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Candler at Emory University provides an uncommonly rewarding work environment. People are drawn to work here to enrich and change lives. They are attracted by the opportunity to participate in the community life of a top-ranked university. Emory ranks as the third-largest private employer in the metro Atlanta area. Candler students may seek internships and part-time jobs on campus with various departments and research projects.

Current Openings

Associate Professor, Black Church Studies

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a Director of its Black Church Studies program.  The appointment will be at the level of Associate Professor with tenure, with the possibility of appointment as Professor with tenure in extraordinary cases.  The position will begin in Fall 2018.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
 
The successful candidate will have an established publishing and research portfolio related to the study of African American religious experiences. The research portfolio should also be connected to a theological discipline, including but not limited to church and community, Biblical studies, ethics, history, theology, or religious education.  The director will have a demonstrated ability to provide leadership and future direction for Candler’s long-standing program in Black Church Studies and its related certificate program, including well-established co-curricular activities on and off campus. In consultation with colleagues, the director will set an agenda at Candler for further research and study on African American religious experiences. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and to situate research and teaching within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. An established record of service to African American students and/or African American religious communities is preferred.
 
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, MRL, MTS, and DMin program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching the introduction to Black Church Studies course as well as courses in her or his area of specialization. The appointee will have a regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. It is expected that the individual participate in the Ph.D. program of 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. Candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene) are encouraged to apply.

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation. 

Candidates should apply online at:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=74589br

by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to:  Director of Black Church Studies Search, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to rwpolle@emory.edu. Direct any questions to Dr. Susan Hylen, Search Chair, at susan.hylen@emory.edu.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
 

About Candler School of Theology
Candler School of Theology at Emory University prepares real people to make a real difference in the real world. An intellectually vital, internationally distinguished, and intentionally diverse university-based school of theology, its mission is to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church’s ministries throughout the world. Candler is dedicated to expanding knowledge of religion and theology, deepening spiritual life, strengthening the public witness of the churches, and building upon the breadth of Christian traditions, particularly the Wesleyan heritage, for the positive transformation of the church and the world. It is one of 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church, with an enrollment of nearly 500 students representing 39 denominations and more than 8,000 alumni worldwide.

About Emory University
Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.


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Assistant Professor in Catholic Studies

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Catholic Studies. The position will begin in Fall 2018. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 31, 2017.
 
The successful candidate will have a research focus that substantively relates to Catholic Studies but may be rooted in a number of disciplines, including but not limited to theology, liturgical studies, Hispanic studies, sociology of religion, or religious education. In addition, the candidate will demonstrate the capacity to design and direct the emerging Catholic Studies program at Candler. Experience with Latino/a/x communities is encouraged. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate research and teaching within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential, as is attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity.
 
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, and DMin program. The appointee will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in her or his area of specialization as courses in Catholic Studies within the individual's disciplinary interests. The appointee will have a regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program and demonstrate an ability to pursue a research and publication agenda that would equip the individual 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.
 
Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.
 
Candidates should apply online at:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=74587br

by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to: Catholic Studies Search, c/o Ms. Robyn Pollette, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, or email documents in Microsoft Word or PDF to rwpolle@emory.edu. Direct any questions to Dr. Rex D. Matthews, Search Chair, at rex.matthews@emory.edu.

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Candler School of Theology
Candler School of Theology at Emory University prepares real people to make a real difference in the real world. An intellectually vital, internationally distinguished, and intentionally diverse university-based school of theology, its mission is to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church’s ministries throughout the world. Candler is dedicated to expanding knowledge of religion and theology, deepening spiritual life, strengthening the public witness of the churches, and building upon the breadth of Christian traditions, particularly the Wesleyan heritage, for the positive transformation of the church and the world. It is one of 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church, with an enrollment of nearly 500 students representing 39 denominations and more than 8,000 alumni worldwide.

About Emory University
Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.


