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Work at Candler

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

Bandy Chair in Preaching

The Bandy Chair in Preaching represents the central place of preaching in the church and provides a vital link between Candler School of Theology and congregational ministry. The occupant of the Bandy Chair must exhibit excellence in both preaching and teaching with the skills and passion to do both well. She or he must have an established record of published scholarship that makes significant contributions to the field of homiletics and/or a related theological discipline, thereby qualifying her or him to offer doctoral seminars and supervise doctoral dissertations in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion. Such scholarship must be exhibited through books and articles written for professional audiences or through publications and presentations in scholarly guilds such as the Academy of Homiletics. The candidate is expected to be familiar with the emerging field of digital communication and social media and their impact on the traditions and practice of preaching.

The Bandy Professor engages both the school and the churches in critical discussion of homiletics. While the occupant of the chair must understand and work effectively within the context of United Methodism in particular, she or he must also relate well with a variety of denominational traditions. She or he is expected to honor, explore, and teach the theory and practice of preaching in diverse cultural and ecclesial heritages.

The Bandy Professor holds regular faculty responsibilities in the degree programs of the school. She or he is expected to be an active colleague with other faculty; to be a committed and passionate teacher of introductory courses in preaching; and to show creativity in developing advanced homiletics courses in the School of Theology as well as doctoral seminars in the Graduate Division of Religion, depending upon his or her special expertise and interests.

The occupant of the Bandy Chair will hold a Ph.D. degree, will be eligible for rank as a full professor with tenure in Emory University, and will be prepared to teach in the Graduate Division of Religion.

Nominations for the Bandy Chair in Preaching should be sent to Bandy Chair Search, c/o Ms. Brenda Roberts, Manager of Faculty Development, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322. Documents via email in PDF format may be sent to brenda.roberts2@emory.edu.

Nominations received by November 1, 2014, will be given priority.

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


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Multi-Faith Understanding and Cooperation

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a three-year, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Multi-Faith Understanding and Cooperation beginning Fall 2015. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.

The person appointed to this position will be committed to theological education, preparing women and men for ministries in the church and the world. Successful applicants will hold a terminal academic degree (Ph.D. or equivalent). Experience in multi-faith relations and scholarly expertise in at least one non-Christian religion are required. Rank is open.

The person selected for the position will develop and teach two courses per year in multi-faith relations at Candler School of Theology.  Key curricular goal for these courses will be to help students: 1) gain greater theological understanding of the religious commitments of adherents to non-Christian religious traditions; 2) encounter and build relations with leaders from non-Christian religious traditions; and 3) build capacity for using congregations and other community-based assets to create greater understanding and cooperation across deep differences in faith traditions. The successful candidate will also teach in Candler’s Contextual Education Program.

With the support of grant funds, the appointee will also lead multi-faith public programming centered at Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College to: 1) expose civic leaders across the city and region to the wide variety of faith communities and provide them with richly defined sources of information and tools for engagement to increase multi-faith understanding within the sectors they steer; and 2) offer to these leaders, as well as public audiences, a set of opportunities in which they can encounter and interrogate similarities and dissimilarities in beliefs, practices, and commitments. The person selected will also teach one course per year in the Ivan Allen College.

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, nominations, and recommendations may be sent to Multi-Faith Understanding and Cooperation Search, c/o Brenda Roberts, Manager, 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 brenda.roberts2@emory.edu.

Candidates should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned (sent directly to Candler from the granting institution), and three letters of recommendation.  Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2015.

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


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Director of Episcopal Studies

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position as Director of Episcopal Studies beginning Fall 2015. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015.

The person appointed to this position will be committed to theological education, preparing women and men for ministries in the church and the world. A terminal academic degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) is preferred, as is ordination recognized by The Episcopal Church. The candidate should have significant experience in parish life and knowledge of the ecclesial landscape of the Episcopal Church. The field of scholarly specialty is open, as is the rank.

The person selected for the position will teach courses in Episcopal Studies as well as broader cognate disciplines, supporting the curriculum of Candler School of Theology. The appointee will coordinate course offerings for the Episcopal Studies Certificate, provide mentoring to Episcopal students, coordinate the weekly service of liturgy, and provide a pastoral presence in the Candler community. The successful candidate will teach four courses a year, including the Episcopal Studies Contextual Education reflection group, and courses on Episcopal theology, history and polity.  She or he will also provide strategic visioning for growth and development of the Episcopal Studies Program and work with Candler’s Admissions Office to recruit Episcopal students. 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, nominations, and recommendations may be sent to Director of Episcopal Studies Search, c/o Brenda Roberts, Manager, 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 brenda.roberts2@emory.edu.

Candidates should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned (sent directly to Candler from the granting institution), and three letters of recommendation.  Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2015.

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