Professor of World Christianity, Nazarene Seminary

Nazarene Theological Seminary is seeking applicants for a full-time, open-rank, professor of World Christianity. Position is open until filled with a start date as early as August 2020.

Candidates must hold (or be near completion of) a terminal degree, preferably a Ph.D. or Th.D., and have a record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and ecclesial practice. Ideal candidates will have a corresponding specialization in the History of Christianity or Theology from which to engage one or more aspects of World Christianity (global theologies, history of Christian movements, etc.). Familiarity with or expertise in global developments of Methodism, Holiness movements, and/or evangelicalism will be advantageous.

Responsibilities will include teaching graduate introductory and specialized courses, advising Doctor of Ministry students, and participation in the spiritual formation of students. NTS faculty teach in online/hybrid and traditional formats and have standard teaching loads of 6 courses per year. Candidates should demonstrate familiarity with changing ministerial contexts and innovative approaches to teaching and Christian practice.

Nazarene Theological Seminary is a graduate school of theology in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition that prepares women and men—academically, professionally, and spiritually—for ministry in various contexts. As part of its mission, NTS seeks to be a theological resource to the Church of the Nazarene (a global denomination with approx. 75% of its membership outside North America) and the broader Christian Church. NTS offers four master’s degrees, a Doctor of Ministry degree, and various courses and events through its Center for Pastoral Leadership. Candidates must share a Wesleyan perspective and affirm the theological identity and mission of NTS. To learn more about NTS visit www.nts.edu

Application Process:

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. NTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Application materials should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae with a list of at least three references
  • 500-word statement that describes the candidate’s pedagogical approach and scholarly agenda

Please submit all materials electronically to: HR [at] nts [dot] eduHR [at] nts [dot] edu. Please include “Faculty position – YOUR NAME” as the subject line. Questions regarding the position should be directed to both Dr. David Wesley, Chair of the Search Committee, and Dr. Josh Sweeden, Dean of the Faculty.

Dr. David Wesley, Professor of Intercultural Studies: dwwesley [at] nts [dot] edudwwesley [at] nts [dot] edu

Dr. Josh Sweeden, Dean of the Faculty and Associate Professor of Church and Society: jsweeden [at] nts [dot] edujsweeden [at] nts [dot] edu

Nazarene Theological Seminary

1700 E. Meyer Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 54131


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