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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 five business days before being filled.


Archivist

Status: Non-Exempt

Purpose: Manages the accessioning and processing of archival material for Special Collections and Archives. Actively engages in public service including oversight of the reading room and patron reference.

Supervision: Reports to Head of Special Collections and Archives

Responsibilities:

  1. Manage a variety of responsibilities related to special collections, archival materials, and institutional records; including, but not limited to, accession, arrangement, description, basic conservation, long-term preservation, and use. This includes working with documents as well as art, artifacts, and realia that make up the archival collections.
  2. Coordinate with the Head of Special Collections and Archives to develop and document formalized appraising, processing, and accessioning procedures, aligned with archival standards such as the creation of DACS-compliant finding aids. Maintain active involvement with the decision-making process for acquisitions of archival materials.
  3. Provide researchers and patrons with access to archival materials within PTS collections according to established policies. This service will be provided in-person, online, via email, phone, and mail. Supervise the Reading Room and work with Head of Special Collections to handle patrons during open hours.
  4. Lead the acquisition, processing, and organization of institutional records, including development and upkeep of records management and retention schedules. Work with PTS stakeholders and partners to create and manage an institutional records management program.
  5. Perform digitization and scanning of material from PTS archival collections for distribution through online platforms (e.g., for reference inquiries, classroom resources, digital exhibitions).
  6. Organize and facilitate the use of digital repositories and digital access points for archival material, including ArchivesSpace.
  7. Collaborate with library digital initiatives team on processing and preservation of audio/visual and born-digital special collection materials.
  8. Assist in the training and supervision of student staff and interns for the work of Special Collections and Archives.
  9. Engage in continuous professional development, including developments in the archival field.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Information Science, Library Science, Archives, Records Management, or a similar degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival studies or a Master’s degree in History, Theology, or Religious Studies with significant coursework in archival studies or equivalent archival experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with archival theory, practice, and standards. including familiarity with standard preservation practices and techniques.
  • Prior experience working in an archival institution or setting.
  • Demonstrated experience arranging and describing complex archival collections.
  • Excellent organizational skills and close attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 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.
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace, DACS, and EAD.
  • Background or interest in religious or theological studies.
  • Reading knowledge of non-English language; German, Greek, and/or Latin preferred.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.

Please send a one-page cover letter and cv/resume to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu.


Communications, Development, and Administrative Associate

Status: Non-Exempt (19 Hours Per Week)

Purpose: OMSC’s Communications, Development, and Administrative Associate will manage social media, website, newsletters, donor database, grant proposals, sales of official merchandise, event planning, program scheduling and registration, and administrative coordination with other seminary departments (i.e., Academic Affairs, Advancement, Business Office, Communication, Continuing Education, Digital Learning, Facilities, Hospitality & Events, Housing, IT Services, etc.).

Supervision: Reports to OMSC Executive Director and collaborates with OMSC Assistant Director of Academic Programs

Responsibilities:

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Manage OMSC’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts in a business/marketing capacity
  2. Manage OMSC’s website in collaboration with Communications Department
  3. Manage OMSC’s email newsletters on Constant Contact or Mailchimp

DEVELOPMENT

  1. Manage OMSC’s donor database, fundraising efforts, and grant proposals in collaboration with Advancement Office
  2. Manage sales of OMSC merchandise (books, artwork, etc.) in collaboration with Business Office
  3. Manage and plan special OMSC events

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

  1. Manage registration for OMSC’s programs in collaboration with Hospitality & Events
  2. Manage OMSC’s overall coordination with seminary offices (see above list)

Required Skills:

  • Experience with social media, websites, newsletters, spreadsheets, databases, grant-writing, event planning, sales, and administrative coordination
  • Advanced organizational skills and ability to handle multiple assignments
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Constant Contact or Mailchimp

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum five (5) years’ related experience.

Please send a one-page cover letter and cv/resume to Dr. Thomas Hastings (omsc@ptsem.edu)

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

July 2019 (rev 26 May 2021)


Administrative Assistant

Status: Non-Exempt (19 Hours Per Week)

Purpose: Provide a broad range of general administrative support for the various activities of the Deputy to the President.

Supervision: Deputy to the President of the Seminary

Responsibilities:

  1. Preparation of specialty printed materials (nametags, table tents, etc.).
  2. Assist with Visiting Scholar correspondence.
  3. Assist with the Presidential Lectureships.
  4. Update the trustee minutes confluence site.
  5. Office receptionist, phone calls, provide office hospitality.
  6. Assist the Deputy with Board of Trustees meeting preparation.
  7. Prepare mailings as assigned.
  8. Maintain office supplies.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions and Qualifications:

  • Regular attendance is essential to this position.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional appearance, demeanor, maturity, and poise in responding to trustees, faculty, staff and students.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Use exceptional organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to take initiative, self-motivate and function autonomously.
  • Ability to take and follow direction.
  • Flexibility.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Please send a one-page cover letter and cv/resume to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu.

