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Asbury Theological Seminary
School of Theology and Formation
Asbury Theological Seminary announces a faculty position in Theology (with administrative responsibilities) for its Memphis, Tennessee site, commencing July 2015. Tenure and non-tenure tracks are possible depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. For the non-tenure track, which is initially a three-year appointment, the accrued years of service would count toward tenure if the position becomes permanent (in Memphis, Florida or Kentucky). Rank is open. Consistent with the Seminary’s commitment to distance learning, the person hired in this position will be expected to be available to teach online courses as needed.
Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. or comparable degree in theology, with strong preference given to persons with degrees in some aspect of Wesleyan theology. In addition, since part of the workload will be coordinating with the Dean of the School of Theology and Formation, and the various student services offices in Kentucky, skills in organizational administration will be deemed a valuable asset. Some knowledge of Spanish and experience in distance learning are desirable, but neither is required.
Asbury Theological Seminary is a confessional seminary in the Wesleyan tradition. Enthusiastic agreement with the Seminary’s confessional statement of faith, faculty covenant, and ethos statement is essential.
Nominations, applications (letter, CV, and three letters of reference), or questions may be addressed to:
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Theology and Formation
Asbury Theological Seminary
204 N. Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40390-1199
Digital submissions are acceptable in PDF formatting: Email: [email protected]
Review of applications will begin 15 January 2015. Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2015.
The School of Divinity
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible
Howard University School of Divinity invites applications for a position in Hebrew Bible at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2015. We are seeking candidates with broad interests and competencies to diversify and strengthen the divinity school's offerings in biblical studies. The successful candidate will show evidence of ability to teach online courses or willingness to become adept at doing so. The position requires thorough competence in biblical Hebrew and working knowledge of related Semitic languages, familiarity with the social context of ancient Israelite culture including its neighbors in Canaan, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Cush. Expertise in the theological interpretation of the Hebrew Bible with grounding in both historical critical methods and contemporary hermeneutical approaches is also necessary. Bilingual candidates who speak English and either Spanish or Korean are a plus. Applicants must hold a PhD or the equivalent by the fall of 2015. The successful candidate will have a strong record of scholarly publication and teaching excellence as well as a penchant for interdisciplinary work or will demonstrate promise of excellence in these areas. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of five courses at the masters (and possibly doctoral) degree level per year and will participate in committee work and advise students.
Letters of application, accompanied by curriculum vitae, writing sample and/or select publications, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a statement of up to 500 words describing the role of teaching and scholarship in a) employing a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engaging multicultural and pluralistic contexts; c) envisioning preparation of leaders for the church, the academy, and society; and d) contributing to the ongoing life of a graduate school of theology should be sent to: Hebrew Bible Search Committee, c/o Office of Academic Affairs, Howard University School of Divinity, 1400 Shepherd Street NE, Washington, DC 20017. Initial inquiries may be directed to Dr. Kwasi Kwakye-Nuako at [email protected]. Applications will be considered immediately until the position is filled. Located within a research extensive university setting, HUSD is a culturally diverse community that strongly encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.
University of Dayton
Graduate Assistantship in Campus Ministry
The University of Dayton Campus Ministry is seeking faith-filled applicants for the Graduate Assistantship program. This two year program allows graduate students to gain campus ministry experience while pursuing a Master of Theology or Pastoral Ministry. GAs work 20 hours/week in Campus Ministry and engage in ongoing pastoral and spiritual formation for ministry while pursuing their degree. Six Campus Ministry positions are available for 2015-16. They are Residence Life Ministry, Neighborhood Ministry, Center for Social Concern, Retreats, Program for Christian Leadership, and Parish Faith Formation. Responsibilities include building faith community through spiritual and social programs, directing retreats, planning worship services, planning service outreach, coordinating faith formation, forming faith-filled student leaders, and providing pastoral support. Tuition, stipend, and housing are provided. Application and information are available at www.udayton.edu/ministry/. Applications due February 1.
Vanderbilt University Divinity School
Graduate Department of Religion
Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY DIVINITY SCHOOL invites applications and nominations for the Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair in Wesleyan Studies to be filled by a tenured (rank open) faculty member. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses in both the Divinity program (M.Div. & M.T.S.), which prepares students for ministry and public leadership, and in the Graduate Department of Religion (M.A. & Ph.D.), which prepares students for teaching and research. The chair holder will be expected to provide leadership in relating the school to The United Methodist Church and in preparing lay and clergy for service in the local and global ministries of that church. An earned doctorate and an established record of scholarly research and publication are required. While the area is open, we prefer a field of study closely related to history, theology, or global Christianity and the Methodist movement.
