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    Seattle University

    Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics Theology and Religious Studies Department


    The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Christian ethics beginning September 2017.

    Responsibilities include teaching courses in the major and the university Core, research and service. Preferred teaching and scholarly expertise in theological ethics at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, solid scholarly potential, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, values, and vision. Candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Catholic Studies, Global African Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and/or Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply.

    Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Christian ethics or related discipline by September 2017; teaching competence in Catholic theology in order to teach in the University Core Curriculum; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.

    Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

    In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

    Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Include a letter of interest; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); and the names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited upon request). Review of applications begins October 15, 2016. Although attendance is not required, interviews will be held at the November 2016 AAR/SBL meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Open until filled.

    Iliff School of Theology


    Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty


    Iliff School of Theology seeks a collaborative, transformative, and visionary leader who will bring a history of scholarly accomplishment, educational innovation, and administrative experience to the role Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty (hereafter referred to as the SVPAA/Dean). Reporting directly to the President, the SVPAA/Dean will lead and inspire a faculty of 21 full-time and 30 adjunct scholar/teachers and 14 administrative staff.

    The Iliff School of Theology is a United Methodist-related graduate theological school with an ecumenical and interfaith spirit offering the following degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Social Justice and Ethics; Masters of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care. In addition, we offer a Ph.D. in the Study of Religion with the University of Denver through the Joint Doctoral Program. Iliff is an equal opportunity employer and strives to include diversity in its faculty and teaching, including racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural diversity, and is committed to becoming a more globally conscious and globally connected community. Iliff offers courses and degree programs on campus, in hybrid forms, and online. For more information, visit us at www.iliff.edu.

    As the chief academic officer, the SVPAA/Dean:

    • Has primary administrative responsibility for all academic and degree programs, including faculty development and deployment.
    • Shares oversight of the Joint Ph.D. Program in the study of Religion with a senior administrator at The University of Denver.
    • Is directly responsible to the President for the general oversight of Iliff’s academic administration, programs, and resources in order to accomplish the mission and educational goals of the School.
    • Serves as a leader of the faculty and a collaborative member of the President’s cabinet.
    • Carries out Iliff’s academic mission to prepare leaders for: the church and other religious communities, justice seeking community movements and organizations, and for the academy.
    • Mentors faculty, support their professional development, and further strengthen the spirit of intellectual engagement among his/her faculty colleagues.
    • Participates with other cabinet-level administrators in leadership and strategizing for every aspect of Iliff’s life.

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Have the ability to dream, “think outside the box,” listen to new ideas, and have the skills to strategize and implement the school’s vision.
    • Contribute through publications to the academic rigor of the institution.
    • Lead a diverse faculty in deepening their commitments to racial and social justice within the curriculum and the life of the Iliff community.
    • Have a background of being actively engaged in a community of color bridging the academy with the faith and/or justice community.
    • Balance the implementation of administrative goals with being the primary voice and advocate of the faculty.

    The successful candidate will bring: an earned doctorate in a field appropriate to theological education and a record of significant research, influential publications, and success as a teacher.

    Applications should include a letter of applications addressing the position responsibilities, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of 3 references. Please send nominations, inquiries and queries in confidence and electronically to: [email protected]

    For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by December 1, 2016.

    Oblate School of Theology

    New Testament


    Oblate School of Theology, founded and sponsored by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is a Catholic graduate and professional school, which provides education for the church’s mission and ministry in the world. Through degree and certificate programs the School strives to educate and form candidates for priestly and lay ministry. The pastoral orientation of the School requires practical and reflective engagement with the multi-cultural, global reality of church and society. Drawing upon Oblate’s location in San Antonio, Texas and its historical dedication to the Mexican-American presence in the Southwest; learning, teaching, and research are particularly focused on the diverse and rich Hispanic reality of the Americas.

    Oblate invites applications for a faculty position in New Testament at the level of Assistant Professor, to start in August of 2017. The candidate will have a PhD and/or SSL in New Testament; although ABD candidates will be considered. A successful applicant will be familiar with, and able to teach a variety of critical approaches to Scripture, including historical critical, narrative and sociological criticism. He or she will have a thorough knowledge of New Testament Greek, as well as at least one modern research language. In addition, the candidate will be thoroughly familiar with Roman Catholic teaching on the interpretation of Scripture. She or he will teach foundational and elective courses at the Masters, Doctor of Ministry levels, as well as courses and workshops in continuing education and community outreach programs.

