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Updated February 5, 2018

Dean of Chapel/ Professor of Homiletics

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a seminary of the Episcopal Church and a

member of the Graduate Theological Union, invites nominations and applications for a

faculty member who will serve as dean of chapel and teach homiletics. We seek a person

who can articulate a compelling theology of proclamation; shares our strong commitment

to our curricular focus on mission, discipleship and evangelism; and is drawn to our

culture of enthusiastic innovation, respect for diversity and deep collegiality. Candidates

should hold an earned Ph.D. or D.Min. in either homiletics or liturgics. This is a tenure-

eligible appointment at the assistant or associate professor level for five years beginning

in July 2018.

Review of applications will begin on March 2, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Details about the position and application are on the CDSP website.

Tenure Track Position in Homiletics, The School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee

The School of Theology of the University of the South invites applications for a full-time position in Homiletics to begin by Aug. 1, 2018. Responsibilities will include teaching students at the master’s and doctoral levels the skills to be faithful biblical preachers in the Anglican tradition, especially within the liturgical context of the Book of Common Prayer (1979). The strongest candidate will hold a Ph.D., Th.D., or equivalent in homiletics or a relevant field; be ordained in The Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or a denomination that practices preaching in a liturgical context; and demonstrate skill in the interpretation of both biblical testaments and in teaching the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of sermons. The ability to teach in a secondary field, such as biblical studies or Christian education, is highly desirable. Applicants who are A.B.D. are welcome to apply.

Salary, rank, and terms of appointment will depend on qualifications and experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter and c.v., and provide the names and contact information for three references. For fullest consideration, materials should be received by March 1, 2018.

The search will continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of nomination or application to:

The Rev. Canon James F. Turrell, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
School of Theology
University of the South
335 Tennessee Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-0001

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of The Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Santa Clara University, Lecturer (3 year, renewable) Pastoral Liturgy and Sacramental Theology

The Religious Studies Department at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic University, is now searching for a full-time Lecturer to address persistent, programmatic needs in undergraduate and graduate teaching. This is a nine-month, full-time, three year non-tenurable teaching appointment that may be renewed for additional terms contingent upon the availability of funds, persistent programmatic need, and superior teaching, service and professional activity. The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of additional terms of three years and then six years contingent on superior performance, persistent programmatic need, and availability of funds. After nine years, there is the possibility of promotion to senior lecturer. Lecturers have responsibilities in teaching and instructional leadership, curriculum development and advising (70%), professional activity (15%), and service (15%). The expected teaching load is 7 courses over three academic quarters (Fall, Winter, and Spring). In a normal year, 2-4 of those courses typically will be graduate courses in the area of pastoral liturgy and sacramental theology in our Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries, and 3-5 will be undergraduate courses in the area of Catholic Theology that serve the department’s participation in the University’s Core Curriculum ( and our major. The graduate courses are offered both on-site for local students and in a hybrid in-person/online format for students in more distant California dioceses, so familiarity with teaching technologies (learning management systems, video conferencing) and online pedagogy is necessary. The undergraduate courses are on-site in a traditional classroom. The annual teaching distribution between undergraduate and graduate courses will be decided by the chair of the Religious Studies department on an annual basis.
Application Deadline: 2/18/2018
For complete application information:

Tenure-Track Position in Worship, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.

Wesley Theological Seminary, a seminary of the United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, announces a search for a full-time, tenure-track position in Worship, commencing July 1, 2018. Ordination in the United Methodist Church is preferred, but other qualified applicants will be considered. The person filling this appointment will teach introductory and advanced level courses. A strong candidate will be able to teach 1) worship and liturgy, 2) preaching, 3) Wesleyan understandings of liturgy and sacraments. It will be advantageous for the candidate to have experience in leading congregational worship as well as a developed capacity to lead the seminary community in planning and developing its own worship practices as Chapel Elder. Each candidate should be committed to effective teaching, active scholarship and collaborative participation in the seminary community. Familiarity with forms of distance learning is desirable. Wesley Seminary is looking for candidates who are deeply rooted in the Christian heritage, draw significantly upon ecumenical resources, and are willing to explore new forms of liturgy to serve changing contexts. A PhD or ThD is required. Rank will be at the Assistant or Associate level. Wesley Theological Seminary is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to diversity. Interested applicants should send a cover letter expressing interest and suitability for such an appointment and a current curriculum vita. Applicants must send a transcript of all previous graduate degree work and solicit three letters of reference from those who you’re your work and potential. These should be sent to Dean Bruce C. Birch at [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.