Underrepresented persons with regards to gender, race, and ethnicity and/or persons who represent international contexts are encouraged to apply. Highly desirable attributes include: ability to oversee doctoral programming and study, a past record of teaching in Wesleyan studies, and conference standing in The United Methodist Church. The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are to send cover letter and curriculum vitae (as a .pdf file) to [email protected]. Likewise, the committee asks for at least three recommendation letters (.pdf files) to be sent to the same email address. Address inquiries or letters of nomination to: James Hudnut-Beumler, Chair, c/o Marie McEntire, The Divinity School, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37240. Vanderbilt University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Center for Stewardship Leaders
Director of Center for Stewardship Leaders
Luther Seminary is seeking a leader passionate about stewardship theology and practice to serve as full-time Director of Stewardship Leadership, an endowed position. In this unique role, the Director of Stewardship Leadership will combine administrative work with teaching and research to advance the goal of shaping a multidimensional culture of stewardship theology and practice in households, congregations, and society.
Key faculty responsibilities include teaching courses in congregational mission and leadership at the master’s and doctoral levels, initiating and overseeing research with congregational and denominational partners, mentoring students in faithful financial leadership, and developing web resources for the church. Capacity to collaborate in the portfolio-based vocational formation of students and ability to engage in effective web-based and web-enhanced teaching and learning is required.
Key administrative responsibilities include partnering with seminary departments and community leaders to promote and support stewardship education training and resources to foster theological reflection on the ordering of economic life in households, congregations, and society.
Rank and salary are dependent on qualifications and experience. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. The position will begin in the early months of 2015. Review of applications will begin after December 1 2014, and will continue until position is filled.
Chicago Theological Seminary
Theology and/or Practical Theology
Assistant Professor, Theology or Practical Theology
Chicago Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Theology and/or Practical Theology to begin July 1, 2015. The seminary welcomes applicants who engage in interdisciplinary work, and integrate theology and practice. Ph.D. required. Knowledge of one or more religious traditions in addition to Christianity, and commitment to interreligious engagement, are desirable. Applications from scholars with strengths in the areas of mujerista, feminist, womanist, and queer approaches to religion and society are encouraged. Applicants should share the seminary’s historic commitments to social justice and the care of persons, and be able to teach in six degree programs (MA, MARL, M.Div., STM, D.Min., Ph.D.) with several concentrations. The successful candidate will have a scholarly trajectory and be committed to developing a professional profile that includes publication.
Applicants should send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Emily Vogt, Assistant to the Academic Dean, at either [email protected] or Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637-2902. Review of applications begins October 1. Prearranged interviews at the Annual Meeting of AAR/SBL are anticipated. A seminary of the United Church of Christ with an ecumenical faculty and student body, Chicago Theological Seminary is an Equal Opportunity, Open and Affirming employer.
Loyola University Chicago
Institute of Pastoral Studies
Professor of Ecclesiology/Church and Mission
The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago invites applications for a position (rank open) in Ecclesiology/Church and Mission beginning August 2015. The selected individual will teach courses in ecclesiology/church and mission, with attention to the global and contextually diverse nature of the contemporary church and the variety of ministry settings.
The successful applicant will bring an earned doctorate in theology or a related field, with a focus in ecclesiology/Church and mission. Expertise in Roman Catholic ecclesiology, particularly in the US context, as well as a strong record of (or clear potential for) excellence in research, teaching, distinguished scholarship, and student mentorship is desired.
Candidates must be supportive of Loyola's Catholic and Jesuit mission. Now in its fifth decade as one of the premier academic programs in education for ministry, the IPS contributes vitally to this mission, offering Masters degrees in pastoral studies, divinity, spirituality, pastoral counseling, health care mission leadership, and social justice and community development.
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references through Loyola's online application system which, along with a more complete position description, can be found here.
Applications should be received by November 25, 2014 for full consideration.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to:
M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, [email protected].
Congregational and Community Care
Congregational and Community Care Leadership
Luther Seminary, the largest of the eight ELCA seminaries, located in St. Paul, MN, is seeking a theologically reflective and imaginative person for a tenure-eligible position in Congregational and Community Care Leadership. Candidates should have ministry experience and be committed to communal-contextual and intercultural paradigms of pastoral care and demonstrate the capacity to relate theology with psychology and other social sciences in caring for persons, congregations, and communities. Responsibilities include teaching foundational and elective courses in Congregational and Community Care leadership in a variety of academic programs, the ability to engage in effective web-based and web-enhanced teaching and learning is required. A Ph.D. in pastoral care, congregational ministry, practical theology or the equivalent is required.
