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.

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.

Associate Dean of Hispanic Ministries Program (HMP)

Position Description: Under the general guidance of the Dean of DMIN & Ockenga Institute, this individual will oversee and carry out the varied duties needed to facilitate and grow the Hispanic Ministries Program. The Associate Dean will expand the program by cultivating and maintaining key strategic relationships with influencers of prospective students, including denominational leaders. This individual will work collaboratively with the Dean to set academic goals, objectives and standards, and will oversee all academic functions at HMP teaching sites. Additionally, the Associate Dean will be responsible for identifying and vetting qualified adjunct faculty members. Working in collaboration with the HMP Admissions and Program Coordinator and the Director of Operations, this role is also accountable for establishing and meeting enrollment goals, management of annual operations budget, including fundraising, and supervision of team and operations. Qualified candidates will be at least bilingual (English-Spanish required). Qualified candidates will also be able to affirm and support our statement of Faith and the mission and vision of the seminary.

Key Responsibilities:

·      Academics: Lead in the implementation of academic policies and curriculum review, including the review of course syllabi to ensure academic integrity. This position has faculty status and the incumbent will teach in the program as needed and administratively feasible, as determined by the Dean of DMIN & Ockenga Institute. Responsible for identifying and recruiting qualified faculty members in accordance with standards outlined in the Faculty Handbook. In cooperation with the Director of Operations, will maintain files for faculty members according to internal department standards.  Will teach two courses, one of which must be in The Hispanic Ministries Program. (35%)

·      Strategic Planning & Strategic Relationship Building: Assess individual, institutional and societal needs for adult theological learning in the context of the Hispanic American Church and least-served international populations. Develop goals and objectives to meet the assessed needs, and design educational programs to achieve agreed upon goals and objectives. In partnership with the HMP Admissions and Program Coordinator, create a strategic plan to achieve annual student recruitment goals. Expand the influence and name recognition of Gordon-Conwell by leveraging key relationships with an emphasis on recruitment. Develop and maintain strong relationships with key influencers of prospective students (e.g., denominational leaders, alumni, NaLEC, NHCLC, GCTS faculty, campus ministry leaders, etc.). (20%)

·      Oversight and Execution of Admissions, Enrollment and Operations: Provide leadership for the execution of strategic recruitment plans. With support of the Director of Operations and the HMP Admissions & Program Coordinator: develop annual marketing and recruitment plans which detail efforts to be taken to achieve each year’s recruitment goals, oversee the evaluation of qualified applicants for admission, and provide final evaluation for admissions decisions. Additionally, partner with team to manage relevant processes and people to ensure effective operation of the Hispanic Ministries Program. Ensure faculty contracts are issued in a timely manner; build and maintain relationships with off-site locations for HMP classes, etc. Maintain compliance with accrediting body regulations and federal laws pertaining to off-site education. (20%)

·      Fiscal Stewardship: Develop and manage the annual HMP operating budget of HMP. Ensure fiscal stewardship by partnering with the Director of Operations and HMP Admissions and Program Coordinator to ensure internal standards are maintained, funds managed to meet budget plan. Cultivate relationships with key donor prospects (both individuals and foundations) to raise funding in support of the operating budget, and to build the HMP scholarship fund. (15%)

·      Enrollment Management: Ensure students’ program scheduling and career goals are met. In collaboration with Director of Operations and HMP Admissions and Program Coordinator, ensure faculty are given appropriate administrative support. Administer departmental and institutional policies and procedures as established in keeping with current standards. (10%)

·      Serve as a member of the President’s Leadership Team.

·      Perform other duties as necessary.

Competencies:

·      Relationship Building and Administrative Leadership: Proven track record of building relationships across departments and outside the organization to ensure positive outcomes. Demonstrated ability to collaborate and foster a team environment.  Well-developed administrative leadership skills and supervisory abilities. Demonstrated commitment and significant involvement in the urban, multicultural Church.

·      Knowledge and Discernment: Understanding of the academic, personal and spiritual capabilities required for theological training. Significant experience within a variety of cultures and ethos, specifically within the Hispanic American Church, and ability to act as a liaison and advocate for both the student and the seminary. Ability to discern an applicant’s readiness for and fit within the seminary. Ability to guide current students through intricacies of obtaining degree within a reasonable timeframe. Maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.

·      Communication: Must be bilingual at very least (English-Spanish required). Must have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate in a manner that allows information to flow freely and smoothly in order to perform job responsibilities in a timely fashion.

·      Strategic and Creative Thinking: Demonstrated ability to design and implement long-term and short-term strategies to accomplish department and institutional goals.  A talent for creative thinking and problem solving.

·      Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate data in order to make data-driven decisions.

·      Financial Acumen: Ability to set and manage a multi-faceted financial model to promote and manage the HMP Program.

Education and Requirements:

·      Strong theological educational background; PhD in a relevant theological or administrative higher educational discipline required.

·      Minimum of five years of previous Administrative and teaching experience in higher education, preferably in a post-graduate educational institution, or other relevant complex organizations. Proven track record of successful team leadership and administration is required.

·      Ability to travel 10% to 15%, (4 to 6 weeks) to domestic and international locations.

·      Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word; experience with student information systems a plus.  

To apply please email a formal curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Lbowerman@gcts.edu