Episcopal Divinity School invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-track position in Church History, rank open, commencing July 1, 2014. We are particularly interested in candidates who can creatively combine Anglican and Episcopal History with one or more of the following areas:
• Practical Theology, utilizing contemporary contextual analysis and the social sciences
• Missiology, including the missional calling of the church in a postmodern, postcolonial, interfaith, and digital world; and
• Religion and Society, including new religious and social movements
Besides demonstrated teaching experience , prospective candidates should be committed to our pedagogical and institutional priorities and practices of anti-racism and anti-oppression work, domestically and internationally. We seek candidates who can work collegially in a progressive seminary environment of adult learners, sensitive to the multicultural, ecumenical, and interfaith perspectives essential in the formation of contemporary religious leaders. As a small faculty diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual identity, national origin, religious denomination, and faith groups, we are looking for a colleague to join us in addressing changing churches and societies in the 21st century.
Candidates should hold a completed Ph.D. degree or its equivalent at the time of appointment. Experience with and/or ordination in the Episcopal Church is desired. Candidates should be able to teach a broad range of students at the M.Div., M.A.T.S., and D.Min. levels, including those preparing for ordination in the Episcopal Church, as well as ministry in other Christian denominations. Experience in the use of educational technologies in teaching, and/or commitment to acquiring such skills is required.
Letters of application should include a curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Also required is a 500 word essay critically reflecting on the candidate’s pedagogical practice in teaching from his/her anti-racist, multicultural commitments in his/her areas of expertise. These should be sent to the Academic Dean, Dr. Angela Bauer-Levesque, Episcopal Divinity School, 99 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138. Inquiries or nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for completed applications to be considered for interviews at the AAR/SBL in Baltimore, Maryland is November 1, 2013.