Thursday, 30 August 2012

Faculty Job

Truett Theological Seminary/ Baylor University

Practical Theology

Baylor University
Assistant to Full Professor of Practical Theology
George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist university, holds a Carnegie classification as a “high-research” institution. Baylor’s mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and deepening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris (
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold the Ph.D. degree. They must possess ministry experience and be committed to the Baptist tradition with evidence of active involvement in the life of a congregation. They should also have a calling to educate students for ministry in practical theology and demonstrate academic credentials and a commitment to collegiality. Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level and a record of academic publications will be highly valued.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The position requires teaching seminary level courses in Practical Theology. The area of specialization is open (e.g., congregational studies, family ministry, homiletics, pastoral care, and youth ministry). Requirements for the position may also include teaching Doctor of Ministry seminars and supervising Doctor of Ministry students. The successful candidate will begin teaching responsibilities in August of 2013.
RANK AND SALARY: Open (Assistant to Full Professor), tenure-track, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The contract is for ten months, with the possibility of additional compensation for teaching a summer course or for a summer sabbatical.
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2012 and will be reviewed until the position is filled. Please submit (1) a letter of application describing qualifications for the position, personal faith, teaching philosophy, research agenda, and evidence of commitment to the ministry and the ongoing life of the Church; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation. Finalists will be required to submit three letters of reference and academic transcripts. Please send all materials to: Dr. Andrew Arterbury, Position 15254, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97126, Waco, Texas 76798-7126. Materials may be submitted electronically to: Additional information may be found at:
Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an AA/EEO employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, & persons with disabilities to apply.

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