teaching experience in two of the following areas required: World Religions, Biblical studies, Society and Culture (see www.rel.tcu.edu for examples).
Consideration of candidates will begin April 20 and continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application, a one-page teaching statement and a curriculum vitae to https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty and arrange for two letters of reference that address teaching to be sent by the reviewer directly to [email protected]. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Contact Name: Nadia Lahutsky
Contact Email Address: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 817.257.6451
Contact Fax: 817.257.7495
Contact Website Address: www.rel.tcu.edu
New Brunswick Theological Seminary
The Dirk Romeyn Professor of Metro-Urban Ministry
The New Brunswick Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position with a specialization in Urban Ministry. The primary focus of this position will be teaching courses in Urban Ministry and to train students for transformational leadership to the global church.
Responsibilities include teaching urban ministry courses, classical discipline courses, academic advisement and faculty committee work.
Depending on expertise, an additional administrative position may be negotiated, as well as inauguration into the endowed chair associated with the position. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant ministry
and teaching experience. A terminal degree in fields related to urban ministry, ethics, church and society, sociology of religion, practical theology or urban planning is strongly preferred. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Must be an active member of a local congregation and willing to embrace anti-racist practices.
Successful candidates will be creative in their approach to urban ministry education and work well within a collaborative learning environment. Candidates should be able to begin full time employment in the fall of 2015.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary was founded more than 230 years ago – the first Protestant seminary established in North America. Our dedication to providing rigorous and accessible training for a diverse community of students has made us the institution of choice for those who demand an exceptional seminary education, a flexible academic schedule and the sustenance of a spiritually rich community.
Although New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a teaching institution of the Reformed Church in America, the Seminary considers it a privilege and a responsibility to train persons from many other denominations for ministry. As a result, NBTS’ faculty and student body reflect the rich diversity of God's whole people.
An ecumenical and urban institution, NBTS offers distinguished academic training for our present and future American mosaic. Students come from a wide variety of careers and backgrounds, bringing with them rich experiences in faith and life. Our innovative curriculum provides the context in which all this diversity of ethnicity, culture, denominations and experience can be expressed in a single conversation: an educative process which values
each person's calling and gifts.
Our Professors take a personal interest in their students, understanding that preparation for ministry involves more than classroom instruction. A blending of high standards in traditional academics and in community analysis and public theology rests upon a foundation of an action-reflection model of theological engagement. Committed to excellence in ministry, the Faculty teaches with passion and creativity, encourages active critical thinking, and practices ongoing self-reflection in its work together and with students. The result is an unparalleled educational opportunity for the women and men who will lead the church in an increasingly complex and pluralistic context.
Especially welcome are applications from those who bring diverse ethnic, racial, and international perspectives to their teaching, scholarship, and Christian faith.
Interested parties should email a cover letter and vitae by April 1, 2015 to Dr. Willard W. C. Ashley,
Sr., [email protected]. Dr. Ashley serves as the Dean of the Seminary and Associate Professor of Practical Theology, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Asbury Theological Seminary
School of Theology and Formation
Asbury Theological Seminary announces a faculty position in Theology (with administrative responsibilities) for its Memphis, Tennessee site, commencing July 2015. Tenure and non-tenure tracks are possible depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. For the non-tenure track, which is initially a three-year appointment, the accrued years of service would count toward tenure if the position becomes permanent (in Memphis, Florida or Kentucky). Rank is open. Consistent with the Seminary’s commitment to distance learning, the person hired in this position will be expected to be available to teach online courses as needed.
Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. or comparable degree in theology, with strong preference given to persons with degrees in some aspect of Wesleyan theology. In addition, since part of the workload will be coordinating with the Dean of the School of Theology and Formation, and the various student services offices in Kentucky, skills in organizational administration will be deemed a valuable asset. Some knowledge of Spanish and experience in distance learning are desirable, but neither is required.
Asbury Theological Seminary is a confessional seminary in the Wesleyan tradition. Enthusiastic agreement with the Seminary’s confessional statement of faith, faculty covenant, and ethos statement is essential.
Nominations, applications (letter, CV, and three letters of reference), or questions may be addressed to:
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Theology and Formation
Asbury Theological Seminary
204 N. Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40390-1199
Digital submissions are acceptable in PDF formatting: Email: [email protected]
Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015. Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2015.
The School of Divinity
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
Howard University School of Divinity invites applications for a position in Hebrew Bible at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2015. We are seeking candidates with broad interests and competencies to diversify and strengthen the divinity school's offerings in biblical studies. The successful candidate will show evidence of ability to teach online courses or willingness to become adept at doing so. The position requires thorough competence in biblical Hebrew and working knowledge of related Semitic languages, familiarity with the social context of ancient Israelite culture including its neighbors in Canaan, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Cush. Expertise in the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible with grounding in both historical critical methods and contemporary hermeneutical approaches is also necessary. Bilingual candidates who speak English and either Spanish or Korean are a plus. Applicants must hold a PhD or the equivalent by the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly publication and teaching excellence as well as a penchant for interdisciplinary work or will demonstrate promise of excellence in these areas. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of five courses at the masters (and possibly doctoral) degree level per year and will participate in committee work and advise students.
