Virginia Theological Seminary — Professor of Ethics and Director of the St. Nicholas Center for Faith and Justice

Virginia Theological Seminary, a seminary of The Episcopal Church, invites applications for a full-time tenure or tenure-track faculty position in Ethics, with responsibility as the Director of the St. Nicholas Center for Faith and Justice. The person appointed would begin work in the summer of 2022.

The Professor of Ethics will teach 7.5-9 credits annually in the Masters and Doctoral degree programs. This includes teaching courses in ethics and theology for Masters- and Doctoral-level students, as well as co-teaching Contemporary Witness of the Church, a required course in the M.Div. program that is jointly taught with colleagues in theology and history. All faculty at VTS also teach in the Continuing Education program and are expected to engage in a robust publishing program.

In addition, the Professor of Ethics will also direct the St. Nicholas Center for Faith and Justice, and, in this capacity, raise awareness of a wide range of issues relating to social justice and combatting racism in the church and the world.

As a member of the faculty, the successful applicant will also participate in the residential educational program at VTS, including daily worship and student advising.

Qualifications include:

  • A commitment to Christ and God’s mission in the world, and to theological education and formation.
  • A Doctoral degree in ethics, conferred before June 30, 2022, with expertise in a focused field within the discipline.
  • Experience teaching and mentoring underrepresented students within the discipline.
  • Research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education and the church.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Anglican/Episcopal thinkers and sources.
  • Openness to teaching in online and face-to-face contexts.

Women, couples, and persons from underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities are encouraged to apply. All full-time faculty members must live in faculty housing on campus. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three references to by December 1, 2021.