Regular nine-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment beginning September 1, 2018, with a teaching load of 33 credits over the course of a teaching year (three quarters).
Candidates will teach undergraduate and occasional seminary courses in ministry and practical theology. Undergraduate courses will include general curriculum offerings (University Foundations) in Christian formation and theology, as well as specialized courses in the Christian Theology (Educational Ministry) major and related minors. These courses may focus on spiritual formation, discipleship, youth ministry, reconciliation, or global and urban ministry. Seminary courses will include supervision of contextual education. In addition to the teaching, mentoring, and discipleship of students, a promising research trajectory and service to the School of Theology, University, and wider publics will be expected.
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian university that seeks to equip people to engage the culture and change the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Christian university, SPU is historically orthodox, clearly evangelical, genuinely ecumenical, and distinctively Wesleyan, and seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission. The University is located in a cosmopolitan urban center with rich cultural diversity and is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty.
Applications are due by September 15, 2017. The online application includes an official SPU application form, a faith statement of approximately one page, a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page, and other supporting documents. A cover letter and CV are also required. The University reserves the right to alter the search process due to funding. Address inquiries to: Nate Hoover, Office Manager, School of Theology, Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Avenue West, Ste. 204, Seattle, WA 98199; Phone: 206/281.2136; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Requirements include a Ph.D., D.Min., or equivalent in a field germane to the study of practical theology, focused on equipping students for the manifold ministries of the Church from theological, contextual, and practical perspectives. Research on and ministerial experience in communities of faith, especially concerning difference inherent in our communities (e.g., ability, ethnicity, gender, race, socioeconomics), is required. Expertise in the teaching ministry and in spiritual formation is also essential. Ordination to congregational ministry is desired. The candidate must be committed to classroom instruction, student mentoring and discipleship, and scholarship in a Christian liberal arts undergraduate and seminary setting.
The candidate will be sympathetic to the Wesleyan Holiness tradition and the way SPU seeks to articulate and embody the Christian faith (see the University Statement of Faith). Seeking to be faithful to the gospel, the School of Theology prioritizes serving the needs of the church and the world. We draw from our Holiness heritage in helping communities of faith to embrace their shared identity in Christ, and to follow him in exposing divisions and healing wounds. These may involve class distinctions, dis/ability marginalization, gender disparities, and racial/ethnic tensions. Candidates who can contribute to these aims are welcome.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include health, dental, disability and life insurance, as well as retirement programs. A moving allowance is provided.
Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU is a Christian university fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becomi...ng people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants who are committed to its Christian mission and to the spiritual formation of its students. Qualified applicants should exhibit a deep awareness, understanding, and ability to articulate a commitment to biblical diversity and reconciliation. Women and people of color are particularly encouraged to apply.