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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 second-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:

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 Direct any questions to Dr. Susan Hylen, Search Chair, at

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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