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The North American Academy of Liturgy maintains a list of current job postings that may be of interest to our members. If you would like to list an open position in liturgical studies, liturgical ministry, liturgical music, or homiletics, please complete this request form.


 

Diocese of San Bernardino

Director of Worship

San Bernardino, California

Position Description: The Diocese of San Bernardino is a vibrant and diverse community of Roman Catholic Believers committed to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to all we encounter. We are guided by the core values of hospitality, collaboration, faith sharing and reconciliation. Through the impact of the Gospel, we seek to fill lives with hope. The Office of Worship assists the Bishop as the principal liturgist of the Diocese, to lead the faithful to full, conscious, and active participation in the liturgical life of the Church, through liturgical education, formation, and celebration.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assist the Bishop in his role as chief liturgist of the diocese; assess liturgical needs of the diocese and
    make recommendations to the Bishop.
  • Maintain responsibility to the Bishop for the continuing implementation of liturgical renewal in the diocese
    by offering advice as needed on liturgical documentation (meetings of the USCCB and keep current
    information regarding new ritual translations.)
  • Assist the Bishop in formulating policies and guidelines in matters pertaining to liturgy
  • Act as spokesperson for liturgical matters on the diocesan level; is the ex officio office representative with
    the Diocesan Liturgical Commission. Participate in departmental meetings and committees and is a
    member of the Diocesan Awards Committee; chair of the Diocesan Pastoral Center Chapel Committee.
  • Coordinate the planning and preparation of Stational and diocesan Masses and liturgies at which the
    bishop presides, including the Chrism Mass, Rite of Election, ordinations, dedications of churches and
    altars, blessings and other major diocesan ceremonies working closely and in consultation with the
    episcopal master of ceremonies.
  • Meet regularly with the Diocesan Bishop.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Director, alternate attendance to Episcopal Visitations.
  • Recommend policy, practice, and catechesis in the area of worship and sacramental life in consultation
    with the Diocesan Liturgical Commission and the Associate Director and in cooperation with various
    diocesan departments.
  • Ensure that developmental steps be taken so that the faithful of the diocese will be led to a full,
    conscious, and active participation in the liturgical life of the Church.
  • Maintain a supportive and collaborative relationship with other diocesan offices, agencies and
    commissions.
  • Work collegially with the Associate Director to provide educational resources for clergy, parish liturgical
    leadership and ministers, parish liturgical committees and the Diocesan Pastoral Center staff.
  • Publicize diocesan liturgical information through the appropriate channels of communication.
  • Provide personal consultation and education for the Diocesan Building Commission and parishes facing
    building or renovation of worship space, and through the DBC Liturgy Sub-Committee.
  • Prepare monthly reports for the Department Director of Ecclesial Ministries and the Diocesan Curia.
  • Meet with representatives from different cultures present in the diocese and help to incorporate their
    language and customs into diocesan liturgies.
  • Assist in providing liturgical education and formation for parish liturgical leaders, coordinators and
    committees, as well as parish catechists.
  • Provide consultative services to parishes in the area of liturgy including clarification of liturgical law and
    rubrical requirements.
  • Provide resources to parishes for training liturgical ministers, members of liturgical commissions and
    others, and through liturgical formation in basic and advance liturgical studies.
  • Maintain regional and national membership in the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions,
    National Institute of Hispanic Liturgy, and other liturgical organizations.
  • Maintain a current listing of workshop presenters, parish liturgical leaders, liturgy commission members,
    music directors, etc.
  • Administer the Office of Worship, which includes preparing and monitoring the budget, supervising and
    supporting office staff, and handling office correspondence.
  • Maintain a resource center of official documents, liturgical tests, current books, pamphlets, audio,
    periodicals, music, art and environment materials, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES:

  • Master’s on Liturgical Studies/Theology or related discipline.
  • Liturgy and Music Advanced Graduate studies and experience
  • 5 Years of experience in Liturgy: Worship diocesan Office preferred.
  • Keep up to date with world, national and regional liturgical news and writings.
  • Art and environment experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Understanding and interest in multicultural issues and people.
  • Must have ability to interact professionally with all employees and people coming into the office.
  • Must have ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Includes but not limited to considerable use of arms and legs, whole body movement, walking, and stooping,
standing, sitting, lifting and carrying, pushing, pulling, kneeling, crouching, crawling, hearing, speaking, seeing,
reaching, repetitive forward bending, repetitive arm/hand motions, prolonged gripping of an item, repetitive
hand/finger movements, sense of touch/feel, temperature extremes.

