Faculty Openings

Faculty position in Counseling (Rank Open)

Description:

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (www.gordonconwell.edu) announces a tenure track faculty position in the area of Counseling beginning in the fall of 2017.  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 time teaching responsibilities in Counseling with primary location 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, an ability to thoughtfully integrate psychology and theology, a deep commitment to the local church and genuine personal faith.  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 Ed.D in Counseling Education and Supervision.  Familiarity with CACREP is desired.  Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. Specialization in Marriage and Family is preferable but not required. 

Clinical Experience

The person should have experience in conducting professional counseling as well as experience in supervising counselors. They should be licensed or eligible for licensing in the Northeast, and in Massachusetts in particular.

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 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. We are seeking a diverse candidate slate and encourage international scholars and individuals with bilingual abilities to apply.

Classroom Teaching

The person seeking this position must demonstrate a competence in classroom teaching.  Ability to supervise masters level students would ordinarily be part of his or her responsibilities. 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 in Counseling as well as advanced level seminars. Specialization in Marriage and Family is preferable.


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) and the Community Life Statement (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/Community-Life-Statement.cfm)

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 2017

Application Deadline:  November 15, 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.  Please also include a one page summary statement explaining how you understand the integration of psychology and theology.  No hard copy mail inquiries please.  Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee’s initiative.

Faculty position in New Testament (Assistant Professor Rank)

Description:

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (www.gordonconwell.edu) announces a tenure track faculty position in the area of New Testament beginning in the fall of 2017.  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 in New Testament studies with primary location 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 faith.  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 New Testament studies.  Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected.. 

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 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. We are seeking a diverse candidate slate and encourage international scholars and individuals with bilingual abilities to apply.

 

Classroom Teaching

The person seeking this position must demonstrate a competence in classroom teaching.  Ability to supervise masters level theses would ordinarily be part of his or her responsibilities. 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 in New Testament as well as advanced level seminars. Teaching experience in general New Testament studies.  Capability in one or more of the following areas would be desirable: New Testament Theology, Biblical Theology, or New Testament Ethics. 


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) and the Community Life Statement (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/Community-Life-Statement.cfm)

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 2017

Application Deadline:  November 15, 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 may be invited to interview during the November 2016 ETS and SBL meetings in San Antonio.  Other opportunities to interview may be made available at the search committee’s initiative.

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.
 

Assistant Professor of Ministry

Position
Full-time, continuing-status-track faculty position in ministry, to be based at the Charlotte campus

Description
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is an evangelical graduate school with a tradition of classical theological education within a multi-campus system. Campuses are located in South Hamilton, Boston, Charlotte and Jacksonville. The institution offers M.A., M.Div, Th.M. and D.Min. degrees, accredited by ATS and NEASC. Approximately 2,000 students are enrolled in degree programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The seminary is pleased to announce an open position with responsibilities to begin in summer 2017. The position involves primary teaching responsibilities at the Charlotte campus. Other responsibilities include providing oversight to the mentored ministry program and to chapel services in Charlotte, as well as occasional teaching at other campuses. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Academic Qualifications
The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or D.Min. in pastoral ministry, homiletics, or a related field.  A strong biblical and theological orientation to the field is essential.

Ministry Qualifications
The person seeking this position must have proven ministry experience in pastoral ministry. The seminary is particularly interested in someone who has expertise in at least one of the following areas: pastoral ministry, congregational development, leadership, discipleship and evangelism.

Spiritual Maturity
The person seeking this position should be a person of proven Christian character and deeply committed to the local church. The person should be a team player, demonstrating a proven ability to work well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds. The person should be committed not only to academic excellence, but also to the spiritual nurturing of our students at Gordon-Conwell, who come from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, nearly 100 different denominations, and numerous different countries.

Theological Commitments
The person seeking this position must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Statement of Faith, Mission Statement, and Community Life Statement.   

Application Deadline: December 31, 2016

Application Process
Formal C.V., including names of at least three references, is to be addressed with a cover letter to: Dr. Donald Fairbairn, Academic Dean of the Charlotte Campus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The application and related documents are to be sent electronically to the Assistant to the Dean, Adele Jordan,  ajordan@gordonconwell.edu. Email inquiries only.
 

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