The tenure-track assistant professor of American Religious and Cultural history is directly accountable to the Dean of Faculty and is a member of the History/Doctrine (HD) area. This position is evaluated annually by the Dean of Faculty and renewal decisions are made as specified in the CTS Faculty Handbook.
- Earned PhD (or equivalent) at time of employment
- Demonstrated evidence or promise of research and scholarship in one of the related fields
- Demonstrated interest in and passion for teaching history that engages diversity in age,
gender, ethnicity, and culture
- Active leadership and participation in a faith community
- Some understanding of the seminary’s Reformed heritage and identity in the American
South, and its mission to educate women and men to serve as leaders in local and global Christian communions
OTHER DESIRED QUALITIES:
- An historian whose primary field is American religious and cultural history from the pre-colonial period to the present, with an emphasis on the histories, experiences and cultures of Christian communities in North America, especially in the Southeast region
- Demonstrated understanding of the connected histories of the Americas (North, Central and South)
- Knowledge and research interests in one or more of the following: Latino/a-American, Caribbean-American, Native-American, Asian-American, African-American, older and new immigrant or borderland Christian communities, Southern church history, and American religious communities other than Christian
Although physical limitations for this position can be accommodated, the job’s physical demands can include but are not limited to sitting, standing, stooping, crouching, bending, walking, and lifting light objects. Work is performed in an office and classroom environment.
The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to this job.
COLUMBIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY is an educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a community of theological inquiry and formation for ministry in the service of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Professors of Biblical Studies- Old and New Testament
Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in suburban Philadelphia, invites applications for two full-time, open-rank positions in Biblical Studies in the Department of Christian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, beginning August 2014. The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. (ABD considered) in either Old or New Testament. While no subspecialty is required, applicants should have an interest in the theological interpretation of Scripture, interdisciplinary work, and in bringing their scholarship and teaching to bear upon ethical issues. Responsibilities for the position include teaching introductory courses in Old and New Testament along with upper level courses in one’s major field of study.
Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission. The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes are encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but files received by December 1 will receive fullest consideration. Applicants are requested to send a cover letter to include a brief statement of their faith, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and three professional letters of recommendation to email@example.com or by mail to:
Eastern University Office of Human Resources
Job #4237 (OT)
Job #4238 (NT)
1300 Eagle Rd.
St. Davids, PA 19087-3696
McCormick Theological Seminary
Assistant or Associate Professor in Homiletics
McCormick Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA) with Reformed, ecumenical, cross-cultural, and urban commitments, invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning the Fall of 2014. We seek candidates with earned doctorates in homiletics or a related field who are also prepared to teach in another area of ministry, such as worship, communications, Christian formation, pastoral care, or other. Candidates should demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching, familiarity with preaching approaches from a variety of cultural contexts (and the scholarship that supports it), and the ability to teach students from multiple social locations. A candidate should possess ministerial sensibility and experience with technology. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, detailed descriptions of two proposed courses (one introductory course, the other in an area of specialization), and a writing sample should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Carol Biesadecki, Senior Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 4, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD and at the Academy of Homiletics in Louisville, KY. McCormick Theological Seminary is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer
Assistant/Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
McCormick Theological Seminary, a
seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with Reformed, ecumenical,
cross-cultural, and urban commitments, invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in the
Fall of 2014. We seek candidates with research doctorates in Old
Testament/Hebrew Bible who are particularly interested in African-American,
Latino/a, and/or Asian-American hermeneutics. Candidates should demonstrate
excellence or the promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching. Candidates
should have commitment to preparing people for leadership in ministry.
Candidates should be open to interdisciplinary teaching and have experience
with technology. A
letter of interest, curriculum vitae, detailed descriptions of two proposed
courses (one introductory course, the other in an area of specialization), and
a writing sample should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Carol Biesadecki,
Senior Administrative Assistant for Academic Affairs, at email@example.com. The Search Committee will begin
reviewing applications on November 4, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be held
at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. McCormick Theological
Seminary is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty; we strongly
encourage applications from persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is
an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.
