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Open Faculty Positions

Faculty Position in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in Pastoral Care and Counseling to begin on July 1, 2022.

Selected candidates will have academic and professional expertise in the area of pastoral care and counseling and chaplaincy, particularly from a womanist pastoral theological perspective. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant experience working with diverse individuals and communities, as well as a commitment to theological education, theological scholarship, and the formation of pastoral leaders in a variety of settings.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the seminary’s masters and doctoral degree programs in residential, hybrid and online formats, and be willing to relocate to the Evanston/Chicago, IL area. They will also be prepared to guide theses, qualifying exams and dissertations, advise and mentor students preparing for a variety of ministry, clinical, and educational settings, contribute to the field of pastoral theology through ongoing learning and research, and provide advocacy and leadership in the area of pastoral care and counseling and chaplaincy to the seminary, local churches, public squares, and wider global community.

The ideal qualifications for this position are:

  • A Ph.D. or Th.D. in pastoral theology, practical theology, religion and psychology, or psychology with master’s degree in a theological discipline, preferably the M.Div or equivalent.
  • Professional training and experience as a mental-health clinician or pastoral counselor. Relevant licensures (e.g., LPC, LCPC, LMFT, LCSW) are highly desirable.
  • At least five years of full-time graduate-level teaching experience.
  • A record of scholarly engagements and publications along with a trajectory of scholarly research and writing.
  • Active participation in academic and professional associations.
  • Excellent collegial skills to form working relationships in an interdisciplinary context with faculty, staff, clergy and laity while taking ownership of the seminary's articulation of its vision, mission, and identity.

Send application letter, vita, and names of three references as .docx or .pdf files to faculty.search@garrett.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The seminary is an affirmative action opportunity employer. Women, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities and other underrepresented minority groups as well as persons from Methodist/Wesleyan traditions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Garrett-Evangelical, founded in 1853, 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.

Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary seeks applicants for the Jerre L. and Mary Joy Stead Professor of Christian Social Ethics and Director of the Stead Center for Ethics and Values. This is a tenured position beginning July 1, 2022.

We seek a faculty colleague who has a consistent record of research and publication in the field of social ethics or moral theology and has demonstrated experience in cultivating collaborative spaces of inquiry. As a senior faculty member, the successful candidate will teach masters and doctoral students across the curriculum, advise doctoral students and supervise master’s theses, and make constructive contributions to the institutional and community life of the Seminary. The successful candidate will be willing to relocate to the Evanston/Chicago, IL area.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or Th.D. in Christian Social Ethics or Moral Theology. The specialization is open but should intersect with the Stead Center’s central mission to “draw together seminary resources, graduate professional schools, area pastors, and laity to address the compelling ethical issues facing contemporary society; e.g., technological interventions at the beginning and ending of life; war and religion; the plight of children in the cities; the environment; and human experimentation. It seeks to bring a theological perspective to these issues of ecumenical and international scope.” For more information about the Stead Center visit https://www.steadcenter.com.

As the Director of the Stead Center, this faculty person will coordinate events, lectures, and initiatives that foster strategic partnerships within the Garrett community and local, national, and international contexts. We hope for a colleague who will support Garrett’s mission “to bring values and faith commitments to bear in the public square for the common good and for the purpose of making a transformative impact in the church, the academy, and the world.”

Application Process: Garrett-Evangelical is an Affirmative 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 immediately and will continue until December 15, 2021.

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.


 

External Job Board

Garrett-Evangelical's Job Board is a collection of external job full-time and part-time job opportunities around Chicago and beyond, in various denominations, for ordained and non-ordained persons.To submit a position opening, please send a job description to news@garrett.edu. Job postings will remain on our website for 60 days unless otherwise noted. Please note, Garrett-Evangelical reserves the right to choose which jobs are posted on the job board. Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary does not screen or recommend candidates for posted positions, makes no representations regarding the employers or positions listed herein, and takes no responsibility for persons hired into positions advertised on this job board.