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Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Episcopal and Anglican Studies to begin in fall 2021. Appointments can be made at any rank, including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.
The successful candidate will have a research focus that substantively relates to Episcopal and Anglican Studies but may be rooted in any one of a number of disciplines, including but not limited to history, Latinx studies, liturgy, preaching, sexuality and gender, religious education, theology, or world Christianity. Successful candidates will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment. The appointee must be able to contribute to the academic leadership of Candler’s Episcopal and Anglican Studies Program, a growing program that currently enrolls thirty students. Such leadership will include developing and teaching a range of courses, and shaping the curriculum to form students for ministry in the global Anglican communion. Candidates should have significant experience in parish life and knowledge of the ecclesial landscape of The Episcopal Church. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum, and to situate one’s teaching within larger (viz., ecumenical, inter-religious, multifaith, and/or global) contexts is essential. Scholarly engagement with issues of gender, race, and cultural diversity is highly desirable; and applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, gender, and theological perspective.
The appointee will be expected to teach across the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs. They will have shared responsibility for introductory course sequences and participate in the Episcopal and Anglican Contextual Education program. The appointee must also 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. Ordination recognized by The Episcopal Church preferred.
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.
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 education 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
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