Review of applications will begin on: April 15, 2022

Instructions for Applicants: Interested candidates, please forward your resume and salary requirements to Paula Garcia at employment@sbdiocese.org


 

Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Visiting Faculty of Ministerial Leadership

Berkeley, CA

Position Description: As Visiting Faculty in Ministerial Leadership, this person will further CDSP’s commitment to forming lay and ordained leaders for outward-facing ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. We seek an engaging, dynamic teacher who bridges the academy, the church, and the world, and who can enable students to articulate and embody a public theology that strengthens the church’s relationships to neighborhoods and local communities. This teacher will help prepare students for leadership in a variety of ministry settings in different cultural contexts.

Candidates should be prepared to teach in both online and residential classrooms at the master’s level at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California.

This appointment is for a fixed term of two years, beginning August 1, 2022, and concluding July 31, 2024. The visiting faculty member will be eligible to apply for the position should CDSP open a search for a permanent appointment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching and Research

  • Teach the required two-semester sequence of courses in ministerial leadership that comprise the second year of CDSP’s contextual-education program, teaching in both in-person and online formats. Collaborate with the Director of Contextual Education, who oversees internships that are integral to the courses and who teaches the seminars in the first year of the contextual-education program.
  • Teach a required summer course in ministerial development and leadership.
  • Teach with an awareness of the diversity of ministry contexts and a clear focus on CDSP’s core curricular commitments to mission, discipleship, and evangelism. Incorporate into all teaching a careful attentiveness to the key skills of contextualization, critical theory, public conversation, and intercultural competence.
  • Carry out a program of continuing academic research and scholarship.

Advising

  • Serve as advisor to CDSP students in a variety of degree and certificate programs. Engage with the pastoral and formational processes of advisees and other students preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.
  • Become a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Interpret the IDI for advisees, and work with advisees on their Intercultural Development Plans (IDP).

Seminary Life

  • Participate fully in seminary worship, including preaching at least once per semester, and presiding at eucharist if appropriate to ordination status.
  • Participate actively in community life, including meals and other events with students and faculty.

External Service

  • Participate actively in the life and ministry of a local congregation.

Shared Faculty Commitments

  • With faculty at CDSP, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.
  • Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development and assessment.
  • Collaborate with faculty in creating hospitable classroom and community environments in which difference, inclusivity, and racial diversity are valued.
  • Collaborate with faculty in equipping students to lead in the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in traditional and new ministry contexts.
  • Collaborate with faculty in further developing intercultural pedagogy and curricula.
  • Serve on faculty committees and assume other responsibilities and special projects as required.
  • Perform all duties in a manner that promotes CDSP’s mission and core values.
  • Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules.

CDSP faculty contracts cover a full 12-month year and require full-time presence on campus and participation in community life during January Intersession and June Intensive terms (2 weeks each), as well as Fall and Spring semesters. The teaching load for this position is one course each semester, offered in both residential and asynchronous online formats, and one course during the June intensive.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Commitment to professional theological education, with an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and openness to innovation in teaching and curricular development
  • Strong pastoral, administrative, and collegial skills
  • Christian commitment and practice, including active participation in a local faith community
  • Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students
  • Strong commitment to the shared work of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in a largely white institutional space
  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church

Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials

Candidates should:

  • hold an earned Ph.D. or equivalent, or be nearing the completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent program with an approved proposal for a dissertation, in the field of practical theology. Areas of potential specialization may include, but are not limited to, organizational or congregational development, intercultural development, organizational leadership and management, church planting and redevelopment, and/or new and emerging ministry paradigms.
  • have experience in ministry leadership and development (lay or ordained) in a congregational setting
  • be prepared to teach at the master’s level of instruction at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union
  • have the capacity to teach using face-to-face and online (both synchronous and asynchronous) modalities.

Preference will be given to candidates who also have the following qualifications:

  • ordained status in a church in the Anglican Communion or a full communion partner
  • experience as an instructor or teaching assistant in a college or university setting
  • experience ministering in multiethnic, multicultural, and/or LGBTQ contexts

Review of Applications will begin on March 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Instructions for Applicants: To apply submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references (one from a person in a ministry setting where you have been in leadership, one academic, and one professional, whether academic or non-academic setting), and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how, through your teaching and scholarship in this position and in this seminary context, you would:

  • engage CDSP’s curricular emphases of mission, discipleship, and evangelism;
  • prepare leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; and
  • engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including in-person and online.

