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Updated July 12, 2021

Assistant or Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Union Presbtyerian Seminary
Charlotte, NC

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.

Areas of Responsibility
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)

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.

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, [email protected] Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Miriam Therese Winter Chair in Transformative  Leadership and Spirituality
Hartford Seminary
Hartford, Connecticut

Position Description:
Hartford Seminary seeks a faculty member to hold the Miriam Therese Winter Chair in  Transformative Leadership and Spirituality and serve as Coordinator of its Center for  Transformative Spirituality. Following in the path of renowned Emerita Professor Miriam Therese  Winter and her work of committed spirituality for social justice, the individual should be involved in  an area of engaged spirituality as a scholar/activist, committed to areas such as (but not limited to)  eco-theology, feminist-womanist spirituality, Eastern spiritual practices, indigenous spiritualities, and  the relationship between science and spirituality, for instance. The individual will engage in  community outreach and serve as the coordinating link between the Seminary’s Center for  Transformative Spirituality, The Spiritual Life Center of West Hartford (a partner organization), and  the larger Seminary more generally. The candidate may identify with the Buddhist, Muslim,  Christian, or Jewish traditions, or no particular tradition.

This prestigious appointment is open at either the core faculty or faculty associate level, depending  on the rank, experience, and stature of the candidate. Though envisioned to be a full-time position,  and thus carrying a full teaching load (currently two courses per semester, or four per year, with a  potential course release for coordinating center program activities), the position may be negotiated  as part-time for the ideal candidate.  

Rank is open; Ph.D. or its equivalent is required. Review of applications will begin on 1 September  2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application should be  submitted electronically to Ms. Andrea Jones at [email protected] and includes a letter of  application, a current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference submitted directly by the  recommenders. For further information, please contact Dr. Deena Grant, Chair of the MT Winter  Chair in Transformative Spirituality and Leadership Search Committee, at [email protected] Hartford Seminary is a religiously diverse community and expects its faculty to appreciate, honor,  and respectfully engage views and traditions that are different from one’s own.
 
Hartford Seminary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Institution Information:
Established in 1834, Hartford Seminary is a non-denominational graduate school for religious and  theological studies. It is a multi-faith environment with a proven ability to prepare leaders for the  complex world that surrounds us. Hartford Seminary offers degree programs and graduate  certificates as well as leadership certificates. Its students are interested in serving their communities  and deepening their own faiths, as well as understanding the faiths of others. Hartford Seminary also  strengthens religious communities through its programs of research and education. The Seminary has a diverse population of international students.

 

Asst Chaplain/Latinx Outreach and Liturgical Ministry
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, Massachusetts

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Coordinate chaplains' outreach to Latinx students. Serve as a member of the liturgy team assisting with planning, preparation, and student liturgical minister formation. General chaplaincy duties including pastoral care and spiritual direction.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Latinx Ministry and Outreach

• Coordinate and attend weekly Spanish daily mass (Thursdays at 9pm)
• Serve as a liaison with the Latin American Students Organization (LASO)
• Provide support and pastoral care for Spanish speaking students
• Collaborate with chaplain colleagues to ensure the Campion House is experienced as a place of hospitality for students of all backgrounds

Liturgy Team - Coordinator of liturgical ministers

• Meet weekly with members of the liturgy team
• Assist with formation program for new liturgical ministers
• Conduct ministry-specific training sessions
• Presence in the sacristy for 11:30am and 7:00pm Sunday Masses (rotating with other members of the liturgy team)
• Supervise liturgy interns
• Assist at holy day liturgies
• Major Campus Liturgies - coordinate rehearsals and set up with other chaplains

General Chaplaincy Duties

• Participate in retreats and immersion trips on occasion
• Participate in hospitality events sponsored by the chaplains (dinners, receptions, etc)
• Participate in weekly chaplain staff meetings
• Offer pastoral care and spiritual direction

Requirements:

Master of Divinity or Pastoral Ministry, experience working with young adults, understanding of Catholic liturgy. Fluent in Spanish.

Core Competencies

• Understanding of young adult faith development
• Familiarity with Ignatian spirituality
• Experience with pastoral care
• Training in spiritual direction
• Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
• Initiative
• Dependability
• Flexibility
• Service Oriented
• Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
• Proficient Problem Solving
• Understands Risk Management
• Excellent Innovation/Creativity
• Strong Teamwork & Team Facilitation
• Strong Interpersonal Skills

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt level position

College Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits