Tenure-Eligible Faculty Position in Congregational and Community Care Leadership
Company: Luther Seminary
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 25, 2022
The Holy Spirit calls Luther Seminary to lead faithful
innovation for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a rapidly
changing world through witness, education, accompaniment, and
discovery. Living into this vision, Luther Seminary is seeking a
theologically reflective and imaginative person for a
tenure-eligible position in Congregational and Community Care
Leadership, to begin July 2023. Luther is a residential school with
a distributed learning program, and this position will be located
in the Twin Cities of St. Paul, MN. Faculty must live within a
100-mile radius of our campus.
Candidates should have ministry experience and be committed to
communal contextual and intercultural paradigms of pastoral care.
Candidates should demonstrate the capacity to relate theology with
psychology and other social sciences in caring for persons,
congregations, and communities. The ability and willingness to give
theological leadership in a Lutheran seminary committed to the
missional character of the Christian faith is essential.
Responsibilities include teaching foundational and elective courses
in Congregational and Community Care Leadership in a variety of
academic programs: MDiv, MA, ThM, and PhD. These courses will be
taught in various residential, online, and hybrid modalities. The
ability to engage in effective web-based and web-enhanced teaching
and learning is required. Experience with shaping an inclusive
classroom, teaching a diverse student body, and understanding the
educational needs of marginalized students is essential.The
capacity to accompany students from diverse domestic and
international contexts in their vocational formation in an
innovative educational culture is expected. The person selected
will serve in the faculty's Leadership Division.
Additional responsibilities include pursuing a lively research and
writing agenda, advising students representing a variety of
Christian denominations in vocational preparation for professional
ministry, contributing to the work of shared governance that
belongs to the faculty and taking part in the collegial life of the
Opportunities exist for contributing to the seminary's expanding
lifelong learning programs and the popular online resources such as
Working Preacher, Enter the Bible, and Faith+Lead.
Luther Seminary provides medical and pension benefits, skilled
support for course/learning design, funds for scholarly
conferences, a sabbatical policy, and the opportunity for collegial
mentoring and/or an external mentor.
Luther Seminary is a Christ-focused Seminary that educates leaders
for Christian communities called and sent by the Holy Spirit to
witness to salvation through Jesus Christ and to serve in God's
world." That mission statement governs all the seminary's
educational programs. The seminary endeavors to be a diverse
community committed to engaging deeply in meaningful relationships
across differences through honest, courageous, and respectful
dialogue. The seminary recognizes a calling to welcome all people
as Christ among us.
Luther Seminary is one of the seven seminaries of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church in America, with over twenty-five faculty members
and approximately 500 students. The seminary offers five-degree
programs: MDiv, MA, MTh, DMin, and PhD. Current students represent
thirty-five different denominations, with nearly 30% of enrolled
students from Christian communities other than the ELCA. Students
at the seminary currently come from approximately twenty different
Luther Seminary was founded in 1869 and is in a metropolitan area
of 3.5 million people, in proximity to the University of Minnesota,
three other seminaries, and many private colleges and universities.
See the seminary's website at www.luthersem.edu for more
The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. (or be ABD) in
pastoral care, congregational ministry, practical theology, or
related fields, and a clear commitment to excellence in teaching
and scholarship. The faculty of Luther Seminary embraces a generous
Lutheran confessional witness with an ecumenical openness. All
faculty place a priority on understanding how their work intersects
with Lutheran traditions.
Rank and salary depend on qualifications and experience. Women,
members of under- represented communities, and/or those fluent in
Latin American, African, or Asian languages and cultures are
strongly encouraged to apply.
Disclaimer: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be
able to perform the primary job responsibilities with or without
reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to
describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to
this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive
list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of
individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment
agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract.
Luther Seminary has the exclusive right to alter this description
at any time without notice.
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