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Updated November 11, 2019


Professor of Church Music
Virginia Theological Seminary

Open rank, full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020.

Virginia Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time tenure or tenure-track faculty position in Church Music, with responsibility to teach and to oversee the music program in Immanuel Chapel. The person appointed would begin work in the summer of 2020.

The Professor of Church Music will teach the required and elective courses in Church Music in the M.Div. and MA degree programs. She/he will also lead VTS in determining whether we should design a program in music leadership at the Doctoral level. In addition, the Professor of Church Music will also conduct the Seminary Choir and work with the Associate Dean of the Chapel to support daily worship, worship planning, and special musical events. Finally, the Professor of Church Music will work with the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning to support the work of Music, Liturgy, and the Arts in VTS’s Continuing Education programming.

As a member of the faculty, the successful applicant would also participate in the residential educational program at VTS, including participating in daily worship and advising students.

Qualifications include:

·       A commitment to Christ and God’s mission in the world, and to theological education and formation.

·       A Doctoral degree in music preferred.

·       First-hand experience in teaching church music at the Masters level to beginning and experienced students.

·       First-hand experience in supporting music in Anglican worship that represents the global breadth of the tradition.

·       Expertise in one or more of the following fields of study: choral conducting, liturgical leadership, musical performance and/or composition.

·       Openness to teaching in online and face-to-face contexts.

Women, couples, and persons from underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities are encouraged to apply. All full-time faculty members must live in faculty housing on campus. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and email addresses of three references to by December 31, 2019.

Associate Dean of Marquand Chapel

Yale Divinity School and The Institute of Sacred Music

Yale Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music invite applications for an associate dean position to lead Marquand Chapel beginning in August 2020. Reporting to the Dean of Yale Divinity School and collaborating with the Marquand Chapel committee, the Associate Dean of Marquand Chapel develops the vision for and implementation of worship in Marquand Chapel which meets daily during term and for special occasions throughout the year. Two staff report directly to the Associate Dean: a full-time Liturgical Assistant (YDS) who coordinates the production of daily chapel and a Director of Chapel Music (ISM) who devotes 50% of their time to direct the music in Marquand. The position of Associate Dean of Chapel comes with a faculty appointment in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music at an appropriate rank; the Associate Dean is expected to teach one course per term (33.3%) in a relevant discipline.

Yale Divinity School provides an ecumenical environment in which students are prepared for ordained ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional careers, including additional advanced degrees in academic and professional schools, not-for-profit work, and public service.

Candidates must hold (or be on the verge of completing) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and have strong potential as an instructor.  A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted online at here posted at Careers at Yale. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Professor of Worship and Preaching

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

Open rank,full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applications for a position in liturgical studies to begin July 1, 2020. The desired candidate will teach courses at the MA, MDiv, DMin and PhD levels; direct MTS theses and PhD dissertations; serve as a member of faculty committees; participate in the worship life and other public activities of the seminary; and will be required to make a constructive contribution to the institutional and communal life of the seminary. Qualified applicants should hold an earned PhD or equivalent, have experience in teaching worship and preaching at the seminary/graduate level, preferably in a diverse cultural environment, and demonstrated ability to guide student inquiry and research. Applicants should have a record of research and peer-reviewed publication, and regularly participate in and contribute to the work of appropriate professional organizations. Knowledge of and experience with worship in varied cultural and religious backgrounds are also essential for this position. The desired candidate will bring a commitment to the mission and ministry of the Church and concurrence with the seminary’s articulation of its identity and vision. Denominational affiliation is open (although Protestantism is anticipated and preference will be given to non-United Methodists) and ordination to Word and Sacrament preferred. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process:
Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (all documents in English, as .docx or .pdf files), electronically to the Office of Academic Affairs, c/o Ms. Alicia Howell, at [email protected]. Materials may also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary ( is a graduate school of theology related to the United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 alumni serve churches and society around the world.


The Department of Theology and Philosophy at Barry University invites applicants for a full-time continuing contract position in the field of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology at the assistant professor level, beginning in August 2020.

Position Summary (General Description of Position)
The position requires the ability to teach the graduate and undergraduate courses in theology, to advise and mentor students, to engage in scholarly work, and to serve on departmental, college, and university committees.

Essential Functions (Duties and Responsibilities)
Responsibilities include a 3-3 undergraduate and/or graduate level teaching load, active involvement in the department’s theological graduate programs, and participation in the collegial and intellectual life of the university.

