Search begins for faculty position in church history

Jul 31

SEMINARY OF THE SOUTHWEST invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Church History to begin Fall of 2014. A seminary of The Episcopal Church, Southwest prepares Christian leaders for lay and ordained service within and outside the church. In addition to priestly formation and general academic study, the seminary houses special programs in Hispanic Church Studies, Counseling, Pastoral Care, and Spiritual Formation.

The successful candidate will teach required and elective courses in Church History and will contribute to the formation of lay and ordained leaders within the Anglican and Episcopal tradition. The position requires full participation in the academic, pastoral, and communal life of the seminary and includes student advising, liturgical, and committee responsibilities. Proven teaching ability, familiarity with the Anglican tradition, and a demonstrated commitment to the Church's ministry are essential. A person of lively faith, the appointee will have a passion for the formation of Christians in a variety of vocations and across a diversity of contemporary ecclesial contexts. The seminary values a collegial working style and encourages inter-disciplinary conversation and team teaching. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Church History.

Southwest is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is actively committed to diversity within its community. Rank is open. Applications should include a cover letter responding to this position description, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Applications may be emailed to Laurel Schlueder at or mailed to Scott Bader-Saye, Academic Dean, Seminary of the Southwest, P.O. Box 2247, Austin, TX 78768-2247. Deadline for applications: October 1, 2013.