    The successful candidate will be willing and able to engage in the formation process of candidates, ordained and lay, who come from extremely diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This requires familiarity with, and flexible use of pedagogical practices to help second language learners, who are a majority of the student population. A person who is fluently bilingual in Spanish will be able to reach out to most of Oblate’s students. The candidate will also be familiar with pedagogical practices for successful online teaching. The New Testament scholar will be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education in an ecumenically diverse setting. She or he will serve on faculty committees, act as a consultant or mentor for students in the theological field education program and act as academic advisor in a variety of degree programs. To apply submit the following documents electronically:

    1. A cover letter and CV
    2. Contact information for three references
    3. A statement of up to 1000 words describing your pedagogical practices for teaching New Testament; how you would mentor students from diverse cultural backgrounds; how would you continue to research and grow as a New Testament scholar.

    Send documentation to:
    Scott Woodward
    Academic Dean
    Oblate School of Theology
    [email protected]

    California Lutheran University
    Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (Berkeley, CA)

    Assistant Professor in New Testament


    Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) of California Lutheran University, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament at the level of Assistant Professor. Start date is August 2016. Because the seminary and university aspire to become leaders among their peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress responding to the needs and concerns of racial/ethnic minorities, we seek candidates who can mentor especially African-American and/or Latin@ students and are able to teach courses that deepen student and faculty awareness regarding power dynamics related to race/ethnicity.

    The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in New Testament. ABD candidates will be considered. Spanish-speaking ability will be considered an asset. We seek an early career scholar who connects the academy and the church, draws students into the task of relating biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world, and employs critical hermeneutical methodologies that draw out the relation of sacred texts to living questions found in contemporary contexts. The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective Master's level courses in New Testament and Greek in the ecumenical and interreligious GTU. In addition there is the possibility of teaching in the Ph.D. program of the GTU, contingent on time restrictions and invitation of the Core Doctoral Faculty.

    Candidates should have the capacity to teach in online modalities, possess an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education, 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.

    To apply, submit electronically a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: 1) mentor especially African-American and/or Latin@ students and deepen student and faculty awareness regarding power dynamics related to race/ethnicity; 2) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including online teaching; 3) fulfill your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world as you contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and graduate school of theology; 4) engage with interpretations of the New Testament widely attributed to Lutheranism while encouraging and empowering all students to draw from the wisdom of their particular traditions and articulate the distinctiveness of those traditions.

    Applications will be received until April 11. Submit completed application materials online at: https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/1920 For more information, please contact Dr. Shauna Hannan (Chair of the NT Search Committee) at [email protected].

    University of Dayton


    Campus Minister for Community Outreach


    The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a Top Ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

    The Campus Minister for Community Outreach assists the development, implementation, support, promotion and evaluation of Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern's opportunities for reflective community service that unite faith and action for justice. This campus minister provides co-curricular service-learning and civic engagement opportunities and student leadership development; educates students on social justice issues from a faith perspective; works collaboratively with various campus units on service, social justice and civic engagement programs; and cultivates and maintains mutually beneficial partnerships with Dayton area community service organizations to meet real community needs. This campus minister also oversees the development of service and social action student organizations. This is a ten-month position with full benefits.

    To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people of disability and veterans.

    For complete job posting, application information, and to submit resume, cover letter and list of references visit http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/19643 Deadline March 18, 2016.

    Wheaton College
    Biblical & Theological Studies and Archaeology

    Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament


    Wheaton College seeks candidates who are specialists in New Testament Literature and Exegesis with expertise in Second Temple Archaeology and History or Classical Archaeology and History for a Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament and Archaeology. The position is a non tenure-track appointment for one year.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed by time of employment, evidence of outstanding teaching, and a proven commitment to research and scholarship. The position involves teaching 12 hours per semester, including general education courses. The application deadline is December 1, 2015. Send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Judi Nychay, New Testament Search Committee, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, or via email to: [email protected]. 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.


    Wheaton College
    Biblical & Theological Studies

    Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament


    Wheaton College seeks candidates who are specialists in New Testament Literature and Exegesis for a Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament. The position is a non tenure-track appointment for one year with possible extension to three years to begin in August 2016.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. completed by time of employment, evidence of outstanding teaching, and a proven commitment to research and scholarship. The position involves teaching 12 hours per semester, including general education courses. The application deadline is December 1, 2015. Send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to: Judi Nychay, New Testament Search Committee, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, or via email to: [email protected]. 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.


