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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 Congregational Leadership and Ministry (open rank)

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in Congregational Leadership and Ministry (open rank). Candidates must display a vital theological and ecclesiastical understanding of congregational leadership and ministry and hold an MDiv and a PhD degree. Preference will be given to those who hold a PhD in one of the areas of Practical Theology (pastoral theology, homiletics, Christian education, or a cognate discipline). He or she should be well-versed and capable of teaching courses in one of these areas in addition to congregational life, leadership development, and the changing nature of congregations today.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in all degree programs of the Seminary. In addition, the candidate should have a proven record of pastoral experience and leadership in congregational ministry and be able to think constructively on administrative leadership, new church development, practical ecclesiology, and practical and theological dimensions of pastoral identity. As Princeton Theological Seminary is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), all faculty are expected to be able to work with demonstrated intercultural competence within a diverse theological environment informed by the Reformed tradition.

The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2020. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should apply online HERE with a letter of interest and a CV (including bibliography). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019.

Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.


Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for a fixed term one-year appointment as a full-time Lecturer in Biblical Hebrew. The successful candidate will provide instruction in Hebrew on both Masters and PhD levels focused on four courses: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (two semesters), a PhD/advanced Masters course in Historical Hebrew Grammar, and a PhD/advanced Masters course in accelerated Hebrew reading. The appointee will have the opportunity to develop skills in teaching, course planning and syllabus design within the well-resourced environment of Princeton Theological Seminary, a graduate theological school in the Reformed tradition that embraces the breadth of communions represented in the worldwide church.

The successful candidate will only have responsibilities for teaching courses. Free of faculty committee work or departmental responsibilities, the appointee will be supported by an exceptional theological library, access to the library of Princeton University, a full range of teaching resources, and a collegial biblical faculty.

Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should apply online HERE with: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a CV (including bibliography), and (3) a list of three potential recommenders. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2019. The contract year begins July 1, 2020.

Princeton Theological Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.


Academic Program Manager, Overseas Ministries Study Center

Princeton Theological Seminary is seeking an Academic Program Manager for the Overseas Ministries Study Center (OMSC). This position will assist OMSC’s Director in the planning, operation, and management our Residential Study Program.

Responsibilities

  • Recruiting participants, seminar leaders, and lecturers for our Residential Study Program.
  • Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals for new research initiatives and appeals for scholarships and fellowships for residents.
  • Managing and working within an annual budget.
  • The day-to-day operation of our Residential Study Program (seminars, lectures, conferences, field trips, and special events) and monitoring, evaluating, and improving effectiveness of programs.
  • Providing logistical support for program residents and their families, including coordinating with PTS on J–1 Visa applications and Princeton Public Schools on placement of residents’ dependent children.
  • Maintaining and updating OMSC’s database (Little Green Light), which is used mainly for development and fund-raising activities (annual appeal, Second Century Campaign, annual art gala, etc.).
  • Working closely with half-time Administrative Assistant in maintaining and updating our website, posting on social media, and producing OMSC TODAY (monthly e-newsletter using Constant Contact).
  • Supervising seminary interns working on book reviews and other aspects of the International Bulletin of Mission Research (IBMR), our quarterly academic journal published by SAGE.

Qualifications

  • PhD in mission studies, world Christianity, intercultural theology or a cognate discipline or master’s degree in a theological field plus five years of cross-cultural ministry experience.
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Grant writing and management, website, donor database, and social media experience. Educational program and budget management experience.

Full Position Description (pdf)

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references and their contact information to APM@omsc.orgby March 31, 2020.

OMSC welcomes Global Leaders(pastors, church and mission executives, and cross-cultural missionaries), Research Scholars (seminary, college, and university professors, administrators, and PhD candidates in the dissertation phase), and Artists(visual, musical, or literary) from every nation and Christian tradition for a season of sustained study and vocational renewal. Assignments are generally made for an entire academic year (Sept–May), but shorter-term options are also available. Visit www.omsc.orgto learn more about OMSC’s unique ministry.

Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at any time.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Assistant Director for Programming - Hispanic Theological Initiative

The Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI) is currently searching for an Assistant Director for Programming to support the establishment, execution, and evaluation of several new initiatives. Over the past 23 years, HTI with the support of the 24 consortium member institutions has graduated 130 Latinx scholars in a record average time of 5.5 years, holding a retention rate of 92%.

This newly created position will work closely with the Executive Director in the design, implementation, and evaluation of these new programs as well as support current existing HTI programming. The position offers a generous benefits package including rental assistance and the potential opportunity to teach at the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Responsibilities

  • Manage all aspects of program design and project management.
  • Collaborate with faculty and leaders in the Member School Consortium to understand and influence how the outcomes of these programs will impact the field of religious studies.
  • Support the writing of proposals for all aspects of funding.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in Theology or Religion.
  • 5-7 years in program and project management, preferably in Seminary, University, and/or entrepreneurial settings, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish.
  • Experience in writing grants, fundraising, and managing a diverse pool of funding sources.
  • Proven ability to build and sustain relationships, and build successful student-serving programs.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter by email, fax, or mail.

  • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
  • Fax: 609.497.0017
  • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

Cataloging Librarian

Status: Exempt

Purpose: Catalog library materials in all formats to meet
quality and production expectations.

Supervision: Head of Cataloging

Responsibilities:

  • Provide original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats across the collections as requested by the Head Cataloger in a project-based environment at an average production rate of 65-85 books per week. Production levels are subject to change, based on library priorities and projects.
  • Contribute to cataloging related projects, authority work, and linked data initiatives, as requested by the Head Cataloger.
  • Develop or contribute to cataloging and workflow documentation.
  • Assist with the physical processing of all materials, as directed by the Head Cataloger.
  • Manage and train student workers, as directed by the Head Cataloger.
  • This position will collaborate with other librarians to meet shifting priorities, needs, skill sets, and current responsibilities.
  • Commit to continuous improvement through regular and creative contributions of ideas, tools, or projects for improving cataloging and processing workflows, quality control, and setting and maintaining of production standards.
  • Stay abreast of developments in direct areas of job responsibility and demonstrate commitment to professional development.
  • Serves as a member of an agile, cross-functional library team, including contributing to the Library’s alignment with the Seminary’s Strategic Plan, to Library assessment, and to a user-centered service model.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • Familiarity with the theological and religious concepts, language, and history. Master’s degree in theology, religious studies, or related discipline preferred.
  • Fluency in German and one additional language (French or Spanish preferred).
  • Knowledge of relevant cataloging standards, tools, and cooperative programs (RDA, MARC21; OCLC’s Connexion client, FirstSearch, ClassWeb/Cataloger’s Desktop; NACO; etc.); familiarity with metadata and other linked data standards (XML, Bibframe, etc.) a plus.
  • Skill in designing workflows and documentation.
  • Proven problem-solving ability, excellent organizational and communication skills, and ability to pay close attention to detail, balancing quality and productivity.
  • Strong analytical skills; excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively. Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

    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 cover letter, résumé, and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

    • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
    • Fax: 609.497.0017
    • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

    Download Application (pdf)


    Metadata Librarian

    Status: Exempt

    Purpose: Develops and maintains metadata for the Library’s digital projects and collections

    Supervision: Director of Digital Initiatives

    Responsibilities:

    • Analyzes metadata requirements, standards and best practices for the Library’s digital projects and collections.
    • Creates, reviews and edits XML metadata documents.
    • Writes, tests and runs XQuery and XSLT programs for converting, correcting or enhancing metadata documents.
    • Assesses metadata quality, correctness, completeness and consistency; remedies deficiencies computationally and/or manually as applicable.
    • Develops XML validation schema and validates metadata documents.
    • Develops and implements metadata crosswalks.
    • Collaborates with the digital library team to facilitate outsourced metadata production, develop metadata workflows, and advise student workers in metadata production or correction.
    • Exports and prepares metadata records for use in other Library or external systems.
    • Writes and maintains documentation for the Library’s local metadata requirements, practices and workflows.
    • Serves as a member of an agile, cross-functional digital library team.
    • Contributes to the Library’s alignment with the Seminary’s Strategic Plan. Assists as assigned with library assessment. Contributes to a user-centered service model.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Working knowledge of library metadata standards and best practices, including AACR2, RDA, MARC, Dublin Core, MODS and METS.
    • Strong facility with XML and related technologies, including XPath, XSLT, XQuery and XML Schema.
    • Aptitude for learning and applying new technologies and metadata standards.
    • Familiarity with Oxygen or a comparable IDE for XML technologies.
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in the context of a small, collegial team in a dynamically changing environment.
    • Proven problem-solving ability, excellent organizational and communication skills, and ability to pay close attention to detail, while maintaining a balance between quality and efficiency.
    • Commitment to a user-centered perspective.
    • Demonstrated flexibility, openness to change and innovation, and a tolerance for ambiguity.

