Monday, 3 September 2012

Faculty Job

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Assistant Professor of History

Union Presbyterian Seminary, a theological institution of the Presbyterian Church (USA), is seeking an assistant professor of history, competent to teach the history of Christianity from the second century through the sixteenth. Possible areas of specialization include Christianity in antiquity, medieval or late medieval Christianity and/or early Reformation Christianity. Methodological approaches could include intellectual and theological history, popular piety and religious experience, material culture and art history, social history, or political theory. The candidate teaches in all degree programs, including the Ph.D. He or she holds a Ph.D. (or equivalent) and is committed to effective teaching and expert scholarship. The candidate demonstrates significant promise for future development as a historian of Christianity. Able to articulate in a compelling manner the challenges of historical analysis, the candidate equips students to interpret their own Christian traditions. The individual aspires to personal integrity, is enthusiastic about the entire mission of the church, and participates actively in the life and work of a congregation, preferably Presbyterian or Reformed. The professor is committed to the history of Christianity as an ecumenical venture undertaken within a broad global context.
This full-time, tenure-track appointment is scheduled to begin July 1, 2013. The search committee will commence its review of applications by October 15. A preliminary set of interviews with a select number of candidates is anticipated at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in November 2012. To be considered for this position, send a letter of application, CV, and the names of four references to Ms. April Swofford, administrative assistant to the Academic Dean (Richmond) of Union Presbyterian Seminary, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227 (application materials may also be submitted electronically: For more information, see the UPSem website:

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