    North Park University
    College of Arts and Sciences

    Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies Tenure-Track


    The College of Arts and Sciences Division of Humanities and Social Sciences and the North Park Theological Seminary invite applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position. This position will teach both Bible and Theology with a 2/3 course load at the undergraduate level in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies and a 1/3 course load at the graduate level, ideally in Theology, in the Seminary. This position will focus on Latino/a Theology and/or Bible classes strongly incorporating Latino/a perspectives. The selected candidate will become a Faculty Fellow in the Office of Diversity as the advisor for the Latin American Student Association (LASO). In this role of Faculty Fellow, the selected candidate assists in supporting retention efforts of a growing Latino/a undergraduate student population. Candidates should have a strong commitment to academic scholarship, the ability to communicate well with students and colleagues. For the Seminary portion, the candidate should have the commitment to work with a strong program of ministerial formation that includes care for students. For more information on the North Park Theological Seminary please click here.

    A PhD in a field of Biblical and/or Theological studies is required at the time of appointment. To be able to incorporate teaching insights drawn from Latino/a studies and cultural perspectives is desired.

    Interested applicants should review the North Park Faculty Application and submit a letter of intent, current vita, three references, and official transcripts to:

    Dr. Liza Ann Acosta
    North Park University
    3225 W. Foster Ave., Box 36
    Chicago, IL 60625

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled


    McCormick Theological Seminary
    Academic Affairs

    Associate Dean for Doctor of Ministry Programs and Continuing Education


    McCormick Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with strong urban, ecumenical, and cross-cultural commitments, is seeking an Associate Dean to lead its well-established Doctor of Ministry programs and continuing education initiatives. The Associate Dean will hold faculty status.

    The new Associate Dean should possess administrative experience, be attentive to the current and future realities of the church, and provide leadership for innovation in the Doctor of Ministry Programs and in continuing education. Responsibilities will include administration and teaching. An earned doctorate (Ph.D., D.Min., or Ed.D.), demonstrated effectiveness in ministry, and a collegial leadership style are required. Preference will be given to candidates with cross-cultural competency, experience in collaborative pedagogies including online learning, facility with interdisciplinary approaches, and the capacity to cultivate new audiences and the growth of the Doctor of Ministry and Continuing Education programs.

    Applications from all interested candidates will be welcomed. A letter indicating interest and suitability, curriculum vitae, and names of three references should be sent by email to Theodore Hiebert, Dean of Faculty, at [email protected]. The search committee will begin reviewing documents on November 1, 2015.

    McCormick Theological Seminary is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff; we strongly encourage applications from women and persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity employer.


    Lexington Theological Seminary
    Homiletics

    Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship


    LEXINGTON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY invites applications for an assistant professorship in Preaching and Worship. Its incumbent must be able to teach required and elective courses in preaching and worship in online and face-to-face intensive formats. The successful candidate will have significant preaching and worship leadership experience as a pastor, and an appropriate doctorate. Strong potential as a teacher and scholar is expected. All regular faculty at LTS hold appointments on renewable three-year contracts. Applications from women and persons of color are especially encouraged.

    Lexington Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a congregation-centered, competency-based M.Div. curriculum with two thirds of courses taught online. Online courses are offered year-round in short formats so that students may begin study in any month. The school is committed to building a multi-racial, multi-cultural, open and inclusive community. Further information about LTS is available at our web site (http://www.lextheo.edu/).

    Send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to Richard D. Weis, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, at [email protected]. Electronic applications only. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015. EOE


    Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
    Pacific Lutheran School of Theology

    Assistant Professor in New Testament (full-time, tenure-track)


    Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) of California Lutheran University, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and a founding member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in New Testament at the level of Assistant Professor. Start date is August 2016. Because the seminary and university aspire to become leaders among their peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress responding to the needs and concerns of racial/ethnic minorities, we seek candidates who can mentor especially African-American and/or Latin@ students are able to teach courses that deepen student and faculty awareness regarding power dynamics related to race/ethnicity. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in New Testament. ABD candidates will be considered. Spanish-speaking ability will be considered an asset.

    We seek an early career scholar who connects the academy and the church, draws students into the task of relating biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world, and employs critical hermeneutical methodologies that draw out the relation of sacred texts to living questions found in contemporary contexts.

