Director of Ministry Studies, Andover Newton

The Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor who serves Andover Newton as Director of Ministry Studies provides faculty-level educational leadership for ministry studies across Andover Newton’s programs, including vision, planning, and implementation. Andover Newton Theological School currently seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member for this position to start in the summer of 2015. Andover Newton invites applications from scholar-practitioners in a wide range of ministry studies-related fields. Compensation will be aligned with Andover Newton’s faculty salary ranges. Responsibilities (and therefore distribution of time for the faculty member selected) strongly emphasize educational leadership, program design and implementation, educational event planning, and ministry partnerships in the community.

The Director of Ministry Studies leads academic programs related to ministerial education across the life-span and at different levels of professional commitment. The Director collaborates with the Dean of the Faculty and is supported with approximately 30 hours per week of administrative and collegial assistance from academic staff members. Duties include the following, plus regular faculty leadership responsibilities related to advising and service to the School.

Direct Field Education Program, including

  • Advising students on placement
  • Identifying and equipping appropriate learning sites
  • Training and supporting supervisors
  • Coordinating the Professor-Practitioner Program
  • Envisioning future paths for the Program in consultation with the faculty and Dean
  • Teach two courses each academic year in academic discipline, according to the needs of the curriculum
  • Plan and implement educational programs for clergy and laity, including but not limited to
  • Directing the DMin Program in collaboration with the faculty-led DMin Committee

More details are available at the website.

Qualifications sought: Educational leadership potential and/or experience; Ph.D., Ed.D., or D.Min.; deep knowledge of the work of ministry, including recent experience in a ministry setting; and entrepreneurial and/or creative gifts.

Applicants should please send cover letters, CVs, a relevant writing sample, and lists of four professional references to:

Director of Ministry Studies Search Committee
Prof. Gregory Mobley, Prof. Robert Pazmiño, Co-Chairs
Care of Mr. David Ames, Administrative Assistant to the Deans
Andover Newton Theological School
210 Herrick Road
Newton Center, MA 02459
dames [at] ants [dot] edu (electronic submission preferred)

Review of applications will begin November 14, 2014 and continue until a candidate has been selected.

Andover Newton is a graduate seminary serving approximately 300 full- and part-time students with 70 full and part-time faculty and staff. Traditionally covenanted with the United Church of Christ and the American Baptist Churches, the School’s student population has nearly 35 denominations represented with a large Unitarian Universalist cohort. The school is situated on a beautiful 27-acre campus in Newton Centre, MA, a residential suburb just outside Boston, MA. A short walk from public transportation, the campus is adjacent to Hebrew College and Rabbinical School with which it shares many programs and operations. Andover Newton is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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