Work at Candler


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 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

Program Coordinator - Public Theological Education


The Office of Public Theological Education (PTE) within Candler School of Theology is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the various initiatives within the department. Under the supervision of the PTE Director, the Program Coordinator’s responsibilities will include managing registration and hospitality for off campus events, creating print and digital media, serving as a liaison to Candler’s Finance Department and Communications Office, maintaining the PTE website, managing social media outlets, and helping to facilitate specific PTE programs such as Courses in the Community and TheoEd Talks. The position will interact closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including the PTE Director, Candler faculty and staff, church leaders, and non-degree seeking students.

  • Organizes, coordinating, and planning operational facets of a program and its related activities which include, but are not limited to the following: establishing long-term operational objectives, researching factors that may impact the success of the program, and working with individuals or groups to research and document program requirements in order to provide appropriate input into the development of strategic plans.
  • Develops work plans to accomplish program goals and objectives and monitors progress toward their achievement.
  • Conducts research and gathers information to develop various publications.
  • Develops promotional materials which may include content for reports, briefings, newsletters, grants or other written information related to the program.
  • Assists in developing and coordinating program-related conferences, conventions, or meetings.
  • Monitors expenditures and may participate in the budget planning process and prepare financial reports.
  • May assist in identifying funding resources and developing fund-raising strategies and initiatives.
  • Prepares operational and statistical reports.
  • Conducts training, represents the program at meetings and conferences, and networks with affiliated groups.
  • May supervise assigned project staff, interns and/or volunteers.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.
  • This is not an administrative support position. 


Bachelor's degree in a field related to the program and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and attention to detail.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Website experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience with Canva, Publisher, or other graphics programs a plus.
  • Experience with professional social media content creation and management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact with staff and faculty at all levels.
  • Business and/or marketing experience a plus.
  • Experience working in ecclesial or academic institutions.
  • Formal theological training a plus.

Candidates should apply online at

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Biblical Studies, Faculty Position (Open Rank)

Job Description

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a cluster hire of up to three positions in Biblical studies to begin in fall 2020. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Associate Professor (tenured), or Professor (tenured).

The successful candidate will have a well-defined research focus within the field of New Testament, Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, or related discipline and will hold a Ph.D. in this field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate Biblical studies within larger ecumenical, multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Scholarly engagement pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with respect to race, gender, and theological perspective. 

The appointees 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. They will have shared responsibility for introductory sequences and 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, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene). 

At this stage, we ask applicants to submit a cover letter and CV only. Candidates’ cover letters should include a brief statement about their experience and approach to teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds. Candidates should apply online at by uploading the letter of interest and curriculum vitae. Inquiries to Dr. Ted Smith, Search Chair, at Complete applications must be submitted by September 15, 2019 to ensure review.

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