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Work at Princeton Theological Seminary

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

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


Faculty Position in the History of American Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the history of American Christianity, with competence in the history of the Reformed and Presbyterian traditions in the United States. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant professor or a tenured associate professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field, and to hold a PhD or its equivalent.

The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are asked to forward (1) a letter of interest, (2) a CV (including bibliography), and (3) a list of three potential recommenders to academic.dean@ptsem.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15.

Princeton Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Faculty Position in Old Testament

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar of the Old Testament within the Department of Biblical Studies. Areas of specialization are open to negotiation, with rank as either a tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professor. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field and to hold a PhD or its equivalent.

The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MACEF, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials though our online application portal. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.

Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.


Kyung-Chik Han Chair of Asian-American Theology (Open Rank)

Princeton Theological Seminary seeks a scholar to occupy the Kyung-Chik Han Chair of Asian-American Theology. Applicants should be theologians (systematic, constructive, or historical) whose scholarship and teaching give critical attention to Asian-American experience and ecclesial life. Other areas of specialization are open to negotiation. Candidates should be willing to contribute to the Asian American Program at PTS. Appointment at the level of associate or full professor will be made with tenure. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure track, but the appointee will only occupy the Han Chair upon successful completion of the Seminary’s tenure and promotion review process. Applicants are expected to have a portfolio of published research and teaching experience in the field and to hold a PhD or its equivalent. The successful candidate will teach in all the Seminary’s masters’ and PhD degree programs, pursue an active scholarly research agenda, and participate in the life of the Seminary. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), faculty members are expected to work constructively within an ecumenical ethos informed by the Reformed Tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials though our online application portal. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.

Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Pastoral Theology at the rank of Assistant Professor. Candidates must display a vital theological and ecclesiastical understanding of pastoral theology and hold the MDiv and PhD degrees or their equivalents. The successful candidate is expected to teach a broad range of introductory and advanced courses in pastoral care and counseling in all masters’ degree programs and to offer PhD-level seminars in Pastoral Theology. In addition, he or she will demonstrate in-depth knowledge of one or more specialized areas of research and practice, such as intercultural pastoral care; models of care and leadership in a congregational context; pastoral responses to mental illness; healthcare and behavioral health ministry; gender issues in pastoral care; developmental psychology; and/or the psychology of religion. Preference will be given to a scholar with multicultural competencies in pastoral theology and with past experience in care professions, such as congregational ministry, counseling, institutional chaplaincy, community health agencies, social work, or mental health advocacy. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), all faculty are expected to be able to work constructively within a diverse theological environment informed by the Reformed tradition. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2019. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials though our online application portal. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.

Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.


Director of Alumni Relations

Princeton Theological Seminary is seeking a dynamic professional to lead its alumni relations efforts. The Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for building, strengthening, and resourcing a network of alumni volunteers that serves alumni by connecting them to each other and to the school. The Director works collaboratively with volunteer and professional colleagues to create a family of passionate alumni ambassadors for the Seminary and its mission.

The Director of Alumni Relations reports to the Associate Vice President for Advancement and works as part of the institutional advancement team to cultivate meaningful, lifelong relationships with Princeton Seminary.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide a pastoral presence and build strong relationships with a diverse range of alumni, current students, faculty, and staff
  • Encourage and foster alumni engagement and participation, recruit and train volunteer leaders, and oversee the planning and implementation of events, programs, and projects on campus and around the country that connect alumni with the Seminary and with each other
  • Coordinate and resource the work of the Alumni Association Executive Council (AAEC) and other alumni affiliate groups
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the campus, including the offices of Admissions, Communication, and Continuing Education, to plan, promote, and implement programs that support alumni in their ministries and connect them in meaningful ways with the Seminary’s ongoing mission and strategic plan
  • Plan and manage all aspects of the annual reunion program, including coordinating and resourcing the class anniversary committees, and managing the Distinguished Alumni Award and the AAEC Service Award nomination, selection, and presentation process in consultation with the Vice President for Advancement and the AAEC
  • Collaborate with the Director of Annual Fund and the Associate Vice President for Advancement to ensure strong alumni participation in the Seminary’s Annual Fund and to act as a referral source in identifying and developing donor cultivation for major and planned gifts
  • Supervise administrative staff and student workers; oversee alumni relations budget

Who Should Apply: Professional Qualifications

  • Graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with the ability to effectively convey the mission of the Seminary with clarity and passion
  • Ability to motivate and mobilize others with a record of success and experience in recruiting, managing, and resourcing volunteers
  • Excellent organizational, planning, time management, and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse individuals in a team- oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, possessing the integrity, diplomacy, and judgment to support appropriate relationship building with alumni, campus partners, students, trustees, and donors
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment and able to manage several multifaceted projects simultaneously and independently while also meeting deadlines; ability to think strategically about efficient use of opportunities and resources
  • Evening and weekend work as well as travel locally, nationally and (on occasion) internationally is required

Search Process & Application Requirements

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to apply@ptsem.edu. We will obtain permission from candidates before contacting references.