The position is open with regard to area of specialization, methodological commitments and ecclesial location. However, facility with the Catholic liturgical and sacramental tradition, ability to correlate the relationship between liturgy and ecclesiology , and experience with praxis-theory-praxis methods of practical theology is strongly preferred. Experience with developing and teaching distance courses is welcomed.

Additional responsibilities include academic advising and mentoring to undergraduate and graduate students, supervision of thesis projects, departmental and college service, university service, community service, and sustained scholarship.

The position requires an earned Ph.D. in Theology. Applicants are required to send their curriculum vitae, statement of intent, samples of publications and syllabi, and three letters of recommendation from senior scholars to Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ, PhD, Chair of the Search Committee. Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted at the American Academy of Religion Convention November 23–26, 2019. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies ( is seeking a part-time professor to teach an Intensive doctoral level course in sacred actions and ministries of Christian worship and the church (applied sacramental theology). This course seeks to explore the sacred acts of worship, particularly baptism and Holy Communion, from biblical and historical perspectives. This course also addresses the relationship of these two actions to Christian formation and pastoral care.

This course is taught and meets on campus in Jacksonville, Fla twice a year, the first to second Wednesday after January 1 (and rarely, but possibly, beginning Jan 1) and the second to third Wednesday in June (IWS is considering moving these dates to the last week in June, 2021). This is a hybrid course which includes an online component in conjunction with the one-week intensive class time. All doctoral courses at IWS are team-taught.
In keeping with its holistic theology of education, IWS considers a wide range of criteria in the selection of its teaching faculty. Among these are: academic degrees; teaching experience and performance; commitment to academic, professional and spiritual formation; experience in ministry; commitment to assist students in reflection; ongoing learning and scholarly productivity; collegiality; knowledge of technology; and theological congruence with IWS. The relative weight placed on these criteria may vary with the subjects to be taught. For teaching in the Doctor of Worship Studies program IWS seeks candidates with a completed terminal degree (as defined in the field of the degree) in a field related to the course matter, though candidates who have nearly completed a terminal degree may be considered.

For this specific course IWS is seeking someone with:

• Educational background in an appropriate field, including but not limited to: PhD in biblical studies, historical theology, liturgical theology, systematic theology, or a D.Min in the appropriate area of study. Ordination a plus but not required.
• Experience in worship leadership including, but is not limited to, leading or planning corporate worship.
• Experience in teaching at the graduate level and teaching the course material.
• Experience with and appreciation for a wide variety of corporate worship settings.
• The ability to understand and communicate ideas for practical application of course content in diverse student contexts.
• Knowledge of biblical and historical foundations of sacramental theology from the perspective of more than one Christian tradition.
• Experience in teaching the course matter.
• Commitment to hands-on practical pedagogical methods.
• The ability to team-teach and the willingness to coordinate course development and implementation as well as grading standards and rubrics with the other course professor.
• Additionally, classroom presentations and readings selected by the instructor should give special attention to those perspectives that contribute to worship renewal today in line with the general outlook of the Institute for Worship Studies and its founder, Robert E. Webber.
This particular course (DWS 704) is designed to cover material in Volumes VI & VII of Robert E. Webber (ed.), Complete Library of Christian Worship.
• Volume VI, The Sacred Actions of Christian Worship, covers a wide range of subjects that fall under the heading of “Sacred Actions.” Given the constraints of time, we have historically narrowed class time consideration to two “Sacred Actions”: Baptism & Eucharist. Reggie Kidd teaches this portion of the course.
• Volume VII, The Ministries of Christian Worship, falls to the second faculty member. This volume covers a considerably wide range of matters as well. Some of these matters are cultural context, diversity, spiritual formation (catechesis, healing, education, prayer); and mission (hospitality, evangelism, social justice). Again, given the constraints of time, we have historically focused on the “so what” of Baptism (spiritual formation) and on the “so what” of Eucharist (pastoral care) as mission—how, in the church’s worship, Christ carries out the Father’s mission of love to form and care for his people in the power of the Spirit, thus manifesting God’s making all things new and anticipating “new heavens and new earth.”
• Currently, IWS is seeking development in this second portion of the course in exploring the ministries of Christian Worship as they relate to inculturation and diversity, and/or worship and mission.

The instructor is responsible for:
• working with the other course professor to develop the course syllabus and related materials for the class, develop grading rubrics, grade student assignments, develop and lead a baptismal renewal service and healing eucharist service during the intensives;
• teaching half of each of the one-week intensives;
• mentoring student projects from initial idea through implementation of project, including writing phases; coordinating and supervising teaching assistants;
• developing the course syllabus and related materials for the class; developing and grading student assignments; and participating in all general faculty responsibilities (attendance at evening practicums during the intensives, occasional committee work, and plenary faculty meetings, etc.).

