Associate/Full Professor Anglican Chair of Divinity (9-Mo-TT)

Alabama, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian university environment to apply for the position of Anglican Chair of Divinity, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. This is a tenure-track, full-time faculty, 9-month appointment, to begin in August 2022.

The Anglican Chair of Divinity is one of five chairs endowed by Ralph Waldo Beeson in his initial gift to establish a graduate theological school at Samford University. The holder of the chair works collaboratively to prepare God-called persons to serve as ministers in the church of Jesus Christ – teaching courses in the Divinity curricula, giving support and guidance to students preparing for ministry leadership, and directing the programming for the Institute of Anglican Studies.

The successful candidate will be a committed evangelical Christian, active in a local Anglican church, and ordained as a deacon or priest in the Anglican tradition. Candidates must be compatible with the school’s interdenominational ethos and its theological commitments (as evidenced by an appropriate Anglican response to the Baptist Faith and Message [1963]). Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in a theological discipline from an institutionally accredited university. They must be a recognized scholar in their field, with a demonstrated record of outstanding teaching and proven research agenda and publications. Academic rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications, previous  academic teaching experiences, and scholarship accomplishments.

Beeson Divinity School ( was established in 1988 through the generosity of Ralph Waldo Beeson. The mission of the school is to prepare God-called persons to serve as ministers in the church of Jesus Christ by providing quality theological education in a community that worships the Triune God and cultivates authentic Christian spirituality. Beeson offers the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theological Studies. All degrees are accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the U.S. and Canada (COA/ATS). Beeson is one of ten schools that comprise Samford University.

Samford University ( is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in suburban Birmingham, the University was founded in 1841 and has 425 full-time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 44 states and 30 countries. Samford has been nationally recognized for academics, affordability and value by a number of prestigious publications and rankings. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 2nd nationally for student engagement and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Samford 34th among private universities in the U.S. for value and affordability. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package.

Applications will be accepted beginning July 12, 2021. The review of applications will start September 1 through October 15, 2021 and new applications will not be accepted after October 15, 2021. Please submit  (combined into one PDF) a cover letter, application for faculty position, faculty applicant Christian mission statement, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Samford University and the Beeson Divinity School embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community. 

These materials should be sent to:

subject line: Anglican Chair Search

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at: employment.pdf

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement” can be found at: Christian-Mission-Statement.docx

Questions may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Douglas Sweeney (


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