    The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective Master’s level courses in New Testament and Greek in the ecumenical and interreligious GTU. In addition there is the possibility of teaching in the Ph.D. program of the GTU, contingent on time restrictions and invitation of the Core Doctoral Faculty. Candidates should have the capacity to teach in online modalities, possess an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education, 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.

    To apply, submit electronically a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: 1) mentor especially African-American and/or Latin@ students and deepen student and faculty awareness regarding power dynamics related to race/ethnicity; 2) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including online teaching; 3) fulfill your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world as you contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and graduate school of theology; 4) engage with interpretations of the New Testament widely attributed to Lutheranism while encouraging and empowering all students to draw from the wisdom of their particular traditions and articulate the distinctiveness of those traditions.

    While applications received by November 6, 2015 will be given priority, applications will be received until the position is filled. Initial interviews by invitation will take place at the November 2015 meeting of the SBL/AAR.

    Submit completed application materials online at: https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/1920

    For more information, please contact Dr. Shauna Hannan (Chair of the NT Search Committee) at [email protected]


    Southern Methodist University
    Perkins School of Theology

    Dean of the Perkins School of Theology


    Southern Methodist University, a private, coeducational university affiliated with The United Methodist Church, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Perkins School of Theology. SMU is a nationally ranked university with seven degree-granting schools. The University’s 11,000 students, 42 percent of whom are enrolled in graduate studies, benefit from small classes (11:1 student/faculty ratio). The University’s current endowment has a market value of $1.4 billion, augmented by its centennial capital campaign goal of $1 billion, which is nearing completion and includes 110 endowed chairs. SMU is located in the beautiful residential University Park area of Dallas. The faculty, students, and staff enjoy all the cultural, athletic, and recreational opportunities that the ninth-largest city in the country provides. North Texas is home to nearly 20 Fortune 500 companies and one of the world’s busiest international airports, and Dallas boasts the nation’s largest urban arts district. With the Trinity River, White Rock Lake, almost 400 parks, and over 125 miles of urban hiking and biking trails, the city provides abundant opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. SMU students and faculty utilize the Dallas metropolitan area as an extension of the classroom through, for example, community partnerships.

    For a century, Perkins School of Theology has been one of the leading theological schools in the nation, having trained thousands of ministers, scholars, and church leaders, who serve around the world. The primary mission of the School, as a community devoted to theological study and teaching in the service of the church of Jesus Christ, is to prepare women and men for faithful leadership in Christian ministry. Perkins offers Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Ministry, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Theology, Doctor of Pastoral Music, and Doctor of Ministry degrees. Additionally Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Religious Studies are offered in conjunction with the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Master of Sacred Music is offered in cooperation with the Meadows School of the Arts. The School, with its extension in Houston, has 37 faculty, and its approximately 350 students come from a variety of religious traditions and backgrounds. Perkins prides itself on its ecumenical and interfaith approach. The Dean is responsible for all aspects of the School’s activities including the administration of academic programs and procedures; the recruitment, development, and evaluation of faculty and staff; the management of the School’s fiscal resources; the development of new funding sources; and the representation of the School of Theology within the University, The United Methodist Church, and the broader global community while honoring its particular geographical and cultural setting in the southwestern United States.

    Successful candidates must be tenurable in the Perkins School of Theology at the rank of Professor and must be a discerning evaluator of theological teaching and scholarship. She or he must understand the nature of current trends in theological education, have a commitment to Perkins’ role in the University, church, and world, and possess a creative vision for the School’s future. The candidate must be a United Methodist thoroughly acquainted with the traditions, structures, and practices of The United Methodist Church; ordination as an elder in The United Methodist Church is preferable. Demonstrated achievement or potential for success in faculty development, fundraising, student recruitment, strategic and fiscal planning, and external relations is required. The University seeks an individual who is able to exercise leadership, to sustain a community, and to relate to diverse constituencies. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in confidence.

    Full consideration will be given to all applications received by January 4, 2016. Application materials (to include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of five references’ who will not be contacted without permission) must be electronically submitted to: [email protected] Assisting the University in this search are Ann Die Hasselmo ([email protected]) and Lauren Johnson ([email protected]).

    Further information about Southern Methodist University is available at www.smu.edu and from the Profile of the position and institution at http://academic-search.com/data/files/SMUPerkinsProfile.pdf. SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, [email protected].


