Employment

The Church Divinity School of the Pacific is seeking a Director of Extended Learning who will also have a half-time faculty appointment in practical theology. The Director of Extended Learning will build upon the strengths of the established Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership (CALL) and expand its offerings in exciting ways, such as creating new programs of rigorous theological education for those serving in lay or ordained ministry and working with dioceses that are developing alternative paths for preparing congregational leaders. In the accredited academic programs, this person will share in teaching some area of practical theology—public ministry, evangelism, missiology, youth and young adult ministry, pastoral care, homiletics, or congregational studies. Additionally, this position will include offering electives in the person's area of academic interest, which will involve teaching in the ecumenical and interreligious setting of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) at the M.Div., D.Min., and Ph.D. levels.

The successful candidate will have a broad grasp of the changing landscape of theological education and be able to articulate an innovative and compelling vision for the future that bridges the worlds of seminary and extended learning. He or she will have knowledge of the Episcopal Church; the ability to develop networks and participate in existing networks, including through the strategic use of social media; and be comfortable working with bishops and other senior diocesan leaders. Analyzing and communicating a marketable vision of the program will be a distinctive strength. He or she should hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., Th.D., or D.Min.) and bring knowledge of online education and curriculum design, an understanding of adult learning, the ability to develop and implement educational programs, and the ability to recruit and supervise adjunct faculty.

This position is rank-open and will begin on July 1, 2015. The initial appointment will be for a three- to five-year period.

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, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 500 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would respond to the vision set out in this position description. Electronic applications are preferred.

Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2014. Send completed application materials to CDSP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions about application process or the position, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Date posted:  September 23, 2014

This faculty position in the area of social ethics, housed at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and shared by Church Divinity School of the Pacific, will address evolving curricular needs of both schools while having primary administrative and advising responsibilities at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective courses that include students from both schools, as well from other schools and centers of the ecumenical and interreligious Graduate Theological Union (GTU), and enable students to draw from the wisdom and distinctiveness of their own traditions, with particular attention to Anglican/Episcopal and Lutheran emphases. In addition, there is the possibility of teaching in the PhD program of the Graduate Theological Union, contingent on time restrictions and invitation of the Core Doctoral Faculty.

We seek an engaging and dynamic teacher who bridges the line between the academy and the church, and is eager to engage in the extensive processes involved in forming students for ordained and lay ministries. The person will be responsible for teaching theological foundations, historical understandings, and current approaches to Christian ethics, as well as preparing students to equip others to discern contextually appropriate responses to urgent ethical challenges today. Candidates should possess an integrated understanding of different aspects of theological education, be open to teaching online, and willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education, including continuing education.

This position will begin the Fall term of 2015 (prior to which any candidate would need to have completed their Ph.D.). The initial appointment will be ranked at the assistant or associate level, with potential tenure.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 500 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: a) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engage multicultural and pluralistic contexts; c) envision your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; and d) contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and graduate school of theology (electronic applications are preferred). Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary is a graduate school of California Lutheran University. Thus, applicants must also submit the application form available at http://www.callutheran.edu/academic_affairs/PLTSApplication.php.

California Lutheran University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of PLTS/CLU to apply.

Send completed application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., PLTS Dean and co-chair of this search committee.

Priority will be given to applications received by October 6, 2014, although they will be received until the position is filled. Initial interviews by invitation will take place at the November meeting of the AAR/SBL.

Date posted: September 9, 2014

This Old Testament faculty position, housed at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and shared by Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, will address the evolving curricular needs of both schools while having primary administrative and advising responsibilities at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective courses at both the M.Div. and Ph.D. levels in the ecumenical and interreligious Graduate Theological Union, and enable students to draw from the wisdom of their particular traditions and articulate the distinctiveness of those traditions.

We seek a scholar in early career who bridges the line between the academy and the church, and an engaging, dynamic teacher who can draw students into the task of relating biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world. We seek candidates who employ hermeneutical methodologies that draw out the relation of sacred texts to living questions found in contemporary contexts, such as postcolonial, feminist, and secular post-Enlightenment understandings.

Candidates should have the capacity to teach Hebrew, including in online modalities. They should 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 and to engage in continuing education in an ecumenical setting. Candidates should also be eager to engage with the pastoral and formational processes of candidates preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.

This is a ranked position at the assistant or associate level for an initial appointment of three years, starting July 1, 2015, with potential tenure-track following the initial appointment. CDSP and PLTS welcome candidates with an earned PhD at time of employment.

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

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, contact information for three references, and a statement of up to 500 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: a) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices; b) engage multicultural and pluralistic contexts; c) envision your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; and d) contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and graduate school of theology. Electronic applications are preferred.

Applications received by October 6, 2014, will be given priority, although applications will be received until the position is filled. Initial interviews by invitation will take place at the November meeting of the AAR/SBL.

Send completed application materials to CDSP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions about application process or the position, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Date posted:  September 4, 2014