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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

Executive Assistant to the Dean

Job Description
To be considered for this position please submit a Cover Letter.

The Executive Assistant to the Dean is responsible for the administrative functions of the office. This list provides additional details of the position.

The Executive Assistant:

  1. Sets and maintains the calendar for the dean with careful attention to and anticipation of the explicit and implicit expectations of the dean’s time and presence.
  2. Maintains all Dean’s Office files and fulfills archiving responsibilities with Emory.
  3. Provides appropriate support materials for each appointment during the day.
  4. Gathers documents, participates in drawing agendas for meetings, communicates with all members re arrangements and attends / takes Minutes of Faculty meetings, Personnel and Academic Policy Committee meetings, and Dean’s Council meetings.
  5. Serves as a member of the Candler Program Council.
  6. Processes faculty and staff salary letters on an annual basis (in July).
  7. Gathers Candler Faculty Reports on annual basis.
  8. Coordinates the collection of Candler data and data entry for annual Association of Theological Schools reports.
  9. Coordinates the collection of Candler data biannually for the Ministerial Education Fund Formula for The United Methodist Church.
  10. Supports the dean’s role / responsibilities as a senior administrative official of the larger university and works extensively with other executive assistants at Emory.
  11. Supports the dean as Emory’s Church Relations Officer.
  12. Coordinates visits of individuals and groups to Candler.
  13. Facilitates the dean’s responsibility with regard to faculty: personal / professional concerns, tenure, promotion, review, retirement, emeritus status.
  14. Works closely with Candler Development operation to coordinate and foster alumni, friend and donor relations.
  15. Supports the dean’s commitments and responsibilities outside Candler and Emory.
  16. Provides itinerary and background documents for all travel.
  17. Submits all of the dean’s travel and local expense receipts for reimbursement.
  18. Works closely with Chief Business Officer and Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs regarding administrative matters of the school.
  19. Recruits and supervises student workers that support the work of the Executive Assistant and the Dean’s Office.
  20. Coordinates some social events and handles special projects for the dean and the school.
  21. Helps compile the dean’s annual report.
  22. Checks Minutes of various Candler governing bodies to insure expectations of the dean’s office are fulfilled.
  23. Generates correspondence as requested.
  24. Maintains a current CV, bio, and picture of the dean for distribution to those who need it.
  25. Maintains details of Candler’s art collection.
  26. Coordinates art installations.
  27. Approves meetings and events to take place in the dean’s conference room.

The qualifications of the Executive Assistant include but are not limited to the following:

  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
  • 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 under pressure.
  • Effective and efficient use of Microsoft Exchange calendaring functions and Microsoft Office software and file sharing software, such as Box.com.
  • Ability to maintain confidences.
  • Experience in supervising other staff.

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by Candler’s Executive Assistant to the Dean. These are not intended to be exhaustive of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Provides administrative support to the highest level of administration within the organization, primarily consisting of board-approved or reviewed executives and central senior academic and administrative deans reporting to the Provost or Dean of the School of Medicine.
  • Examples are limited to a Dean of a College or School, Vice President, President or Chief Executive Officer of an affiliate, etc.
  • Handles meeting and conference logistics; prepares and monitors budgets and project proposals; researches and compiles information for reports and presentations, including chart and graph preparation; manages office preparations.
  • Maintains calendar for one or several executives and ensures appropriate preparation for daily activities; may coordinate domestic or foreign travel arrangements.
  • Reviews incoming correspondences to executive and forwards appropriately or, based on a knowledge of recipient's views, may respond for them.
  • Leads meetings addressing specific operational issues and develops recommendations and action plans towards their resolution.
  • Assists in the administration and interpretation of policies and procedures for the organization and department.
  • May supervise and schedule clerical and secretarial staff, initiates paperwork for employee transactions, and assists in investigating and resolving employee issues or concerns.
  • May act as a spokesperson for departmental inquiries.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in business administration, communications or a related field and three years of office administration or senior secretarial experience, or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Previous experience with various personal computer software applications. Positions in this classification may require the ability to type or keyboard 60 accurate words per minute.

This position is an exempt role.


Operating Unit/Division
Candler School Of Theology

Full/Part Time
Full-Time

Regular/Temporary
Regular

Minimum Hourly Rate $
23.413462

Midpoint Hourly Rate $
31.298077

Minimum Annual Rate $
48700

Midpoint Annual Rate $
65100

This position involves:
Not Applicable

Candidates should apply online at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5043&areq=76547br   


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Assistant Director, Admission Operations and Communications

Job Description
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Word, MS Excel) and database management skills, preferably with Slate.
  • Experience with Content Management Systems, preferably Cascade, and calendaring systems, like 25Live.
  • 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.
  • 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.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating recruitment strategies 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 group such as prospects, already accepted prospects, alumni, internationals, or transfers.
  • Reviews applications for admission, provides comments, and assigns an admissions 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.