In addition, please provide an example of a course syllabus for a course in ministerial leadership offered either in-person or online.

Please apply online at https://cdsp.edu/careers-at-cdsp/

For more information, contact Mahmoud Imam.


 

Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Visiting Faculty of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology

Berkeley, CA

Position Description: As Visiting Faculty in Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, this person will further CDSP’s commitment to forming lay and ordained leaders for outward-facing ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. We seek an engaging, dynamic teacher who bridges the academy, the church, and the world, and who can enable students to articulate and embody a public theology that strengthens the church’s relationships to neighborhoods and local communities. This teacher must be able to guide students into an understanding of the implications of diverse contexts for preaching and pastoral ministry.

Candidates should be prepared to teach in both online and residential classrooms at the master’s level at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) in Berkeley, California.

This appointment is for a fixed term of two years, beginning August 1, 2022, and concluding July 31, 2024. The visiting faculty member will be eligible to apply for the position should CDSP open a search for a permanent appointment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching and Research

  • Design, prepare, and teach required introductory courses in homiletics and pastoral theology, both as semester-long courses and as on-campus intensives.
  • Teach with an awareness of the diversity of ministry contexts and a clear focus on CDSP’s core curricular commitments to mission, discipleship, and evangelism. Incorporate into all teaching a careful attentiveness to the key skills of contextualization, critical theory, public conversation, and intercultural competence.
  • Carry out a program of continuing academic research and scholarship.

Advising

  • Serve as advisor to CDSP students in a variety of degree and certificate programs. Engage with the pastoral and formational processes of advisees and other students preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.
  • Become a Qualified Administrator (QA) of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). Interpret the IDI for advisees, and work with advisees on their Intercultural Development Plans (IDP).

Seminary Life

  • Participate fully in seminary worship, including preaching at least once per semester, and presiding at eucharist if appropriate to ordination status.
  • Participate actively in community life, including meals and other events with students and faculty.

External Service

  • Participate actively in the life and ministry of a local congregation.

Shared Faculty Commitments

  • With faculty at CDSP, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.
  • Collaborate with faculty on curriculum development and assessment.
  • Collaborate with faculty in creating hospitable classroom and community environments in which difference, inclusivity, and racial diversity are valued.
  • Collaborate with faculty in equipping students to lead in the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in traditional and new ministry contexts.
  • Collaborate with faculty in further developing intercultural pedagogy and curricula.
  • Serve on faculty committees and assume other responsibilities and special projects as required.
  • Perform all duties in a manner that promotes CDSP’s mission and core values.
  • Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules.

CDSP faculty contracts cover a full 12-month year and require full-time presence on campus and participation in community life during January Intersession and June Intensive terms (2 weeks each), as well as Fall and Spring semesters. The teaching load for this position is one course in each of these four terms.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Background and experience teaching a diversity of styles of preaching for a variety of cultural contexts
  • Awareness of the potential of new technologies for the homiletical task and for faith formation
  • Background and, preferably, experience with a diversity of approaches to pastoral care within congregations and beyond, across a variety of cultural backgrounds
  • An integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education and openness to innovation in teaching and curricular development
  • Strong pastoral, administrative, and collegial skills
  • Christian commitment and practice, including active participation in a local faith community
  • Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students
  • Strong commitment to the shared work of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in a largely white institutional space
  • Familiarity with the Episcopal Church and its sacramental approach to both homiletics and pastoral care

Required and Preferred Education, Experience, and Credentials

Candidates should:

  • hold an earned Ph.D. or equivalent, or be nearing the completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent program with an approved proposal for a dissertation, in the field of practical theology, preferably with a primary concentration in homiletics, and with background and experience in pastoral theology.
  • be prepared to teach at the master’s level of instruction at an Episcopal seminary within the ecumenical and interfaith setting of the Graduate Theological Union.
  • have the capacity to teach using both synchronous online and face-to-face modalities.

Preference will be given to candidates who also have the following qualifications:

  • ordained status in a church in the Anglican Communion or a full communion partner
  • experience as an instructor or teaching assistant in a college or university setting
  • experience ministering in multiethnic, multicultural, and/or LGBTQ contexts

Review of Applications will begin on March 15, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Instructions for Applicants: To apply submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references (one from a person in a ministry setting where you have been in leadership, one academic, and one professional, whether academic or non-academic setting), and a statement of up to 1000 words describing how, through your teaching and scholarship in this position and in this seminary context, you would:

  • engage CDSP’s curricular emphases of mission, discipleship, and evangelism;
  • prepare leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; and
  • engage a diversity of pedagogical practices, including in-person and online.

