The Church Divinity School of the Pacific seeks candidates for a full-time faculty position in theology beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective courses at both the masters and doctoral (Ph.D.) levels in the ecumenical and interreligious Graduate Theological Union. We seek a scholar in early career who is grounded in Christian tradition, particularly patristic and Reformation theologies, and conversant with contemporary global theologies.
This scholar must demonstrate knowledge of Anglican tradition, particularly in the context of The Episcopal Church, and must be able to represent this in the ecumenical context of the Graduate Theological Union, to connect with other religious traditions, and to address questions arising in contemporary postcolonial and post-Enlightenment contexts, including perspectives on issues of justice, culture, race, gender, and sexuality.
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 a public theology that relates to Christian life and ministry in the world. This teacher 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. Candidates must have the capacity to teach in both classroom 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 ranked position at the assistant or associate level for an initial appointment of three years, with potential tenure-track following the initial appointment. We 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 faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, and a statement of up to 500 words describing how in your teaching and scholarship you would: a) engage the curricular emphases of mission, discipleship, and evangelism; b) envision your role in preparing leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; c) contribute to the ongoing life of a seminary and a graduate school of theology; and d) engage a diversity of pedagogical practices. In addition, please have three letters of reference sent directly to CDSP.
Applications received by October 7, 2016, 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.