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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

American Religious History

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in American Religious History beginning Fall 2017. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 21, 2016.

The successful candidate will have a research focus on American religious history in any period. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate American Christianity within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is also highly desirable. 

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 programs. The appointee will be responsible for an introductory course in the history of Christianity and will have regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program. Appointees will have a research and publication agenda to equip them 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. 

Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).

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

Candidates should apply online at

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:  Search Committee in American Religious History, c/o Brenda Roberts, Manager, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.  Recommenders and institutions may also send files as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments to emails to Direct any questions to Dr. Ted A. Smith, Search Chair, at

Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Job Posting #65236BR

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Associate Director, Career Services

Posting number: 63477BR

The Associate Director, Career Services administers career services support, manages student employment, and shares short-term financial advising responsibilities with Financial Aid staff.  The Associate Director, Career Services is part of the Office of Student Programming staff and reports to the Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation, who oversees the overall work of the Office of Student Programming.  She or he maintains effective working relationships with Candler’s deans and faculty; with staff of the Offices of Admissions and Financial Aid; Development and Alumni Relations; Contextual Education; and various program offices; and with Emory University offices related to career services and student employment.

Principal Duties

The expectations for and responsibilities of the Associate Director, Career Services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Career Services

  • Serve as primary point of contact, representing School of Theology, for employers (except United Methodist Church annual conferences or United Methodist Church agencies and churches), career services programs, students, and alumni
  • Foster professional connections, relationships and opportunities for students through outreach to city, regional and national employers
  • Coordinate all major recruiting and other career events and programs for students and Candler alumni (except United Methodist Church annual conferences and United Methodist Church agencies and churches)
  • Develop, vet and maintain all current job, non-Candler internship, and fellowship opportunities in Candler’s online job management system
  • Serve as liaison with Emory University’s Career Center for resources available to Candler students and alumni
  • Track student and employer activities; develop and manage system for recording outcomes data
  • Advise students on professional development opportunities, career planning, search processes and tools, holding regular appointment hours and weekly walk-in hours
  • Plan and execute educational programming on career tools and skills
  • Consult and collaborate with Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation and other academic and program staff (Methodist Studies, Black Church Studies, Baptist Studies, Episcopal Studies, Women, Theology and Ministry, Religious Education, Contextual Education, MTS Program) on vocational discernment resources for students
  • Work collaboratively with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to cultivate alumni employers, alumni mentors, and other key relationships necessary to effectively resource the program

Student Employment

  • Solicit and process hiring requests from faculty and staff
  • Advertise and recruit for on-campus positions using Monster Track and other appropriate means
  • Process hiring paperwork and hire students using the OPUS online hire system for 80 to 100 student employees
  • Provide training documentation for students on use of Time and Attendance system
  • Serve as primary time keeper for Candler’s student employees and ensure correction of errors prior to each bi-weekly payroll reconciliation
  • Provide regular reports to supervisors regarding hours worked by student employees
  • Seek budgetary authorization from and provide regular reports to Candler’s dean on student worker budget
  • Track student earnings on a bi-weekly basis to ensure budget compliance; notify student employees and supervisors when budgeted amount nears depletion
  • Ensure compliance with all Emory University policies and federal laws related to Federal Work Study positions, including solicitation of supervisor evaluations for student employees at the end of each academic year or at the termination of a student’s employment period
  • Serve as liaison with the Emory University Student Employment office, HR Data Services, and Payroll

Financial Advising

  • Provide individual financial advising for approximately one-half of first year Master of Divinity cohort early in the fall semester as part of the Faith and Finance program

The above statements are intended to describe the work of the Associate Director, Career Services.  This document is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of the personnel so classified.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor’s-level degree.  Four years’ experience in career planning and placement or a related field. 

Preferred Qualifications

A master’s level degree in business, higher education, counseling or similar; seven to ten years’ experience in career services, development, marketing, or counseling.  Excellent computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel) and excellent database management skills.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated leadership skills.  Excellent organizational skills with the ability to attend to details.  Sensitivity to the issues of vocational discernment.  Appreciation for the nature of ministry (ordained and non-ordained).  Familiarity with programs of theological education, the mission of Candler School of Theology, the church and the academy.

Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.