For full consideration by the search committee, all materials should be submitted by August 15, 2018.


Associate Director of Digital Learning

Princeton Theological Seminary is seeking applications for a full-time Associate Director of Digital Learning.

The Associate Director will report directly to the Director of Information Technology Services and will lead and unify the Digital Education Initiatives of Princeton Theological Seminary. The Associate Director will ensure these initiatives are engaging, transformative and supportive of a learning experience of excellence, connecting technology and pedagogy and fostering the possibilities of teaching, learning and research in a Covenant Community and beyond, through a digital learning service.

The Associate Director will assess digital learning opportunities and priorities through partnership with academic and administrative partners to engage varying local and remote audiences and connect digital initiatives across the Seminary and larger community. The position will also develop, in partnership with Seminary constituents, a visionary digital teaching and learning service using a lens of diversity, inclusion, accessibility and efficacy and through strategic planning, drive the learning design and implementation of practical solution to support academic and programmatic learning outcomes with exceptional experiences.

This candidate will partner with faculty, academic departments and other administrative offices to develop digital learning content, overseeing a digital learning team, including media production resources as well as measure and report effectiveness of planning, implemented solutions and service by providing feedback and data analysis on user experiences.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree or greater in education, divinity or theology and possess extensive experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS). Other qualification include experience building and growing digital initiatives, humanities and learning capabilities. Familiarity with digital content platforms, content distributions networks as well as expertise in instructional design, learning design and digital education is required. Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively, pleasantly, and effectively as a team player and with a wide range of people is also required.

Full Position Description (pdf)

HOW TO APPLY

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

All other applicants: Please submit your résumé and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.924.2973
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Download Application (pdf)


Digital Learning Designer

Princeton Theological Seminary is seeking applications for a full-time Digital Learning Designer.

The Digital Learning Designer will report directly to the Associate Director of Digital Learning and will provide guidance and hands-on support for faculty to enhance teaching and learning. They will collaborate with faculty and staff, academic and administrative departments to design, build, deliver, and manage educational content for use in resident, distance and blended learning environments delivered through a wide range of mediums.

The Digital Learning Designer will design online and technology enhanced courses and academic programming, in partnership with faculty and other Seminary constituents and support the creation of cutting-edge courses utilizing digital and interactive media to produce engaging and effective learning experiences and the course delivery platform (LMS). This candidate will implement and maintain a design process for effective and efficient pedagogical + technology infused learning, working closely with faculty, staff and academic partners to integrate best practices in developing technology-enhanced and blended courses. They will support the instructional strategy and learning objectives for digital content and manage the upkeep of existing course content and periodically assess online and blended course delivery, effectiveness and engagement for all audiences.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or greater in education, divinity or technology and extensive experience with web-based learning programs, administration of learning and content management systems, multimedia development, and instructional design. Other requirements include experience working on digital initiatives, humanities and learning capabilities. Knowledge and expertise in instructional design, learning design and digital education in additional to an ability and strong interest to innovate and express creativity through technology is preferred.

Full Position Description (pdf)

HOW TO APPLY

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

All other applicants: Please submit your résumé and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.924.2973
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Download Application (pdf)


Classroom and Media Support Specialist

Princeton Theological Seminary is seeking applications for a full-time Classroom and Media Support Specialist.

The Classroom and Media Support Specialist will provide support for classroom technology needs, including computer connections, projection and presentation systems, voice amplification and recording, lecture recording, VOIP and conference calls, web-based communication systems, work with users on problem resolution though phone, in person, and using remote support applications when applicable and work directly with end users to ensure proper operation of equipment and technology provided.

This candidate will also create and enforce a preventative maintenance schedule for classroom and learning spaces and work with and escalate issues to external and internal vendors when support is needed for presentation systems, maintain accurate internal equipment records for inventory and service history and provide recommendations for updating classroom and learning space equipment. Other duties include coordinating with the Events and Hospitality team to ensure that basic presentation needs are met for internal and external groups.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree or greater in a technology field, strong trouble shooting and problem-solving skills, experience troubleshooting and repairing a variety of software and hardware, on both PC and Mac platforms, within a networked environment, including the Microsoft Office/WordPerfect suites, within a multi-user Microsoft Server networked environment. Strong understanding of data networking/TCP-IP as it relates to presentation systems and recording services, working knowledge of current versions of macOS and Windows operating systems as well as communicating systems including Skype, Zoom, Webex, Telephony, webcams, etc.

