Saturday, 8 September 2012

Faculty Job

Iliff School of Theology

Assistant Professor - History of Christianity

Area of Expertise: Area of specialization is open but preference will be given to those with expertise in the ancient or early medieval period.  Facility with the languages, sources, and context appropriate to the area of expertise is expected.  The successful candidate will have responsibility for introductory courses covering the early and medieval periods and is expected to enrich the range and depth of course offerings in the PhD program, which is jointly administered with the University of Denver.   We envision the holder of this position being an active contributor to the doctoral program’s Biblical Interpretation concentration (a major emphasis of this concentration is New Testament and Christian Origins).

Desired Strengths:  The ideal candidate will possess in-depth expertise in some aspect and/or region of Christian history but also be able to relate their scholarship to broader issues in the study of religion and theology, as well as areas of concern that are central to the school, such as bringing the study of history to bear on contemporary concerns related to social justice, interreligious dialogue, and the diversity of global Christianity.  We seek a candidate who will enable our students to think historically and encourage M.Div. students to incorporate the history of their tradition into the practice of ministry.

  • Teach on a full-time basis over three quarters per academic year (normally five courses) in Iliff’s various masters programs as well as the University of Denver/Iliff Joint Ph.D. program. 
  • Read and direct MA theses and dissertations
  • Teach in Iliff’s online programs
  • Advise PhD students concerning the academic and professional aspects of their work
  • Conduct a research and publication program appropriate to the field
  • Participate in appropriate professional societies and meetings
  • Participate in school governance and administration through various committees and councils
  • Provide service to appropriate professional organizations and publishing houses
  • Work with churches (local or judicatory) and/or community boards and agencies
  • Teach laity or clergy outside the Iliff curriculum

The Iliff School of Theology is a United Methodist-related graduate theological school with an ecumenical and interfaith spirit offering the following degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theological Studies, Masters of Arts in Social Change; Masters of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care.  In addition we offer a Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies with the University of Denver.  Iliff is an equal opportunity employer and strives to include diversity in its faculty and teaching, including racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural diversity, and is committed to becoming a more globally conscious and globally connected community.  For more information, visit us at

Applications should include a letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.  For fullest consideration, candidates should submit all materials by October 10, 2012.  Applications may be sent by email to or mailed to Professor Pamela Eisenbaum, Chair, History of Christianity Search, Iliff School of Theology, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO  80210.

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