Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas, Baylor University is the oldest university in Texas and the world's largest Baptist University. Baylor's mission is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as Baylor aspires to become a top tier research university while reaffirming and strengthening its distinctive Christian mission as described in Pro Futuris.
Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty position in the George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Tracking ID#: F010015
POSITION: Assistant to Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures and Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program. The Director of the Doctor of Ministry program and Professor of Christian Scriptures is a tenure track faculty position with primary responsibility for the development and oversight of the D.Min. program and teaching in the seminary's curriculum. The Truett Doctor of Ministry degree combines rigorous theological reflection, sustained attention to social analysis, and creative contributions to the practice of ministry. This position will direct the Doctor of Ministry degree program, which is designed to provide an atmosphere and curriculum that will build on the student's past and continuing experience in ministry by directing the student toward expanded and enhanced competencies in pastoral response and leadership as well as specific ministerial skills by enhancing the student's ability to integrate life and ministry theologically and by guiding the student in disciplined, continuing spiritual growth. This position will also teach one graduate course per semester. The successful candidate will begin directorship and teaching responsibilities in August of 2014.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must hold an earned doctorate in Biblical studies and have a demonstrated capacity for critical reflection. They must possess pastoral experience and be rooted in the Baptist tradition with evidence of active involvement in the life of a congregation. A record of successful administrative leadership in either theological education or the practice of ministry, gifts for teaching and mentoring students, and familiarity with the use of technology in teaching and instructional delivery systems is desired. They should also have a calling to educate doctoral level students for ministry. Teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level and a record of academic publications will be highly valued. Commitment to collegiality with students, staff, faculty, and administration is required. Candidates will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; transcripts and a list of three references in the application process. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The position requires teaching seminary level courses as well as directing the Doctor of Ministry program. Administrative leadership of the D.Min. degree includes program evaluation, design, and direction; recruitment and admissions; curriculum development; mentoring of participants; recruitment and supervision of faculty and mentors; advocacy and public relations; oversight of D.Min. program administrative staff; teaching in the D.Min. and M.Div. programs; creative research and publication; and participation in committees at Truett Seminary and Baylor University as assigned.
RANK AND SALARY: Open (Assistant to Associate Professor), tenure-track, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and will be reviewed until the position is filled. br />
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please Please submit (1) a letter of application describing qualifications for the position, personal faith, teaching philosophy, research agenda, and evidence of commitment to the ministry and the ongoing life of the Church; (2) a current curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three individuals who are willing to write letters of recommendation. Finalists will be required to submit three letters of reference and academic transcripts. Please send all materials to:
Dr. David Garland, Position F010015
George W. Truett Theological Seminary
One Bear Place #97126
Waco, Texas 76798-7126
Materials may be submitted electronically to: David_Garland@Baylor.edu.
To learn more about the above position, the George W. Truett Theological Seminary, and Baylor University, please visit George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Baylor is a Baptist University affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.