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Assistant Professor of the History of Christianities

Drew Theological School
New Jersey, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Religion
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Drew University Theological School invites applications for a tenure-track position in the History of Christianities at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2022. A passion and ability to teach decolonizing approaches to pre-modern and early modern Christian/religious communities and thought will be essential for this position. We seek a versatile, engaging scholar-teacher with a deep ability to mentor masters-level students (MDiv, MATM, MAR, and STM), most of whom are pursuing ministerial vocations in congregations, social advocacy, or chaplaincy; to contribute to our large DMin program; and also to serve as a resource for students in our three PhD programs (Bible and Cultures; Theological and Philosophical Studies in Religion; and Social Ethics). 

The successful candidate will have the capacity to work effectively with an exceptionally diverse student body. Whether team teaching across disciplines in the required MDiv courses or designing innovative electives in their areas of specialization, they will explore approaches to coloniality/decoloniality that include robust engagement with our faculty-shared values: attention to matters of race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality, ecology/ecojustice, and multireligious relationships in their complex intersections with Christian histories. The teaching load for the position is four regular courses distributed over the academic year, plus a fifth course or the equivalent in other forms of mentoring.


Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or ThD in hand. The following application materials are requested: 


    a cover letter explaining how your training, experience, and values equip you to contribute to the life and mission of Drew Theological School, a social-justice committed, globally-oriented, interfaith-attuned, and ecumenically-minded United Methodist seminary a curriculum vitae a statement of your teaching philosophy and research interests contact information for three professional references  


Materials should be submitted electronically to"> Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Stephen Moore ( Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021.


Founded in 1867, Drew Theological School is embedded in Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts institution whose beautiful wooded campus is located in Madison, New Jersey, approximately twenty-five miles from New York City. The Theological School student body has no racial or national majority group. Across all degree programs in Fall 2020 and Fall 2021, Black students and Asian students each represented more than 30% of newly enrolled students, and together constituted more than two-thirds of the entering student population. Almost 60% of entering Black students were citizens of an African nation (eleven countries in all), and more than 80% of entering Asian students were citizens of an Asian nation (seven countries in all).


Drew University includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. The University houses the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center.  


To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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