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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 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

Latina/o/x Studies Professor

Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position in Latina/o/x Studies to begin in the fall of 2022. Appointments can be made at any rank including Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor.

The successful candidate will have a research focus within Latina/o/x Studies that is relevant to theological and religious studies. The discipline is open and includes but is not limited to ethics, sociology of religion, systematic theology, practical theology, preaching, and religious education. The candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in the field by the time of appointment. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate one’s field within larger ecumenical, multi-faith, and global contexts is essential, and explicit scholarly engagement with issues of diversity across lines of gender, race, and culture is highly desirable. All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, gender, age, and theological perspective.

The appointee 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. The appointee 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 or familiar with 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 https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/77808/job by uploading the letter of interest and curriculum vitae. The deadline for the submission of applications is October, 31 2021. Inquiries to Dr. Ian McFarland, Search Chair, at ian.mcfarland@emory.edu.

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Assistant Dean of Methodist Studies

The Candler School of Theology, Emory University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Dean of Methodist Studies. Candler draws faculty and students from over 40 different denominations. Among those in the Wesleyan family are The United Methodist Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the Church of the Nazarene, Methodist churches from countries outside the United States, and others. The Assistant Dean will oversee United Methodist studies, Methodist-related student programming, and church relationships.
 
Responsibilities include coordinating curricular offerings in Methodist Studies and requirements for ordination as elder or deacon; developing programming for students preparing for ordained ministry and other forms of leadership in the United Methodist Church and any successor bodies; overseeing Candler's program of the United Methodist Course of Study, including supervising its director; relating to conferences of the UMC and its successor bodies, especially to boards of ordained ministry and ministerial services; working with students, faculty, and church leaders from denominations in the Wesleyan tradition; and teaching up to two courses per year.
 
Applicants should be ordained elders or deacons in the United Methodist Church, have familiarity with graduate theological education, a commitment to the vocational and spiritual formation of students, and a compelling vision for ways to enhance Candler's overall relationships to the UMC and successor bodies. The Ph.D., or its equivalent, and demonstrated expertise in Methodist Studies is highly desirable. The ability to facilitate collaboration between the different Methodist traditions as well as work within larger ecumenical, multi-faith, and global contexts is essential.  Engagement with issues of diversity across lines of gender, race, and culture is highly desirable.  All applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring a student body that is diverse with respect to race, gender, age, and theological perspective. 
 
The Assistant Dean of Methodist Studies will report directly to the Dean and work closely with the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, the Assistant Dean of Advancement and Alumni Engagement, the Assistant Dean of Admissions, the Assistant Dean of Student Life, the Director of Teaching Parish, and the Director of Candler Foundry. Faculty rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
 
Women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
 
Candidates should apply online at https://faculty-emory.icims.com/jobs/80144/job by uploading a letter of interest outlining their qualifications and a vision for holistic approach to Methodist Studies, a curriculum vitae that includes a list of at least three professional references, and official transcript for the highest degree earned.
 
Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries and/or nominations can be sent to the chair of the search committee,  Dr. Elizabeth W. Corrie, at ecorrie@emory.edu.

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