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

July 2019 (rev 26 May 2021)


Library Associate

Status: Non-Exempt (19 Hours Per Week)

Purpose: Provides broad range of building, office and project support to Library departments and management

Supervision: Managing Director of Library

Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as lead staff member to manage Library building concerns for an actively used facility. Place and monitor campus and vendor service calls (involving building, custodial services, equipment, etc.) for the Library. Manage requests for new and replacement keys to the building; distribute, track, and collect keys to/from staff; manage master key set for locks in building.
  2. Maintain library administration office files, including financial records, vendor Certificates of Insurance, personnel files, and other files. Work with the PTS Archives to ensure file maintenance and transfer for records management and long-term preservation.
  3. Manage accountability and processing of library staff credit cards. Maintain petty cash fund and reimbursements.
  4. Receive, prepare and process invoice records for library activities, services and contracts.
  5. Provide proactive and direct administrative support to Library departments and administration. For example, manage Library mail (incoming and outgoing, sorting and distribution), create purchase orders, and order/maintain adequate inventory of supplies across the Library.
  6. Track library equipment, its distribution, management/service and collection.
  7. Assist with statistical gathering and analysis.
  8. Assist with report and presentation preparation, including modest levels of project research.
  9. Work in the Library’s departments on a regular basis and as needed with collections, services, or special projects (e.g., data entry, materials processing, shelving, gathering material, providing service point coverage, wayfinding/communication support).
  10. Work collaboratively with departmental and campus partners to ensure effective and efficient operations.
  11. Collaborate with library colleagues to meet shifting institutional and library priorities, needs, skill sets and responsibilities.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and experience working in a professional office or library setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and objective customer service approach. Discretion in dealing with sensitive documents and confidential information.
  • Ability to anticipate needs and proactively develop and propose solutions.
  • High level of attention to detail; flexibility; capacity to initiate and adapt to change; ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively and collegially.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills; must prioritize well and focus on completion of tasks and objectives while balancing quality and productivity.
  • Competence with and ability to effectively use computers, related software and databases. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications; Adobe Suite applications; and Visio.
  • Comfort with ambiguity, working in an ever-changing environment.
  • Experience with data collection, analysis and reporting preferred.
  • Experience working in a research library preferred, but not required.
  • Please submit a resume to Human Resources at apply@ptsem.edu

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

July 2019 (rev 26 May 2021)


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 Center for Asian American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. 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 Master's 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, 2022. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should apply online here: https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationHanChair/ with a letter of interest and a CV (including bibliography). Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Professor, History of Medieval Christianity

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Medieval Christianity. The research and publication specialization is open. We invite applications from scholars who work on medieval Christianity’s theological, cultural, and social aspects. Candidates must be prepared to teach an introductory survey course on early and medieval church history. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses on the varieties of medieval Christianity beyond Europe, and on the interactions among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the middle ages, is desirable.

The successful candidate will teach in all of 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. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site at https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationMedieval/. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.

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

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant or Associate Professor 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. Applicants will have as one of their areas of expertise race and ethnicity in the Old Testament in dialogue with theological and ethical interpretation of Scripture that focuses on minoritized communities and experience. Ability and/or experience in teaching courses in introductory biblical Hebrew, Hebrew exegesis, historical Hebrew grammar, or one or more other Northwest Semitic languages (e.g., Aramaic, Ugaritic) is desirable.

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, 2022. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae should be uploaded to the online application site at https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationOldTestament/. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.


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

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Open Rank (Tenured or Tenure-Track) Faculty Position in Preaching

Princeton Theological Seminary, a school in the Reformed theological tradition with students representing a broad range of preaching traditions, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position in Preaching. Appointment at the level of assistant professor will be tenure-track; Appointment at the level of associate or full professor will be made with tenure.

The candidate selected for this position will be a scholar of recognized stature or demonstrable potential, who is dedicated to the church’s life and work, and equipped to teach preaching to students preparing for Christian ministry in its various forms. Candidates should have earned the PhD or ThD in Homiletics as well as the MDiv or its equivalent theological degree from an accredited theological school.

In addition to serious engagement with current homiletical literature, along with strong teaching ability in the field, the candidate should be acquainted with congregational life across a diversity of Christian traditions. Applicants should also have a strong record of publication. Women and candidates from underrepresented communities are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will participate in all of the Seminary’s degree programs (MDiv, MACEF, MA(TS), ThM, and PhD), with shared responsibility for offering required courses and a broad range of electives that support the Seminary’s mission, including its commitment to antiracism, and which take into account both the Practical Theology Department’s needs and the appointee’s research interests. The responsibilities of faculty members at Princeton Theological Seminary include: maintaining an active and excellent research program; supervising PhD students; mentoring students in all degree programs; service in faculty committees, meetings, and programs; service to congregations as able; and active participation in the Seminary community’s life.

