Christian Ed and Formation

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary announces a tenure-track position in the area of Christian Education and Formation. The person appointed to this position will focus their teaching on Christian education and formation within and beyond the congregational context. A particular research focus on the religious formation and Christian education of children, youth, and young adults is strongly desired. This faculty member will serve in the Department of the Church’s Ministry and will teach in all degree programs (MATS, MAMP, MAR, MAYM, MDiv, and DMin) as well as non-degree certificate programs. This faculty member plays a central role in the Master of Arts in Youth Ministry program, which offers courses on both the Austin campus and at the Nashville extension. The successful candidate will engage with diverse pedagogies of religious education originating in the Global South and the United States, including trends in digital and virtual pedagogy.

Successful candidates will demonstrate skills in teaching and have strong commitments to scholarship and research. The PhD or its equivalent (completed or nearly completed) in the field of Christian Education, Religion and Education, Practical Theology, Christian Formation, or a related theological discipline is required. Rank is open, and the person appointed may be considered for appointment to the C. Ellis and Nancy Nelson Chair in Christian Education. Women and candidates from historically-marginalized racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and hosts students, faculty, and staff from a variety of Christian traditions. Austin Seminary is an equal opportunity employer. Send letter of application, contact information for three references, and a current curriculum vitae to: Margaret Aymer, Academic Dean, 100 E. 27th St., Austin, Texas, 78705; dean [at] austinseminary [dot] edu. Review of applications will begin in January 2023 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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