Letters of application, accompanied by curriculum vitae, writing sample and/or select publications, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a statement of up to 500 words describing the role of teaching and scholarship in a) employing a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engaging multicultural and pluralistic contexts; c) envisioning preparation of leaders for the church, the academy, and society; and d) contributing to the ongoing life of a graduate school of theology should be sent to: Hebrew Bible Search Committee, c/o Office of Academic Affairs, Howard University School of Divinity, 1400 Shepherd Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. Initial inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kwasi Kwakye-Nuako at [email protected]. Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled. Located within a research extensive university setting, HUSD is a culturally diverse community that strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
University of Dayton
Graduate Assistantship in Campus Ministry
The University of Dayton Campus Ministry is seeking faith-filled applicants for the Graduate Assistantship program. This two year program allows graduate students to gain campus ministry experience while pursuing a Master of Theology or Pastoral Ministry. GAs work 20 hours/week in Campus Ministry and engage in ongoing pastoral and spiritual formation for ministry while pursuing their degree. Six Campus Ministry positions are available for 2015-16. They are Residence Life Ministry, Neighborhood Ministry, Center for Social Concern, Retreats, Program for Christian Leadership, and Parish Faith Formation. Responsibilities include building faith community through spiritual and social programs, directing retreats, planning worship services, planning service outreach, coordinating faith formation, forming faith-filled student leaders, and providing pastoral support. Tuition, stipend, and housing are provided. Application and information are available at www.udayton.edu/ministry/. Applications due February 1.
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Graduate Department of Religion
Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY DIVINITY SCHOOL invites applications and nominations for the Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies to be filled by a tenured (rank open) faculty member. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in both the Divinity program (M.Div. & M.T.S.), which prepares students for ministry and public leadership, and in the Graduate Department of Religion (M.A. & Ph.D.), which prepares students for teaching and research. The chair holder will be expected to provide leadership in relating the school to The United Methodist Church and in preparing lay and clergy for service in the local and global ministries of that church. An earned doctorate and an established record of scholarly research and publication are required. While the area is open, we prefer a field of study closely related to history, theology, or global Christianity and the Methodist movement.
Underrepresented persons with regards to gender, race, and ethnicity and/or persons who represent international contexts are encouraged to apply. Highly desirable attributes include: ability to oversee doctoral programming and study, a past record of teaching in Wesleyan studies, and conference standing in The United Methodist Church. The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are to send cover letter and curriculum vitae (as a .pdf file) to [email protected]. Likewise, the committee asks for at least three recommendation letters (.pdf files) to be sent to the same email address. Address inquiries or letters of nomination to: James Hudnut-Beumler, Chair, c/o Marie McEntire, The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Center for Stewardship Leaders
Director of Center for Stewardship Leaders
Luther Seminary is seeking a leader passionate about stewardship theology and practice to serve as full-time Director of Stewardship Leadership, an endowed position. In this unique role, the Director of Stewardship Leadership will combine administrative work with teaching and research to advance the goal of shaping a multidimensional culture of stewardship theology and practice in households, congregations, and society.
Key faculty responsibilities include teaching courses in congregational mission and leadership at the master’s and doctoral levels, initiating and overseeing research with congregational and denominational partners, mentoring students in faithful financial leadership, and developing web resources for the church. Capacity to collaborate in the portfolio-based vocational formation of students and ability to engage in effective web-based and web-enhanced teaching and learning is required.
Key administrative responsibilities include partnering with seminary departments and community leaders to promote and support stewardship education training and resources to foster theological reflection on the ordering of economic life in households, congregations, and society.
Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. The position will begin in the early months of 2015. Review of applications will begin after December 1 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
Chicago Theological Seminary
Theology and/or Practical Theology
Assistant Professor, Theology or Practical Theology
Chicago Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Theology and/or Practical Theology to begin July 1, 2015. The seminary welcomes applicants who engage in interdisciplinary work, and integrate theology and practice. Ph.D. required. Knowledge of one or more religious traditions in addition to Christianity, and commitment to interreligious engagement, are desirable. Applications from scholars with strengths in the areas of mujerista, feminist, womanist, and queer approaches to religion and society are encouraged. Applicants should share the seminary’s historic commitments to social justice and the care of persons, and be able to teach in six degree programs (MA, MARL, M.Div., STM, D.Min., Ph.D.) with several concentrations. The successful candidate will have a scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication.
Applicants should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Emily Vogt, Assistant to the Academic Dean, at either [email protected] or Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-2902. Review of applications begins October 1. Prearranged interviews at the Annual Meeting of AAR/SBL are anticipated. A seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.
