Tenure Track Position Faculty Search - The Dirk Romeyn Professor of Metro-Urban Ministry - October 2014
The New Brunswick Theological Seminary invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position with a specialization in Urban Ministry. The primary focus of this position will be teaching courses in Urban Ministry and to train students for transformational leadership to the global church.
Responsibilities include teaching urban ministry courses, classical discipline courses, academic advisement and faculty committee work. Depending on expertise, an additional administrative position may be negotiated, as well as inauguration into the endowed chair associated with the position. Preference will be given to candidates who have significant ministry and teaching experience. A terminal degree in fields related to urban ministry, ethics, church and society, sociology of religion, practical theology or urban planning is strongly preferred. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Must be an active member of a local congregation and willing to embrace anti-racist practices.
Successful candidates will be creative in their approach to urban ministry education and work well within a collaborative learning environment. Candidates should be able to begin full time employment in the fall of 2015.
New Brunswick Theological Seminary was founded more than 230 years ago - the first Protestant seminary established in North America. Our dedication to providing rigorous and accessible training for a diverse community of students has made us the institution of choice for those who demand an exceptional seminary education, a flexible academic schedule and the sustenance of a spiritually rich community.
Although New Brunswick Theological Seminary is a teaching institution of the Reformed Church in America, the Seminary considers it a privilege and a responsibility to train persons from many other denominations for ministry. As a result, NBTS' faculty and student body reflect the rich diversity of God's whole people.
An ecumenical and urban institution, NBTS offers distinguished academic training for our present and future American mosaic. Students come from a wide variety of careers and backgrounds, bringing with them rich experiences in faith and life. Our innovative curriculum provides the context in which all this diversity of ethnicity, culture, denominations and experience can be expressed in a single conversation: an educative process which values each person's calling and gifts.
Our Professors take a personal interest in their students, understanding that preparation for ministry involves more than classroom instruction. A blending of high standards in traditional academics and in community analysis and public theology rests upon a foundation of an action-reflection model of theological engagement. Committed to excellence in ministry, the Faculty teaches with passion and creativity, encourages active critical thinking, and practices ongoing self-reflection in its work together and with students. The result is an unparalleled educational opportunity for the women and men who will lead the church in an increasingly complex and pluralistic context.
Especially welcome are applications from those who bring diverse ethnic, racial, and international perspectives to their teaching, scholarship, and Christian faith.
Interested parties should email a cover letter and vitae by February 1, 2015 to Dr. Willard W. C. Ashley, Sr., firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Ashley serves as the Dean of the Seminary and Associate Professor of Practical Theology, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, 35 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901.