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The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible faculty position at the assistant professor rank: Homiletics. See  Deadline: November 22, 2017.


The University of Dayton Department of Religious Studies seeks to fill a tenure-line assistant professor position in the area of Pastoral Ministry, with particular emphasis in intercultural competence for ministry in the USA, and in pastoral ministerial skills. Responsibilities include contributing to the Department's Master of Arts programs (in particular in Pastoral Ministry), serving its undergraduate majors, developing and teaching courses in the Department's general curriculum for all undergraduate students, and pursuing an ongoing research agenda. Appointment begins August 16, 2018.

Required qualifications

- All doctoral coursework and qualifying/candidacy exams, in a relevant field of study, completed and passed by the time of application. If an applicant's doctoral degree or coursework is not in a theology-related field, then a master's degree in a theology-related field is required, in addition to the doctoral work in another relevant field of study.

- Capacity to engage diverse populations in ministry.

- Relevant ministerial experience.

- Ability to train others in church administrative skills.

- Potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and master's level.

- Potential for excellence in research.

- Commitment to the long-range development of the Department's MA programs, in particular in Pastoral Ministry.

For more information about the position, qualifications, and to apply, please go to Applications must be received by December 10, 2017.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a seminary of the Episcopal Church, is seeking an Assistant Professor of Homiletics, who will also have a half-time appointment as Dean of Chapel, to begin July 1, 2018. We seek a person who will further the institution’s commitment to forming leaders of ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. As Assistant Professor of Homiletics, the successful candidate will teach one course each semester in homiletics and a related area (depending on interests and expertise), and take a full role as a faculty member, including student advising. As Dean of Chapel, the successful candidate will exercise liturgical and administrative oversight of the seminary’s worship life, under the direction of the President and Dean. In particular, the Dean of Chapel will resource and further develop new patterns of creative worship at the seminary, and conduct workshops and teach courses on foundational skills in liturgical leadership.

Candidates should be prepared to teach at both the master’s and doctoral levels of instruction at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union. CDSP’s core program, the M.Div., offers rigorous academic and spiritual formation for those who, in a context of religious and cultural pluralism, will lead the church in participating in God’s mission, forming Christian disciples, and proclaiming the Gospel. We seek an engaging, dynamic teacher who bridges the line between the academy and the church, and can enable students to articulate and embody through worship a public theology that relates to Christian life and ministry in the world. This teacher must be able to guide students into an understanding of the implications of diverse contexts for preaching. As a member of the seminary faculty, this teacher is expected to possess an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education. Candidates must have the capacity to teach in both face-to-face and online modalities and be eager to engage with the pastoral and formational processes of candidates preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.

This is a tenure-eligible, ranked position at the Assistant Professor level for an initial appointment of five years. Candidates should be ordained members of a church in the Anglican Communion, with significant prior experience in congregational ministry. They should hold an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) in either Homiletics or Liturgics, with significant academic background in the other field. Christian commitment and practice; accessibility to students; openness to innovation; a commitment to professional theological education; strong pastoral, administrative, and collegial skills; significant background and experience with a diversity of styles of worship and preaching; and awareness of the potential of new technologies for the homiletical task and for faith formation are important assets, as is familiarity with the Episcopal Church.

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons who would increase the racial/ethnic diversity of our faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how, in your teaching, scholarship, and chapel oversight in this seminary context, you would: a) engage the curricular emphases of mission, discipleship, and evangelism; b) envision your role in forming faithful leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; c) balance the dual roles of teaching homiletics and overseeing worship; and d) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices. In addition, please have three letters of reference sent directly to CDSP.

Review of applications will begin on January 5, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Send completed application materials to [email protected] For questions about the application process or the position, please contact Mary McChesney-Young, Registrar and Coordinator of Academic Services, [email protected] 

Phillips Theological Seminary, Faculty Position in Practical Theology
Phillips Theological Seminary Mission Statement:
The seminary’s mission is to learn and teach how to be: attentive to God; responsible biblical and theological interpreters; faithful individuals, congregations, and communities acting with God to transform the world.

Purpose of Position:
The person who fills this position will contribute to the mission of Phillips Theological Seminary by teaching in the area of Practices of Theological Leadership; by engaging in ongoing scholarly academic research and conversation in one’s own areas of specialization; and by participating insharedgovernance of the institution and service to the broader community.

Teaching Responsibilities:
This person will be responsible for teaching:

  •  in all Master’s degree programs, the Doctor of Ministry program and Diploma and Certificate programs
  • in two or more of the following areas: Congregational Studies, Pastoral Care, Spirituality, Christian Education, Worship, and Cross-Cultural Studies
  • in on-campus modes (13-week schedule, intensive weeks or one or two weekends) and online
  • in participating with faculty in strengthening our instructional design across all of these modes.

PhD or ThD in the History of Christianity; ABD considered; rank open

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive for faculty among peer institutions (i.e., free-standing ATS member schools that grant master’s and professional doctoral degrees in the U.S.) and commensurate with experience in teaching in higher education.  A full range of benefits is offered including health insurance for the faculty member, a 14% contribution to a retirement fund, generous funding to support research, travel and teaching online, and research sabbaticals.

To Apply:
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 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and experience that addresses how students in your classes might translate critical insights from those classes to congregational life and a variety of other 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. Members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are encouraged to apply. See for more information.