Faculty Openings

Adjunct Faculty Openings

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary—Boston is currently seeking part-time adjunct faculty to teach in a variety of subject areas. We are looking for passionate urban leaders with academic credentials to join the teaching team here at the Center for Urban Ministerial Education (CUME).

We are looking for individuals deeply rooted in the Christian faith ready to teach a diverse population of students who are preparing for leadership in ministry through theological education. We are accepting letters of interest for all divisions including: Practical Theology/Ministry Studies, Biblical Studies and Theology.

We welcome letters of interest from church leaders, as well as those with experience and expertise in outreach and community mobilization including in a wide range of fields such as education, health, human services, social work, justice, public administration and business. We are expanding our offerings in subjects such as Family and Youth Intervention Programs, Organizational Leadership and Development and Community Development.

Candidates with a Master’s Degree or higher, professional experience, and teaching (or training) experience are encouraged to send a letter of interest to online to Human Resources or the Boston Dean’s Office. If you wish to send information directly to the Dean’s Office, send your information to the attention of Winsome Kelly, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 90 Warren St., Roxbury, MA 02119. We welcome email inquiries with an attached letter and resume or curriculum vitae. Emails with attachments should be sent to bostondean@gordonconwell.edu.

Part-time Course, Seminar, and Workshop Instructors

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary—Boston is currently seeking part-time adjunct faculty, seminar and workshop course instructors to teach in newly developed practical ministry courses in the Boston, Springfield, MA, and Hartford, CT areas. We are looking for people deeply rooted in the Christian faith with a proven track record in church-based ministry, teaching adults, community outreach and international and/or domestic relief work. We are particularly interested in those who possess organizational, strategic planning, community mobilization and organizing skills appropriate for the urban context.

Individuals must be able to teach a diverse population of adult learners preparing for leadership in ministry in a variety of contexts. We welcome letters of interest from Christian leaders from a wide range of fields related to practical theology or ministry including education, health, human services, social work, justice, public administration and business. We are seeking people with experience and expertise to help students develop practical skills for ministry in one or more areas including the following:

  • Family and Youth Prevention and Intervention Programs
  • Organizational Leadership and Development
  • Community Development and Community Organizing
  • Strategic Planning and Program Development
  • Needs Assessment and Evaluation
  • Conflict Management
Please submit a letter of application stating your area of expertise and a summary of relevant experiences online to Human Resources. If you wish to send information directly to the Boston Dean’s Office, send it with attention to Winsome Kelly, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 90 Warren St., Roxbury, MA 02119. Emails with a letter and resume or curriculum vitae attached are also welcomed. Emails with attachments should be sent to bostondean@gordonconwell.edu.
 

Faculty position in Counseling (Rank Open)

Location: Charlotte, NC
 
Description:
 
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary announces a full-time faculty position in the Department of Counseling beginning in the fall of 2018. The seminary is an evangelical, multi-denominational institution with campuses in South Hamilton, Boston, Charlotte and Jacksonville.  The school offers M.Div., M.A., Th.M. and D.Min. degrees.  Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled in degree programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  The position involves full-time teaching responsibilities in Counseling at the campus in Charlotte, NC.
 
As a diverse community of faculty and students who share a faith-based commitment to professional counseling, we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in higher education, including persons of color, women, international scholars and individuals with bilingual abilities. The ideal candidate for this position should have a demonstrated capacity for rigorous academic scholarship, exemplary classroom leadership, an ability to integrate counseling and theology thoughtfully, a deep commitment to the local church and genuine personal faith. Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love for Christ and an embrace of the gospel.  
 
Academic Experience:
 
The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision as well as graduate-level training in theology.  Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. Specialization in Marriage and Family are preferable but not required.  
 
Clinical Experience:
 
The person should have experience in conducting professional counseling and in supervising counselors. The applicant should be eligible for licensure in North Carolina and will be expected to become licensed in that state.
 
Personal Profile:
 
The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the thoughtful evangelical ethos of Gordon-Conwell. The person should be manifestly collegial in relationships, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent various ecclesial traditions at Gordon-Conwell.  The person should be committed to academic excellence, to the spiritual nurturing of students and to the life of the church. 
 
Classroom Teaching: 
 
The person seeking this position must demonstrate competence in classroom teaching and an ability to supervise master’s-level students. The precise teaching responsibilities will be chosen to reflect the particular research and experiential strengths of the professor, but the expectation is that the professor would teach both core course requirements in Counseling and advanced-level seminars. A specialization in Marriage and Family is preferable. 
 
Theological Commitments:
 
Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith and the Community Life Statement.
 
Institutional Benefits: 
 
The position is a continuing-status track (our term for tenure) appointment.  Benefits include a portion of medical coverage, retirement plan with TIAA/CREF, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
 
Beginning Date: Fall 2018
 
Application Process:
 
The required application documents are itemized below. Please include all three documents in a single file (Word or PDF) and email them to Mrs. Adele Jordan, Executive Assistant (ajordan@gordonconwell.edu). 
 
  • A cover letter addressed to Dr. Donald Fairbairn, Academic Dean of the Charlotte campus, explaining your interest in the position
  • A formal CV that includes the names of at least three references
  • A one-page summary statement explaining how you understand the integration of counseling and theology  
 
No hard-copy mail inquiries please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee’s initiative. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 

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