Operating Unit/Division
Candler School Of Theology

Full/Part Time
Full-Time

Regular/Temporary
Regular

Minimum Hourly Rate
$23.413462

Midpoint Hourly Rate
$31.298077

Minimum Annual Rate
$48700

Midpoint Annual Rate
$65100

Additional Job Details
Candler School of Theology Working Job Description: Assists in developing, implementing and evaluating recruitment strategies and activities for a professional school. Uses Client Relationship Management (CRM) database (Slate) and other software to enhance recruitment strategies, manage yield, forecast enrollments and determine efficiency and effectiveness of operations; Oversees expenditures and completes cost/benefit analysis of expenditures. Responsible for managing and reporting on budget. Selects, trains, and oversees student workers to assist with operations, communications and recruitment. Represents school in messaging, by telephone, web and in face-to-face interactions. May coordinate admission programs for one or more student groups, such as prospects, admits, alumni, internationals, or transfers. Assists in planning and implementing 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. Liaise with other Candler and University departments, including but not limited to Communication, Finance, Registrar and other programs

This position involves:
Not Applicable

Candidates should apply online at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5043&areq=74984br   


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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 and will begin in Fall 2018. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 31, 2017.
 
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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Librarian, Pitts Theology Library

Candler School of Theology at Emory University invites nominations and applications for the position of Librarian, Pitts Theology Library. The Librarian reports to the Dean of Candler and is a voting member of the faculty, with the possibility of a named chair, the M. A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography, for those with appropriate credentials.

The Librarian will set the course for the library’s future under the school’s strategic direction, promote the development of its collections (including special collections), create and curate digital collections, and embrace innovation that serves the evolving needs of the library’s users and the theological disciplines. The Librarian will advance the public visibility of the library as a center for scholarship, learning, and vibrant intellectual life. The Librarian will demonstrate effectiveness in leading the staff, supporting professional development, and empowering a creative work environment. The Librarian will build collaborative partnerships with faculty, information technology services, other libraries, and other institutions to promote collection development and open access to scholarly resources. The Librarian serves on the Emory Librarians Cabinet, representing Candler in the larger Emory University system. The Librarian also serves on the Dean’s Council, the senior staff leadership team at Candler.

The successful candidate will demonstrate understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing research libraries in the 21st century. The candidate will have excellent communication skills; strong commitment to customer service; proven ability to lead and work well with others in a highly collaborative and fast-paced environment; competency in collection development, including work with special collections; demonstrated ability to set priorities and implement strategic vision aligned with institutional priorities; and proven capacity to manage budgets, personnel, physical plant, and other resources. The candidate will have a proven record of building strategic programs and partnerships across organizational boundaries. A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent training and experience is required, as is a master’s level degree in theology or religion. Academic expertise in a theological discipline, demonstrated by a PhD, or equivalent experience, is strongly preferred. Five years of administrative experience in a research library is strongly preferred.

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

Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and official transcripts of the highest degrees earned in library science and theology or religion, and three confidential letters of reference.  

Candidates should apply online at:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25066&siteid=5449&areq=70604br

by uploading the letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Transcripts from the granting institution and letters of recommendation, which may be sent as PDF or Word documents, should be directed to:  Search Committee PITTS Theology Librarian, c/o Deborah van der Lande, Faculty Development and Support Services, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322, dvande2@emory.edu. Direct any questions about the position to Dr. Karen Scheib, Search Chair, at karen.scheib@emory.edu 

Review of applications will begin April 30, 2017.

About Pitts Theology Library

Pitts Theology Library is one of the leading theological libraries in North America and is one of Emory University's six instructional libraries. It holds a distinguished collection of theological materials in a beautiful, new 60,000 square-foot facility. With over 610,000 volumes, the library provides unusually rich resources for the Candler School of Theology and Emory University and has attracted international attention for some of its collections.

The primary emphasis in collection development is on materials related to the development of Christian history and thought. The library also acquires materials in contiguous areas that are related to:

  • the interpretation of Jewish and Christian scriptures
  • the history of Christianity
  • Early Judaism
  • the development of Christian theology
  • the practice of Christian life and ministry (e.g., music, sociology, psychology).
  • the history of other religious traditions

While most materials collected are in English, German, French, and Latin, materials in other languages are also acquired as necessary.

The Pitts Library subscribes to more than 1,100 periodicals, with special strength in titles from sub-Saharan Africa, and typically adds over 7,000 volumes to its collections annually. The Special Collections of the library are extensive, including over 130,000 rare or special books and nearly 2,500 linear feet of unpublished archival materials. These collections include:

  • over 3,500 books and several rare manuscripts documenting the history of the Protestant Reformation in Germany to 1570,
  • about 11,000 early North European theological dissertations,
  • about 15,000 works of English and American hymnody and psalmody,
  • over 35,000 books and extensive archival materials related to English religious history from 1660 to 1920, and
  • extensive institutional records of Methodist organizations and of organizations concerned with pastoral care and theological education.

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.

Emory University is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer.


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