United Lutheran Seminary — Faculty, Systematic Theology

United Lutheran Seminary (ULS) in Philadelphia and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, announces a search for a full-time, tenure/tenure-track faculty position in Systematic Theology.

The position begins July 1, 2022, and is open in rank. The initial appointment is for three years. Review for renewal for a second three-year term will occur in the fall of the second year. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence or strong potential in teaching and scholarship; and hold a PhD or ThD in Theology or a closely related field by the time of appointment. We welcome applications from all qualified applicants. The seminary is searching for a colleague who has academic and pedagogical expertise and experience from hermeneutical perspectives that have historically been marginalized in theological education. These perspectives may include one or more of the following locations: African American, Womanist, Liberation, Latinx, Indigenous, Disability, Postcolonial, and/or Queer.

ULS seeks to build a diverse, inclusive faculty that will offer outstanding theological education to an increasingly diverse student population. Applicants should be eager to advance our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding, and to articulate a theological account of the importance of those commitments. Crucial to the position is a commitment to the mission of ULS as a seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, which understands its Lutheran identity as entailing strong ecumenical and multicultural engagements. Applicants should be willing to teach and work with populations of diverse denominational backgrounds, while also working in ELCA ministry formation and engaging Lutheran theology in contemporary and ecumenical conversation.

The successful applicant should be prepared to: offer five courses per year in a variety of degree programs (MA degrees, MDiv, DMin, STM), including in face-to-face, online, intensive, and hybrid modalities; advise students in the variety of degree programs listed above; learn and utilize technology in classroom, online, and hybrid teaching; participate in administrative committee work; participate in the life of the seminary community; travel between the two physical campuses of Gettysburg and Philadelphia for some teaching and some administrative meetings; engage in research and publication; mentor students of diverse backgrounds; contribute to theological education with populations beyond matriculated students of the seminary; and participate in curricular and institutional assessment processes. Active involvement in the church, including the worship life of the seminary, is an essential criterion.

Unifying, Learning, Serving: United Lutheran Seminary is a welcoming and diverse learning community equipping people to proclaim the living Gospel for a changing church and world. ULS seeks to discern with candidates how creative partnership between new faculty and incumbent faculty may strengthen and expand ULS’s commitments to equity and diversity, dismantling racism, fostering gender equity and affirming the full inclusion of LGBTQIA2S+ persons in the ministry of the church.

Applicants will provide a cover letter, CV and names and contact information of three professional references. Application review will begin on January 15, 2022; applications received by this time will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. The search committee may request a teaching statement and a diversity statement as a follow up to the initial application.

Applications and inquiries may be addressed to Ms. Carla E. Pavlick at facultysearch@uls.edu, United Lutheran Seminary, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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