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Professor of New Testament Interpretation

Position: Professor of New Testament Interpretation
Open rank, full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants for a position in New Testament Interpretation. The candidate will join a Bible faculty that teaches seminary courses, with desired experience, expertise, and competencies for the following areas of work: 1) research focus in the Gospels, 2) readiness to teach Greek, and 3) teaching and mentoring PhD students.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. (or academic equivalent) in New Testament studies, and be committed to the following interlinked foci of research and teaching: 1) the theory and practice of current array of historical critical biblical methods, 2) reading Scripture theologically as it engages with the academy, church, and society, and 3) developing his/her own hermeneutical sophistication such as liberative interpretation and cross-cultural interest. Successful applicants will demonstrate a publishing record and classroom teaching experience with a diverse student body. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process:

Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The seminary welcomes all qualified candidates to apply. Racial/ethnic minority (minoritized) and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Please send application letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (2-page), sample syllabus, sample published article/chapter, and three confidential letters of recommendation (all the above documents in English, as .docx or .pdf files), electronically to the Office of Academic Affairs at faculty.search@garrett.edu. Materials may also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (www.garrett.edu) is a graduate school of theology related to the United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 alumni serve churches and society around the world.

Professor of Worship and Preaching

Position: Professor of Worship and Preaching
Open rank, full-time, tenured or tenure-track appointment, beginning July 1, 2020

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applications for a position in liturgical studies to begin July 1, 2020. The desired candidate will teach courses at the MA, MDiv, DMin and PhD levels; direct MTS and DMin theses/projects and PhD dissertations; serve as a member of faculty committees; participate in the worship life and other public activities of the seminary; and will be required to make a constructive contribution to the institutional and communal life of the seminary. Qualified applicants should hold an earned PhD or equivalent, have experience in teaching worship and preaching at the seminary/graduate level, preferably in a diverse cultural environment, and demonstrated ability to guide student inquiry and research. Applicants should have a record of research and peer-reviewed publication, and regularly participate in and contribute to the work of appropriate professional organizations. Knowledge of and experience with worship in varied cultural and religious backgrounds are also essential for this position. The desired candidate will bring a commitment to the mission and ministry of the Church and concurrence with the seminary’s articulation of its identity and vision. Denominational affiliation is open (although Protestantism is anticipated and preference will be given to non-United Methodists) and ordination to Word and Sacrament preferred. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Process:

Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae (all documents in English, as .docx or .pdf files), electronically to the Office of Academic Affairs at faculty.search@garrett.edu. Materials may also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (www.garrett.edu) is a graduate school of theology related to the United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 alumni serve churches and society around the world.

Faculty Position in Community-Based Education

Faculty Position in Community-Based Education
Rank and title commensurate with degrees and experience. Begins July 1, 2020.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks to make an appointment to an open rank faculty position in Community-Based Education. The person in this position will serve as a faculty member in an area of practical theology, directing and advancing community-based education on all levels in the seminary. The ethos of the position is to connect the needs and strengths of students, the seminary, and the community to each other for the greatest advantage.

A central part of this position is directing the seminary internship program, currently referred to as Field Education. The Field Education program is a core curricular component of the MDiv and other Masters degrees. This position oversees all aspects of the Field Education program, as well as leading the seminary to develop robust curricular and pedagogic models to support the supervision and evaluation of students while they are engaged in community-based education. This work is essential to the formation of students for ministry and community leadership as well as to the integrative nature of various degree programs.

Qualifications required:

  • Doctoral level degree in a practical theology. 
  • Teaching and research in disciplines that inform theories and practices of theological supervision, church leadership, church polity, contextual analysis, contextual ministerial engagement, and/or community-based learning.
  • Professional experience in broad church leadership, community organizing, public ministry, and/or religious leadership in the public arena.
  • Familiarity with varied models of contextual, immersive, experiential, field-based, and competency-based theological education.
  • Knowledge of the structures and ministries of church bodies (local, general, and ecumenical) and inter-faith experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal, written, intercultural and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated excellence in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide variety of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Experience working with persons from diverse social locations and perspectives in relation to matters of culture, class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and theology.

Qualifications preferred:

  • Ordination in the United Methodist Church or other Methodist denomination.

