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Assistant or Associate Professor of Practical Theology (Tenure-track or Tenured)

George W. Truett Theological Seminary
Waco, Texas
Dependent on job experience
Posted Date
Aug 28, 2023

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

Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary seeks an Assistant or Associate Professor of Practical Theology (Tenure–track or Tenured) who can start August 1, 2024. Details for this position can be found at

Responsibilities: Candidates are expected to have an established (or proposed) research agenda. Candidates should have the capacity to teach courses in the area of Practical Theology, primarily in the areas of Youth, Student, and Family Ministry. The candidate may also be asked to teach in the areas of Pastoral Care or Spiritual Formation. Applicants are encouraged to review Truett’s catalog and course descriptions ( Candidates will also be expected to serve the academic unit and the university through various committee assignments. Service to the wider community is also appreciated.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess an earned research doctorate, such as a Ph.D., Th.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D., in an appropriate field of study no later than December 31, 2023. Candidates must have an established (or proposed) research agenda. Prior classroom and ministry experience will be valued highly. Preference will be given to those with an M.Div. Additionally, candidates must be committed to the Baptist or baptistic tradition (i.e., those who affirm and practice believer’s baptism and a believer’s church) with evidence of active involvement in church life. This position requires residence within range of the Waco campus and cannot be performed remotely.

About Truett Seminary: Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary exists to equip God-called people for gospel ministry in and alongside Christ’s Church by the power of the Holy Spirit. Truett’s main campus is housed at Baylor University in Waco, and additional campuses serve students in Houston and San Antonio. Truett supports and celebrates both women and men for ordained ministry, has established a Black Church Studies program, and offers various Masters degrees in Christian Ministry, Theological Studies, Sports Ministry, and Contextual Witness alongside the traditional M.Div. degree. Joint degrees are available in Business, Education, Law, Music, and Social Work. The seminary also offers the Doctor of Ministry degree and a Ph.D. in Preaching. Truett aspires to be a leader in the training of thoughtful, faithful Christian ministers for a twenty-first century church and world. Candidates are encouraged to review Truett’s website for information about the seminary’s identity, vision, and mission, the Wesley House of Studies program, and the seminary catalog:

About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while giving faculty and staff a chance to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Application Instructions: Please submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a curriculum vitae, and a transcript of your highest earned degree through Interfolio. Candidates may subsequently be asked to provide a philosophy of teaching statement, written responses to specific questions, letters of reference, and additional transcripts. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning on October 1, 2023. Applications will be received until finalists are selected, but not later than November 15, 2023. Questions concerning this position may be directed to Dr. Andrew Arterbury, search committee chair (

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