To apply candidates should send a cover letter that includes important background information, a general philosophy of education and teaching, and an explanation of their desire to teach at IWS, along with a vita. Nominators should secure approval from a candidate before sending a letter of nomination that includes the candidate’s contact information.

Please send nominations or a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Jack Van Marion, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected] The Faculty Search Committee will begin rank ordering the candidates September 1, 2019.

Minister of Worship and The Arts

Riverside Church, New York City

Full position description and online application are here:

Director of Chapel Music
Duke University Chapel

The Director of Chapel Music provides artistic and administrative leadership for a dynamic and culturally diverse program comprising staff choral singers, instrumentalists, volunteer singers, students, and professional colleagues. This person works closely with the Dean of the Chapel and other Chapel staff to lead the Duke Chapel Choir in worship and to develop innovative musical offerings in this vibrant University community. The position will remain open until it is filled.

Read the full job description and apply through the Duke Human Resources website.

About Duke Chapel

Duke University Chapel is an active center of ecumenical Christian worship, a moderator of Religious Life at Duke, and an icon of the university. By playing these three roles on campus—and beyond—Duke Chapel embodies the university’s motto (Eruditio et Religio) while also contributing to the university’s stated aims (“Creating a rigorous scholarly community characterized by generous hospitality toward diverse religious and cultural traditions.…”).

Learn more about the Chapel's vision, mission, and values in its Strategic Plan.

About Music at Duke Chapel

Music at Duke University Chapel aims to create high quality musical experiences, while giving glory to God and stirring the hearts and minds of all those it reaches. Working in sacred music traditions, Duke Chapel Music comprises three choirs, seven staff members, two organ scholars, four organs, and a 50-bell carillon, in addition to partnerships with many professional musicians, student music groups, and guest choirs.

Learn more about Music at Duke Chapel and see this season's concert series.

Director of Chapel Music Search Committee Co-Chairs

Dr. Zoila Airall
Associate Vice President of Student Affairs for Campus Life, Duke University – Member of Duke Chapel Advisory Board

Dr. Walker Robinson
Pediatrician, Chapel Hill Pediatrics and Adolescents – Member of Duke Chapel Advisory Board

Send an email to the committee.







Faculty Position Available for Assistant Campus Minister/Coordinator of Liturgical Life Deadline to apply is May 7, 2019

Jesuit High School (JHS) is currently accepting applications for an Assistant Campus Minister/Coordinator of Liturgical Life.

Jesuit High School (JHS) is a Sacramento regional Catholic high school that provides young men with a life-building experience. Founded in 1963, the school delivers an academically rigorous college preparatory education to graduates prepared for lives of leadership and service. Student enrollment is approximately 1070, representing diversity in geography, ethnicity, religious affiliation, and socioeconomic background. JHS draws from more than 90 zip codes throughout the greater Sacramento area, and 99% of graduates go on to college or university. JHS is home to one of the region’s most successful men’s athletic programs, visual and performing arts (more than 22 art offerings), an award-winning robotics program and a club for every passion. A JHS education fosters a “Men for Others” culture, as students volunteer locally and all over the world, giving more than 27,000 hours annually, primarily to at-risk, underserved and homeless populations.

Does this sound like an environment you would enjoy? At Jesuit High School, we offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and a supportive work environment. 

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

The Assistant Minister is delegated responsibility by the Director of Campus Ministry to oversee programs that advance the religious/spiritual dimension of Jesuit High School.  Areas of primary responsibility are Sacramental Ministries at Jesuit including liturgies and reconciliation services.  This is a 5/5 position with 4/5 in Campus Ministry and 1/5 teaching the Liturgy class. This position may also be asked to teach an additional Theology class depending on the needs of the Theology department

  • Planning and Implementation of the Liturgies with the Liturgy Workshop Class
  • Coordination of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
  • Prepare liturgies for Big Brother training, Frosh Orientation, and Frosh Overnight.  Assist in the running of the retreat
  • Coordinate Reconciliation Services with other Campus Ministry Team Members

If this seems like a good fit with your background and interest, we’d love to hear from you. Please visit our website at  for application and deadline details.

Please complete the Faculty position application along with any additional requirements listed within the application.  

The application deadline is May 7, 2019.

Jesuit High School is an EOE.