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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

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

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

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