In addition, please provide an example of a course syllabus for an introductory course in homiletics or pastoral theology.

Please apply online at https://cdsp.edu/careers-at-cdsp/

For more information, contact Mahmoud Imam.


 

Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Chapel Musician & Lecturer in Church Music, CDSP; and Associate for Music, All Souls Parish

Berkeley, CA

Position Description: Serving both Church Divinity School of the Pacific and All Souls Episcopal Parish (located half a mile apart, north of the campus of the University of California, Berkeley), this musician will lead both communities in making music that draws from our inheritance and welcomes new forms and expressions. We seek an inspired, passionate, pastoral musician able to foster creative musical expression (including congregational song and choral and instrumental music), while facilitating and valuing an inclusive worship environment.

Music is essential to worship and life at All Souls Parish, reflecting diverse experiences of God and each other. All Souls practices a liturgy with a wide range of musical offerings, with repertoire including centuries of Christian practice. The congregation may sing chants from the Roman (Gregorian), Orthodox, and Taizé traditions; hymns from 16th-century Germany, 19th-century England, and 21st century America; and folk spirituals from Appalachia along with African-American spirituals and Gospel music, all within a single service. All Souls Parish is a highly inclusive, fun-loving and cerebral crowd united in a commitment to social justice. The successful candidate will get to work with a gifted, brilliant and inspiring clergy and lay team who value the contributions of the parish musician, and a core group of musicians who are talented, dedicated, creative and hungry for guidance and growth. The parish has a huge library of printed music and bulletin archives, and provides a private office for the musician.

Like All Souls Parish, CDSP incorporates a breadth of musical offerings. The Chapel Musician and Lecturer in Church Music, a member of the CDSP faculty, will further the seminary’s commitment to forming lay and ordained leaders for outward-facing ministry in culturally diverse contexts and in a changing church and world. The successful candidate should have a deep and growing knowledge of current issues in liturgical musicology as they pertain to culture, race, ability, class, and the dynamics of power and privilege. At CDSP, the chapel program is both the locus for worship and an opportunity for education, reflection and practice for future liturgical leaders. With the Director of Chapel, the Chapel Musician establishes the tone for worship through a climate of hospitality and welcome for students who are learning and for all who worship in the chapel. Through teaching and worship, the musician introduces students to the full range of music resources in the Episcopal Church and expands the repertoire beyond those resources.

Compensation will be negotiated, but will include a three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at the new Jordan Court complex completed in January 2022, directly adjacent to All Souls.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ALL SOULS
● Assist the clergy staff with preparation of liturgy.
● Select music for Sunday services and other church happenings in consultation with other music leaders.
● Assist in the preparation of bulletin (providing song references, lyrics, and/or notational graphics).
● Overall direction of the music program including:
● Play and conduct as needed each Sunday at 9am and 11:15am services, weddings, funerals, and holy days such as Christmas, the Triduum, and Easter.
● Direct the Parish Choir and Angel Band and lead weekly practices, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 pm
● Act as partner musically with the Sunday Night Service, Sundays at 5pm
● Play an active role in weekly staff meeting.
● Project manage, track and schedule:
● Database of interested volunteer musicians
● Songs / works to be performed ‘ad hoc’ or ensemble style – manage rehearsals and scheduling these efforts into services
● Database and relationships with regular paid musicians (e.g. trumpeter, professional soprano and bass)
● Order new music and procure copyrights as needed
● Inspire and recruit singers and instrumentalists to join us; improvise musically with others.

