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.

Mockler-Phillips Professor of  Workplace Theology and Business Ethics

Description: Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (www.gordonconwell.edu) announces an endowed chair faculty position in the area of the faith and work  beginning in the fall of 2016. It would include interests in the theology of work, faith and business, marketplace ministries, and business ethics. The ideal candidate would be someone whose passion is to train men and women for ministry to deal faithfully with persons whose primary location is the marketplace. The candidate should feel at home in the church, in the academy and in the business community.  

This person will also serve as the Director of the Mockler Center, a multi-disciplinary center which explores and promotes Biblical Christian ethics, values and insights related to the marketplace. The Mockler Center sponsors events and programs with a wide variety of voices at the intersection of the Christian faith and the world of work. For further information on the Mockler Center visit www.gordonconwell.edu/mockler

The seminary is an evangelical multi-denominational school 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 teaching responsibilities at the campus in South Hamilton. It may also include teaching at one or more of the other campuses.

The candidate for this position should have a demonstrated capacity for rigorous academic scholarship, exemplary classroom leadership, a deep commitment to the local church and genuine personal integrity.  Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love of Christ and an embrace of the Gospel. 

Academic Experience
The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to faith and work studies.  Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. Experience and exposure to the business and church communities is very important  

Personal Profile
The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the evangelical ethos of Gordon-Conwell. The person should be manifestly collegial in their 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. Persons of color, women, international scholars, and individuals with bilingual abilities are encouraged to apply.

Classroom Teaching
The person seeking this position must demonstrate a competence in classroom teaching. The precise courses would 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 as well as advanced level seminars. 

Theological Commitments
Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/documents/mission.pdf)  and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/basis_faith.php).

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 2016

Application Process
Formal C.V. including names of at least three references should be emailed with a cover letter to:  Dr. Richard Lints, Vice President for Academic Affairs, c/o deansoffice@gordonconwell.edu.  No hard copy mail inquiries please.  Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview at the request of the search committee.

Assistant Professor of Counseling

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte announces a permanent full-time tenure track faculty position in the Graduate Programs in Counseling beginning in the summer of 2016.

Academic Experience
The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. The ideal candidate should also have graduate theological training. A strong biblical and theological understanding of the field of counseling for integration purposes is essential. Scholarly participation in the field of counseling is expected. In addition, the candidate should be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of North Carolina. Also, a willingness to pursue certification as an Approved Supervisor by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) is desirable.

Clinical and Ministry Experience
The candidate for this position should have significant clinical experience and demonstrate the ability to work with a wide range of clients and students from a variety of national, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The capacity to contribute to the multi-cultural mission of the seminary is desirable. Also, the capacity to teach in the area of Pastoral Counseling and/or Spiritual Formation would be advantageous.

Spiritual Maturity
Candidates for this position will be persons of outstanding Christian character and have a history of significant involvement with the local church. The candidate should also be a person with flexibility to work with colleagues who come from different backgrounds with a variety of theoretical orientations. It is expected that faculty members at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will be able to affirm the basis of faith, community life statement and mission statement of the seminary. It is also expected that faculty members of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will be concerned for the total development of students including their spiritual nurture.

Classroom Teaching
It is required that the person seeking this position will have demonstrated competence in teaching and learning. The normal academic load is six courses per year, plus faculty supervision with small groups of counseling students. Every effort will be made to utilize the personal and professional strengths of the candidate while meeting the developmental needs of the students in the program. Courses will include the candidate's area of specialty and other counseling courses complementary to the present faculty teaching competencies. Experienced use of various instructional technologies and delivery systems is highly desirable.

To Apply
Send Formal Resumes and a list of three references to Adele Jordan, assistant to the dean, at ajordan@gcts.edu. The deadline for submission of resumes is March 31, 2016. Only electronic inquiries and documents will be processed.