      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 cover letter, résumé, and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

      • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
      • Fax: 609.497.0017
      • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

      Download Application (pdf)


      Evening Supervisor, Circulation Department, Library (Part-time, evening, 19hrs/week)

      Status: Non-exempt office staff

      Purpose: Shares responsibility for Circulation operations alongwith the Circulation Office team. Supervises eveningCirculation operations, oversees the work of studentemployees and manages projects

      Supervision: Reports to the Head of Circulation

      Responsibilities:

      • Supervises the work of graduate students.
      • Manages the process of searching for and reporting of missing books.
      • Assists with course reserves with particular responsibility for processing ofphysical items.
      • Assists with collection inventory project with particular responsibility forshelf reading, identifying books that lack barcodes or item records, andlibrary system data cleanup.
      • Maintains and orders circulation supplies.
      • Assists with the routine activities of Circulation operations including, butnot limited to:
        • Charging, discharging, and renewing materials for patrons
        • Issuing library cards and updating patron records
        • Monitoring departmental email inbox for questions and recall requests
        • Answering general questions in person and over the phone
        • Assisting with interlibrary loans (ILL).
      • Performs other duties as assigned.

      Qualifications:

      • 2+ years of library experience.
      • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability towork effectively with the public.
      • Ability to commit to a varied work schedule.
      • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs, particularly Microsoft Accessand Excel.
      • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in the context of asmall, collegial team in a changing environment.
      • Supervisory experience.
      • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail.
      • Commitment to a user-centered perspective.
      • Demonstrated flexibility, openness to change and innovation, and atolerance for ambiguity.

      Princeton Theological Seminary reserves the right to amend this position description at anytime.

        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 cover letter, résumé, and an application form by email, fax, or mail.

        • Email: apply@ptsem.edu
        • Fax: 609.497.0017
        • Mail: Princeton Theological Seminary, Department of Human Resources, P.O. Box 821, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-0803

        Download Application (pdf)


        Assistant Director of Communication (Web)

        Status: Exempt

        Purpose: Provides stewardship of the Seminary’s external web presence as well as develops, implements, and evaluates digital solutions that support the Seminary’s communication goals.

        Supervision: Director of Communication and Marketing

        Responsibilities include:

        (60%) Stewarding the external web presence of the Seminary while overseeing the content, design and interactivity of the main website (ptsem.edu), making prompt updates and design decisions in accord with institutional priorities and in response to user experience and working with the Director of Communication and Marketing to establish priorities.

        • Develops, maintains and continuously improves static and dynamic web pages for the Seminary, utilizing best practices for usability, interactivity, accessibility, and search engine optimization (SEO).
        • Coordinates with designers, IT specialists, and outside vendors to manage website design and functionality.
        • Works closely with campus partners to ensure that all content is vibrant, robust, and up to date.
        • Uses tools such as Google analytics, Web trends, Facebook insights, and hot jar, as well as UX testing, to track and measure effectiveness, making timely adjustments to the Seminary’s web presence in accordance with measurable data and institutional priorities.
        • Integrates web strategies with other marketing and communications efforts (such as digital ads) and provides counsel, training, and support to campus web authors to promote consistent use of the Seminary brand and design across other institutional webpages.
        • Supervises part-time Web Communication Specialist and part-time Graphic Design Specialist.

        (20%) Building strong relationships with the communication team, faculty members, and campus partners to serve as a trusted resources, helpful advisor, and valued collaborator on matters of web communication.

        (15%) Capturing and evaluating site analytics to measure effectiveness and implement improvements.

        (5%) Directing and promoting the Seminary brand.

        Qualifications include:

        • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • At least five years of website development (front/back) experience plus 3 to 5 years of experience in web communication, digital marketing, or web design.
        • Advance familiarity with CMS management, design, development and administration (such as WordPress).
        • Strong communication, writing, editing and interpersonal skills.
        • Self-directed learner who understands evolving web development and design trends.
        • Strong organization skills and ability to manage projects effectively and simultaneously.

        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 cover letter, résumé, and a link to a portfolio of samples by email to apply@ptsem.edu

        We are an equal opportunity employer.

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