CDSP
● Be present and provide music accompaniment for three services each week during the fall and spring semesters, currently scheduled as follows:
a. Tuesday, 8:30 am, Eucharist
b. Tuesday, 5:30 pm, Evening Prayer
c. Thursday, 5:45 pm, Eucharist
● Be present and provide music accompaniment for one or two services daily during the two weeks of January intersession and June intensive, as scheduled with the Director of Chapel.
● Guide music planning for all services with music accompaniment, working closely with the Director of Chapel and with student officiants for Evening Prayer, preachers at Tuesday Eucharist, and the worship planning team for Thursday Eucharist, and with student officiants and preachers for January and June intensives.
● During the fall and spring semester, participate in weekly planning sessions for Thursday Eucharist.
● During fall and spring semester, recruit and build participation in musical and liturgical performance from the broader CDSP community, direct the seminary Schola, including planning special music for Thursday Eucharist and leading rehearsals.
● Provide feedback for student officiants at Evening Prayer, and coach students in leading sung offices.
● Plan and lead music for Commencement, including hiring guest musicians in accord with budget for the event.
● Teach an elective course on church music during the fall semester.
● Participate in all faculty meetings and conferences.
● Serve on the Worship Committees for the residential and low-residence programs.
Shared Faculty Commitments
● With faculty colleagues, assess and make recommendations about students’ readiness and suitability for ordination.
● Collaborate on curriculum development and assessment.
● Collaborate in creating hospitable classroom and community environments in which difference, inclusivity, and racial diversity are valued.
● Collaborate in equipping students to lead in the work of racial healing, reconciliation, and justice in traditional and new ministry contexts.
● Collaborate in further developing intercultural pedagogy and curricula.
● Serve on faculty committees and assume other responsibilities and special projects as required.
● Perform all duties in a manner that promotes CDSP’s mission and core values.
● Adhere to confidentiality rules and all other CDSP policies, procedures, and rules.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
● Competent and experienced choral director, organist and pianist, and gifted accompanist
● Ability to foster a creative and respectful environment that encourages participation and builds both musicians and the program
● Highly proficient in reading music and writing musical notation
● Familiarity with Finale, Sibelius or other notation software a plus
● Inspired and passionate about growing a church music program
● Openness to collaboration with other musicians and singers in arranging music
● Christian commitment and practice
● Commitment to the academic and ministerial formation of students
● Strong commitment to the shared work of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in a largely white institutional space
● Strong pastoral, administrative, and collegial skills
● Knowledge of a wide variety of musical cultures and styles

REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CREDENTIALS
●Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline such as musicology, sacred music, ethnomusicology, composition, organ performance, choral conducting, music theory, music history.
● Experience in directing music in a wide range of musical styles
● Experience managing a music program at a liturgical church (preferably Episcopal)

Deadline to Submit Application: April 10, 2022

Instructions for Applicants: To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, names and contact information for three references online at https://cdsp.edu/careers-at-cdsp/

For more information, contact Mahmoud Imam.


 

Vanderbilt Divinity School

The Charles G. Finney Chair in Homiletics

Nashville, TN

 

Position Description: Vanderbilt Divinity School seeks applications and nominations for the Charles G. Finney Chair in Homiletics beginning fall 2022. The appointment will be made at the rank of advanced associate or full professor. The ideal candidate is a practical theologian who works at the intersection of Homiletics and Liturgics; demonstrates deep commitments to interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches; attends to religious practices within public, cultural, and/or faith contexts (including but not limited to preaching and worship); and shows an awareness of practices and leadership within the broad trajectory of religious vocations.

Although the search focuses primarily on the Homiletics and Liturgics Area of the Graduate Department of Religion, it is open to a wide array of approaches to teaching and research on the history, theology, methods, theories, and practices of religious communication or ritual studies in ways that will contribute to the Homiletics and Liturgics faculty at the Divinity School.

The appointment entails advising in the four divinity degree programs (M.Div., M.T.S., Th.M., and D.Min.), which prepare students for ministry and public leadership, and the Graduate Department of Religion (M.A., Ph.D.), which prepares students for teaching and research. The successful candidate will arrive prepared to teach the introductory courses in Homiletics along with advanced courses in theory and method. Appointed faculty will join the Homiletics and Liturgics Area of the Graduate Department of Religion, share responsibilities for teaching the ministerial arts requirement in preaching, and offer a range of courses relating to preaching and worship or practices of ministry and public leadership in today’s world.

Successful applicants will have completed either: a doctorate or its equivalent focused on the history, theology, and practice of Christian preaching and worship. Moreover, the candidate should possess a substantial publication record to demonstrate expertise in the area; be able to teach a wide variety of students; be attentive to possibilities for working with other University units; and have an interest in facilitating programs for local clergy, laity, and public leaders.

We especially welcome applicants from underrepresented groups. Vanderbilt Divinity School has strong commitments to social justice and places a high value on diversity among its faculty and student body, as well as in research and teaching. Successful candidates will evidence commitment to these priorities. (see: https://divinity.vanderbilt.edu/about/purposes.php)

The search committee will begin reviewing applications February 1, 2022.

Instructions for Applicants: Cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three recommendation letters should be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/95635

Applicants may establish a free Interfolio Dossier & Portfolio account.

For more information, contact Herbert Marbury.