Other qualifications include experience with Smartboards and presentations systems (Projectors, Televisions, Mobile Media Cart). Strong written and effective communication skills with an emphasis on technical writing and documentation and experience with audio/video and/or live event production is highly recommended.

Full Position Description (pdf)

HOW TO APPLY

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

All other applicants: Please submit your résumé and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.924.2973
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Download Application (pdf)


Development Operations Associate

The Department of Advancement is seeking a Development Operations Associate who will report to the Associate Director of Development Operations, and provide support for the Department of Advancement by performing daily operational tasks.

Responsibilities for this position include gift processing including maintenance of recurring credit card giving and Acknowledgement Letter Generation, maintenance of constituent records (Alumni/ae, Friends, Churches and Other) including research to locate inactive alumni/ae and assisting with alumni/ae account access requests. Other responsibilities include creating and generating system based reports utilizing InfoMaker, Izenda and Certain Software including ad hoc requests, maintain records in DataQueue and create and send e-blasts for the department utilizing MailChimp.

Qualified applicants will be proficient with Microsoft Office products, Word and Excel as well as report writing tools such as InfoMaker. Prior experience in an educational fundraising office and/or gift processing is preferred. We seek candidates who are detail-oriented and who possess strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously is a key skill for this position.

Full Position Description (pdf)

HOW TO APPLY

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

All other applicants: Please submit your résumé and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.924.2973
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Download Application (pdf)


Housing Assistant

The Department of Housing and Auxiliary Services is seeking a Housing Assistant.

Responsibilities for this position include addressing customer inquiries, processing housing assignments and key control, maintaining documents, records and files and administering ID card photos. This position will be responsible for maintaining and monitoring access control, meal plans, alarms and the POS system, and will support the mailroom/duplicating department in its various responsibilities.

Qualified applicants will be proficient with Microsoft Office products, Word and Excel, experience in Cbord software, Jenzabar or similar preferred.

We seek candidates with strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills as well as the ability to work well independently. The Assistant will possess strong time management skills, be self-motivated and be highly adaptable to changing priorities.

Full Position Description (pdf)

How to Apply

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

All other applicants: Please submit your résumé and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.924.2973
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Download Application (pdf)


Plumber

Princeton Theological Seminary is seeking applications for a full-time plumber.

This position reports to the Supervisor of Technical Services and requires the general ability to fabricate, install, and repair interior and exterior building plumbing equipment, appliances and piping, including soldering if copper pipes, black pipe, PVC pipe, CSST and Pex-Tubing.

Duties include the repair and replacing of plumbing fixtures in all buildings, repair and install steam stations, replace underground water and sewer lines and installation of underground storm drains and downspout leader drains. Additional duties include installing new water heaters, baseboard heat ad convector units, install washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators (water lines), gas stoves and other appliances as needed. Other responsibilities include making material lists of items to be ordered for supplies and projects.

This candidate must have one year plumbing experience, be able to kneel, squat, bend and crawl for extended periods of time, and be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Additionally, this candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and excellent interpersonal skills. Must be available after hours for on-call work including rotational weeks.

Full Position Description (pdf)

How to Apply

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

All other applicants: Please submit your résumé and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.924.2973
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Download Application (pdf)


HVAC Technician

Princeton Theological Seminary is seeking applications for a full-time HVAC Technician.

This position reports to the Supervisor of Technical Services and will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment of all sizes up to 450 tons.

Duties include maintenance and repair on cooling tower equipment, steam and hot water heating systems, including furnaces and boilers (oil and gas fired), heat exchangers, pumps, VFD’s, motorized valves, and air handling equipment; repair and calibration of pneumatic and direct digital controls, as well as residential heating and cooling systems. This position requires sheet metal experience, a universal CFC recovery certification, minimum of 5 years’ work experience in a similar position, basic computer skills, the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders up to 25 feet in height and a valid driver’s license. Must be available after hours for on-call work including rotational weeks.

Full Position Description (pdf)

HOW TO APPLY

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

All other applicants: Please submit your résumé and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.924.2973
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Download Application (pdf)


Mailroom and Duplicating Assistant (Part-time)

Princeton Theological Seminary is seeking applications for a part-time Mailroom and Duplicating Assistant.

The Mailroom and Duplicating Assistant will assist the Supervisor with the various aspects of the department. Good judgement and initiative are required in this position since they enable the Mailroom and Duplicating Office to serve the Seminary Community in an efficient and caring manner. These aspects and the responsibilities within each as are as follows:

Full Position Description (pdf)

HOW TO APPLY

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

All other applicants: Please submit your résumé and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.924.2973
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Download Application (pdf)



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Isaac Kim, Class of 2015

“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”