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Faculty Position: Christian Ethics

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is seeking to fill a new position in Ethics, beginning July 1, 2021 (start date negotiable). The position is open rank with a three-year term contract. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence or strong potential in teaching and scholarship, providing instruction for master and doctoral students across the curriculum in both the classroom and online. An essential responsibility of this position is to teach a required introductory course in ethics for Master’s degrees, and also to develop course offerings that align with and strengthen the overall goals of the curriculum and the seminary’s mission. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in ethics with expertise in social ethics and with research specialization in Latinx Studies.  We expect the candidate to embrace a strong interdisciplinary approach to ethics in teaching and research and to demonstrate an ability and eagerness to supervise students writing theses and dissertations.

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 that include current repertoire of courses; a syllabus of a sample introductory-level course in ethics; and names and contact information of three potential references. The review of applications will begin December 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Application materials and other inquiries may be sent electronically to the Office of Academic Affairs, c/o Ms. Carrie Moore, Materials may also be mailed to: Office of Academic Affairs, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, 2121 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. Because the seminary is currently in remote operations, if application is sent by mail, please notify the Academic Affairs office by phone at 847.866.3903 so that it may be picked up.

About the Seminary

Founded in 1853, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary ( 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.

Our Mission: Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is a graduate theological school that prepares skilled, bold and articulate leaders who share the transforming love of Jesus Christ. Related to the United Methodist Church, with an ecumenical and international reach, we prepare leaders who are equipped to live and proclaim the Gospel and to teach in diverse congregations and educational settings. Our teaching and learning settings will be places of hospitality where we pursue respect and reconciliation in all encounters.

Our Vision: Garrett-Evangelical is a servant seminary dedicated to preparing spiritually grounded and prophetic leaders for the church, the world, and the academy who are well equipped to: Proclaim the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a religiously pluralistic world; Guide others in a life of deep spiritual formation and commitment; Serve with culturally sensitive competence; Collaborate as public theologians for the wellbeing of all persons and creation; Lead transformative change for the sake of community and the global world.

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