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Program Coordinator for Faculty Support and the Doctor of Ministry

The Program Coordinator for Faculty Support and the Doctor of Ministry is responsible for supporting faculty in administrative and education services and program coordination for Candler’s Doctor of Ministry.  This list provides additional details of the position.

Faculty Support and Education Services:

  • Assists the Supervisor of Faculty Support Services to provide expertise for faculty in deploying educational technologies for research and in the classroom.  
  • Provides advanced assistance for faculty queries involving common software and online applications in the academic setting (e.g., Word processing, publication, spreadsheet, presentation, Acrobat) to researching, identifying, and arranging training for advanced software and online technologies that could enable faculty to extend their work in their research and pedagogy in new directions.  
  • Provides direct support for faculty in day-to-day needs for classroom and research including travel arrangements, scheduling of advising sessions and alternative exam times, distributing graded materials, developing appropriate classroom materials, and assisting with document preparation and editing.
  • Assists the Supervisor of Faculty Support Services with International Initiatives, including international payments, support for international faculty and students, securing visas, and compiling reports and surveys from Candler and international students and faculty.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Program Coordination:

  • Coordinates program and related activities including: establishing long-term objectives, researching factors that may impact the success of the program, developing promotional materials/venues, managing related databases, and establishing/forecasting budget requirements.
  • Develops work plans to accomplish objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.
  • Monitors expenditures and prepares financial reports; may assist in identifying funding resources and in developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.
  • Prepares operational and statistical reports to assist in effective decision-making.
  • Writes or develops reports, briefings, newsletters, promotional materials, grants or other written materials related to the program.
  • Conducts research and gathers accurate information to develop various publications.
  • Assists in developing and coordinating program related conferences, conventions, meetings, and other event planning.
  • May supervise staff, interns and/or volunteers.  
  • Communicates with faculty, staff, and students related to DMin program.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

The preferred qualifications of the Program Coordinator include but are not limited to the following:

  • Excellent oral, interpersonal skills, and writing/editing skills.
  • Wide knowledge of educational policies and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of office productivity and educational technology.
  • Familiarity with programs of theological education, the mission of Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and The United Methodist Church.
  • Ability to initiate projects and creative proposals as a self-starter who values and seeks collaboration.
  • Ability to multitask while continuing to meet deadlines.
  • Effective and efficient use of Microsoft Office products and file sharing software, such as Box.com.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Primary duties are organizing, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: establishing long-term operational objectives, researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input into the development of strategic plans. Develops work plans to accomplish program goals and objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement. Conducts research and gathers information to develop various publications. Develops promotional materials which may include content for reports, briefings, newsletters, grants or other written information related to the program. Assists in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings. Monitors expenditures and may participate in the budget planning process and prepare financial reports. May assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives. Prepares operational and statistical reports. Conducts training, represents the program at meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups. May supervise assigned project staff, interns and/or volunteers. Performs related responsibilities as required. This is not an administrative support position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Candidates should apply online at:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25066&siteid=5043#jobDetails=638979_5043

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Candler School of Theology
Candler School of Theology at Emory University prepares real people to make a real difference in the real world. An intellectually vital, internationally distinguished, and intentionally diverse university-based school of theology, its mission is to educate faithful and creative leaders for the church’s ministries throughout the world. Candler is dedicated to expanding knowledge of religion and theology, deepening spiritual life, strengthening the public witness of the churches, and building upon the breadth of Christian traditions, particularly the Wesleyan heritage, for the positive transformation of the church and the world. It is one of 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church, with an enrollment of nearly 500 students representing 39 denominations and more than 8,000 alumni worldwide.

About Emory University
Emory University is known for its demanding academics, outstanding undergraduate experience, highly ranked professional schools and state-of-the-art research facilities. Emory encompasses nine academic divisions as well as The Carter Center, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and Emory Healthcare, Georgia’s largest and most comprehensive health care system.


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