A letter of interest and curriculum vitae (including bibliography) should be uploaded to the online application site at https://tns-apps.ptsem.edu/FacultyApplicationPreaching/. The appointment is expected to commence July 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2021.

Those wishing to nominate others for this position are invited to contact Jacqueline Lapsley, dean of Academic Affairs, at academic.dean@ptsem.edu.


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

We are an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Director of Advancement Services

Princeton Theological Seminary is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena. The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

We are actively recruiting for the following position:

A. Title: Assistant Director of Advancement Services

B. Status: Administrative and Profession Staff, Exempt, Full-Time

C. Purpose: To Provide support for the Department of Advancement by performing daily operational tasks and assisting with strategic data tracking and reporting.

D. Supervision: The Assistant Director of Advancement Services reports to the Director of Advancement Services

E. Responsibilities:

  1. Stewardship – Coordinate stewardship of donors including patrons of endowed funds and daily acknowledgment letters.
  2. Gift Processing – Provide operational resources for the Bursars Office in conjunction with gift processing.
  3. Prospect Research – Perform donor research, identifying prospects and assuring that prospects are being moved through the donor pipeline.
  4. Reporting – Develop self-service reporting for Advancement Department. Fulfill reporting needs for Accreditation, Board of Trustees, or as requested by Business Office.
  5. Data Management – ensure that constituent records are accurate and needed tracking is in place. Maintain Alumni Academic Records.
  6. Data Analytics – In conjunction wit Director of Advancement Services design and implement a structure of data analytics and reporting that will guide decision making and ensure data integrity and identify donor trends. Ensure that giving is recorded consistently in accordance with CASE Guidelines.
  7. Assist Director of Advancement Services with policy and procedure establishment and documentation as well as training.
  8. As needed, assist with on-campus events
  9. Other duties as assigned

F. Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree of equivalent experience
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Experience with prospect research
  • Experience with report writing tools such as Tableau or InfoMaker
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Advanced proficiency using Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office products
  • Willingness to assist, as needed, within Department of Advancement
  • Prior experience in educational fundraising office and/or gift processing preferred
  • Must be accurate, thorough, and adaptive to changing procedures and responsibilities
  • Have a desire to help advance the mission of Princeton Seminary

To be considered for this position please forward a cover letter and resume to apply@ptsem.edu – thank you!

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.


Advancement Coordinator

Princeton Theological Seminary is a professional and graduate school that prepares women and men to serve Jesus Christ in ministries marked by faith, integrity, scholarship, competence, compassion, and joy, equipping them for leadership worldwide in congregations and the larger church, in classrooms and the academy, and in the public arena. The Seminary provides a residential community of worship and learning where a sense of calling is tested and defined, where scripture and the Christian tradition are appropriated critically, where faith and intellect mature and lifelong friendships begin, and where habits of discipleship are so nourished that members of the community may learn to proclaim with conviction, courage, wisdom, and love the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord.

We are actively recruiting for the following position:

A. Title: Advancement Coordinator

B. Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

C. Purpose: To provide support for the Department of Advancement by performing daily operational tasks and by providing assistance for Department of Advancement events and

meetings

D. Supervision: The Advancement Coordinator reports to the Director of Advancement Services

Working Relationship: The Director of Advance Services provides supervision and oversight. This position works closely with other members of the Advancement Department on events and projects related to their areas.

E. Responsibilities:

  1. General Office Duties – Responsible for general office functions including management of purchasing and budgeting. Updating of constituent records, preparing and tracking of donor communications, assist with travel arrangements.
  2. Meeting and Events – Coordinate on or of campus meetings and events for department. Assure that attendee registrations are properly tracked. Coordinate room set up and technology needs.
  3. Volunteer Management – Recruit and coordinate volunteers to work with all areas of Advancement. Maintain list of potential volunteers.
  4. Management of Student Workers – In conjunction with Director of Advancement Services recruit Student Workers to assist with outreach to Constituents. Includes coordination of schedule, tasks, and training.

F. Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Customer Services oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Advanced proficiency using Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office products
  • Willingness to assist, as needed, within Operations Group and department of Advancement
  • Prior experience in education fundraising office
  • Must be accurate, thorough and adaptive to changing procedures and responsibilities with an attention to detail

To be considered for this position please send a cover letter and resume to apply@ptsem.edu – thank you.

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.


We are an equal opportunity employer.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Scholar and Theological Educator

Kathleen M. O’Connor, Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”