Gordon Conwell: Faculty position in Church and Ministry (Open rank)


Position Summary

Gordon-Conwell announces a tenure track, open-rank position in the area of Church and Ministry with the primary location at the South Hamilton campus. While the program is residential, teaching will also include online teaching and may include occasional teaching at one or more of the other campuses and programs. Responsibilities include teaching six courses a year (three credits each), research and publication, service on committees, participation in the life of the seminary with activities like advising, mentoring/discipling, and attendance at all required meetings.

The candidate should demonstrate capacity for exemplary teaching and commitment to research and writing. They must also be invested in intentional evangelism and discipleship, show a deep commitment to the local church, and display genuine personal faith.

Academic Experience

The applicant should hold a post-graduate degree in a theological field (biblical studies, theology, church history, homiletics, practical theology). While a PhD is preferred, a DMin will also be considered in tandem with a strong publication record and extensive ministry experience. It is vital that the candidate’s background includes at least 10 years of pastoral experience, along with graduate theological training (MDiv preferred).

Significant Pastoral Ministry Experience

The applicant should have proven pastoral experience as well as the ability to teach a pastoral ministry course. In addition, the seminary is interested in someone who has expertise in at least one of the following areas: discipleship and evangelism, church planting, revitalization, and congregational development. The candidate is also expected to demonstrate strong communication skills, especially preaching, as well as willingness to represent the seminary by preaching in local churches and connect with pastors in various denominational settings.

Personal Profile

The applicant should be a person of Christian character and be at home in the thoughtful evangelical ethos of Gordon-Conwell. The person,

•    should be manifestly collegial in their relationships, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent various ecclesial traditions.

•    should be able to model pastoral care to an ethnically diverse student body.

•    should be committed to academic excellence, to the spiritual nurturing of students, and to the life of the church.

Persons of color, international scholars, and individuals with bilingual abilities are encouraged to apply.

Classroom Teaching

The applicant must demonstrate competence in both online and in-person teaching modalities. Training in specific digital tools is provided. The expectation is that the professor will teach six courses per year with the primary focus being pastoral ministry, and evangelism and discipleship but the precise teaching responsibilities will be chosen to reflect the particular research and experiential strengths of the professor.

Theological Commitments

Faculty members must concur with the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary, Community Life Statement, and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith.

Beginning Date: July 1, 2022

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Application Process

Please apply through Gordon-Conwell’s Career Center.

Please include these documents in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats:

•    A cover letter addressed to Dr. Mateus de Campos, Dean of the Hamilton campus, explaining your interest in the position, as well as your particular area of expertise within the field of practical theology.

•    A formal CV that includes the names of at least three references.

No hard copy materials, please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee’s initiative. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact Information
Hamilton, Massachusetts
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