    Mexican American Catholic College

    Development Director of the MACC


    The Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) in San Antonio, Texas, a leader in Hispanic Ministry since 1972, seeks an experienced Development Director to lead the Colleges mission advancement and fundraising office. MACCs mission is to educate and empower leaders for service in a culturally diverse Church and society. MACC students clergy, seminarians, deacon candidates, religious, and laity can further their education for ministry in their native language (Spanish or English), while attaining bilingual proficiency. Over 130 students are enrolled in its degree-based programs and more than 500 students register annually in the language and continuing education programs and workshops. The robust student population and innovative programs are poised to expand through online technologies and augmented partnerships with dioceses and religious communities. One of the principal academic partnerships is MACCs delivery of all the majors courses for a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry which is awarded by University of the Incarnate Word, the largest Catholic university in Texas. An effective fundraising professional can build on the current base of philanthropic support, loyal donors, and alumni, to support MACCs sustainability and future growth.

    Candidates must hold a B.A. and substantive experience in development donor cultivation, annual campaigns, and grants writing. The ideal candidate will also have good bilingual (Spanish/English) communication skills, experience with faith based institutions, and certification as a fundraising executive.

    Send CV, references, and salary requirements to: Dr. Arturo Chavez via fax 210-732-9072 or email [email protected]

    Mexican American Catholic College

    Academic Dean (CAO)


    The Mexican American Catholic College (MACC) in San Antonio, Texas, a leader in Hispanic Ministry since 1972, seeks an academic dean to oversee the educational formation programs of the College. MACCs mission is to educate and empower leaders for service in a culturally diverse Church and society. MACC students clergy, seminarians, deacon candidates, religious, and laity can further their education for ministry in their native language (Spanish or English), while attaining bilingual proficiency. Over 130 students are enrolled in its degree-based programs and over 500 students register annually in the language and continuing education programs and workshops. The robust student population and innovative programs are poised to expand through online technologies and augmented partnerships with dioceses and religious communities. One of the principal academic partnerships is MACCs delivery of all the courses of the major for a B.A. in Pastoral Ministry which is awarded by University of the Incarnate Word, the largest Catholic university in Texas. As MACCs Chief Academic Officer, the dean is expected to collaborate closely with UIW, Assumption Seminary, and diocesan partners to ensure excellence in the curriculum, teaching, and administration of the educational formation programs.

    Candidates must hold an earned doctorate from an accredited institution (preferably in theology, ministry, or philosophy); possess an excellent record of teaching, and substantive administrative experience. The ideal candidate will also have good bilingual (Spanish/English) communication skills, experience in ministerial formation, and a working knowledge of accreditation standards and processes. The candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic in good standing.

    Send CV, references, and salary requirements to: Dr. Arturo Chavez via fax 210-732-9072or email [email protected]

    Loyola University Chicago
    Institute of Pastoral Studies

    Assistant/Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality


    The institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate level in Christian Spirituality, with an emphasis in Ignatian Spirituality, beginning August 2016. The selected individual will teach courses in our graduate programs in spirituality, 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 spirituality, theology or a related field. Expertise in Ignatian Spirituality, in particular the Ignatian Exercises and spiritual direction, 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 it's fifth decade as one of the premier academic programs in education for ministry, the IPS contributes vitally to the mission, offering masters degrees in pastoral studies, divinity, spirituality, pastoral counseling, healthcare mission leadership, and social justice.

    Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references through Loyola's online application system at: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58395.

    Applications should be received by November 16, 2015 for full consideration.

    Inquiries about the position should be directed to: M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, [email protected].

    Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and versifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For more information about the university's focus on transformative education, applicants should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.

    Vanderbilt Divinity School
    Historical Studies

    Luce Chancellor's Chair in the History of Christian Worship and the Arts


    Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for a chaired position (associate level, tenure or tenure-track) in the history of Christian worship and the arts beginning fall 2016. The appointment includes responsibilities for teaching and research in homiletics and liturgics, practical theology, and historical studies of Christian worship. It also entails advising in both the divinity degree (MDiv and MTS), which prepares students for ministry and public leadership, and the graduate department of religion (MA, PhD), which prepares students for teaching and research. The appointed faculty will rotate with homiletics and liturgics faculty in teaching the core MDiv requirements in worship and will also offer a possible range of courses in preaching and worship, theological aesthetics, history of Christian arts, and liturgics.