Review of applications will begin after November 14th 2014 and will continue until position is filled. Women, persons of color, and those fluent in Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are encouraged to apply. For full job description and application information please see: http://www.luthersem.edu/employment/positions_Luther.aspx.
Wake Forest University
Department of Religion and School of Divinity
Edith B. and Arthur E. Earley Chair of Catholic and Latin American Studies
Wake Forest University Department of Religion and School of Divinity invite applications for the Edith B. and Arthur E. Earley Chair of Catholic and Latin American Studies. This is an open rank, full-time, tenure-track/tenured position beginning July 1, 2015. Academic training in theological and/or religious studies is expected, with preference given to candidates with research expertise in liberation or post-colonial thought. Competence in Spanish, Portuguese, or an indigenous Latin American language is desirable. This position will have teaching responsibilities in both the Department of Religion and the School of Divinity. The primary tenure home will be determined by the candidate’s teaching and research interests. In addition, this position will involve teaching in the Latin American Studies program. Qualifications include completed or equivalent of Ph.D., a strong commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated promise for continuing research and publication.
For complete details and to apply, go to http://wakejobs.silkroad.com or call (336) 758-4700. Applications must include a statement on teaching and research, CV, and a sampling of teaching evaluations. Candidates must also supply three confidential letters of reference to be sent separately by their authors to Jo Ann Trethaway at [email protected] (pdf preferred, word documents accepted). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by November 1 to be considered for an interview at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in San Diego. Only online applications will be accepted. Specific questions about the position may be addressed to the search committee at [email protected]
Wake Forest University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Texas Christian University
Department of Religion
New Testament and Early Christianity
Texas Christian University, Department of Religion, invites applications to a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor in New Testament and Early Christianity to begin August 2015.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. or equivalent in New Testament and early Christianity. Interest and competency in the religious and philosophical traditions of the Greco-Roman period and in Second Temple Judaism will be highly desirable. Teaching responsibilities involve 5 courses a year, including Greek, upper level undergraduate offerings in New Testament and early Christianity, and introductory Religion courses that meet TCU Core Curriculum requirements. The successful candidate will participate in the Classical Studies minor of the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and may give support to the JewishStudies Program of Brite Divinity School/TCU.
The department (http://www.rel.tcu.edu) is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship. Initial applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com/, include a letter (addressed to Dr. David Moessner, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by an applicant’s recommenders directly to: Jacqulyn Curry at [email protected] or at:
TCU Human Resources
TCU Box 298200
Fort Worth, TX 76129.
Consideration of candidates is underway and will continue until the position is filled. TCU is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or veteran status.
Phillips Theological Seminary
Phillips Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure or tenure-track faculty appointment, beginning July 1, 2015, in New Testament. Rank open; salary commensurate with rank. Ph.D or Th.D preferred; ABD considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in New Testament exegesis including proficiency in emerging methodologies, such as postcolonial, critical race theory, gender hermeneutics, queer studies, etc. Responsibilities will include teaching in both the Master’s and Doctor of Ministry programs across on-campus and online formats.
Please send a cover letter expressing interest in the position and detailing relevant academic and professional experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample syllabus, and the names and contact information of at least three references to [email protected]. In addition, please include a one-page statement of your teaching philosophy that addresses how experiences of diversities in a seminary community connect to the education of leaders in congregations and in a variety of public settings. The search will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Phillips is an ecumenical seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, and is committed to expanding the diversities of its board, faculty, staff and student community.
See http://ptstulsa.edu/NewTestamentFacultySearch for position description.
Southern Methodist University
Maguire University Professorship of Ethics
Position number 00050938: Maguire University Professorship of Ethics. Southern Methodist University invites applications and nominations for a senior scholar in ethics to assume the Maguire University Professorship of Ethics. The chair is one of two University professorships in ethics whose holder reports directly to the Provost. The incumbent’s specialization can be in any area of ethics. The successful candidate should be an internationally recognized scholar with a distinguished record in research, publication, and teaching. In addition to her/his own research, the chairholder’s responsibilities include teaching undergraduates, interacting with a strong group of ethicists on campus, and serving as a member of the board of the Cary M Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. The chairholder may also interact with other centers on campus such as the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, and contribute to interdisciplinary work on campus and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Finally he or she will have opportunities to work with graduate and professional students.
Nominations or letters of application, including curriculum vitae and list of references should be submitted by January 1, 2015, to:
Professor Peter K Moore
Chair, Maguire Chair Search Committee
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 235
Dallas, Texas 75275-0317.
The appointment begins fall 2015. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by January 1, 2015, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the decision after the position is filled.
SMU will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program or educational activity on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.