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Assistant Director of Admissions

Job Description:  Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating recruitment strategies and activities for a professional school.  Attends recruitment functions and maintains contact with prospective students, candidates and recruiting contacts.  May coordinate admission programs for one or more student groups such as prospects, already accepted, alumni, internationals, or transfers.  Reviews applications for admission, provides comments, and assigns an admission rating to each application.  Recommends which applicants to accept, refer, reject, or put on the waiting list.  May participate in coordinating alumni volunteer activities to enhance student recruitment.  Assists in planning and implementing special student recruitment events.  Conducts information sessions and tours for visiting students and parents.  Answers questions concerning admission, housing, financial aid, academic departments and the University in general.  Performs related responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications:  A bachelor’s degree and three years of college admission or recruiting experience in a university or business environment or related experience.  Effective public speaking skills.

Candler School of Theology Preferred Qualifications:  Earned theological degree. Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong presentation, listening, written, and verbal communication skills.  Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and a drive toward completion of goals. Collaborative team player with the ability to work in a high-stress, deadline-driven environment.  Demonstrated understanding of enrollment strategies and market research.  Excellent computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel) and database management, including CRM, skills.  Sensitivity to the issues of vocational discernment.  Appreciation for the nature of the ordained ministry and the ministry of the laity.  Familiarity with programs of theological education, the mission of Candler School of Theology, and the Church. 

At the direction of the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, the Assistant Director of Admissions will implement a comprehensive recruitment strategy for assigned territories and/or academic programs to meet enrollment and revenue objectives for fall, spring, and summer enrollment periods. This will include:

  • Proactively building rapport with prospective students, helping them to define their objectives, and understand the Candler resources available to help them meet their objectives
  • Timely and effective response to prospective student queries at all stages of the recruitment funnel;
  • Outreach to and information sharing with prospects throughout the recruitment cycle, through email, telephone, paper, and personal contacts to generate applications and increase enrollment yields;
  • Travel to colleges, universities, and conferences to meet with prospective students and influencers;
  • Extending hospitality and make presentations at on- campus recruitment events (day, evening, and weekend) and to influencers of prospective students;
  • Arranging in person, telephone, and virtual meetings between prospective students and faculty, program directors, current students, and alumni;
  • Review of applications and recommendation of admissions decisions using established evaluation criteria;
  • Review of applications for scholarship and recommendation of awards using established evaluation criteria;
  • Tracking recruitment activities and results, generating related reports and meeting performance metrics by established deadlines;
  • Evaluating recruitment activities, responding to customer and supervisor feedback and adjusting performance accordingly.

The above statements are intended to describe the work expected of the Assistant Director of Admissions.  This document is not intended as an exhaustive list of all responsible duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.

The Assistant Director of Admissions reports to the Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.  He/she maintains an effective working relationship with the school’s Dean, staff of the Candler Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, Development, and Student Programming Offices, staff and faculty of the Candler School of Theology, alumni, campus ministers, and other influencers of prospective theological students.

Qualified candidates should apply online at

Job Requisition ID 63933BR

Please apply by August 15, 2016.

Emory University is an EEO/AA employer.

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Senior Program Coordinator

Job Description: Designs, implements, and coordinates operational facets of a specific program. Develops strategic plans and objectives that ensure the program's continued success, and develops evaluation methods to assess outcomes. Conducts program research and ensures that the preparation of mandatory operational, statistical, and financial reports are accurate and factual, and that all reports comply with federal and state regulations and/or institutional policies. Designs training programs and materials, conducts training sessions, and represents the program at various conferences, meetings, or seminars. May plan, administer, or monitor the program's budget and/or grants, and conduct financial forecasting for the program. May develop fundraising programs, including researching and identifying funding sources, and writing and submitting grant proposals. Serves as a liaison to and interacts with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program; may write and present speeches. Maintains complete and accurate program records. May serve on or chair various University committees. May supervise program staff, interns, and/or volunteers. Performs related responsibilities as required. *This is an Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid a salary on a monthly basis and are not eligible to receive overtime pay.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in a field related to specified program areas and five years related program management experience, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

Preferred Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree.  Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office products and data management software, such as Oracle PeopleSoft, Slate as well as Compass. Supervisory experience.  Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills and a drive toward completion of goals.  Collaborative team player with the ability to work in a high-stress, deadline-driven environment.  Evidence of problem solving capability.  Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening, written, and verbal communication.  Excellent organization skills with the ability to tend to details.  Appreciation for the nature of the ordained ministry, the ministry of the laity, and the mission of Candler School of Theology. 

Qualified candidates should apply online at

Job Requisition ID 63932BR

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