    Successful applicants will have an established record of scholarly research and publication; teaching experience in Christian worship, preaching, and the arts; an ability to teach a wide variety of students; interest in working with other University departments such as history or the arts; and interest in facilitating programs for local clergy and laity. Applications from underrepresented candidates are especially welcome. The school has strong commitments to social justice and places a high value on diversity among its faculty and student body, as well as in research and teaching. Successful candidates will evidence commitment to these priorities. (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php).

    The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2015. Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation letters should be sent to [email protected]u.

    Vanderbilt is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

    Boston University
    School of Theology

    Assistant Professor of Sociology of Religion Tenure-track


    Boston University School of Theology invites applications for a full-time, tenuretrack faculty position in Sociology of Religion at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin July 1, 2016.

    The candidate will hold a PhD in Sociology of Religion or an appropriate, equivalent degree. An additional seminary degree (e.g., MDiv, MTS, MAR) is highly desirable. Candidates should have a strong research record and research skills with an emphasis on congregational or community studies, and on cross-cultural and global issues in the field. Active engagement in empirical research and excellence in teaching are expected. The ideal candidate might also contribute to the School’s strengths in lived religion, cultural studies, and practical theology. Candidates should be committed to the School’s mission of preparing leaders for diverse forms of ministry in religious communities and faith-based organizations, as well as teaching doctoral students for the professoriate, clinical practice, and other forms of scholarship within the interdisciplinary context of a research university. Opportunities also include doctoral advising in the PhD programs in Theological Studies, particularly Practical Theology, and in the Graduate Division of Religious Studies. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to engaged scholarship in a multicultural environment.

    Applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research plans, a major publication sample, and three professional references (sent separately), should be sent to:

    Omnibus Search Committee
    Boston University School of Theology
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 110
    Boston, MA 02215

    Applications may be submitted as email attachments to Danielle Stecher at [email protected].

    Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

    Candler School of Theology
    Religious Education

    Assistant Professor in Religious Education


    Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Religious Education beginning Fall 2016. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 1, 2015.

    The person appointed to this position will be committed to theological education, preparing women and men for ministries in the church and the world. Successful applicants will hold, by time of appointment, the Ph.D.in religious education or in another related discipline that prepares the candidate to teach in the field of religious education, with a focus on issues of identity formation and faith development. Other areas of expertise may include multicultural education, ecumenical and interfaith education, intergenerational education, and spiritual formation and spirituality.

    The person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology. Candidates may teach courses in the Religious Education Certificate within the MDiv and MTS programs, a youth ministry concentration in the MARL program, and the Doctor of Ministry program. The appointee will be responsible for an introductory course in religious education, and will have regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program.

    The successful candidate will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion (including the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology) in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community. Candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene) are encouraged to apply.

    Application for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.

    Candidates should apply online at http://www.hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendations should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: the Religious Education Search, c/o Brenda Roberts, Manager, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to [email protected] Direct any questions to Dr. Liz Bounds, Search Chair, at [email protected].

    Emory University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Seattle Pacific University
    School of Theology

    Assistant Professor of Theological Studies


    Tenure-track position available September 2016. Ph.D. or Th.D. in a theological discipline (historical, doctrinal, and/or constructive). The candidate must be committed to classroom instruction, student mentoring, and discipleship in a Christian liberal arts setting. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in gender and theology. Candidates broadly conversant with contextual, global, and historical theology will be preferred. The successful candidate will be sympathetic to the Wesleyan Holiness tradition and committed to the way Seattle Pacific seeks to articulate and embody the Christian faith (see the University Statement of Faith).

    Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty. Members of underrepresented populations are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications accepted online only. Application documents should include an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents. Complete applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2015.

    For more information, contact Laurie Collins, Office Manager, School of Theology, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA 98119 or, [email protected].


    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
    Practical Theology

    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

    Lecturer


    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
    Urban Ministry

    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 08901.

    Asbury Theological Seminary
    School of Theology and Formation

    Theology


    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:

    Gina Young
    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.

    Howard University
    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
    Campus Ministry

    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.

    Luther Seminary
    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.

    For full job description and application instructions: http://www.luthersem.edu/employment/positions_Luther.aspx

     

     

    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].

    Luther Seminary
    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

    New Testament


    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.