Loyola University Chicago
Institute of Pastoral Studies
Professor of Ecclesiology/Church and Mission
The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a position (rank open) in Ecclesiology/Church and Mission beginning August 2015. 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, with a focus in ecclesiology/Church and mission. Expertise in Roman Catholic ecclesiology, particularly in the US context, as well as a strong record of (or clear potential for) excellence in research, teaching, distinguished scholarship, and student mentorship is desired.
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 here.
Applications should be received by November 25, 2014 for full consideration.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, [email protected].
Congregational and Community Care
Congregational and Community Care Leadership
Luther Seminary, the largest of the eight ELCA seminaries, located in St. Paul, MN, is seeking a theologically reflective and imaginative person for a tenure-eligible position in Congregational and Community Care Leadership. Candidates should have ministry experience and be committed to communal-contextual and intercultural paradigms of pastoral care and demonstrate the capacity to relate theology with psychology and other social sciences in caring for persons, congregations, and communities. Responsibilities include teaching foundational and elective courses in Congregational and Community Care leadership in a variety of academic programs, the ability to engage in effective web-based and web-enhanced teaching and learning is required. A Ph.D. in pastoral care, congregational ministry, practical theology or the equivalent is required.
Review of applications will begin after November 14th 2014 and will continue until position is filled. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. For full job description and application information please see: http://www.luthersem.edu/employment/positions_Luther.aspx.
Wake Forest University
Department of Religion and School of Divinity
Edith B. and Arthur E. Earley Chair of Catholic and Latin American Studies
Wake Forest University Department of Religion and School of Divinity invite applications for the Edith B. and Arthur E. Earley Chair of Catholic and Latin American Studies. This is an open rank, full-time, tenure-track/tenured position beginning July 1, 2015. Academic training in theological and/or religious studies is expected, with preference given to candidates with research expertise in liberation or post-colonial thought. Competence in Spanish, Portuguese, or an indigenous Latin American language is desirable. This position will have teaching responsibilities in both the Department of Religion and the School of Divinity. The primary tenure home will be determined by the candidate’s teaching and research interests. In addition, this position will involve teaching in the Latin American Studies program. Qualifications include completed or equivalent of Ph.D., a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated promise for continuing research and publication.
For complete details and to apply, go to http://wakejobs.silkroad.com or call (336) 758-4700. Applications must include a statement on teaching and research, CV, and a sampling of teaching evaluations. Candidates must also supply three confidential letters of reference to be sent separately by their authors to Jo Ann Trethaway at [email protected] (pdf preferred, word documents accepted). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by November 1 to be considered for an interview at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego. Only online applications will be accepted. Specific questions about the position may be addressed to the search committee at [email protected]
Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Texas Christian University
Department of Religion
New Testament and Early Christianity
Texas Christian University, Department of Religion, invites applications to a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in New Testament and Early Christianity to begin August 2015.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent in New Testament and early Christianity. Interest and competency in the religious and philosophical traditions of the Greco-Roman period and in Second Temple Judaism will be highly desirable. Teaching responsibilities involve 5 courses a year, including Greek, upper level undergraduate offerings in New Testament and early Christianity, and introductory Religion courses that meet TCU Core Curriculum requirements. The successful candidate will participate in the Classical Studies minor of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and may give support to the JewishStudies Program of Brite Divinity School/TCU.
The department (http://www.rel.tcu.edu) is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Initial applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com/, include a letter (addressed to Dr. David Moessner, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by an applicant’s recommenders directly to: Jacqulyn Curry at [email protected] or at:
TCU Human Resources
TCU Box 298200
Fort Worth, TX 76129.
Consideration of candidates is underway and will continue until the position is filled. TCU is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or veteran status.
Phillips Theological Seminary
Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2015, in New Testament. Rank open; salary commensurate with rank. Ph.D or Th.D preferred; ABD considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in New Testament exegesis including proficiency in emerging methodologies, such as postcolonial, critical race theory, gender hermeneutics, queer studies, etc. Responsibilities will include teaching in both the Master’s and Doctor of Ministry programs across on-campus and online formats.
Please send a cover letter expressing interest in the position and detailing relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, and the names and contact information of at least three references to [email protected]. In addition, please include a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy that addresses how experiences of diversities in a seminary community connect to the education of leaders in congregations and in a variety of public settings. The search will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Phillips is an ecumenical seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and is committed to expanding the diversities of its board, faculty, staff and student community.
See http://ptstulsa.edu/NewTestamentFacultySearch for position description.
Southern Methodist University
Maguire University Professorship of Ethics
Position number 00050938: Maguire University Professorship of Ethics. 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. The successful candidate should be an internationally recognized scholar with a distinguished record in research, publication, and teaching. In addition to her/his own research, the chairholder’s responsibilities include teaching undergraduates, interacting 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 also 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. Finally he or she will have opportunities to work with graduate and professional students.
Nominations or letters of application, including curriculum vitae and list of references should be submitted by January 1, 2015, to:
Professor Peter K Moore
Chair, Maguire Chair Search Committee
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 235
Dallas, Texas 75275-0317.
The appointment begins fall 2015. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by January 1, 2015, 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.