Hansen Chair of Leadership

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Gordon-Conwell is a multi-denominational evangelical Protestant graduate school, unique with its broad array of over 2100 students and 200 faculty and staff from 98 denominations and 55 countries. Our four campuses include a residential model of education at South Hamilton, MA (our main campus); an urban context offering classes in five languages in downtown Boston, MA; adult educational models in both our Charlotte, NC campus and our offerings in Jacksonville, FL; and cohort models involving students from around the world.

Our mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian leaders who are thoughtful, globally aware, spiritually mature and ready for a broad array of ministries. While being historically orthodox and evangelical, we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.


Position Summary

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (www.gordonconwell.edu) announces an endowed chair faculty position in the area of leadership beginning in the fall of 2021.  The ideal candidate would be bilingual (English/Spanish) and someone whose passion is to train men and women for ministry leadership in a wide range of contexts around the world.  The candidate for this position should have a demonstrated capacity for academic scholarship, exemplary classroom leadership (in English and Spanish), a deep commitment to the local church, and genuine personal integrity.  Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love of God and an embrace of the Gospel. 


The position involves full teaching responsibilities at the campus in Charlotte, NC, as well as providing advisement for all leadership students at the campus.  The successful candidate will also serve as the Director of the Redemptive Leadership Center.  The RLC promotes holistic develop of the person of the Christian leader by providing training, coaching, and conferencing in Multi-ethnic Church and Organizational Leadership, Discipleship & Spiritual Formation, Missional Leadership and the Marketplace, and Community Engagement and Transformation. 


The Director of the RLC will prioritize the formation of partnerships with churches and para-church organizations, especially in the Latino and Black communities of Charlotte, NC, northern Florida, and Cincinnati, OH.  The Director will develop programs and seminars for biblical leadership training and cultural intelligence.  They should also specifically target ministries and organizations that specialize in multi-ethnic ministry and reconciliation in the church and society.   


Academic Experience

The person seeking this position should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field related to Leadership.  Scholarly participation in the field through publication is expected. Experience and exposure to seminary and church communities is very important. 


Personal Profile

The person seeking this position should be a person of Christian character and at home in the 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. The precise courses would be chosen to reflect the particular research and experiential strengths of the professor, but the expectation is that the professor would teach both core course requirements as well as more specialized courses. 


Theological Commitments

Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/documents/mission.pdf)  and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/about/basis_faith.php).


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, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.


Beginning Date:  Fall 2021

Application Deadline: Open until filled


Application Process

The required application documents are itemized below. Please include all documents in a single file (Word or PDF) and email them to the Human Resources Department (hrrecruitment@gordonconwell.edu):


  • A cover letter addressed to Dr. Gerry Wheaton, Academic Dean of the Charlotte campus, explaining your interest in the position.
  • A formal CV that includes the names of at least three references.

No hard copy mail inquiries please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee's initiative. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  

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