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The Donald & Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership

Lexington Theological Seminary
Lexington, Kentucky
Rank and salary commensurate with teaching experience
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lexington Theological Seminary


The Donald & Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership

LEXINGTON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY invites applications for the Donald and Lillian Nunnelly Chair in Pastoral Leadership. The successful candidate will hold a terminal degree in their field of study, with preference for degrees in Congregational Studies, Pastoral Leadership, or Practical Theology. The candidate must have significant experience in congregational senior leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or in the United Church of Christ, preferably with deep and extensive experience of congregational life and ordained or equivalent pastoral standing. This is a full-time position that requires residency in the state of Kentucky. The person will teach a three-fourths course load in required and elective courses in the areas of leadership and administration of religious organizations; understanding the nature and dynamics of congregational life and mission; small church life and leadership, particular issues in pastoral leadership (e.g., evangelism, stewardship, revitalization, ethical issues facing congregations, or church starts); and in related courses in the Doctor of Ministry program. The Nunnelly Chair will dedicate a one fourth of the incumbent’s course load serving as a liaison between LTS, students, and the congregations in which students are embedded, and nurturing relationships with congregations and LTS. They will direct the seminary’s accountable ministry site program and collaborate with the Coordinator of the Mentored Ministry Program. All regular faculty at LTS hold appointments on renewable contracts. The Seminary invites applications from underrepresented populations without regard to race, ethnic origin, gender, color, creed, political beliefs, age, sexual orientation or gender fluidity, or nation origin. LTS shall not discriminate against any applicant due to physical or mental disability in regard to a position for which the applicant is otherwise qualified. All applicants will be given full and equal consideration. Rank and salary commensurate with teaching experience. For a fuller job description, please contact Lexington Theological Seminary, the oldest seminary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a congregation-centered, competency-based M.Div. curriculum with two thirds of required and elective courses taught online. Online courses are offered year-round in short formats so that students may begin study in any month. The school is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community as articulated in its strategic imperatives. Further information about LTS is available at our web site ( Send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Loida I. Martell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, at Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Electronic applications only. EOE




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