Religion and Society Job Posting
Assistant Professor of Religion and Society
Drew University Theological School
Madison, NJ 07940
Title: Assistant Professor of Religion and Society
Title: Assistant Professor of Religion and Society
Drew University Theological School invites applications for the
tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Religion and
Society to teach social ethics, critical social theories, and just
community practices that equip students for inspiring leadership in
varied public arenas in the church, academy, and society. We seek
candidates rooted in decolonial understandings of religion who
bring an intersectional approach to and depth of expertise in at
least one of the following areas of specialization: Latine/x
Studies, Eco-Justice, and Gender/Queer Studies. An intersectional
approach should include attention to global economic and political
realities in Christian/religious faith communities and their
broader contexts. Position begins August 2023.
- Be a publicly engaged scholar-teacher committed to research,
teaching, and service that demonstrates a strong ability to mentor
and teach students religious social ethics, critical social
theories, and just community practices.
- Work with students in masters programs, DMin, and PhD programs (which
currently include: Bible and Cultures; Theological and
Philosophical Studies in Religion; and Social Ethics/Religion and
- Team teach interdisciplinarily in required MDiv courses and
design electives in candidate’s areas of specialization (Latine/x,
Eco-justice, and/or Gender/Queer Studies).
- Contribute distinctive resources from religious social ethics
that deepen socio-cultural understandings of local faith community
contexts as well as particular global contexts, differences, and
- Be an active and engaged member of the Drew community through
participation in Theological School and University service.
- PhD or ThD, preference given to candidates with their degree in
hand by August 1, 2023.
Desired Skills and Experiences:
- Demonstrated ability to instruct students from diverse social
identities, theological perspectives, and cultural
- Capacity to provide scholarly resources for socio-cultural
understandings of local and global contexts.
- Ability to work effectively and creatively across instructional
modalities (online, in-person, hybrid, immersive,
- Ability to enable students to think critically and incorporate
forms of praxis in their leadership/lives that robustly engage our
faculty-shared values that attend to matters of
ecology/environmental justice, and interfaith relationships.
- Ability to teach skills and ideas relevant to concrete
practices of ministry and community leadership based on the
candidate’s areas of interest.
- Demonstrated commitment to develop of an active research,
scholarship, and publication agenda in the candidate's area of
To apply, submit the following materials:
- A cover letter explaining your capacity to contribute to the
criteria in the job description as well as the life, values, and
mission of Drew Theological School.
- A curriculum vitae.
- A 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and research
- Contact information of 3 professional references.
Please apply by December 1, 2022. Application review will be on a
rolling basis as they are submitted but early applications are
About the Theological School
As one of the University’s three major academic units, the
Theological School is a social-justice committed,
globally-oriented, interfaith-attuned, and ecumenically-minded
United Methodist related seminary. It has a distinguished history
in training clergy for The United Methodist Church and other
Protestant denominations in the United States and throughout the
world. It is also a center of ecumenical scholarship and social
action, educating students to make a dynamic impact on the world as
pastors, professors, thought leaders, and change agents. Among the
defining features of Drew Theological School are its global
orientation; its diversity of faculty, staff, and students; and its
innovative program offerings including prison education, immersive
treks, the Theo Community Garden, and hosting the Green Seminary
Initiative. The Theological School also partners with the
University’s Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the
Religion and Global Health Forum, and The United Methodist Archives
and History Center at Drew.
About Drew University
Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes
the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the
Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a
beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small
town close to New York City.
It has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 students and has 136
full-time faculty members, 96% of whom hold the terminal degree in
their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer master’s
and doctoral degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in
40 disciplines and offers 19 dual-degree programs.
Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree,
Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose,
sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an
experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy
opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana
Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), the Drew Summer
Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well
as seven New York City semesters and several international study
The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies offers a wide array of
distinctive and flexible advanced degree programs designed to meet
the needs of almost any busy schedule. All programs are based on
Drew’s renowned commitment to faculty-student mentorship,
opportunities for out-of-the-classroom experiential learning, and
facilitating a robust intellectual community.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal
Following federal and state requirements, a candidate must provide
proof of eligibility to work in the United States, if selected for
This position is subject to a background check.