Homiletics (tenure-eligible) - LSTC

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago welcomes applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible position at the assistant professor rank with primary teaching responsibilities in the area of preaching, appointment beginning in the fall semester of 2018. The person appointed to this position will be installed in the Axel Jacob and Gerda Maria (Swanson) Carlson Chair of Homiletics and will join a faculty committed to a lively engagement between the church and the life of the world.

 

The successful candidate will have a solid record in the teaching and practice of preaching, and possess a compelling research agenda in the area of preaching or a related field (e.g. bible, practical theology, etc.). Active involvement in the church is an essential criterion, with preferential consideration given to ministers of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and its ecumenical partners. LSTC seeks to foster gender, racial-ethnic and international diversity within its faculty. Women and representatives of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Responsibilities include teaching courses in preaching and other areas of expertise; preparing and advising students in candidacy for rostered ministry in the ELCA and in other church bodies; and working with students in all degree programs, including the ecumenical DMin and ACTS DMin in Preaching Program. This seminary values a collegial and collaborative approach to teaching, governance, and community life. Active involvement in the worship life of the seminary is an expectation of this position.

 

LSTC is committed to producing culturally competent ministerial leaders for the public church.  We affirm that diversity is necessary in all components of the school, including its theological curriculum and faculty. Candidates should ordinarily hold an academic doctorate, with demonstrated promise for research and publication, as well as teaching.  Spanish-speaking ability will be considered an asset.

 

Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of up to 1,000 words describing: 1) your scholarly and pedagogical commitments, 2) how you would engage the community and context of LSTC, including its Public Church curriculum and diverse learning environments, and 3) your understanding of Lutheran emphases of preaching and other ministries of the Word.

 

All materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Christine Wenderoth, chair of the search committee, at homiletics.search@lstc.edu by November 22, 2017

 

Church and Society and Ethics (tenure-eligible) - LSTC

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible position in Church and Society and Ethics at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Primary research and teaching responsibilities fall broadly in the area of church and society, which may include Christian or theological ethics. Complementary expertise in another critical area, such as, but not limited to, Leadership/Congregational Development, Urban/Rural Ministry, Black Studies, Latinx issues, or competency in cultural diversity and intersectionality is welcome.

 

LSTC is committed to produce culturally competent leaders for the public church. We affirm that diversity is necessary in all components of the school, including its theological curriculum and faculty. Successful candidates will therefore demonstrate cultural competency and creativity in their teaching and scholarship of the lively engagement between the church and the life of the world.

 

In a theological seminary whose mission includes vocational formation, responsibilities include:

  • Producing publicly engaged scholarship for the church as community in communities that intersect and negotiate issues of power, social change, and belonging in intercultural, interfaith, and global contexts;
  • Practicing contextual pedagogies with sensitivities to the full range of environments in which our students learn and to which our students are called;
  • Teaching graduate courses in areas such as church and society and public church that form learners to practice moral and spiritual deliberation, formation, and action;
  • Mentoring and advising masters and doctoral students in a predominately white institution committed to deepening student and faculty awareness regarding power dynamics related to race, ethnicity, nationality, and gender; and
  • Actively participating in a learning community committed to anti-racism and the mutual support, accountability, encouragement, and empowerment of one another’s work in theological education.
  • Active involvement in the church is an essential criterion. LSTC seeks to foster gender and racial-ethnic diversity within its faculty. Women and representatives of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should hold a Ph.D; ABD candidates will be considered. Spanish-speaking ability will be considered an asset.

 

Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of up to 1,000 words describing how you are prepared to address the commitments and responsibilities described in paragraphs two and three above. All materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Lea Schweitz, chair of the search committee, at churchsocietysearch@lstc.edu Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by November 5, 2017.

 

About LSTC

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere. To learn more, visit www.lstc.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Posted 19 Sept 2017

New Testament (tenure-eligible) - LSTC

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-eligible position in New Testament, at the assistant professor rank.

 

LSTC understands New Testament studies to be a theological as well as a historical discipline that interprets the New Testament in its own historical milieu as a resource for the life and work of the church today.

 

We seek an early career scholar and gifted teacher who connects the academy and the church, draws students into the task of relating biblical texts to Christian life and ministry in the world, and employs critical hermeneutical methodologies that draw out the relation of sacred texts to living questions.  Competence in historical-critical and literary methods is expected, as well as in a related field such as Greco-Roman life and literature, biblical archaeology, Second Temple Judaism or Patristics/early church history, racial/ethnic specific, queer, or feminist/ womanist/mujerista hermeneutics.

 

The successful candidate will teach foundational and elective Master’s level and PhD courses in New Testament and Greek, including core courses in Gospels, Paul, and Greek for Ministry. Candidates should have the capacity to supervise PhD dissertation research, possess an integrated understanding of theological education, and participate in our Public Church curriculum. Ability to teach in online modalities is desirable. Candidates should also be eager to engage with the pastoral and formational processes of candidates preparing for ministry, ordained and lay.

 

LSTC is committed to produce culturally competent ministerial leaders for the public church. We affirm that diversity is necessary in all components of the school, including its theological curriculum and faculty. Active involvement in the church, including the worship life of the seminary, is an essential criterion. LSTC seeks to foster gender, racial-ethnic, and international diversity within its faculty. Women and representatives of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should hold an academic doctorate, with demonstrated promise for research and publication, as well as teaching. Spanish-speaking ability will be considered an asset.

 

Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of up to 1,000 words describing: 1) your NT scholarly and pedagogical commitments, and how they intersect with LSTC’s Public Church curriculum and diverse classroom; 2)  your collegial role in forming leaders for the church, the academy, and the world; 3) how you engage with Lutheran interpretations of the New Testament, while empowering all students to draw from the wisdom of their particular traditions; 4) your anticipated publication and research trajectory.

 

All materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Barbara Rossing, chair of the search committee, at NTsearch@lstc.edu by November 13, 2017.

 

About LSTC

The Lutheran School of Theology, a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), is dedicated to bearing witness to the good news of Jesus Christ. Based in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, it is the leading urban Lutheran seminary training students for purposeful vocations in the global community. Aligned with its Lutheran heritage and built on a foundation of intellectual rigor, LSTC’s innovative, nationally recognized curriculum gives students skills for visionary Christian leadership in the public sphere. To learn more visit www.lstc.edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

Posted 19 Sept 2017

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