Success factors/job competencies:

  • Dedicated to the formation of theological students, guiding them to maturity in their Christian faith and life, their sense of vocation, and their ability to participate in a community as a Christian.
  • Committed to integrative theological education, especially helping students integrate what they learn in their coursework with their practice of ministry and to develop a structure for continued learning after graduation.
  • Strategic in connecting the faculty to community-based education, including by advising the faculty on how they can engage with the Field Education program and by modifying the Field Education program to serve the curricula of the different degree programs.
  • Adaptable in leading the Field Education program so that it can best provide excellent community-based education while operating within established curricular policies and procedures.
  • Outgoing and excellent at cultivating, building, and retaining relationships on multiple levels internally and externally to the seminary including with students, faculty, staff, administration, and with community leaders both inside and outside of the church.
  • Proven leadership that involves articulating and staying on mission, relating well to those in authority, and being comfortable using authority.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently, including setting budgets, handling correspondence from a wide variety of people, managing direct reports, and attending to a variety of curricular concerns.
  • Knowledge of local congregations and nonprofits in the greater Chicago area.
  • Ability to provide a hospitable environment for all students and other constituents.
  • Ability to keep confidential information about students and other constituents.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Teaches a course load of 4 to 6 credit hours per academic year as assigned by the Academic Dean.
  • Serves on faculty committees where assigned.
  • Serves as the liaison between the Field Education program and the faculty and administration of the seminary.
    • Keeps the faculty and administration informed about Field Education and new trends in community-based education.
  • Leads all aspects of the Field Education program
    • Supervises the Associate Director of Field Education.
    • Interviews students and discerns with them appropriate field placements (teaching sites) in a variety of contexts.
    • Works with and supervises the training of Field Education Site Supervisors and Site Committees.
    • Supervises the selection, training, and assessing of Field Education Peer Group Facilitators.
    • Serves as a Peer Group Facilitator for Field Education.
    • Evaluates the work and learning of interns, site supervisors, site committees, and Peer Group Facilitators.
    • Attends to, intervenes, and works to resolve difficult or crisis situations in the Field Education Program.
    • Participates in regular and special meetings and orientations that support all aspects of Field Education.
    • Visits potential and existing community sites to assure the quality of community-based education available there.
    • Periodically assesses, revises, and adapts aspects of the Field Education Program and implements changes.
    • Advocates for students throughout the internship process.
    • Prepares an annual budget proposal for the Field Education Program.
    • Develops and writes grant proposals for improvement and innovation in the Field Education Program.
    • Participates in the regular institutional and educational assessment of the Field Education program in light of the Association of Theological Schools criteria.
    • Represents Garrett-Evangelical at the Association of Theological Field Educators and the Association of United Methodist Theological Field Educators.
  • Serves as the Clinical Pastor Education Coordinator for the seminary.
  • Collaborates with other Garrett departments as appropriate to support students and programs (e.g. Academic Affairs, Student Matters, Student Life, Financial Aid, Development).

Application Process:

Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The seminary welcomes all qualified candidates to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, cv, and two letters of recommendation (one that speaks to the applicant’s academic ability and one that speaks to the applicant’s ability as a leader in ministry) to faculty.search@garrett.edu (Attn: Ms. Liz Lwanga). Materials may also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (www.garrett.edu) is a graduate school of theology related to the United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 alumni serve churches and society around the world.

Instructional Technologist

ABOUT US

Located on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary offers rigorous, intellectually challenging academics paired with a commitment to intentional spiritual formation that trains the mind, body, and spirit. Through a diverse curriculum, students are stretched theologically and exposed to new models of ministry that equips them for ministry in the 21st century.

Founded in 1853, Garrett serves the church, the academy, and the world by preparing public theologians and scholars. We equip our students to proclaim the good news of the Gospel, to foster deep spirituality in the lives of others, to serve with cultural competence and commitment to racial equity, and to lead transformative change for the wellbeing of all persons and creation.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Instructional Technologist reports to the Director of Technology and supports faculty, staff, and graduate students in the effective use of instructional technology. Through workshops, seminars, and custom training sessions, the Instructional Technologist delivers hands-on instruction on technical capabilities as well as best practices when using instructional technology in courses. They assist faculty in building and maintaining online, hybrid, and web-enhanced courses and train educators on using tools embedded in the Learning Management System (LMS), as well as multimedia production and collaboration tools, and implement course designs, revisions, and assist with course setup. They advise and run projects related to audio/visual and other technology needs on campus. The Instructional Technologist will also explore new technologies relevant to the online classroom and keep up with pedagogy to lead professors in creating engaging course materials.