Graduate Theological Union & Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Joint Faculty Position in Art History and Religion
The Graduate Theological Union and the
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (located in Berkeley)
invite applications and nominations for a joint tenure-track faculty position
as the Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Chair of Art History and Religion. The search
is open at all ranks and the position will begin July 1, 2014. Candidates must
have scholarly credentials (the Ph.D. or equivalent) in Art History or Art and
Religion; competency in some area(s) of Art History and related
theological/religious issues; interest in both ministerial and academic
relationships between faith and culture; and a developing record of
publications involving both art history and religion. In addition, competence
to offer masters-level courses in the history of Western Christianity is highly
The successful candidate will become a
tenure-track faculty member at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara
University (JST-SCU) with responsibilities for teaching, advising, and
committee work. Since JST-SCU is a Roman Catholic Ecclesiastical Faculty that
grants the Licentiate in Sacred Theology and the Doctorate of Sacred Theology,
applicants should be willing to participate actively in these academic degree
programs. Persons interested in the position
should provide a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of
reasons for interest in the position, specific qualifications, and the names
and contact information of three references. The Search Committee will be
co-chaired by Thomas J. Massaro, S.J. (Dean, JST-SCU) and Arthur Holder (Dean,
GTU). Review of applications will begin by January 15, 2014, and will continue
until the position is filled. Nominations and applications should be sent to: Art History and Religion Search
Committe, c/o Angela Munoz. Graduate
Theological Union, 2400 Ridge
Road, Berkeley, CA 94709. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org JST-SCU and the GTU are equal opportunity
employers; women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.
Vanderbilt Divinity School
Hebrew Bible Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University Divinity School invites applications for the position, assistant professor of Hebrew Bible (tenure track). Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to canonical studies, Ancient Near Eastern studies, philology, contextual hermeneutics, and Mishnaic Hebrew. The successful candidate will have competence in teaching a broad range of students at both the masters and doctoral levels within a pluralistic setting (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php), as well as a strong research and publication agenda. Doctorate must be in hand at time of application. Applicants are to send cover letter and curriculum vitae (as .pdf, .doc or .docx files) to email@example.com , asking three recommenders likewise to send letters to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on November 25th. Teleconference interviews of considered applicants will be conducted on December 11th. Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups in the profession are encouraged to apply. Note: Vanderbilt is concurrently conducting a senior-level (tenured) search in Hebrew Bible. Interested parties are invited to refer to that position opening.
Associate or Full Professor
Vanderbilt University Divinity School invites applications for a tenured position in Hebrew Bible, at the rank of associate or full professor, with a possible active role in various departments of Arts and Sciences, including Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, and Classical Studies. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to canonical studies, Ancient Near Eastern studies, philology, contextual hermeneutics, and Mishnaic Hebrew. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda and body of publications, demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring to bring to masters and doctoral-level programs in a pluralistic setting (see http://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php), and a record of service to academic institutions and professional organizations. Applicants are to send cover letter and curriculum vitae (as .pdf, .doc or .docx files) to firstname.lastname@example.org , asking three recommenders likewise to send letters to the same email address. Review of applications will begin on December 15th. Personal inquiries and confidential nominations may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Bruce Morrill (email@example.com). Vanderbilt University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups in the profession are encouraged to apply. Note: Vanderbilt is concurrently conducting a junior-level (tenure-track) search in Hebrew Bible. Interested parties are invited to refer to that position opening.
The Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago
Pastoral/Practical Theology and Ecclesiology/Church and Mission
- Pastoral/Practical Theology. The selected individual will teach courses common to many IPS programs that match the individual's strengths and attend to the diversity of pastoral contexts particularly within the U.S.
- Ecclesiology/Church and Mission. The selected individual will teach courses in ecclesiology/church and mission, with attention to the global and contextually diverse nature of the contemporary church and the variety of ministry settings.
The successful applicant will bring an earned doctorate in theology or a related field, and a strong record of (or clear potential for) excellence in research, teaching, distinguished scholarship, and student mentorship in their area.
Candidates must be supportive of Loyola's Catholic and Jesuit mission. Now in its fifth decade as one of the premier academic programs in education for ministry, the IPS contributes vitally to this mission, offering Masters degrees in pastoral studies, divinity, spirituality, pastoral counseling, health care mission leadership, and social justice and community development.
Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names of three references through Loyola's online application system which, along with a more complete position description, can be found at:
Pastoral/Practical Theology: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56580.
Ecclesiology/Church and Mission: www.careers.luc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56579.
Applications should be received by November 25, 2013 for full consideration. Position (rank open) begins in August 2014.
Inquiries about the position should be directed to: M. Therese Lysaught, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
SMU/Perkins School of Theology
Director of the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program and Regional Course of Study
This position reports to the Dean of the Perkins School of Theology and will
provide leadership for the following two programs: the Mexican American and
Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program (a program of Perkins School of Theology
that serves the ministry and leadership needs primarily of United Methodist
churches that are Hispanic or Latino/a in identity), and the Regional Course of
Study School (a program of The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
of the United Methodist Church, which provides basic theological education
prescribed by the church's Book of Discipline, to licensed local pastors who
were not enrolled in graduate-level seminary degree program for their
SMU is a nationally ranked private
university with seven degree-granting schools and is a distinguished center for
teaching and research located in the heart of Dallas. SMU’s 11,000 students
benefit from small classes, leadership opportunities, international study and
innovative programs. SMU is celebrating the centennial of its founding in 1911
and its opening in 1915. Entering its second century of achievement, SMU enjoys
recognition as a prominent national university focused on shaping world
The University prepares students for
leadership in their professions and in their communities. Our location near the
heart of Dallas – a thriving center of commerce and culture – offers students
challenging experiences on campus and beyond. Relationships with the Dallas
region provide a platform for launching careers throughout the world. The
University provides a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and
professional and graduate programs through seven degree-granting schools. The
learning environment includes opportunities for research, community service,
study abroad, internships and mentoring.
SMU was founded by what is now The
United Methodist Church, in partnership with civic leaders, and was shaped by
the entrepreneurial spirit of the region. The University is nonsectarian in its
teaching and committed to academic freedom and open inquiry. SMU's tree lined
campus is just five miles north of downtown Dallas and offers a unique
workplace environment, including historic Georgian architecture buildings,
beautiful lawns, landscaped gardens and an exciting campus community.
With regard to the Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a
Ministry Program the Director’s specific responsibilities and duties
include, but are not limited to:
Planning, coordinating, executing, and
evaluating a wide range of programs, events, and activities designed to prepare
persons for leadership in ministry with Hispanic-Latino/a communities and
promote theological reflection on Hispanic-Latino/a life and culture.
Cooperating with the Perkins faculty in planning, coordinating, and evaluating
Hispanic-Latino/a studies programs that are mandated by the Perkins curriculum.
Planning, coordinating, and evaluating leadership training for
Hispanic-Latino/a ministries that serve The United Methodist Church and other
religious communities. Working with faculty and church leadership to develop
new programs relevant to emerging needs in Hispanic-Latino/a ministries.
Participating in the community life, student recruitment, and faculty
development programs of Perkins School of Theology. Advising a Perkins student
organization – L@s Seminaristas. Serving as a member of the Senior
Administrators team at Perkins School of Theology. Managing grants received for
projects or programs developed by Mexican American and Hispanic-Latino/a
Ministry Program related to Hispanic-Latino/a ministries and general agencies
of The United Methodist Church. Manage budgets for multiple programs including
grants from church agencies and other bodies. Coordinating continuing education
training for external persons who work with Hispanic-Latino/a ministries
(clergy and lay leaders). Advising students as assigned by the Associate Dean
for Academic Affairs, including students enrolled in the Certificate in
Hispanic Studies. Planning, executing, and evaluating the Licensing School in
Spanish following GBHEM guidelines. Publishing and administering the work of
the journal Apuntes (quarterly publication). Working closely with Director of
Faith Calls: Theological Programs for Youth and Young Adults to develop and
promote Hispanic-Latino/a presence and participation. Providing a liaison to
Hispanic-Latino/a UMC Organizations such as La Asociacion and MARCHA.
Representing Perkins at various conferences and events. Supervising Mexican
American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program office staff.
With regard to the Regional Course of Study School (COSS) at
Perkins the Director’s specific responsibilities and duties, include but
are not limited to:
Planning, executing, and evaluating the
Regional Course of Study School catalog and program at Perkins which offers
courses in English and Spanish. Supervising Perkins extension and satellite
COSS programs. Recruiting faculty, worship coordinator, and academic resource
person(s) for COSS (2 years in advance). Approving and monitoring student
requests for pre-class work extensions and working with faculty regarding books
and assignments. Administering COSS program for one month in July/August by
meeting daily with faculty, students, and student groups; participating in
worship; orienting incoming students and faculty; coordinating graduation
ceremony; meeting with the Advisory Board. Cultivating international
connections with COSS students who come from countries other than the U.S.
Supervising COSS office staff. Additionally, the Director of the Mexican
American and Hispanic-Latino/a Ministry Program and Regional Course of Study
School is a member of the faculty of Perkins School of Theology and
participates in teaching, professional and spiritual formation programs, and
student advising as appropriate to his/her experience and education. Required:
Graduate theological degree with a background in theological/religious studies.
A minimum of seven year work experience. Membership, experience in, and broad
knowledge of The United Methodist Church, including the Hispanic-Latino/a
church. Experience in program planning, leadership training, or higher
education administration. Experience in administering budgets. Preferred: Ordination
as a Deacon/Elder in The United Methodist Church. Administrative and/or
teaching experience. Conversant with ethnic pluralities relative to the
Hispanic-Latino/a population in the U.S. Candidates must demonstrate a proven
record of excellence in leadership. Must have the ability to communicate
effectively (written and spoken) in English and Spanish. Must be a self-starter
with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision and
collaboratively within a team environment. Candidate must possess strong
organizational and time management skills with the ability to set priorities,
meet deadlines and manage objectives. Must also have strong interpersonal and
oral communication skills to work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and
students. Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of MS Office (Word,
Excel and Outlook). Must have the ability to travel. For full consideration
candidates are asked to provide the following information: 1) A letter of
intent. 2) A current curriculum vitae. 3) Three letters of references.
Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by October 1,
2013. The position is open until filled.
To Apply: Please visit our website www.smu.jobs to access the online
application. Click on Staff Career Opportunities and apply to Job ID#: 900478. SMU
will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment
to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual
orientation and gender identity and expression.
Yale Divinity School
Assistant Professor of Christian Social Ethics
Yale Divinity School is seeking to fill a tenure-track appointment in Christian Social Ethics at the assistant professor level, to begin July 1, 2014. The area of specialization is open, but the capacity to contribute actively to the joint degree program with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is particularly desirable. In an ecumenical environment and in discussion with other religions, Yale Divinity School prepares students for lay and ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of religious leadership roles, professional involvements, and public service. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by July 1, 2014. A letter of application with curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a brief writing sample should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3175 . Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
Brite Divinity School
Assistant/Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Brite Divinity School, an ecumenical, progressive seminary affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and related to Texas Christian University, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Hebrew Bible. Level of appointment is at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Ph.D. or equivalent is required. Demonstrated competence in teaching, scholarly research, and publication record appropriate to the level of appointment is expected. Candidates with expertise in Pentateuch, prophets, or historical books and with demonstrated theoretical and methodological engagement with critical interdisciplinary theories such as postcolonial, feminist, gender, queer, postmodern, and racial/cultural studies are especially encouraged to apply. Commitment to teaching and mentoring students, in both Masters and Doctoral programs, is expected. Teaching competencies should include the ability to reflect theologically on texts. Teaching load is four courses (including introductory levels) per year. Brite is an EEO employer and maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. Scholars from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
To apply, upload a letter of application describing interests in teaching and research and C.V. to https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Welcome.asp. Send three letters of recommendation to Dean Joretta Marshall, Brite Divinity School, TCU Box 298130, Fort Worth, TX 76129. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. The appointment will begin in the fall of 2014.
Southern Methodist University
Maguire University Professorship of Ethics (Position number 00050938)
Southern Methodist University invites applications and nominations for a senior scholar in ethics to assume the Maguire University Professorship of Ethics. The chair is one of two University professorships in ethics whose holder reports directly to the Provost. The incumbent’s specialization can be in any area of ethics. In addition to her/his own research, the chairholder’s responsibilities include teaching undergraduates, having opportunities to work with graduate and professional students, working with a strong group of ethicists on campus, and serving as a member of the board of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. The chairholder may interact with other centers on campus such as the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, and contribute to interdisciplinary work on campus and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The successful candidate should be an internationally recognized scholar with a distinguished record in research, publication, and teaching.
Nominations or letters of application, including curriculum vitae and list of references should be submitted by November 1, 2013, to:
Professor Peter K. Moore
Chair, Maguire Chair Search Committee
Southern Methodist University
P.O. Box 750235
Dallas, Texas 75275-0317
The appointment begins fall 2014. To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be postmarked by November 1, 2013, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of the decision after the position is filled.
SMU will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program or educational activity on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University
Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew
Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, seeks a faculty member in Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew (Position #050184). This is a search at the senior level at the rank of Full Professor, with tenure. The appointee will teach courses in the various degree programs of Perkins School of Theology and in the M. A. and Ph.D. curricula of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies of Southern Methodist University. Scholarly achievement, including publications in the field of the appointment, and participation in the life of the school, including its governance and duties normally assumed by faculty members, are among the responsibilities. The Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required.
Essential qualifications include: demonstrated achievement as a scholar in Old Testament Interpretation and in Biblical Hebrew; interest and ability in interpreting the Old Testament in its theological, literary, and historical dimensions and in contemporary methodological perspectives; demonstrated achievement as a teacher; commitment to the primary mission of Perkins School of Theology to prepare women and men for effective leadership in the church; commitment to the objectives of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies for a career as teacher-scholar; and knowledge of and appreciation for Wesleyan theological traditions and their relationship to other Christian theological traditions. Desirable qualifications include: knowledge of ancient near eastern languages cognate to Biblical Hebrew; backgrounds, interests, perspectives, and abilities that complement those of other members of the Perkins faculty, with openness to pedagogical and scholarly collaboration; understanding of, and commitment to, the life and practice of communities of faith. Responsibilities begin in fall term 2014.
Apply online at http://www.interfolio.com/apply/21765. All applications must include a CV, three references, and all contact information, including an e-mail address. To ensure complete consideration, applications must be filed by October 31, 2013, but the Search Committee will consider applications until the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
View the full job description at http://www.smu.edu/Perkins/FacultyAcademics/FacultyOpenings. Send inquiries to email@example.com.
SMU will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.