 

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and School of Theology

Professor of Sacramental and Liturgical Theology

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Position Description: Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and School of Theology in Cincinnati, Ohio, forms men and women to follow Christ faithfully and serve His mission by fulfilling their vocations in the Church. Through its two divisions (Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the West and the School of Theology) it prepares men for the Catholic priesthood and men and women for various roles in the Church.

The ordinary teaching load is 9 hours per semester, and includes courses in the M.Div., M.A. in Theology, M.A in Pastoral Ministry programs, and in the formation of permanent deacon candidates.

The requirements for this position are:

  1. A practicing Catholic, faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church; must have a willingness to make the Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity and to seek the mandatum from the Archbishop of Cincinnati.
  2. A terminal degree — S.T.D., S.L.D., or Ph.D. — by the time of appointment.
  3. Demonstrated competency in the area of Sacramental and Liturgical Theology as understood by the Catholic Church.
  4. Commitment to effective teaching, including utilization of technology; willingness to teach introductory courses; and supervision of student theses.
  5. Ability to work in a collegial setting and in a manner supportive of the formational goals, programs, and personnel of Mount St. Mary’s Seminary and School of Theology.
  6. Carrying out assigned administrative tasks and taking an active part in faculty meetings and committees.
  7. Scholarly publication and participation in professional societies and conferences.

Salary and rank are negotiable.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2022

Instructions for Applicants: Candidates should submit an application consisting of (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) graduate transcripts; and (4) three letters of recommendation by February 1, 2022.

Rev. David J. Endres, Dean
6616 Beechmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230
Email: dendres@athenaeum.edu

For more information, contact Rev. David J. Endres, Academic Dean


 

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Practical Theology (Assistant or Associate Rank)

Charlotte, NC

Position Description

The person appointed to this position will be based in Charlotte and will teach courses on both the Charlotte and Richmond campuses, as well as across all degree programs and platforms, and through in-person, hybrid, and distance formats. The candidate is expected to have demonstrated competence in pastoral/spiritual care, worship, or preaching, and will offer courses that meet core requirements and electives in areas of professional interest. Preference will be given to applicants with leadership experience in congregations, non-parish ministries, and/or non-profit settings.

A candidate with experience and competence in leading congregations and non-parish contexts will be particularly suited for this faculty position, and is expected to be committed to teaching through engagement with contextual pedagogies and reflective practice. The candidate will be expected to make significant scholarly contributions to the field through participation in appropriate academic guilds, as well as research and writing for multiple publics. The new faculty member will have academic advising responsibilities and collaborate with departmental colleagues for new course development and program assessment. In addition, this person will be actively involved in the work of our Centers—Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation; Katie Geneva Cannon Center for Womanist Leadership; Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education—while serving as a seminary resource to congregations, denominational entities, and other relevant public institutions.

Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or comparable degree in practical theology, with competence to teach in pastoral or spiritual care, liturgics, or homiletics
  • Demonstrated competence in leading congregations, chaplaincy, clinical pastoral counseling, non-parish ministry contexts, community organizing, non-profit and NGO work, and/or other forms of non-parish work as integral to the ministry of the church
  • Conversance in current theories and scholarship in practical theology, organizational leadership, community organizing, social change, and public theology
  • Engagement in scholarly practices that affirm diversity in an intercultural and religiously plural world
  • Experience in graduate-level teaching
  • Digital literacy and experience with technology-based teaching and learning
  • Commitment to theological education that values diversity and the life and witness of the church in an intercultural, religiously plural world
  • Appreciation for the theology, polity, and practices of Reformed traditions, especially the Presbyterian Church (USA)

About Union Presbyterian Seminary

Mission Statement: Union Presbyterian Seminary equips people in the ways of Jesus to witness, teach, and live into the movement of God’s Reign through their ministry in the church and world—a sacred vocation that requires deep learning, commitment to service, and an ability to read cultures and circumstances in the light of the rich resources of Scripture and theological tradition.

Union Presbyterian Seminary is a graduate educational institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and an EO/AA employer committed to increasing the gender, racial-ethnic, and international and cultural diversity in its faculty and student body. Therefore, candidates of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply as the seminary strives to increase the diversity of its faculty to achieve its strategic goals.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references, should be addressed to Richard Boyce, Vice President and Academic Dean, Charlotte Campus, Union Presbyterian Seminary, 5141 Sharon Road, Charlotte, NC, 28210, beth.ferguson@upsem.edu. Review of applications will begin on Nov 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

***Due to a technical difficulty, some applications might not have been received via email. We are asking anyone who submitted application materials to please re-submit their materials to beth.ferguson@upsem.edu.