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Professor Position (open rank), Methodist and Wesleyan Studies

Candler School of Theology
Atlanta, Georgia
Date posted
Oct 10, 2023

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

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in Methodist and Wesleyan Studies. Rank is open. The successful candidate will begin work in the fall semester of 2024. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by November 1, 2023.

The search is open to scholars whose research focuses on any branch of the Methodist and Wesleyan tradition. It is also open to scholars whose primary academic training is in any discipline related to Methodist and Wesleyan Studies, including both historical and theological approaches. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate Methodist and Wesleyan Studies within the context of a research university is essential. Also essential is a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, age, gender, sexuality, and theological perspective.

The person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, MRL, and DMin programs. The appointee will have regular faculty rotation in the school’s Contextual Education program. The ability to contribute to Candler’s offerings in Methodist History and Doctrine is desirable. Appointees with a substantial research and publication agenda can apply to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University. In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community. 


People from underrepresented groups—including women, racial/ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+ persons, people with disabilities, and veterans—are strongly encouraged to apply, as are candidates affiliated with Wesleyan traditions (e.g., AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene, GMC, and UMC).     


Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three people who can serve as confidential references.


Candidates should apply online at Please direct any questions to Dr. Joel M. LeMon, chair of the search committee (


Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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