Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a cluster hire of up to three positions in Biblical studies to begin in fall 2020. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured), or Professor (tenured).
The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of New Testament, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, or related discipline and will hold a Ph.D. in this field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate Biblical studies within larger ecumenical, multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Scholarly engagement pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with respect to race, gender, and theological perspective.
The appointees selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. They will have shared responsibility for introductory sequences and regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. Appointees will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.
Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).
At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should apply online by uploading the letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Inquiries to Dr. Ted Smith, Search Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.
About Candler School of Theology
Candler School of Theology at Emory University prepares real people to make a real difference in the real world. An intellectually vital, internationally distinguished, and intentionally diverse university-based school of theology, its mission is to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church’s ministries throughout the world. Candler is dedicated to expanding knowledge of religion and theology, deepening spiritual life, strengthening the public witness of the churches, and building upon the breadth of Christian traditions, particularly the Wesleyan heritage, for the positive transformation of the church and the world. It is one of 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church, with an enrollment of nearly 500 students representing 39 denominations and more than 8,000 alumni worldwide.
About Emory University
Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.
Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.