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Yale University Divinity School
Director of Chapel Music
This position supports the music in Marquand Chapel, the University Church in Yale, and Berkeley Divinity School. The position will have two equally important roles: overseeing the music-making in these centers, and teaching the students to lead worship themselves. These chapel services are attended by thousands of people each year, and worshipers will continue to experience abundantly diverse patterns of worship and music. The goal is to encompass even more fully the richness of Christian traditions, we will look for other ways to bring these sounds and practices to Yale students. This position is a fixed duration for four years and is renewable for a second, four-year duration.
More Information and application instructions are at http://ism.yale.edu/ChapelMusic
Aquinas Institute of Theology
Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
Aquinas Institute of Theology invites application for a full-time position in liturgical and sacramental theology beginning Fall 2017. The candidate should possess a terminal degree in sacramental or liturgical theology (PhD, STD, or SLD) and have a strong record of teaching and research in the field.
While the candidate must be familiar with sacramental theology, the position is primarily one of Catholic liturgical theology. The successful candidate must be able to teach the historical development of the sacraments with an emphasis on the Vatican II reform liturgies. Courses include a variety of Masters level courses and a course entitled Liturgy and Preaching for our DMin program in preaching. Depending on experience, the applicant may be asked to teach Theology of Worship, practical and theological courses on the seven sacraments, Christian initiation, and pastoral care of the sick. Course load is fifteen credits over twelve months.
Besides aptitude for research and writing, a successful candidate will show evidence of adaptability in teaching at the Masters level through a variety of delivery modes, including online, blended, and on-campus courses. The candidate will be expected to teach degree and certificate students pursuing ministerial careers as priests, vowed religious, and lay ecclesial ministers.
Aquinas Institute is a Roman Catholic school of theology and ministry in the Dominican tradition, and successful candidates must express a willingness to support and contribute to that tradition. Hiring preference is given to members of the Central and Southern Dominican Provinces of friars. However, clergy, other religious (women and men), and laity are encouraged to apply. Aquinas Institute is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and members of under-represented ethnic groups. Review of applications will begin November 23, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Academic Dean Gregory Heille, O.P. by email only to [email protected].
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology
Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology invites applications for a continuing-appointment-track position in Roman Catholic Liturgical and Sacramental Theology in its graduate degree programs, beginning August 2017. Area of specialization is open. Applicants must be Catholic priests in good standing, hold an STD or PhD (ABD considered), and be thoroughly conversant with and committed to the Catholic liturgical and sacramental tradition. The ideal candidate would demonstrate capacity for excellence in teaching and scholarly research. Rank and salary will be determined on the basis of academic credentials, publication record, and experience. Responsibilities include teaching five courses annually, advisement of students, and service on committees. Saint Meinrad offers faculty competitive salaries, generous support for professional development, and paid sabbaticals every fourth year. Send curriculum vitae, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Nathaniel Marx, Search Committee Chair, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, 200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN 47577 ([email protected]). Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2016. The mission of Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology is the initial and ongoing formation of priests, permanent deacons, and lay ministers to minister together effectively in the service of the Roman Catholic Church. www.saintmeinrad.edu
Co-Directors, Institute of Liturgical Studies, 2017-2019
The Institute for Liturgical Studies is seeking to appoint two co-directors for the Institute. The co-director model is replacing a director/associate director model, and so the two co-directors will have some latitude in defining the roles for these positions. The two co-directors will lead, supervise, and direct the Institute of Liturgical Studies, and each will receive a two-year appointment, beginning April 2017. One appointment will be made from inside Valparaiso University, at which the Institute is housed, and one will be made from outside the University.
The directors are responsible for the Institute’s strategic and tactical planning and for ensuring that day-to-day operations run smoothly. They will work with VU administrative staff who provide support to the Institute, and with the Institute’s Advisory Council through face-to-face and electronic meetings and through planning for each Institute. At the Institute, co-directors will lead and host the event.
The directors must demonstrate expertise in liturgical theology, knowledge of the Lutheran liturgical movement, and a passion for worship renewal. A doctorate in Liturgical Studies or related field, along with acquaintance with the Institute is preferred. A master’s degree, along with relevant experience of the Institute will be considered. Knowledge of, acquaintance with, and alignment with the mission and ethos of the Institute and of Valparaiso University is important.
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Position Type: Both co-director positions are, or will become, part-time Valparaiso University employees with 2-year appointments, contingent upon satisfactory performance. Each co-director will each receive a $3,500 annual salary and a VU email address.
Applications should be made to Chair of the Search Committee, via Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/38100. Candidates should provide a letter of application, current CV, and two letters of recommendation through the online application site. Review of candidates will begin November 10 and continue until the positions are filled. For questions, please contact Dr. Fred Niedner, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]
Yale University Institute of Sacred Music
The Yale ISM Fellows in Sacred Music, Worship and the Arts is accepting fellowship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ISM Fellows is an interdisciplinary fellowship for scholars, religious leaders, and artists whose work is in the fields of sacred music, liturgical/ritual studies, or religion and the arts. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue their scholarly or artistic projects within a vibrant, interdisciplinary community, and they have the opportunity to teach.
We welcome applications from scholars and practitioners established in their field, including tenure track faculty anticipating sabbatical leave. We also reserve one fellowship slot each year for a postdoctoral fellow in liturgical studies.
More information, including access to the online application, can be found online at www.ism.yale.edu/ism-fellows. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2016.
Glen Segger, ISM Fellows Coordinator
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Asbury Theological Seminary
Asbury Theological Seminary invites candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in worship for the Wilmore, Kentucky campus.
PhD (or equivalent degree) in worship or one of its related fields preferred.
Rank and Other Considerations
Please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to the following address:
Worship Faculty Search
School of Practical Theology
Asbury Theological Seminary
204 N. Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40390
Nominations or questions about this search may be addressed to the above address or by emailing: [email protected]
Application deadline: December 31, 2016, or until filled.
It is the policy of Asbury Theological Seminary to, within the parameters of our statements of faith and ethos, comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, or other protected classification.
Campus Minister for Liturgy
Work schedule: FT / 12 month
Summary: The Campus Minister for Liturgy is responsible for facilitating the worship life of the Villanova University community by coordinating and providing quality liturgical experiences which celebrate and strengthen the journey of faith of students, faculty and staff. As a member of the Center for Worship and Spirituality, the Campus Minister for Liturgy is responsible for the management of Villanova University liturgies (when classes are in session) for Sundays, Holy Days, universitywide liturgies and other liturgies as directed by the Center’s Director. This minister would be committed to the holistic development of young adult spirituality and the training of future leaders of the Catholic Church. This Liturgist would develop and oversee liturgical ministry formation as well as the training of the Liturgical Council leadership team. The position requires a flexible work schedule which includes working frequent evenings and weekends. Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
Duties and responsibilities:
Coordination and Administration
Specific Worship Functions
Additional details at:
https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/9585 ; position is open until filled
Director of Worship and Liturgy
Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry seeks applications for a part-time faculty Director of Worship and Liturgy with the rank of Instructor to begin September 2016. The Director of Worship and Liturgy is a 9-month renewable appointment effective upon hire. The Director will be responsible for the communal worship and prayer life of STM students, staff, faculty, and other partners.
The successful candidate will be responsible for scheduling, coordinating, preparing, publishing, and leading ecumenical and interreligious liturgy and worship for the STM community. Additionally, the director will assist teaching future pastoral leaders to lead worship within their faith communities, and will teach one course per academic year.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience leading contemporary forms of intercultural ecumenical and interreligious worship. They will have a strong record of collaborative leadership. Additionally, they will have demonstrated ability in creating opportunities that help students prepare for worship ministry through the use of technology, social media, and the arts. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to social justice and community engagement.
Requirements: Ph.D. or D.Min (ABD candidates will be considered) in a ministry-related field; two years’ experience leading liturgy and/or worship.
