Website Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
A multi-denominational evangelical Protestant seminary
Title: Faculty position in Old Testament
Reports to: Academic Dean of the Hamilton Campus
Location: South Hamilton, MA
Status: Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Gordon-Conwell is a multi-denominational evangelical Protestant seminary, unique with its broad array of over 1,400 students and 25 faculty from 50 countries and 75 denominations. Our four campuses presently include a residential and commuter campus in Hamilton, MA; an urban campus offering classes in multiple languages in Boston, MA; networked digital educational models housed in Charlotte, NC, and Jacksonville, FL, in addition to online and cohort models involving students from around the world.
Our mission is to prepare men and women for ministry at home and abroad. Rooted in the gospel and God’s Word, the seminary seeks to develop Christian ministers and leaders who are thoughtful, kind, spiritually mature, globally aware, faithful and fearless in the proclamation of God’s Word, and ready for a broad array of ministries to serve and equip the Church of Christ. We are historically orthodox and evangelical, and we seek to address the issues of our times with both relevance to the culture and faithfulness to Christ and God’s truthful Word.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (www.gordonconwell.edu) announces an open-rank position in the area of Old Testament with the primary location at the Hamilton campus. The expected start date for the position is July of 2024. This position is a continuing-status track (tenure) appointment.
The ideal candidate holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament from an accredited institution and has significant teaching experience and publication record in the field of Old Testament. The candidate would be someone who desires to train men and women for leadership in a wide range of contexts, through academic teaching, mentoring, and discipleship relationships. The candidate will be able to integrate their area of expertise with the various ministry contexts for which our students are being prepared. The candidate will also exhibit a deep commitment to the church, demonstrated in active local church involvement, and genuine personal integrity. Above all, the candidate should exhibit a love of God and an embrace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The professor will carry full teaching responsibilities at the Hamilton Campus but will also be expected to teach digitally in our networked education model and at our other campuses, as needed. The professor will be expected to teach master’s level courses and ideally supervise and teach in our anticipated PhD program.
The total teaching load is six courses a year (three credits each). Additional responsibilities include research and publication, service on committees, participation in the life of the seminary through advising, mentoring/discipling, and attendance at all required meetings.
Life Together (Hamilton Campus)
The Hamilton Campus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary is invested in a “Life Together” ethos of education that prioritizes presence, intentionality, and relationships. Faculty and students are encouraged to engage in rhythms of prayer, worship, and fellowship, as well as intentional discipleship relationships. The ideal candidate will be committed to investing time in personal mentoring/discipleship of our students.
The person seeking this position should hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in the field of Old Testament. Scholarly participation in the field through academic societies and publication is expected. Experience with theological education is highly desired.
The applicant should be a person of Christian character and be at home in the thoughtful evangelical ethos of Gordon-Conwell. The person should be manifestly collegial in their relationships, demonstrating an ability to work well with colleagues who represent various ecclesial traditions and ethnic backgrounds. The candidate should be attentive to different cultures, being able to serve both our local New England context and our growing international and distance student body.
The candidate should be committed to academic excellence, to the spiritual nurturing of students, and to the life of the church. Men and women of various ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including people of color, international scholars, and individuals with bilingual abilities.
The applicant must demonstrate excellent pedagogical skills and willingness to teach in both in- person and digital modalities. Training in specific digital tools is provided. The precise teaching responsibilities will include required courses as well as electives based on the particular research and experiential strengths of the professor.
Faculty members must concur with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Mission Statement and Commentary, Community Life Statement and must indicate agreement annually with the school’s Statement of Faith.
Beginning Date: July 1, 2024
Application Deadline: Open until filled. The first set of applications will be reviewed starting November 8th, 2023.
Please apply through Gordon-Conwell’s Career Center available here: https://www.gordonconwell.edu/employment/
Please include these required documents in either Microsoft Word or PDF formats:
• A cover letter addressed to Dr. Mateus de Campos, Dean of the Hamilton campus. This letter should express your interest in the position, your specific area of expertise within the field of Old Testament, and underscore other elements that demonstrate your suitability for this role.
• A formal CV that includes the names of at least three references.
No hard copy materials, please. Opportunities to interview will be made available at the search committee’s initiative. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
To apply for this job please visit www.gordonconwell.edu.