Faculty Openings

Faculty Position in New Testament (rank open)

Description:
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary announces a tenure track faculty position in the area of New Testament beginning in the fall of 2015.  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 2,200 students are enrolled in degree programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  The position involves full teaching responsibilities in New Testament studies 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 New Testament studies.  Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. Specialization in the Synoptic Gospels is preferable but not required. 

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. 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.  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 experience 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. Specialization in the Gospels is preferable. Additionally, teaching experience or 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 must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith.

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 2015

Application Deadline: October 15, 2014

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 during the November 2014 ETS and SBL meetings in San Deigo.  Other opportunities to interview may be made available at the search committee’s initiative.

Professor of Counseling and Psychology (rank open)

Description:
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary-Charlotte announces a faculty position in the areas of Counseling and Psychology. The seminary is an evangelical multi-denominational school with campuses in South Hamilton, MA, Boston, Charlotte and Jacksonville. The Charlotte campus offers M.A., M.Div, and D.Min. degrees. Approximately 2,100 students are enrolled in degree programs at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with over 400 in Charlotte. The position involves full teaching responsibilities in Counseling at the Charlotte campus. It also offers teaching opportunities at one or more of the other campuses and in the doctoral programs.

The candidate for this position must have a demonstrated capacity for rigorous academic scholarship, exemplary classroom leadership with a variety of pedagogies and delivery systems, a foundational commitment to the local and global church and an abiding sense of personal holiness as demonstrated through the practice of Christian disciplines. 

The position is intended to lead to continuing status (our term for tenure). Benefits include a portion of medical coverage, retirement plan with TIAA/CREF, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

Academic Experience:
The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Counseling, Psychology or Marriage and Family Therapy. Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. 

Clinical Experience:
The person should be licensed (or qualified to be) as a Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of North Carolina.

Spiritual Maturity:
The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and deeply committed to the advancement of God’s Kingdom. The person should be a team player, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent significant diversity within the theological parameters of Gordon-Conwell. The person should also be committed not only to academic excellence, but also to the spiritual nurturing of our students at Gordon-Conwell who represent over 100 different denominations from over a dozen different countries.  

Classroom Teaching and Other Expectations:
The person seeking this position must demonstrate a competence in classroom teaching. In addition to the minimum courses required each year, this person will also be responsible for leading and/or participating in the various extra and co-curricular activities of the counseling department, including but not limited to annual retreats, social events, interviewing applicants, continuing education seminars, faculty supervision groups, advising and Post-Matriculation Evaluations.

Theological Commitments:
Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith.

Beginning Date: Fall 2013

Application Deadline: March 29, 2013

Application Process:
A formal C.V. (including names of at least three references) is to be emailed to Dr. Laniak, Charlotte Campus Dean c/o Hannah Kim at hskim@gordonconwell.edu. No oral or written inquiries, please. Opportunities to interview may be made available at the Charlotte campus 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.