Preferred: Experience with social media, technology, and the arts in worship; a demonstrated record of supervising; publications related to worship and liturgy; excellent administrative skills.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Submit applications to https://jobs.seattleu.edu/. To ensure full consideration, submit CV, include a letter of application that demonstrates qualifications for this position including commitment to diversity and Seattle University’s mission, values, and vision; vita or resume; submit a statement regarding the definition of worship in an ecumenical and interreligious settings; and provide the names and contact information for three current references (recommendation letters will be solicited electronically upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin August 12, 2016. The position is open until filled.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Mark Chung Hearn ([email protected]).
Campus Minister, Worship Ministries and Director of Sacred Choir
Marian University seeks a Campus Minister, Worship Ministries and Director of Sacred Choir to promote the vision of Marian University Campus Ministry by providing leadership in the areas of Roman Catholic worship, ecumenical/common prayer, and liturgical music for the Marian University community. Reporting to the Director of Campus Ministry, this minister will focus on making current liturgies and prayer services dynamic by cultivating greater student leadership and utilizing best practices. This person will also foster the active participation of the liturgical assembly in singing, expand our worship offerings, and involve a broader portion of the Marian University community in these opportunities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have:
Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks in the Top 25 of US News & World Report’s list of Midwest Region colleges, as well as Money magazine’s list of Top 10 schools in Indiana “For Your Money”. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 10 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015 in 9 years of existence. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 32 national titles.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, current resume, and names and addresses of three current references. Only complete applications should be submitted to [email protected]. No phone calls please.
Marian University is an EOE
Asbury Theological Seminary
Preaching, Tenure-Track position
Asbury Theological Seminary invites candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in preaching for the Wilmore, Kentucky, campus. PhD (or equivalent degree) in preaching or one of its related fields preferred.
Rank and Other Considerations
Please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to:
Preaching Faculty Search
School of Practical Theology
Asbury Theological Seminary
204 North Lexington Avenue
Wilmore, KY 40390
Nominations or questions about this search may be addressed to the above address or by e-mailing [email protected]
Application deadline: September 30, 2016, or until filled.
Asbury Theological Seminary was founded in 1923 to meet the need for a graduate theological seminary committed to the historic Wesleyan interpretation of evangelical Christianity. It “is a community called to prepare theologically educated, sanctified, Spirit- filled men and women to evangelize and spread scriptural holiness throughout the world through the love of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, and to the glory of God the Father.”
The Asbury Theological Seminary community consists of five schools: the School of Biblical Interpretation; the E. Stanley Jones School of World Mission and Evangelism; the School of Practical Theology; the School of Urban Ministry; and the School of Theology & Formation. The Seminary also contains the Beeson International Center for Biblical Preaching and Church Leadership. Asbury is one seminary on three campuses– Wilmore, Kentucky; online degrees (ExL); and Orlando, Florida – and houses one of the largest M.Div. degree programs in the country as well as a number of M.A. degrees and doctoral programs. The Seminary currently has some 65 regular members of the Faculty and enrolls nearly 1,600 students.
General Theological Seminary
Professor of Liturgics
The successful candidate will balance history and theology with the best of contemporary liturgical expressions in his/her teaching, management, and leadership. The successful candidate will also embrace the fullness of the Anglican tradition as applied in varied contemporary settings across the liturgical spectrum of church, communion, and wider Christian expressions. This candidate will also be a recognized scholar holding a doctoral degree in the field of liturgics and ordained in the Anglican Communion. He/she will have demonstrated solid scholarship, teaching ability, and leadership in varied liturgical settings, including management of church musicians.
Applications will be continuously accepted until the position has been filled (with focused discernment of applications received to date beginning March 7, 2016) with an appointment anticipated to be effective July 1, 2016. The current incumbent, Affiliate Professor of Liturgics, will be a candidate. The rank, salary, and the term of the position are to be negotiated.
Please submit a cover letter stating interest, applicability of qualifications to stated position goals, and a current CV to Dean and President, The General Theological Seminary, 440 West 21st Street, New York, NY 10011 or [email protected]