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
Materials should be submitted electronically to https://www.google.com/url?q=https://drew-university.oasisrecruit.com/job/345943/assistant-professor-of-the-history-of-christianities&source=gmail&ust=1639080674976000&usg=AOvVaw0SwHzKM_uDwsZe8wRML3wy">https://drew-university.oasisrecruit.com/job/345943/assistant-professor-of-the-history-of-christianities.
Inquiries may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr.
Stephen Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.