The Instructional Technologist should have strong familiarity with and experience with a LMS such as Moodle, Canvas, or other modern LMS. Self-direction, attention to detail, and organizational skills are important to this position. The Instructional Technologist will track, prioritize, and follow up on multiple projects to ensure they are completed accurately, and that issues are resolved quickly. The Instructional Technologist should also have excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for helping others resolve issues, and a desire to work in a fast-paced team environment.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelors' degree required.
  • 4 - 10 years of prior experience in instructional technology.
  • Prior theological higher education experience is important with a proven record and ability to support and communicate with faculty, staff, and students about educational technology.
  • Faculty and staff relationship building skills, consensus-building skills, and ability to establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to perform duties with accuracy, and confidentiality.
  • Proficient with web conferencing tools (e.g. Zoom, Skype, BlueJeans).
  • Proficient with G Suite for Education.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft stack including Teams.
  • Proficient with learning management systems (e.g. Moodle, Canvas).
  • Proficient in social media and how to effectively integrate it into course pedagogy.
  • Proficient in editing video.
  • Knowledgeable of effective practices for blended and online learning.
  • Must have a sound understanding of instructional design best practices, learning management systems, content authoring, learning object creation, and integrating technology requirements into syllabi.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience with classroom workflows and technologies.
  • Strong technical understanding of enterprise-level systems that support teaching and learning (curriculum management, evaluation, assessment, etc.)
  • Proven record of the ability to communicate with and influence key stakeholders in the educational arena including; deans, degree directors, course instructors, academic directors, and other educational professionals across the institutional setting.
  • Self-managed, proactive work style.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple issues simultaneously.
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED

  • Master’s degree in Education or Instructional Design and Technology.
  • Experience with the Jenzabar J1/EX Student Information System.
  • Experience teaching courses in a university setting.
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro, Skype, Zoom, Google Hangouts, GoTo Meetings, and Moodle.
  • Experience with Crestron control systems or other AV control systems.
  • Fluency in Spanish.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with faculty, staff, and students to set school strategies for creating distinctive and innovative educational experiences using technology both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Maintain active connections with peer and industry partners to stay apprised of new and emerging academic technologies in a way that directly informs innovation and investments in education. Build relationships with curricular leadership and teaching faculty to support and further develop an institutional vision for educational technologies.
  • Provide leadership for, and be responsible for, implementing technology that helps develop innovative course content and new teaching and learning experiences.
  • Provide leadership for the deployment of tools, solutions, and platforms needed for these distinctive educational experiences.
  • Collaborate with departments on existing and/or needed investments to technology and related staffing to develop a comprehensive school-wide model for technology base-line and staffing.
  • Promote and support teaching and learning innovations at Garrett; actively serve as an advisor to faculty, students, and staff on best practices for integrating technology into teaching and learning and propose solutions for the same.
  • Provide one-to-one user support for instructional technologies (e.g., consultations, help tickets, etc).
  • Help create and maintain communication channels for campus-wide discussions of learning technologies.
  • General awareness of business issues as they impact overall project plans.
  • Other duties as assigned.

SUCCESS FACTORS AND JOB COMPETENCIES

  • Results-oriented and has ability to link decisions to academic and administrative goals.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with and collaborate with diverse populations across the institution’s faculty, administrators and students.
  • Advanced level of computer hardware and software technical capacity.
  • Hands-on, inspirational leader.
  • Exceptional ability to hold and maintain professional confidence with student data and understanding of FERPA as it relates to electronic data and multimedia.
  • Radical hospitality orientation, servant leadership, and collaboration mindset.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional levels.
  • Highest possible integrity and professionalism, with the capability of developing and maintaining credibility throughout the organization and externally.
  • Enthusiasm for the strategy, culture, institutional mission, curricular objectives, and people of Garrett-Evangelical.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently

APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply for this position, please send your resume to Mrs. Erin Moore, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources and Employee Engagement, at careers@garrett.edu.

In order to ensure equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Garrett-Evangelical are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Garrett-Evangelical does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military discharge or veteran status, source of income, housing status, or any other class protected by law.

In keeping with our commitment to have a diverse and inclusive environment at Garrett-Evangelical and The United Methodist Church’s charge that its institutions embrace affirmative action, we are dedicated to affirmative action planning in areas of retention and recruitment. For each employment and promotion opportunity, the Seminary seeks women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities to try to maintain a community that is based on equal opportunity and reflects the diversity of American society.

This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignments, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

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